Our Favorite SEO Blogs and Tools
In Search Engine Optimization: An Hour A Day, we listed some of our favorite SEO blogs and tools. Here are the links from the book, and some updates.
SEO Blogs we Love
- Search Engine Land– search news by Danny Sullivan and his team of SEO experts
- SEOMoz Blog with Rand Fishkin
- Aaron Wall’s SEO Blog
- Matt Cutts’ Blog (for Google information)
- Matt McGee’s Small Business SEM
- Problogger.net (for those with blogs)
- Occam’s Razor – web analytics blog by Avinash Kaushik
- Official Google Webmaster Central Blog
Fun Tools for Site Assessment
- Link validators: elsop.com
- Slow page load checker: WebPagetest, Webmaster Tools
- Accessibility check: cynthiasays.com, w3.org (for more links to accessibility evaluation tools)
- Backlink Checker: backlinkwatch.com, Yahoo! Site Explorer, OpenSiteExplorer
- Social Media Search: Socialmention.com, Wiki of Social Search Tools
- Firefox/Chrome Extensions: SeoQuake, YSlow, Firebug
More SEO Tools We Recommend
- Wordtracker Keyword Tool for researching keyword search popularity. Wordtracker also offers a limited free keyword research tool. (This is an affiliate link so if you purchase access through this link, Wordtracker will show us a little love, too!)
- Keyword Discovery – this fee-based keyword research tool has garnered many positive reviews – free trial available
- Google AdWords’s Keyword Tool – free, you can get keyword ideas & search popularity numbers here
- SEOMoz Page Strength Tool (or see their other SEO Tools)
- A truly fabulous spider emulator at seo-browser.com
- MSN’s set of SEO tools includes finding similar keywords, clustering keywords, and several others.
- Rex Swain’s HTTP Viewer is a handy way to check if your 301 redirects are sending the right server message.
- TouchGraph Google Browser a cool way to visualize your website neighborhood
- Socializer – links to social bookmarking sites
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I admit I have tried so many SEO tools and was very disappointed with most of them. That is why I appreciate that you were able to compile a list like this one that can definitely help when those who are new with SEO. So thanks…
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The Book was amazing, the Middle Brain tells a story 😉 Look forward to future books and advice. Can’t thank you enough. Regards Jason
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