Saturday, March 17, 2012

Top 10 FREE Search Engine Optimisation Tools

SEO tools are vital for your search optimisation. Doing most of the things manually is just time consuming. There are bunch of  free and paid SEO tools you can use it for analysis. Also, approximately 80% of website traffic comes through search engines. If you’re not on the first 2 pages, most people won’t bother to  find you. 
I assume that basics are known to almost everyone: Choose the right keyword phrase, register exact keyword domain if it's possible, optimise tour page, watch out for keyword density, submit your site to the major search engines,  then get a lot of other relevant sites link to your site. That would be all for the start.Here is a list of free SEO online tools:

We mentioned Keyword density. I recommend a  free tool for  measuring keyword density 
1) Free tool for  measuring keyword density
Go to and type in the keyword phrase and domain you want to analyse.  This tool  will give you all information needed about all the important parts of your page, including title, meta description, etc. The higher the density the better. 
You can also try  this keyword density tool . It is useful for helping SEO's or webmasters to  achieve their optimum keyword density for a set of keywords or key terms. This tool will analyse your  URL and return a table of keyword density values for 1, 2 or three word key terms.

After that, you need to 
2)  Check How Many of Your Pages are Indexed 
It is also for free, and it is easy. Just go to Google or  any search engine (such as Bing or Yahoo, etc) . Type  “”. The search engine will then tell you how many of your pages it has indexed. 

You need to see how search engines are friendly for your site, right? There is few free tools to do that.
3) Examine  How" Search Engine Friendly" Your Site Is 
These tools bellow allow you to see your site from the 'search engine's' spider’s point of view:
*-Just enter your URL here and it will give you a summary of the things you  need to improve. 
* Enter your a keyword phrase and URL -It also gives you a great summary of the things you could improve.

When you finished it, you can use another free tool. It will show you how important sites are
4) Google Toolbar
Google toolbar is very handy and very powerful tool. One of the most important things Google toolbar do, is that can 'tell' you is the “importance” of every site you visit. OF course, that is just for Google, but since Google is the strongest and most influenced search engine, that should be enough. Other important thing is Page Rank. Page Rank is Google’s measure of the importance of a site.Of course, the higher your PR, the higher your ranking. Google toolbar can even give you a snapshot of the PR of every site you visit.

Also, there are another awesome Google tools:  Google News Alerts and Google Web Alerts. You will need this tools to  monitor what websites are linking to your.

5) Google News Alerts and Google Web Alerts
For Google News Alerts  go here.  For  Google Web Alerts  click here.  These tools will tell you who’s linking to your site. Just simply set up an alert to be notified when Google finds tour site.

You don't want to spend your time  clicking through hundreds of Google search results looking for your site.  Use this free tool:
5) Monitor Your Position in Google with Cleverstat:
This tool allows you to enter a domain name and keyword, and it searches Google to see where your domain is positioned. Go here to download the setup file. Then just install.

See what information you can have just  entering the domain name:
6) Domain stats free tool: Enter the domain and get: number of pages indexed, domain age,  and number of backlinks. This statistics include Age of the domains, Alexa Taffic Rank, Dmoz listings, Yahoo WebRank,  count of backlinks and number of pages indexed in Search Engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo,  etc.

For more statistics and data, you can use this very handy free tool:
7) Compare Search Engines. It shows top results from 3 main search engines. Also helps you a lot to  get all kind of statistics of your competitor's domains.

Last, but not the least, don't forget 
8) Alexa ranking. It displays multiple domains instead of one. It is easiest way for you to have instant traffic results from Alexa Rankings. Much better than typing and search each time separately.

Remember, effective SEO strategies require a lot of effort and time. These kind of tools can help you to get better organised and short your time doing search engine's optimisation for your site. This list is made just to give you a brief look of wide range of free tools. There is more of them on Internet. Go, and find it for yourself.


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