SEO is a huge part of business nowadays. The great thing about it is that it is not rocket science. The best thing about it people still do not understand it. When it comes to SEO people are spending thousands every month trying to rank for top keywords. Well here are three free tool we love to use to check out competitors and also our rankings!
Keyword Research tool
This is a no brainer. If you are going to optimize your business around certain keywords then you have to see if there is any search volume. A great and easy way to do this is by the google keyword research tool. Type in your keyword and you will see how many monthly searches and how competitive this keyword is.
Keywords in  mean Exact – Play around with it is free and easy to understand!
It also gives you “keyword ideas” which is awesome. This can help guide you on what keywords your want your website to be optimized for!
SEO for Firefox
Absolutely love this tool. My favorite feature is the SEO Xray. It will show you how many external and internal links you have to the specific page.
Go to your competitors website and x-ray their website. Best part. Click on the links tab and then you will see where all the external links are coming from. Now you can reach out to those blogs or companies as well!
Ever wonder how you are ranking for your keywords? Do you go into google and search for yourself? Well that wastes time. SE Scout is free for the first 10 keywords. This is great if you are trying to keep track of one or two websites with specific keywords. If you want to track more keywords then you will have to pay a monthly fee.
This is awesome because you get to see your graph and how your rankings have been improving or dropping over time!
There are just the common SEO tools that we use when analyzing websites. They are free and easy to use. SEO is not rocket science so you do not need to speed money on expensive tools. Use the free ones and just execute your plan steady and precisely.