SEO Tool Collection
Technically, you can do SEO with a text only browser and notepad. But we prefer to spend our time helping our clients, rather than doing everything by hand. It helps eliminate human error, and speeds up the SEO process. This is a list of tools and websites that can help you do SEO related tasks.
Never trust a computer to actually do SEO for you, but feel free to have the computer perform certain repetitive tasks so you can concentrate on the bigger picture. This is a set of tools developed by MNI for our own use, but you are welcome to use them, as well.
- The Free SEO browser is an excellent tool to analyze a website with. It shows what your website looks like to a search engines, somewhat similar to viewing it in a text only browser. But it does far more than that! It can also check your backlinks, list keyword densities, identify spam as well, it contains many other indispensable features for SEO's and webmasters alike. SEO Browser Bookmarklet
META Tag Generator
- Although metatags are not as important to search engine rankings as they used to be, they are still quite handy, and sometimes can influence your rankings indirectly. This free tool will generate not only metatags, but the entire header for a web page - doctype, title, meta information and more. It also contains advice on what metatags to avoid.
- Robots.txt Generator
- The robots.txt file can be a blessing or a curse. Used incorrectly, it can wipe out your rankings, but used properly it can help protect you from many marauding robots, helping protect your bandwidth and privacy. Use this free, easy to use tool to make sure that your robots.txt is generated correctly. Also contains a tutorial on robots.txt usage and myths.
- DMCA Notification Templates
- Content theft is rampant on the
internet. People who would never steal a car seem to have no issues stealing
other peoples content, depriving them of their livelihood, and in some
cases, their rankings. Report these thieves using these FREE Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Notification templates now!
- SEO SiteCheck
- Under Development. This tool will, upon completion give you all the information you need for an initial server and domain site check for SEO purposes. WHOIS, geolocation, headers, redirects and more, all in one place!
- Spam Report
- Is your competitor spamming? Fed up with bad results when you search? Then report it! This page gives you detailed information on where and how to make the most effective search engine spam reports. MNI reports search engine spam on behalf of our clients (on request) and this is the resource we use when we do.
- This is a free search engine friendly
java script feed demonstration we put together a while ago to deal with a
problem a client had. It's similar to RSS, but is much easier to implement
and requires no server overhead. It also provides a search engine readable
link back to your site. A great way to provide tools or content to other
sites while getting an automatic link back.
- SEO Friendly Popup
- Another piece of free code we put
together, this is an on-demand popup window that avoids popup blockers and
allows a search engine to follow the link to the popup content. Perfect for
"More Info" buttons in shopping carts and the like.
Other Tools and Software
This list of sites has been hand-picked by us and we use them almost every day. Not one site is here because it was paid for, traded links for, or there for any other reason other than it's useful. Basically, it's a list of sites that offer SEO tools or services that we have not developed replacements for in-house (yet).
W3C HTML Validator
W3C CSS Validator
W3C Semantic Data Extractor
ICRA Label System
SEO Related SoftwareWeb Bug
McAfee Site Advisor
Online Favicon.ico Generator
Google AdWords' Keyword Tool
Overture's Search Term Tool
SEO Research Labs
Miva Keyword Tool
Text Link Ads