Having tools to do the job correctly is key to any task. Proper tools make the job easier, faster, and more efficient. We have complied a list of some of the best free SEO tools available to anyone including website owners and webmasters. Some of the tools listed also have paid premium versions that contain more features than the free versions. Take a look through our list and if you have tools you use, please let us know so we can test them and possibly add them to our list.

Google

You must have a Google Account to use Google tools

Firefox

SEOBook

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Everyone wants to make money. Right? Well people make money, and lots of it everyday on the Internet. One way to monetize your own personal websites and blogs is through advertising for other people on YOUR OWN websites and blogs. The ad to the left is a Google Adsense. Adsense Ads help  pay for the operation of this blog. Google has a program just for that purpose. It’s called Adsense. Anyone that has a Google account has probably at least heard of Adsense. If your don’t have a Google account you can get one here.

Personal sites can include your own unique url website, blogs, or just ezine articles that you publish with good relevant information that people would be interested in. Good content is key to any ad campaign.

How it’s done

In plain easy to understand terms I will describe the process.

The three elements you will need are an Adsense account through Google,, a web page to put your content on, and GOOD CONTENT. I can’t stress enough the importance of good content.

To get an Adsense account you need to have a Google account. Get one here
Then sign up for the Adsense account.. You must be approved and it takes a few weeks.

If you own a web page, blog, or website you already have a place for your content. If you don’t, you can get Blogger at Google . Blogger is  free blogging software  that you can create pages with. Blogging is nothing more than a web log of information.

If you prefer a more professional blogging platform such as WordPress you can get it here. The software installation is free with your paid hosting that you can get here.

Once you have your content written you can go into your Adsense account and and create your ads to place on your pages. When you are done with your ad type the html code will be generated. Insert the generated code into your pages and your done.

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Search engines like Google, Yahoo, and Bing love blogs. As the search result showplace evolves and real time search takes center stage, it has become more important than ever to have a repetitive online presence.

Search engines are constantly changing their algorithms to bring YOU – the searcher, the most relevant up-to-date information possible. As with social networking being a real-time format for information, so has blogging. A blog is nothing more than a web log (hence the name blog), of information pertaining to a specific subject.

Using a blog for SEO purposes can be very beneficial for both your readers and your search engine positioning. By offering well written, informative, and unique content to your readers, they benefit by having  the information they are looking for, and your search position benefits by having more traffic on your site. It’s a win win situation.

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SEO & Marketing

Title Tags:

  • Main title tags should be key word/key phrase rich not stuffed.
  • Title tags should always use h1 or h2 tags.

Creating Content:

  • When creating content it is important to remember key words and key phrases relating to too each individual page.  Your key words and key phrases should be broken down within the categories they will be used.
  • All content must be unique, relevant, and original content.  Content that is taken from other websites is first and foremost is copy right infringement and second is useless for search engine optimization.

Site Structure:

  • Correct site structure using correct h tags, css, and scripting are an essential component for seo.

Images:

  • All images must be optimized for SEO so that your pages load quickly
  • Image format must be 72  dpi and compressed
  • Image formats:  jpg, jpeg, gif, png these are the standard web formats

Links:

  • Inbound
    • Inbound links are links coming from other websites that link to your site.  These links must come from websites that have some relationship to your site.  Example:  Your site is about auto repair, a good related site that is not indirect competition with your site could be a auto parts store.
  • Internal Links
    • These links link to other content within your website. Example: you have written a article and the article is related to web hosting, a partial sentence that has the key words hosting, joomla hosting, or word press hosting should be linked back to your hosting page.

List Building:

  • An essential part of client / potential client relationships consists of  contact on a regular bases.  This keeps your company in the fore front of their mind.  With this being said, it is important to build a contact list.  There are several ways to build list.  Gathering e-mail addresses from your website visitors is one way to build your list.  This list can be used in an e-mail marketing campaign to keep clients / potential clients informed of new products, company news, new techniques, etc.
  • Methods for building your list
    • Newsletter
    • White papers
    • Offering something of value for their e-mail address in return.

Aethetic Marketing:

  • This is a fundamental part of marketing that is often overlooked.  First impressions are lasting impressions.  The appearance of your website reflects the professionalism of your company.

What effect did the June 2010 Toolbar Page rank update have on your site? I have noticed one odd effect. Several of my sites have had no change in pagerank and also have more traffic but many of the pages that used to be cached are no longer cached.

I will be keeping a close eye on this and what long term effect, if may have if any it may have on the overall SEO in the SERPS. There may be absolutely no negative ramification but it could be a sign of something on my personal sites that could prove to be detremental in SEO of those sites.

I have not seen anything of this sort on any client sites as of yet. If you have had similar issues with sites we would like to hear about it.

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