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Top 7 SEO Tools to Boost Your Content Marketing

Content marketing is becoming more important than ever before. Recent statistics show that B2B companies that uses content generate 67% more leads than those that do not.
While content marketing holds scads of benefits, it also involves some level of work; and finding the right tools to power your content marketing campaigns can make it even more daunting and time-consuming.
So, to help streamline the process, here are 7 helpful SEO tools you can use to improve your content marketing and position your business for growth:

1. Squirrly

Squirrly is a WordPress SEO plugin which lets you do keyword research right in your post editor.
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Squirrly

If you like to write content that’s both SEO and human-friendly, then this tool is for you. It not only let you optimize content, but also lets you measure the success of the content optimized.

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2. Google Keyword Planner

Google Keyword Planner tool is mainly associated with PPC and SEO , you can also use it to enhance your content marketing strategy.
  • Search for new keywords and ad group ideasThis feature is useful for generating content ideas. When you enter a word in the search bar, the tool will generate new keywords from the search. From the new keywords, you can find content ideas that are related to the keyword you entered.
  • Get search volume for a list of keywordsThis feature allows you to examine the popularity of the keyword. Precisely, you can see stats like average monthly searches and the level of competition a keyword has—high, medium, or low (though the level of competition is for PPC only).You can follow the stats to pick keywords that have high search volume and low competition (which are the best keywords to use for effective content marketing).
  • Multiply keyword list to get new keyword ideasThis feature enables you to create new keyword combinations.It does this by allowing you to enter the keywords into different columns. By this, you’d be able to discover new keyword combinations that you can use as content ideas. This will help you pick long tail keywords which works best when it comes to content marketing.
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    Google Keyword Planner

    3. Google Trends

    Google Trends shows the popularity of a given search term over time; it shows how often people search for a keyword and where they are searching from.
    This tool helps you stay ahead in your keyword research; it helps you see which keywords are best for your content strategy and which region to target.
    Google Trends has many search-related features which can be useful for content marketers.

    These include:

    • Trending searches
    • Trending on YouTube
    • Top Charts
    • Google Correlate
    • Explore

    These features will help you see where you’re going.

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    Google Trends

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    Google Trends

    4. Ahrefs Content Explorer
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    image: http://cdn2.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Ahrefs-Content-Explorer.png

    Ahrefs Content Explorer

    5. Google Analytics

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    Google Analytics

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    The result will look something like this:
    image: https://appsinuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Google-Analytics2-300×135.png

    Google Analytics

    6. Keywordtool.io

    Keywordtool.io is a free tool for finding the words that people search for on Google.
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    Keywordtool.io

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    Keywordtool.io

    7. QuickSprout

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    QuickSprout

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    QuickSprout

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