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Tool / Resource Description

Rating (1-5)

Backlink checker - BackLinkWatch.com

Seems to be a little broken (does not show PR), but it does show link anchor text, which is pretty useful


Backlink checker - check-backlink.com

Shows anchor text, IP, Outbound Links for Google and Yahoo.  A little nicer than backlinkwatch.com


Backlink checker - Google [TIP]

Enter this into Google:



Backlink checker - seopro.com.au

Shows Pagerank, link count and anchor text - unfortunate, also shows links from all the secondary pages


Backlink checker - Yahoo Site Explorer

Enter a URL and see links to the site and pages indexed


Backlink checker - Yahoo [TIP]

Enter this into Yahoo search:

link:http://www.yoursite.com -site:www.yoursite.com -site:yoursite.com

linkdomain:www.yoursite.com -site:www.yoursite.com -site:yoursite.com


Directories - check placement in top directories

A neat tool that shows whether your site appears in 40 directories. Also shows the site's ILQ, a measure of link strength.


Directories - GetListed.org

Check to see if your site appears in local directories


Keyword Density Analyzer - ranks.nl

Enter your URL to see keyword density. Very comprehensive statistics, and a graphical view.


Keyword Density Analyzer - SEObook.com

Enter your URL to see keyword density.


Keyword Generator - KeyWordDiscovery.com

Trellian - another paid keyword research tool


Keyword Generator - SEOBOOK

Generates keyword alternatives and provides extensive frequency data from several sources.


Keyword Generator - Wordtracker.com

Enter a keyword or search term, and see suggestions for related keywords


Keyword Research - Google Insights

Enter one to five search terms and see the relevant frequency of searches (displayed graphically), plus related searches. Also shows geographic search frequency.


Link checker - bad-neighborhood.com

Checks the outbound links on your site to be sure you are not linking to a bad neighborhood which will get you in trouble with Google.


Search Results Checker - ranks.nl

Enter a search term and see side-by-side results from selected search engines


Tool sets - Microsoft Internet Marketing Tools

Needs more exploration, but doesn't seem very spectacular.


Tool Sets - TUFaT SEO Tools

A script library from TUFaT.com: keyword suggestion, link popularity, PageRank, search engine position checker, Alexa traffic rank, link extractor, etc.


Intro to Internet Marketing

A series of short videos explaining the basics of Internet Marketing and SE0.