A lot of people wonder what SEO tools to use to help optimize their website and make it better. I will list a few things I’ve used to do just that.
It goes something like this:
- WebsiteGrader – to check the status of a particular URL (PR, Alexa, inbound links, meta tags, score, etc.)
- Webconfs – This is a pretty neat site. I wish it was an all-in-one tool like WebsiteGrader, but the tools are helpful and the resources are really good. I suggest reading through a few pages there.
- SEO Tools – Although I don’t think the results are very accurate, it does provide a good resource of multiple keyword suggestion. The keyword suggestions are actually much better than AdWords. This tool runs off of WordTracker’s API so no need to use WordTracker if you’re sticking with the free route.
- AdWords – Though I don’t really like them, they do provide a pretty good inside look of how many searches are being made on a particular keyword. Of course, it’s based on the prior month’s data though.
- SpyFu – This is really like the Holy Grail of search engine marketing and research tool. If you can’t afford $40/month you can still get a lot of good info for free. I HIGHLY encourage you to use this.
That’s about all I need for the basics in SEO. The rest of the SE marketing actually involves going beyond the website itself. I’ll share that stuff later.