SEO Tools & Resources
Hosting, Themes, Plugins, Keyword Research, Tracking, Analytics, Langing Pages, …
SEO Tools We Use
Using the right tools for your SEO can impact your success and/or the time it takes to implement. We use tools to save time and increase efficiency and accuracy. We also don’t want to subscribe to too many tools that can become expensive. In our agency, we spend over $1500 per month in tools that allow us to save time and be more efficient.
The tools on this list have been tried, tested and/or actively used by me and my team. I have experimented with many tools that do the same job and this list is constantly being curated to ensure accuracy.
Many of these links are affiliate links, which means I may get a commission if you purchase. However, none of these tools has paid me to put a link here. If you prefer to skip the affiliate part, you can just open a new tab and navigate directly to the tool’s website.
Siteground – If you’re starting from the very beginning, moving from a site like Squarespace, or are not happy with your current host. I recommend creating a website with wordpress.org and hosting it with Siteground. Siteground will help you set up a wordpress.org (which is free) on their host. It’s an effective and affordable way to make sure your site is always up and running. They offer one of the fastest, most secure and helpful support hosting around. I use them myself!
There are three plans to choose from:
- The StartUp plan is perfect for people with one website that are starting now
- TWS RECOMMENDATION: The GrowBig plan is a great value for money offer, including the option for multiple websites and the SuperCacher that greatly improves a WordPress and Joomla website speed
- The GoGeek plan is perfect for people with e-commerce and larger sites, or more geeky development needs like staging and GIT integration
WordPress Theme (Site Builder)
Divi by Elegant Themes is the most widely used WordPress theme on the internet. Divi is powered by the Divi Builder, an insanely fast and incredibly intuitive frontend-editor like nothing you have seen before. It will change the way you build websites forever.
It offers a power visual builder, which allows visual creatives a chance to create and update using their strengths.
WordPress and Showit Designs
The Design Space, by Melissa Love, has a beautiful collection of WordPress designs for Divi or ProPhoto and Showit. The Design Space is your one-stop shop for great design. Modern, clean aesthetics combined with easy-to-use web & print designs, give you the power to create the brand you’ve always dreamed of. It’s perfect for small creative businesses, who want to achieve a consistent look on every platform. Every design is handcrafted, tested to make it as easy as possible to use and comes with great tutorials and support.
WordPress SEO Plugin
Yoast SEO: the #1 WordPress SEO plugin. The Yoast SEO plugins add specific functionality to your website that will help you to improve your position in the organic search results.
Some benefits include:
- Get more visitors from Google and Bing.
- Save time with the redirects manager.
- Improve your site structure with internal link suggestions.
- Attract more visitors from social media.
- Take your SEO strategy to the next level and get Yoast SEO today!
Photographer Grade allows you to save time and money by building reviews for you. It will automate your effort to acquire monitor and amplify your customer’s reviews. Photographer Grade provides an easy and unobtrusive way to ask and remind customers to review your business on the sites that matter to you. We call it a “review funnel”.
*The first month is free
The Photo SEO Academy teaches you how to plan, add, and grow SEO on your websites. Learn step-by-step how to plan, implement and grow your SEO on the Showit, WordPress, or Squarespace web design platform so you can book more clients.
Citations are an integral part of local SEO. It’s important to have the top directories include your business info.