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SEO Tools 2003
by André le Roux
Dec. 2002

NOTE: For an updated discussion of SEO resources, please refer to the current version of the Search Engine Yearbook.

SEO Keyword Tools

Good Keywords (Recommended)
This is my keyword tool of choice. It is a little freeware program that helps you target the most popular keywords - and that is just one of its many uses. Danny Sullivan says: "I'm not easily impressed with promotion software, but this one's a keeper."
http://www.goodkeywords.com/gkw.htm

Keyword Research Tool
Description from the site: "Need help coming up with appropriate keywords to put in your meta tags? Or perhaps you're an avid bidder at Overture, but you can't think of any more terms to bid on? It just doesn't get any easier than using the Keyword Research Tool."
http://www.jimtools.com/keywords/

Keyword Counter (Recommended)
A very nifty tool! Get a quick count of the number of times your keywords appear on your pages. You can also compare your keyword density with that of your competitors.
http://www.keywordcount.com/

The Word Market
A useful little free program from SoftwareSollutions.net
http://www.softwaresolutions.net/free.htm

WordSpot
Offers a sample report and a free weekly top 200 keyword report
http://www.wordspot.com/

The SE Report
This one is a bit pricey. We have used it at Pandecta and it is worth the investment. Visit the site for more detailed information on what you'll get for your money.
http://www.mall-net.com/se_report/index.html/

Overture Search Term Suggestion Tool
Paying customers at Overture have access to their search term suggestion tool. You can also access this feature through the GoodKeywords program mentioned above.
http://www.overture.com/

SearchWords.com
Offers a list of the top 100 most searched keywords.
http://www.searchwords.com

Word Tracker
A unique tool that combines keyword popularity with lateral searches and misspellings and matches these keywords with actual competition in several major search engines. This gives you a huge list of keywords sorted by popularity versus competition, so you know which keywords to target first. The site offers a free trial so you can try out the tool.
http://destinationsite.com/c?c=120857.37409.0.33958.4

Log File Analysis Tools

TheCounter.com
Free hit counter that keeps track of search engine traffic and the last 10 keywords searched.
http://www.thecounter.com

Analog (Recommended)
The web site doesn't look like much, but who cares? The tool is powerful and it's free. Runs on Windows and Mac.
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/analog/

WebTrends
A collection of powerful log data analysis software with a wide variety of reporting options. Trial versions are available for download.
http://www.webtrends.com/site_download/default.htm

SuperStats
A very powerful tool. They offer different packages depending on your specific needs. Prices start from $9.95 per month and increase depending on how many visits you get each month.
http://www.superstats.com/

Search Engine Position Checking Tools

Bruce Clay Search Engine Ranking Monitor (Recommended)
Description from the site: "This program is designed to query the major search engines and produce reports concerning the ranking of various pages from your site. Specify your site URL and keywords and any of your pages appearing in the top 50 results are reported for each engine. "
http://www.bruceclay.com/

Top Dog
Offers a software program for generating ranking reports on over 200+ search engines and submission to over 100 search engines.
http://destinationsite.com/c?c=120857.37409.0.33958.6

Promotion World's Search Engine Position Analyzer
This tool reports your page rank on AltaVista, Excite, Hotbot, Lycos, Yahoo! and WebCrawler
http://www.promotionworld.com/tools/position/position.cgi

Link Popularity Tools

WebsMostLinked.com
A search engine that lists sites with most links to them. It is a good tool to measure your
link popularity against your competitors.
http://www.websmostlinked.com

Other Useful SEO Tools

Jim Tools
Jim Tools is a collection of search engine related and SEO tools. The site offers search engine submission tools, link popularity analysis tools and keyword suggestion tools.
http://www.jimtools.com

Webtool Central's Robots txt File Generator
An SEO tool to help you create the robots txt file that keeps search engine spiders from indexing a specific page.
http://www.webtoolcentral.com/webmaster/tools/robots_txt_file_generator/

Web Position Gold (Recommended)
It's a software program for SEO, generating ranking reports, submitting to major search engines and traffic reporting. Also offers a free monthly newsletter with search engine placement tips. Web Position Gold is a great, all-in-one traffic system. Highly recommended.
http://www.webposition.com/

Bruce Clay.com: SEO Tools
A very comprehensive tutorial with built-in SEO tools. Bruce Clay knows his trade. “There are no SEO secrets -- just ranking and promotion methodologies to follow in order to beat your competition in obtaining a high search engine promotion ranking for desired search keywords criteria. This site targets improving web site search engine result rankings by using a "follow the leader" approach to keyword selection and page wording.”
http://www.bruceclay.com/web_rank.htm


SEO Tools 2002
by André le Roux
Dec. 2001

Keyword Tools

Good Keywords (recommended)
This is our keyword tool of choice. It is a little freeware program that helps you target the most popular keywords - and that is just one of its many uses. Danny Sullivan says: "I'm not easily impressed with promotion software, but this one's a keeper."
http://www.goodkeywords.com/gkw.htm

Keyword Research Tool (Jimtools.com)
Description from the site: "Need help coming up with appropriate keywords to put in your meta tags? Or perhaps you're an avid bidder at GoTo.com, but you can't think of any more terms to bid on? It just doesn't get any easier than using the Keyword Research Tool."
http://www.jimtools.com/keywords/

Keyword Counter (Recommended)
A very nifty tool! Get a quick count of the number of times your keywords appear on your pages. You can also compare your keyword density with that of your competitors.
http://www.keywordcount.com/

The Word Market (software)
A useful little free program from SoftwareSollutions.net
http://www.softwaresolutions.net/free.htm

WordSpot
Offers a sample report and a free weekly top 200 keyword report
http://www.wordspot.com/

The SE Report
This one is a bit pricey. We have used it at Pandecta and it is worth the investment. Visit the site for more detailed information on what you'll get for your money.
http://www.mall-net.com/se_report/index.html/

Overture
Paying customers at Overture have access to its keyword reporting tool.
http://www.overture.com/

SearchWords.com
Offers a list of the top 100 most searched keywords. Good for deciding on keywords for your site.
http://www.searchwords.com

Word Tracker
Description: A unique tool that combines keyword popularity with lateral searches and misspellings and matches these keywords with actual competition in several major search engines. This gives you a huge list of keywords sorted by popularity versus competition, so you know which keywords to target first. The site offers a free trial so you can try out the tool.
http://destinationsite.com/c?c=120857.37409.0.33958.4

Log File Analysis Tools

TheCounter.com
Description: Free counter that keeps track of search engine traffic and the last 10 keywords searched.
http://www.thecounter.com

Analog (Recommended)
The web site doesn't look like much, but who cares? The tool is powerful and it's free. Runs on Windows and Mac.
http://www.statslab.cam.ac.uk/~sret1/analog/

WebTrends
A collection of powerful log data analysis software with a wide variety of reporting options. Trial versions are available for download.
http://www.webtrends.com/site_download/default.htm

SuperStats
A very powerful tool. They offer different packages depending on your specific needs. Prices start from $9.95 per month and increase depending on how many visits you get each month.
http://www.superstats.com/

Search Engine Position Analyses Tools

Bruce Clay Search Engine Ranking Monitor (Recommended)
Description from the site: "This program is designed to query the major search engines and produce reports concerning the ranking of various pages from your site. Specify your site URL and keywords and any of your pages appearing in the top 50 results are reported for each engine. "
http://www.bruceclay.com/Status318.htm

Top Dog
Offers a software program for generating ranking reports on over 200+ search engines and submission to over 100 search engines.
http://destinationsite.com/c?c=120857.37409.0.33958.6

Promotion World's Search Engine Position Analyzer
This tool reports your page rank on AltaVista, Excite, Hotbot, Lycos, Yahoo! and WebCrawler
http://www.promotionworld.com/tools/position/position.cgi

Link Popularity Tools

WebsMostLinked.com
Description: A search engine that lists sites with most links to them. It is a good tool to measure your link popularity against your competitors.
www.websmostlinked.com

Other Useful Tools

Jim Tools
Jim Tools is a collection of SEO tools. The site offers search engine submission tools, link popularity analysis tools and keyword suggestion tools.
http://www.jimtools.com

Webtool Central's Robots txt File Generator
A tool to help you create the robots txt file that keeps search engine spiders from indexing a specific page.
http://www.webtoolcentral.com/webmaster/tools/robots_txt_file_generator/

Web Position Gold (Recommended)
It's a software program for SEO, generating ranking reports, submitting to major search engines and traffic reporting. Also offers a free monthly newsletter with search engine placement tips.
http://www.webposition.com/d2.pl?r=J3Y-558D

Bruce Clay.com: SEO Promotion Tools
A very nice tutorial with built-in tools.
"There are no SEO secrets -- just ranking and promotion methodologies to follow in order to beat your competition in obtaining a high search engine promotion ranking for desired search keywords criteria. This site targets improving web site search engine result rankings by using a "follow the leader" approach to keyword selection and page wording."
http://www.bruceclay.com/web_rank.htm


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