So you just finish creating your dream website with lots of contents and the next thing is to start promoting your website so as to drive traffic, this is good but when you seat down to count the cost of having to promote your website most especially when you’re running on a tight budget it sure would be frustrating. But what if I tell you that there is way you can drive massive amount of traffic to your website without having to spend any money “Sounds good to be true right”.
I am referring to SEO. SEO which means Search Engine Optimization helps to enhance your ranking in the organic search result; SEO ensures that your website shows consistently on a search engine page when someone types in the keyword related to your website. Example, if you are into the furniture niche and you write an article on how to create a chair, when someone types that keyword “how to create a chair”, SEO ensures that your website ranks top on the search engine.
No matter the type of website you create and the niche you into, SEO is very vital as it can drive thousands of visitors to your website without you having to pay a dime. SEO sometimes might be tricky to understand as there are things that you need to put in place to get it right and in this article we will look at these things.
You don’t have to start looking for SEO experts to help you rank on search engines but with the use of some free SEO tools you can do this yourself and drive traffic to your websites. Though these tools are free but most might not give you the result you are looking for so I will be highlighting the few best SEO tools you can use that will provide tremendous result for you.
So let’s dive into it.
The first on my list is detailed, no matter the niche you are into there are other people in that same niche and they are called your competitors. This SEO tool gives you a specific rundown of the most popular websites related to your niche. This way you will be able to see the keywords they use to rank on Google and other search engines.
This should be the first plugin to install if you are using a WordPress website as it help to detect if your contents are SEO friendly or not. With this tool, your contents can be well optimized as you can in-put a specific keyword you want to rank for, a snippet generator, Meta description etc. to help your contents rank on search engines.
You sure want to know how many visitors you get on your website or blog and Google Analytics provides you with the statistics you need. These SEO tools helps you monitor the amount of traffic you get on your website on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. I love this tool as it not only shows the amount of people that visit your website but also where that traffic is coming from, the amount of time spent on your websites and other cool features.
Google Page Speed Tool
Have you ever trailed to open a page on a website and it’s taking too long to open what do you do? You get tire and move unto something else. Same goes for your website if it takes too long to open your visitors will leave so you need the Google PageSpeed Tool. This tool helps you track the speed of your website on both Mobile and Desktop platforms and will proffer some solutions that you can use to improve the speed of your website.
Bulk Google Rank Checker
When it comes to organic traffic generation, the most traffic goes to websites that rank in Google search engines first page. This tool helps you check where you rank in Google search engine on any keyword and also allows you spy on the keyword your competitors are using which can help you modify and improve your own keyword.
Google Adword Keyword Planner
If you have a particular keyword in mind that you want to rank for, you need this tool to help check the amount of monthly searches that keyword gets to know if it is a competitive keyword or not. Cool thing about this tool is even though you keyword has a high competition; it offers you other phrases you can use with the main keyword to also rank in Google search engine.
Google Search Console
The Google search console is a most use if you want to benefit from SEO, this tool helps you monitor your website, whatever is slowing your website down and every other information about your website can be seen from this tool. It also shows you how your website is performing on Google. All you have to do is visit the Google search console page, sign in using your Gmail account, submit your website and follow the instructions.
If you are a freelancer and good at SEO and looking to land an SEO job then you should get these tool. This tool is a browser extension that lets you audit random websites from your browser, this way you would be able to pick out websites that you can help improves their SEO ranking. All you have to do is copy the information you have gathered and send it to whoever owns the website and explain to them how you can help them out.
Check My Links
No one is perfect so you can never be sure if all your contents are intact but with the Check My Links tool you can browse through your contents, search for broken links and fix them.