If you're thankful for any other new free SEO tools, please give a shout out and begin a discussion about them in the comments section below.
1. GA Data Fetch Tool for Google Docs
This is a handy tool I’ve been using quite a bit recently to pull Google Analytics metrics into Google Spreadsheets.
Thanks to Jamie Steven of SEOmoz
2. Schema CreatorRaven Tools published built this with impressive speed after the announcement of Schema.org.
3. Excel for SEO
This is part tutorial, part tool, generously made available by Distilled
4. SEOmoz Toolbar for Chrome
The on- and off-page metrics provided in this toolbar are incredibly handy on the fly in an agency setting, and let’s not forget their Firefox toolbar. Here is more information about SEOmoz's Chrome Extension - thanks to SEOmoz for this tool.
5. Chrome Scraper Extension
Thanks to Justin Briggs putting this tool on my radar. Here is his summary on the tool and how it can be used for data extraction and SEO.
I’ve already found this tool useful for extracting data from a website for a redesign, and for gathering current on-page elements for analysis such as title tags, heading tags, etc. from a group of pages.
6. Competitive SERPs Analysis in Google Docs
Thanks to Tom Anthony for posting, and SEOmoz for hosting.
Very useful for competitive analysis, keyword research, and beyond (e.g. identifying competitors for on-page analysis and link opportunities, etc.).
7. Search Volume in Excel
Thanks to Richard Baxter for posting, and SEOmoz for hosting.
8. Bing Webmaster Tools Improvements
If you haven’t used Bing’s improved WMT suite, it’s time to start! Aside from tool improvements and multiple-user access, these updates are proof of Bing’s willingness to take feedback and listen to users and webmasters.
A large set of improvements were announced and launched in June, and even more updates were announced earlier this month.
9. Open Site Explorer Improvements
Open Site Explorer is better looking, more user-friendly, and sports some reporting upgrades that are more than worth a mention (and a thank you to SEOmoz for making this tool available for free).
I had no choice not to list Google+, because of its influence on search and communication in our industry this year. I’m a big Google+ fan btw – my Facebook use has remained the same but I’m never on Twitter anymore.
11. Google Analytics v5
A few improvements worth noting:
- Multi-Channel Funnel visualizations
- It measures Site Speed
- Custom Dashboards
- It's prettier
- Webmaster Tools integration
12. Future Rank
In-house and agency SEO professionals alike have been able to use this tool since April 1st to shock supervisors, get promotions, and land giant deals by predicting ranking improvements more accurately than ever before.