Resources: my recommended SEO tools and services

Tools

These are some of the tools and services I use for Writing For SEO, my consulting or other sites. I use them because they’re good, and I’m very happy  to recommend them to you.

Disclaimer: Some of these links are affiliate links. You won’t pay any more if you buy, but I’ll get a referral fee.

Hosting

WP EngineWriting For SEO is hosted at WP Engine. If you want commodity hosting at a rock-bottom price, look elsewhere. If you want to outsource your hosting and security issues it looks like a bargain. I love these guys!

For more about why I use WP Engine, you can read Why Good Hosting is so important for SEO.

My other sites are at A Small Orange, a host I’ve used for a decade or more.

SEO and Online Marketing Tools

SEMrush – if there’s one set of SEO Tools you should subscribe to, it’s SEMrush. It covers just about every base you’ll need – I seldom have to look for another tool – and is being constantly upgraded with more tools, nice tweaks and more comprehensive data. What’s more, the people at SEMrush are friendliest around.

Full disclosure: SEMrush currently provides me with a free Guru account as a regular member of the Dumb SEO Questions panel.

E-mail list management

AWeber – I’ve used AWeber for some time for e-mail list management and they’re a great company, with great e-mail management tools and analytics.

Business services

OK, on the surface these have nothing to do with Writing For SEO, but they are essentials for my business. You might find them useful, too.
FreeAgent Small Business Online Accounting
FreeAgent – a fantastic online accounting service that even I can understand! Sign up using this link, and you’ll get a 10% discount for the lifetime of your subscription – and so will I!

 

 

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