12 Top SEO Tools to Skyrocket Your SEO Efforts in 2017

If you are a digital marketer, Online Strategist or small business owner, then you understand the importance of SEO in Marketing strategy and use of right SEO tools.

There are several options when it comes to SEO tools to help marketers in drafting their SEO strategy.

According to a study by Weebly, a DIY website building company, about 45 percent of small businesses aren’t sure what SEO means. Almost all (98 percent) of them, however, think getting found on Google is important.


If you search google, you will find 100s of SEO Tools. But that is confusing sometimes, and you do not know where to start from?

We have put together a list of 12 Top SEO tools which Industry leaders are using. We have tested different tools along the way and found the following tools the best to start with. ( These are not in any specific order, just randomly organised )

12 Top SEO Tools

1. Google Search Console, Google Analytics & Keyword Planner

Google itself is my favorite tools to conduct analysis for your website. Use Google search console to understand the queries, landing pages, device (mobile, desktop) and type of organic visit (video, image, search). Use Google Analytics to understand the performance of the traffic once on the site.

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2. Ahrefs

Have you ever tried this powerful SEO tool Yet?

Ahrefs is my favorite tool, and I can’t tell how many times I had heard from industry experts using this tool.

It’s is a toolset for SEO and marketing. We have tools for backlink research, organic traffic research, keyword research, content marketing & more.

This tool can make your much easy; It can do almost everything what you need for your SEO Campaign.

Below is the screenshot showing keywords for which one of our customer “wewashwindows “website ranking in Google Ireland.

ahrefs seo tool


This is Paid tool, but you can try it for 14 days for Free.


3. SEMRush:

Have you been looking for an SEO tool which lets you do keyword research, tracks keyword ranking, check backlinks, check competitor ranks & most importantly, do a complete SEO audit of your blog?

This tool is also one of favourite tools which we are using since years.

Semrush can help you analyze and optimize SEO strategies. If you want more traffic you need to understand more about the keywords you or competitor rank for (or don’t rank for), links etc.

Try Semrush now

4. Screaming Frog SEO Spider Tool

This is the best site crawler out there. Allows you to crawl a site and get all the information you could possibly need about it to conduct an audit. Works for link audits, too!

The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler, that allows you to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key onsite elements to analyse onsite SEO.

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5. SimilarWeb

SimilarWeb is a great tool for checking how your website is performing across a variety of metrics and also provides in getting an inside view of your competition.

It is also very useful for spying my competitor’s sources of traffic.


I find it to be very accurate and it’s great that I can see how much of my competitor’s traffic is coming from search engines, and what are their best referrals.


Keyword Tool Helps You Find The Keywords That People Are Typing Into Google Search Box.


Honestly, it might be hard to find great keywords using Google Keyword Planner or other conventional keyword research tools that are available today.

The truth is that 90% of the keyword research tools are using exactly the same set of keywords that is pulled from Google Keyword Planner. And most likely your competitors are already trying hard to rank for those easy-to-find keywords that show up on Google Keyword Planner.

Try Keyword Planner Tool for Free


7. Open Site Explorer

Research backlinks, find link-building opportunities and discover potentially damaging links with Open Site Explorer.


The free version of Open Site Explorer gives you a quick look a full range of link analysis, including a look at the most impactful links coming your way and your most linked-to pages.

8. BuzzSumo

BuzzSumo is the best tool to analyze what content performs best for any topic or competitor and to find the key influencers to promote your content.


It also helps discover exactly who has linked to similar pieces of content on your chosen topic.

Buzzsumo works great with SEO tools – SEMrush & Ahrefs. You can find highly engaging topics within your niche. Then take the URLs of the most shared topics and plug it into Ahrefs or SEMrush to find out which keywords that URL is ranking for.

9. QuickSprout

Quick Sprout is the easiest way for you to know what is happening on your website and how to improve your website to grow your traffic.


Also, it’s  Neil Patel ( One of the world leading marketer) company so that we can expect more actionable insights about website performance & SEO improvements.

 10. BuzzStream:

Thousands of the world’s best marketers use Buzzstream every day.

BuzzStream discovers contact information, social profiles, and site metrics for you. It’s easy to prioritize the most important, influential contacts.


It automatically saves your emails and tweets and lets you set reminders to follow-up. You’ll never lose track of a conversation or project again.

Try BuzzStream Now

11. LongTail Pro:

With the help of this tool, you can easily find Most profitable keywords for your niche.  Also use it to quickly find relevant/related keywords and assess competition.

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Try Longtail Pro Now

12. Yoast SEO for WordPress

Are you using WordPress for your blog or website? Yoast SEO is must have tool for you.

While only a marketing professional can help with the “art” side of SEO, this plugin makes the “science” side dead simple for any blogger.

Not only does it help with crafting optimized meta titles and descriptions, it also simplifies many other aspects of technical SEO, from creating an XML sitemap and connecting to webmaster tools to social media integration and robots.txt editing.

Using these tools can surely help you to get your website ranked in search engines.

Do you have any other tool which you are using to rank your website in Google? We would love to hear about that in the comments section. 

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1 Comment
  • Ingrid S
    February 3, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Helpful article. Thank you very much. Rank Tracker Tool is a must have tool if you want to automatically track keyword rank, backlinks etc

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