One of the forces that drive me forward is viewing SEO as a competition. It is a contest with sophisticated rules between Google, my competition and me. The winner is the most popular and more relevant site with the highest rankings. The payoff is position, traffic and money.
So, if SEO is a competition, how can we keep score? Here are some SEO tools that will not only give you the score, but also help you identify why you aren’t winning. There are literally thousand of tools, so I have only listed the tools I use and rely upon to do my work.
Keywords, Webmaster Tools And Link Building
As you might expect, Google has a wide array of tools including the following:
- Adwords keyword tool
- Google’s keyword tool
- YouTube keyword tool
- Google Insights (great for product search)
- Google Webmaster Tools
- Google Analytics
- Google Page Speed Online
- Google’s Real Time Insights Finder
Google also provides some very basic guides about SEO
Tools from other companies include:
- Traffic Travis
- Open Site Explorer
- Affilorama SEO Toolbar
- Long Tail Keyword Tool
Page Speed and Page Auditing
SEO Rank Checker
Incorporate these tools into your SEO and you’ll be amazed at how powerful they are and how much better your SEO rankings will become.
This is a guest post to the Graphics Unleashed Blog by Doug Dickson. Doug Dickson is President and Chief Energizing Officer of Print Source One, one of the Arizona’s leading printing companies. His clientele includes all of America’s largest financial and insurance companies, celebrities, as well as top professionals in the medical, plastic surgery dental and orthodontic specialties. Mr. Dickson is well known for his ability to analyze Web sites and help them achieve front page listings in Google, a process known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO). He is an industry expert and has been recognized by Google as a Certified Adwords Partner.