Two Must-Have (Free) SEO Tools
For those of you managing your own SEO efforts, or if you’re simply interested in seeing what keywords your blog or website rank for, or how many links are pointing inbound to your site, there’s a couple of free SEO tools that make it quite simple (if you use the FireFox browser).
1) Rank Checker — This tool allows you to insert multiple keywords and then check their ratings against any given domain across all three major search engines. You can also export the results in a .csv file for use in Excel. The beauty is, you don’t have to worry about your rankings being skewed due to “self-searching”, plus it works pretty quick.
So, if you’ve ever wondered where your website ranks for certain keywords (don’t forget to test misspellings), now you’ll be able to figure it out without googling each and every keyword.
2) SEO for FireFox — So much valuable information here! You can easily see a website’s PageRank, age, the number of Yahoo! links pointing at the domain, not to mention .edu and .gov links, as well as data pulled in from Del.icio.us, Technorati, Bloglines, and Alexa. This tool works whenever you do searches in Google, so you can actually see all of the data for multiple websites.
Speaking of finding out the number of in-coming links to your website, you can also do this yourself by using Yahoo’s Site Explorer — go to yahoo.com and type in the search box: site:www.yourdomain.com to find a complete listing. Take advantage of this great tool soon, because rumor has it that it will not be around much longer.
Tell me what you think of these tools:-) Love to hear your comments.