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What SEO tools you need, but can't afford?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Mareshal, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    I am doing some research on most popular SEO tools, that are mission-critical for site owners, but are too expensive.

    Please post below, the SEO tools you really need, but can't afford to buy and I'll try to work on a cheaper solution, for the same quality.
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    If you can't afford a specific tool, you do it manually until you can afford it. That's how I started out. I think doing the work manually is good for people to learn. Without doing a lot of things manually myself years ago I wouldn't be where I am today.

    If someone can't afford $150 then they shouldn't be looking for tools, they should be focusing on learning.
     
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    frazgta Power Member

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    Xrumer!
     
  4. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Xrumer is a SEO tool, but in the same time it's a forum spam tool.
     
  5. plb009

    plb009 Junior Member

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    You can try Opensiteexplorer or free Majestic SEO to check some backlinks. I also use smallseotools (it's free).
     
  6. WhitePassion

    WhitePassion Elite Member

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    Xrumer definitely something I'd like to have but don't feel like paying that much for.
     
  7. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    I am not looking for some free tools. Btw, opensiteexplorer is a tool that crashes 25 times in 24 hours( like now : "Error 310 (net::ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS): There were too many redirects." )
     
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    Facebook dominator - i'd love to have it! :)
     
  9. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    Ok, let's be clear. SEO tools, not spamming tools. And by creating a cheaper alternative, I mean a web version.

    A web version of facebook dominator, can be easily be banned by facebook.
     
  10. plb009

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    Try to create a cheaper alternative SEOmoz :D They charge $99 a month, you can create something that would cost less. Or create something like SEO Book, they charge $300 a month, it's really a lot of money. Or something like Keyword Elite...
     
  11. Mareshal

    Mareshal Registered Member

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    As far as I saw, SEOBook charges so much because they provide a lot of training videos.

    Now, regarding SEOmoz, I have a 3 months trial subscription with them and the only tool I use is "keyword explorer". And yes, I would need that as a free tool.