SEO, Content Tools & Web Hosting

Below is a list of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content, and technical tools I use.

Rank Tracking, Backlinks, Site Crawls, Audits, and Competitive Analysis

  • Screaming Frog SEO Spider – A tool with hundreds of uses. Find missing or duplicate titles, meta descriptions, create XML sitemaps, etc.
  • SEMrush* – Comprehensive rank tracking, SEO site audit, link research, and more.

Local SEO, Citation Building

  • Brightlocal Local Rank Tracker* – Provides a good dashboard of your local search rankings and screenshots of the SERPs. 1-month free trial.
  • Moz Local is one of the best and most low-cost options for businesses to sync their location data to all four major data aggregators.
  • Whitespark Citation Building* – Great for building extra citations for specific niches or locations.
  • Whitespark Citation Audit & Cleanup* – This comprehensive service is perfect if you have changed your business name, address, or phone number or haven’t consistently listed your business online.

Site Speed Tools

Content Tools

  • Clearscope – An amazing content and topic research tool.
  • Grammarly – Grammarly keeps improving, helping you check your grammar, rewrite complex sentences, etc.
  • – An online text editor, character counter, and more.

Technical Tools

  • – Find out technology, content management system, tracking codes, and other details about websites.
  • HTTP Status Code Checker – Are your redirects set up properly? Use this tool to check.
  • URL Monitor*- This is an excellent tool for monitoring indexation and regularly submitting pages from your XML sitemap that aren’t indexed.
  •* – Generates an accurate XML sitemap at your preferred cadence, so you can keep Google and Bing up-to-date about your website—also, reports on broken links and  XML sitemap history.

WordPress Website Hosting

* Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small payment if you click the link and sign up for the service(s). I only endorse software, tools, and products that I firmly believe in and use myself.