I thought that I might share with the world the online SEO tools that I use. Keep in mind that I use these A LOT. I use them A LOT because they’re USEFUL. They make me MONEY in other words. :)
I use Google’s Adword’s keyword volume tool to look to see if a keyword is even worth targeting in the search engines.
[ https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal ]
I use this tool every so often when I want to see how many backlinks my site is getting. Occasionally I’ll use it to spy on a few of my competitors – but don’t tell any one that :P.
[ http://sitening.com/seo-tools/backlink-analyzer/ ]
Page Rank Checker
Okay, page rank has NOTHING to do with how well your website performs in the search engines. Are you sure Kyle? Yes, I’m sure. I’ve experienced a complete page rank stripping (from PR4 to PR0) overnight, and my website’s search engine result pages (SERPs) continued to go UP! Page rank is simply Google’s attempt at giving a website a “rating”. I do use it occasionally because advertisers consider page rank when buying links from you.
[ http://sitening.com/seo-tools/page-rank/ ]
Are you not running Google Analytics or some other kind of website statistic harvester? The information I get from my Analytics reports dictates to me about 75% of the work I do. It’s free and awesome.
[ http://analytics.google.com ]
This tool tells you the top 5 keywords you’re getting traffic from, as well as a wide array of other useful information about your web presence.
[ http://sitening.com/seo-tools/seo-report/ ]
Again, these aren’t just any SEO tools. These come from my own, personal collection of bookmarks that I visit frequently. Consider them very resourceful for you and website(s). Hope this helps!