Being fairly new to SEO but learning quickly, I wanted to find some tools that would be good in helping me become better at it, but also easy to use yet had some value. I came across 5 great ones that I am finding really helpful in my daily work.
I have to say I learned some pretty impressive stuff here. They say more is better, and although Linkscape is pretty impressive with its 3000 link report OSE will give 10,000 links in a flash, albeit you have to be a member first though to enjoy this perk. One thing I can’t stand is wasting time, so if all my hard work in link building is going nowhere then I want to know now and it looks like this is the site to tell me.
Yahoo Site Explorer
Now this is what I call easy. It is easy to see right away when my pages aren’t indexed and I know I have some work to do on them. you should know that the back links here are called inlinks. This tool gives me a quick reference to my external as well as internal links which lets me pre-plan my linking strategies a bit better and optimize my current links. The best part of all, it’s free and it allows you to spy on your competitors.
You probably know how important your back links anchor text is. When trying to gather information about it most of the tools are quite complicated, using them I get frustrated and throw in the towel. With Backlinkwatch though all I have to do is put in my url and let it do its job. Once it spurts out all the info, I can see anchor texts in a neat way that allows me to search through the data. Simple and straight to the point. Works perfect for me.
Now, when you talk about something powerful even I can recognize it in this simple but dynamic SEO plus tool. No need to fill out a ton of forms. Everything you could possibly want and need to know about your site you’re going to find out here. What I like most about this tool is that I can grow with it. I have started off just using the basics such as the SEO and the link tools. As you become more aggressive in your knowledge you should be delving into the validators and accessibility tools.
This is one of my favorites. One because it is so easy to use and secondly because I am not always a great judge of whose good to link to. With this tool I get to see if I have made any bad choices as it scans the links on my page, and the sites that I linked to, and alerts me of any potential problems. Before this I was just checking pagerank and hoping for the best.
So there you have it, 5 great tools no matter whether you are a novice or a pro at SEO, after all we all have the same common goal…traffic and revenue!