Xenu – Scrapebox used to be my #3 but Xenu is quickly taking the place of it. I still use SB but not as much as I did in the past. I use Xenu because it allows me to take a full analysis of a websites broken links. It scrapes the entire website and spits out a great report in HTML format, which can be saved for later analysis. I use Xenu on websites that are 6 months of age and older, and run it whenever I notice a lot of broken links or do at least once per year.
Find link opportunities Verify link quality Build link strategy based on competition research Find sites that already link to you Find contact info Automate outreach Monitor link profile growth Verify links for nofollow etc (anti-cheater mechanism) Extra: Link analytics
Moz – This is likely the most popular tool on the list. They have been around for a time and continue to offer both basic and advanced tools to help with your SEO needs. Their huge selection of research tools will likely offer what you are looking for with your SEO needs.
Adds Laetsch: “The reason we’re doing optimization and want to show up in Google, Bing or Yahoo is not because we make money because we show up No. 1 or No. 2. The reason we want to rank well in the search engine is so that our audience, the people we’re trying to reach, have a great experience. It doesn’t matter how high you rank if your target audience goes to your site and they’re not happy.”
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to tell clients the task at hand (yesterday I noticed a competitor of my clients had links from The Wall ST Journal, NYTImes etc – it helped me point out to the client his main competitor was REMARKABLE, actively engaged in successful online marketing ALREADY – a player. Another client noticed from my Competitive Link Analysis once a PR7 that linked to his competitor, was actually a site his GOOD FRIEND OWNED. I wonder what happened to that link…
Seriously? Yes, seriously. Search engines are sources of information and not all searchers are super specific. A prime example of this is someone searching for ‘Wine Bars in London’. Whilst you may expect Google to return the likes of Humble Grape or Gordon’s Wine Bar in the results, you will actually find that the main results are dominated by lists.
SEO copywriting=finding keywords that your customers use online…and using those terms in your content. Bloomberry makes this process an absolute breeze. This simple-yet-powerful tool scrapes Amazon, forums and Reddit to find questions that people ask about your site’s topic.
Reach new, more, and better customers through SEO. With 97% of U.S. Internet users gathering shopping information and making purchasing decisions online, simply having a website isn’t enough. Your website is useless if no one sees it. When your site is optimized, your business becomes visible to more people who are already searching for what you offer. It’s a win-win!
The SimilarWeb API is useful for returning some additional metrics such as web traffic numbers, category and tag statistics, and traffic sources. The browser extension makes it easy to instantly track these metrics on any webpage.
This is also where you can see Google’s ML algorithms at work. Powered by Google Cloud Platform, the way Quick Answers and Featured Snippets are extracted gets increasingly smarter as Google introduces new innovations in deep learning and neural networks. These constantly evolving algorithms are baked into how the search engine surfaces information.
Lehmann-Haupt agrees: ‘Only ten companies can be in the top ten results, so that’s not necessarily a fair judgment… If I ran an SEO firm, I probably wouldn’t even try to have my own firm in the top ten, because the cost and effort ratio isn’t worth it sometimes.’
The absence of an industry technical standard means SEO practitioners have two major options: take their tools data at face value or use multiple tools and aggregate the data as best as possible. When selecting an SEO tool, it’s important to know how it collects and analyzes the data so you have a full picture of what your final numbers truly represent.