Top 10 Must Have SEO Tools for Bloggers

This is a guest post by Alice McLean.

Before we start listing the top ten SEO tools any blogger must use, here are three reasons why you need them:

  • Considering only the latest Panda update Google made, we can expect Search engine optimization to be even more challenging in the future.
  • If you use the right SEO tools for your blog, it’s like you have 10, 30, or even more people working on your side.
  • These tools will save you lots of time and effort when researching keywords and optimizing your website.

As a blogger, you need some intelligent software to help you conquer the daily SEO challenges you are faced with. Much of your success depends on how well you organize and streamline your digital workflow. So be clever about choosing the SEO tools that can make your job easier, more efficient and even enjoyable. SEO - Search Engine gears

Here are the tools:

  • AdWords Keyword Tool

    There’s no need to say that any successful post must begin with a keyword research. And since Google is the world’s most popular search engine, and most of your organic traffic will come from their searches, the best place to start the keyword research would be the Google Keyword Tool. It’s not that this is ‘the king’ among all keyword tools, but it is definitely an important SEO weapon that shouldn’t be underestimated.

  • “The Google Trinity”

    Aside from the Keyword Tool there are other three Google services that are of major importance for SEO, and these include:

    • Google Analytics, for tracking and analyzing the traffic coming to your blog.
    • Webmaster Tools, to get all the latest techniques and advices when it comes to optimizing your blog for Google.
    • Google Trends, to get a head-up to what’s latest on the Web that might apply to your niche.
  • Ubersuggest

    Many SEO experts suggest bloggers to also use the Ubersuggest tool, because it can inspire their creativity and help them think of new keyword combinations and phrases when creating their blog posts, that will really stand out in the search results. Because of this feature the software may be even more powerful than Google’s Keyword Tool within AdWords.

  • Clicky Web Analytics

    Google Analytics is a great platform, but if you need a more flexible solution that will help you get your blog to the next level you should definitely check Clicky Web Analytics. Thanks to the powerful API, for roughly $60 per year, you’ll be able to set you own analytics and monitoring options and get a lot more information out of your daily traffic.

  • WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast

    WordPress is the CMS most bloggers prefer. If you are one of them, the SEO plugin made for this platform by Yoast is the tool you most definitely should have, since it will help you handle every back-end SEO need to easier fine-tune your blog for peak performance.

  • Xenu’s Link Sleuth

    You can’t allow broken links on your website if you aim to get higher in the search result pages. Xenu’s Link Sleuth is free software that can help you locate the broken links for images, Java applets, HTML files, CSS style sheets and ensure your blog is well optimized when this element is considered.

  • Moz

    If you’ve been blogging for a while now, you won’t be surprised Moz (ex SEOmoz) is in this list. These guys have been here from the very beginning to share their knowledge and experience about SEO and how to best employ it. You’ll have to pay to use their PRO tool featuring Open Site Explorer, FollowerWonk and On-Page Analysis, but it’s going to worth till the last penny.

  • SEO Book Toolbar

    The SEO Book Toolbar is another must have tool bloggers should use when trying to get those high rankings in the SERPs. The toolbar displays essential data on the ranking metrics like page rank, backlinks, unique pageviews, etc.

  • SEO Book Rank Checker

    As a result of the interconnected digital world we live in we are constantly overloaded with all sorts of information and finding exactly what we want becomes more complicated. In such situations, the simple single-purpose tools like SEO Book Rank Checker have proven much more useful. This tool allows you to easily see how your blog ranks for specific keywords and phrases as well as export that data if necessary.

  • Triberr

    SEO is becoming more and more about content with each passing day – content that is quality and interesting, that users enjoy reading, find useful and want to share with others in their network and social circles. Social media today is where all the real magic happens. To create their own interaction networks, and make their posts available to a wider audience of followers and fellow niche bloggers for a more natural distribution of their posts, bloggers are now using the Triberr SEO tool to help them grow their reach.

All these tools are no doubt useful, but they are just web applications to make your job easier. To hit the top of the search result pages you’ll have to mostly rely on your creativity in writing and delivering your content (there are writing tools that can help you also). Your success in blogging depends mostly on you, but having software you can trust working by your side never hurts.

About the author
Alice McLean is a writer at with background in history, sociology and internet marketing. Now she is writing her first book on internet marketing.

41 comments to "Top 10 Must Have SEO Tools for Bloggers"

Tips SEO Blogspot July 10, 2013 at 1:05 AM    

WOW Cool, i used it... :)

Arham Sukardi July 10, 2013 at 4:19 AM    

Many SEO tools can use to improve SEO for our Blog, thanks for sharing master

Mary July 10, 2013 at 8:08 AM    

Don't get too keen on that AdWords keyword tool - it's now looking like it will change quite soon:

Orhan July 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM    

SEO tools can use to improve SEO for our Blog, thanks for sharing master thank you for sharing this great post

Farjana Iasmin July 12, 2013 at 12:41 AM    

With these tools, a SEO expert can't do well in marketing sector. For Google panda and peguin update need quality setup and management on this tools. Hope you will write down details on specefic tools you mentioned.

mijanur July 12, 2013 at 12:53 AM    

With these tools, a SEO expert can't do well in marketing sector. For Google panda and peguin update need quality setup and management on this tools. Hope you will write down details on specefic tools you mentioned.

Michael - Website Design Naperville July 12, 2013 at 5:10 AM    

Thanks for the post! These are great tools. Some of them I have heard about and use!. Others I haven't used but have heard about. Thanks for the list!

satrap July 12, 2013 at 5:20 AM    

I use most of these tools. But my favorite has to be ubersuggest. I mean, its just amazing the amount of keywords you can pull from this free tool.

sewa mobil July 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM    

Nice article, thanks for the information.

Unknown July 12, 2013 at 1:23 PM    

Thanks Alice,
Good list. I already use Clicky for my civil construction blog.

Gajendran July 12, 2013 at 3:31 PM    

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Unknown July 12, 2013 at 5:45 PM    

This was great job sir,These tools are great! I used some of them,I was unaware of ubersuggest. Thanks for making me aware of it :)

PanonTherm July 12, 2013 at 9:25 PM    

Great tools, thaks for sharing!

Ally July 12, 2013 at 10:31 PM    

Your top 10 SEO tools are really helpful... this is a page certainly worth visiting again and again, so i'll be sure to bookmark it. Thanks!

Amassine July 13, 2013 at 7:11 AM    

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Michael @ The Student Loan Sherpa July 14, 2013 at 1:01 AM    

I've heard that as the google algorithm gets more refined that search engine SEO matters less and less. My focus has always been on content quality over SEO tools. Am I really missing out?

unspokenweb July 15, 2013 at 4:44 PM    

Ubersuggest is one of my fav tool for keyword research. :)

Nice sharing bro...

James Williams July 15, 2013 at 9:09 PM    

I have been used Google webmaster tool for my own site SEO.I recommended you to use Google webmaster tool .try it once and use it forever.I assure.

Coupons July 16, 2013 at 8:29 PM    

Ubersuggest is my favourite tool for keyword research. really great write up on the topic .. got to know few more new seo tools .. thanks :)

Kool Design Business Logos July 17, 2013 at 3:13 PM    

There are billions of blogs on the web but only few are successful, question is that why?. When blogger use these tools for blogging and to get good ranking ans appearance in search engines definitely they get good response from search engines. You all shared tools are very helpful and effective, every blogger should use these tools.

online racing game July 17, 2013 at 5:37 PM    

i worked with few of these tools and i was very please about how they work

Rumon Hossain July 19, 2013 at 6:59 PM    

I have one word for this post – GOLD!
Seriously – these are some awesome eye-opening strategies. I just started a new blog and will be putting many of these to work right away.
Thank you for listing everything in detail. Bookmarked this to help me “check off” things as I move along.

Rahul July 23, 2013 at 7:09 PM    

Thanks for the great list.i am loving yoast seo plugin on my site. its exceptional.

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Unknown July 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM    

Nice resource for bloggers. I would like to add one more SEO tool "Screaming Frog". I am using this to to analyze my blog & found it very useful.

Unknown July 25, 2013 at 6:51 PM    

thanks for sharing this info.

Bespoke Website Design July 26, 2013 at 9:35 PM    

I have recently started to use Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin on my blog it a great for not only saving you time but getting the site as well.

Internet Marketing Strategies August 2, 2013 at 9:23 PM    

So true.. It is very useful to have tools that will help you with SEO.. This is a great tips for those who are starting blogging..

Itender Rawat August 4, 2013 at 4:15 PM    

Most of them are of wordpress. But useful info about the tools. Thanks you. Will use yoast plugin today.

Matt August 5, 2013 at 1:58 AM    

I am already using a few of those tools but there were 3 in there I had never heard of before and I am now using them.


XaMi August 12, 2013 at 8:05 PM    

Nyc post :)

SEO tools August 13, 2013 at 5:32 PM    

Your information is very useful to all....
You clearly explained about the SEO tools.. This is very basic to all...

Barbara Mckinney August 19, 2013 at 8:36 PM    

Tons of great info here.There are a lot of great tools on your list. I haven't tested some of them yet but I will do!

ataur August 27, 2013 at 5:55 PM    

Hello admin,
Thanks for this valuable post. Nice tools information for better seo. This post is equally important & very wonderful resource.

Best Regards,

Jitendra Vaswani August 29, 2013 at 8:20 PM    

Dear Oscar, I’m working in a SEO company and these are those factors that I also follow to work there. Mainly we focus on original content and update our site as much as possible. Unique content with local optimization and SMO gives us best results.
Really a worth reading article. Keep it up dear

Digital Marketing Vault September 2, 2013 at 12:03 PM    

We use MOZ! Great resource for SEO. Has anyone tried out Raven?

TrickzCafe September 7, 2013 at 1:39 PM    

Thanks for your great tips, it would help my site to grow well. keep sharing the information.

Mohit September 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM    

As a new blogger, this article will help me a lot.
Thanks for sharing.

Maurizio La Cava September 10, 2013 at 4:03 PM    

Hi Oscar,

and what do you think about keyword research tool like iLovePage1 ?
It combines potential with competition data. It is very usefull in the keyword research step because it allows to braintorm on many keywords scraping directly from the Google keyword planner and then it has filter options that enable to study competition (throught Allintitle and Page Rank) only on interesting keywords. Moreover it is a tool that really scrapes and matches together PR and AIT. <a href =""></a>

Jai mitchell October 17, 2013 at 6:01 PM    

Good post, SEO tools gives the right way to increase your blogger performance to get the more traffic for your business to maintain our business performance and reputation.