Content optimization is at the top of the list when it comes to On-Page SEO tasks for me. It's not just optimizing for SEO and SERP positions, but also for the eventual visitors of your site.
There are many ways to go about optimizing your content, but using one of the content optimizer softwares have gotten me there faster. There are options like Frase, SurferSEO, PageOptimizer Pro, and MarketMuse.
If you missed out on Frase's lifetime deal when it was on AppSumo, MarketMuse now has a lifetime deal on AppSumo that starts out on $69 for one code. That gets you 15 queries per month and 2 one-time credits that you can use for AI-powered Content Briefs (one credit) and First Drafts (one credit).
For comparison, SurferSEO is $59/month for 25 Content Editor queries per month and Frase is $45/month for 30 documents (queries) per month. They both offer other things on top, but if you're just optimizing content, those are the limits. So you can see how a lifetime deal will save you loads in just a couple months.
Buying more $69 coupon codes will give you more queries and one-time credits. The credits are a nice bonus as you can use them to generate a Content Brief to give you an outline for an article. Here's a sample of their Content Brief.
The First Draft is AI-generated by their own AI, not GPT-3. They shared a First Draft vs GPT-3 comparison on their blog.
I'm probably going to stick with Frase unless I see MarketMuse give a significant advantage in optimizing content. The Content Briefs and First Drafts don't seem worth it at the moment and buying more credits costs $100 per credit (insane for small affiliate marketers or even bigger ones).
I may still hold onto MarketMuse for now. AppSumo has a 60-day refund window, so I have a bit of time to test out the optimization and see if it helps the content more than Frase.
AlsoAsked aggregates, organises and displays “People Also Ask” data that appear in Google search results. You can interact with this data on the site to explore it, export it to image graphs for quick presentation to clients or into CSV format to process it with other tools, saving a huge amount of time.
If you use the "People Also Ask" questions when doing your keyword research and for creating FAQs in the content, this is a useful tool.
While in Beta, you can register for a Free Bulk account that gives you 1,000 searches/month. I don't know how long the Free Beta will last, so sign up for it now if you want to use it for free.
Robbie Richards shares his thoughts on the 4 best rank trackers for agencies, along with insights into features that agencies need for tracking client keywords.
As an affiliate marketer, you may not need all the bells and whistles, but it does give you a preview of analysis tips that you can potentially use for your sites and rank tracker. These are the 4 rank trackers he suggests based on his 10 key features:
- Advanced Web Ranking
- Pro Rank Tracker
None of them are that cheap, especially when compared to the no-frills SerpRobot at $4.99 per month for 300 keywords. Or even the Free Google Search Console.
I've been using Brand Overflow myself. It's more of an all-in-one SEO platform like SEMrush. The others mentioned here are focused on rank tracking. Brand Overflow and SEMrush also have keyword research and other tools available.
They all have free trials, so if you're not tracking your keywords now, you should look into them.