SEO: Measuring, Managing and Improving your website's search engine visibility [Wordpress Pretoria Meetup - 30 Jan 2019]

SEO: Measuring, Managing and Improving your website’s search engine visibility [WordPress Pretoria Meetup – 30 Jan 2019]

Measuring, managing & improving your website's organic visibility

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This post will serve as the resources page for my talk titled “SEO: Measuring, Managing and Improving your website’s search engine visibility” that is scheduled for 30 January 2019 at the WordPress Pretoria Meetup.

Below you will find the link to the checklist. Make sure to go to File -> Make a copy, and save it to your own Google Sheets.

>> Link to the SEO Health Checklist


Below are the links to some of the tools I use on a daily basis to optimize websites. Alot of these tools are free, and if you are doing SEO on just one website, the paid tools won’t really make sense as they charge a monthly subscription.

Useful Links

Google Analytics

Google Search Console

GT Metrix

Pingdom Tools

Interesting Read: How To Correctly Measure Your Website’s Page Load Time

200+ Google Ranking Factors article by Brian Dean from Backlinko

My Favourite Plugins


Paid: SEOPress Pro

Free: WordPress SEO by Yoast / All-in-One SEO

For speeding up sites

Paid: WP Rocket

Free: WP Fastest Cache

For monitoring broken links

Paid: SEOPress Pro

Free: Broken Link Checker (unfortunately hasn’t been updated for a year!)

My Favourite SEO Tools

For Keyword Research, In-depth Site Audits, Backlink checking

Paid: Ahrefs

Paid: Semrush

For Crawling Sites & Finding Technical Errors

Paid: Sitebulb

Limited Free Option: Screaming Frog

Two of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE tools for SEO (both are free!)

I cannot stress how much I love the combination of these two tools for keyword research, and content ideation.


Keywords Everywhere

Don’t forget to ask me how I use these at the talk 🙂 They are super powerful!

My favourite SEO blogs to follow

Don’t lend your ears to too many SEO “gurus”. These three guys REALLY know what they are doing.

Coffee or Steak?

I have a standing offer where I will gladly give away all my knowledge about SEO, websites, online marketing, etc in exchange for a coffee or a plate of food.

At the first meeting you pay for the coffee, and we chat for 30 minutes. You are welcome to ask me anything, and I promise to share all my knowledge.

At the second meeting we have lunch, again the bill is yours to pay. These typically last 60 minutes, and you can ask more questions.

If you have the need for a third meeting, it will be considered a consultation and you will be invoiced for my time. I need to pay for my other meals, you know 🙂

If you are ready to schedule a coffee consultation, you can go to the link below to grab a time slot that suits you:

Schedule a 30 minute Coffee Consultation

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