Four Free SEO tools you would be crazy not to try!

Today I want to share with you four great SEO tools I have been using in the last month. These tools all do different things from website crawling to anchor text ratio checking. The best thing about these four tools is that they are all free.

Tool 1 – Domain Hunter (Broken Link Finder and Building tool)

Domain Hunter pro is a tool which allows you to check for broken out going links on your website it also shows you if you can register the domain. This tool is very cool because if you find a high authority page with 500+ out going links you can quickly scan the page for links. You can use advanced search queries like “Site:.gov “List of websites” ect ect

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Use the tool here: http://netvantagemarketing.com/tools/dhp

Tool 2 – Anchor Text Ratio Checker (Link Building Analysis Tool)

This tool allows you to check the anchor text ratios of your website, so if you have over optimized your link building campaigns for a website it will show up in red. This is a very hand tool to do a quick link building audit on a website to see if they are over optimizing their link building efforts.

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Use the tool here: http://www.removeem.com/ratios.php

Tool 3 – SMO (Social Media Optimization Checker)

This great tool lets you check your social media optimization rates on a website, if you have effective optimized your website with the correct mark up for Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Linkedin it will let you know.

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Use the tool here: http://smo.knowem.com

Tool 4 – Website Crawler Tool (Quick Website Analysis Tool)

This tool is great becuase it will show you a top level website crawl view on websites, basically you can scan up to 250 pages on a website.

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Use the tool here: http://robhammond.co/tools/seo-crawler

Please share the post if you like the tools.

How to search for Exact Match Keywords on Google Keyword Tool

I found this great tutorial online from another member on a forum called Italian Dragon Basically if you are looking to do keyword data research and you want to have the most accurate data it is important to use exact match search here is the exact way to do it –

Google Keyword Tool Exact Match DIY
Google Keyword Tool Exact Match DIY

Radian6 Social Media Monitoring Australia

Radian6 Social Media Monitoring is one of the top tools in the market at the moment in Australia for social media monitoring. Along side market competitors like Nielson Buzz Metrics and Buzz Numbers, a race is taking place to be the top Social Media Monitoring software. What do you think is the top piece of software for the Australian marketplace at the moment?

Check out this great Radian6 Social Media Monitoring Video

How people sign into Social Media

Identity management company Janrain has released a study showing how people sign into various social media platforms, I find this interesting because it shows the power Google still holds over other platforms as a preferred place to sign into platforms. the data from the study can be viewed below. This is not new information for me as the top term on search engines for the last year has been Facebook related searches specifically log in query’s. This data is highlighted by Facebook searches each day as shown by Wordtracker.

Facebook login (search per day) 400,000+
Facebook log in (search per day) 35,500+
Facebook login page (search per day) 14500+
Facebook unblock (search per day) 6000+
my Facebook login (search per day) 5000+

Graph by Jenrain
Graph by Jenrain

Keyword Discovery Australian SEO Review

Keyword Discovery SEO Review –

I wanted to highlight some issues I found with Keyword discovery in the Australian market, It seems if you are tracking Keywords the results the software pulls up are quite poor.

Comparing insurance related keywords in the US market and the Australian market we see quite a high difference in data, then comparing it with data from Google keyword estimator or SEO MOZ it is quite alarming.

Refer to the graphs below –

Keyword Discovery Australia

Lets hope they get the Australian data up to speed.

SEO MOZ new pro web REVIEW

seo moz web app

So today our friends at SEO MOZ released a new web app SEO tool. This new tools is said to save SEO’s and webmasters time because time is one thing which many tools take up.

Here is a brief review of this new tool from a SEO Specialists view point on the new tool –

Some great benefits of this new tools –

1. Crawl Diagnostics – this is a great area it scans your whole website to pick up specific SEO based problems like 302 redirects, broken urls ect (refer to image below to see what they check up on). This saves SEO’s time, I mean Google webmaster tools can pull this type of data too yet the SEO Moz pro tools seems to give it all in a easy to read fashion.
Crawl test SEO Moz
2. Keyword Rankings – This is a great little section to track your top keywords in search engines, SEO Moz said they will allow pro members to track up to 250 keywords.

3. Competitive Link Analysis – This is a great little section to pick up a link analysis on your competitors in coming links, as competitor analysis is crucial for SEO. Only problem I found with this is you can only track 3 competitors, I feel 6 would be a better number to track.
SEO link analysis
4. On page analysis – Another great factor with the SEO package is that it pulls a quick on page analysis to show problems like H1,H2 usage and other important on page metrics.

Overall I think this new web app/ tool by SEO MOZ is one of the best I have seen I mean I have tested many different SOE tools from Raven, Webo CEO to Woorank.

The only problem I can see is the pricing structure it does not favor Agency’s at all, or small SEO companies.

$79 – you can track 5 websites & 250 keywords
$499 – you can track 10 websites.
$2000 – you can track 50 websites.

This new pricing increase is very high for the top two plans, I mean sure these tools are fantastic but we see other options on the market like Woorank who pull similar website SEO audits for Free.

But I would recommend using the $79 plan with SEO Moz as it is well worth it.