SEO and Social Media Tools That Are Proven to Work Well!

SEO and Social Media ToolsBelow are some of the SEO and Social Media Tools that I personally use. If you are a “Do-It-Yourselfer”, I recommend that you give these tools a try. Used correcty, these SEO tools can help you improve your website’s Search Engine Rankings, increase the number of visitors you get on your website, and possibly help increase the amount of income generated by your website. For full-service SEO, please visit our Las Vegas SEO and Social Media Services page.

SEO Tools

These SEO tools are excellent for analyzing your SEO efforts, as well as those of your competitor.

  • Screamingfrog – SEO Spider tool
  • Follow.net* – browser plugin that allows you to monitor your competitor’s online activity.
  • Ahrefs – Site Explorer and Backlink Checker. Allegedly more powerful than Majestic SEO.
  • SpyFu* – Comprehensive SEO tool, includes competitive analysis tools for analyzing competitor’s SEO and online advertising efforts. Automatic report generation for SEO and PPC campaigns. Allows you to “spy” on what your top competitors are doing, and gives suggestions on how to outrank them. One of the best SEO tools available – read my SpyFu review here.
  • Market Samurai*– Market Samurai is a market intelligence tool that handles all critical search engine marketing tasks. Includes functions such as keyword research, rank tracking, competitive analysis, domain research and monetization opportunities. The keyword research function is excellent for finding the commercial value of keywords. Sign-up for a 12-day Free Trial, which includes full functionality (Credit Card not required).

Social Media Tools

Listed below are some of the popular social media tools that can help give your social media campaigns a boost! Some of the social media tools listed below can also be used to assist in your SEO efforts.
  • Buzzsumo – Discover viral content and content share counts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+
  • NinjaOutreach* – Prospecting and Outreach tool. Finds leads and bloggers for your target keywords in every niche. Obtains comprehensive info on blog author such as social media profiles, competition, traffic estimates, average shares per post, number of inbound links, Klout score. Integrates with email to facilitate communication with blog authors. Can also assist you in your link-building efforts by locating potential back-linking opportunities.

Image Tools

  • Kraken.io – Online image optimization tool. Make your website load faster by shrinking the size of your images!
  • Compfight – Online image search engine you can use for locating images for your blogs, website, social media campaigns, etc.
  • Canva – Design and create banners online using stock images. Buy images for your website starting at $1.00!

Strategy and Planning Tools

  • Mindman Personal – Mind mapping tool used for visual planning and presentations. Very helpful for planning your SEO and Social Media strategies! This is an OLDER FREEWARE version of MindJet Mind Mapping software, but it is still very effective.

Non-SEO Tools and Resources

Recommended Web Hosting

  • Hostmonster*- low cost web hosting. Host unlimited domains on one host account. Plans starting at $3.95/month! Sign-up and get up to $250 in free PPC/advertising credits!
  • Bluehostsocial media tools*- WordPress hosting starting at $3.95/month.

*Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links posted above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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