Review: YSlow

by admin on March 1, 2010

Yslow is what I would consider to be an essential tool to any SEO or developer’s toolbox. I am a big fan of tools and methods that help you improve the structure and architecture of your website, and YSlow is the perfect addition to FireFox to help you analyze, dissect, and improve a your website’s structure and load times. [click to continue…]

Popularity: 18%

Review: Net Renderer

by admin on February 10, 2010

If you’re like me and totally PC free (mac only) – anytime you make any design changes on a website, you don’t have any way to check compatibility in Internet Explorer without bugging one of your friends. Well, luckily there’s a tool for all of us. [click to continue…]

Popularity: 20%

MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate Link Cloaker

February 4, 2010

As you might have noticed, when I link out to a site using an affiliate link, I don’t link out directly through the affiliate program as many do, but it actually looks like an internal link.
There are many reasons for doing this. Basically the link first passes through my link internally on my site before [...]

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Review: öntolo

January 28, 2010

Here’s a tool for all of you obsessed with links. Thanks to Rhea of Outspoken Media for showing it to me originally in a Skype chat
öntolo is an extremely valuable tool that helps you source new places to build links. It makes searching for link opportunities a no brainer with the drop-down menu [...]

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Review: SEO Browser

January 26, 2010

One of my absolute favorite tools is SEO Browser. SEO Browser is a simple tool that I use all the time to see what the search engines see. SEO Browser allows you to select from googlebot, msnbot, yahoo slurp, MSIE 7 (Win Vista), Firefox, Windows Mobile, or the SEO Browser crawler and view what content [...]

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Review: SiteCrawler

January 20, 2010

Here’s a tool that you might not have heard of, SiteCrawler from Lighthead. I have used a lot of crawlers over the years, but not one that is as lightweight, fast, and that downloads an entire website for you as easy as this.
With SiteCrawler, basically you put in a domain, hit “Start” and it crawls [...]

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Review: Open Site Explorer

January 20, 2010

SEOmoz announced the launch of a new tool today called Open Site Explorer. It’s their new backlink analysis tool powered by the linkscape index. Lets take a look..

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Review: Google Keyword Tools

January 20, 2010

One thing I always teach my clients is that not only is it important to build out a keyword list, but to build a keyword list that is going to drive qualified traffic to your website. After doing extensive keyword research, any good SEO will testify that you will often find keywords that you thought [...]

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Review: Page Grading Tools

January 19, 2010

While grading tools are often looked at as simply a way to measure your ego, they can be a valuable addition to your SEO toolbox when employed properly.
Grading tools are a great way to get a quick snapshot of a website without having to do any in-depth analysis yourself. I sometimes employ the use of [...]

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Best Free Link Analysis Tools

January 18, 2010

As we kick things off here at, we thought it appropriate to start off with a round up of what we think are some of the best free tools around. While there are many, many awesome paid tools that we’ll be covering, there are also lot’s of great free tools that you can employ [...]

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