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10 of the Best Digital Marketing Tools to Leverage in 2021

Mar 4, 2021
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10 of the Best Digital Marketing Tools to Leverage in 2021

The web offers thousands of tools for digital marketers. With so many options, selecting the best tools for your needs can be a long and overwhelming process. Each year, we put together a list of some of our favorite digital marketing tools for you and your team to put to the test. Keep reading to review the best digital marketing tools for 2021. 

10 Digital Marketing Tools for 2021

SEMrush

If you’re serious about improving your SEO strategy, you’re going to want to check out SEMrush. SEMrush is our team’s favorite all-in-one digital marketing tool. This tool provides assistance in performing keyword research, position tracking, and identifying backlink opportunities. You can even use this tool to perform a comprehensive technical SEO audit. SEMrush’s latest update features enhanced content marketing, advertising, and social media tools as well. 

SEMrush offers free and paid subscriptions. With a free account, you are limited in your ability to pull data and use some of the tool’s features. This is why we suggest starting out with a 14-day free trial to explore some of SEMrush’s popular functions.

HubSpot

HubSpot is an essential tool for all things necessary for executing a seamless inbound marketing strategy. At SMA, we use HubSpot as our CRM and CMS, as well as for email marketing, blogging, social media and to build landing pages. You can even review important KPIs using HubSpot’s new and improved analytics tools. If you’re looking to learn more about inbound marketing, HubSpot Academy offers a large collection of free certification courses that will teach you useful information to help you grow your marketing strategy. 

Moz

Moz offers a great selection of both free and paid SEO tools. With the help of Moz, you can easily perform site audits, keyword research, and monitor your search engine rankings. We highly recommend using the MozBar Chrome plugin, which provides instant metrics while viewing any page or SERP.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is an obvious choice for anyone in the digital marketing space. At first glance, this tool can seem a little advanced, but if you use it to its full capabilities, you will receive a ton of insight into how your users are engaging with your site. 

If you’re looking to increase your understanding of Google Analytics, we recommend exploring the Google Analytics Academy. This is a collection of free courses that will help you learn everything there is to know about the platform so you can use it to its full potential.

Canva

Canva is a great tool for creating professional-looking graphics. No matter your design experience, you can easily use this tool to create social images, CTA buttons, and infographics for free. Canva offers a large selection of templates, clip art, and fonts to help you customize your project. This is the perfect tool for someone who doesn’t have access to more advanced design platforms like Photoshop or InDesign. 

Screaming Frog SEO

Screaming Frog is an easy-to-use SEO crawling tool. This tool provides important SEO-related information about your site that you can download and keep on file for reference. Screaming Frog covers everything from basic on-page SEO elements to more high-level insights like HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

We like to use Screaming Frog to help identify any site errors that may be impacting SEO. You can link this tool with others like Moz or Google Analytics for even more information.

Frase 

Frase is an awesome content optimization tool that every digital marketer needs in their back pocket. Frase uses AI to provide advanced content insights that can help boost your search visibility and your web traffic. Use Frase to optimize your existing content or help you write new and improved content. 

Content research can take hours. Frase automatically provides an intelligent outline for almost every topic across the web. In seconds, Frase provides a list of related topics, headers, FAQs, statistics, recent news, and interesting facts that you can use to quickly build a powerful piece of content. 

Frase is a paid tool, but they do offer a free trial so you can test it out before making a commitment. 

BuzzSumo 

BuzzSumo is a research and monitoring tool that can help identify trends around specific topics. This tool can help you generate blog or social media ideas, create high-performing content, monitor your brand’s performance, and identify influencers you may want to consider partnering with. Though BuzzSumo is a paid tool, you can register for a free 7-day trial to test it out before committing to a subscription. 

Structured Data Testing Tool 

If you’re leveraging structured data on your website, the Structured Data Testing Tool is an absolute must. This free Chrome extension tests the structured data on any webpage with the click of a button. Use this tool to ensure your pages are properly marked up or gain some insight into the types of schema your competitors are using. 

Detailed SEO Extension

If you’re looking for quick SEO insights on any webpage, the Detailed SEO Extension is a great option. This free Chrome extension generates important SEO data in seconds. Uncover any page’s title tags, meta descriptions, schema, and internal links to ensure your pages are optimized correctly. 

Digital Marketing that Drives Results 

With such a large selection of digital marketing tools, it is important to know how each one will benefit you to help drive results. With the help of these tools, you can ensure digital success! If you’re struggling to develop a digital marketing solution for your business, contact SMA Marketing today. We will help you develop a digital marketing plan to make 2021 a year of company growth!

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Amanda Marra

By Amanda Marra

Amanda is an Inbound Strategist working from her home office in Port Orange, FL who is passionate about SEO and the Inbound Methodology. As a Florida native, she enjoys spending her spare time at the beach with her beloved dogs, Bentley and Kona.

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