Keyword analysis tools are essential for any content whether or not it’s your blog or website. SEO tools like Market Samurai keyword tool are some of the “must haves” for anyone of you. Regardless of how Google decides to change its search engine algorithm, one thing remains the same and that is if you don’t pay enough attention to SEO your website will fall behind. Although many people claim to be experts, there are also many who do not implement the SEO techniques or keyword analysis tools that they should use.
There are talks in the future about Google implementing some sort of an keyword analysis algorithm for video content since that feature doesn’t exist now.
So let’s go through some of the essential SEO tools you must have.
1. Scribe SEO Plugin
Scribe SEO is developed by Brian Clark of Copyblogger and the main purpose behind this is to optimize any form of content in terms of on-page SEO optimization. And this includes content such as blogs, websites, press releases etc.
How it works is it analyzes mainly 3 things and they are:
And from these 3 basic things, Scribe gives you an overall score (max of 100%). Some key important SEO features includes things like
- Primary keywords at the beginning of your title
- Primary keywords in your title
- Description containing primary keywords
- Description contain primary keywords in the beginning of your description
- Keyword density in your body of 5.5%
- Hyperlink at the beginning of your content (body).
- A Fiesch Reading score for ease of readability and many more…
Scribe can be used for WordPress, Drupal and Joomla. It also works as a standalone web-based application. The above features are just scratching the surface of Scribe so if you wanna know what other features they have, go to their website and get it.
How much is it?
It’s not free but there are various pricing plans for it starting from $17 per month to $97 per month with a 30 day money back guarantee if you don’t like it.
2. Thesis Themes for WordPress
If you are using WordPress for your website/blog you should consider using Thesis Themes as it takes away the headache of SEO or keyword optimization. It’s design is clean and SEO tweaks are hard coded into the design so you don’t have to worry if your theme is compatible with the search engines or if search engines might hate your theme design because it’s NOT SEO friendly. You also have the option of adding in your own meta tags for your:
- Custom title tag
- Meta description
- Meta keywords
- Robots meta tags
- Image title and alt tags
Once you get this theme you don’t have to worry about getting the All-In-One SEO plugin for WordPress.
3. All-In-One SEO Plugin
Ok, what can I say. If you don’t own Thesis then you should get this plugin (it’s free btw), as it saves you the headache of inserting codes into HTML if you absolutely hate fiddling with codes. Get this and your worries with SEO will almost be solved (but not quite yet since SEO is so complex, consider it as an art).
This plugin also allows you to optimize individual posts for the search engines as well.
4. Google Keywords
Google Keywords is a free tool to analyze any keywords and everyone uses it. Not that it’s not good but by far if you want something that works for you and free then use this too. Certainly, Google Keywords is not as powerful as Market Samurai as I will explain below.
Some of the problems with Google Keywords is that
- It doesn’t tell how to beat your competition
- no negative or positive keyword feature
But as a standalone web-based application for SEO keyword analysis, it does the job fine. It also allows you to get results based on countries and locations.
5. Market Samurai
Finally, Market Samurai is one of those keyword analysis tools that you MUST have! Yes it is pricey but if you are seriously thinking of bumping up your rankings by many folds this is THE tool for you. If you’re thinking of getting it cheaper, then sign up for a trial and you have the option to buy it earlier to buy it at a cheaper price. I’m not going into too much detail about Market Samurai as I already have a previous blog entry talking about it.
Check it out here. >>> Market Samurai Keyword Tool Review
One of the big benefits about Market Samurai is that it has the ability to spy on your competition when you’re competing for a specific keyword. It allows you to check their backlinks, the PR of their backlinks and it gives you an idea how to optimize your post further by tweaking your backlinks, keywords etc.
I hope you make use of these 5 SEO keyword tools for your website. Of all the 5 here, my highest recommendation would be
- Scribe SEO
- Market Samurai
- Thesis Themes
Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
Related articles on SEO Tools
- Market Samurai Competition Module
- Market Samurai Keyword Research Tool
- New Scribe SEO Content Keyword Search and Link Building Tools
- Is Google AdWords Keyword Tool Now More Accurate?
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