My top free SEO tools

SEO ToolsTo create the perfect SEO campaign, there are plenty of free tools to aid the strategy creation, deployment and maintenance; here are my top and free SEO tools.

SEOmoz tool set:

SEOmoz provides, in my opinion, the best set of SEO tools available on the web. With over 20+ free SEO tools available, you can review page content, links, what your competitors are targeting and many more. Find out more here: http://www.seomoz.org/tools

SEO Book, free web based tools:

Aaron Wall, one of the great SEOers, has devised a great set of simple but effective SEO tools which simply require a free account: Find out more here: http://tools.seobook.com

Yahoo site explorer:

Is tool is great for checking up on your competition and finding out where they are getting links from. Find out more here: http://siteexplorer.search.yahoo.com/

Google Insights:

With Google Insights, you can compare search volume patterns across regions, categories, time frames and properties. Find out more here: http://www.google.com/insights/search/

XML Sitemaps:

Sitemaps are a must for any SEO campaign and you can get them built for free, it can also be used to identify broken links. Find out more here: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/

Google Trends:

Google Trends is a great tool to identify what keywords are becoming popular and also shows historical search volumes for specific keywords. Find out more here: http://www.google.com/trends

Wikipedia Traffic Stats:

We all know that Wikipedia ranks very well in Google, so wouldn’t it be good if you could see estimates on how many people are reading specific articles, well now you can. Find out more here: http://stats.grok.se/

Website Analyser:

This is a simple but effective tool for checking a websites load speed which is a Google ranking factor. Find out more here: http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/

Google Webmaster Tools:

Google’s webmaster tools gives you various data on click rates, websites errors, feed subscriptions, sitemap details and much more. You can also identify which country you would like your website to target if you have a generic domain name. Find out more here: http://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

Google Analytics:

Google Analytics is a free service that lets you keep track of your website statistics, how users are finding your site, top referring websites and much more. This is one of my personal recommendations. Find out more here: http://www.google.com/analytics/­­­

If you have your own personal favourites, let me know in the comments box below.

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