SEO Reporting and Monitoring
SEO Power Suite – Hands down the best option for an individual or small SEO/SEM firm to track and report on SEO progress. A MUST HAVE!
Competitor and Keyword Research
SEM Rush – Another MUST HAVE for the small business owner or SEO/SEM professional to research keywords and competiors
Premium WordPress Themes
Genesis Framework – This is the best for SEO, the most flexible. has the best support…do you need any other reason to get it? A MUST HAVE!
Article/Blog Writing Service
99 Cent Articles - These guys offer a number of package deals for article and blog post writing. This service is a PERFECT fit with my system. Their rates are just as competitive as sending your work offshore but you have the confidence of having an English speaking writer and real American customer service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Animoto - Animoto turns your photos and video clips into professional video slideshows in minutes. Fast, free and shockingly simple. I use this all the time now and personally recommend it.
Increase Optin Rate
Instant SlideUp - Amplify and opt-imize your Opt-In qualities and quantity. Instant SlideUp guarantees to dramatically increase consumer ‘sign-up’ percentage by 25%. This form jumps out at your visitors, but isn’t annoying like a popup.
Manual Install Plugins
SEO Siloing Plugin -This is the SEO Siloing WordPress plugin, which is used to create an SEO Siloing site structure for your WordPress site/blog. Refer to the Plugin lesson for instructions on how to install it.
Wishlist Member - This is a plugin to turn your WordPress site into paid membership site. Very cool plugin. Not free though…one time charge of $97 or so. Highly recommended
Aweber - A great entry level autoresponder and email marketing tool. Very inexpensive and easy to set up/manage.
Term Targeting SEO Tool - The Term Targeting tool helps determine how well a page is targeting a particular keyword. After analyzing the frequency and location of the keyword throughout the page, the tool assigns a letter and percentage grade that reflects the strength of the keyword usage
Keyword Density and Prominence Tool - A tool that crawls and identifies the density and importance of a given keyword on a given page.
Press Release Template – Guide to writing the perfect press release
Link Search Tool - SoloSEO’s keyword based link search tool
Juicy Link Finder - A SEO tool for easily finding links with a lot of authority
Hub Finder 3.0 - Hub Finder is an open source link analysis tool which looks for co occurring backlinks.
Backlink Anchor Text Analysis - The Backlink Anchor Text Analysis tool looks at the backlinks to your website and returns a list of common anchor text phrases that were found.
Hub Finder 1.0 - Hub Finder is web based software which looks for hub pages using the Yahoo! API. It allows you to find sites which link to common resources that you manually enter, or resources that rank well in Yahoo! for a specific term.
Roboform - Roboform is an excellent tool to auto-fill forms when submitting to directories
Google’s Keyword Tool - Google’s official Adwords keyword research tool
SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool - SEO book’s keyword suggestion tool. Powered by Wordtracker
Wordtracker - Wordtracker was established by Andy Mindel and Mike Mindel in 1997 to answer “What are people searching for on the Web?”
Keyword Difficulty – SEOmoz’s Keyword Difficulty tool estimates the difficulty of a given keyword
Term Extractor - The term extractor analyzes the content of a given page and extracts the terms that appear to be targeted at search engines. It applies certain weights to HTML elements and other on-page factors to determine what it thinks is a targeted term.
Keyword Discovery - KeywordDiscovery compiles keyword search statistics from over 180 search engines world wide, to create the most powerful Keyword Research tool.
Wordze - Wordze provides multiple keyword research tools based on real search queries
Niche Bot - Keyword Research that gives you access to over 295 billion keywords in 41 languages spanning 243 countries using multiple keyword sources.
Google Trends - Google’s official trends tool
Popular Searches - A tool that aggregates all of top terms from 13 top sources
Soovle - Soovle is keyword research tool that compares the amount of queries between 7 major websites in an appealing visual manner
Copyscape – Defending your rights online, Copyscape is the leading provider of services that protect your content against online plagiarism and theft.
Adobe Buzzword - Write and collaborate on documents anywhere, anytime.
Creative Commons Search - Creative Commons Search will help you find photos, music, text, books, educational material, and more that is free to share or build upon utilizing Creative Commons enabled search services at Google, Yahoo!, and Flickr.
Ontology Finder - The goRank ontology lookup tool checks the top 1000 Google results for your keywords by running a related word query.
Fifty (50!) Tools which can help you in Writing - A list of tools that will help you write excellent content
Content Boss -Automatically changes text in order to make it unique so you can submit it to several article directories without getting a duplicate content penalty.
Crawling and Indexing Issues
Crawl Test Tool - This tool is used to test how accessible your site is to search engines and can help you quickly diagnose potential crawling issues and give you an overview of your site’s search friendliness.
SEO Browser - A great tool for viewing websites from the perspective of search engine crawlers
David Naylor’s Keyword Density Tool - An excellent tool for analyzing many important crawl related metrics
SEOmoz’s Indexed Pages Tool - This SEO tool looks at the three major search engines (Google, Yahoo!, and MSN) and reports back how many pages you appear to have indexed.
Firefox User Agent Switcher - An essential Firefox plugin that gives the user the ability to change their browsers User-Agent
SEOBook’s Spider Test - Shows the source code of a page, all outbound links, and common words and phrases.
URL Info Tool - This tool analyzes the HTML pages : finding headers, internal and external links, show img links, etc.
Social Media Marketing
Bit.ly - A url shortener website that provides free stats.
Twitter Feed - Get your blog (or any other RSS or Atom feed) twittering
Add This - A great bookmarking and sharing button for blog.
Digg Alerter - Digg alerter helps users track diggs and burys of any given story.
Social Media for Firefox Extension - The tool is the ultimate time saver to building powerful social media accounts. One of the secrets of top Diggers, Stumblers, Navigators etc… is being the first to submit stories already becoming popular on other social news sites.
Boards and Forums
Big Boards - Big Boards is the web largest directory of message boards and forums
Forum Virus - Forum Virus is a large directory of forums and message boards