Google, Internet Marketing, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO

SEO Competitive Research Tools [2017]

Best SEO Competitive Research Tools and Websites

Best SEO Websites

Top SEO Competitive Research Sites

Most of these tools are paid services and well worth it. However…

Many of these great programs come with money back guarantees and/or free or slightly disabled free tools for 14-30 days so you can experience what each service has to offer before you make the investment. If I’ve missed a tool feel free to shoot me an email. This list is by no means definitive and I focused mainly on SEO competitor and Google keyword ranking tools. BTW, my personal favorite is SEMRush. Check that one out!!

  • Ahrefs – Trial Period – Backlink research, organic traffic research, keyword research, content marketing & other tools. About $80/month paid annually
  • Alexa – 7 Day Trial Period – Comes with a limited free newbie account.
  • Compete – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund before then.
  • iSpionage – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund before then.
  • MOZ – Excellent keyword ranking, crawling, keyword and DA tools. Some free tools, Free 30-day trial. Worth checking out but kind of expensive.
  • Ontolo – Free account with 25 Instant Prospector Reports & Weekly Competitor Reports.
  • Rival IQ – 14 Day Trial Period.  No credit card required.  Competitor research.
  • SEMRush – Excellent service with great tools and always find something useful for my clients. Some Free Tools – Comes with a 7-day money back guarantee.  Recently gave away 30-day trials.
  • SERPS – Free 30 day trial, no credit card required. Track your keyword rankings. Cool free but limited keyword tool.
  • SERPStat – Backlinks, keyword tracking, and research, competitor analysis and site audit. Free trial. Starts at a reasonable $19/month.
  • SimilarWeb – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund.
  • SpyFu – Some free tools. Has great competitive PPC and SEO tools. 30 Days to try the service may cancel for a refund before then.
  • WooRank – 14 Day Free Trial with a credit card.
  • SEOProfiler – Excellent Keyword/Competitor Rank Tracking with a free trial.
  • AccuRanker – Excellent Keyword/Competitor Rank Tracking with a free trial.
  • Cognitive SEO – Backlink Analysis, Content Audit, and Rank Tracking. Free trial for 14 days then $99/month.
  • RankSonic – Very impressive rank tracking, audit, competitor, and other tools. 14-day free trial.
  • Paradox SEO – Excellent site audit tool. Free trial.

There are many others, this is just scraping the surface of what is available. If I’ve missed your favorite, email me and I will add a review.

If I’ve missed your favorite, email me and I will add it.

Facebook, Google, Internet Marketing, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Social Media Marketing, WordPress

16 SEO Techniques Used For SEO & AdWords Clients In Connecticut

 SEO Techniques I Use For My Clients In 2017

List of the types of SEO I perform for my clients.

  • Submit to Top Local Citation/Review DirectoriesGoogle My Business, Bing, LinkedIn, Yelp!, Foursquare, Merchant Circle, Manta and others
  • YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and other social network postings including post scheduling using Hootsuite and Buffer
  • Google Adwords – Create, manage and optimize keywords, ads, and campaigns (Google AdWords Certified)
  • SEO Tools that I use to conduct SEO & competitor research
  • Local SEO
  • Mobile SEO
  • Increase Site Speed
  • Optimize Technical On-Site SEO Especially WordPress SEO
  • Long tail local-focused targeted keyword research
  • Track ranking of keywords
  • Create Image Alt-Text, Titles, Meta Titles, Meta Descriptions & Header Tags 
  • Google Analytics website traffic reports and analysis
  • Google Webmaster Console
  • Create on-site content
  • Facebook Pages – Create Facebook Pages
  • Manage Facebook Ads
Google, Search Engine Optimization, SEO

SEO White Papers & PDFs

Search Engine Optimization White Papers & PDFs

I enjoy Search Engine Optimization White Papers PDFs. They, along with SEO Infographics have become my go-to standard for finding out the latest trends and changes in the SEO realm.   While I still check many of the SEO blog sites, these PDF’s have become the most detailed way for me to dig deeper into my trade. Studies on SEO and professional opinions on all things Internet-related whether the topic is about Social, Local, Mobile, Schema, Competitive Research or PPC these PDFs are in depth and a lot of man hours goes into creating them.

I realize some PDF’s can be a bit sales-oriented, but aside from that, they are usually very attractive with very legible fonts full of graphs, polls, theories, tips, tricks and more that makes the learning experience deeper.

Below are some of my current favorites.

PDFs

Company Pages Playbook

Bidding-and-Optimization

Facebook Ad Playbook

SocialMediaMarketingIndustryReport

WPmachine-25-ways-to-increase-website-traffic-guide

RSGuide 7 Tools To Become More Productive On Social Media

A-Z of Passing the Google Adwords Exam

Social Media Strategy

PPC 101

SEO Tools

State Of Socia lMedia

Customer Analytics