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12 Free Google SEO Tools

Before you spend any money on a search-engine-optimization campaign for your website, take advantage of Google’s free tools to optimize your site and increase its PageRank. And if you are just starting out with SEO, check out Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide PDF.

Here is a list of free Google tools for your website’s SEO campaign. There are keyword and trend tools, website optimization tools, tools to increase your backlinks, and more. All of these tools are free.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics.

Google Analytics.

Google Analytics lets you measure sales and conversions, and gives you access to your visitors’ behavior. Understand which parts of your website are performing well, measure the success of your social media programs, and create better-targeted ads. Price: Free for users with less than 5 million page views a month.

Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Webmaster Tools show you how Google crawls and indexes your site. Learn about any problems Google is having indexing your site’s URLs. Identify the top search queries that drive traffic to your site, as well as any links to your site. Share information, such as how often your important pages change, to improve your site’s visibility. Price: Free.

Google Insights for Search

Google Insights for Search.

Google Insights for Search.

Google Insights for Search lets you compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames for any search term or phrase. Track search terms, and find potential customers based on their search volume. Price: Free.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool

Google AdWords Keyword Tool.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool.

Google AdWords Keyword Tool is a great way to get keyword ideas and find the best text for your audience. Identify what words or phrases will drive the most traffic to your site. Determine what keywords are the most profitable if you plan to use Google AdSense. Price: Free.

Google Alerts

Google Alerts.

Google Alerts.

Google Alerts are, according to Google, “emails sent to you when Google finds new results — such as web pages, newspaper articles, or blogs — that match your search term.” Enter a keyword or phrase, the type of data you want to retrieve, the volume of results you’d like, and get it all via email. Monitor your competitors or track the latest relevant Google results. Price: Free.

Google Trends

Google Trends.

Google Trends.

Google Trends give you popular search terms. You can also compare trends for multiple search terms, or get daily unique visitors for multiple sites. Take advantage of trends in your keyword campaigns to get a jump on your competitors. Price: Free.

Google Website Optimizer

Google Website Optimizer.

Google Website Optimizer.

Google Website Optimizer is Google’s website testing and optimization tool. Test individual elements or complete page layouts, and identify your most effective site elements. Fix and deploy compelling landing pages. Identify the winning content combinations that drive conversions. Price: Free.

DoubleClick Ad Planner

DoubleClick Ad Planner.

DoubleClick Ad Planner.

DoubleClick Ad Planner is a tool to help you plan an effective online advertising campaign. You can also use it to search competitor websites for traffic statistics, such as page views and keywords searched. Use the information to tailor your own successful campaign. Price: Free.

Google Page Speed

Google Page Speed.

Google Page Speed.

Use Google Page Speed to analyze and optimize your website. Identify why your site is too slow, and apply best practices to make it fast. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates, and encourage the health of your site. Price: Free.

Merchant Center

Merchant Center.

Merchant Center.

With Merchant Center, upload your site’s product data so it is available to Google Product Search — soon to be “Google Shopping” — and other Google search services. Allow shoppers to easily find your site using Google Product Search or Google.com. Price: Free.

Google Site Map

Google Site Map.

Google Site Map.

Google Site Map is a way to tell Google about the pages on your site. Creating and submitting a site map helps make sure that Google knows about all the pages on your site, including URLs that may not be discoverable by Google’s normal crawling process. Use Site Map to provide Google with site information, such as content metadata or update schedules. Price: Free.

Google+

Google+.

Google+.

Google+ is Google’s social media platform to share, collaborate, and create. Starting a Google+ account and developing your brand through Circles helps get high PageRank backlinks to your website. Price: Free.

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  1. Gichuki Karanja June 13, 2012 Reply

    Thanks for listing and discussing the 12 free SEO tools from Google. No new webmaster should have excuses of not doing proper SEO for lack of tools yet they are available all over the net. I particularly love the Google Alerts because it gives me the opportunity of aggregating new content from the leaders in the market, which I then clarify and share with my readers.

  2. Davor Krajec June 14, 2012 Reply

    I have the Google SEO tool number 13 – Google Global Market Finder – http://www.google.com/adwords/globaladvertiser/marketfinder.html

  3. Matthew Peters November 8, 2012 Reply

    I am a programmer from San Francisco and have spent my career working for top SEO/ reputation management companies. Through my experience, I have come to discover that SEO companies are unethical with how they present their services. They convince people who aren’t tech savvy that SEO is technologically advanced and should be left in the hands of an expensive professional, but that is not true. Anyone can do SEO easily.

    That is why I chose to branch out and create SearchManipulator.com, based off “do-it-yourself” SEO software. Our mission is to give you the power to manipulate search results in your favor, without having to pay the high prices asked by SEO companies. I’m not trying to make money for myself or my company, I am trying to bring honesty back into this industry. Money means nothing to me, which is why I’m giving away the software for free. All I ask is that you make a generous donation to "The Susan G Komen for the Cure" (ww5.komen.org/Donate/Donate.html) or a similar charity in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, and for my grandmother who is bravely fighting the disease.

    The free SEO software: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hkmomhohdpkpinbmkmckhkofedoohjeh. You have to download "Google Chrome" (www.google.com/chrome), which is a free web browser from Google. It’s faster and more reliable than Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla FireFox.

  4. Noone Seeme December 12, 2012 Reply

    Very informative article and useful information and tools outlined for anyone wishing to cut their teeth on monitoring their website/page performance. Although I use an inexpensive premium software programme which puts all my tools under one roof: ‘Webfire’ for my on and off page Google-Seo work I also use a few of the above mentioned tools.

    Please note even though the above tools will aid your work you must be aware they are only aids and you do have to role up your sleeves and get down and dirty with a load of work that need to be consistently done namely:

    1. Page Content
    2. Regular Content Updates

    I have gone a stage further and set up a small information page purely to outline the 6 SEO Fundamentals you need to implement to play with the big boys … If your serious about steadily climbing the search engine rankings.

    On exit I would like to reiterate that the above fore mentioned free Google-Seo tools will be of great valuable to you and even if you don’t use all you will be in a good place if you use at least one or two along with your bread and butter SEO work. If you’re wondering what the Bread And Butter work is… Quality Content and Updated Relevant information.

    Don’t forget at your leisure you may wish to recap on the 6 Fundamentals SEO you need to employ to your Internet presence.

    Stan Nelson. (Webfire from Stan Nelson)

    http://seoawebsite.org/index.php/google-seo/

  5. Stacey Lee July 26, 2013 Reply

    Google Tools are really the best tools and no other tool like it. Though there are some tools that provided insight of some Google tools, like Colibri Tool this is based on my research of best seo tools. It really caught my attention knowing that this tool has this highlight. Here is the link to that tool: http://colibritool.com.

  6. radu October 16, 2013 Reply

    Excellent SEO digest. Totally agree with the DIY point of view, especially for start-ups that don’t have the money to hire SEO companies.
    Also, there’s another good tool besides Webmaster Tools that can check your search engine inclusion: http://seocloudis.com/test-search-engine-inclusion/

  7. neon austin February 6, 2014 Reply

    hi guys,
    i have use google enliven seo tool .if ur fresh website and u want high page rank pls use this tools it’s free of cost tools-http://www.enlivengroups.com

  8. navin govil March 1, 2014 Reply

    plz also mention one more thing that is “how can we use these tools”

  9. Kasi March 7, 2014 Reply

    This is the time to update this post some of the Google SEO tools are stopped by Google

  10. Trevor McBayne June 4, 2014 Reply

    How do I get these tools

  11. Harikumar October 1, 2014 Reply

    Thanks for sharing about list of free google seo tools. great job

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  12. w3webtools.com November 23, 2014 Reply

    Thank you for your list of SEO tools.

    Please add another powerful SEO Analysis Tool http://w3webtools.com

    • sandybrown December 28, 2014 Reply

      this all are awesome….thank you for discussing.

  13. Bhoomika May 4, 2015 Reply

    Thanks for providing beneficial information.

  14. Farid June 30, 2015 Reply

    Hello Sig,
    Thank you for sharing your post. The above mention google tools are helping me to perform SEO tasks. I like the google trend tool, it helps me in updating with the trends.
    Thanks

  15. javed August 21, 2015 Reply

    I am onwing more than 10 websites. is it possible to add all the 10 sites in SEO Tools with single login, OR do we need to create new for each and every one