68 Essential SEO Resources and Tools

Blogs: Read articles from some of the leaders in Search Engine Optimization and learn how you can improve your website.


Search Engine/SEO News: Stay up-to-date with the latest search engine and SEO news.

www.seomoz.org – Top SEO firm. Their site has a lot of articles and tools
www.seoresearchlabs.com Free SEO E-Book
http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=webmasters – Search Engine submission tips
www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors – Seacrh Engine ranking factors.
http://download.alexa.com/index.cgi – Alexa toolbar
www.google.com/webmasters – Google webmaster tools
www.bruceclay.com/searchenginerelationshipchart.htm – A chart of search engine relationships
www.searchenginecolossus.com – A listing of search engines by country

Forums: Communicate with other designers about SEO-related topics.


Keyword Tools: Improve your rankings by targeting and optimizing for the right keywords.

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal – Google’s keyword tool.
http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion/ – Overture’s keyword suggestion tool.

Various Tools

www.webuildpages.com/seo-tools/whoischeck-bykeys.pl – Checks age and Yahoo backlinks of the top 100 domains in Google under your specified Keyword or phrase
www.webuildpages.com/neat-o/index.htm – Checks your backlinks and the anchor text used in those backlinks.
www.submitexpress.com/analyzer/ Meta tag analyzer. See how search engine spiders view the meta tags of your website or other websites.
http://tools.summitmedia.co.uk/spider/ – Spider simulator
www.webconfs.com/search-engine-spider-simulator.php – Spider simulator
www.webceo.com – Web CEO
www.seochat.com/seo-tools/pagerank-search/ – The PageRank Search tool allows you to search Google using any keyword(s) you wish. It will then return, in order of Google relevance, the sites associated with those keywords. Each result displays a graphical bar with the PageRank of that particular site.
www.seochat.com/?option=com_seotools&tool=10 – Page Rank lookup.
www.dead-links.com/ – Find dead links on your website.
http://validator.w3.org/checklink – Dead link tool from W3C
www.linktiger.com – Another free dead links tool
www.recip-links.com/ – Reciprocal links checker
www.webconfs.com/keyword-density-checker.php – Keyword density checker
www.webconfs.com/anchor-text-analysis.php – Anchor text analyzer
www.stargeek.com/code_to_text.php – code to text ratio calculator
www.seologic.com/webmaster-tools/link-popularity-check.php – Link popularity checker
www.seologic.com/webmaster-tools/search-engine-saturation.php – Search engine saturation checker
www.seologic.com/webmaster-tools/meta-tags.php – Check the meta tags of a page
www.mikes-marketing-tools.com/link-popularity/ – Another link popularity checker
www.mikes-marketing-tools.com/ranking-reports/ – See where you rank in various search engines for specific search terms
www.trafficzap.com/keysug.php – Keyword generator
www.trafficzap.com/metagenerator.php – Meta tag generator
www.selfseo.com Provides a variety of free SEO tools
www.digitalpoint.com/tools – A variety of SEO tools from Digital Point
www.googlerankings.com/ultimate_seo_tool.php – Google Rankings ultimate SEO tool
www.keyworddensity.com – Checks your keyword density
www.webuildpages.com/tools/default.htm – Several different tools from WeBuildPages

Update: These items have been added after the initial posting.

www.marketverticalpartners.com/tools – Website SEO Checkup
http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword – Keyword Suggestion Tool
http://tools.seobook.com/keyword-list – Keyword List Generator
www.seochat.com/seo-tools/code-to-text-ratio – Code to Text Ratio Tool
www.seochat.com/seo-tools/indexed-pages – Indexed Pages Tool
www.seochat.com/seo-tools/url-rewriting – URL Rewriting
– Similar Page Checker
www.webconfs.com/domain-stats.php – Domain Stats Tool
www.seoadministrator.com/log-analyzer.html – Log Analyzer

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  • SEO Tools, August 4, 2007

    Great SEO Tools and resources.

  • Hovhannes Avoyan, October 16, 2007

    also check http://www.semonics.com – currently in beta but provides premium search position tracking for number of urls, search engines and keywords.

  • Joseph, October 16, 2007

    These tools are nice. http://www.seonexus.com also provides a great site analysis report that includes alot of these tools.

    It also allows you to add free tracking so you can see your visitors and understand they relate to the reports. Very nice!

  • insurance guider, October 17, 2007

    very Interesting, you did a great job, its informative and effective , i’m always like to notice keywords tools and uses, first time i impressed seo tools, its worth. surely i will try out these site, its help us lot.her i will tell you one keyword tool http://tools.seobook.com/keyword-list/ its cost free and give you high and quality keywords to increase your traffic and get top in place in seo, moreover it tells you which keywords gets higher position. so try to use that type of keywords. you blog give more information for me , thank you

  • SEO Australia, October 29, 2007

    Excellent list of resources! Also, don’t just read, try to participate whereever you can – you’ll be suprised how much more you’ll learn from participating in SEO discussions.

  • den, April 30, 2008

    Check this one Keyword Density Checker: http://www.denover.com/scripts/seotools/keyword_density_checker.php

  • nicky, May 13, 2009

    Great information about SEO Resources and Tools, there are some more tools like google analytics where we can track our visitors.

  • Chotrul, December 12, 2009

    The blogs and news sites list was really useful, alongside the more usual list of tools .. many thanks …