Updated: Jun 11
For those of you who are trying to make a passive income from home with a website, there are a ton of free tools and services to help you work smarter and harder. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is absolutely FUNDAMENTAL to your site. Please see below for some invaluable tools and resources.
WHAT IS SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION?
Search engine optimization is the art of aggregating eyeballs to a specific website with various online techniques and practices.
WHY SHOULD I USE SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION?
Simple. So you can get more traffic! It's like having a perfectly nice car, but no wheels. You aren't going to go anywhere! It's like owning a small boutique business in the middle of the mojave desert. You may have everything... But nobody is there! The point is to monetize it right? You can't do that without website traffic.
Super easy way to schedule email and follow up. Schedule emails at appropriate times, get read receipts, follow up reminders, and more. You can get a reminder if your email doesn't get a reply and add a smart calendar assistant to schedule meetings faster.
If you know the beast that is Youtube, then you know you need to pay attention to it. Google spends so much time indexing Youtube because it takes up over 50% of internet traffic. WOW! VIDIQ is a Chrome extension that gives you invaluable insight into optimizing for your YouTube channel.
Browseo is a web application that allows you to view any webpage without distractions caused by styles. Easily see how Google views your website. Make adjustments and more.
To make smarter SEO decisions, Oncrawl is an award winning platform that analyzes your content, log files, and search all your data at scale.
SEO lifeblood is keyword research. This free version of the keyword tool generates up to 750+ long tail word suggestions. You can use it free without using an account. VERY helpful.
Ugly email is the #1 most downloaded Gmail extension for blocking read receipts and other email trackers. You can is it for Chrome or Firefox. When a tracker is detected, it shows the icon of an eyeball in the subject line to alert you that a tracker is hidden inside the email.
GTmetrix helps to speed up your website. They will analyze it for you and it will run optimization tests for you.
Ahrefs is a friendly guide to link building. See the Ahrefs blog.
It's called Jungle Scout. It's a very helpful software that allows you to leverage real customer search data from Amazon. It helps you to pinpoint major trends, adjust your listing, and boost your pay per click campaigns.
About the Author
Matt Jones is a writer and entrepreneur with multiple businesses who loves inspiring others to reach their full potential. He is also a musician, educator, and world traveler whom has been to over 65 different countries on all 7 continents.
His personal mission is to create and inspire. He is from Los Angeles, but is now based in greater London where he lives with his wife and son