The 3 SEO Tools I Use Rank #1 on Google | Neil Patel


Everyone says you need to use a lot of marketing tools to do well on Google. You’re probably using 5, 10, 20 tools. But you know what? You don’t need all those tools to do well. Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today I’m gonna share with
you the only three tools you need to rank number one on Google. (relaxing music plays) Before I get started and showcase
these three tools for you, make sure you subscribe and follow me. Whatever social platform
you’re watching this video on, subscribe because each
week I’m gonna be bringing you new marketing knowledge. The first tool you need
to use is Ubersuggest. How many of you guys have
heard of Ubersuggest? If you have, just leave
a comment saying yes. It’s a free marketing tool
that I release for you. Yes, that’s right, you
don’t have to pay for it. The way Ubersuggest works is
you can take all the key words that you’re already
ranking number one for, or number two for, or
even on page one for, and put those key words into Ubersuggest. Ubersuggest will show you all the long-tail variations of that key word. Because check this out. Already ranking on Google
for a specific term. It’s really easy for you to rank for also the long-tail variations of that term. For example, if you typed in
the keyword digital marketing into Ubersuggest, you’ll see
tons of other variations. It could be about digital
marketing companies, digital marketing jobs,
digital marketing consultant, whatever the list may be. If you already ranked for that head term, using Ubersuggest will
give you a laundry list of hundreds and hundreds
of other long-tail phrases that you can mix into
your content and just instantly grow your traffic. When you do this and
you update you content, all it takes is roughly 30
days before you start ranking for a lot of those long-tail
key phrases as well. But the key is in not to just add those keywords into your content; you have to adjust your text. In which, you can’t just
add digital marketing jobs onto a page that’s talking
about digital marketing. You may have to add a few paragraphs around digital marketing jobs. And you need to blend it in. If it’s not natural, don’t
just add the keywords because you’re looking
for that extra traffic. But using Ubersuggest,
it’ll tell you how to get extra traffic by
just adding those extra long-tail phrases onto web pages that already rank for those head terms. The second tool I have for
you is Google Search Console. Yes, you’ve heard of this tool before. But very few people are using it. The reason I say Google Search Console is you don’t want to just use it
or log-in every once in awhile and have it tell you errors or notify you “Hey, something’s wrong with your site.” Or, “Hey, we notice way
too many 404 error pages.” Instead, you wanna use it
to A/B Test Your Title Tags. What you’ll find is, you
already rank for certain terms. But, if you perform a
search on Google, and if a 1000 other people
perform that same search, and everyone naturally
clicks on the second listing instead of the first listing, what do you think that tells Google? That tells Google that
hey, this second listing is way more relevant, so let’s move it from spot number two to spot number one. You wanna A/B Test Your Title Tags. Look at Google Search Console, look at the terms that
are ranking on page one and see if those terms
are in your title tag. If they are, great. If they’re not, make sure you add ’em. It’ll help you get more clicks. The next thing you need
to do is make your title tags more appealing by using
action words and verbs. This will all help you get more clicks. Also look at magazine articles. Magazines, or even the
cover of a magazine, they typically have catchy titles. How to lose weight in 30 days. How to shed five pounds in 30 days. 101 ways to do yoga as advanced person. I don’t know, I’m making ’em up here. But you get the point. Look at magazines for inspiration. By making your headline more appealing, you’ll get more clicks and over time you’ll start moving up in the rankings. The third tool I have for you is ahrefs. Out of all the paid
marketing tools out there, ahrefs is the number
one tool I love using. Why is that? It tells you everyone who is
linking to your competition. ahrefs has this cool feature
called link intersect. What it allows you to do is put in your three top competitors and
see who’s linking to them and who’s not linking to you. Cause with ahrefs, you
can put in the top three competitors plus your own domain name. This allows you to see
someone who’s linking to all three of your
competitors, but not you. The reason this is cool
is, if someone is linking to multiple of your
competitors, it tells you that that persons is receptive to link building and linking out to other sites. You have a much better
chance of getting that site to link back to you than
a site that only links to one out of all your competitors. Cause you know if they’re
only linking to one, they’re probably not into linking out to other sites within your space. So use ahrefs. Once you see a laundry
list of all the sites that are linking to your
competitors but not you, you can see what contacts are
linking to your competitors. It could just be they’re linking to them because they have amazing blogs. Well, if you don’t have
a blog, that’s what means that you should be creating
one and then you can reach out to those sites and be like “Hey, I noticed that
you linked out to three of my competitors, X, Y, and Z. I actually also have a blog and this is what we cover that they don’t.” Doing simple things like
sending those kind of emails is a great way to generate more links. Now, I know I said this
video just has three tools, but I thought it would be fun to include a fourth tool as a bonus. So as a bonus for you
check out subscribers, this isn’t an actual tool, but here’s how it’ll help you increase your rankings. Google is all about brand
mentions these days. The bigger the brand, the higher the sight usually ranks in Google. You wanna build a brand,
and you can figure out where your brand is by using
Google Trends, typing in your name compared to the
competition; it’ll show you if you’re climbing or decreasing. It’s really hard to build
a brand, but one thing that helps is having
people see your site and your content multiple times. Have you heard of the rule of seven? I’ve talked about this in past videos, but when someone sees
your brand seven times, they’re much more likely to convert and build that connection with
your brand and your website, whether it’s personal or corporate. So by using subscribers, when
people visit your website in their browser, they
can instantly subscribe just through one click. They don’t have to put in
their email or anything. And then, whenever you have
a new product or service, or new blog content, you
can send out a blast, keep getting people back to
your site, building that brand, so in the long run, your
rankings are gonna climb. Thank you for watching,
make sure you subscribe, leave a comment if you have any questions. Share the video, tell
other people about it. I really appreciate it. Thank you very much.

100 thoughts on “The 3 SEO Tools I Use Rank #1 on Google | Neil Patel

  1. Hey may I ask what tools do you use to make a video like this.
    I would like to start making videos like yours for my clients.

  2. thanks sir for this creation. really nice video.
    sir, ubersuggest is working for all particular area? like, i am form pune, maharashtra, India.

  3. I run a small blog where I want to post small articles based on latest offers and deals in India. But these posts become obsolete within 2-3 days. If Google indexes those pages, will it impact my rankings of other evergreen content? What should I do from SEO perspective?

  4. Hey Neil, just messaging to say that I really love all your content. I'm a marketing major and your content is really really amazing. Thank you

  5. FAO: Neil, I am in the middle of designing my website which is a creative digital agency which has 5 main services; web design, graphic design, digital marketing, photography & video. Am I better off having all these services in 1 website or should I set up individual websites for each services?

  6. i am about to start a corporate blog
    so what can i give free to entice customers in a corporate world. e book is boring

  7. Hey Neil,
    I just want to tell you that your email outreach idea worked 😍. I forget the video link but I really wanted to thank you.
    You're truly Genius.
    Best,
    Promothash Boruah

  8. Hey Neil I have a doubt. Let say (Suppose) (Example) I want to post two articles on my website 1. Best SEO Institute in Delhi 2. Best SEO Institute in London

    Will google penalize me? I have seen many bloggers. They do it and all are ranking on the first line, the first page of google. Confirm then I will tell you something 🙂

  9. Hey Neil , I seen videos on SEO, but doing so , if I want traffic coming only from Australia , not from other countries how I do that.

    Secondly SEO look easy , as a beginner how I do step by step.

    Thirdly how you do funnel techniques step by step.

    Fourth how to avoid black listed due to black hat methods.

    Please make a video love your video thanks

  10. Hi Neil, I have a question that it is probably useful for the community. Google recommends now to use new formats for the images. What is better JPEG 2000, JPEG XR or WebP? Thanks

  11. Every tool has it's own speciality, for instance, Ubersuggest suggests you keywords for free, Ahrefs has link intersect, and Search Console tells you about the keywords for which your site is ranking. Ubersuggest and Search Console are free but Ahrefs, though accurate, cannot be afforded by small-scale businesses. There are other SEO tools in the market that can help you strategise for SEO at affordable rates and provides you with similar services that Ahrefs offers.

  12. Great Neil thanks for sharing valuable knowledge before that we didn't pay any attention on Google search console just using smrush and ahraf tools for tracking and decoing competitors techniques.

  13. Hey Neil, I don’t know how I found you, but your ideas are about to make my 2019 start off right. Thanks for the free content🙏🏻. I’m about to launch a brand new e-commerce store with no prior data to the site and I really want to drive traffic to it. As google search console and ubersuggest are free, do you have any suggestion of a free tool that’ll do the the work of ahrefs. Of course I don’t expect same quality, just something to start the journey before I could afford the subscription. I’m a beginner. Thank you

  14. Hi Neil. Thanks for the great information.

    I have a question: as a starter I don't think I'd be able to purchase "ahrefs" as it seems something that's out of my budget currently. I have seen the tool and it's definitely amazing. Are there any alternative websites for that which are free? or is it okay to skip that in the beginning?

    I am already using Ubersuggest & Search Console before I even watched this video and it's a really helpful tool. Moreover, I also use Yoast SEO which is a great tool as well.

    Also, as a starter it's been just one week and my blog is about teaching people how to freelance, I generate around 50 visitors dailly and last two days it was 100 as well. Do you think this is a good start?

    I am having much research on SEO – most importantly regarding the content (h1,h2,h3 tags and other important things about on-page SEO).

    Waiting for your response. Thank you!

  15. Hey Neil, just wondering if you also know Salesgasm? They are re-posting your blog and videos on their site and I'm not sure if they are legit to organize Digital Marketing Seminars. Thanks!

  16. Hey neil. I wanna ask 1 question. Which is the best tool to find difficulty of kw, moz or ahrefs? Asking for suggestions

  17. Well! I've used uber suggest a couple of times, but it only works for specific countries like, UK/US etc. What about the rest of the world? I am using Google's Keyword Planner. Uber Suggest is more or less Google Keyword Planner. But the good part is, it shows who is ranking for the that specific keyword which is great.

  18. Neil this was extremely helpful. It’s soooo easy to get overwhelmed by all the tools available, so simplifying to a few makes more sense so we can focus on content and not tools.

  19. Awesome video! you just gained a new subscriber here. I got a quick question for you, since you mentioned Ubersuggest is great for getting long tail keywords for the keywords that you are ranking. Does it work as good if I dont have any ranking keywords currently?

  20. Great video Neil. Love your stuff man. I'd work for you for free. You mentioned the catchy titles for posts and videos. That being said Yoast always says to put the keyword FIRST if at all possible. Is it better to have the catchy title or ensuring to get that keyword FIRST and then adding in something catchy AFTER that keyword is placed in? Thanks

  21. Hi Neil, I did the quiz and got the following message.
    There’s a 93% chance you can drastically increase your traffic.

    Based on the analysis, there are a lot of on-page and off-page SEO issues you need to tackle. We emailed you a cheat sheet that goes over some advanced tactics that will help you boost your traffic.

    Now I did not receive an email (yet). Do oyu send it afterwards or was my email maybe written incorrectly?

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