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Top 9 SEO Tools Which Can Boost Your SEO Efforts


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9 Top SEO Tools To Aid You In Creating Great Content For the SERPs

The tools we’ve featured can help you with some core SEO tasks that you should be utilizing to increase your SEO. There are many tools out there. This list is merely a compilation of the ones we’ve found helpful.

1. SEO Quake & SEMrush

The toolbar from SEO Quake has to be on our list. It gives you the opportunity to access a range of SEO tools all while browsing the Internet. You’re able to customize search results, monitor your competitor’s site’s SEO and customize search results. You can also request keyword density reports and get link counts. Created by the awesome team at SEMrush, it is one of the leading SEO tools online. It provides analytics for your current rankings, keyword research abilities with excellent findings (some of the most reliable I’ve found), site audit tools, and much more. This should be any content marketer’s go-to SEO tool. It has been mine for a few years now.

The toolbar is free to try out; the SEMrush software is a monthly subscription.

2. Moz

If you’re looking for a suite of tools that can help you continually analyze and refine your site while optimizing your SEO, check out Moz. Some specific features include:

  1. Managing SEO
  2. Analyzing site regularity
  3. Rank Tracking
  4. Website crawling
  5. Analytical reporting
  6. Social media management and monitoring
  7. Research capabilities

Aside from premium suite offerings, there are a few standalone services from Moz that can help with specific aspects of SEO. One such tool, Get Listed, is great for optimizing online business listings.

All you need to do is input your business name and zip code. Get Listed will pull up business listings you’ve already claimed and services you have yet to claim. It will give you links to claim your listing on every service, all from a single page.

3. Ubersuggest

This free program lets users quickly generate keyword ideas. Ubersuggest is powered by Google Suggest and works by scraping search results, adding a digit or letter to the search term and then generating a list of keywords based on the results.

This tool has been designed to be uber-simple. You can quickly brainstorm and get keywords that your users are searching for. Simply type in a keyword and hit enter to see almost 400 recommended phrases.

4. Live Keyword Analysis

Easy for checking and optimizing keyword density, Live Keyword Analysis is the answer to finding the perfect keyword balance.

Enter the keywords you’re keen to target and paste in your text. That’s how effortless it is. Once you’ve done that the tool analyzes the text and gives you your keyword density.

You can also check out the site for tips and tricks to help make sure you’re getting top SEO value.

5. InSite 5

Let’s talk about accuracy for a second. Yes, your rankings are crucial for findability, but getting visitors to trust you enough to convert to paying customers can be greatly improved by eliminating unnecessary spelling and grammar errors on your site.

This is where InSite 5 really comes into its own. At the moment it is only compatible with PCs. The desktop software crawls your site checking for grammar and spelling errors. Once the crawl is complete, it generates a PDF report of any and all errors. It also lets you customize the dictionary to eliminate false positives.

While it costs $60 it is an investment that can, and should, be used regularly against all the sites you run.

6. Attentiv

If you have a team of people working on projects, Attentiv makes collaborating painless. Thanks to idea upvoting, polling and threaded commenting, the tool helps you with creativity and decision making.

It’s free for the first 10 users and thereafter $5 per month.

7. Canva

With the saturation of content on the Internet, sometimes you just need a great graphic – and quickly – to grab visitors’ attention.

If you need a fantastic image to support a blog post, head to Canva. You don’t need to be a designer to quickly put something together that you’ll be happy with.

It is free to edit images or you can browse through the stock photo library and pay just $1 for a photo.

8. Infogr.am

Infographics most definitely have a place in SEO, especially for the right message accompanied by phenomenal data. Infogr.am is really handy if you’re in a hurry and you can use it when working on creative content for marketing campaigns or just putting together a couple of charts for client reports.

Try it out free for 30 days and if you love it, it’ll only cost you $15 per month.

9. Title Tester

Beautifully simplistic. That’s Title Tester for you. In fact, once you use it, chances are you’ll be using it for every piece of content you publish. All you need to do is craft a couple of great title options for the content you’re working on.

Stick them into Title Tester and it gives you a link to share with your network. Everyone in the network can then vote for his favorites. The result: an almost data-driven approach to choosing a title.

The tool is free if you’re keeping votes within your own network. If you’d like people on the platform to upvote, you can pay a nominal amount to join.

Do you have a favorite SEO or non-SEO tool? Tell us about them in the comments below.

Source Via: http://www.sitepronews.com/2015/09/21/9-of-the-best-seo-tools-to-boost-your-seo-efforts/

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28 Browser Extensions That Make an SEO’s Life Easier


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As an expert SEO, you have to be a jack-of-all-trades.

You need to understand link building, marketing, public relations, psychology, and technology.

At a certain point, there’s just not enough time in the day to do everything you’d like to do.

But you can save quite a bit of time and effort on small things by using browser extensions.

You can install them with one or two mouse clicks and access them with ease to the right of your address bar.

They will help you:

  • analyze website performance quickly
  • examine code behind websites
  • build links better
  • save time by improving your task efficiency

I’ve put together a list of 28 browser extensions I consider to be the best. I encourage you to give a few of them a try.

A quick heads-up: most of these extensions are for Chrome, but many also have a Firefox version. Only a few of them will work on less popular browsers such as Internet Explorer, Safari, or Opera. 

Analyze websites and backlinks with the click of a button

SEOs have to analyze websites constantly.

The extensions in this section will give you a quick glance at the number of backlinks and social shares a page has as well as its basic on-page SEO.

1. Mozbar. Mozbar was the first of its kind. Even though there are now solid alternatives, the Mozbar remains a popular choice among SEOs.

You can use this extension in two main ways.

The first is when you search for a keyword in Google. It will display statistics below each search result:

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You can quickly see the page authority (PA) and domain authority (DA) of the pages to assess the competition. You can also use the button beside the Google search bar to get a keyword difficulty score.

The second way in which you can use Mozbar is when you land on a web page. When you click on the Mozbar icon, you’ll see a bar pop up with the page’s overall stats.

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Again, it gives you the PA and the DA scores as well as social sharing stats.

You can also dig deeper by clicking the magnifying glass icon on the left side of the bar, which will expand into a new panel.

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In the panel, you can see the page’s:

  • meta text
  • alt text
  • headings
  • page speed load
  • markup
  • and more

You can see most of this with a free account, but if you want full access, you will need a PRO account with Moz.

It’s a beautiful and useful extension, but it has lost a lot of its popularity because it relies solely on Open Site Explorer (OSE) data. Compared to other leading link databases, OSE is smaller (contains less data) and updates slower.

2. Ahrefs SEO Toolbar. This is one of Mozbar’s competitors I mentioned. It is made to fulfill much of the same functionality but with data from the superior Ahrefs database instead.

When the bar is active on a page, it’s very thin at the top and shows you both link and social information of that specific URL as well as the overall domain stats.

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You’ll find basic information such as:

  • backlinks and referring domains
  • Ahrefs URL rating and domain rating
  • social shares from the main networks
  • the same info for the root domain

All basic features are free, but if you have an Ahrefs subscription, you can dig deeper.

When you click the down arrow in the top left corner, a panel with more information will expand. You’ll be able to see a graph for the recent backlink growth (or decline) to the page or domain. There is also a handy link to go to the actual Ahrefs site explorer if you’d like to take a closer look.

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Finally, you can also activate the plugin when you search for something on Google. You’ll get a small information-packed bar under each URL:

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It shows linking and social data for both the URL and domain.

3. Majestic SEO Toolbar. This is the other main competitor of Mozbar. Again, it has all the essential features of an SEO toolbar.

When you activate it on a web page, you can see the:

  • number of links
  • number of root domains
  • trust flow and citation flow
  • link profile chart
  • and more

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All the information is drawn from the Majestic SEO database, of course. The information in the main “summary” tab is free. If you’d like to use the other tabs, such as the detailed backlink analysis or anchor text, you’ll need a paid account.

The only potential problem is that, unlike the other SEO extensions here, it does not analyze search results. So if you’re looking for a quick keyword competitor analysis, one of the other tools might be a better option.

4. SEO & Website Analysis by WooRank. This plugin is one of the best all-in-one SEO plugins. The three extensions we’ve looked at so far all focused on backlinks and page authority, but this extension is more focused on on-page SEO and technical aspects.

Click its icon while you’re on a page, and a panel will pop out of the left side. Let it run for about 20-30 seconds (depends on the page):

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The first thing you’ll notice is an overall score out of 100. This indicates how many of the basic best practices the page follows.

The real power of this extension is in the small tabs along the top. Each tab will give you different information about the page and site:

  • basic SEO: title tags and meta information
  • mobile optimization: a mobile friendly score and previews on different devices
  • usability: page load metrics and how easy it is to access content
  • technology: what plugins and CMS are being used
  • social: basic social sharing statistics
  • visitors: estimate of traffic level

The great thing about this toolbar is that almost all of this information is free. There are a few advanced options that require a premium account.

5. Check My Links. If you ever do broken link building, you need this extension.

When you’re on a page, just click the extension icon, and it’ll quickly test all the links to see if they’re working.

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Working links are highlighted in green, while the broken ones will be highlighted in red with the error code beside them.

The only thing that could be improved here is having a shortcut to quickly copy the URLs and anchor text of the broken links, which could then be pasted into an email or spreadsheet. Still, this is the best broken link checker I’ve used.

6. Domain Hunter Plus. This extension can also be used to identify broken links. However, it was made for a very specific purpose: to find expired domains that already have backlinks and authority.

It’s very simple to use. Go to a high authority page with a lot of links, and click on the extension’s icon to scan the page. It will find all the broken links on the page and show them to you in its little panel.

The cool thing is that it also shows you how many links are pointing to the broken URL as well as how many links point to the domain. Finally, it shows you if the domain is available to register.

If you’re looking to pick up a cheap domain that already has some decent authority, spend a few hours with Google and this extension, and you can probably find what you’re looking for.

7. SEO Quake. Some SEOs don’t want an extension associated with a premium link tool or need something a little more customizable.

SEO Quake is a little more basic than other extensions, but it still gives you the essentials. It’s also one of the few available for all major browsers (including Opera and Safari).

It is designed, just like Mozbar and Ahrefs, to work with search engine result pages (SERPs). With it, when you search for something on Google, you’ll get a bar beneath each result.

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It gives you quick estimates of the number of links to the page and domain, page age, alexa rank, and links to whois info. One really cool feature is the ability to save the SERP data and results as a CSV file (spreadsheet).

When you use the extension on a web page (other than a search engine), it will open up a new tab with the results. It’s not pretty, but it does contain:

  • basic meta information
  • basic social shares
  • keyword density
  • backlink information

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Be aware that the link data comes from publicly reported Google and Bing/Yahoo links, which aren’t necessarily the most up-to-date or accurate.

Finally, I mentioned that you could customize this extension. It’s possible to add your own parameters if you need non-standard metrics and are not afraid to learn a bit about regular expressions.

8. Meta SEO Inspector. This extension is extremely basic but clearly shows you the meta information of a page. When you click the icon, you’ll get something like this:

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The information includes the basic meta tags (title, description, keywords) and open graph tags (important for social media), and it highlights if any important ones are missing.

Most SEOs won’t need this very often, but it might be nice to have if you find yourself needing to find and copy down meta information once in a while.

9. NoDofollow (Firefox) or NoFollow (Chrome). These two extensions aren’t made by the same creator, but they are the leading options for this function for the corresponding browsers. As their names suggest, when the extensions are active, they identify all links as “dofollow” or “nofollow.”

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With NoDofollow (pictured above), the good links (dofollow) are highlighted in blue, while nofollow links are highlighted in red.

There may be some value in having nofollow links in your link profile, but typically you want to focus your effort and resources on obtaining high quality dofollow links.

Here is when these tools would be useful: (1) when you’re trying to decide if you should comment on a site or (2) if you’re wondering if links from a new social media site have any SEO value. A quick click of the button gives you an easy answer.

Extract useful information from the web

When it comes to SEO research, most is done on the web. Instead of wasting your time doing everything manually, use the extensions in this section to speed things up.

10. Scraper. If you’re an SEO, chances are that you need to copy down links and written content from pages on a fairly regular basis. Scraper is designed to work on most pages.

When you come across a chart or table you’d like to scrape, you can highlight a few cells/rows and then right-click on the selection and choose “scrape similar.” The tool will find data in the rest of the table, giving you the ability to open it as a spreadsheet.

One final note about Scraper is that it isn’t going to work 100% of the time. It’s designed to be lightweight and intuitive, which means that it sacrifices the complexity to make it robust enough to handle all situations.

That being said, I think you’ll find it useful in a large percentage of the situations that need a quick scrape.

11. Link Grabber. The first thing you’ll notice about Link Grabber is that it’s extremely fast. When you have a web page open and click the icon, a new tab will open almost immediately with a complete list of links.

These links are clickable, and you could also copy/paste them into a spreadsheet:

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Unfortunately, there’s no option to see only external links. If you’d like to only see those, right-click the icon and click on options. Then, you can add the domain you’re on to the blocked domains list so that it won’t show up. It’s not the most elegant solution, but it will work in a pinch.

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This plugin is useful if you’re trying to quickly collect a list of sites that a particular domain links to. You can analyze the results together in a spreadsheet to find the most popular linked-to sites and see if you can devise a strategy to get links too.

Additionally, sometimes you just need a quick link count or want to examine the internal linking of a site.

Find out what lies beneath the surface of a web page

Remember that Google doesn’t see what we see when we’re surfing the web—its bots see code. Not all code is visible on a web page itself. SEOs need to be able understand the basics of HTML, CSS, and even Javascript.

These extensions will help you find out what’s behind a particular page.

12. Firebug. This extension is a must for any SEO or developer using Firefox. It allows you to right-click on an element of a page to see its HTML and CSS.

Additionally, you can edit the HTML/CSS to see what the page would look like with different parameters. Developers can use Firebug to debug websites, but SEOs typically don’t need to worry about that.

Chrome has a pretty great built-in code inspector already. However, if you like Firebug on Firefox, there’s also a lite version of it for Chrome. It can do almost everything the Firefox version can minus Javascript debugging and a few other features.

13. User Agent Switcher. Your website’s visitors use all sorts of browsers, devices, and software. In many cases, certain visitors have trouble seeing your website as intended.

If you’re a smart SEO, you’ll dig into your analytics every once in a while to see if a certain subset of users has abnormally poor user metrics (high bounce rate, low time on page, etc.).

Unless you own 20 different phones, laptops, and tablets, it isn’t easy to investigate the issue.

With this extension, you can set your browser to tell any website that it’s a specific browser, device, or operating system. You can even pretend to be a search engine spider.

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So when you have a problem with low conversion or poor engagement, you can find the cause and then use User Agent Switcher to confirm that you’ve fixed the issue.

14. Browsec. Depending on the sites you work on, your site may display different content to users in different countries. Alternatively, you may want to access some content that you can’t from your country’s IP address.

Browsec is a simple free VPN that allows you to spoof your IP address and makes websites think you’re located somewhere else. The free version of Browsec has a limited set of options but good enough for most situations:

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15. Wappalyzer. I love finding a new tool that helps improve conversion rate or engagement before it gets too popular. One of the best sources of new tools is other websites you frequently visit.

If you visit a website one day and see a new plugin, widget, or other feature that you love, chances are that it’s a WordPress plugin. Sometimes there will be a label on it, but not always.

You can use Wappalyzer to find a ton of information about a website, including:

  • widgets being used
  • the operating system
  • any special fonts
  • web server information
  • frameworks

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Just click the extension icon, and you’ll get a list within seconds.

16. Page load time. Having a fast-loading website is essential not just for search engine rankings but also for marketing in general. If your visitors can’t load a page quickly, more often than not, they’ll leave.

This extension is very simple. It shows how long it took you to load a page in your browser toolbar.

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You can expand the results to see a more detailed breakdown:

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You can see if any redirects are taking too long to load or if your server response time is too long, among other things. You can use this to see if you need a content delivery network (CDN) or a faster host.

17. Redirect Path Checker. Redirects are an important part of the Internet. As pages and sites get updated or transfer ownership, redirects can ensure that backlink authority is passed through and that visitors can still find you.

This extension will show you all the redirects from the URL you entered to your final URL:

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This simple extension can come in handy in a number of ways.

For example, if you’re analyzing your competition, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re up against. You can search for a page in Google and filter out all new results so that any links to that page from these results link to the original URL (if it’s different from the present one).

You can then use the plugin to follow the redirect chain and then find all the backlinks pointing to each URL along the way.

Additionally, you can use this to find any redirect problems you’re having with your own site.

18. Ghostery. This extension tracks all scripts on a page and shows them to you in an attractive little pop-out panel (when clicked).

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First, this tells you which widgets, plugins, and other scripts (like advertising networks) are being used on the page.

Additionally, you can block any of these scripts with the click of a button. If you’re running a lot of scripts on your website, this tool can let you test the effect they have on page speed as well as the appearance of your website to visitors.

Stay up-to-date with minimal effort

Many parts of your job as an SEO require you to stay up-to-date. Whether it’s information about SEO, your niche, or social media activities, there are extensions that can help.

I’ve collected them here for you.

19. Mozcast. Here’s another extension from Moz. It quickly shows you what the current Mozcast is in a little bubble on your browser’s toolbar. This can alert you to any big shifts in the SERPs so that you can look into any issues.

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If you visit the Mozcast website regularly, you may prefer to use this extension instead to save time. When you click it, a pop-out will show you a graph of the temperatures for the last 30 days.

20. Buffer. Buffer is an amazing tool for scheduling social media sharing. You can set it to share a certain number of posts per day at specific times automatically.

This extension allows you to add posts to share to your personal queue. Instead of having to go back to the main Buffer site, you can just click this extension icon when you come across something worth sharing and add it to your queue:

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The share will automatically be populated with your current URL and its title, but you can change it if you need to.

Another great feature of this plugin is that it adds a little Share Image button to the bottom right of all pictures.

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Including images in social media shares typically increases your engagement rate. When you click this button, it brings up the same pop-up as before, but it also includes the image you picked.

21. Pocket. In a field such as SEO, you always have to stay up-to-date if you want to be seen as competent. That means you have to read a ton of content on a regular basis.

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Pocket allows you to save articles, images, and videos for later. By using this extension, you can quickly “put content into your pocket.”

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Note that you can install Pocket on just about any operating system or device. That means you can save content from your computer and read it later on your mobile device when you have free time.

Be a more efficient and effective SEO

Who doesn’t want to free up some time?

These extensions will help you complete common SEO tasks faster and better.

22. Evernote Web Clipper. Evernote is primarily a note-taking software, but it has since become well known for its image editing software Skitch. Skitch lets you quickly annotate images, and it’s a tool I often use to annotate images for blog posts.

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This web clipper extension is essentially Skitch for your browser. You can select a full screenshot, an email, or a full page of content or select a specific part of a webpage.

It will open your selection in a new tab and let you edit it before saving it to your Evernote account:

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While there are only a few options for editing and annotating, it’s all you need 95% of the time.

23. TechSmith Snagit. If you’re not a fan of Evernote for some reason, no worries—I have you covered.

Snagit is a very similar tool, and in some ways, it’s even a bit better (and a bit worse in others).

I use it sometimes to create images for blog posts, so I don’t think you can go wrong with either option. Snagit is often a bit quicker just because you can download an image directly after editing it instead of going to your notebook and downloading it.

Once you make your selection, it will appear in a new tab so that you can edit it:

It has a few different options when it comes to shape and color, but it doesn’t have the advanced tools such as the marker, blurring, or highlighting.

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24. Bit.ly. A big part of your job as an SEO revolves around links. Bit.ly is arguably the most popular link shortener service. It lets you shorten URLs quickly, and it even lets you track stats such as the number of clicks a link got.

Another cool feature is that if you enter a URL to shorten it, if someone has already done it with Bit.ly, you can see how many people clicked it in the past.

When you click this extension icon, it will automatically give you a shortened URL to use. You can also share it directly from the pop-up with your social profiles:

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25. LastPass. How many accounts do you have on different websites? For most SEOs, it’s a ridiculous number.

Instead of having messy and unsecured spreadsheets or text files of user names and passwords, you can use LastPass.

It lets you save user names, passwords, and notes for any site you visit, and it will automatically fill them in (securely) when you come back in the future.

Instead of trying to remember 1,394,293 (or however many) passwords, you only need to remember one password for your LastPass account. You can access your data from any computer/device.

I only talked about convenience, but this is good for security too. You won’t need to reuse passwords since you can create a strong unique password for every account you own.

26. Momentum. If you find yourself getting off track during the day, Momentum could be a useful extension for you. It works by creating a custom “new tab” screen that you see every time you open a new tab.

First and foremost, Momentum shows you your main goal for the day. It also lets you create a handy to-do list.

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In addition, the backgrounds are gorgeous, and you can see your local weather as well.

It’s a nifty little tool to brighten up your day and keep you focused.

27. ShareMetric. If you don’t want to use a full SEO bar like I showed you earlier but you still need to know how a specific page has performed on social media, you can use this extension.

When you click the icon, this tool will show you any page’s stats for all major social networks:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Pinterest

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In addition, it shows you some basic SEO stats. It includes both Open Site Explorer and Ahrefs stats for URL and domain rank as well as linking root domains to the page.

28. iMacros. Automation is a powerful thing. It’s how blackhat and greyhat SEOs dominated search engine results for years. Now that Google has caught up, automated link building has died out for the most part. However, that doesn’t mean that automation can’t help you in other aspects of SEO.

If you’re doing anything on a daily or weekly basis and it’s the exact same procedure every time, it can be automated.

The power of automation is that even if it’s a small task, saving a few minutes on a regular basis will save you hours of time by the end of the year.

iMacros features full-fledged paid versions, but its extensions are free and good enough for most basic SEO tasks.

Yes, this is a fairly technical thing to learn, but it’s worth it in the long run. Plus, most SEOs that I’ve talked to find it kind of fun.

If you want to start learning about automating tasks with iMacros, start with this tutorial.

Conclusion

I’ve shown you 28 browser extensions that can make any SEO’s life easier.

I doubt you need them all, but I hope you found at least a few extensions that will help you in the future.

While many of them have a learning curve, I recommend trying them out for a week at a time to find out which ones are really useful to you.

I know that I’ve probably missed some great extensions—don’t yell at me! Instead, leave me a comment below and let me know which extension(s) is your favorite.

Source: http://www.quicksprout.com/2015/07/27/28-browser-extensions-that-make-an-seos-life-easier/


The Only Guide to Image Sources You’ll Ever Need (Part II)


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This is Part 2 of an article that appeared on SPN Wednesday, Dec. 3/14. If you missed the first 23 image sources listed by the author, you can find them here.

24. picjumbo

This site offers a search function as well as categories to browse. The images are unique and full-quality, and they were created by web designer Viktor Hanacek.

25. Picography

Spectacular photos offered without a search option. Sign up for the mailing list to receive new photos every month.

26. Public Domain Archive

This site offers breathtaking images. New photos are added each week and there is an email list to which you may subscribe.

27. rgbstock

If you have time to sift through lots of photos, some with questionable quality, consider rgbstock. It houses over 102,000 images.

28. Snapographic

This site offers a substantial number of high-resolution photos, taken by Thomas Mühl. There’s a convenient option of downloading photos as a zip file for a small price.

29. SplitShire

Created by web designer, graphic designer, and photographer Daniel Hanescu, this site offers magnificent, unique stock photos for personal and commercial use.

30. Startup Stock Photos

If you’re looking for photos of the modern office, visit Startup Stock Photos. The images are crisp and beautiful and revolve around the innovative office theme.

31. Travel Coffee Book

This site offers amazing photos if you need something for a specific country. It is not yet searchable, but it’s worth the time to explore because the images are outstanding.

32. Unrestricted Stock

Icon vets and free stock vectors make Unrestricted Stock a valuable free image source. Their goal is to provide high-quality, free-use images without restriction.

33. Unsplash

Unsplash offers 10 new photos every 10 days. The site is simple and is not searchable but provides crisp, beautiful images. Fortunately, there is a great search tool maintained by Arthur
Weill that you can access here to find exactly what you’re looking for.

34. US Government Photos and Images

While not everything offered on the site is free (you have to search), the photos are reliable and accurate. Be sure to read the specific licensing agreement before you use a particular image.

35. Wikimedia Commons

The database offers close to 24 million free images, some of which require attribution. Again, be sure to read the specific licensing info for each image you plan to use.

No Attribution Needed Images – Personal Use Only

The following sites offer free photos for personal use, but may not be used for commercial purposes:

36. Ancestry Images

This site contains over 31,000 images of historical prints.

37. Animal Photos

Although the site layout could use an update, Animal Photos offers stunning, unique images of hundreds of animals.

38. FreeFoto

FreeFoto offers over 130,000 photos categorized in over 3,640 ways. The site is easy to search and could be useful for many of your needs.

39. Stockvault

Stockvault offers over 51,000 images. You’ll be sure to find something you can use.

Attribution Required – Personal or Commercial Use

The following sites are free to use for personal and commercial as long as the author is attributed:

40. Albumarium

Offering gorgeous photos, both searchable and categorized, Albumarium is a hotspot for high-quality and ease of use.

41. Bigfoto

The site asks for a link back or Facebook like in return for using the free photos, which are sorted mostly by geographic location and have been taken by amateur photographers.

42. Car Pictures

Don’t let the website design fool you. This is the site to visit if you’re seeking car images, offering photographs of over 100 different car makes.

43. Creativity 103

If you’re looking for design ideas, abstract backgrounds or textures, this is the site to visit.

44. Dustn.tv

Requiring an attribution link, this site offers photos, some with inspirational and motivational quotes.

45. Flickr

The popular image-hosting site functions as a good source for free images as long as you know how to perform a proper search. Use the advanced search function to locate commercial-use Creative Commons photos.

46. FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The small images are available for free, and the larger ones will cost you a few dollars. There are 17 categories and hundreds of images to choose from. The inventory is standard, but there are many options from which to choose.

47. Free Photos Bank

Free Photos Bank houses a vast array of free photos, ranging in uniqueness and categorized in 9 ways. The site is searchable.

48. FreePixels

Freepixels offers many categories and lots of options, close to 6,000 options to be exact. Check out this site if you’re looking for something specific but simple. To use, you must attribute the site.

49. IM Free

This site is a collection of images for commercial use. The images are hosted on Flickr and therefore will yield different licensing terms, so be sure to view the Creative Commons license for attribution requirements before using.

50. Lock and Stock Photos

In order to use any of these exceptional photos, you are asked to link back to the creator’s personal website. The collection on Lock and Stock Photos is as diverse as it is rare.

51. Magdeleine

This site is worthy of a first look if you’re looking for something incredible. The images are superb, searchable, and can even be grouped by dominant color. They don’t offer the largest selection of Creative Commons Zero licensed images, but the quality makes up for the lack of quantity.

52. Photo Everywhere

Offering a “world of images,” Photo Everywhere houses a selection of over 3,600 stock photos from locations around the world. The high-quality images are worthy of a look if you need something geo-specific.

53. Raumrot

This site offers carefully chosen, high-quality photos that range in style and motive. There are about 475 photos from which to choose.

54. Stock Media

Most marketers need a generic image from time to time. When you need something simple and don’t want to sift through too many options, check out Stock Media. It’s not searchable, but it is well-categorized.

55. Toasto

Toasto offers photos which are searchable and categorized in 6 ways.

56. Superfamous

Superfamous is anything but generic, and it’s everything spectacular. The photos offered are captivating landscapes and gorgeous, high-definition images from nature’s most beautiful moments.

Besides the sources listed above, don’t forget about Getty Images and Instagram, which may be utilized as long as you embed the photos.

Have a valuable source to add to this list? Please comment below, so we can ensure this is the greatest list of free image sources you’ll ever need. Don’t forget to bookmark this link for reference later, and share it with your followers!

Via Source: http://www.sitepronews.com/2014/12/04/guide-image-sources-youll-ever-need-part-ii/


The Only Guide to Image Sources You’ll Ever Need (Part I)


No Attribution Needed Images – Personal or Commercial Use

The following sites are free to use without restriction (this includes commercial use) and no attribution is required:

1. Cupcake

Offering free “do whatever you want” photos, Cupcake is a hot spot for original, high-resolution nature photos. Photographer Jonas Nilsson Lee created this website as a treat for those in need of free images. While the site isn’t searchable, the photos are archived and recent additions are on the homepage.

2. Death to the Stock Photo

If you’re looking for quality, don’t ignore Death to the Stock Photo. The quality is brilliant and you only need to supply your email address to receive high-resolution photos by email every month. Their motto is “This isn’t just a mailing list. This is a movement.” We would have to agree.

3. DesignerPics.com

Searchable and categorized, Jeshu John’s DesignerPics offers a new hi-res image every day. The site is a work in progress and offers John’s own creative work.

4. Foodie’s Feed

Foodie’s Feed offers high-quality food photos on an easily navigable site. There is a useful search function and helpful categories, which makes looking for specific food photos even simpler.

5. Freeimages

This site offers an impressive collection of royalty-free images. Be sure to check the licensing information for yourself before you use any of the photos, as the information is a little complex.

6. FreeMediaGoo.com

This site offers unique categorizations and media. Besides the free photo offerings, there are also “textures” and “digital backgrounds.” The site is not yet searchable.

7. Freerange Stock

Only about half of the images on Freerange Stock are of high-quality, but there are many options to choose from and the site is searchable. A free registration is required.

8. Gratisography

Combining beautiful images with ease of use, Gratisopraphy offers high-resolution images and is updated weekly. Photos are courtesy of Ryan McGuire and are as unique as they are pristine.

9. HubSpot

While this isn’t exactly a photo source in the sense that the others on this list are, HubSpot will provide free-use, business-themed photo packages if you offer your email address. Good to know!

10. Imagebase

With 6 categories and many options, Imagebase is a wonderful combination of simplicity and quantity. There are enough images that you will have some choice when it comes to something simple and generic.

11. ISO Republic

Founded in 2013 by designer and photographer Tom Eversley, ISO Republic offers stunning images in the following 6 categories: architecture, nature, people, textures, urban and various. The site is searchable.

12. Jay Mantri

Everyone can appreciate the beauty and simplicity of Jay Mantri’s work and website. He offers 7 new photos every Thursday. The site is not searchable.

13. Jéshoots

Jan Vasek’s offerings are categorized and searchable – and useful nonetheless. Although there aren’t as many offerings as some of the other sites, the website is simple to use and worthy of a look.

14. Life of Pix

New photos are added to Life of Pix weekly. The collection is composed of high-resolution options and is growing quickly. The site operates without a search function, so it might take more time to search – but the outstanding image quality is worth the extra time.

15. Little Visuals

Although Little Visuals hasn’t updated in a while, there are still some great landscape and abstract shots in the archives.

16. New Old Stock

Cole Towsend’s site offers vintage photos captured pre-copyright law. Check it out if you’re in need of some unique, old-timey photos for your website or blog.

17. MMT

MMT is Jeffrey Bett’s collection of outstanding and gorgeous nature photos. The site is not searchable, but is well worth your time to explore.

18. MorgueFile

MorgueFile asks that you give attribution when able, but it’s not required. The site offers a useful search function that also yields matches from iStock, Getty, Dreamstime, DepositPhotos, and Fotolia.

19. Moveeast

This site offers Asian inspired, urban photos, which are both distinctive and high-quality.

20. Old Pictures

If you need something era specific, check out Old Pictures. This site is home to various pictures from 1850-1940 and is categorized.

21. Pexels

This site is great for niches and is search-based. The results yield high-grade images that are useful in many situations.

22. Pickup Image

Searchable and categorized, Pickup Image offers many impressive nature photos and is linked to Foodie Live. The site has over 40 contributing creatives.

23. Pixabay

Pixabay offers over 280,000 photos. The site is user-friendly, offering a simple search function and many categories for your niche-photography needs. The site is available in 20 languages, which is a testament to its many free image contributions.

Via Source: http://www.sitepronews.com/2014/12/03/guide-image-sources-youll-ever-need-part/


Most Popular WordPress SEO and Social Media Plugins


WordPress SEO and Social Media Plugins

Source: BestPlugIns


My (Insanely Large) List of SEO Tools & Other Useful Resources


Tool Wall

Competition Research

AdWords Keyword Planner

Use Competitor URLs in Keyword Planner tool, review suggested keyword groups and keywords.

Ahrefs

Batch Analysis: very fast overview of backlinks & social metrics for any list of URLs you enter.

Fresh Web Explorer

Where are your competitors being mentioned? Are there feeds that highlight their content frequently? FWE is a good tool to build up your outreach list.

Market Samurai

Top 10 SERP comparison module outputs a color-coded grid of various key ranking metrics.

Mozbar

Browser toolbar – provides wealth of metrics & data on web pages and SERP listings.

MozCheck

Bulk URL checker to grab Moz stats on multiple URLs via SERPs scrape/download.

Neil Patel’s Website Analyzer

Neil added competition research on 12-11-2013 to existing site analysis toolset.

Open Link Profiler

“The freshest backlinks, for free”.

Open Site Explorer

Get most linked-to URLs for popular content research – many, many more uses.

Reverse Internet

Serious competitive intelligence including finding all GA accounts!

SEMrush

Use the domain vs. domain tool to see what keywords competitors rank for with associated metrics. View Competitor keywords, ad copy, organic or paid.

SEOmoz

“On-page report card” – grade a page for a Keyword.

SERPIQ

Analyze competition and discover keywords.

Similar Sites

Easily find similar websites.

Similar Web

Via Avinash at Mozcon – use to get a *&%$load of data on your site and other’s sites.

Site Alerts

Instant insights on any website: can also get email subscription to alerts.

Web Me Up

Backlink profile checker, not free.

Woorank

Get a quick overview of site metrics.

Content Strategy

Content Gems

Quickly find and share the most valuable content in one easy-to-use platform (paid tool).

Content Strategy Generator Tool

This tool from SEOgadget helps you plan your content strategy intelligently, using keyword research and estimating your audience size.

Contently

Content “story” creation service via Mike King.

Copyscape

Copyscape serves both as a plagiarism checker and a duplicate-content checker. Great to use if your content has been distributed across the web.

Enigma

Navigate the world of public data.

FAQ Fox

Find questions your target demographic is talking about online.

Fresh Web Explorer

FWE allows you to check on or keep track of a set of terms over time, and helps you get a sense for what type of content gets a lot of mentions, shares, and links. Many more uses, features keep getting added.

Google Public Data

Drawing on vast public databases, Google public data offers a great starting point for content research, infographics, and more.

Headline Analyzer

Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer.

Similar Page Checker

Use this tool to check for duplicate content issues. The Similar Page Checker will give you a score of how closely the HTML of two pages resemble each other.

Speechpad

Transcription service.

Trend Hunter

Paid tool.

Triberr

A community of bloggers and influencers come together to read and share great content.

Wiki Mind Map

Create mind map out of Wikipedia topics & articles.

Content & Headline Idea Generator

Enter a subject (or topic or keywords) and get all kinds of titles and ideas.

Conversion Rate Optimization

ClickTale

Heatmaps.

Formisimo

Form Analytics.

Inspectlet

Heatmaps, screencapture.

iPerceptions

Get visitor feedback.

Kampyle

Get visitor feedback.

Kiss Metrics

CRO, A/B testing, analytics.

Mouseflow

Live click tracking.

Optimizely

A/B testing.

Survey Monkey

Get visitor feedback.

Visual Website Optimizer

A/B & MV testing.

Design

Canva

“Amazingly simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers and so much more”.

HTML Color Picker

Use the online image color picker right to select a color and get the html Color Code of this pixel.

International SEO

Flang

Hreflang testing tool.

Hfreflang Generator

Hreflang tag generator from Aleyda Solis.

HREFLANG Sitemap Tool

Create HREFLANG Sitemap.

Impersonal Me

Search de-personalized, via Portent SEO Kaitlin McMichael.

International Geo-Surfing

Search international, get SERPs.

Lexipedia

Displays a handy little chart with every definition of a word and synonyms. It’s a lexicon-builder’s dream.

Search From

Simulate using Google Search from different location or device or perform a search with custom search settings – useful for searching Google as if you were somewhere else and for SEO & SEA testing.

Search Latte

Build Google searches in any combination of Google supported top level domain, country and language.

Word Reference

Online translator.

Keyword Research

AdWords Keyword Tools

Generate keywords from a seed keywords or enter a list to obtain search volume and other data points.

Google Analytics

Look at the keywords that drive traffic – especially historical data before the onset of (not provided). Matched Search Queries – the keywords a searcher typed before clicking on an AdWords ad.

Google Correlate

Find searches that correlate with real-world data.

Google Search

Look at related searches at bottom.

Google Suggest

Don’t hit enter when you start searching. Thanks to Wil Reynolds.

Google Trends

Get idea of up or down trend & also look at hot trends for new ideas.

Google Webmaster Tools queries

Look for striking distance keywords. Export for further analysis in Excel or other tools.

Keyword Eye

Free section requires signup.

Keyword Spy

Organic & paid info. Recently added killer backlink analysis.

Keyword Tool

Like Ubersuggest: get 750 google keyword suggestions for free.

Lexipedia

Create “wonder wheels” of related terms – hover for definitions.

Local Keyword Tool

Local SEO keyword research tool – enter Zip & KEYWORD, get list of KEYWORD plus local cities.

Market Samurai

Research a list of keywords you enter or enter a seed keyword to generate related keywords; huge amount of associated metrics is available.

Merge Words

Concatenation tool.

Meta Glossary

Get definitions and related terms for keyword research.

Moz Keyword Difficulty Tool

Keyword difficulty tool.

Moz On-page Grader

Grade a page for a keyword.

SEMrush

Enter site: get keyword list export, organic or paid

SEO Chat

Keyword suggestion tool.

SEO Chat Keyword Suggest Tool

Like Ubersuggest, you can generate lists of related keywords using a root term. Need to play with this, check it out.

Social mention

Download top keywords; use wordle/compose to create word cloud to visualize. Hat tip to Ben Lloyd.

Sonar Solo

Visualize social trends.

Spyfu

Organic & paid info.

Suggester

Suggester is another free tool like Ubersuggest where you can input a seed term and generate variations – download to CSV is desired.

Tag Crowd

Make your own tag cloud from any text.

Topsy

Enter keyword, look at trends & spikes.

Trend Hunter

Trend Hunter.

Ubersuggest

Generate list of keywords from seed; enter into AdWords tool for volume etc.

Wordle

Create word clouds.

Wordstream

Generate keywords – paid tool.

Wordstream Free Keyword Tools

In addition to its paid offerings, Wordstream offers a suite of free keyword tools offering access to thousands of keyword suggestions.

Wordtracker

Generate keywords – paid tool.

Yahoo Glimmer

“An RDF Search Engine”.

Yelp Trends

Yelp Trends tool.

YouTube AutoSuggest

Just like Google Autocomplete.

Link Building Earning

Author Crawler

You’ll end up with a report allowing you to sort your backlinks by the social standing of the authors of those links.

Advanced Search Operator Auto Generator

Incredible: enter a keyword, it outputs links to Google SERPS of your keyword plus various advanced search operators.

Banana Tag

Email Tracking service, via Ross Hudgens.

Bookmarklet – Domain Hunter Plus

Checks for broken links on a page. Browser plugin.

Broken Link Check

Checks a site for broken links.

Broken Link Finder

Garrett French’s tool – Citation Labs.

Broken Link Index

Scrapes the web for broken links based on keyword input!

Bulk Doman Authority Checker

Check DA of up to 200 domains at once.

Buzzstream tools

Various tools & uses.

Domain Hunter Plus

This magic extension for Chrome not only helps you find important broken links, but also tells you if the links point to an available domain.

Easel.ly

Free tools for creating and sharing inforgraphics. The templates allow anyone to create a professional-looking graphic.

Email Format

Find email address via domain name entry.

Free Email Verifier

Verify email addresses.

Fresh Web Explorer

Find recent mentions where you aren’t being linked-to.

HARO

Help a reporter out.

Image Raider

Automated reverse image search! Search who’s using your image, request a link from them.

Infogr.am

A great free Infographics resource that allows you to easily create graphics and data visualizations.

Keyword Typo Generator

Create domain misspellings (add TLD) add to bulk backlink checker like Majestic or Ahrefs, find links that point to you then go and ‘em.

Link Search Tool

Enter keyword, generates clickable advanced search operators!

LinkRisk

Mine our database and identify opportunity for content placement whether as a link builder, an affiliate or a website owner.

Linkstant

Discover new links immediately, even as they’re being placed (via Mike King).

MailTester.com

Need to send an email to an untested address, but you don’t want to spam them? Check it first with this mail tester to verify.

Majestic SEO

See competitor’s link profile.

MyBlogGuest

Community of guest bloggers.

Open Site Explorer

Look at competitor’s links for good opportunities.

Outdated Content Finder

Find outdated content, build fresh, and ask for links.

PyScape

Grab OSE data via API with this tool.

Scrapebox

Scrape, check, ping, post!

Search From

View all your tweets on one page.

Tagul

Word cloud tool – use to see influencer names.

Twitter Archiver

Via Richard Baxter, Mozcon 2013: twitter archiving Google spreadsheet.

Vsnap

Send email with a 1 min video (via Mike King).

Local SEO

Best Darn Local SEO Client Questionnaire

It really is.

Census.gov Tools

US Census tools for audience demographics.

Generate local AdWords and Keyword Lists Tool

Your Local SEO not-so-secret weapon.

Moz Local

“In one easy step, Moz Local ensures your business listings are correct, consistent, and visible across the web so search engines and new customers can find you.”

Google Gadgets Driving Directions Widget For Your Webpage

Google Gadgets driving directions widget for your webpage.

Google Map Maker

Among other things, Google Map Maker allows you to contribute to public map information, which may be shared and incorporated into Google Maps.

Google Places for Business Category Tool

Google Places for Business Category Tool.

Google+ My Business Page Finder

Michael Cottam’s Google+ My Business Page Finder.

Whitespark Offline Conversion Tracker

Offline Conversion Tracker

OSHA Standard Industrial Category Tool

OSHA Standard Industrial Category Tool.

Plagiarism Checker

Plagiarism Checker

Schema Creator

Create HTML with schema.org microdata.

USPS ZIP Code Tool

You’ll need a specific address, so be ready for that.

Online Reputation Management

Complaint Search

Search all complaint websites at once.

PPC

Unbounce

Landing Page Creator.

Rank Checking

Rank Checker for Firefox

This light and easy desktop tool checks rankings with the click of a button. Quick, easy and free.

Site Analysis

Aardvark bookmarklet

Mouse over page elements to see HTML data like div classes & IDs.

Backlink Over Optimization Analyzer

Anchor Text Over Optimization Tool.

Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing users will thank you.

Builtwith.com

Get an overview of site metrics.

Check All the Links on a Website

“Find Broken Links, Redirects & Site Crawl Tool.”

Compression / gzip test tool

A simple online web page compression / deflate / gzip test tool.

CSS Sprites

Create CSS Sprites Online.

Developer Toolbar for Firefox

Many use cases – a Swiss Army Knife of tools.

Fiddler2

Website Debugger.

Foxyseo toolbar

Get various site metrics.

Frobee Robots.txt Checker

Many robots.txt files contain hidden errors not easily visible to humans. Run your file through this tool and you never know what you’ll discover.

Google Page Speed Insights

Tools, data, and insights to improve your page speed.

Google Penalty Checker

Google Penalty Checker tool.

Google Plus 1 Checker

Google Plus One Checker in Bulk!

Gtmetrix

Pagespeed & Yslow grade, great report!

Gzip Check

Check if Gzip is enabled.

HTML Markup Validator

W3C HTML markup validator.

HTTP compression and conditional GET test tool

Some web servers enable HTTP compression and conditional GET to reduce bandwidth usage with browsers that support these technologies. Use this tool to test whether a webpage supports HTTP compression and conditional GET.

HTTP Compression Check

Check if compression is on.

IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit

IIS Search Engine Optimization Toolkit.

Image & Link Analyzer

Check All Links or Images on a Page.

META SEO Inspector

Inspect Meta Data via Chrome Plugin.

Mobile Test Me

Check how a site looks on various mobile devices.

Moonsy

Various tools – check dmoz, backlinks, DA etc.

Neil Patels Website Analyzer

Get various stats on your site and where you might make improvements.

On-Page Optimization Tool

Check the Important SEO Content on Your Webpage.

Page Speed Tool

Check the Speed of your site and your competitors.

Pingdom

Pingdom offers an entire suite of speed tools to help analyze page load, DNS issues, and connectivity.

Qualys SSL Labs

Enter domain to test SSL Certs and get a report.

Rex Swain’s HTTP Viewer

See URL HTTP status.

Robots.txt Checke

Use robots best practices and discover hidden errors in your robots.txt files that may cause search engine crawling problems.

Screenshots dot com

Better than way back machine – easy way to quickly see past versions of sites.

SearchMetrics

SEO, Social, Rankings, keyword and backlinks report tool

SEO Crawler

Crawler – cloud based, allows export – max 250 URLs – plus other tools.

SEO Quake

Get key metrics & data quickly – use plugin or toolbar.

Similar Web

Via Avinash at Mozcon – use to get a sh*tload of data on your and other’s sites

SPDYCheck.org

Check if a website properly supports the SPDY protocol, the super-fast HTTP replacement, and troubleshoot any problems with the configuration.

Sprite Me

Create CSS Sprites out of background image using bookmarklet

Sprite Pad

Create CSS Sprites – drag and drop interface

Spy On Web

You Can Disclose Websites With The Same Google AdSense Code, Google Analytics Code, IP Address etc.

SSL Server Test

Analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server on the public Internet

URI Valet

A great tool for digging into server headers, canonical information, analyzing redirect problems and more.

Wayback Machine

Want to see the history of your website or your competitor’s site? The Wayback Machine allows you to step back in time and track important changes.

Web Page Test

Page Speed Tool via Ian

Woorank

Get a quick overview of site metrics

Social Media

Circle Count

Google Plus Analytics

Facebook Debugger

Debug your OG tags

Facebook Power Editor

Facebook Power Editor Download page

Find People On Plus

The ultimate Google+ directory that’s great for research, outreach, and link building. Sort by keywords, profession, country, and more.

Follwerwonk

Find influencers; competitive research.

Gplus data

Google Plus trends and stats.

Hashtagify

Search and find the best twitter hash tags.

Hootsuite

Create tabs to listen on a particular topic or hashtag

Know Your Meme

Internet Meme Database

Knowem.com

Check for if your brand is available across multiple social sites

Meme Generator

Easy way to generate those images with text at top and bottom like “what if I told you…”

Pinterest Rich Pin Validator

Test structured markup and get approval in same process (per Cyrus’ Moz post)

SharedCount

Want to know how any piece of content was shared socially across the major services? This is the tool to use.

SharedCount API

Harnessing the combined statistics of Google+, Twitter, Facebook, and more, the SharedCount API puts a ton of social data at your fingertips.

Social Authority API

How much reach and social authority do your followers have? How about the people you’re trying to connect with? The free Social Authority API will tell you.

Social Crawlytics

ID competitors most shared content

Social Sites Image Size Template

Complete data on all image sizes for major social media sites

Sonar Solo

Visualize social trends

Twitter Land

Social media analytics

Twitter Validation Tool

First submit domain (per Cyrus’ Moz post) – then check URL

Twitteronomy

Analytics and more for Twitter via Matt McGee glowing recommendation.

Structured Markup

Good Relations

Good relations snippet generator

Google Data Highlighter

Use to grab HTML Markup

Google Plus Schema Creator

Google Plus Schema Creator

Google Structured Data Testing Tool

If you use Schema.org microformats or any other type of structured data, this tool will verify your markup.

Schema Creator

Everyone loves using Schema.org, but the microformats are difficult to write by hand. This generator from the folks at Raven simplifies the task.

Miscellaneous Tools & Toolsets

Ontolo – Extract Unique Hostnames

Extract unique hostnames

Ontolo – Remove Dupe Hostnames

Remove duplicate hostnames

Scraper Tool (Desktop)

Desktop scraper / data harvester

Seer Toolbox

SEER opened up its internal toolbox for everyone in the world to use. These are the same tools used in-house at SEER, and they rock.

SEO Automatic

Lots of great tools here

Small SEO Tools

All kinds of tools to choose from, pretty cool!

Virante SEO Tools

Virante offers a number of high quality SEO tools to the public. These are often the same tools developed for the Virante team, opened up for public use.

A/B Test Calculator

Creates a bell curve.

Aleyda Solis’ Tools List

Aleyda Solis’ Tools List.

CloudFlare

How do they make CloudFlare free? It works both as a CDN and a security service to provide your website with speed and safety.

Convert Word Documents to Clean HTML

Despite the rise of Google Docs, Word still dominates much of the world. Copying and pasting has always been a hurdle, but this tool makes it easy.

Dingus Markdown to Markup

Convert HTML markup to markdown – via Matthew Henry at Portent.

Evernote

Keep stuff in the cloud, notes, screenshots, etc.

Free download tool

We help to download files from many popular sites.

Google Local Search Weather

Like MozCast – Daily Ranking Changes for Google Places for Business.

Google Page Speed Service

Singed up several times, never heard back.

Google Play URL Builder

Link tagging for Google Play Apps.

Google Scraper Report

Report if a site has scraped you and is outranking you too.

Google URL Removal Tool

Remove outdated content from the search results, public tool.

Internet Marketing Ninjas SEO Tools

The Ninjas are some of the best SEOs and online marketers out there, and they’ve put some of their best tools online for free.

IP Address Range Tool

Creates regex for IP address range.

ITTT (If This Then That)

If this then that – general usage.

List of Tools

List of tools on OnlineSales.co.uk

MozCast

Look at SERPs volatility.

Nerdy Data

Search code online!

Newsle

News story notification service, free.

Page2RSS

Turn any URL into an RSS feed – use with IFTTT.

Pixabay

Free images!

Ranks.nl

Great toolset here.

Remove Duplicate Items

Ontolo offers a suite of link building software and a few helpful productivity tools for link builders. The remove duplicates tool solves a common problem.

Scraper for Chrome

If you’ve never scraped a webpage, you’re missing out. Scraper for Chrome puts the power of simple web scraping in your hands without the need for code.

Secure Referer Quick Check

This web page shows your secure (i.e. HTTPS) referrer.

SEO Automatic

Bulk status code response checker.

SEO automatic toolbar

Browser toolbar – various uses.

SEO Book Toolbar

Browser toolbar for SEO.

SERP Snippet Optimization Tool

Preview SERP snippet live while writing it.

SERPS.com

Look at SERPs volatility.

Sitemap Generators

Google offers a slew of free, top-notch sitemap generators. Most of these live on your server and generate new sitemaps automatically.

Talk Walker Alerts

Like Google Alerts.

Text Expander

Expand text like MS Word autocomplete.

User Agent String dot com

Shows your user agent string.

What’s My Info

Get your complete browser information.

Yahoo Pipes

A great mashup tool that combines different feeds into content and other magical creations. Used for link building and whatever you can dream of.

Caption Tube

Free and easy resource used to create captions for YouTube. Helps with usability and offers viewers a readable transcript.

Screencast-O-Matic

One-click screen capture recording on Windows or Mac computers with no install for FREE!

Video Embed Generator

Create custom embed code for video to include a link: via Phil Nottingham.

Wistia

Video hosting.

LongURL

Expand a shortened URL.

Conclusion

You can greatly improve your efficiency and productivity by using these tools – that certainly has been my experience. I’m confident that you’ll find at least one tool on this list that will be beneficial to you. If you want to download an Excel spreadsheet containing all of these tools you, grab that here. I’m also confident you’ll know of a tool or two that is not listed here that you think should be, so feel free to share those with all of us in the comments below.

Source Via: http://www.portent.com/blog/seo/insanely-large-list-seo-tools-useful-resources.htm


Free SEO Tools That I Love (And Actually Use): Keyword Research


I frequently read articles about SEO tools and the majority of them suck.

Usually, the author was trying to put together a comprehensive list, but isn’t representative of the tools that the author actually uses.

I do SEO all day, erry’day, and these are the free tools I actually use…

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Note: This is part #1 of a multipart series.

Tools for Keyword Research

Google Keyword Planner

Okay, this one may seem obvious, but it’s the basis of pretty much all keyword research.

Most of the other tools will require that you extract search volume from Google Keyword Planner, even if you aren’t using it for keyword ideas.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Google Trends

Another obvious one is Google Trends.

It will allow you quickly assess the future of the keywords you’re using and draw comparisons. You want that trend-line going up!

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Another neat use-case for Google Trends is to understand difference in search trends between Web Search, Image Search, YouTube (as well as YouTube keyword research), News Search, and Shopping Search.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Google Trends is also pretty useful for understanding any changes in search behavior. For example if the website that you’re doing SEO for just ran a giant television advertising campaign last month, you’re likely to see a spike.

KeywordTool.io

This tool is a bit of a replacement (or addition depending on how you use it) to the classic Ubersuggest, a stable of SEO keyword research tools. KeywordTool.io, like Ubersuggest, collects keywords from autosuggest:

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Ubersuggest will give you autocomple suggestions based on language and region for Web, Images, News, Shopping, Video, and Recipes from Google.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

KeywordTool.io similarly will allow you to select language, region, and video (YouTube tab), like Ubersuggest. It also will provide suggestions from Bing and from the Apple AppStore.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

TagCrowd

Sometimes I need to make a word cloud to visualize keywords. My preference for this is TagCrowd. It’s simple, does what I need, and displays frequencies.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Promediacorp’s free Google Suggest keyword research tool

Another Google autosuggestion tools I sometimes use is the tool created by agency, Promediacorp. I’m not sure how its methodology differs from Ubersuggest or KeywordTool.io, but I like the results it gives and I use it in addition.

In addition to its good results, it ranks suggestions by order of appearance, allows to export to CSV, and attempts to do a sentiment analysis on the queries.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Bing Ads Intelligence (Direct Tool Page)

Bing Ads Intelligence, like many keyword research tools, is meant to be used for Paid Search, but can be used for SEO.

It gives some pretty powerful keyword research power right within Excel, and if you’re like me, you’re in Excel A LOT.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

I’ve written an extensive guide for using Bing Ads Intelligence for Keyword Research. I recommend checking it out.

Note: I use functionality provided within Bing Ads Intelligence that allows you to multiply keywords together. This can also be done within the Google Keyword Planner or with Merge Words. If you don’t end up using Bing Ads Intelligence, use Merge Words.

Keyword Shitter

Keyword Shitter, despite its obscene name, is awesome.

This one you need to see to understand. Take a look:

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Put in some seed keywords, and it will SPEW out a collection of related, long-tail keyphrases real fast.

AlchemyAPI

Okay, these keyword research tools are going to get a bit more advanced now, starting with AlchemyAPI.

AlchemyAPI, as the name implies is an awesome API that can be used for semantic SEO keyword research.

You can get a lot from just using their Demo page.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

BuiltVisible (formerly SEOGadget) even created this awesome Excel macro to use it with it.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Knime

Knime is a modular data analytics, reporting, and workflow integration platform popular within the big data and machine learning communities. (my best foot forward when it comes to explaining this thing).

It’s open source software and sports drag and drop nodes and has integration with everything from the Twitter and Google APIs to Python and R.

Now, the applications of Knime are pretty much endless, but lately, I’ve been using it specifically for keyword research. Let me explain…

For a while now, I’ve been interested in using social media for keyword research.

It’s my belief that the user wants to consume content that speaks there language, and there is no place better to mine natural language than social media.

At first I tried a premium tool called Tellagence Discover, which I would totally recommend if you have the budget for it, and Knime is too daunting. What it does is pull in something like 200,000 tweets around a specified keyword and maps out relationship of other terms being using around it.

That’s essentially what I was able to create with Knime, but it does more. You input an XML Sitemap for your website.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Then you input the keyword you want to search on Twitter for, input the number of tweets to pull from Twitter, and select whether you want to examine only “popular tweets” or “recent tweets”.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Then it pulls in the text contents from the body of the webpages extracted form the XML sitemap using the Readability API, calculates the frequency that they are mentioned, and pulls in search volume data from Grepwords (not free).

It does the same thing for the Tweets. It extract keywords, calculates frequency, and pulls in data from Grwepwords.

Keywords are then identified by source, either website or twitter, and everything is dumped into an Excel spreadsheet, all automatically.

The end result looks something like this:

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

For reference, the Knime workflow looks like this:

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

Click here to see a larger version of my Knime Twitter + Website keyword research workflow.

Facebook Ads

I am a proponent of doing persona-based keyword research (works especially well with my Knime workflow) and Facebook Ads are pretty useful as a free tool, for helping you create those personas.

So if I was trying to market a dog food company, I might want to explore a persona by gender.

Here are men in the US between the ages of 18 and 65, interested in Pets, and are classified as “People in households that are top grocery spenders” according to “Loyalty card and transaction-level household purchase data with multi-channel coverage across all product categories”.

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

We can see that this would reach 1,720,000 people.

Now if we explore women with the same criteria…

Free SEO Tools That I Love (and Actually Use): Keyword Research

…we can see that it will reach 4,400,000 people.

So, we should probably consider making our persona character a woman.

Update: I just used SEOChat’s Keyword Suggest Tool for a client, which allows you to drill down into “more longtails” keyword including Amazon as a source. I also used a tool called Serpstat that allows you to filter by “only questions” for keywords.

There’s just one more…

…and it’s one of the best!

Source Via: http://searchwilderness.com/free-seo-keyword-research-tools/


Best Google Chrome SEO Extensions


Google Chrome SEO Extensions

It provide all SEO based data’s such Alexa rank, Google page rank, Quantcast, website backlinks in Google and bing, social network sharing’s and whois lookup.

Mozbar
It provide real page authority, domain authority details in Google search.

Check My Links
Find broken hyperlinks in any web page.

SEO Site Tools
Provide major ranking and social sharing information’s.

SEO for Chrome
Free Extension to find website indexed pages details, backlinks and website traffic rank details.

PageSpeed Insights (by Google)
Check website page loading speed using Google PageSpeed insights test.

Buffer
Best chrome extension to share content to Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Yoono
Another social sharing extension. But it support many social networks like Foursquare, GoogleBuzz and MySpace.

Social Analytics
This is a best one to find social sharing data for any webpage url.

Daily Stats for Google Analytics
Quickly check your websites Google Analytics data’s.

Redirect Path
Provide URL redirect related information’s.


21 Simple and Free SEO Tools to Instantly Improve Your Marketing


Fast-forward to online marketing. How can you work smarter and faster with SEO? 

It starts with having the right tools.

I’ve collected a big sampling of the best free SEO tools on the market—tools with a wide variety of uses and covering a number of common needs. These tools are fast, free, and easy-to-use. I hope you find one or two (or twenty) you can put to good use, today.

21 Free and Easy SEO Tools

1. Google PageSpeed Insights

Check the speed and usability of your site on multiple devices

Enter a URL, and this tool will test the loading time and performance for desktop and for mobile, plus identify opportunities to improve (and pat you on the back for what you’re doing well). The mobile results also come with a user experience score, grading areas like tap targets and font sizes.

pagespeed test

 Alternatives: Pingdom, WebPageTest, and GTmetrix

2. Moz Local Listing Score

See how your local business looks online

Moz crunches data from more than 15 different sources—including Google, Foursquare, and Facebook—to score your brick-and-mortar business on how it looks online. Results come complete with actionable fixes for inconsistent or incomplete listings.

local listing score

3. Keywordtool.io

700+ keyword ideas based on a single keyword

Enter a keyword, and the Keyword Tool provides a huge handful of long-tail keyword opportunities, organized alphabetically.

keywordtool.io

Alternative: Übersuggest

4. Google Analytics

Complete web stats and search insights

In addition to tracking pretty much every bit of traffic you could imagine on your website, Analytics also surfaces many keyword insights as to which terms people use to land on your pages.

analytics

Alternative: Piwik

5. Google Webmaster Tools + Bing Webmaster Tools

Constant website analysis, alerts, and error reports

These webmaster tools help give you a taste of what the two top search engines think of your site. It’s helpful to see any bugs, alerts, and indexing issues.

Pro tip: Each of these two tools requires a bit of installation on your site. If you’ve got a WordPress website, you can add the webmaster code automatically through a plugin like Jetpack or Yoast.

webmaster tools

6. Open Site Explorer

Comprehensive link analysis

The free version of Open Site Explorer gives you a quick look a full range of link analysis, including a look at the most impactful links coming your way and your most linked-to pages.

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7. Google Keyword Planner

Know what people search for

Enter a keyword or group of keywords into the tool, and Google will return all sorts of helpful stats to guide your keyword strategy: monthly search volume, competition, and even suggested terms you might not have considered.

google keyword planner

8. Google.com in an Incognito Window

Discover auto-fill opportunities

Searching Google.com in an incognito window will bring up that all-familiar list of autofill options, many of which can help guide your keyword research. The incognito ensures that any customized search data Google stores when you’re signed in gets left out. Incognito may also be helpful to see where you truly rank on a results page for a certain term.

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9. Google Trends

Changes in search volume for key terms

A quick browse or search through Google Trends can show you the hockey-stick rise of potential terms and SEO opportunities for your content.

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10. QuickSprout Website Analyzer

Full analysis of your website

The QuickSprout tool does a comprehensive look at just about everything: SEO optimization, speed, tags, keywords, social, links, and even competitor comparisons.

quicksprout tool

11. Schema Creator

Uber-customize the way your search results appear

Create custom code so that your reviews, events, organizations, and people are displayed the way you want on search pages. Once you’ve created your schema code, copy and paste to your website, or try the free WordPress plugin for an even easier implementation.

Here’s an example of schema in action:

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12. SimilarWeb

View site stats for any domain

Use this tool to compare traffic between two websites, a helpful tool for competitor research.

similarweb

13. SERPs Rank Checker

See where your site ranks for certain terms

You can run Rank Checker one of two ways: Input your keyword and your website and see where you land, or leave the website field blank to view the top-to-bottom list of results for a keyword.

serps rank checker

14. XML Sitemaps

Build a sitemap

Simply enter your site’s URL and some optional parameters, and XML Sitemaps will create a sitemap that you can upload to Google Webmaster Tools.

15. Browseo

See your website the way a search engine sees it

Enter your site, and this tool will strip out everything but the guts, revealing your website the way search spiders see it. This particular view can be helpful to see the hierarchy you’ve given particular elements (maybe without realizing it!).

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16. SEO Site Checkup

Audit and score for your website

Site Checkup runs through a fast audit of your site, checking for proper tags and surfacing any errors that might come up.

seo audit

17. Searchmetrics Website Analyzer

Performance dashboard for search and social rankings 

The free version of the Searchmetrics report shows you a taste of how your website ranks in search and social, along with a preview of top terms.

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18. Find Broken Links

Discover errors on your site

The link report from Ninja Internet Marketers combs through your whole site and highlights a number of link insights, including the internal and external links that need fixing.

broken links errors

19. Ahrefs’ Site Explorer and Backlink Checker

Complete overview of your website, pages, and links

A free (and substantial) sampling of what ahrefs offers, the dashboards for referring pages and inbound links are rich and informative.

ahrefs

20. Copyscape

Check for duplicate content

Enter a URL for a blogpost or website, and Copyscape can tell you where else that content exists online. You might find results that you’ll need to follow-up with to help get your SEO in order.

21. Moz toolbar

I’ve shied away from referencing any toolbars thus far, but the Moz toolbar is just too good to pass up. Once installed, the Moz toolbar can show you SEO insights from within Google search results pages and at any particular website.

mozbarFurther resources

Putting together a list of free SEO tools can be a daunting task. There are hundreds out there! I aimed to grab the ones that we’ve found valuable here at Buffer and the ones you can use via the web within minutes to get some amazing insights.

Source Via: https://blog.bufferapp.com/free-seo-tools


30+ Online SEO Tools for Links, Keywords and Rank Tracking


 30+ Online SEO Tools for Links, Keywords and Rank Tracking

We’re always on the lookout for great tools and with a $5 billion industry, SEO is one market that has a ton of tools to help you. Whether you’re researching you or your competitors’ backlinks, trying to identify keywords and cocurrence terms, or simply trying to monitor how your site is ranking, here are the most popular SEO tools and platforms on the market.

Ahrefs Site Explorer – The largest and the freshest index of live links. Index is updated every 15 min.

ahrefsAuthorityLabs – Track website rankings in Google, Yahoo!, and Bing daily. Our automated SERP tracking saves you time and helps you respond quickly to ranking changes.
 
authoritylabsBing Webmaster Tools – improve your site’s performance in search. Get access to free reports, tools and resources.
 
bing-webmaster-toolsBrightEdge SEO is the first SEO platform to deliver proven ROI – enabling marketers to increase revenue from organic search in a measurable and predictable way.
 
brightedge Cognitive SEO Unique SEO features that will boost your link analysis and link building results.
 
cognitive-seoColibri gives you insight into how to get more traffic and customers from SEO.
 
colibri-seo-toolsConductor Searchlight is the most widely used SEO platform – empowering enterprise marketers to take control of their search performance.
 
conductorCuutio Inbound Marketing Platform – Know your exact positions and competitive situation on Google, keep track of the results of search engine optimization and analyze the overall performance of your important keywords.
 
cuutioGinzametrics makes enterprise SEO simple and is the only platform to help marketers effectively monetize traffic from organic search.
 
ginzametricsGoogle Webmaster Tools – provides you with detailed reports about your pages’ visibility on Google.

gShift’s SEO software system centralizes your clients’ SEO data (rank, backlinks, social signals, competitive intelligence, Google Analytics and keyword research) and provides automated, scheduled, white-labeled SEO reports leaving more time for your services team to implement the SEO tasks that will improve your clients’ web presence.

gshiftlabsMajestic SEO – Link intelligence tools for SEO and Internet PR and Marketing. Site Explorer shows inbound link and site summary data.
 
majestic-seoMonitor Backlinks – Keep all of your link data under one roof with our management tools.
 
monitor-backlinksmySEOTool – SEO Software Used by Thousands of Web Designers, SEO Consultants & Agencies to manage their SEO clients.
 
myseotoolOntolo – Our Link Building Toolset has become one of the most-often recommended internet marketing and link building tools by the top SEO and link building experts for it’s automation and link prospecting abilities.
 
ontoloPositionly is powerful, user-friendly tools that make improving your website an enjoyable experience. Monitor daily changes, measure SEO performance, and improve search engine rankings with simplicity.
 
positionly
 
RankAbove’s Drive SEO Platform and business intelligence software enables you to dig deeper into SEO information already at your fingertips.
 
rankaboveRankRanger – daily reports and insight into your website traffic and marketing achievements.
 
rankrangerRaven has 30+ tools to help you get results in all of these online marketing tasks.
 
ravenRio SEO is the best SEO platform to deliver global search success across Organic, Local Search, Mobile and Social Media for Top Brands & Agencies.
 
rio-seoSE-Intel is the world’s first SEO platform specifically designed with internet marketers in Asia in mind, complete with a full set of features that meet the needs of the vastly different search environment in Asia.
 
se-intelSearchmetrics – Our search and social analytics software Searchmetrics Suite with data-based analysis and intelligent solutions enables marketers and SEOs to monitor and optimize national or international SEO actions and thus increase market share, revenue and profits.
 
search-metrics
 
SEMrush is created by SEO/SEM professionals for SEO/SEM professionals. We have the knowledge, expertise, and data to help you take your projects to the next level. We collect massive amounts of SERP data for more than 95 million keywords and 45 million domains.
 
semrushSEO Rank Monitor – Boost your rankings, Track your competitors, and monitor SEO performance with the most comprehensive rank tracking in the industry.
 
seo-rank-trackerSEO Scheduler – Affordable small business SEO software for budget conscious website owners.
 
seoschedulerseoClarity is the first and only Enterprise SEO Platform that provides you complete visibility into ALL of your SEO efforts.
 
seoclaritySERPS.com – Improve your SEO results. See how your SEO is working with this beautiful dashboard. No code to install. Fast 5-minute setup. Keyword rankings updated daily.
 
serpsSERP Scan – tracks your website’s search engine position for the keywords that matter to you.
 
serp-scanSERPWoo – Monitor ALL Top 20+ Results For Your Keywords and get alerts when competitors increase their backlinks, social signals, rankings, and more.
 
serpwooSimple Rank – Discover where your keywords are positioned on Google and Bing. We make it easy to check your Search Engine Rank Position in a glance and see whats improving and what needs work.
 
simple-rankSpyFu exposes the search marketing secret formula of your most successful competitors. Search for any domain and see every place they’ve shown up on Google: every keyword they’ve bought on Adwords, every organic rank, and every ad variation in the last 6 years.
 
spyfuSyCara’s SEO Platform provides users with industry-leading workflow management, local search rankings, social media reporting, and SEO analysis.
 
sycaraUpCity – Let UpCity help your small business get free traffic from search engines, social media and local directories.
 
upcityWebMeUp SEO tools combine the convenience of online SEO software with the data-richness only desktop apps could provide.
 
webmeupWooRank is a dynamic grade on a 100-point scale that represents your internet marketing effectiveness at a given time. (The average score is 50.) The WooRank is based on a website review of 70 factors ranging from keywords to usability and social monitoring. Far more than a number, the WooRank review provides you with valuable insights and tips to help you take the online world by storm.
 
woorankWordtracker offers Keyword Research tools for SEO and PPC, Rank Tracking and Site Analysis tools.
 
wordtracker