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What are your Essential UK SEO Tools?

     
12:23 am on Sep 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I've been out of the SEO game for a little while and I'd appreciate recommendations on good SEO tools that are relevant to the UK market.

If you have a tool that you would be lost without then please let me know.

Thank you

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Thanks guys, I'm currently using them both, alongside Webmaster tools, Google Insights and Adwords Keyword tool.

Are there any tools that you use to compare one site to another? Decent keyword density tools? SERP checkers? Backlink checkers?

I'm using various ones at the moment (that I don't want to post here in case its considered promoting them) but I wanted to see if there was other software out there that I'm not using that I should do.

A good UK keyword research tool would be good too.

Thanks again.

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Download the 'Search Status' (by Quirk? I think) add-on for Firefox. Great add-on. Also Web CEO. Also the Word Tracker Add-on for Firefox (if you can find it now. I've had it for about 3 years but couldn't find it recently for a new PC).

I'd use about 3 or 4 different keyword tools. They all seem to differ so you don't know who to believe. They're all changing also.

Google insights is good but Web CEO gives you numbers. It tells you the Number of Daily Searches, the competition and the KEI. I'd recommend using both. The more the better in my book.

I have a music website. Web CEO told me there was less than 10 searches per day for my keywords. I used them anyway as they were in the URL and ended up getting over 25,000 hits per months after about a year(about 6,000 unique visits PM) purely through Google. It can tell you how best to optimise your website though which is great. I think that could have contributed to the large number of visits TBH.