What SEO Tools do Gurus Use?

Jan 23, 2008 • 9:33 am | comments (22) by twitter | Filed Under Web Promotion

There are a myriad of tools out there. But what are the best tools? A High Rankings Forum member asks that question.

The feedback is pretty helpful and should be useful to anyone looking to get inspired with some ideas.

Keyword Tools WordTracker Keyword Discovery DigitalPoint's Keyword Suggestion Tool

Analytics Google Analytics ClickTracks

Ranking Tools Thumbshot Rankings

Informational Tools WebBug Xenu Link Sleuth Copyscape WebPosition Google Website Optimizer

Firefox Addons Web Developer Toolbar

Many other tools are listed, including regular tools (such as office suites, IM applications, graphics suites, and HTML editors), but these are the recommended tools for web promotion.

Would you add anything to this list?

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Nick Wilsdon

01/23/2008 03:14 pm

I think quite a few of us now use GoogleAlerts as a basic form of reputation management/or to help us keep up with the conversation around the web.


01/23/2008 03:56 pm

These would be my top picks and by the way, only one isn't free. rexswain.com/httpview.html tools.seobook.com/firefox/seo-for-firefox.html ibusinesspromoter.com xml-sitemaps.com/

Mystic Liquid

01/23/2008 05:12 pm

Thanks for the nice collection. I think the problem is finding tools that are accurate and up to date.


01/23/2008 05:29 pm

Why is SEO Book for Firefox not there? Common guys, anyone knows of a better seo tool? Also Link Diagnosis tool is great (www.linkdiagnosis.com)

Rob Woods

01/23/2008 05:30 pm

Great information! This is something any SEO could use!

Brian McDowell

01/23/2008 05:59 pm

Do not forget SEO Quake FireFox Add-on. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=SEO+Quake&status=4 It adds a toolbar that displays page rank, google/yahoo index and links, Alexa Rank, Age, IP, Who Is data, Last Cache Date, # of Internal and External links, Page density and number of pages in the supplemental index.


01/23/2008 06:25 pm

I'd go with Hitwise products and Search Intelligence. I'd agree with Clicktracks all the way. The Search Status toolbar by quirk.biz for Firefox is what I use too.

Jeremy Luebke

01/23/2008 06:57 pm

Advanced Web Ranking Advanced Link Manager http://www.caphyon.com/ I seriously couldn't imaging doing my job without either of those. They have saved me lifetimes of grunt work.

Kyle James

01/24/2008 02:24 am

This is a nice little list. I think we all have tried as many products as we can get our hands on, but I have to agree with a lot of this list.

SEO Pune

01/24/2008 06:07 am

Thanks for the info ,will try them out and let you know .


01/24/2008 06:45 am

Thanks for the list! I find the Search Status for Firefox Toolbar very useful. available here: http://www.quirk.biz/searchstatus/


01/24/2008 07:32 am

Under Keyword Tools, I would like to add these two: https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal https://adwords.google.com/select/TrafficEstimatorSandbox


01/24/2008 07:49 am

Firebug plugin for firefox is a good way to see both the html and css of a web site while browsing the net


01/24/2008 02:55 pm

I use this link ranking tool to check how many sites are linked back. http://www.seocentro.com/tools/search-engines/link-popularity.html


01/24/2008 04:58 pm

You forgot content linking tools like Arkayne. Its a widget that links your blog with relevant sites. Not a traffic exchange just a relevance engine. For the curious: http://www.arkayne.com


01/24/2008 08:38 pm

I enjoy SEO Digger for analyzing your competitor's keywords/keyphrases rankings. http://www.seodigger.com/


01/26/2008 03:01 am

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. This is great, useful info.


01/27/2008 02:43 pm

Great resources. This list definitely hits the major tools for SEO. Coupled with good content and the right strategies on the site, they can be a success. Just keep in mind SEO isn't the whole game - an easy fact to forget anymore. Been seeing some good tips for internet marketing on http://www.massmailsoftware.com/blog/ - once they get to your site, sell!


03/15/2008 09:31 am

Hi, Great and useful article on tools. Here is another link with valuable webmaster free tools. http://www.seoservicesgroup.com/seo-tools/seo-tools.html


03/12/2009 10:00 pm

Hi, Just wondering what you're thoughts are on ibusinesspromoter.com? thanks.


01/19/2010 09:52 am

I can nearly bet that the most answer will be that seo-guru uses no software and do everything by hands )) Absolute best 2 tools out there are: 1) The Human Brain 2) Experience The Best tool for SEO comes not in a software, it is not promoted in any website, it's not available on Google and you cannot access it on any forum. The best tool for SEO is the SEO person itself. No matter which SEO tool you would be using, it is still the person who will decide on which will be the best approach for the site. It is still the person who makes a site successful or the one who makes it crash..


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