Alternatives to the SISTRIX Toolbox
We work tirelessly to improve our Toolbox with usefull features that help you in your day to day work and we believe that the prices for the Toolbox are very fair, considering the amount of data and features you get access to.
But what happens if you are just starting out with your website and you do not believe that you can afford our SISTRIX Toolbox yet? Well, first we would suggest you still get in touch with us so we can help you figure out what you really need for your future SEO success and how much the SISTRIX Toolbox would cost you.
If you are still not sure wether you have the budget after that, then don’t worry, we are not going to leave you out in the rain 😉 On this page you will find a number of free tools that you can use in order to get your online marketing measures off the ground.
All of these ressources are completely free of charge and we have not added anything, that we do not believe will help you better understand your website or the competitive surroundings.
Free Tools by SISTRIX:
SISTRIX Smart will quickly and easily perform free SEO-analyses for your website. Our crawler will go through your website just like Google Bot would and identify the most common SEO-mistakes. Additionally, you are able to set up a weekly ranking monitoring for up to 100 keywords.
Visit SISTRIX Smart – https://smart.sistrix.com
Optimize the title and meta-description for your websites in order to receive as many clicks as possible for your searchresult. The SERP Snippet-Generator will show you a preview of how other users will see your searchresults.
SERP Snippet Generator – https://www.sistrix.com/serp-snippet-generator/
Check any domain for changes in their SISTRIX Visibiltiyindex value for the German, UK, USA and Spanish country-indexes for the weeks of public updates to Google’s algorithms
Check Google Updates – https://www.sistrix.com/google-updates/
The hreflang-guide to international SEO
In this guide we will show you how to correctly handle multi-language websites when it comes to Google. Avoid duplicate content and learn how to use the hreflang link-attribute.
To the hreflang-Guide – https://www.sistrix.com/hreflang-guide/
Free Tools by Google:
think with Google
Google’s mobile friendly test site lets you type in your domain and will then give you a short numeric score of how mobile-friendly your site is, as well as how the loading speed for mobile and desktop are.
think with Google – https://testmysite.thinkwithgoogle.com/
Google PageSpeed Insights
This Google tool will analyze a URL and return both a numeric value on a scale from 0 to 100 of how quickly the page was able to load as well as give you clues on which parts should be improved. The evaluation is for both desktop and mobile versions of the page.
Google PageSpeed Insights – https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/
Google Mobile Friendly Test
Google’s Mobile Friendly Test tool will analyze a URL and give you a quick pass/fail for the mobile friendlyness of the page. If the page is not mobile friendly, you will also get the reason why this is the case.
Google Mobile Friendly Test – https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly
With Google Trends you are able to get trend data for any keyword you like, straight from Google. You will not see any search volume but a chart with the relative popularity of the keyword within your set region. Use this tool to figure out the seasonality of different keywords and see which terms users in specific regions use most.
Google Trends – https://www.google.com/trends/
Google AdWords Keyword Planner
You need a Google AdWords Account in order to use the Keyword Planer. Within this Google tool you are able to gather ideas for how much your SEO and SEA keywords are searched for. This tool will show you more data the longer your AdWords campaigns have been active.
Google AdWords Keyword Planner – https://adwords.google.com/KeywordPlanner
This analytics solution from Google has to be integrated into your website and will then give you insights into many aspects of how many visitors your website has as well as how they interact with your site.
Google Analytics – https://www.google.de/analytics/standard/
Google Search Console
Once you verify your domain with Google, you will be able to get a multitude of interesting information about how your pages perform on Google’s search results, such as the Click-Through-Rate (CTR). Google will also send you informational emails within the Search Console, for example if they think your site has been hacked or if a manual action was taken against the site.
Google Search Console – https://www.google.com/webmasters/
Bing Webmaster Tools
This is Bing’s version of what Google calls their Search Console. You will get insights into your website’s performance on the Bing search result pages, such as the Click-Through-Rate (CTR) and much more. You will need to verify your domain with Bing in order to use the Bing Webmaster Tools.
Bing Webmaster Tools – http://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster
The Moz Toolbar – Browser Addon
The Moz Toolbar is a free browser addon for the Chrome browser which enriches both websites and Google’s search result pages with additional information such as link data, HTTP status, social metrics and much more.
Moz Toolbar – https://moz.com/products/pro/seo-toolbar
SeeRobots – Browser Addon
This little browser addon for both the Chrome- and Firefox browsers will conveniently show you the information meta robots tag in the head section of the website your are viewing at that moment.
SeeRobots Website – http://www.seerobots.com/
Ayima Redirect Path – Browser Addon
This browser addon for the Chrome browser will resolve any redirects going from the webpage you typed in and will show you all of them in a path structure. This way you can quickly see if the correct redirects are in place.
Ayima Redirect Path – https://www.ayima.com/labs
Screamingfrog SEO Spider
The Screamingfrog SEO Spider is a standalone program for your PC which crawls your page like the GoogleBot does and enables you to dig deeply into your website’s structural data. Screemingfrog offers a free version which will crawl up to 500 URLs. The amount of data you will receive might be a little intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, you will be able to answer most questions you might have about how Google can see your website. Aside from the free version there is also a paid version of this tool, which comes with additional features.
Screamingfrog SEO Spider – https://www.screamingfrog.co.uk/seo-spider/
SeoTools for Excel – Excel Addon
As the most popular table calculation program worldwide, Microsoft Excel is at the center of many company processes. With the free Excel addon “SeoToolsforExcel” you are able to set up Microsoft Excel to run a large number of SEO related tasks. Aside from the free version there is also a paid version of this tool, which comes with additional features.
SeoTools for Excel – http://seotoolsforexcel.com/
Is SISTRIX really that expensive?
We sometimes get to hear that our SISTRIX Toolbox is too expensive at 400 Euro a month. Our answer to this is simple:
“While the price tag of 400 Euros per month is for all five of our SISTRIX Toolbox modules, you will probably not need them all.”
When we came up with the pricing model for the SISTRIX Toolbox it was always important to us that you get the best data for a fair price. This is why we split the Toolbox into five major modules (actually there are six modules, but we will give you access to our Universal Search Module for free, when you subscribe to the SEO Module). This way you can decide what data you need at the moment and book the modules accordingly.
Are you running a Link evaluation? Then you might only need the Link Module. If you are knee-deep in keyword research, you will find the SEO Module most helpful. And if you are trying to figure out how well the onpage optimization of you site is, you can get our SISTRIX Optimizer to crawl your site and evaluate the results for you.
For each individual module you subscribe to, the monthly cost will be 100 Euro. So if you only need the Optimizer, for example, then the SISTRIX Toolbox will cost you 100 Euro a month. If you need the Link- and SEO- modules, then the Toolbox will cost you 200 Euro per month, and so on. We will even automatically add rebates to the monthly cost from 3 modules on.
So if you thought that the SISTRIX Toolbox will set you back 400 Euros a month – which is actually still quite affordable if you compare the price to most other enterprise level tools – then it might be worth to get in contact with us. We will gladly help you figure out what you actually need and how much the Toolbox will cost you.
And please always remember that a large benefit of our Toolbox is the time you can save for your routine evaluations. Consider what an hour of your time is worth and how many hours per month the Toolbox can save you, while helping you increase the quality of your evaluations? If you and your time are valuable, then the Toolbox will not be expensive.