SEO Tools

An Update on Latest SEO Tools

The year 2013 was marked with invention and innovations in a multitude of tools used for Search Engine Optimization. Established SEO giants like Majestic SEO, Raven Tools, and of course, Google rolled out a number of new products and services. Some also made pragmatic changes and upgradations to the already existing SEO tools.

Here are a few important updates made by SEO providers in the beginning of 2013.

1. Majestic SEO in new languages and with a new URL Submitter

Majestic has been feeling particularly generous this year. You can not only access the site and its contents in 9 new languages, but also submit a maximum of a hundred URLs a day for free! Apart from this, Majestic SEO has also modified its link export mechanism, allowing users to export links in a variety of formats as compared to the previously available sole CSV format.

2. Raven Tools rolled out its Site Auditor

The Site Auditor has been introduced as the most advanced and the easiest website crawler application which will help users improve the performance of their websites. The tool automatically analyses and reports on the seven defining features of a website – its page speed, visibility, the meta data, content, semantics, images, and links. Apart from this, several other useful changes have been made. Raven’s email metrics has been enhanced, new email providers added, the Research Central now comes with advanced SEO options, and Finder upgrades have been made. Raven has also opened data from Google Analytics for emails.

3. Cognitive SEO and its updates

The Visual Link Explorer was launched to report about a site’s backlinks and the entire link profile by creating link graphs of the site’s back links. Additionally, the overall Cognitive SEO toolset was updated to include tagging as well as tag filtering.

Additionally, I’ve picked out seven nifty tools for SEO, which I am particularly looking forward to using. These newbies look extremely promising as of now and who knows, they may just revolutionize the way businesses engage in Search Engine Optimization for their websites!

Seven new SEO tools that you need to check out

1) The SEO Spider

Latest in the SEO tools launched by Screaming Frog, the SEO Spider has been designed as an efficient site crawler. Packed with powerful filtering algorithms, the SEO Spider will not only report any visibility and accessibility concerns your website may have, but also specifically filter even the most minute issues. It also comes with a marvelous site map generator.                 

2) The Keyword Planner

The Keyword Planner by Google is the next hot stuff in researching keywords for all your SEO needs. It has been rolled out as the successor to Google’s extremely popular Adwords Keyword tool.

Another SEO tool of the same category that I am particularly excited about is Grepwords. Do remember to check it out!

3) The DeepCrawl

DeepCrawl is another great tool to look out for. It is a premium service and will therefore cost more than the SEO services provided by cheaper services like Screaming Frog or free services like the IIS SEO.

Agreed that the DeepCrawl is going to cost you more but it is all geared up to deliver the value of its cost by crawling and reporting on enterprise level websites which have a large number of pages – and I am talking about millions of pages here.

4) The Searchmetrics

Try the Searchmetrics out for quick and easy analysis and reporting on search volumes for all your SEO requirements.

5) The Fresh Web Explorer

Fresh Web Explorer is the newest in line for all your social monitoring and metrics needs by MOZ. You can compare mentions of keywords up to a month ago, ship the data, and also combine this data with other information from your tool set. One feature of Fresh Web Explorer that I am a fan of is its ability to discover even those mentions of your website which don’t link presently.

6)  The Ahrefs

Ahrefs are latest on the block for link monitoring, analyzing, and reporting. Ahrefs’ monitoring of link data is strikingly fast and it seems to do exceptionally well in the discovery of new and lost links. It packs an extremely powerful API as well.

7) The LinkRisk

This is another powerful SEO tool you have got to try for quick and efficient monitoring and analysis of links. With LinkRisk, you can quickly weed out poor links and also engage in link building for improving your accessibility.

Jessica Davis is a Content Strategist at Godot Media, a leading content marketing company. She has worked with hundreds of businesses and individuals, helping them create targeted content through great use of copywriting skills. She is also an expert in business writing, technology and Search Engine Optimization.


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  • Suprabhat Mondal April 5, 2014, 8:18 am

    i use long tail keyword pro to plan my headline or i say for the title i think it gives the exact headline we needed to rank 1st at the Search Engine like Google but it is of paid version so many doesn’t even use it

  • Dika Euphrosyne October 9, 2013, 4:19 am

    SEO is always hard for me to understand , because a lot of things to learn about SEO . but this is good information for me , thank you for sharing :)

  • Joe Hart September 27, 2013, 4:34 am

    I am really glad that Raven has released Site Auditor.It’s a handy tool, quick and convenient.

  • Gautam September 26, 2013, 3:59 pm

    There been many changes these days and these were some buggest changes in SEO world as i was in shock after the close of Adwords Keyword tool i almost left Keyword research but now am going good with Keyword planner.

  • Brett Slansky September 26, 2013, 10:52 am

    SEO have changed past couple of week. My sites went from first page of Google to nowhere… have no idea why. Some of the pages had great Page Rank and visitors spend some great time on them.

    This definitely gave me a lesson — never trust what Google or IM gurus tell you. Besides in these days, SEO cost a lot of money and time, so I have no idea why people still refer to it as a free traffic?

    I am just going to see what comes up in the next week or so. If the sites do not recover, I am done with SEO.

    Thanks for the updates on it anyway,


  • George September 25, 2013, 4:01 am

    Thank you for the tool roundup! I have noticed that the new Google Keyword Planner offers some new features, but doesn’t show some of the old data. I like its ability of showing search volumes even for small cities, though
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  • Sonny September 17, 2013, 4:12 pm

    I only knew about Majestic, Ahrefs and Keyword Planner. Thanks for letting me know about the others!

  • denish September 17, 2013, 4:48 am

    Hi Jessica, i use mostly keyword planner but i found some problem in every free tools like keyword planner , google trends and worktracker. when i search some icecream brans then every tool give the different results then on which tool we should trust and should we go for premium tool?

  • Gilbert Samuel September 16, 2013, 4:34 pm

    Whoa! this is really a great list, some seo tools i haven’t heard of before. I only know of GKP and ahref. Will definitely check out the rest, thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead
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  • Suraj Kumar September 15, 2013, 3:14 am

    Hi Jessica
    I had been using keyword planner… but here i tried Ahrefs … it is really nice came to know a lot about the backlinks…its really nice …
    Thanks :) for sharing. keep it up.

  • Sanjib Saha
    September 15, 2013, 1:15 am

    I visited your blog from blogengage. You have mentioned some good tools and I mostly use Ahrefs and the LinkRisk. I am very confused about this new The Keyword Planner. May be because I am not used to this new tool. Can you please write a guide on how to use the new Keyword Planner? Looking forward.
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  • Lovejeet September 14, 2013, 7:13 pm

    Thanks for the great list . i really had no idea of some of these tools before . These will help me a lot .

  • Josh Kotsay September 14, 2013, 6:04 pm

    I’ve been using Ahrefs for along time and have been really impressed with the amount of info it provides. It’s a must have if you want to do any backlink analysis for your sites. Majestic is similar, but I still prefer Ahrefs.
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  • Hossain September 14, 2013, 10:44 am

    Wow ! Great Information to Make a Change of One\’s Blog or Word press Account.Thank You Jessica !

  • Prakash September 14, 2013, 9:43 am

    Great article SEO from point of view. These SEO power tools really helps a lot in getting better ranking in SE. Thanks for sharing

  • Tushar September 14, 2013, 9:41 am

    A new addition to your list of recommend SEO tools should be ProCog[dot]com. We’re still building the index, but it’s got a lot of SEO information unavailable elsewhere (duplicate content, keyword/query tools, etc.).

  • Silviu September 14, 2013, 4:55 am

    Hi Jessica,

    WOW! What a list. I knew about Majestic SEO and Keword Planner but the rest are totally new to me. You cannot have them all so you must make a selection. Which one of them would you recommend a beginner to start with?

    Have a wonderful day
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  • Maninder Pal September 14, 2013, 12:55 am

    I am often to blogging and also want to more things about SEO. I really admired by your content and the article has really peaks my interest. Thanks for sharing…..:)

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