The top tools you can use to support your first page ambitions.
There are Four Foundational Ingredients you need if you want to succeed online:
- A technically sound site
- Quality content and
- Authentic Link Activity
We can thank technology for the ability to capture, measure and analyze the success of SEO strategies, content campaigns, and outreach efforts.
Not to mention grant you more: time, freedom, creativity, opportunity, fun and yes – profits.
But, it can be – o v e r w h e l m i n g.
I’ve been there, staring at the screen thinking.. WTF!?
Analysis paralysis is nobodies friend – and I don’t want you pulling your hair out over the sea of metrics, tools and “tactics” at your disposal.
This list is a product of countless hours of testing software systems, apps, plugins, and extensions to help streamline the Link Building, Content Creation and Outreach process.
- Scout out and scoop up broken links
- Dissect your competitors’ strategies
- Hone in on killer keywords
- Create and cultivate cool content ideas
- Discover influencer contact info
This list of the Top 58 Link Building Tools will ensure your link acquisition ambitions are made a reality.
Alright, let’s get into it.
I’ve broken it up into 10 sections:
- SEO Research
- Analytic Trackers
- Local SEO
- Anchor Text
- Content Inspiration
- Influencer Research
- Broken Links
- Backlink Clean up
- Project Management
The following tools offer detailed insights you can use to determine which keywords to go after based on search volume and performance, as well as data on competitors links, and industry content gaps (i.e. link opportunities).
Powerful audit assistants, these tools will help you analyze discover SEO weaknesses and get detailed reports on strategy performance.
Additionally, they will provide invaluable inspiration and support in finding topics worth targeting for your guest posting and content campaigns.
- Fresh Link Finder
- Google Webmaster Tools
- KW FinderLink
- Link Explorer
- Link Miner
- Link Prospector
- Market Samurai
- Microsite Masters
- Moz Pro
- SE Ranking
- SEO Quake
- SEO Site Checkup
- SEOTools for Excel
Fast, accurate data updates on the daily. That’s what you need in order to keep a pulse on which efforts are positively impacting organic rankings and those that are hindering your sites rise in the SERPs. Knowing the latest and greatest performance standards of your (and your competitors) – keywords, backlinks, content and more will prevent you from painful Google penalties, and missed opportunities. Get custom reports with the click of a button and know exactly where and when to take action and why.
Whilst these tools will do what the previous ones listed can, their focus is on the local scene. Clear, easy to understand citation focused reports will ensure your local search rankings are tracked, citations are optimized with consistent and accurate NAP submissions, and an active and engaging Google my business profile.
Content & Influencer Research
Quickly identify what content is working well in any industry. Get an aggregate of top articles delivered directly to your inbox. Establish niche focused networks, and know where to find the major influencers you need to scale your content in search.
- Epic Beat
- Authority Spy
- Muck Rack
- Ninja Outreach
Broken Link Prospector
Crawl the world wide web with ease and reveal broken links that are hyper-relevant to your industry, niche, and market. With a systematic approach in place, these tools will help scale your site in the SERPs.
Backlink clean up
Don’t waste any more time stressing over a low quality, “spammy” backlink profile. Manage the threat of Google penalties, remove your backlink worries, and quickly compile/clean a Disavow file. These tools will help set your backlink profile straight with Google Search Console.
Generate intelligent anchor text ideas for when you building a link to your site. Model your anchor patterns after top ranking sites. Whether you’re trying to build links for your homepage, commercial pages or blog articles, gather natural anchor text suggestions that’ll help you go from idea to implementation faster.
Scout out the best email addresses, effortlessly generate leads, build relationships, and promote content, and build quality, long lasting links. Keep track of all of your conversations, and use deep insights to track your conversion. Easily manage the entire process no matter how many emails fly into and out of your account.
Simple, intuitive and easy to use. A flawless management system is a defining difference between those who grow in production, awareness, and profits – versus those who struggle. Clear connection and communication between your operations, clients, and deliverables is the key to limitless potential.
And there you have it!
58 of the most widely used resources in the SEO researching, content creating, outreaching, link building world.
To make thing super simple, I’ve put together a quick and dirty reference guide to ensure you find what you need fast.