The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this 1. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I really thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is often a bunch of whining about some thing that you simply could fix should you werent too busy looking for attention.
Top 5 Free SEO Tools
Aaron Wall’s SEO for Firefox, is a Firefox extension that you can download and use on your Firefox browser. It was designed to append more data to Google and Yahoo’s search results for a quick and easy way to analyze your competitors. The great thing about this tool is it extremely customizable. You can tell the tool which data you want it to pull and which data you want to hide.
Here is the data that it can pull:
Check out Aaron Walls YouTube videoexplaining how to use SEO for Firefox.
This extension can be used in Internet Explorer or Firefox. Similar to SEO for Firefox, it appends data to each search result in the SERP’s. One of the benefits to this tool is you can save the data to a csv file.
Data it provides:
- Indexed Pages for Google, Yahoo, MSN
- # of Links for Google, Yahoo, MSN
- Alexa Rank
- Domain Age
- DMOZ Listing
- IP Address
Rank Checker allows you to see where a given URL ranks in the search results for keywords and phrases that you choose. It pulls your ranking from Google, Yahoo and MSN.
One of the great things about this tool is it allows you to run scheduled tasks. So you can set the tools to run every day, week or month. This is great for tracking the progress of your Search Engine Optimization efforts, to see if you have increased in search rankings.
You can also save projects or “presets” so that you may run them whenever you would like.
The “Export to CSV” feature is great when presenting to clients. It shows your rankings in a nice, clean format that is very easy to read and understand.
Website Grader is a SEO tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective.
All you have to do is put the website you want to analyze, keywords/phrases that you are trying to rank for (optional), and other competitor url’s (oiptional).
There are many “Spider Simulators” out there, however I feel this displays the information the cleanest. This tool will act as a search engine spider and crawl your website to show you what a search robot would see. This is a quick way to see if all of your pages are indexable or not by the search engines. This tool will also show you the content the spiders can see, as well as the meta data that is provided.
If you run this tool and you do not see all of your pages listed, you could have a navigational problem that should be fixed ASAP.
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Hi Mark, Is there any tool where I put the URL of any websites and that returns the phrases or keywords for which that website ranks in Google or other search engines? My recent post Should you furnish a buy to let?
I have not checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last handful of posts are really good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend. :)
very nice list ive only heard of one of these thanks for the tools list My recent post 3 website link building tips to build more links
That is very interesting ;) I like to read more info and learn something new every day... My recent post Wingsuit Basejumping - The Need 4 Speed- The Art of Flight
SEO Quake works really good with Mozilla Firefox. Disable it when it's not required or else your browser becomes heavy.
Yes, if you click the link at the top (in the header) that says write for us, it will give you directions on submitting a guest post. Thanks!
It's true, SEO quake has some great features. It is a bit heavy on the detail for me though. I think there is such a thing as too much info.