Even though Google+ is no Facebook, its content will appear in Google’s organic search results. In light of this, it’s important for your business to have a page of it’s own. The following infographic reveals some of the SEO value one can look forward to when they properly set up a Google+ profile/page.
Wikirank is a new service that essentially shows you what people are reading on Wikipedia. Based on the actual usage data from the Wikipedia servers, Wikirank take that data, process it, and displays it in a format that’s easy to use and share. Emerging trends are revealed and you can even embed the pretty charts that are produced in blog posts and social media sites.
While I am one who firmly believes that tools can never replace human ingenuity, they can make the job a human does a whole lot easier. With that thought, I thought I share some of the tools we use for SEO/SEM projects followed by some cool plug-ins to compliment SEO efforts with Wordpress blogs.
Keyword Discovery, our tool of choice for keyword research has added some updates and new features to their popular keyword data/research tool. They also point out in a release that they are adding even more new features and solicit feedback from their user base as to what they would like to see added or improved in this tool. First the updates followed by new features and improvements.
Aaron Wall has launched a new tool called, “The Website Health Check Tool.” The tool is designed to discover any major SEO related issues that your site may have including things like indexing, duplicate content, canonical URL issues and so on.
With all the great sites that exist that allow one to discover rising trends and buzz worthy terms through popular searches, have you ever thought it would be nice to have a tool that would combine them all in one place? Well, your wish has come true. SEOmoz has released a new tool that aggregates the data from a variety of sites into one place. They call it, Popular Searches.
Lee Odden is reporting that Marketing Sherpa has no plans to publish future guides to selecting SEO and SEM firms. They have been publishing the guides for the past five years, initially dealing with SEO but then later launching a separate guide for paid search. Historically, the guides have not only listed firms offering SEO/SEM services but also provided practical advice on what search marketing is as well as advice on how to select a firm. Anne Holland confirmed that future guides would not be published due to the inherent difficulty in providing qualitative evaluations of each SEO and SEM service as well as the fact that they will be focusing more on their Benchmark Guides.
Keyword Discovery is our keyword research tool of choice. It offers the most robust features and probably the cleanest data compared to any number of keyword research tools on the market. Don’t believe me? Well now you can try it for yourself. The fine folks over at Trellian have just released a free version of their tool.
Keyword Discovery is definitely our keyword research tool of choice here at SearchRank. Not only does it give its users access to one of the largest databases of keyword data on the planet, it is loaded with features. Trellian, announces today enhancements and new features to what is becoming the most popular keyword research tool on the market. This includes keyword database update, plural search feature release, import to any Keyword Discovery keyword database, and a Dutch keyword database is now available.
Prior to any search marketing campaign, keyword research should take priority. This is the process of not only selecting keywords and phrases that are relevant to one’s business but ones that people are actually searching for. While a portion of this requires good old common sense, actual data and statistics are a necessary ingredient in developing a good list of words to target.
Are you an Alexa data junkie? If so there is a new tool for you that is called what else – Alexaholic. From their site, “Alexaholic blends Alexa website traffic graphs with a lightweight ajax-enhanced interface to satisfy hard-core Alexa traffic chart junkies – aka Alexaholics. Webmasters, SEO/SEM specialists, and domain owners can compare and measure website statistics for up to five domains at once, switch traffic chart types and ranges without page loads, and generate report pages that are easily bookmarked and shared.”
I received an email this morning announcing new features in the KeywordDiscovery keyword research tool by Trellian. These additions include eBay Shopping Keywords , Data Quality & Skew, News Search and Market Share Analysis.