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FREE SEO TOOLS & Sites List 2012

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by SEOwned, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. SEOwned

    SEOwned Regular Member

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    There are many great sites to help us with SEO & Marketing, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the free sites and tools we use to make the ultimate list.

    So here's some of the free tools/sites I use:

    Ping Device -> http://pingdevice.com/ -> I use this to help index my backlinks, I have no clue if it works but it's fast and free so I always use it.


    Browsershots -> http://browsershots.org/ -> Used for testing browswers but makes you're google analytics look like you recieved 150 visitors that day.


    OnlyWire -> https://www.onlywire.com/ -> Free account allows you 300 submissions per month, takes awhile to set up but once it's done really saves you time. Basically you add all your social media & web 2.0 accounts here, this allows you to post to 46 accounts all at the same time, really great tool and FREE.


    Flickr Creative Commons -> http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-2.0/ by using this link you're legally allowed to use the images on your sites as long as somewhere you give props to the photographer, I simply save the image, post it to my site and then put a copyright under the image with the users Flickr id. Exampel ©UserName. By the way to write the copyright symbol hold down the "ALT" key and type 0169.


    iBackLinkPro - http://www.ibacklinkpro.com/ - iBackLink Pro gives you 100 results per day, I use this review competitor backlinks, I'll find the sites they are posting on and also get backlinks there, I especially use this if someone is ranking higher than me.


    aherfs - https://ahrefs.com/ - same as iBackLinkPro but 500 results per day very useful tool.


    MajesticSeo - https://www.majesticseo.com - I use this to review my backlinks and competitor backlinks, you have to sign up for a free account, but it's got some good information.


    Google Adwords - https://adwords.google.co.uk - I find good adword vouchers in PC magazines and use them to advertise for free. Usually get £50 per voucher


    Google Keywords Tool - https://adwords.google.co.uk - Great to research Keywords, find out how valueable niches are.


    Google Trends - http://www.google.com/trends/ - I sometimes use this to find out whats popular maninly for inspiration when looking for new sites to setup.


    Google Alerts - http://www.google.com/alerts - Not engough people use this tool, it's great to track most recent information in your Niche, for example Id set up an email alert everyday to tell me the most recent information on "MY NICHE" which will inspire you to write not only good but the most relevant fresh content. You can also use this to see who's talking about your site, just type in your company or site name e.g. "Joes Pet Shop" and find out when someone talks about your site.


    Google Insights - http://www.google.com/insights/search/ - Log in and type in your niches keyword to find out the popularity overtime.


    Google Analytics - http://www.google.com/analytics/ - used for many different stats, I mainly use to see who's coming to my site and where my traffic comes from.


    Google Webmaster tools - http://www.google.com/webmasters/ - used to set up sitemaps, some say this helps index your new sites faster, also good to track errors etc.


    YouTube - Youtube.com - I use this alot to see what others are doing in my niche, also great for video tutorials if you're looking for help with that new software you've been using.

    SEOMOZ - http://www.seomoz.org/blog/category/33 - I go to this site every Friday to watch a video called White Board Friday, it's only about 10 minutes long but really keeps me up to date with what's going on and inspires me to try out new ideas.

    ► SO WHAT SITES/TOOLS DO YOU USE?◄

    UberSuggest - http://www.ubersuggest.org to get tons of tags and broad keywords about my niche
    great tool to see what users are searching. (thanks to DanTe 0101)

    semrush - www.semrush.com - useful as well even though the free searches are quite limited. Easy way to find competitors longtail keywords and estimated organic traffic. Also good for evaluating cpc in a niche before getting started in it just by querying the main authority site (Thanks to golface72)


    KeywordSpy - keywordspy.com - (Thanks to baxx)


    BacklinkWatch - www.Backlinkwatch.com - shows you how many backlinks a url has (thanks to zebrahat)
     
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  2. TrevorB

    TrevorB Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Great list. Nice to have a list of all these great sites in one place.
     
  3. jhonmarker

    jhonmarker Newbie

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    thank you for this list :)
     
  4. cayun

    cayun Registered Member

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    thanks for share this list
     
  5. DanTe_0101

    DanTe_0101 Senior Member

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  6. golface72

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    I find semrush to be pretty useful as well even though the free searches are quite limited. Easy way to find competitors longtail keywords and estimated organic traffic. Also good for evaluating cpc in a niche before getting started in it just by querying the main authority site.
     
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  7. baxxx

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    Nice list, you might add keywordspy.com and semrush.com on it
     
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    Backlinkwatch.com helps show you how many backlinks an url has.
     
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  9. SEOwned

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    Thanks to golface72, baxx, zebrahat and DanTe_0101 added yours to the main list.
     
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    walandio Senior Member

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    great list.. this will definitely come in handy
     
  11. shadowfaxe

    shadowfaxe Newbie

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    Thank you Sir, this thread is very useful to a noob like me. I recently just bought a domain and now I can finally start because you just summarized all the tools I'm about to google and search! :cool:

    I really appreciate it!
     
  12. Bestbuyfoam

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    Awesome list!!! Thanks for taking time to put it together for us...
     
  13. SEOwned

    SEOwned Regular Member

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    You're welcome Shadowfaxe and good luck your new website, BHW is a great place to learn for free, it's really helped me on my journey so far.
     
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    Great list but like others on here I personally would not use anything which gives Google more access to my sites like Google Analytic's or Webmaster tools.
     
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    Great list, Thanks!!!
     
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    bcklnks6 Regular Member

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    AWESOME list... Thanks for shearing
     
  17. SEOwned

    SEOwned Regular Member

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    I've never tested a site without using Google's tools but I can say I've hit page 1 for a few sites and I'm pretty Grey Hat :)
     
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    notyourmatey Power Member

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    I'd like to add to this list http://www.seoptimer.com/ - handy tool for website optimization ( it's not my site)
    thanks op for the list.
     
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  19. SEOwned

    SEOwned Regular Member

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    Thanks just tried it out looks good!
     
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    davie9x Regular Member

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    Thank your for the list, I wish I would know this earlier. I'm was doing all manually. :(