Doing your websites SEO is a constant battle and a constant hassle. Everybody wants to hit the top spot and everybody is trying their best to come up with a new way of ramping their website up the search engine results. Many times the tools we use for SEO are helpful in some way, but a lot of the time they are just fun. We spend so much time playing with and tinkering with our websites that it is fun to see a few vital statistics about it.
It is fun to see where your website ranks in America, or how many of your web pages have search engine friendly redirects. Here are few tools that will raise a dry smile as well as help you to optimize your SEO efforts.
1 – Mixxr :
This tool will help you to see where you stand on the search engine results pages and will show you who the other major players are in the game. The results are formatted in a very convenient manner.
2 – SEOmoz’s Term Extractor :
You can use this to scan your site. It will then show you the keywords that are being used in your website the most. Just because a word appears with a higher frequency does not make it one of your keywords, but there is a good chance that Google will think that it is.
3 – Google FeedBurner :
You can manage your RSS feeds with this tool. It enables you to keep track of the blogs that you may wish to link from. You can also find feed stats and other things to optimize your own RSS feed searches.
4 – Yahoo! Site Explorer :
You can see how many links are pointing at your website with this tool. It is good for seeing how well your link building campaign is going, and good for seeing which links you have installed/made were actually followed by the search engines.
5 – HubSpot Website Grader :
You may have to grade your website at some point and there are a lot of tools to choose from. This tool is a good starting point. It will show you a few of the SEO things you need to consider if you are going to improve your websites grade.
6 – Google Toolbar :
You can use this to check the rank of your website and see its PageRank. It uses Google‘s PageRanking algorithm and shows you how good and how optimized your page really is in the eyes of this massive search engine.
7 – Google Alerts :
People do not understand the beauty of this system. Yeah you can use it to look for blogs and apps on certain topics, or you can use it to point out whenever a blog post runs on your website’s topic so you can link from it.
8 – Google Webmaster tools :
Here you can find all of the tools that you need to run your websites SEO campaign, but you can find them under one roof (so to speak), with the added benefit that they are free to use.
9 – Google Analytics :
This is one of the best and free online metric measuring systems ever. It will correctly measure up to one hundred pages for things such as page views, numbers of visitors, number of clicks, etc. It is free with no obligation to buy further services to improve its performance.
10 – SEOmoz :
This is another SEO tool that you can use to check up on the SEO effect of your website and then improve the SEO of your website. It is good for SEO research and for SEO analysis tasks.
11 – Instant Domain Search :
This tool will give you an Ajax-y interface that will allow you to brainstorm a lot of domain names in very quick succession. It is very good if you already have a basic idea of what domain name you desire.
12 – Caphyon Advanced Web Ranking :
This is an SEO ranking tool that will show you how good your SEO really is, and show you ways that you may improve it. The websites itself boasts that thousands of webmasters use this tool to improve their websites SEO.
13 – GetListed :
This will show you the local search engine results pages for the relevant traffic regarding your website. You can improve your online presence with the help of this little tool.
14 – TweetMeme Retweet Button :
You can use this to Tweet and Re-Tweet content, which is good if you are trying to gain a little SEO boost through social media marketing. You can Tweet and Re-tweet your content that has your links on it.
15 – Yahoo! YSlow :
This is a Firefox add-on you can use to view web page and websites. It will show you information regarding bandwidths and bottle necks of the sites you look at. You can then speed up your website with the information you find.
16 – Facebook Share Button :
This is going to help you to convince other people to share your content on Facebook. If it has a link to your website then it may have an SEO boost within it that will help to rank your web pages up the search engines a little more.
17 – Google AdWords Keyword Tool :
You can use this tool to find some really great keywords for your website and affiliate adverts. It gives you a massive suggestion of keywords if you enter one or two first to get it started. It also shows you how popular some of the words are too.
18 – The Web Robots Pages :
Adding a robots.txt file into your root directory is not going to boost your website rankings. But when you run your SEO analysis the tools will tell you that you don’t have a robots.txt file, and so this will help remove that annoyance.
19 – Google Insights for Search :
This has actually merged with Google trends now to show you search patterns stretched over a number of months or years. It also tells you where some keywords are the most popular.
20 – SEO Book :
This is a Firefox tool you can use to see what sort of rank that the website you are looking at has at the moment. It also tells you things such as page age and incoming links. Just the usual junk that people doing SEO want to know.