If you are a new webmaster, blogger or an SEO consultant chances are you are overwhelmed with where to start, what tools to use and how to get cracking with creating or enhancing the digital footprint of your company or organization.

There are many choices when it comes to free SEO tools. Some of them offer a free trial and some are free for lifetime. Most Google tools like Keyword Planner, Google Webmaster Tools, Google Trends and Google PageSpeed Insights are all free to access. Google tools are the best place to start if you are starting out as a webmaster. You can always add more tools to your daily or weekly checklist as you gain more experience or your requirements grow.

Ahref’s Site Explorer and Backlink Checker are very powerful tools that come with a free trial and also offer restricted functionality on a free account. This is one of the most potent free SEO tools when it comes to link analysis and even content analysis. You can also use Moz Open Site Explorer for link analysis but it is not updated as frequently as Ahref’s Site Explorer.

A handy tool for any digital marketer whether they are into SEO or not is Moz Toolbar. The toolbar is an addition to the Chrome browser and displays stats like Domain Authority and Page Authority of any web page you visit right on the browser so you don’t have to go to Moz site to get these handy quick site facts.

This infographic has given you a handy list of tools to start your SEO journey, they are free so you can jump right in and get your hands dirty. Get cracking and let us know your feedback on which tools you prefer and what your experience with each tool is.


Infographic source: PageTraffic