I love a tool. Just give me give me Give me I love tools, So I’m going to show you my favorite tools, There’s a lot but I’r going to show you 4 today that I think are critical to any business. Owners, digital life, First of all, with graphics, I have a graphic arts degree. From Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design here in Colorado, And if I never Went into Photoshop again, I would be just fine because it takes so long Like I’d go in to make one graphic and I’d like three hours: I’d come out of there.
With my eyes kind of like hurting me – And I had one graphic done So – I’ve stopped Using Photoshop Love you Photoshop, but no more Look at my screen here. I use a Tool called Canva, So it’s like canvas without the S. And boy. This has been a Lifesaver for me, I can nerd out on this tool all day long. So here’s what I do. Just to kind of pull back the curtain is I’m at home, I’m in my living room.
I’ve Had a long day I put the laptop on my lap. I turn on a Cake show and I go to town and I make graphics Now – maybe I’m showing my nerd But that’s something fun and creative I can do And I can still be relaxing and Read my shows, So this is something that is so easy. That’s why I can do it. Canva is genius because what they’ve done is they’ve taken away the guesswork Around how big does that graphic need to be You’ve got a banner? You’ve got social Posts that are one size you got Instagram stories that are one size.
You Got Twitter, I mean it’s like crazy, as a business owner trying to figure out all These different sizes We’ll check this out. You can see here we got YouTube. Blog art, Instagram Story, Facebook Cover Facebook posts, YouTube thumbnail. I Mean they’re all in here, Which is fantastic Now, as you scroll down you’ll See these are all of my designs And the designs are saved in here. So if I want To go in and change it, I can easily do that So here, you’ll see, this is a recap.
Of my articles this week, So they give you all of these different design templates. Which makes my life so much easier. I don’t have to bring all this creative Energy to the party anymore: They bring it for me. So if there’s a specific event, So here you’ll see these are all of my YouTube articles. So what I’m going to do is I’r just going to make these smaller. I can just fit that Piece in Or if I don’t want that one I can just go in i’m going to copy this, I’m going to Delete all that, So what you do is you select that Now I can come in here and I Can say: love your website visitors? Oh my gosh.
You see how easy this is. Then. I can Come down here and I can put findability com Done Then I export that it’s ready. To go and post to my blog, This makes your life so much easier because all the Thought work around the look and feel is done for you Now one more thing I wanted. To show you is over here under uploads, you can upload all of your own content. So you’ll see here I’ve got pictures from my events.
I’ve got thumbnails from my YouTube blog, So I can go in and I can post Something So let’s take a look at this, So I can go in I’m saying I’m not Going to use this background, I’m going to get rid of that, I’m going to pull This up So have a article that we produce every single day Monday through Friday, So here you’ll see, there’s my article thumbnail. So now I can go and I Can say: “? Okay, I want the background to be black.
”, I’m going to add text So you’ll See here that they have all different kinds of text Now you don’t have to use The whole thing You can just use a piece of it: I’m good just going to use this One I’m going to click on that, I’m going to make that the color that I need. You know This is the primary area, what you can say:…, Okay. This is the font that I want. They have hundreds of fonts in here.
You can also upload your own font, which is Fantastic And also you can have your brand colors saved in here as well. Now I’m going to take that and I’m going to make that yellow I’m going to spread this Apart, It’s very very intuitive There There’s my graphic. I go ahead and Download it I can download it with the transparent background. I can compress The file, so it’s not too big And I can also adjust it You’ll see here.
I can Make it into a JPEG a PDF, a PDF print, a article or an animation, And now I’m done And then I make another one. So what I do is I go in here and I create these Images and then I use them as templates, So you just use this little copy page And then what I’ll do is I’ll go in I’ll grab another image and I’ll do the same. Thing over and over again Now I’m building sustainability in my Designs, So when clients see these or followers see these articles, they’re used To this look and feel on the website and on my social media, So cool right, I love Canva, So great All right, the next tool – I absolutely adore, couldn’t do my business Without it, it’s SEM rush And that search engine marketing rush, SEMrush.
Com You’ll see here, This is a tool. It’s not free. You can get a 7-day free trial if You sign up and give them your email, But this tool has been probably the most Significant tool in my arsenal when it comes to understanding human behavior Data, Let me login and I’ll show you what I mean: Now this tool is $ 99 a month, That’s the smallest. They have So when you log in There’s a lot to look at here, but let me just show you some of the highlights.
First of all, there’s just the dashboard, So what I can do is I can come in here. I Can put in my any domain name, you want, We usually put in the clients domain Names Now I’m going to be able to see a list of keywords that my website Currently ranks for So you’ll see here that I have 453 Keywords I currently rank for. I can see how many people are linking back to my Website Close to 2,000 And I can see the distribution of traffic, So you See that US is most of my traffic.
I get some nice amount from the UK, Canada Australia, I can also see how many people, looking at my website on mobile devices, Which is awesome, I can also see my top keywords right here. So, like you’ll, see Here I ranked the bottom of the page for SEO coaching and then I’ve got a bunch Of other phrases, If I want to see the full list, I can see that as well. Here we Go? Here’s all the keywords I currently rank for.
So it’s important to understand. That I can take a look at these and I can make sure that the content that I am… The content that I’m optimizing for is actually showing up here in the search Results: okay And where does a search in there? Alright, Now we’re going to go to Keyword analytics Now, I adore…. This is a tool called the keyword, magic tool. I Love, it Just add, word magic to anything and it Sounds instantly better: Okay, here’s magic Now I’m going to go in here, I’m just going to put in like.
… Let’s just do SEO! Workshops So I put SEO workshops in And now it’s going to give me all. The variants to that So you’ll see I’ve got 110 searches per month. For SEO workshop Now, keep in mind that’s an exact match phrase so just SEO. Workshop, It has 110 searches a month, that’s well over 1200 Searches a year And if I can break page one of that, That’s going to be really good. For my business And here you’ll see, I have SEO workshop Los Angeles SEO.
Training workshop And you’ll see how much smaller the search volume is. There So SEO workshop has 110 searches per month And then you’ll see There’s always an interesting difference between the plural and the singular. So Make sure to always look at that, So that’s another one of my favorites There Are so many great tools in here, Just the ranking tool and the keyword, magic tool? You’ll be in a really good spot to do amazing keyword, research.
There is a lot Else going on here and we’ll have many many articles on sem rush, but this is one Of my favorite tools, The next tool that I absolutely adore is a tool called Answer The Public: Now it’s got this Willie strange guy with a ridiculously Large sweater Don’t really understand that, but it does certainly get your Attention Now I’m going to come in here and I’m going to put SEO workshop Actually was Going to put SEO This is a tool that, if you put the smaller version of a keyword in Here, you’re going to get a lot more recommendations.
So, as I come down here, I’r going to get questions, prepositions comparisons, alphabetics and related, And Look at this whoa You’re like…. Okay, that’s a lot! What It’s doing is it’s showing you all the ways that people think about SEO And This gorgeous graphic, So you get the how? Where can will, which? Who are? What? When And why So every single angle of that keyword, The front the back and the sides? Now this is great you can see.
When should you SEO when to stop SEO when to Use SEO versus SEM So I’m getting a ton of great ideas that… Like here will SEO. Exists in 5 years, I could have it in a article series. Remember findability is About understanding how people think and then molding and Crafting your content to meet that request. So human intent through data When you’re looking at this, these are humans. This is What people are putting into a search engine and they’re looking for help, So If you can point your content, your thought leadership around what you’re Seeing in this graphic, you’re going to have much better traction than just kind of Making stuff up from scratch in your own head Now, you can also download the Boring CSV file, or you can save this gorgeous image, Put it up in your cubicle Or in your room or in your office and you’ll, look instantly smarter because It’s super cool.
Now, if you come down you’re going to get Prepositions comparisons, this versus that and then every possible alphabetic That you can imagine Now what you’re seeing here…. Do you guys see the gray, The Gray, numbers on here is actually search volume, So you’ll see here SEO agency Gets 18,100 searches per month? That’s not something that answer the Public is giving me it’s giving me… It’s from my next favorite tool, which is Called keywords everywhere Now: keywords everywhere is a plug-in or I’m sorry, an Add-On to Google, Chrome And you’ll see what it does is it takes all the data From Google and overlays it on top of answer the public, It also shows up in Google search results, So what I’m going to do is pop over here.
So finally, Keywords Everywhere is absolutely fantastic. It’s a very simple Install so let me show you what you need to do Once you go to keywordseverywhere.Com, install for Chrome, first You’re going to see this guy Go ahead and add it Mine’s already added but go ahead and add it to Chrome. Now, once you do that You’re going to see this little tiny guy See that right there, So I’m going to click On that Then you’ll see a right here.
Settings So go to settings right here. And you’re going to get API key. So then you’re going to go to API key, give your Email address and then agree to the terms and conditions It’s going to send you An email it comes from Kevin. I don’t why it’s comes from Kevin, but it always Shows up in your spam filter.Sso make sure you go to your spam filter find the Email from Kevin Click on that and you’re going to get your API key Copy that and then put it in And then we’re going to go to keywords everywhere.
And then you’re going to validate Now here’s what happens when you do this It’s a little bit kind of weird So post in the comments below. If you have any Questions about how to do this, I’m more than happy to help you. You can also Email me at Heather @ findability.Com And I’m more than happy to walk you Through how to get this set up All right so now we’re going to go to google.Com and I’r going to now type in any keyword, So let’s go ahead and put SEO workshop.
Okay, So what you’re going to see here is it’s giving me the recommended pull-downs. So You’ll see here, it’s got SEO workshop NYC SEO workshop Melbourne. You see all These London Philippines, These are all the different ways. People search And you Can also see that I can put just SEO workshops and I’m going to get different. Phrases Now what you’ll see here for SEO workshops is: it gets a 170 searches a month.
Look at this, though Over here integrates into the search results, all of these different suggested Or related keywords, So you’ll see SEO. Training gets 6600 searches, But it’s Going to be much more competitive Certification, Of course, we have all the Moz and then we have SEO training course Now. If I come down here, you’re going to see A lot of other phrases that I might consider for content generation, So I am Absolutely crazy about keywords everywhere: It is a fantastic tool and it Is absolutely free Yay for free, So have fun, Canvas free Of Course SEM rush you’re going to have to pay for, but it’s absolutely worth the money.
Answer the public is a free tool as well, as is keywords everywhere, So have fun. Geeking out over my favorite tools – And I hope you enjoyed them as much as I do – Let me know how it goes with these tools, Because I know they’re not they’re brand new To you, They’re not new to me, so I can talk about them all day long every day, But I want to make sure that you’re getting the value from these articles as Well So, post in the comments below You can also follow us on instagram at Findability_Underscore university And we post a bunch of other tips, tricks Tools that you can use in your normal everyday online marketing strategy, We’d Love to see you on Instagram, You can find us on Facebook, of course, and Subscribe here on YouTube, We’d love to have you read our future content.