SEO Tools have sprouted up from engineers, hackers, wanna-be SEO’s and legimate Search Engine Optimization companies. Several are free, and very good.
But, the fact is – you don’t have to be an engineer to run them. Our compiled list below is used daily by professionals and newer users alike.
Start putting these tools to use and notice how they impact your own online business.
#1 – Ranking Analysis
This tool can unveil extremely valuable information on how you can break into the top 10 search engine positions. Check it out at this url http://www.webuildpages.com/cool-seo-tool/
#2 – Sitemaps
xml-sitemaps.com, they have created a sitemap generator that enables you to create a xml sitemap for Google and a text-based sitemap for Yahoo. In addition, the generator can also create an optional HTML sitemap for human visitors. Go to http://www.xml-sitemaps.com for step-by-step instructions on how to get started.
http://www.highwebsiterankings.com/site-map/ is an extension to the tool above.
We also like www.sitemapdoc.com – a little buggy though. Make sure to create an account in Google and Yahoo, and get the Sitemap into those administration control systems.
#3 – Keywords Analysis
For a keyword tool that has it all, go to http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword/
#4 – Keyword Rankings
This tool allows you to track numerous keyword rankings like # backlinks, #pagerank and #daily, weekly and monthly changes in your rankings. Take control of your search engine rankings at http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/keywords/
#5 – Link Harvesting
Link Harvester is open source, so web masters are free to share it and developers are free to improve upon it. Do your own link analysis at http://www.linkhounds.com/link-harvester/
#6 – PPC, Reports, Link Partners & More
* perform keyword mining * use Web site analysis to improve your rankings
* create link popularity reports * quickly and easily find likely link partners
* use automated, semi automated, and guided submission to search engines and directories * manage your PPC campaigns * analyze your search engine rankings.
This is the grand-daddy of all tools: webceo.com. Free SEO Tool download, desktop edition.
#7 – Page Strength
Relative importance of pagestrength http://www.seomoz.org/tools/page-strength.php
#8 – Link Popularity
We like www.urltrends.com for beginners.
#9 – Alexa Rank
http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/alexa-rank-comparison/ and make sure you download the alexa toolbar.
#10 – Keywords Density Analysis
#11 (bonus) – SEO tool or not?
Not. But, it is very useful in determining the geographic location of an IP address using a bit of AJAX and Google Maps. http://www.seomoz.org/ip2loc/ip2loc.php