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Reviews of different SEO tools that I use in my daily work as an SEO auditor and consultant.

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SEO Blog Articles

  • 40+ SEO YouTube Channels To Follow
    Last updated on May 21, 2022. Here is the list of 40+ YouTube SEO channels to follow to master SEO. You liked my list of SEO podcasts so much that I decided to create yet another list to help you…
  • Can I Learn SEO By Myself?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, Olga provides her commentary and insights on whether you can learn SEO by yourself. Can you learn SEO by yourself? Wondering if it is possible to learn…
  • Can I Learn SEO In Two Months?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, Olga talks about whether it is possible to learn SEO in two months. Can you learn SEO in two months? Wondering if it is possible to learn…
  • Can You Rank On Google Without Backlinks?
    Last updated on May 18, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, you will get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on whether you can rank on Google without backlinks. Can you rank without backlinks? Wondering if it is…
  • Can I Pay Google To Rank Higher?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, Olga will share her thoughts on whether you can pay Google to rank higher. Can you pay Google to rank higher? Wondering if there is a –…
  • Can You Rank For Multiple Keywords?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, you will get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on whether you can rank for multiple keywords. Wondering if your article or a page can rank for…
  • Are Too Many Keywords Bad For SEO?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, you will get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on whether too many keywords are bad for SEO, how many are actually too many, and how to…
  • Can I become An SEO Without A Degree?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ article, you will get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on being an SEO and having/not having a degree. Wondering if you can become an SEO without a…
  • 40+ SEO Podcasts Every SEO Should Follow
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Here is the list of 40+ SEO podcasts I follow to stay ahead of the SEO game.  If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I’m a big fan of SEO…
  • How to Find New Keyword Opportunities Using Ahrefs 
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Looking for new keyword opportunities for your website? Want to build upon your current SEO results? Looking for some quick SEO wins for your site? Great! This article is just for you. There are…
  • Are Meta Keywords Bad For SEO?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video you will get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on meta keywords. Are meta keywords good or bad for SEO? Are they still relevant? Do meta keywords…
  • Are Keywords Still Important For SEO In 2022?
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 👉 In this quick SEO FAQ video, you get to know Olga’s insights and commentary on whether keywords are still important for SEO. Are keywords still important for SEO? Are you wondering if you…
  • 7 Ways To Use Ahrefs Webmaster Tools
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Ahrefs Webmaster Tools is a free tool that allows you to use some of the functionalities of Ahrefs without being an active Ahrefs subscriber. If you cannot afford to buy Ahrefs or you simply…
  • Technical SEO Issues: 15 Examples & Fixes
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. 15 examples of technical SEO issues together with tips on how to fix them and further explanations.  In my work as a technical SEO consultant and website auditor, I come across a lot of…
  • SEO Tips (A List Of 70+ Tips For SEO)
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Here is a list of the best SEO tips that will help you become a better SEO and always stay ahead. The below SEO tips mostly come from Google documentation, my own experience as…
  • 180+ SEO Best Practices (From Google)
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. Here are 180+ best SEO practices based on the Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Starter Guide.  If you don’t have time to go through the entire SEO Starter Guide from Google or you need…
  • How To Audit A Site With JetOctopus
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. A full guide on how to audit a site with JetOctopus, an SEO crawler that you should add to your SEO toolkit.  A technical SEO audit is one of the SEO tasks that you…
  • SEO Basics Guide (+ Video)
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. In this guide, you will learn the SEO basics and get a basic understanding of what SEO is, how it works, what it involves, and why it is important. If you are new to…
  • Review Of SEOcrawl
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. I am very happy to review SEOcrawl, a new SEO tool that has just entered my SEO toolkit.  I have revied the tool in the following 10 areas, each area being one out of…
  • SEO Tools: A List Of Best SEO Tools
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. A list of 450+ SEO tools grouped into various categories of SEO to help you enrich your SEO arsenal. SEO tools are the bread and butter of every SEO. However, the number of SEO…
  • 65+ SEO Audit Tools
    Last updated on May 17, 2022. The list of 65+ SEO audit tools for both more and less advanced SEOs.  Here is the almost complete list of SEO audit tools. It took me a lot of time to compile this…
  • 15 Ways To Check Why Your Site’s Traffic May Be Down
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Is your site experiencing a traffic loss? Are you wondering if it’s because of the Google algorithm update? If your answer is YES, then this is the guide just for you.  Google has recently…
  • SEO Glossary: 200+ SEO Terms And Terminologies
    Last updated on October 3, 2021. Here is the SEO glossary that contains all the SEO terms and definitions every SEO should know. I wish someone had given me a similar glossary of SEO terms at the start of my…
  • Google Analytics 4 Basic (SEO) Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here I am showing 10 simple and useful things that SEOs can learn about their sites from Google Analytics 4. Before I do that, I need to make a small disclaimer. I am a technical…
  • Google SEO Tools (A List Of 50 SEO Tools From Google)
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here I’m sharing with you the list of 50 Google SEO tools that you – as an SEO – should know about and use.  Together with setting the bar higher for websites, Google –…
  • 79 Best Chrome Extensions For SEO
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. A list of 79 Chrome SEO extensions together with descriptions, screenshots and download links. Here is probably the longest list of SEO Chrome extensions. It took me more than a week to compile this…
  • How To Perform An SEO Audit Using Google Search Console
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here I’m showing you step by step how to audit your site with Google Search Console only. SEOs when doing SEO audits always use a site crawler like Sitebulb or/and Semrush Site Audit as…
  • Guide To Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The Core Web Vitals guide to help you get your site ready for the upcoming Core Web Vitals update. Core Web Vitals are a set of three metrics, such as Largest Contentful Paint (LCP),…
  • First Input Delay Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. First Input Delay (FID) is a user-centric metric used by Google to measure the interactivity (load responsiveness) of a website. FID is one of three Core Web Vitals metrics (the other two being Largest…
  • SEO Takeaways & SEO Tips From Google I/O 2021
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. Here are the most important SEO takeaways and SEO tips from Google I/O 2021.  I binge-watched the SEO sessions at Google I/O 2021. This part of Google I/O is especially useful for SEOs who…
  • How To Check If A Website Is Mobile-Friendly
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. 6 quick and easy ways to check if a website is mobile-friendly. The mobile-friendliness of a website is one of FIVE Google page experience signals that also include Core Web Vitals, safe browsing, HTTPS,…
  • Google Page Experience Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to the Google page experience signals with lots of pro tips and insights. The Google page experience signals are a set of signals that allow Google to assess how a user…
  • Largest Contentful Paint Guide
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is a full guide to Largest Contentful Paint with optimization and measurement tips. The Largest Contentful Paint (LCP) is a crucial user-centric metric used by Google to measure a website’s perceived loading speed….
  • Tools To Measure Core Web Vitals
    Last updated on September 10, 2021. A list of 23 tools to measure Core Web Vitals (together with screenshots, instructions, and usage tips).  Measuring Core Web Vitals does not need to be tricky if you know what tools to use…
  • How To Audit A Site With Sitebulb
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. A full guide on how to audit a site with Sitebulb in 30+ simple steps with clear instructions, screenshots, and a lot of pro SEO insights. If you have been following me for a…
  • How To Find The Sitemap Of A Website (In 8 Ways)
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. In this short guide, I’m showing you how to find the sitemap of any website in 7 easy ways.  Identifying and analyzing the website’s XML sitemap is one of the basic tasks every SEO…
  • Cumulative Layout Shift Guide
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to the Cumulative Layout Shift and tips on how to measure and optimize CLS. Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) is a Core Web Vitals metric that measures the visual stability of the…
  • Google Product Reviews Update & E-A-T Audit (And Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. The Google product reviews update & E-A-T audit checklist with 55+ items that dig deep into the tips and recommendations provided by Google. The recent Google product reviews algorithm update has come as a…
  • Core Web Vitals Audit (35+ Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 23, 2021. A full Core Web Vitals audit checklist with explanations, examples, possible fixes, screenshots, and more.   Core Web Vitals are becoming a THING in SEO. The best way to get your site ready for the…
  • On-Page SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on November 14, 2021. The essential on-page SEO checklist (70+ items) that every SEO should always have at hand. Thanks to this on-page SEO checklist, you will get to know 70+ on-page SEO elements that are essential if you…
  • Google Page Experience Audit (15 Steps & Audit Template)
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. A full guide on how to do a Google page experience audit to get your site ready for the upcoming page experience and Core Web Vitals update. Google page experience signals measure how website…
  • Website Redesign SEO Checklist For 2021
    Last updated on October 3, 2021. A website redesign SEO checklist that will help you preserve your rankings when doing site redesign.  Doing website redesign (properly) is a very difficult task most of the time. Recreating something complete and functional…
  • How To Add And Remove Users In Google Search Console
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. In this mini-guide, you will learn how to add a new user to Google Search Console. I will also show you how to remove users, and more! Google Search Console provides the most valuable…
  • Guide To Google Safe Browsing
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The Google Safe Browsing Guide: what it is, how it works, why you should care, and how important Safe Browsing is in the context of Google page experience signals.  About six out of ten…
  • Alternative Search Engines: 25 Alternatives to Google
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. The list of 30 alternative search engines (other than Google). If you have wanted to look for something online but wanted to go with search engines besides Google, this is just the article for…
  • 19 Search Engines That Do Not Track (Privacy Search Engines)
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. Here is the list of 19 search engines that do not track their users.  Whenever people want to look up something or learn something new over the internet, they invariably turn to Google. However,…
  • Technical SEO Audit (188+ Steps)
    Last updated on March 18, 2022. The guide on how to perform an in-depth technical SEO audit that only experienced SEO experts can do. This is a complete technical SEO audit checklist that will let you perform an in-depth technical…
  • How To Access Robots.txt In WordPress
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. In this short guide, I’m showing you how to create, access, and modify robots.txt in WordPress in 4 simple ways.  If you are serious about your website (and especially if you have a bigger…
  • How Long Does SEO Take To Work?
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. My experiences and thoughts on how long SEO takes to work.  The question of how long SEO takes is indeed the most often asked question about SEO. It also happens to be the question…
  • Crawl Budget Optimization Guide
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. The full guide to the crawl budget and the crawl budget optimization with tons of pro tips. Google crawl budget is the number of resources Google uses to crawl a website. In other words, it describes the…
  • Guide To Google Instrusive Interstitials
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A full guide to Google intrusive interstitials (and a lot of tips and best practices). Have you ever opened a website on your mobile phone, and instead of the content you were looking for,…
  • WP Rocket Review: The Best Caching Plugin For WordPress
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Here is an in-depth review of WP Rocket, a WordPress caching plugin for making websites load faster. The review discusses the features of WP Rocket, its pros & cons, and compares WP Rocket with…
  • Difference Between HTTP and HTTPS
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. A quick guide on the difference between HTTP and HTTPS (and how it relates to SEO). HTTPS is part of page experience signals that Google uses to quantify key areas of the user experience….
  • How Long Does It Take To Learn SEO?
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Wondering how long it will take you to learn SEO? How much time do you need to spend learning SEO to become an SEO specialist? Or to land your first job as an SEO?…
  • Semrush Review: An In-Depth Review Of Semrush
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. This is probably the most in-depth review of Semrush you can find on the web. A detailed review made by an SEO expert who loves testing SEO tools.  Semrush is a professional all-in-one SEO…
  • Serpstat Review: In-Depth Review Of Serpstat
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is a really in-depth review of Serpstat, one of the most popular professional SEO tools.  The purpose of my review was to decide if I want to add Serpstat to my daily SEO…
  • Bing Search Operators
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. Here is the list of 30+ Bing search operators you can use to become an efficient Bing user. Bing search operators are special commands you type into Bing to refine, narrow down and filter…
  • Google Passage Ranking & Indexing
    Last updated on July 31, 2021. Google passage ranking (also called passage indexing) is one of the biggest announcements around search in 2020. Even though this is only a small ranking change in Google, the topic generated a lot of discussions…
  • Guide To Google Search Console Crawl Stats Report
    Last updated on August 24, 2021. Here is the complete guide to the new Google Search Console crawl stats report. The guide is based on the documentation from Google and my own analysis of the report. The crawl stats report…
  • 50+ Google Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. The full list of 50+ Google search operators to help you search more effectively and find exactly what you are looking for. Whether you are an SEO or not, the below Google search operators…
  • 50+ Gmail Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 50+ Gmail advanced search operators with specific examples and some extra search tips for Gmail.  Gmail search operators are special commands that let you refine and filter your Gmail…
  • 25+ Google Drive Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 25+ Google Drive search operators that will help you become a more efficient Google Drive user. Google Drive search operators are special commands you type in the Google Drive…
  • 50+ YouTube Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. A full list of 50+ advanced YouTube search operators to help you find what you are looking for. YouTube search operators are special commands that you can use to refine and narrow down your…
  • How To Verify Google Search Console Via WordPress
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. In this quick tutorial, I will show you how to verify Google Search Console using WordPress in 3 simple ways. Google Search Console is undoubtedly the number one SEO tool that every website owner…
  • 25+ Yandex Search Operators
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. Here is the list of 25+ Yandex search operators that will make you a more efficient Yandex user. Yandex search operators (or search parameters) are special commands you type into the search box together…
  • How To Find Organic Traffic In Google Analytics (& Filter Out Spam Bot Traffic)
    Last updated on October 26, 2021. In this super quick beginner SEO tutorial I’m showing you how to find organic traffic in Google Analytics and make sure that spam bot traffic is not skewing your data. Google Analytics (GA), a…
  • Is Your Rank Math Sitemap Not Working? Here Is A Fix.
    Last updated on May 15, 2022. Rank Math is a really awesome WordPress SEO plugin that I use here on SEOSLY. Some users of Rank Math report that their Rank Math sitemap returns a 404 page and that Google Search…
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