SEO Spy Tools – 6 SEO Spy Tools to Research your Competitors

SEO Spy Tools

SEO Spy Tools

In a previous post, SEO Keyword Research – Choosing Keywords for SEO, I mentioned the ability to spy on your competitors for SEO purposes.  I’d like to expand on that in this post.  Below is a list of free research & spy  tools that will give you insight into a competitor’s SEO status.  Seeing which keywords your competitors are ranking or bidding on may give you a few ideas for your own campaigns. These tools should help you make more informed decisions for your search engine marketing campaigns.  Not being first in the game isn’t always a bad thing.  You can skip the growing pains and trial and error of the first comers have to endure and put all your time and resources into the proven methods, and avoiding the first-comer blunders.  Spy tools like this allow you to see which other sites are being visited by visitors to your website (as well as your competitor’s) can provide expanded knowledge on who your competitors are. … Read more

Some Great SEO Links

Every once in awhile you run into some SEO-related content you just want to share.

  • Microsoft Excel for SEOs – Whether you’re a freelance or office monkey SEO (or like me, both), you really need to be on top of your excel game and avoid as much manual data entry and copy-pasting as possible.  After going through these tutorials, a few of my newly gray hairs have returned to black.
  • The Guru’s Guide to Online Success – A great collection on web design, SEO and SMO links.  It’s not often you come across a single page that links to so many useful resources (there are even book recommendations).  I’ll be going through these for awhile yet.
  • Time Management: 5 Tips You Need To Know – Excellent tips for people who have to manage multiple ongoing projects.

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SEO News & Chat – SEO Blog Sites, Forums, RSS Feeds and More

SEO Blogs
Matt Cutts
– The famed Google engineer’s own blog.
Search Engine News – A great way to keep up with the latest trends in the industry.
Search Engine Watch – a great sources of constantly updated articles
Site Pro News – An excellent free source of SEO articles.
SEO Chat – a large resource of SEO tools, news, and forums.
Google Webmaster Central – Official news on crawling and indexing sites for the Google Index.

SEO Chat Sources
SEO Chat Forums – Includes threads on specific search engines, PPC, link directories, and more.
Search Engine Forums – Includes threads on SEO, marketing/traffic building, hosting/maintaining sites, and more.
Digital Point Forums – Includes threads on specific search engines, marketing, business, design, and more.

SEO Links – SEO Software, Tools, and SEO Link Building

Google Search-Based Keyword Tool – Provides keyword ideas based on Google search queries, based on your website’s pages.

Google Tools

AdWords Keyword Tool – Use the Keyword Tool to get new keyword ideas.
Google Insight
– Compare search volume patterns across specific regions, categories, and time frames.
Google Sets – Automatically create sets of items from a few examples.
Google Trends – Compare search trends for multiple keywords.
Google Suggestion Tool
Google Site Submission – Submit your site (or a new page you just posted within your site) to Google.
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