Have you checked to improve the technical state of your blog?
And do you want your pages to be more accessible to search engines?
Have you spent so much on SEO tools yet?
There’s a solution: save time and money…
- To solve those technical SEO issues.
- To improve your blog.
- And to make it easily accessible to people through search engines, and the social media.
By using the best free technical SEO tools online.
This is no small SEO tools list found in one place. Trust me, I’ve tested and reviewed them.
And they’re in no order of priority.
Now, get to know them and what they can do for you:
1. Varvy Tools
Are you emphatically following the Google webmasters guidelines? Varvy is a blog audit tool created and developed by Patrick Sexton that has over 5 tools in it. What exactly do you want to know about your blog? This easy-to-use tool will expose everything for you. All the exposed errors can be rectified from here.
See, there are some pages HTML that may look the same. As the name implies, it’s all about duplicate content checking. This tool will have all these issues checked, and will of course give you a score in the end.
Make no mistake, “nofollow” all required links that need to be no followed with this WordPress plugin.
It’s a simple-to-use tool that indicates where your blog have been penalized by Google with dates of penalties, and all algorithmic updates.
This tool isn’t specially created for SEO, but can be used to crawl a good number of URLs.
Its diagnostic nature helps in solving technical SEO issues. Yours is to try it to see for yourself.
Like Google, Bing makes known to you things you need to know about your blog in their search engine result pages, any others issues that need to be taken care of.
7. URI Valet
Have you ever thought of going into server headers, objects, and redirects analysis? Check out this and more from URL Valet.
An ultimate technical SEO audit tool for mitigating blog pages performance. Don’t forget the speed of your pages is ranking factor.
Google gives insight of how they see your blog with the best sets of solutions to help you optimize your pages performance.
“Pages on high performing blogs rank significantly high than those on slow loading blogs”.
Check out my page speed…
Our blogs shows a different scene to search engines: users see your blog as you see it. Browseo will show you the exact picture of your pages to the crawlers. Have you ever set your eyes on how search engines crawlers see your blog?
My favorite among this list of free technical SEO tools is…
10. Google Analytics
One of the best free Google SEO tools online for bloggers. Google Analytics is used by almost all webmasters on the internet.
A German built tool with technical and some other SEO features.
Simply target a particular country or language by sending signals to search engines with this tool. Better still, you can use this to check if you’re not sure of the language you’re targeting. Do that by entering your URL for proof of what language or country targeted.
GTmetrix is a site loading tool, unlike Google Page Speed Insights. I check my blog’s speed with GTmetrix. Why? Find out yourself…
If you want to see other domains that are hosted on the same server with you, i.e. enter your domain or IP address into the box provided in the Reverse IP lookup. It will disclose all spam websites that are in the neighborhood: websites Google associate your blog with.
I was on Godaddy shared hosting plan when I first started Gallople for 6 months plus, and suffered the terrible ordeal of being in a bad neighborhood. I checked with this tool to confirm that bad experience. Thanks be to God I’m on SiteGround now: find out why!
Watch a video showing your blog and that of your competitor’s blog speed when comparing them. You see the video displaying each blog side by side.
16. Built With
Get more information about what’s at the backend…revealing technical issues in your blogging platform, or content management system. And that the exact job of Built With.
17. Schema Creator
The tool makes writing micro-formats easy: generate Schema markup for your content with this Schema creator to help search engines understand the content in your HTML. After creating the markup, copy and paste it on your blog. Take note that “use of Schema markup doesn’t correlate with higher rankings”.
One of the best free SEO tools online.
Google Search Console is for webmasters who care about their blogs. Create a Google search console account immediately after launching your blog. Google shows you all the essential things you need to know about your site.
What do you want to figure out about your site?
Get most of the basic answers from the search console: your structured data, search traffic, search analytics, links to your site, manual actions, international targeting, mobile usability, and many more.
Find errors by analyzing the syntax of your robots.txt file. If you find no errors, count yourself good to be following a valid format.
Be on the lookout for responses that are not 200 like 404 and 301, to mention a few using this HTTP header response checker.
WooRank did well by creating an asset like this among my favorite free SEO tools.
This Chrome extension will disclose valuable information about your blog from within your browser. This piece of powerful resource may be used for any other blog from your end.
Snippet review is for optimum results. Check your snippets appearance with SEO Mofo’s tool to see if you would like to edit them.
Deep crawl your blog to gather data about its URL’s with this amazing tool. Deep crawling to me is the first step in trying to solve technical SEO issues. Doing that reveals lots of much needed deformities to be corrected.
24. Frobee Robots.txt Checker
Have you checked your robots.txt file for errors yet? Do that now.
Cool for your local business SEO.
Watch out: check to find links that are breaking the Penguin algorithm rules. Then work on those links where you are at risk of anchor text over optimization.
Check your blog’s data all from different brands of SEO tools within Excel.
Follow one of Google webmasters guidelines in an easy way by using this smart tool: don’t forget your ALT texts and titles!
If you’re lazy, then SEO Friendly Images is your helper. It can take the file name and quickly turn it into an ALT text and title. How do you like it?
Another awesome tool to test your blog’s performance is DareBoost. Like Google PageSpeed Insights, DareBoost will show you which problem to deal with in order to get good performance.
SEMrush audits and spits out reports to show you where there are potential issues. It’s a multipurpose SEO tool.
Mobile friendliness is a ranking factor, so go for a test on this free Google Mobile-Friendly Test tool to find out if your blog is mobile friendly.
As you may have noticed the free google seo tools around. This is one good one to use. Use it for your markup verification. See in the image below how I’ve verified mine:
33. Panguin Tool
Link Panguin tool to your Google Analytics to see if your blog have been affected by any Google update.
Speed up your blog by checking to see if it conforms to best practices-get all the stats needed to figure out bottlenecks. You can also see how fast your blog loads from disparate locations.
35. Plugin SEO
This plugin will show you where on your blog pages to tackle issues.
36. SEO PowerSuite
Bloggers are on the move with this power suite more than before. Why? It has a suite of desktop SEO tools, Making SEO simple and interesting. Best for free SEO analysis.
37. Open SEO Stats
Another helpful Chrome extension: this is an information hub that will show your blog’s whois, indexed pages, and a lot more. You can solve any technical SEO issue that’s impeding on the progress of your blog from the information you gather.
38. SEO Toolbar
SEO toolbar gives loads of information about your blog. You can’t rectify anything until you know what’s wrong with it.
39. Spy on Web
Another reverse IP lookup tool of choice you need to try. Who on the web is using same GA code with you? Catch them with Spy on Web.
See those spam bots and the traffic from spammy sources? Get rid of them using Referral Ghost Spam Removal Tool.
41. SEO Site Tools
Chrome extension like Open SEO Stats.
Need more raw data than any SEO toolbar? Grab SEOQuake.
Do you have a valid sitemap, and are the links in it working or broken? Answer the questions with XML Sitemap Validator.
Every SEO plugin has unique features for sure: the one I like most about this plugin is the “bad bot blocker” feature. Know what? John Chow uses All in One SEO Pack, and I’ve used this WordPress extension before for Gallople too.
No use for this tool if you’re using ALL in One SEO Pack or Yoast SEO plugin. Automatically Generate XML sitemaps with this plugin for search engines to get your blog indexed.
Lipperhey checks your blog by analysis for detrimental issues. Not designed only for that but sure helps rectify all those technical SEO problems.
47. SEO by Squirrly
Squirrly sends Gallople’s site report every week detailing pass marks and all other SEO problems that needs to be rectified. Why not add this good plugin to your arsenal?
As usual, this tool reveals the dirty technical issues of your blog. One good thing is that it’s liked by many SEOs. Call Screaming Frog “a crawler” for short. Good and easy-to-use blog audit tool. The free version is highly good to use for cleaning up. But for more features, grab the paid version.
How good it is to see your blog from the search engine spider’s end. Use SEO-Browser for that job: enter your page URL address, check the captcha form and click the “simple” button, there you have it.
50. WP Smush
Image optimization: Smash to reduce the sizes of your image files to increase your blog’s performance.
51. Yoast SEO Plugin
Gallople is using this cool tool. A useful tool that has helped most bloggers out there, including maybe you is Yoast SEO plugin.
You think I hate paid tools, right?
I use them for advanced features.
As you can see, there’re both free and paid versions in this list. So, you can always start with a free version then later upgrade to premium.
Rest assured. All basic required stuff for the technical aspect of your blog can be found in these free technical SEO tools.
And I’ll update this list as time goes on to include more free stuff for your perusal.
What do you think?
Let me know in the comment box below.