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Whether you're new to SEO or an experienced consultant we all prefer automated tools, free when possible, which make our life just a bit easier at times and allow us to spend more time on the creative elements of the SEO work. By successfully using these tools and others, you'll be able to concentrate on what you do best.

Below are some of my favorite tools which I normally recommend on my blog to support your SEO work:

Basic SEO health check and analysis


1. Website Grader by Hubspot - Website.Grader.com is a free SEO tool that measures the marketing effectiveness potential of a website. It provides a score that incorporates elements such as website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. It also provides some basic advice on how the website can be improved from a marketing perspective.

2. Content Duplication finder by Virante - Virante's content duplication tool can diagnose common causes and effects of duplicate content penalties such as server headers, Google index issues and more.

3. Builtwith by Gary Brewer - BuiltWith.com is a website analysis tool, providing technical analysis and SEO optimization information to assist in your website's SEO effectiveness.

4. Quarkbase - Quarkbase.com is the great way to find website information including social bookmarking stats, Alexa ranking, related sites and domain information.

Basic back link analysis


5. Yahoo Site Explorer is a fantastic tool for basic back link information, to view the most popular pages from any site and to dive into a comprehensive site map.

6. Google Browser by Touchgraph -  TG Google Browser is a free Java application which you can use to explore the connections between related websites.

Basic on-page analysis


7. SEO Browser by Anduro Marketing and McAnerin International Inc - SEO-Browser.com is a free tool which lets you see your website like a search engine sees it. Useful to find image with no alt text, to ensure drop downs are crawlable and much more.

8. Image Analyzer by Juicy Studio - Image Analyzer will highlight images without alt text, long image names and much more. Because image optimisation is essential for successful SEO, image analyzers are an absolute must.

9. Server Header Checker by SEO Consultants -  Server Header Checker allows you to analyze your non www homepage version and other pages to check that the server header is returning a 301 redirect response, 200 OK response etc.

10. Popuri by Xavier Larrea - Popuri.us allows you to quickly check your link popularity across social bookmarking sites, Google Page Rank and much more.

Which tools are you using?

Ran Nir

Published 15 April, 2009 by Ran Nir

Ran Nir is founder of Conversion Counts, a web analytics and conversion optimisation agency, and a contributor to Econsultancy. He can also be found on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Courtney

Thanks, this is really helpful. Linked to it from my blog: http://www.optimizeforengines.com/seo_blog/

over 7 years ago

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Rob

learning about SEO is incredibly confusing at times. Thanks to sites like these to help cut through a sea of information to deliver the good stuff!

over 7 years ago

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tony

Do these sites not go against Googles terms of service?

over 7 years ago

Ran Nir

Ran Nir, Founder at Conversion Counts Ltd

Hi Tony,

I am assuming these services use various APIs (not Google necessarily) and furthermore they don't check particular keyword ranking.

On the contrary, by giving you more visibility on potential issues effecting your site (such as content duplication) you'll help the engines better crawl your pages and thereby consuming less resources.

 

over 7 years ago

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Andrea Moro

Nice instruments Ran, but I hate those services that provide false free services asking your e-mail to send you their final report.

The service is free or it's not. It doesn't exist the half way.

Anyway I'll post something about this and include some of the links you proposed.

Have a nice day.

over 7 years ago

Ran Nir

Ran Nir, Founder at Conversion Counts Ltd

Hi Andrew,

None of these sites require your emails address. If you're referring to website grader, I believe an email address is optional.

over 7 years ago

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Matthias Bohlen

Hello Ran,

thank you for this nice compilation - it is a good starting point.

Cheers,
Matthias

over 7 years ago

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Andrea Moro

Hi Ran

builtwith.com asked the e-mail to send their final complete report, so I assume that what they shown me was just half of what I could get.

And there was another one that asked me the e-mail, but I dunno remember which one.

over 7 years ago

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chaoskaizer

nice round up, might as well add senSEO firebug extension http://getfirebug.com/extensions/index.html#senseo for firefox

thanks for list.

over 7 years ago

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atommedia

Great little tools, recommend link diagnosis  with mozilla firefox for backlink checking

over 7 years ago

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Mike Chace

Nice list.  I'm not a big fan of toolbars, but I do use the SEO Book toolbar in conjunction with some of the sites you wrote about. 

The thing I like about it most is that I can get some basic SEO information right away without leaving the page.

over 7 years ago

david carralon

david carralon, Head of SEO EMEA & APAC at Career Builder

Hi Ran,

thanks for this useful post, i bookmarked it and some of the other URLS you provided, may i add a few other tools that also do the job and I find very useful:

-the 'Live HTTP headers' extension on firefox to check your pages headers and also the 'Flagfox' extension to ascertain the location of the current server. Actually it usually gives the location of the IP which is not always the same as the location of the physical server, but it helps.

-as an alternative to the SEO Browser I have always used  the search engine spider simulator from web confs: http://www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php

over 7 years ago

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Kate Faulkner

This was an incredibly helpful shortcut to knowing what I need to do - and not worry about! Thanks very much, can't wait to go on the course in June!

over 7 years ago

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over 7 years ago

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Webmaster

Very very best links.

Very helpful.

Thanks

Ronny

over 7 years ago

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Chaunna Brooke

Thanks for sharing these tools, and some of these tools are currently in use in our online business. Keep on posting related contents.

over 7 years ago

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SEO Sheffield

Great list - and bookmarked

:)

over 7 years ago

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Gary

Fantastic post. Thanks for the great SEO resources. I especially like BuiltWith.com!

over 7 years ago

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Ninah

oh my head is spinning. SEO can be such a headache but a necessity. apparently i am not using any of these tools. it seems i've barely scratched the seo surface

over 7 years ago

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Very helpful. Thank you!

over 7 years ago

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website_creation

I find Firefox plugins of great benefit, I use SEO Quake and Rank checker.

SEOQuake gives you loads of infor on PR rating links etc for every site you visit ot every entry you see in a search engine.

about 7 years ago

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hublon

Hi,

Thanks for the list.

about 7 years ago

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nil

thanks  !! it can be quite easy and helpful if we get this kind of sites to learn the tools and basic of what seo is .. 

about 7 years ago

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AnandSaini

Go to www.sitesubmit.ca and find twenty moree free seo tools for free

about 7 years ago

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Cazare Romania

Great article! I have already applied part of them but also I found some new things to try. By the way: is it worthing to pay for listing to Yahoo Directory or not?

almost 7 years ago

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Don Mattingly

Make it 11 and add http://spydermate.com ! :D

almost 7 years ago

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Simon

Great List, I'm especially looking forward to using the first one.

almost 7 years ago

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rouaemunte

Thanks for this information,was helpful for me.

almost 7 years ago

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ugg boots sale

his was an incredibly helpful shortcut to knowing what I need to do - and not worry about! Thanks very much, can't wait to go on the course in June!http://www.uggsmvp.com

almost 7 years ago

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Dirk

Anyone heard about <a href="http://onepieceofmylife.com/BMP%20standalone/index.php" title="bookmarkposter">BOOKMARKPOSTER</a>
It can bookmark up to 22 social bookmarking websites less than minute.

Ill suggest to list it :)

almost 7 years ago

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ghd straighteners

These tools are very useful to me.thanks

over 6 years ago

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Roni

That's surely top 10 list.

I will add http://www.doloop.com to that list tho.

over 6 years ago

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Hybre

Nice article. By the way I will add to this list one of my favorite site - http://www.surcentro.com - It will provide Alexa, Compete ranks and graph, unique visitors per day and other extra information about keyword.

over 6 years ago

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papetarie

these seo tool, this morning I got no 3 and google.ro what interested us, a good SEO tool it SEOmoz, I think 50% is preferred by seo man

over 6 years ago

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Vineet

I tried some of the links you have in your list ... many were new to me. But for others alternative firefox plugins also do the job (as has been pointed out in many of the comments) - in case you want them easily accessible ! Keep it up ... hopefully you'll dig up new links the next time I visit.

Cheers !

over 6 years ago

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Carol

Thank you very much for yet another first-rate article. I am always searching for original make money tips to suggest to my readers. Thanks for creating this article. It's exactly what I was searching for. Truly great post.

about 6 years ago

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Mark

Also check out SocialBacklinker. For a Wordpress plugin, it's really slick for automatic backlinks.

almost 6 years ago

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Tom Lopz

It is saying the open directory listing is most important for a good SERP result especialy in google. But no body is suggesting a way to get in to that listing. For example i have a website to sell gadgets electronics and accessories (affiliate) named coolgadgets4u.com i am trying since last 3 years (i have added the site to the directory 4-5 times during this period. Still i am not in.

Do i need to wait to get listed in this directory? Is this listing is purely a part of paid SEO?

about 5 years ago

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Seo Man

I use a plug-in RDS bar for firefox -it's cool, try it!

about 4 years ago

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Boswell

Wow, Thank you for your thoughts on the blog post %BLOG TITLE%, they are certainly quite handy.
I really enjoyed reading your information.

about 4 years ago

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sitemyte

hi thanks

almost 4 years ago

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Circuite si sejur

Thanks for info ... but I 'm still doubting about open directory .. since 2008 I'm trying to get in but it's impossible.

over 3 years ago

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sony lincoln

i try my best to increase my site visitor but no result comes.can anyone help me how to increase visitor

over 3 years ago

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sutapa baital

Thank you so much for this information this has reduced my lots of confusion i hope now i can bring enough visitors to my site.

over 3 years ago

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JennathRiyas

Am not spend a single money for SEO but my website coming good in All search engines

check some key words 1. 3D visualizer

then u can see the magic

over 3 years ago

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Swapan

This is a helpful post. Thanks for your post and I think we can get some useful Firefox add-ins and plug-ins also.

over 3 years ago

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Yeye

nice and informative! there are a lot of SEO tools available that choosing the best and appropriate one can be quite difficult - not to mention time consuming. it would be good to start with those that offer free trials like the Colibri tools, keyword research, etc...

over 3 years ago

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radu tivodar, CMF at home

My SEO checklist, when I start a website audit:

1. Domain Background http://seocloudis.com/check-domain-background/

2. Robots File: http://seocloudis.com/view-robots-file/

3. Search Engine Inclusion: http://seocloudis.com/test-search-engine-inclusion/

almost 3 years ago

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Orthopaedics Manipal, Healthcare at Manipal Hospital

Very nice ...helps to get my website http://orthopaedics.manipalhospitals.com keywords on top first in Google. Thanks

over 1 year ago

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sonu pandey, SEO Company in Ahmadabad at ifrita.com

We are a collective of designers, developers ,and brand experts. We understand that the success of your business likely relies on have a solid online presence. website- www.ifrita.com

over 1 year ago

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sonu pandey, SEO Company in Ahmadabad at ifrita.com

We have a fully committed team who constantly strives for optimum quality and efficiency to excel in the automobile industry, going beyond the traditional practices to adapt to industry changes or new requirements in the shortest possible time. see all details website- http://jointtechnocareautomobile.com/

over 1 year ago

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