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SEO on a Mac
how far is this feasible?

 8:22 am on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have been thinking recently that I need to lose my PC. (Actually throw it out the window is nearer the truth.)

At the moment I have the privilege of using both Mac and PC.

What I was wondering was.... whether there are many out there doing SEO purely on Macs?

I do not want to start off an argument here between which is best for SEO.

Rather gather some info-

I know BBEdit, Dumptruck, Funnelweb are all available for Mac - anyone know of any other stuff - keyword density analysers anything like that?

Your input is greatly appreciated.



 1:33 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I have found that although they are hard to come by for Mac users, there is one that you can use that is free too. check out-http://keyworddensity.com/ [keyworddensity.com]. I hope this helps on the subject of the keyword density analyzer, but besides that I am not too sure what you will find out there for your Mac station. Why don't you just keep both? (best of both worlds)


 2:10 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thanks for that agerhart - I musn't forget all the online tools at my disposal.

Keeping them both would be more sensible.

It doesn't seem to matter what I do to my PC, however many times I run Norton, reinstall windows etc, however much ram I put in it...it still crashes far too much for me. Crash crash crash.

That's why I'm thinking to go Mac only. I don't use cloaking - nothing really advanced.

Are there any 'Mac only' SEOs out there? Come on speak up!


 2:15 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Twin 450 G4 here.


 2:29 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

So Mike, any words of wisdom B4 my Pentium goes to a better place...

Do you use only a G4 for SEO?


 2:47 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Keep the STUPID PC

I have stuff loaded on my sons PC and use it from time to time. Times when I feel like getting MAD AS HECK :(


 6:06 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)


So then. There are no obvious drawbacks using a Mac for general SEO stuff? Anyone?

By general SEO stuff I mean:- submission, adjusting html content, checking rankings, log analysis etc.

I am getting too mad too often!! :)

Off topic a little but sure I read somewhere that Mac OSX was supposed to be able to run on a PC - or was I imagining that?


 6:16 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

>>OSX was supposed to be able to run on a PC

highly unlikely unless it is a modified version of some sort. Last I heard pc's and mac's read address registers differently. pc's read the bits left to right and mac's read the bits right to left (or vice versa). One's called Little Endian and the other is Big Endian. This directly affects how software is written.

wow - could I sound like more of a geek? :)


 6:25 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Macs work great for all of that.

And since you can Applescript your mac to run when you are not there, even better. You'll like the "do script" command: you can program javascripts and run them.



 6:40 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'm utterly and completely biased, but i can't see any why you'd need a PC for SEO. For design, having a PC to preview sites is very valuable, but if you're not actually designing, I don't see why you'd need one... as long as you've got a text editor and an FTP program, you're in business.


 6:47 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

You may want to rip M$ out of your pc and put in a nice linux package. The only thing I use M$ for these days is the google toolbar.

Hey mac-ers, is there a web server program out there for Macs? Just curious.


 7:58 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

There's OSX Server and WebStar that I know of offhand... there are also Linux packages for Mac, so I'd assume you could run a Linux server on Mac hardware as well.


 10:10 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

mivox you da man!

Thanks everybody for that.

I know I'm always going to have to test stuff on the PC <bad past experiences>I just don't want to rely on one to produce anything.</bad past experiences>

And thanks for the stickies.. :)


 10:14 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

err, da woman.


 10:18 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I'll settle for "da (gender-neutral) godlike being" too... :)


 10:20 pm on Apr 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

hey sorry mivox you is da WOMAN! :)


 5:13 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

SEO is nicly done from the Macintosh.
I have used my macs for years to do webmastering work including search engine jobs. There are submission tools out there if you check VersionTracker and run a search you will find some tools. The online resources are always some of the best.


 7:15 pm on Oct 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

I tried doing SEO on a PC one time, the experience was so ugly I decided to give myself the -20 penalty for being stupid. I now use the PC for a CD player, because it looks cool to have 2 machines running.

Here is a little gem for the mac:


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