SEO Tools - SubHub's Top Recommendations
If you've only recently begun looking at how to optimize your website for the search engines, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the strategies and tools that are needed to achieve a higher ranking.
Worry not! This article will provide you with some of the best tools you need to get started, which
Using the right keywords can really make a difference to your SEO. You must, must, must take the time to research your keywords,
Google Webmaster Tools
Google Webmaster Tools provides a wealth of information about your site. After you've verified your site you'll be able to upload your sitemap, check for site errors, identify top search queries and much more. Recommended!
SEO Browser Toolbars
These toolbars are helpful because they generally provide information like PageRank, backlinks and other useful information for each web page you browse. Great for checking out your competition.
Website Rating SEO Tools
If you already have a website and would like to check its SEO effectiveness, there are a number of online tools that will analyze your site against specific criteria and produce a report and rating. You can also use these tools on your competition to see how you compare against them.
Website Grader is a great tool that provides an SEO effectiveness score and tests key elements, such as website traffic,
It is important to remember that the number (and quality) of external links that point to your site are an important factor in achieving good rankings.
You need to be able to check how many websites link to your own site and what PageRank each of them
SEO Pro's Link Checker reports all backlinks to your site and the PageRank of each linking site. You have the ability to check the number of backlinks for all of the pages on your site, or just the homepage.
Domain Name Checking Tools
Competitor Analytics Tools
While analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, are great for reporting on your own website traffic, you can't access details about your competitors.
SEO tools such as Compete allow you to compare key traffic metrics against those of your competitors. Some data is free, while some
Quantcast is also recommended, as it provides useful demographic information. By better understanding your visitors, you can update your content to create a better experience for them.
With both Compete and Quantcast you need to bear in mind that if your website is new or has low traffic, you may not be able to view any useful data. If this is the case, it may be worth checking out Alexa.
By using the SEO tools I've outlined above, in conjunction
If you have any of