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.
  • Sitebulb – Versatile website crawler with beautiful and comprehensive reports.

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 – One of the best and most low-cost options for businesses to get their location data synced out to all four major data aggregators. This is best for do-it-yourselfers and the technically inclined.
  • 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

Text, Content, and Technical Tools

  • – Find out technology, content management system, tracking codes, and other details about websites.
  • Clearscope – An amazing content and topic research tool.
  • Grammarly – Grammarly keeps improving, helping you check your grammar, rewrite complex sentences, etc.
  • HTTP Status Code Checker – Are your redirects set up properly? Use this tool to check.
  • – An online text editor, character counter, and more.
  •* – Generates an accurate XML sitemap daily so you can keep Google and Bing up-to-date about your website. Also, reports on broken links and  XML sitemap history.

Website Hosting

* Some links above are affiliate links, meaning I receive a small payment if you click the link and sign up for the service(s).