If you have already read the SEO Introduction page, you will understand that SEO is a fascinating and huge subject, and one which webmasters ignore only if they are happy to have no visitors to their websites. There are many facets to SEO techniques, but there is no doubt that doing all the things you need to do in order to get to the top of the search engine results pages can take you many hours every day for a long time, even just for one website. Fortunately there are many tools out there that can help you make this work much easier and faster.
The following SEO software packages have been chosen based on their effectiveness, usability and value for money. Like most things on this site, they are aimed at helping the lone webmaster or individual who is working on their own personal or small business website. You could pay a lot more for other packages, tools or services, but these are likely to be over the top in both functionality and cost. My advice is geared towards people who are not in a position to pay substantial fees to SEO companies to undertake this work for them. Such large and ongoing costs are only ever likely to be justified by sizeable established businesses. All the following tools give you the power to undertake all the SEO work you need to on your own.
There are tons of SEO products out there, many extremely expensive and many not very effective. I have therefore cut through the dross to highlight some of the best value ones.
This is the real pack leader, created by Brad Callen, who clearly puts his theory into practice by ranking number one on Google for an extremely competitive search term. This is a single comprehensive SEO tool covering all the essential aspects of search engine optimization. There is a very clear understanding of what is required to achieve high rankings, and a focus on doing only those things required to get those results. The main thrust is on analysing the sites currently at the top of the rankings to get the information you need to put your own site there. It includes everything you need for submitting your site to links directories and even an article submission programme.
The package includes full support, which many others do not, and there are various video tutorials to help get you started. Not dirt cheap but it costs far less than many, and definitely the best value for money when you weigh the cost against how effective it is. Significantly, there is a money back guarantee if you haven’t doubled your online income inside two months. That speaks volumes for how confident they are about how well the product works. Have a look at the website HERE.
Another effective package that covers all the main SEO functions. It is a cheaper option than SEO Elite, though does tend to focus primarily on the link building side. Weblink SEO helps to automate link building (including automatically creating link directory pages), directory submission, analysis of other websites and keyword research and optimization. Find out more on their website here.
The SEO software you choose will depend what stage you are at with your website development, but no review of SEO tools would be complete if I did not mention a market leading website design package that includes all the SEO tools you need too. SiteBuildIt is a website building package that includes domain name, hosting, keyword tools, search engine submission, ranking tracker, ezine publisher, and everything else you could possibly need build a high ranking website. For detailed information on all the tools included in the SiteBuildIt package, have a look at this page.
The real purpose and beauty of SBI is that it is essentially a tool to build an online business. You don't use SBI as just a website design tool or an integrated SEO system, you use SBI to guide you all the way from having no clue how to make a website, to creating a high ranking website, designed from the start to make you money. I haven't found anything else like SiteBuildIt on the net, and there are tons of ecstatic cutomers out there who swear by it as the key to their successful online business.
It is difficult to quickly summarise everything SBI does because there is so much to it, but the essential beauty (and thing that makes it unique) is that they take you by the hand and guide you right from the start through a step by step process that enables you to identify the best subject for your site, the most profitable keywords, a professional look, a search engine friendly structure and a lot more besides. I just wish I had known about it when I first started, because it is so ideal for someone who has not done much, or any, website development. If you think it could be appropriate for you, the easiest thing is to spend some time looking at their website, as there is a lot to take in. Their video tour is quite a good introduction to the basic ideas.
There are a few free tools that can help you with certain aspects of your SEO work. One new analysis tool I have come across is SEO Warp, which will scan your site and give useful feedback on various elements that can affect your ranking.
I hope you found these SEO Tools Reviews helpful - if you haven't yet built a website, read the ‘How To Make A Website’ page first.
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