Question: What do you guys think of Hubspot?
Answer: Is that a place for a woman to find a good husband? In that sense, we think Hubspot might be an excellent tool. (That quip, courtesy of Noelle Decambra!). More seriously, Hubspot is part of the general rubric of paid – rather expensive – tools that seek to do your SEO for you, rather than have you holistically approach your website and your SEO. Hubspot is pretty expensive – upwards of $700 / month, last time I checked, and from its free evaluation, I can’t see that it provides any more insight than someone who has basic SEO knowledge (such as provided from the course) can provide.
So bottom line: Most, if not all, of the paid tools are hardly better than the free tools, and are certainly inferior to the free tools in the hands of someone with good or better than good SEO average. Save your money, and educate yourself.
For a more complete review, see: http://www.jasonmcdonald.org/blog/review-of-hubsite-grader-SEO.htm (Free Website SEO Analysis – HubSpot Website Grader, a Review).
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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