3 New SEO Tools for You to Enjoy
Since I have received a lot of positive emails about the Wikirank post I made on Monday (from people saying that they were very happy to hear about a new tool that was free and useful), I thought I would find some additional SEO tools to share with you all. As I was looking around for some different tools, I came across a post on SEOBook titled “New SEO Tools.” While the post was very helpful because it linked to over ten new tools that could be useful to SEOs, Aaron simply wrote a one sentence description for each of the tools in his list. Therefore, I decided that it would be helpful to you all if I went through the list, found the three most useful tools (which are also free) and then wrote a description of each one. So, without further ado, here are three new SEO tools that I hope you all find useful (once again, the three I selected are all free):
GetListed.org: As anyone who is involved in the SEO industry will tell you, the importance of local search has increased significantly over the last couple of years. This is especially true for SEOs who focus almost exclusively on working with small business owners and their web sites. As a result, you need to make sure that you are optimizing as much as possible for local search. However, because there are so many different areas of local search, this can be a difficult process. Fortunately, there is now a tool that will make this process easier for you to handle.
GetListed.org (which was just launched at the beginning of 2009) is devoted exclusively to helping web sites rank well for local search. As you can see from the screenshot above, you can enter your business name (or the business name of a client that you are working for) and the associated zip code, and the tool will give you a look at your listings. GetListed.org will then not only give you an overview of your current status, but also make it easy for you to go about optimizing all of your local listings (which will eventually bring your score up to 100%).
FairShare: Content theft is not only frustrating, but it is continuing to become more common. While it is almost impossible to completely prevent, there are tools such as FairShare that can help you reduce this activity as much as possible. While FairShare is obviously not the only tool for preventing content theft, there are a couple of features that make it stand out. First of all, FairShare gives you different options for telling others how they can use your work (as you can see in the screenshot above). Additionally, the really cool thing about this tool is the ability to actively monitor the places throughout the Internet where your content is appearing. If content theft is something you have been struggling with (and has been negatively impacting your rankings), you need to check out what this tool can do for you.
BuzzStream: Whether you are currently focusing most of your attention on link building or social media (and PR), this is a tool that can help you out. As the homepage explains, there are three main features to this tool, which are:
Find and Engage Word-of-Mouth Influencers
Track Your Key Relationships
Coordinate Your Team’s Communication Efforts
This tool is currently in private beta, but if you visit their sign up page, you can request an invitation. The nice thing about their sign up is you can specify whether you are interested in using the tool for link building, social media (and PR) or both of these areas.
If you check out any of these tools, be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts on the one(s) you use below!