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[List] 100 Best Free SEO Tools & Resources

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bytzu, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. bytzu

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    Free Tools




    Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool

    http://www.removeem.com/ratios.php
    Link Research, Technical SEO
    Worried about Google's Penguin algorithm hitting you for over-optimized anchor text? Simply type in your URL for a full report of which links might raise flags.




    Bing Webmaster Tools

    http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
    Tools Suite, Diagnostic
    Similar in function to Google Webmaster Tools, Bing offers a suite of interesting research tools and resources for webmasters.




    Bitly

    https://bitly.com/
    Social, Analytics
    Most people use Bitly for URL shortening, but the real power of this platform comes from its analytics.




    Boomerang

    http://www.boomeranggmail.com/
    Email, Productivity
    Boomerang lets you follow up on emails, even when you forget. Great for link building or any time you send a lot of emails.




    Buffer

    https://bufferapp.com/
    Social
    Optimize your online social media sharing. Buffer allows you to share with your audience at the optimal times for greater visibility.




    BuiltWith

    http://builtwith.com/
    Competitive Intelligence
    Use BuiltWith to discover what technology nearly any website was, well, built with. Great for competitive intelligence as well.




    Buzzstream Tools Suite

    http://tools.buzzstream.com/link-building
    Link Building, Tools Suite, Email
    Most people know Buzzstream as an outreach platform, but they also offer a number of free link-building tools. This company gets it.




    Caption Tube

    http://captiontube.appspot.com/
    Video
    Free and easy resource used to create captions for YouTube. Helps with usability and offers viewers a readable transcript.




    CircleCount

    http://www.circlecount.com/
    Social, Analytics
    Google+ analytics ramped up. Free resource to track your followers and analyze your shares. See how many followers you've gained over time.




    Content Strategy Generator Tool

    http://seogadget.com/content-strategy-generator-tool-v2-update/
    Content
    This tool from SEOgadget helps you plan your content strategy intelligently, using keyword research and estimating your audience size.




    Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML

    http://word2cleanhtml.com/
    Content, Productivity
    Despite the rise of Google Docs, Word still dominates much of the world. Copying and pasting has always been a hurdle, but this tool makes it easy.




    Copyscape

    http://www.copyscape.com/
    Content
    Copyscape serves both as a plagiarism checker and a duplicate-content checker. Great to use if your content has been distributed across the web.




    Domain Hunter Plus

    http://domainhunterplus.com/
    Link Building
    This magic extension for Chrome not only helps you find important broken links, but also tells you if the links point to an available domain.




    Easel.ly

    http://www.easel.ly/
    Infographics
    Free tools for creating and sharing inforgraphics. The templates allow anyone to create a professional-looking graphic.




    Email Format

    http://email-format.com/
    Email, Productivity
    Email Format helps you find the proper structure for thousands of companies and organizations across the web.




    FindPeopleonPlus

    http://www.findpeopleonplus.com/
    Social
    The ultimate Google+ directory that's great for research, outreach, and link building. Sort by keywords, profession, country, and more.




    Frobee Robots.txt Checker

    http://www.frobee.com/robots-txt-check
    Robots.txt, Technical SEO
    Many robots.txt files contain hidden errors not easily visible to humans. Run your file through this tool and you never know what you'll discover.




    GetListed

    https://getlisted.org/
    Local, Moz
    This awesome local SEO tool scores your local SEO visibility and gives you actionable next steps to raise your score.




    Google Keyword Planner

    http://adwords.google.com/keywordplanner
    Keyword Research
    The tool to replace Google's popular keyword tool has been derided by some, but still offers data not available anywhere else.




    Google Analytics

    http://www.google.com/analytics/
    Analytics
    The most popular of all the analytics tools available, Google Analytics continually innovates and sets the standard.




    Google Analytics API

    https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1008004?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008
    API, Analytics
    The Google Analytics API is great for building custom reports and tools, and also for pulling data straight into Excel or Google Docs.




    Google Map Maker

    http://www.google.com/mapmaker
    Local
    Among other things, Google Map Maker allows you to contribute to public map information, which may be shared and incorporated into Google Maps.




    Google PageSpeed Insights

    https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights
    Speed
    Tools, data, and insights to improve your page speed. Page speed is correlated with better rankings and user engagement, so this matters.




    Google Public Data

    http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory
    Content
    Drawing on vast public databases, Google public data offers a great starting point for content research, infographics, and more.




    Google SERP Snippet Optimization Tool

    http://www.seomofo.com/snippet-optimizer.html
    Technical SEO, CRO
    That SEO Mofo! Use this tool to see how your snippet may appear in Google's search results. Add structured data, review stars, and more.




    Google Structured Data Testing Tool

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/richsnippets
    Structured Data, Technical SEO
    If you use Schema.org microformats or any other type of structured data, this tool will verify your markup.




    Google Trends

    http://www.google.com/trends/
    Keyword Research
    See what's trending in Google search results and view keyword search popularity over time. A must for trends.




    Google Webmaster

    http://www.google.com/webmasters/
    Tools Suite, Diagnostic
    The interface recently received an overhaul, and Google Webmaster remains a must-have resource of diagnostic and health tools for site owners.




    IFTTT

    https://ifttt.com/
    Productivity
    IFTTT stands for IF This, Then That. The tool allows you to create automatic triggers between various apps, like Gmail and Twitter.




    Infogr.am

    http://infogr.am/
    Infographics
    A great free Infographics resource that allows you to easily create graphics and data visualizations.




    Internet Marketing Ninjas SEO Tools

    http://www.internetmarketingninjas.com/tools/
    Tools Suite
    The Ninjas are some of the best SEOs and online marketers out there, and they've put some of their best tools online for free.




    Linkstant

    http://www.linkstant.com/
    Link Building
    This nifty analytics tool alerts you anytime someone links to your website. Great for outreach and intelligence gathering.




    Linksy.me Email Guesser

    http://linksy.me/find-email
    Email, Link Building
    Need to send an email, but you don't have the recipient's address? Type in what you know and this nifty tool will help you figure it out.




    MailTester.com

    http://mailtester.com/
    Email
    Need to send an email to an untested address, but you don't want to spam them? Check it first with this mail tester to verify.




    MozCast

    http://mozcast.com/
    SERP Tracking, Moz
    Want to know if Google is testing its algorithm this week? MozCast gives you a daily weather report to track changes in the SERPs.




    MyBlogGuest

    http://myblogguest.com/
    Link Building, Content
    Guest blogging is still alive and thriving. MyBlogGuest helps you find the good opportunities out there.




    Panguin Tool

    http://www.barracuda-digital.co.uk/panguin-tool/
    Analytics
    This awesome tool connects with your Google Analytics account to help you see if and when you've been hit by Google Algorithm updates.




    Pingdom

    http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/
    Speed
    Pingdom offers an entire suite of speed tools to help analyze page load, DNS issues, and connectivity.




    Piwik

    http://piwik.org/
    Analytics
    Piwik is a lightweight web analytics solution, and a great alternative to Google Analytics.




    Rank Checker for Firefox

    http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/rank-checker/
    Rank Tracking
    This light and easy desktop tool checks rankings with the click of a button. Quick, easy and free.




    Rapportive

    http://rapportive.com/
    Email, Link Building, Productivity
    Rapportive works with your Gmail inbox to give you near-instant rich contact information for almost everyone you want to reach. A must-have for marketers.




    Remove Duplicate Items

    http://ontolo.com/tools-remove-duplicates
    Productivity
    Ontolo offers a suite of link building software and a few helpful productivity tools for link builders. The remove duplicates tool solves a common problem.




    Robots.txt Checker

    http://tool.motoricerca.info/robots-checker.phtml
    Robots.txt, Technical SEO
    Use robots best practices and discover hidden errors in your robots.txt files that may cause search engine crawling problems.




    Schema Creator

    http://schema-creator.org/
    Structured Data, Technical SEO
    Everyone loves using Schema.org, but the microformats are difficult to write by hand. This generator from the folks at Raven simplifies the task.




    Scraper for Chrome

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/scraper/
    Productivity
    If you've never scraped a webpage, you're missing out. Scraper for Chrome puts the power of simple web scraping in your hands without the need for code.




    Seer Toolbox

    http://www.seerinteractive.com/seo-toolbox/
    Tools Suite, Analytics, Link Research
    SEER opened up its internal toolbox for everyone in the world to use. These are the same tools used in-house at SEER, and they rock.




    SEO Toolbar

    http://tools.seobook.com/seo-toolbar/
    Tools Suite, Toolbar, Technical SEO
    On of the most popular tools available, The SEO Toolbar puts a ton of information at your fingertips including backlinks and competitive research.




    SEO Tools for Excel

    http://nielsbosma.se/projects/seotools/
    Tools Suite, Analytics, Social
    You don't need to be an Excel ninja to use Niels Bosma's SEO Tools for Excel. This plugin does so many things many SEOs won't work without it.




    SEOgadget Links API

    http://seogadget.com/api/
    API, Link Research
    The SEOgadget Links API lets you easily gather not only backlink data but contact information as well. A huge time saver.




    SEOgadget Tools

    http://seogadget.com/tools/
    Tools Suite
    This suite of tools from the Gadget lab includes several Excel plugins, a content strategy generator, and more.




    SEOQuake

    http://www.seoquake.com/
    Toolbar, Tools Suite, Technical SEO
    More raw data than any other SEO toolbar out there.




    SharedCount

    http://www.sharedcount.com/
    Social, Analytics
    Want to know how any piece of content was shared socially across the major services? This is the tool to use.




    SharedCount API

    http://www.sharedcount.com/documentation.php
    API, Social
    Harnessing the combined statistics of Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and more, the SharedCount API puts a ton of social data at your fingertips.




    Similar Page Checker

    http://www.webconfs.com/similar-page-checker.php
    Content, Technical SEO
    Use this tool to check for duplicate content issues. The Similar Page Checker will give you a score of how closely the HTML of two pages resemble each other.




    Sitemap Generators

    http://code.google.com/p/sitemap-generators/wiki/SitemapGenerators
    Sitemaps
    Google offers a slew of free, top-notch sitemap generators. Most of these live on your server and generate new sitemaps automatically.




    Social Authority API

    https://followerwonk.com/social-authority
    API, Social
    How much reach and social authority do your followers have? How about the people you're trying to connect with? The free Social Authority API will tell you.




    Social Crawlytics

    https://socialcrawlytics.com/
    Social, Analytics
    Social Crawlytics allows you to conduct competitive research by showing you your competitors' most-shared content. Lots of other features as well.




    Social Mention

    http://www.socialmention.com/
    Social
    Social mention offers real-time social media search and analysis. Enter a search term and see who's sharing what, right now.




    Text Cleaner

    http://www.textcleanr.com/
    Content
    Some of the best tools solve the simplest problems. Text cleaner cleans up all kinds of text formatting when copying and pasting between aplications.




    Ubersuggest

    http://ubersuggest.org/
    Keyword Research
    Every SEO loves Ubersuggest for its ease of use and wealth of keyword research ideas. Utilizing the power of Google Suggest, it returns hundreds of potential results.




    URI Valet

    http://urivalet.com/
    Technical SEO
    A great tool for digging into server headers, canonical information, analyzing redirect problems and more.




    Virante SEO Tools

    http://www.virante.org/seo-tools
    Tools Suite
    Virant offers a number of high quality SEO tools to the public. These are often the same tools developed for the Virant team, opened up for public use.




    Wayback Machine

    http://archive.org/web/web.php
    Competitive Intelligence
    Want to see the history of your website or your competitor's site? The Wayback Machine allows you to step back in time and track important changes.




    WebPagetest

    http://www.webpagetest.org/
    Speed
    Quick and easy website speed tool. Offers suggestions for improving performance.




    Wordle

    http://www.wordle.net/
    Content
    Create beautiful word clouds. Great for visualizations, graphics, and research.




    Wordstream Free Keyword Tools

    http://www.wordstream.com/free-keyword-tools
    Keyword Research, Tools Suite
    In addition to its paid offerings, Wordstream offers a suite of free keyword tools offering access to thousands of keyword suggestions.




    Xenu's Link Sleuth

    http://home.snafu.de/tilman/xenulink.html
    Diagnostic, Technical SEO
    Winner of the ugliest-SEO-tool-on-the-planet award, Xenu is also one of the most useful. Crawl entire sites, find broken links, create sitemaps, and more.




    XML-Sitemaps.com

    http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/
    Sitemaps
    XML-Sitemaps offers probably the easiest sitemap creation solution anywhere. Great for smaller sites when you need a sitemap in minutes.




    Yahoo Pipes

    http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/
    Content, Productivity
    A great mashup tool that combines different feeds into content and other magical creations. Used for link building and whatever you can dream of.




    Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin

    http://yoast.com/wordpress/seo/
    Technical SEO
    If you could only choose one WordPress plugin for you site, the first would be from Yoast, and so would the second. This one sets the standard.




    YouTube Analytics

    https://www.youtube.com/analytics
    Video, Analytics
    Offers video-specific analytics for YouTube videos. A must-have for YouTube video publishers.



    Free and Paid




    Ahrefs

    https://ahrefs.com/
    Link Research, Link Building
    One of the more popular link research tools, Ahrefs offers a large index and nice anchor text distribution charts. Mostly a paid tool, but they offer some free data.




    Banana Tag

    http://bananatag.com/
    Email
    Banana Tag allows you to track your emails after you send them. For example, check your email open rates from Gmail.




    CloudFlare

    https://www.cloudflare.com/
    Speed
    How do they make CloudFlare free? It works both as a CDN and a security service to provide your website with speed and safety.




    Followerwonk

    https://followerwonk.com/
    Social, Analytics, Moz
    Perhaps the coolest thing about Followerwonk is the ability to track your followers. Smart SEOs also use it for outreach and research.




    Keyword Eye

    http://www.keywordeye.com/
    Keyword Research
    Keyword eye adds a twist to keyword research by adding rich visualizations ? essential when you want to move beyond keywords to valuable concepts.




    KnowEm

    http://knowem.com/
    Social
    KnowEm allows you to check 100's of social profiles at once to check availability. Looking for the perfect brand name? Check KnowEm first.




    Majestic SEO

    http://www.majesticseo.com/
    Link Research, Competitive Intelligence, Link Building
    You've probably seen Majestic SEO link charts all over the Internet. Great crawling technology combined with several free options make for great link research.




    Majestic SEO API

    http://blog.majesticseo.com/general/majestic-seo-api-now-explained/
    API, Link Research
    Majestic makes much of its backlink data available for free via its API.




    MozBar

    http://moz.com/tools/seo-toolbar
    Tools Suite, Toolbar, Moz
    The standard SEO toolbar for legions of marketers, the MozBar allows you to perform over 50 key tasks right from your browser. Highly recommended.




    Mozscape API

    http://moz.com/products/api
    API, Link Research, Moz
    Companies everywhere incorporate the Mozscape API into their own products, but it's also available to individuals, and much of the data is free.




    nTopic

    http://www.ntopic.org/
    Content
    nTopic is one of the few proven methods for giving your content a relevancy score and offering keyword suggestions to improve it.




    Open Site Explorer

    http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/
    Link Research, Moz, Competitive Intelligence, Link Building
    When Google and Yahoo started removing backlink data from the public, Moz built Open Site Explorer to fill a huge need. See backlinks, anchor text, popularity metrics and more.




    Piktochart

    http://piktochart.com/
    Infographics
    A cute and easy infographic generator. No experience required.




    RowFeeder

    https://rowfeeder.com/
    Social, Analytics
    RowFeeder allows you to track social usernames, hashtags and keywords and load that information into Excel for easy social media monitoring.




    Screaming Frog

    http://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/
    Diagnostic, Technical SEO
    A powerful website crawling tool with a ton of features and customizations. A must-have for most serious SEOs.




    Searchmetrics Visibility Charts

    http://suite.searchmetrics.com/en/research
    SERP Tracking, Competitive Intelligence
    Track the search visibility of any website, in addition to tracking winners and losers in Google's search results.




    SEMrush

    http://www.semrush.com/
    Tools Suite, Keyword Research, Competitive Intelligence
    The paid and organic keyword data offered by SEMrush is often scary good and comprehensive. Also great for researching competitors' ads.




    SERPmetrics

    http://serpmetrics.com/flux/
    SERP Tracking, Competitive Intelligence
    SERPmetrics flux charts track the flux for US search results across Yahoo, Bing and Google over a 30-day period. A paid API is also available.




    SimilarWeb

    http://www.similarweb.com/
    Competitive Intelligence
    Impressive competitive intelligence across a number of online industries. Competitor website stats are hard to come by, but Similar Web does a good job.




    StatCounter

    http://statcounter.com/
    Analytics
    Free, quick, and lightweight analytics solution. Often used by those who want to avoid using Google Analytics for privacy reasons.




    Trello

    https://trello.com/
    Productivity
    Project management and tracking made simple. Used and endorsed by Moz.




    Whitespark Local Citation Finder

    https://www.whitespark.ca/local-citation-finder/
    Local
    Finding local citations is key to local SEO. Whitespark offers a number of free and paid solutions to find the local citations to rise above the competition.




    Whois Lookup

    http://whois.domaintools.com/
    Competitive Intelligence
    Find registration, contact, and administrative information for any domain.




    Wistia

    http://wistia.com/
    Video
    The king of online video, Wistia offers SEO-friendly solutions for video hosting. Both free and low-cost options available.



    Free Trials




    Moz Analytics

    http://moz.com/products
    Tools Suite, Diagnostic, Moz, Rank Tracking, Social
    The flagship of the Moz software suite, Moz Analytics offers a dashboard of all your important marketing data in one place with actionable analytics for better marketing.




    Optimizely

    https://www.optimizely.com/
    A/B Testing, CRO
    Easy A/B testing and analytics to help you move toward success in your CRO efforts.




    Raven

    http://raventools.com/
    Tools Suite, Diagnostic, Content, Social
    Raven offers a classic suite of SEO, content, and research tools popular with many marketers.




    Visual Website Optimizer

    https://visualwebsiteoptimizer.com/
    A/B Testing, CRO
    Visual Website Optimizer allows you to run A/B tests with a simple online editor that lets you test content without knowing code.




    Wordtracker

    http://www.wordtracker.com/
    Keyword Research
    A powerful keyword research suite used by many top marketers, Wordtracker offers a generous free trial option.


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  2. BlackSEOBelt

    BlackSEOBelt Regular Member

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    I would also add:

    Author Rank
    author-rank.org
    A tool that let's you check a website's Google authorship and its authors' ranks

    Tineye
    http://tineye.com/
    A reverse image search engine

    SEO Powersuite
    http://www.link-assistant.com/
    An all-in-one SEO pack that includes a rank tracker, a backlink tool and an onpage tool
     
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  3. silvermember

    silvermember Regular Member

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    A W E S O M E
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    cheers m8
     
  4. bytzu

    bytzu Registered Member

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    thanks i will add it to the list
     
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    Technofreak83 Newbie

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    Wow... nice job
     
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    djadstar Junior Member

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    This list is from moz right?
     
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    webgrafix Junior Member

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    WOW!!! What an amazing list! I found many new tools from your suggestions. Thank you!
     
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    japra Newbie

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    found lots of new tools from your list! many thanks bytzu!
     
  9. StrixMedia

    StrixMedia Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great work....pick some useful tools for me....thanks a lot
     
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    totbweb Newbie

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    Great share right here. Thank you!
     
  11. acozme

    acozme Newbie

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    Thanks for this!