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10 Brilliant SEO Tools That Will Help You Use SEO Like A Pro

10 Brilliant SEO Tools That Will Help You Use SEO Like A Pro

The SEO score of a single website depends on many different factors. It usually comprises of on-page elements, inbound links and social relevance as demonstrated on-page. As such, this score cannot be said to have a direct and undeniable impact on your rankings. If you have a better SEO score than your first competitor, it does not necessarily mean that you will be ranked higher.

Google has a very complex way of determining who is to be ranked where. It’s not infallible, of course, but it’s difficult to simplify and explain in detail. It relies on quality and relevance scores, deriving from different data.

When we are talking about the SEO score, which can be measured using different tools, its importance primarily lies in the fact that it can show you what you are doing wrong. It can show you which ranking factors you are missing out on and how you can improve your website so that it is ranked better in search engine results pages (SERPs). Below, you will find a list of useful SEO tools that every webmaster should have in order to define the obstacles and overcome them. This will help to rank their website higher in search engines.

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SEOMoz Extension

seomoz

    SEOMoz is an advanced analytic tool with a great number of features that cover a whole website analysis. This browser extension is perfect to quickly analyze the page results and present information about the page and domain authority of each search result individually. You can also filter through the results by using non-personalized search for different search engines (Google, Yahoo! and Bing) to define your natural ranking in SERPs for the intended keywords.

    SEOQuake
    seoquake

      SEOQuake is an another great analytics tool that provides you with quick facts about a website, such as Google Page rank, the number of links that come from Bing and SEMrush, keyword density in the content of the page, as well as the exact date when the specified website went live. Among these features, you can use the “diagnose” option for a deeper analysis of the website.

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      Raven Tools
      raventoolss

        Raven Tools are a set of advanced research features used for website analytics and administration. You can create campaigns for each website, which will help you perform traffic tracking and modification. It has a great site analyzer, it is great for keyword research and it has an efficient set of tools for link management.

        Ahrefs
        ahrefs

          Ahrefs is an efficient tool used for tracking backlinks on your website. You can create a complete report out of the list of backlinks referring to your website and perform competition analysis for keyword auction. It is a fast and reliable tool. You can register for a free account and start using this tool by following this link.

          Woorank
          woorank

            Woorank offers a review of several aspects of your website’s performance – number of visitors, social monitoring, web hierarchy basics and backlink counter. This tool has over 50 factors that are used to evaluate the criteria of your website, all available in the free version. You can try it out for free on their official website.

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            Screaming Frog
            screamingfrog

              Screaming Frog is a spider tool and a piece of crawler software that is used to gather the key on-page elements (links, images, scripts and applications) and present them to you in the categorical interface of an Excel table. It is most often used to find duplicate links and inoperable 301 redirects on the website. The free version of this software allows crawling for up to 500 URLs.

              CopyScape
              copyscape

                CopyScape is a plagiarism checking tool mostly used by bloggers and blog admins. It allows you to completely run through the specific text content and search for duplicates on the web. With the premium version, you can even see the percentage of the content similarity, as well as the links to the websites where that duplicate content is posted.

                Alexa Rank Checker
                alexarate

                  Alexa Rank is an important parameter of your website rating. The scale is defined by the total number of domains on the web. The lower the number, the better the rating – for example, Wikipedia is rated as the sixth best website in the world, while lifehack.org holds the 3,058th place.

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                  Schema Creator
                  schemacreator

                    Schema Creator is a tool used to interpret your text content for web crawlers. By using microdata in HTML, you can clarify the context of your content and optimize your pages for search engines. For example, the word “Apple” can be both interpreted as a fruit or as technological company known worldwide. This tool is recommended to be used for online branding.

                    Virante Author Rank
                    viranteauthorrank

                      This tool will greatly help any blog admin. If you are running a website with a great number of contributors, instead of wasting time on conducting deep research on them, you can just use the link to their Google+ profile and evaluate their authorship. The scale ranks from 1 to 10 – this is a logarithmic scale meaning that you can easily scale up from 1 to 4 but from that point on it gets much harder to go higher. The higher the author rank of your contributors is, the better you will scale in search engines and you will not have to worry about content plagiarism as much.

                      SEO Score – Should I Be Worried If It’s Not Good Enough?

                      “Good enough” is a relative notion in this case, because even if there is a numerical score for your website produced by the tool you are currently using or testing, it is not 100% reliable. What you should pay attention to are the individual constituents of this numerical value.

                      Namely, improving everything that gets evaluated as “not good enough” or “there’s room for improvement” will influence the different scores Google uses in ranking, and ultimately improve your website’s position.

                      So, what you need to do is stop worrying and get down to business!

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                      Published on September 20, 2018

                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                      In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                      Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                      In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                      Minimizing Tabs

                      Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                      Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                      Incognito Mode

                      Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                      1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                      2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                      3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                      This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                      Save Webpages as PDF Files

                      Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                      Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                      Open Recently-closed Tabs

                      Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                      One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                      The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                      Solve Mathematical Problems

                      Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                      For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                      Play Media Files

                      Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                      In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                      Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                      With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                      Stay Focus(e)d

                      Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                      Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                      With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                      This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                      Grammarly for Editing

                      Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                      You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                      Loom

                      There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                      There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                      With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                      Chrome Calendar Extension

                      No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                      Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                      Final Thoughts

                      Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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