I love free samples. Sometimes I don’t even care what they are. Walking through the local supermarket I’ll gladly take several helpings of something I would never eat…just because it’s free. However, when that free sample is something you enjoy…EUREKA! You’ve struck gold.
Now that I’ve reached a happy place imagining myself wolfing down a dozen toothpick impaled mini hot dogs, let’s talk about some awesome freebie tools you can start using today to improve your SEO efforts.
- Screaming Frog SEO Spider – This is probably my favorite new tool. The free version of the Screaming Tree Frog SEO Spider will crawl up to 500 pages on your site and in a remarkably easy to view and sort format it provides you with status codes for broken links, redirects and more. If you have a smaller site, the free version is all you need to run a quick check for broken links, see if you have duplicate page titles or meta descriptions or see if you’re missing alt tags. The interface is incredibly slick and you can easily export reports to Excel. HIGHLY recommended by yours truly.
- Blekko /seo search – I know I blogged about Blekko previously, and I linked out to some other reviews of the new search engine, but in case you didn’t follow my links I’d be selling you short if I didn’t let you know about the /seo tag. Do a search on a domain and add this tag (something like espn.com /seo) and Blekko gives away all the dirty details they have on a domain. It’s nearly all the information you always wished Google would give away!
Any more fun free tools you use? Feel free to share in the comments!