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Complete List of Best SEO-Tools

What are the best ways to boost your position in search engines? What keywords should you use on your web-pages? And which tools should you use to improve the quality of backlinks, link popularity and Google Pagerank? We deliver answers. Here is the list of the most useful SEO-tools you might be willing to use, developing and optimizing your next web-site. Our personal choice: 156 Seo Tools1 – one of the most comprehesive lists with essential SEO-references and tools. For even more resources check out the SEO section2 of The Web-Developer’s Handbook. Links checked: December, 11th 2015

Alexa Link

  • Anchor Text Backlink Checker4
    This tool is to check your backlinks and the anchor text used in those backlinks.
  • Backlink Analyzer5
    Research and analyze websites for link quality. Checks for Indexed Pages, Links to Website, EDU & .GOV Links, Domain Age & Expiration, Google PageRank, Alexa Traffic Rank, DMOZ Listing
  • Backlink Anchor Text Analyzer6
    This tools help you determine the backlinks of your website and link text used by your backlinks to Link to your website
  • Backlink Builder7
    Building Quality backlinks is one of the most important factors in Search Engine Optimization…

Domain Popularity, Domain Stats Tools… Link

  • Domain Age Tool8
    This tools displays the approximate age of a website on the Internet and allows you to view how the website looked when it first started
  • Domain Dossier9
    Investigate domains and IP addresses
  • Domain Popularity10
    This tool shows you all backlinks for the given domain, including up to 10 subpages per backlinking domain, host IP and Google PageRank
  • Domain Stats Tool11
    This tool helps you get all kind of statistics of your competitor’s domains. The statistics include Alexa Taffic Rank, Age of the domains, Yahoo WebRank, Dmoz listings, count of backlinks and number of pages indexed in Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn etc.
  • HTTP / HTTPS Header Check12
    This tools allow you to inspect the HTTP headers that the web server returns when requesting a URL. Works with HTTP and HTTPS URLs
  • View HTTP Headers13
    This little tool lets you view the HTTP headers for a HTTP request
  • View HTTP Path14
    This little tool lets you view the path/redirects a request takes to get fulfilled

Google Page Rank Checker, Adwords Keyword Tools,Google Banned Tools… Link

  • Advanced Google searches15
    Use this tool to search google in many special ways. A useful resource for search engine optimization (especially keyword research) among other things
  • Check Google Pagerank (Offline)
    Now you can check the Google PageRank of any web page without installing the Google toolbar
  • Check PageRank by Google data center16
    With this tool you can check the PageRank from different data centers
  • Free Google Adsense Keywords & YPN Keywords Search Tool17
    With the ability to search a growing database of tens of thousands of high-dollar Adsense keywords, Iotaweb allows publishers to find the keywords and key phrases that will allow them to focus their content to monetize their site most effectively.
  • Google Adwords Keyword Tool18
    Keyword tool from Google that provides Specific and Similar keywords.
  • Google Banned Tool19
    This tool uses two methods to check to see if a URL you enter is in the Google database. Its a great way to check to see if you have been banned by Google for various reasons….
  • Google Keyword Ranking Tool (Offline)
    Search with list of keywords from differnet Google search sites
  • Google Page Rank Checker20
    Instantly check the PageRank of any website or web page
  • Google Page Rank Checker21
    A simple tool that checks and your PageRank so you can display it on your website
  • Google Sets22
    Automatically create sets of items from a few examples.
  • PageRank Authenticity Check23
    This tool shows you the PageRank of a given domain. Also the PageRank will be checked of authenticity
  • Page Rank Tool24
    Our PageRank Tool will query and return the Google PageRank values for submitted URL from various Google datacenters…
  • Visual PageRank25
    The Visual PageRank – Tool shows all links and there corresponding PageRanks

Keyword Analysis Tool, Keyword Density, Keyword Suggestion Tools… Link

  • McDar Keyword Analysis Tool (Offline)
    Enter URL and keyword, it will display Pagerank and Back links pages for the Top 10 websites.
  • Keyword Density26This tool shows you how often appears which word in content of given domain
  • Keyword Density27The keyword density tool is useful for helping webmasters and SEOs achieve their optimum keyword density for a set of key terms.
  • Keyword Density Checker28Keyword Density is the percentage of occurrence of your keywords to the text in the rest of your webpage. This tool will crawl the specified URL, extract text as a search engine would, remove common stop words and Analyze the density of the keywords.
  • Keyword Difficulty Tool29The keyword difficulty tool is used to analyze the competitive landscape of a particular search term or phrase, this tool issues a percentage score and provides a detailed analysis of the top ranking sites at Google and Yahoo…
  • (Offline)
    A Keyword Map For the Whole Internet
  • Keyword Suggestion Tool (Offline)
    This keyword suggestion tool will help you with the choosing of the right keywords for your website. You can see which keyword combinations are more popular and also get ideas for more keyword combinations..
  • Website Keyword Suggestions
    This tools tries to determine the theme of your website and provides keyword suggestions along with keyword traffic estimates.
  • Ontology Finder (Offline)
    Related Keywords Lookup Tool
  • Deep Link Ratio Tool30
    This tool was created to analyze how the deep link ratio of a site affects its rank in search engines. We can use this tool to compare the DLRs for the best ranking sites for a search phrase.
  • Link Popularity Check (Offline)
    Link popularity check is one of the best ways to quantifiably and independently measure your website’s online awareness and overall visibility…
  • Link Popularity Checker (Offline)
    The Link Popularity Checker tells you how many websites are linking to yours…
  • Link Validation Spider31
    Free Online Broken Link Checker
  • Link Price Calculator
    This tools will help you determine the approximate amount you should be paying (or charging) per month for a text link (ad) from each and every page of the specified website
  • Link Value32This tool calculates the link value per month of a given website.
  • Reciprocal Link Check33
    This tool helps you ensure that your link partners are linking back to your website. It also determines the anchor text used by your link partners to link to your website.
  • Site Link Analyzer34
    This tool will analyze a given web page and return a table of data containing columns of outbound links and their associated anchor text…
  • The Link Reputation Measurement Tool (Offline)
    Reveals backlinks pointing to your target url along with the following: Link Survey – Link Reputation Score – Text used in links pointing to you – Alexa traffic analysis for the site corresponding to each backlink
  • Outbound Links35
    This tool shows every outgoing link from the given domain. Separated in external and internal links

Meta Tag Generators Link

  • Meta Tag Generator (Offline)
    Our Meta Tag Generator will read the page you specify, remove common words from it, and pick the most used words on the page. It will then generate a Meta Keywords tag using the words it has found…
  • Meta Tag Generator36
    Use this tool to generate a search engine friendly Head Tag for your web site
  • Title & Meta Tags Generator37
    his code generator will build the title and meta tags for your site to help improve your website’s search engine ranking using our Meta Tag Generator

Miscellaneous Tools Link

  • Directory Submission Manager38
    Use this free tool to track your submissions to various web directories….
  • Copyscape39
    Search for copies of your page on the Web
  • Site Analysis including Link Popularity40
    This tool generates a complete site analysis e.g. amount of backlinks, indexed sites, Google PageRank and also if your domain is listed in DMOZ and Yahoo directory
  • Sitemap Generator41
    Create your Google Sitemap Online
  • Similar Page Checker42
    Search Engines are known to penalize websites that contain Duplicate / Similar content. Your content could be similar to other websites on the Internet, or pages from within your own website could be similar to each other. This tool allows you to determine the percentage of similarity between two pages
  • Speedtester43
    This tool shows the duration of a given website. This value can be used for showing how long a website take to load and if it is better to optimize the website or change a (slow) ISP.
  • mod_rewrite RewriteRule Generator (Offline)
    Our mod_rewrite RewriteRule generator will take a dynamic url given to it, and generate the correct syntax to place in a .htaccess file to allow the url to be rewritten in a spiderable format
  • URL Rewrite (mod_rewrite)44
    With this tool you can generate dynamic urls to search engine friendly urls..
  • URL Rewriting Tool45
    Create Search Engine Friendly URLs
  • User Agent Cloaking Detector46
    This tool simulates the Googlebot (based on User-Agent) to detect cloaked content
  • What is Hosted on that IP47
    This little tool lets you view the virtual hosts on a particular IP

Search Engine Position Checker, Spider Simulator, Ranking Report, SERP Tracker Link

  • Google vs Yahoo Graph48
    This tool looks at the results from Yahoo and Google, finds the similarities and then gives you a graphical display of what results are in both search engines
  • Search Engine Position Checker (Offline)
    The Search Engine Position Checker tool will automatically query the search engines you specify and check if your URL appears in the first 50 results for your chosen keywords….
  • Search Engine Spider Simulator49
    With this tool you see all informations a search engine spider receive from a website.
  • Marketleap Search Engine Verification Tool (Offline)
    Our verification tool checks to see if your site is in the top three pages of a search engine result for a specific keyword
  • Number of pages indexed (Offline)
    This tool will generate a report showing how many pages of your website has been indexed by the search engines so far. It supports all major search engines: Google, Yahoo, MSN, Alltheweb, Hotbot and AltaVista.
  • Search Engine Ranking Report50
    Input key phrase list get Google rankings
  • Serps Position51
    Use this tool to find out, on which position your domain is ranked for the given keyword and compare the first 100 results by Google, search.MSN and Yahoo.
  • SERP Tracker52
    The SERP Tracker reports on search engine results and charts performance over time

SEO Analyzer, Scanner Link

  • Free SEO Tools53
  • Cool SEO Tool!54
    This internet marketing tool checks the top 10 sites that rank in Google. After that, it checks to see how those 10 sites rank in Yahoo and in MSN….
  • SEO Analyzer55
    The SEO Analyzer is a FREE tool that uses a sophisticated algorithm that detects how optimized your web design is for search engines
  • SEO Scanner (Offline)
    An all-in-one advanced SEO analysis, tracking, and reporting tool

Robots.txt Tools Link

  • Robots Txt Generator (Offline)
    Use this tool to generate a simple robots file for your website…
  • Robots.txt syntax checker56
    This robots.txt syntax checker checks the contents of a site’s robots.txt…

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  1. 1

    Is there any special techniques that can be used to optimize a wordpress blog on my server for SEO. One issue I see is no way to change the title tags on each page, where it seems to take the blog name for the home page.
    I have several hundred 600+ inbound links.
    I have pinged Technorati manually and used pingoat as well as pingomatic every time I add a new blog.
    There is plenty of content, about 30 articles.
    What else can I do? What else should I do to optimize my blog?

  2. 2

    Nikolas – give it time, and keep writing valuable content. From the little insight I can gather from your question, you can write clearly. This is the best thing you can do for your blog. WordPress is good software so let it take care of the rest. One bit of advice is to limit the number of outbound links to only the most appropriate outside sites. If you have too many, your site may appear to be a link farm.

    Remember, it takes some time for search engine crawlers to fully index your site.

  3. 3

    Really good list. I saved some usefull tools to use . Thank you

  4. 4

    Well I havnt used any of these tools for my blog and it was listed in Google in under 1 day. And the Pagerank seems to be doing nicely too.

    I guess if you have good unique content you dont have to worry about all these tools

  5. 5

    WOW! what a great list of tools! Thank you very much for taking the time to post this.

  6. 6

    Thank you for placing all these wonderful tools for SEO in one place.

  7. 7

    Great tools!

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    very nice tools

  9. 9

    I did made some domain name tools sometime ago. But after seeing the list I think there were enough of them already there.

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    Jayesh Vasava

    May 25, 2007 10:51 pm

    Really great list of SEO tools. I thinks all SEO tools are available on this page.

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    very good list. In addition I use to check domain popularity and link popularity

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    July 9, 2007 11:13 pm

    Simply wonderful list of SEO tools – one of the best I’ve seen. Thanks for your hard work in putting this together. It rocks!

  13. 13

    OMG! I was searching for tools to optimize my blog. So glad I found this list.
    Thanks a lot for the great effort!

  14. 14

    i would like to suggest a tool for your seo tools section its called :
    exact factor ( its a search engine positioning checker that enables you to check positions
    for multiple keywords and search engines simultaneously and also provides the number of backlinks and indexed pages for
    keywords in a url.

  15. 15

    Great list of SEO tools. This is a very useful tools to the newbie of SEO like me..


  16. 16

    Listed seo tools are very good and useful.

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    izdelava spletnih strani

    August 7, 2007 2:34 am

    I think that off-site optimisation has greater power these days than on-site. Sure – you have to put quality keywords on your page, but all that clean code, headings etc. don’t have so much influence on search engine rankings. Anyway I try to keep my code clean and tidy but I found out that it doesn’t help with search engine rankings… Well that may be only my opinion…but I stick to it.

  18. 18

    wonderful tools, it would be nice if you put next to some – Registration Required so people know what they are going for when they click the link.

  19. 19

    this are very good tools which help my fan sites

  20. 20

    Another useful resources again…
    Thanks !


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