If you’re an SEO beginner looking to DIY your website, then SmallSEOTools is absolutely the one-stop, FREE shop for you! Described as the world’s largest ‘treasure trove’ of premium standard SEO tools, this collection boasts over 50 different online tools that are perfect for an SEO newbie.
So that you don’t get too lost, here are our top 5 picks for entrepreneurs on a tight budget, new digital marketers, baby SEOs and virtually anyone with a website!
One of the biggest problems with SEO and content marketing checking for copied content. Google is very harsh on plagiarised content, even if it’s just a line or 2. With SmallSEOTools’ Plagiarism Checker, you can copy your text, upload a document or even input a URL directly for checking!
The only downside is that you’re limited to 1000 words per check but for articles or on-page web content, 1000 words is a very generous limit.
Feedback: Excellent and absolutely a must-have for every SEO writing project.
So the plagiarism checker has pinged a good bulk of your article and you don’t have the time to go through and paraphrase line by line. Well with SmallSEOTools’ article rewriter, simply insert the text and it’ll spin it for you!
Do note: the rewriter occasionally makes small mistakes in grammar and context. The good thing is that it will highlight the rewritten text so that you can quickly touch it up without going through line by line.
Feedback: Great time-saver, a little buggy on grammar and context but still very convenient.
Of course, SmallSEOTools has already thought of the problem with grammar! If you’re not too confident in your English grammar, you can pop your text into the Grammar Checker! Conveniently, the text from the article rewriter can be transferred into the Grammar Checker with a simple click of the ‘Check Grammar’.
Not only does the Grammar Checker highlight faulty grammar for you, but it also gives you the read time and word/character counts.
Feedback: Super useful for those not confident in their writing skills.
Keyword Rank Checker
AKA the Keyword Position tool. This fantastic tool will show you your page rank for selected keywords. Checks are limited to 10 keywords per search, however, knowing where your pages are ranking (or whether they’re ranking at all) is extremely important for SEOs. You can see the search volume and number of search results too!
Feedback: Awesome tool that’s very important for SEOs. Although ten keywords may slightly be limiting, being able to check multiple times makes getting around it quite easy.
Backlink Checker + Broken Backlink Checker
These 2 backlink tools should always go hand-in-hand. With the backlink checker, you can see your 10 best links and give yourself an idea of what quality links you have and should keep creating. The broken backlink checker, on the other hand, is great to see if you are missing out on SEO juice due to broken links. You’d be surprised at how many high-quality links may end up being broken due to a website revamp or site cleanup.
Feedback: A fast and beginner-friendly tool that’s as good as a premium tool. The only drawback is the link limit.
How Much For Premium?
SEO tools can be quite pricey. For beginners who are still exploring newly-learned skills, it may be a waste to get premium tools. Not only will you need to try out new SEO techniques, but you’ll also be racing to learn how to use these new tools as quickly as possible. For a quick comparison, here’s the prices of some of the most well-known premium SEO tools on the internet (all USD/month):
- Moz – Standard $99, Medium $149, Large $249, Premium $599
- Ahrefs – Lite $99, Standard $179, Advanced $399, Agency $999
- SEMrush – Pro $99.95, Guru $199.95, Business $399.95
- KWFinder by Mangools – Basic $29.90, Premium $39.90, Agency $79.90
Hiring an SEO agency might actually be far more efficient than learning, picking and choosing all these tools by yourself. Agencies like us already have both the expertise and the best tools for the job to save you the time and hassle of learning a new skill.