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SEO Tools For a Newbie!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by newyorkcity, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. newyorkcity

    newyorkcity Registered Member

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    I'm pretty familiar with onsite SEO being a web designer but its the link building, competitor analysis, strategies, etc that I'm fairly new to.

    All work is being outsourced to a friend until I get a better grasp of SEO so what are some of the tools you all use for competitor analysis, reports, etc?

    Just trying to understand which categories certain tools fall into and what gets used around here.

    Thanks! ;)
     
  2. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Have you used the search option for your query as this question has already been asked many times here at BHW?
     
  3. JimmyConway

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    A VPS and scrapebox. Consider searching around the forum.
     
  4. paulwilliams972

    paulwilliams972 Regular Member

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    you can search on google only free tool or you also use BHW search box.lots are available here.
     
  5. newyorkcity

    newyorkcity Registered Member

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    I have searched through tons of the threads but most threads have replies about a Scrapebox, Ultimate Demon, Senuke, VPS.. etc.. this is fine, but being so new I want to learn SEO first before I turn to those tools.. I know what each does and I can see how it is useful especially scrapebox I just want to learn before I start using some of those tools.

    As an example of what I mean, Theres are tons of tools like Raven Tools, SEOMoz, SerpIQ, Semrush, Market Samurai Majestic SEO, TrafficTravis, SEO Spyglass...

    I'm looking more at tools like those to get started with and then moving more into the scrapebox, UD, etc.. maybe I should of explained the type of tools better.. Sorry about that its just with so many options I don't know what to go with
     
  6. JimmyConway

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    Focus on your onsite SEO (but do not over optimize), and make sure that your content is ALWAYS unique. Update your websites content ATLEAST 4 times per week. I update my sites daily, but that's just me. In my opinion, the best form of backlinking comes from Scrapebox. It allows you to find high PR, low OBL blogs relevant to your niche and you manually comment on them. Also, link diversity is very important. That means getting ALL types of backlinks. Those being Article Directories(not a lot), Social Bookmarks, Web 2.0s, Forum profiles, Wiki links, blog posts, guest posts, and social media links(facebook,twitter,pinterst etc). Hope this helps.
     
  7. natorob

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    Great advice here... I would also get the free version of Traffic Travis to start playing around with. Even the free version of TT can provide a lot of SEO help for beginners. Then really think about getting a copy of SB down the line...
     
  8. djc225

    djc225 Junior Member

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    Read through the cash202 seo blueprint thread (posting from phone so cant look it up). Theres a lot of discussion in there about general seo and methods. Much of it gets repeated in some form or another in other threads as well so it's a good place to start learning. Once you understand what's going on there (not saying you need to follow that method 100% but you'll get a good foundation) you'll have a good idea of what tools you'll need and how you'll want to use them.
     
  9. djc225

    djc225 Junior Member

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    Also jus wanted to say that you'll want some sort of:

    Keyword research tool: market samurai, traffic travis, google Adwords tool

    Rank tracking tool: rank tracker is what I use but there are lots of these
     
  10. newyorkcity

    newyorkcity Registered Member

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    I remember not too long ago something about a part of Market Samurai no longer working properly.. is this still the case? And is it better than traffic travis?
     
  11. newyorkcity

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    What would be over optimizing?
     
  12. Seoworking

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    first try to understand the seo game properly then you can play with the extreme tools here every body talking
     
  13. xstumpedx

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    There are free versions of TT in the download section. They're older versions but once downloaded, you can update.

    I currently use TT, Market Samurai, and Scrapebox.

    But like previous people have said, first figure out what you want to do, then figure out which tools can help you do it. The SEO Blueprint taught me a few things and is a great step in the right direction.
     
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