This week I was asked:
Just wondering, what SEO tools are you using in 2013 and are you using any specific tools to analysis backlink profiles?
Great question. Below I’ve listed all the tools in my armoury at present.
Twitter, Facebook, Digg, Stumbleupon, LinkedIn… we all know them well.
But what about Pinterest? One of the newest crazes, instead of bookmarking links or text, you pin images to boards of your choice. Pinterest is another social media channel which can be utilised for brand and product purposes.
Wikipedia has this to say about Pinterest:
As we’ve established in my previous link building posts and guides, using all of your social sites effectively is a must.
One site you may be on is LinkedIn which can be used on many levels. I must stress that by doing these techniques, you won’t all of a sudden appear number one in Google, but these tips can add that little something extra to your overall SEO strategy and backlink profile.
This weeks posts is another fantastic Q&A with Paul Middleton of Social Colleague.
As we discovered in my popular link building guide, social media is a very powerful and effective tool. In this post Paul talks about his recommend tools, top tips and he also shares his thoughts around social media marketing.
A really hot topic at the moment is whether or not the Google +1 button affects rankings.
Google gives this short but great explanation:
“The +1 button is shorthand for “this is pretty cool” or “you should check this out.
Click +1 to publicly give something your stamp of approval. Your +1′s can help friends, contacts, and others on the web find the best stuff when they search.”