Tools

Keyword research tool

Keyword research and, ultimately, keyword selection are extremely important parts of the overall SEO process. Selecting keywords relevant to your field of activity is essential. Make sure you conduct a proper in-depth keyword research before you begin placing keywords on your web site.

If you want your web site to be high ranked in search engines, then use these tools to find out the words that searchers use to get to a website like yours, and place them in the appropriate places. Nevertheless, remember that no tool is perfect. Don’t be afraid to use your intelligence and common sense.

1. Keyword Research Tool - Webmaster toolkit
2. Keyword External Tool - Google Adwords
3. Keyword Selector Tool - Inventory Overture
4. Keyword Suggestions Overture - SEO Chat
5. Website Keyword Suggestions - Webconfs
6. Keyword Suggestion Tool - Self SEO

Keyword density

These tools helps you achieve the ideal keyword density (how many times a keyword is used on a page divided by the number of words on that page) for a set of key terms. Why is it important? Because search engines use this meter in their process of qualification determining relevant websites. Read more about this topic on seochat.com .

7. Keyword Density - SEO Chat
8. Keyword Density & Proeminence - Ranks
9. Keyword Density Analyzer - Keyword density
10. Analyze Keywords Density - Google rankings
11. Keyword Density Checker - Webconfs
12. Keyword Density Analyzer Tools - SEO Book

Competition Analysis

Analyzing your competition is an important step in the search engine optimization process and it takes into consideration: what keywords your competition has chosen and how they use them on their website.

If you want to see who is your competition for the targeted keywords you’ve chosen then check these tools:

13. Competition Tool - SEO Digger
14. Competition Analysis Tool - Seoscorecard
15. Top Competitor Tool - Webuildpages

Search engine keyword position tool

When done correctly, search engine positioning can increase web traffic by a tremendous amount. Use these tools to check your current position of your keywords in major search engines like: Google, Yahoo, MSN:

16. Search Engine Keyword Position - SEO Chat
17. Keyword Analysis Tool - Mcdar
18. SERPS Position Checker - LinkVendor
19. Website Position Tool - Rnk1

Link Popularity

Link popularity counts the total number of web pages which link to a website and it is considered to be a major factor used by search engines in determining a site’s position in search results. A site with more inbound links will be positioned higher than a similar site with fewer links.

It is helpful to keep track of your backlinks, to know which sites are linking back to you, and how the anchor text (a keyword incorporated into the text of the hyperlink) of the backlink incorporates keywords relating to your site.

These tools will query the major search engines like: Google, Yahoo, MSN and will return the total link count for each URL:

20. Link Popularity - SEO Chat
21. Link Popularity Checker - Webmaster Toolkit
22. Link Popularity Check - Widexl Internet Solution
23. Link Popularity Check - Market Leap
24. Link Popularity - Backlinks Checker - Search Bliss
25. Backlink Analyzer - Sitening
26. Check Backlinks - Webuildpages

If you’ve realized that your website link popularity needs to be increased, then you can start by reading some articles about were can you submit you web site content in order to receive quality backlinks. We recommend:

Class C Checker

When developing a network of linked web sites, you should bear in mind that search engines incorporate historical and IP address data. So in order not to be penalized for receiving links from the same Class C IP (the number of bits used to identify the network and the host vary according to the network class of the address) you should check where your linking partners are hosted and test what their IP Address is. This could make a difference for SEO purposes if you are going to get new links from different web sites.

27. Class C Checker - Webrank Info
28. Class C Checker - Webmaster Toolkit
29. Class C Checker - SEO Chat

Spider Simulator

What you see as a visitor in your browser while watching at any web site differs a lot from what the search engines spiders see when indexing your pages.

Find out what spiders see when they crawler your websites by using these simulators:

30. Spider Simulator - SEO Chat
31. Spider View - Iwebtool
32. Search Engine Spider Simulator - Anownsite
33. SE Bot Simulator - XML Sitemaps
34. SE Spider - LinkVendor

Browser Screen Resolution Checker

It is important to test a web site in as many ways as possible: view it in different screen resolutions, various computer platforms and different browsers. Find out how your web page looks like with the viewer’s monitor set to different screen resolutions as you want to be sure your visitor can see everything or at least the important navigation links:

35. Browser Screen Resolution Checker - Markhorrell
36. Screen Size Tester - AnyBrowser
37. Screen Resolution Checker - AndyLangTon

HTML and CSS validations

Although it’s not yet proved without doubt that W3C validation gives you better search engine rankings, it’s sure that errors in your code can cause you big problems. Converting your website pages to XHTML will help you reach more customers, as your site will work better in more browsers and non-traditional devices. Read more about this topic in our article: Does your website need W3CF Validation

In order to see if you’re CSS files or HTML code turns out to be valid use these tools:

FireFox Extensions

43. Developer ToolBar

A toolbar designed for Firefox, Flock, Mozilla and Seamonkey, with various web developer tools.

44. SEOpen

SEOpen is an extension for Firefox to help with search engine optimization. It provides many helpful tools at the click of a mouse: Yahoo Backlinks, Pages in Yahoo Index, Google Backlinks, Google Cache, and Pages in Google index, Google Related, PageRank Check, MSN Backlinks, Pages in MSN Index, Alexa Overview, Alexa Traffic, Alexa Related.

45. SEO Links Extension

When enabled, SEO Links extension, hovering any link in FireFox (compatible width FireFox 1.0-1.5 ) will show you Yahoo, MSN, and Google link popularity and ranking data for the URL and anchor text pair.

Speed Tester

It’s important to consider how fast your pages load because users will shy away from sites they can’t navigate quickly and easily. Additionally, smaller pages are indexed by Google and other search engines easier:

46. Speed Tester - LinkVendor
47. Website Speed Test - Web Hosting Top
48. Website Speed Test - Iwebtool
49. Speed test - WebSite Goodies
50. Web Page Speed Report

Page Rank Prediction

PageRank is an algorithm used by Google to measure the relevance and importance of a web page. In order to find a way to make the difference between the million of pages on the web, Google rates each of them, gives them a “vote”. Find out more about: Google Page Rank Algorithm .

By using these tools you will get an estimation of your future page rank:

51. Future PageRank - SEO Chat
52. Predict PageRank - Page Rank Prediction
53. Future PageRank
54. * Page Rank Prediction - DNLodge

* minim 100 backlink in order to estimate future Page Rank

Check your current Page Rank:

55. Visual PageRank - Iwebtool
56. Search PageRank - SEO Chat
57. Page Rank Tool

Traffic Rankings

58. Alexa Traffic
59. Awstats
60. ** Sitetracker
61. ** Histats
62. ** Google Analytics
63. Compete
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Search Engine Saturation

Search Engine Saturation refers to the number of pages a given search engine has in its index for your website domain. It is important because this kind of information tells you if the engines are finding and indexing all the pages and files on your website.

Use the tools we recommend to verify your search engine saturation levels and compare your website to competitors on a regular basis in order to see if it is climbing or falling.

64. Search Engine Saturation - Market Leap
65. Search Engine Saturation Tool - Build Reciprocal Links
66. Search Engine Saturation - SearchBliss
67. Search Engine Saturation Tool - To the Web
68. Search Engine Saturation Tool - SEO Book

It doesn’t matter what tool you choose for your research as long as you know that they are only informative and nobody can guarantee your results. Nevertheless, such tools are useful to provide you with a broad picture of the markets you decide to compete in.

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