SEO Tools

Links to online SEO tools:

SEOMoz Trifecta @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​t​r​i​f​ecta

Juicy Link Finder @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​l​i​n​k​-​f​i​nder

Geo Targeting Tool @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​g​e​o​t​a​rget

popular searches @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​p​o​p​u​l​a​r​-​s​e​a​r​ches

Toolbox @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​t​o​o​lbox

term target @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​t​e​r​m​-​t​a​rget

term extractor @ http://​www​.seomoz​.org/​t​e​r​m​-​e​x​t​r​a​ctor


@ http://​www​.seo​centro​.com/​t​o​o​l​s​/​s​e​o​/​k​e​y​w​o​r​d​-​d​e​n​s​i​t​y​.​html


@ http://​www​.seo​centro​.com/​t​o​o​l​s​/​s​e​o​/​p​a​g​e​-​k​e​y​w​o​r​d​-​a​n​a​l​y​z​e​r​.​html

Meta Tag Analyzer

Check your meta tags!

example: http://​www​.host​.com.



User Agent * (optional)

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code


Online Meta Tag Analyzer pro­vide by SEOCentro.




PageRank Check
Check your web­site Google PageRank! URLs (one url a line)

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code

Online PageRank Check

pro­vide by SEOCentro.

Link Popularity Check
How pop­ular is your website?

example: www​.host​.com or host​.com

URL: 1

URL: 2 *

URL: 3 *

Exclude your domain from result.

Send report to an e-mail address (optional).


Send in HTML format.

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code


* The second and third URL is optional. Online Link Popularity Check pro­vide by SEOCentro.




Keyword Position Check
How are your key­words ranked by the search engines?




Domain (example: www​.host​.com)

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code

Online Keyword Position Check

pro­vide by SEOCentro.

Search Engine Saturation Check
How many pages from your domain are indexed by the search engines?

example: www​.host​.com or host​.com

URL: 1

URL: 2 *

URL: 3 *

Send report to an e-mail address (optional).


Send in HTML format.

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code


* The second and third URL is optional. Online Search Engine Saturation Check pro­vide by SEOCentro.




Keyword Suggestion Tool
What are your related key­words?



Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code

Online Keyword Suggestion Tool

pro­vide by SEOCentro.

Multiple Data Centers PageRank Check
Check your web­site Google PageRank on major Google datacenters.

URL (example: http://​www​.host​.com)

Please enter the access code as dis­played above.

Access code

Online Multiple DC PageRank Check

pro­vide by SEOCentro.

Google PageSpeed Tool — works with Firefox as an add-on ONLY!

INFORMATION PAGE @ http://​code​.google​.com/​s​p​e​e​d​/​p​a​g​e​-​s​p​eed/

Google Webmaster Centralhttp://​www​.google​.com/​w​e​b​m​a​s​t​ers/

Google Chrome Extensions @ https://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​f​e​a​t​u​r​e​d​/​w​e​b​_dev

(These are Chrome Extensions that Pete Recommends):

SEO Site Tools @ https://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​d​i​a​h​i​g​j​n​g​d​n​k​d​g​a​j​d​b​p​j​d​e​o​m​o​p​b​p​kjjc

Webpage Screenshothttps://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​c​k​i​b​c​d​c​c​n​f​e​o​o​k​d​m​b​a​h​g​i​a​k​h​n​j​c​d​dpki

Color Pick @ https://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​o​h​c​p​n​i​g​a​l​e​k​g​h​c​m​g​c​d​c​e​n​k​p​e​l​f​f​p​dolg

SEO SERP @ https://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​o​f​o​a​o​a​l​o​e​i​p​d​o​f​k​n​n​a​a​p​b​m​d​d​d​d​d​i​oklg

SEO Quake@https://​chrome​.google​.com/​e​x​t​e​n​s​i​o​n​s​/​d​e​t​a​i​l​/​o​f​o​a​o​a​l​o​e​i​p​d​o​f​k​n​n​a​a​p​b​m​d​d​d​d​d​i​oklg

(These are Chrome Extensions that Google Recommends)

SpeedTracer SpeedTracer - Get insight into the per­for­mance of your web applications.

Pendule Pendule — Web devel­oper tools for Chrome.

Resolution Test Resolution Test — An exten­sion for devel­opers to test web pages in dif­ferent screen res­o­lu­tions, with an option to define your own resolutions.

Measureit! Measureit! — Draw out a ruler that will help you get the pixel width and height of any ele­ments on a webpage.

Chrome Sniffer Chrome Sniffer — Detect web frame­works and javascript libraries run on browsing website.

XML Tree XML Tree — Displays XML data in a user friendly way.

BuiltWith Technology Profiler BuiltWith Technology Profiler — Find out what the web­site you are vis­iting is built with using this extension.

View Selection Source View Selection Source — View selec­tion source in resiz­able popup. Drag the bottom right corner to resize. Simple, but very useful for web developers.

JavaScript Tester JavaScript Tester — Small exten­sion with no icon, for every JavaScript devel­oper to run and test per­for­mance of JavaScript code.

CSS Reloader CSS Reloader — Allows you to reload all the CSS of any site without you have to reload the page itself.

Web developer Web devel­oper — Adds a toolbar button with var­ious web devel­oper tools.

CSS Viewer CSS Viewer — A simple CSS prop­erty viewer.

JSonView JSonView —  View JSON doc­u­ments in the browser.

CSS Scan CSS Scan - Offers a quick overview of CSS prop­er­ties to the ele­ment the mouse cursor is hovering.

Chrome Editor Chrome Editor - Edit HTML easily, right inside your browser.

Multiswitch Multiswitch - Switch between devel­op­ment, test and pro­duc­tive application.

Regular Expression Checker Regular Expression Checker - Simple reg­ular expres­sion tester.

PHP Documentation PHP Documentation - PHP doc­u­men­ta­tion, the offi­cial PHP Manual for developers.

jsshel jsshel - Interactive Javascript with jQuery and jLinq

Window Resizer Window Resizer - Resize browser window to emu­late var­ious screen resolutions

Aviary Screen Capture Aviary Screen Capture - Take a screen­shot of any web­page and edit it directly in your browser with Aviary​.com appli­ca­tions with con­ve­nient access to the Aviary web­site and tools.

Eye Dropper Eye Dropper - Eye Dropper and Color Picker exten­sion which allows you to pick color from any web­page or from advanced color picker.

Instant Image Editor Instant Image Editor - Edit any image or back­ground image instantly.

Lorem Ipsum Generator Lorem Ipsum Generator - Creates random dummy text.

Plain Clothes Plain Clothes - Unstyle the web.

Validity Validity - Click the icon in the address bar or press Ctrl+Alt+V to val­i­date the cur­rent page.

Inline Code Finder Inline Code Finder - Finds HTML ele­ments with inline JavaScripts events, inline styling and javascript: links

Picnik Picnik - Capture web pages and edit images right in your browser using Picnik

Free SEO Tools You Should Know About

By Jon Rognerud - Entrepreneur​.com

Nothing cre­ates more value in the pro­fes­sional search mar­keting world than useful search engine opti­miza­tion tools. From the simple “link:” com­mand in Google, which shows how many sites link back to you, to the more advanced search tools at Yahoo! and browser plug-ins, the industry and engines them­selves have a variety of tools avail­able to get you started with SEO.

Remember that tools and tech­nology, while pow­erful, must be used with cau­tion. If you aren’t able to trans­late the resulting data and con­vert it into mean­ingful, action­able steps, you might become more frus­trated than you were before. SEO tools, as well as visits to search engine forums, blogs, web­sites and com­pet­i­tive reviews for your mar­ket­place should be stan­dard prac­tice. (If you aren’t clear on this topic, begin by reading “What Exactly is SEO?”)

Here’s a list of per­sonal and feature-rich SEO tools to get you started:

1. Research links, get more and val­i­date them.

Do you want to find out how many links are coming to you and where can you can request and add more? Type link: into Google or Yahoo! (Yahoo! will redi­rect to Site Explorer). To find out where to add your site, enter allintitle: “add url” <your key­word here>. Another useful com­mand is alli­nan­chor: <your key­word here>, which will show all sites con­taining the anchor text (key­word). Optimizing anchor text is crit­ical to a suc­cessful SEO practice.

To find out if your site is being indexed by the search engines, type in your domain name directly or enter site: www​.your​do​main​.com. More advanced tools can be found atwww​.linkhounds​.com/​l​i​n​k​-​h​a​r​v​e​s​t​e​r​/​b​a​c​k​l​i​n​k​s​.php.

It’s impor­tant to check for broken links. You can do so using a desktop ver­sion at home​.snafu​.de/​t​i​l​m​a​n​/​x​e​n​u​l​i​n​k​.​html or a web ser­vice at www​.dead​-links​.com.

2. Find out your site’s pop­u­larity and page rank.

Page rank is part of what Google is famous for and mon­i­toring it can pro­vide one mea­sure of how well your site is per­forming. Don’t lose sleep over it, though; con­tinue to build a content-rich, use­able site and ranking will nat­u­rally happen. To view page rank, install the Google Toolbar and select the “advanced” option. It will dis­play a ranking number from 0 to 10 for any web­site you browse to. For pop­u­larity checks, install the Alexa toolbar.

3. Get more key­words and search term suggestions.

Keyword research is one of the most impor­tant SEO exer­cises. You should start with the free tools and move to paid ser­vices, such as www​.word​tracker​.com and www​.key​word​dis​covery​.com, for more advanced research. The Keyword Selector Tool at inven​tory​.over​ture​.com should be your first stop. Then move to Google’s Keyword Tool. For more free sug­ges­tions, also try the tools from Wordtrackerwww​.key​word​dis​covery​.com/​s​e​a​r​c​h​.htm and Digital Point. A useful tool for finding related words is avail­able at www​.lexfn​.com. Also visit www​.google​.com/​t​r​ends to find trends for your keywords.

4. Use link pop­u­larity tools that show how sites are linking to you.

Link pro­files and link project man­age­ment should be cor­ner­stones of your SEO strategy. You won’t be able to sus­tain a high listing on search engines over time if you don’t imple­ment a link pro­gram. First you have to do some dig­ging and research before applying your own strategy. Check out the link tools from Elixir Systems and Marketleap, as well as the tools from We Build Pages, which include anchor text information.

5. Check key­word den­sity and build key­word clouds.

Build your own key­word clouds using tools from www​.web​confs​.com/​k​e​y​w​o​r​d​-​d​e​n​s​i​t​y​-​c​h​e​c​k​e​r​.php, a great site for SEO tools. It’s not only fun, but also very useful when reviewing your page for key­word den­sity. A rec­om­mended number is 3 per­cent to 5 per­cent for a page of 600 to 800 words.

6. Find out if sites are search engine friendly and keep the index updated.

To see how a search engine would view your site, use the Search Engine Spider Simulator and Poodle Predictor.

To build your own XML sitemaps for sub­mis­sion, look at Resources of a Resource feeds at www​.rorweb​.com and, my favorite, www​.xml​-sitemaps​.com. Be sure to get an account with Google Webmaster Tools and Yahoo! Site Explorer to track the engine’s progress. Google recently updated its web­master tools and is working on more features.

7. Check domain age, as well as data on owners and events.

You can per­form quick domain age checks at www​.whois​.sc. Some of the infor­ma­tion may be proxied but can show impor­tant con­tact infor­ma­tion for the com­pany and pos­sibly someone you can exchange links with. To see updated events in your industry and receive auto­matic notices, get a free account at www​.google​.com/​a​l​erts.

8. Spy on the com­pe­ti­tion to track changes to their sites over time.

Good sites for this include www​.archive​.orgwww​.com​pete​.com and www​.spyfoo​.com.

9. Take advan­tage of Firefox and its all-in-one SEO tools suite.

Download and install the Firefox browser from www​.mozilla​.com. The browser is an open source, advanced plat­form for browsing on PCs, Macs and Linux. Most SEO pro­fes­sionals, including me, use it in their day-to-day work.

Start with these plug-ins:

  • SearchStatus is a must-have tool for all SEO pros that shows how every web­site is performing.
  • CustomizeGoogle is an exten­sion that enhances Google search result pages with links to other search engines.
  • LiveHTTPHeaders is an advanced tool that shows all HTTP header data for both requests and responses.
  • Solvent is an exten­sion that inter­ac­tively high­lights parts of the page using capture.
  • Seoquake can be used to obtain and inves­ti­gate key SEO parameters.
  • ShowIP dis­plays IP from page search datacenters.
  • The whois exten­sion dis­plays Whois infor­ma­tion in a new tab.
  • LinkChecker color codes links as broken or good, as well as other categories.
  • Web Developer allows you to manage cookies, JavaScript, CSS, images, source, resizing, live editing of HTML and forms manip­u­la­tion. Trust me when I say I saved the best for last.

10. Find out what people are searching for and what they’re doing online.

If you’re looking for mar­ket­places to expand into, these sites are espe­cially useful for busi­ness research. Smart mar­keters look for a mar­ket­place that’s hungry and then build a product to fill it–not the other way around, which is what most people do.

11. View content.

The orig­inal Lynx Viewer will let you see revealing details about how your site is viewed by Lynx and search engines. You can also see what Google sees by clicking the cached link that appears next to a web­site in search results and then clicking the “cached text” link on the page.

12. See where vis­i­tors are clicking on your page.

Go to www​.crazyegg​.com to find out which links your vis­i­tors are clicking on. Just copy a script to your page and later that day or the next–assuming you have traffic and clicks–you can see a useful heat-map of your vis­i­tors’ activity. Based on those results, you can change your page for better traffic and focus. You need an account for this, but you can play for free.

This com­pletes your crash course in func­tional SEO tools that the industry keeps hidden. If you can use these tools prop­erly and create action items from the infor­ma­tion they yield, you can gain insight not only into your own pages, but also into the competition’s. Use this data to apply better tech­niques for your own search mar­keting success.

Jon Rognerud is a rec­og­nized authority on the sub­ject of search engine opti­miza­tion and has spent more than 15 years devel­oping web­sites and mar­keting solu­tions at com­pa­nies like Overture and Yahoo!. His web­site, www​.microsaw​.com, pro­vides a wealth of infor­ma­tive arti­cles, resources and com­pli­men­tary e-mail courses on every­thing you’ll ever need to know about SEO and search marketing.

MSN & Yahoo Backlink Tester @ http://​tools​.seo​book​.com/​l​i​n​k​-​t​o​o​l​s​/​b​a​c​k​l​i​n​k​s​/​b​a​c​k​l​i​n​k​s​.php

For Testing back­links @ Yahoo & MSN

Google AdWord Tool@ https://​adwords​.google​.com/​o​/​T​a​r​g​e​t​i​n​g​/​E​x​p​l​o​r​e​r​?​_​_​u​=​1​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​&​a​m​p​;​_​_​c​=​1​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​0​&​a​m​p​;​s​t​y​l​e​P​r​e​f​O​v​e​r​r​i​d​e​=​2​#​s​e​a​r​c​h​.​n​o​n​e​!​i​d​e​a​T​y​p​e​=​K​E​Y​W​O​R​D​&​a​m​p​;​r​e​q​u​e​s​t​T​y​p​e​=​I​DEAS

Keyword Search Tool - Trellian @ http://​www​.key​word​dis​covery​.com/​s​e​a​r​c​h​.htm

Lexical FreeNet Thesaurus Tool @ http://​www​.lexfn​.com/

A great key­word research tool for finding sim­ilar words to key your search efforts with.





keyword cloud maker

@ http://​www​.web​confs​.com/​k​e​y​w​o​r​d​-​d​e​n​s​i​t​y​-​c​h​e​c​k​e​r​.php

Search Engine Spider Simulator

Spider Simulator @ http://​www​.web​confs​.com/​s​e​a​r​c​h​-​e​n​g​i​n​e​-​s​p​i​d​e​r​-​s​i​m​u​l​a​t​o​r​.php

Whois lookup and Domain name search

Domain Search Tip Domain Tools sup­ports many other types of searches besides whois records:

  • - Search domain names using par­tial word(s) in Domain Search.
  • - Partial word(s) searching on active domain names (“bill gates”)
  • - IP address searching (“″)
  • - Invent a new domain with our domain sug­ges­tions (“ny apart­ments”)
  • - Domains for sale searching (“power”)
  • - Searching domains at auc­tion (“tree”)
  • - Full domain (“nameintel​.com” goes directly to whois)

Google Alerts (beta) @ http://​www​.google​.com/​a​l​erts

Welcome to Google Alerts

Google Alerts are email updates of the latest rel­e­vant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic.

Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

  • mon­i­toring a devel­oping news story
  • keeping cur­rent on a com­petitor or industry
  • get­ting the latest on a celebrity or event
  • keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams

Create an alert with the form on the right.

You can also click here to manage your alerts

Wayback Machine @ http://​web​.archive​.org/​c​o​l​l​e​c​t​i​o​n​s​/​w​e​b​/​a​d​v​a​n​c​e​d​.​html @ http://​www​.spyfoo​.com/



seo cheat sheet 2

Tool Finds Local ZIP Codes and Cities within 1 to 100 miles:

local site toolhttp://​www​.5min​ute​site​.com/​l​o​c​a​l​_​k​e​y​w​o​r​d​s​.php