So, you wnt to rank number one on Google. How do you think you go about it? Most people say you need to build links and you need to do on page SU. But where do you start? In this post I’m going to share with you seven free tools that will help you rank number one on Google.
My first tip for you is Quick Sprout analyzer. Quick Sprout is a free SEO tool. All you do is enter your URL, it’s a gameified SEO application, and it’ll tell you and break down all of the things that are wrong, and it’ll either walk you through how to fix some step by step. For example, if you’re not putting in the right keywords in your title tag or your description or in your alt image tags, Quick Sprout will tell you.
And you just click a button and it even shows you, which keywords to add where. And the cool part about Quick Sprout is if you’re not technical, and you wanna publish these changes, you don’t need to know coding, Quick Sprout can publish them all for you.
The second SEO tool I have for you if you’re using Word Press, is a Yoast SEO plug-in, it’s one of my favorite tools. It has a free version and a paid version. I personally use the paid version, but you can pick either one. They’re both amazing, now with the Yoast SEO plug-in, every time you publish a blog post, it’ll give you a score and tell you here’s how to do your title tag, your metadescription, and you can pick different keywords and show search engines something different than what you show users. And the cool part about the Yoast SEO plugin is you can optimize each and every single one of your blog posts to get the maximum amount of traffic.
And every time you release a new blog post, it even updates your sitemap for you automatically.
Ok, next is my third free SEO tool, Google Search Console. Now with Google Search Console what it ends up doing is, every time you publish a new blog post or a page, you have an XML site map. The XML site map is probably going to be created by the Yoast Plugin, that’s what I use, and that’s what most experts use. You then submit it to Search Console. In addition to that Search Console shows you how many impressions you’re getting, how many clicks you’re getting, which pages are popular, and it even shows you which keywords are getting a lot of impressions for, but not a lot of clicks, you can then go and optimize your content by adding those keywords in, adjusting your title tag, your metadescription to include those keywords, and maximize your click through rate.
This will increase your rankings without you having to build even one single link.
The fourth free SEO tool I have for you is Google Trends. Let’s say there’s a car industry. And you have General Motors and BMW. They both have millions of dollars to spend on SEO. They both have millions of back links. How does Google know? Should you rank General Motors or BMW? Well one of the factors within Google is brand queries. And Google Trends shows you this. As you can see BMW is more popular than General Motors. So more people are typing in BMW and all the other SEO factors are very similar. What are they going to do? They’re going to rank the more popular car manufacturer ahead of the other.
The fifth free SEO tool I have for you is WebsiteResponsiveTest. Do you know more people are using Google from their mobile or tablet devices than they are from their desktop or laptops? That’s crazy, but just think about it. Phones these days aren’t like the old saved by the bell Zach Morris days where they had those big brick phones. Now a days, they’re small and they’re really powerful. Sometimes they’re more powerful than some old computers. So, you want to make sure your website is responsive and people on mobile devices can load your website extremely fast, and using this free tool, it’ll show you how other website and mobile visitors are seeing your website.
The sixth free SEO tool I have for you is Screaming Frog. Screaming Frog is a super technical SEO tool. You put in a URL and it shows you every little thing that’s wrong, from titles to headings to keywords to links. It analyzes every little thing from the super advanced technical framework. So make sure you check out Screaming Frog.
And last free SEO tool but not the least, Google PageSpeed Insights. Google PageSpeed Insights shows how fast your website loads. And if it loads slow, that’s okay. They break down a list that shows what you need to improve both for desktop devices and mobile devices, so that way your website can load extremely fast. Because here’s the thing, if someone is on your website, and it’s loading slow, because these days more people are using mobile phones, what do you think they’re going to do? They’re going to leave for sure. Yes, there are fast internet connections and LTE and 4G, but you know what? Some areas still have poor reception. So make sure your website loads extremely fast. Now check out those free SEO tools, they work really well. And, I think you’ll agree that they are the best free SEO tools to rank #1 in Google!