3 SEO tools that every webmaster should be proficient with

Search engine optimization or SEO has evolved a lot during recent years. Stuffing your page or Meta tags with relevant keywords will not work anymore. You will need more than that in order to get your site up in the search engine ranking page. In order to help you improve your Search Engine Optimization techniques I have selected 3 tools :

Search Status

This is an add-on to the Firefox browser that will allow users to get information on Google PageRank, Alexa Rank, backlinks and meta tags. All this from within the comfort of the Firefox browser. Furthermore the Search Status add-on allow you to highlight no-follow links on website and this can be quite useful to discover forums, blogs or directories that offer do-follow links.

Search status features

SocialMarker.com

This is a great tool for those doing the social bookmarking of their sites manually. You only have to drag the socialmarker.com icon to your Bookmark toolbar and you will have a shortcut for bookmarking your site. In addition the forms are already pre-populated with some selected information thus saving you some time.

Prepopulated form

Here is a list of the social bookmarking site where you can submit to:

List of social bookmark sites

SEO for Firefox

SEO for Firefox

This is a cool tool that will surely be helpful to every webmasters. Given the amount of features it has it can turn out to be quite overwhelming for the newbies. But after some time you will not be able to live without it.

Among the various features you have :

  • PR of the page
  • Age of the site. Based on the first indexed page by Archive.org
  • Number of .gov and .edu links
  • Google cached site
  • dir.yahoo.com: Tells you whether a site is listed in Yahoo directory or not
  • Provides link to Google trends
  • Alexa Rank
  • Links to Overture view bid

It is a great tool to have in your browser if you are concerned about your site ranking and the amount of links pointing to your site. Additionally the add-on gives you the ability to disable it if you are not doing any research but only some casual surfing.

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