SEO Competitive Research & SEO Tools 2017

Best SEO Competitive Research & SEO Tool Websites

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Top SEO Competitive Research Tools

Most of these tools are paid services but well worth it.

Many come with 30-day money back guarantees and/or free or slightly disabled free tools for 14-30 days so you can experience what each service has to offer before you make the investment. If I’ve missed a tool feel free to shoot me an email. This list is by no means definitive and I focused mainly on SEO competitor and Google keyword ranking tools.

  • Ahrefs – 14 Day Trial Period – Backlink research, organic traffic research, keyword research, content marketing & other tools. About $80/month paid annually
  • Alexa – 7 Day Trial Period – Comes with a limited free newbie account.
  • Compete – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund before then.
  • iSpionage – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund before then.
  • MOZ – Excellent keyword ranking, crawling, keyword and DA tools. Some free tools, Free 30-day trial. Worth checking out but kind of expensive.
  • Ontolo – Free account with 25 Instant Prospector Reports & Weekly Competitor Reports.
  • Rival IQ – 14 Day Trial Period.  No credit card required.  Competitor research.
  • SEMRush – Excellent service with great tools and always find something useful for my clients. Some Free Tools – Comes with a 7-day money back guarantee.  Recently gave away 30-day trials.
  • SERPS – Free 30 day trial, no credit card required. Track your keyword rankings. Cool free but limited keyword tool.
  • SERPStat – Backlinks, keyword tracking and research, competitor analysis and site audit. Free trial. Starts at a reasonable $19/month.
  • SimilarWeb – 30 Days to try the service, may cancel for a refund.
  • SpyFu – Some free tools. Has great competitive PPC and SEO tools. 30 Days to try the service may cancel for a refund before then.
  • WooRank – 14 Day Free Trial with a credit card.
  • SEOProfiler – Excellent Keyword/Competitor Rank Tracking with a free trial.
  • AccuRanker – Excellent Keyword/Competitor Rank Tracking with a free trial.
  • Cognitive SEO – Backlink Analysis, Content Audit, and Rank Tracking. Free trial for 14 days then $99/month.
  • RankSonic – Very impressive rank tracking, audit, competitor, and other tools. 14-day free trial.
  • Paradox SEO – Excellent site audit tool. Free trial.

There are many others, this is just scraping the surface of what is available. Of I’ve missed your favorite, email me and I will add and review.

Guide To Google SEO Ranking – 200 Ranking Factors [Infographic]

Google’s 200 Ranking Factors

I’ve seen hundreds of SEO Infographics over the past few years, this one has to be in my Top 5 All-Time Favorites if not my single All-Time Favorite.

The Folks at SingleGrain and Backlinko have really outdone themselves with this one. Although I believe there are closer to 500 ranking factors (must include humans and RankBrain) used in Google’s constantly updated and upgraded algorithms, this infographic makes for a very good start for beginners and experts alike.

Beginner's Guide To Google SEO

Beginner’s Guide To Google SEO