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.

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

16 SEO Techniques I Use For My SEO & PPC Clients In Connecticut

SEO Techniques I Use For My Clients In 2017

A condensed 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 (not SEO, but I am officially 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 Meta Tags, Titles, Meta Titles, Meta Descriptions, Header Tags to boost SEO
  • Google Analytics website traffic reports and analysis
  • Google Webmaster Console
  • Curate and create on-site content
  • Facebook Pages – Create Facebook Pages
  • Run Facebook Ads

 

Connecticut, Google, Google Adwords, Local SEO, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, WordPress

SEO & Google AdWords Certified Consultant In Connecticut

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SEO & Google AdWords Consultant In CT

860.659.7135 

SEO Services, Google AdWords Certified, WordPress SEO & Digital Marketing Connecticut


12 years of experience managing  Search Engine Optimization and Google AdWords Campaigns (AdWords Certified) I can meet the needs of your business by providing the best possible SEO for more traffic and brand awareness and use my Google AdWords management & optimization skills to meet your business goals. I have years of professional experience with SEO, AdWords & WordPress from start-ups to small and medium-sized businesses to large corporations.

I utilize my knowledge, analytical skills, and expertise to manage Google Adwords and SEO campaigns and perform other digital marketing tasks for businesses large or small from NYC to California, Florida, and Connecticut.

With Google’s high stake in local SEO, mobile friendliness, high-quality authoritative links, awesome content, site-speed, and user experience, Google is providing key opportunities for businesses to increase their search engine result rankings and obtain targeted user traffic.

My Local SEO services deliver results in Google’s search engine rankings you require to grow and expand your business. I can optimize your site’s SEO structure for local SEO, get you into the Google Top 3 “Snack Pack” and submit your business to trusted Local Citation SEO Directories and Aggregators.

Your website must be SEO-ed according to Google’s Webmaster Guidelines both on-page and off page. Your website needs to be mobile-friendly because more users search Google on their mobile phones today than their desktop computers by a 70 to 20 percent margin.

Your website needs to be speedy and organized properly with excellent content as well be pleasing to the skimming eye so your visitors stay on your website and click on other pages of your website toward an ultimate conversion.

I recommend using WordPress for your website. WordPress is SEO and mobile-friendly as well as easily scalable and very easy to post to. WordPress is a free content management system used by millions of websites big and small.

Here are some additional SEO techniques I use to rank high for my clients.

I charge $60/hour.  I do not have locked-in long-term contracts. I work on a retainer basis so you may secure my services 10 hours on a weekly or bi-weekly basis and cancel at any time.

I will perform a technical SEO audit of your site and report every step of the way while I drive SEO or AdWords traffic to your site, focusing on local search and submission to high-quality local citation submission directories which may help you rank high in Google’s search engine results pages. I will also install Google Analytics so you can track where your traffic is coming from. I will install Google Search Console and submit XML-sitemaps to Google. I will make your WordPress site fast.

A typical site may take two to three weeks to SEO properly. Where there is the increased competition it may take more time to see the full effect. Google AdWords results can be seen immediately.

I will provide expert advice on which campaigns, ads, and keywords are working and which ones are not. I will report back as to exactly what I am doing. I keep up with all the latest SEO news and trends and have many resources to turn to to help you achieve your business goals. I can train you to perform your own SEO, AdWords or WordPress maintenance.

SEO and Google AdWords will only get bigger in the years to come. Google changes its algorithm about several thousand times per year and there are 600+ ranking factors. Let me manage your SEO & AdWords so you can focus on your core business responsibilities.

Email at bobstein@gmail.com or phone me for a free consultation.

Google, Search Engine Optimization, SEO, Social Media Tools

Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization White Papers & PDFs

Internet Marketing and 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