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Here are some great resources that will help you with Search Engine Optimization.
Learning / Improving SEO Skills
- Learn SEO – Basic SEO Training
Learn basic SEO with this collection of non-intimidating resources and guides.
- Beginner’s Guide to SEO
If you are new to SEO, this guide from SEOmoz is a great place to start.
- SEO Book
If you’re looking for a good SEO book to give you a solid foundation, Aaron Wall’s SEO Book is another great place to start.
- Search Engine Ranking Factors
The crew at SEOmoz put together a list of top ranking factors and had a panel of SEO experts rate and discuss. Very informative, and the new design is great!
- Best Forums for SEO and Web Development
Forums are a great place to learn new skills and ask questions. A list of some of the best forums in the SEO and Web Development communities.
- SEO Expert Quiz from SEOmoz
Test your SEO skill level and find out what areas you need to sharpen.
- Link Building Resources
A collection of link building resources that include: lists of quality directories to get linked from, tools, and link building guides to help you in this process.
- Strategic Link Building: 10 Brilliant Examples of Linkbait
Linkbait is a key link building tactic, and here are some great examples of linkbait in action.
- SEOmoz Page Strength Tool
The tool is will help you quickly assess a site/page’s relative importance and visibility. It goes way beyond PageRank.
- SEOmoz Keyword Difficulty Tool
This tool will help you determine how difficult it will be to rank for a particular term.
- Digital Point Keyword Tracker Tool
You can type in the URL and the term you want to find the ranking for. It will give you rankings for Google, MSN, and Yahoo (the BIG 3), and allow you to track your data over time. The historical data tracking feature is a huge asset.
- SEO Backlink Checker
An SEO tool to help you check your site’s backlinks easily.
- Backlinks Analyzer Tool
A great full-featured backlink analyzer that lets you see links to domain, links to homepage, pages indexed, deep link percentage, unique domains, unique IP C-blocks, .edu domains and much more.
- SEO Book Free SEO Tools
A plethora of free SEO Tools.
- SEO Toolbar from SEO Book
A handy browser toolbar that provides valuable SEO data including: PageRank, Yahoo backlinks, Majestic SEO backlinks, Yahoo Directory listings, Best of the Web Directory listings, site age, Compete.com score, and more for any page you visit.
- Google Adwords Keyword Tool
A tool that provides keyword suggestions for AdWords, but you can also use it for keyword research.
- Google Search-Based Keyword Tool
Another keyword tool from Google that provides suggestions related to your website.
- WordTracker Free Keyword Suggestion Tool
A free tool for doing keyword research. This will generate up to 100 related keywords and the daily search volume.
- Keyword Discovery Free Search Term Suggestion Tool
Another free tool for doing keyword research. Like the previous tool, this will generate up to 100 related keywords and the daily search volume.
Statistics / Tracking / Analytics
- Marketing Charts
A variety of key statistics and charts that internet marketers can use.
- A List of Every Website Statistic Publicly Available | SEOmoz
A comprehensive collection of links to find website & SEO data.
- Clicky Analytics – Advanced Web Site Stats
Clicky is an amazing analytics program that has a lot of bang for the buck. It stands out with its clean interface, innovative features like Spy and RSS feeds, and an unrivaled per visitor level of detail. You also get real time stats, outbound link tracking, download tracking, IP tagging, custom data tracking, and much more. You can also export stats to Excel. Like Hitslink, it too goes into much more depth than Google Analytics.
- WP-SpamFree Plugin — Blog Spam Protection
An extremely powerful anti-spam plugin for WordPress that eliminates comment spam, including trackback and pingback spam. Many don’t realize that blog spam is an SEO problem besides being general nuisance. Includes spam-free contact form feature as well.
- Nofollow Blogroll SEO Plugin
A simple plugin that adds rel=”nofollow” attribute to non-homepage Blogroll Links. Improves SEO while still providing some link love to your favorite sites.