Bart has very kindly agreed with me to do a few guest posts on this site, and here is the first one of those – looking at 10 free resources/tools to help with your SEO efforts.

Nowadays many people are choosing to carry out SEO activities themselves. The concepts are not too difficult, and the benefits obvious. Access to the correct tools and resources can help kick-start your campaign. I’ve highlighted some basic links here, along with some more advanced items – we use all these sites when conducting research for our clients @ zenoSEO.com – Enjoy!

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siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com – Yahoo Site Explorer

A comprehensive view of all the sites which link to a particular website. Great tool for researching backlinks.

www.linkdiagnosis.com – Link Diagnosis.

Similar to YSE, however will go into more detail, such as Anchor text, PageRank etc.

http://www.seoserp.com/web_tools/google_top_1000_serps_checker.asp – Google Top 1000 SERPs checker.

Great way to see where a site ranks for specific keyword. Can be used on practically any country Google site and up to the first 1000 results. Essential

http://www.mikes-marketing-tools.com/ranking-reports/ – Search Engine Rankings

Another SERPs ranking tool – will crosscheck Google, Yahoo & Bing

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/20-essential-blog-directories-to-submit-your-blog-to/5998/ – 20 Essential blog directories to submit your blog to.

Does what it says on the tin. Invaluable to any blog owner. Right Bart?

www.google.com/analytics – Google Analytics

Perhaps the most obvious entry in this list. If you don’t have it on your site – get it now. It’s free and will tell you where all your visits are coming from!

http://excellentanalytics.com/ – Excellent Analytics

You have GoogleAnalytics? You Have Excel? Export to excel with the wonderful tool. Great for custom reports.

http://tools.davidnaylor.co.uk/keyworddensity/ – Keyword Density Tool

Keyword Density is an Important part of SEO – this tool will analyse any page in seconds. Nice interface

http://www.directorycritic.com/ – Directory Critic

Provides a good list of mainly quality directories. Good for sniffing out the relevant directories for your specific niche.

http://www.bad-neighborhood.com/text-link-tool.htm – Bad Neighbourhood Tool

Exchanging links with websites that have been penalized can have detrimental results on your site. Run any prospect site through this tool to ensure they are good.

So please, take a look through these tools, bookmark them – and have some fun with them!

I shall (hopefully) be returning to write an updated post, expect to see: Social sites, leading blogs, other leading resource sites and yes – more tools!

If you would like any more info on SEO Services or any of these tools – come and visit me @ www.zenoseo.com

Thanks for reading,


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  • http://www.futuresafeinsurance.com matt marksbury

    Thanks for the information, very useful.

  • Luis

    Very good post.

    For custom report automation on Google Analytics data, I use an application that it’s saving us a lot of time and money. It’s is really worth checking it out:

    http://www.reportingsuite.com

  • http://www.mgtdesign.co.uk/ Zena

    Informative post.I am surfing for something like this.Keep in touch with us in future too.

  • http://www.creative-seo.co.uk/ UK SEO

    It can be difficult to find good blogs
    nowadays. Found one here though by the looks of things



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