A samurai sword held by a ninja student of Simba Academy who is about to discover the wonders of Technical SEO tools and software
A samurai sword held by a ninja student of Simba Academy who is about to discover the wonders of Technical SEO tools and software
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Technical SEO Tools

Below are  essential technical SEO tools. Technical SEO tools should help you identify issues with your website: speed, mobile-friendliness, security, crawling, indexing, etc that affect your organic search performance.

NameFeaturesWebsite URL(s)
Google Search Console “GSC”

The Google Search Console gives you tools and reports help you measure your website’s Search traffic and performance, fix issues, and make your web pages rank in the Google Search results.
Use it to check:Whether Google can crawl and index your web pages.Indexing problemsSearch traffic for your websiteHow often your website appears in Google SearchWhich search queries your website is ranking forHow often searchers click through to your web pagesAlerts from Google about indexing errors, If you have any manual actions/penalties from GoogleWhich websites link to your website (Backlinks)Issues with AMP (Amplified Mobile Pages)Issues with Mobile-Friendliness
Get started with Google Search Console > https://search.google.com/search-console/about 
Get Google Search Console Tutorials  from:
Google > https://support.google.com/webmasters/?hl=en#topic=9128571 
Backlinko (text) > https://backlinko.com/google-search-console 
Surfside PPC (video) > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMOny6RDjtg 
Bing Webmaster ToolsLike Google Search Console, Bing Webmaster helps you see how your website is performing in Bing search results, find out how people are getting to your website,https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster 
Screaming Frog
The Screaming Frog SEO Spider is a website crawler, that allows you to crawl websites’ URLs and fetch key elements to analyse and audit technical and onsite SEO. 
Use it to check:Missing web page titles, Missing meta descriptionsMissing meta keywords.HTTP error codes e.g. 40X, 50X etcErrors with web page URLsErrors in the use of canonical tagsInternational seo issues i.e. hreflangIssues with paginationWebsite architecture issues.Get started with Screaming Frog > 
https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/# 
Screaming Frog (text) > https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/user-guide/ 
Big Leap (text) > https://www.bigleap.com/blog/the-ultimate-beginners-guide-to-using-screaming-frog/ 
Matthew Barby (Video) > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUsJDnpxsVE 
Google Analytics “GA”
Google Analytics is a web analytics service that tracks and reports website traffic.
Measure organic traffic coming to your websiteSee which content drives most organic traffic to your siteSee how website visitors engage with your websiteMeasure content engagement i.e. time on page, bounce rates, etcMeasure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applicationsMeasure website conversionsGet started with GA >https://analytics.google.com/analytics/web/  
Get GA tutorials from: 
Google > https://analytics.google.com/analytics/academy/course/6 
Moz > https://moz.com/blog/absolute-beginners-guide-to-google-analytics Rankin Academy (video)> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBeMELnxdIg 
Beams Us UpA free, desktop crawler for crawling your website to identify technical seo errors etc.http://beamusup.com 
Log File Analyser By Screaming FrogSEO Log File Analyser allows you to upload your log files, verify search engine bots, identify crawled URLs and analyse search bot data and behaviour for invaluable SEO insightUse it to check crawl frequency for your websiteIdentify large and low web pagesFind web pages that are not being crawledFind broken links and errorshttps://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/log-file-analyser/ 
SEOLyzerA free tool to help you understand how Google and other search engines view your website.
Use this tool for log file analysis and crawling your website for Technical SEO audits.
In addition to having a similar functionality to Log Analyser By Screaming Frog, SEOLyzer can help you with targeted log analysis i.e. can find out which groups and type  of web pages are the most crawled 
https://seolyzer.io 
Link Redirect TraceA free “All in One redirect path analyzer” Chrome/Firefox browser extension.
Use this extension to reveal information about rel=canonicals,robots,txt directives, HTTP headers, etc
https://www.linkresearchtools.com/seo-tools/free-seo-tools/link-redirect-trace-extension/ 
View Rendered SourceA free Chrome browser extension for auditing the Javascript on your websitehttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/view-rendered-source/ejgngohbdedoabanmclafpkoogegdpob/ 
CloudflareA free CDN (Content Delivery Network) that helps speed up your website by caching your web pages and making them readily available at servers nearest to your website visitors.https://www.cloudflare.com/ 
Lighthouse By GoogleUse it to analyze the performance of mobile pages and PWAs (Progressive Web Apps)https://developers.google.com/web/tools/lighthouse/ 
PrerenderThis software pre-renders your Javascript etc to make it easy for search bots to crawl your website (i.e. single page application SPA). The software uses a headless browser to perform the action of loading all your assets into a static HTML for the  search engine bots to crawl. 
This approach allows you to build your website using the latest JavaScript frameworks like React, Ember, and Angular and not worry about Javascript SEO issues.
Web crawlers are trained to read HTML, but not trained to read JavaScript Single Page app as something more than just one HTML page
https://prerender.io/ 
Ultimate Guide To Javascript SEOJavaScript SEO is the branch of SEO that focuses exclusively on the optimization of JavaScript websites to make sure they’re crawled and indexed properly by the search engines.https://www.onely.com/blog/ultimate-guide-javascript-seo/ 
Verify Bingbot by BingUse this tool to check heck if requests to your website are from genuine Bing Bot IPs.https://www.bing.com/toolbox/verify-bingbot
W3C ValidatorCheck to make sure your HTML code is validhttps://validator.w3.org 
Web Dev ToolsSee how well your website performs. Then, get tips to improve your user experience. (remember All tests are run using a simulated mobile device, throttled to a fast 3G network & 4x CPU slowdown)https://web.dev/measure/
Crawl BudgetCase Study on how large ecommerce websites can optimize their crawl budget.https://engineering.skroutz.gr/blog/SEO-Crawl-Budget-Optimization-2019/ 

Website Speed

Web page loading speed helps with customer experience therefore influential with website ranking in the search results.

NameDescriptionWebsite URL
WebPageTest.org
Run a free website speed test from any location around the world using browsers at consumer connection speeds and get detailed optimization recommendations.https://www.webpagetest.org/ 
Google Pagespeed InsightsPageSpeed Insights analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster.https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ 
DareboostEnables you to test, analyze and optimize your website performancehttps://www.dareboost.com/en 
GTMetrixA popular web page speed performance measurement toolshttps://gtmetrix.com/analyze.html 

Mobile-Friendliness

Making pages mobile-friendly increases user engagement on mobile devices. It can also help you rank better in search results pages (SERP)  on mobile devices.

NameDescriptionWebsite URL
Google Mobile Friendly Testing Tool
Use this tool to test how easily a visitor can use your page on a mobile device. https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly 
Mobile Friendliness Test Tool
It analyzes your  website or webpage and tells you whether it is mobile friendly or not.https://www.bing.com/webmaster/tools/mobile-friendliness 
Mobile First Index CheckerThis is a mobile first index checker. This tool is useful if you have a different mobile  website to your desktop websites.
This tool checks if your website is mobile-friendly ie. there is no difference between the desktop version of your website and the mobile version.
Get a Mobile Page Speed score and get mobile page speed optimization suggestions
https://zeo.org/seo-tools/mfi/ 
Test My Site By GoogleTest the speed of your mobile website.https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/feature/testmysite/ 
The Page-oscopeThis is a mobile phone emulator i.e. imitator that lets you see and compare mobile landing pages on more than 50 types of mobile phones. It also shows the browser and bot view of page source-code, which is critical for testing your technical SEO for mobile friendliness.https://mobilemoxie.com/tools/mobile-page-test/

Schema/Structured Data Markup

Search engines use structured data to generate rich snippets, which are small pieces of information that will then appear in the search results.

NameDescriptionWebsite URL
Schema Generator By Abrankings
A Schema generator using JSON-LD Microdata. Use it to create structured data markups for a Person, Product, Event, Organization and Event
https://abrankings.com/tools/schema-generator 
Schema.org / Structured Data Testing Tool By GoogleThe Structured Data Testing Tool (SDTT) provides a variety of ways to develop, test, and modify your structured markup. Use it to identify issues with your Schema markup coding before the codeis implemented. Because if it incorrectly used Google will just ignore it.https://search.google.com/structured-data/testing-tool/ 

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