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Some useful SEO tools and search engine optimisation resources are listed below, including some of the best link anchor text analysers, keyword density tools and advice forums aimed at improving organic search engine ranking. Links to the most commonly used web markup validation services are also provided.
SEO Forums FAQ
A useful SEO FAQ article covering a whole host of search engine optimization related topics and commonly asked questions.
SEO Made Easy
Useful SEO tips from Brad Callen.
Best Free Web Directories
A list of some of the best free web directories which have still retained PageRank after Google's purge.
Best Paid Web Directories
A list of recommended paid directories, many of which still offer Google indexed links and have a decent Alexa ranking.
SEOMoz Page Strength Tool
This SEO tool assesses the impact a website is making online. It takes into account the number and quality of inbound links, the domain age, Alexa rank and existing Google ranking amongst other criteria.
Website Spam Detector
Useful SEO tool to analyse a website for spam techniques.
Website Interlinking Analyser
An advanced, free to use graphical tool which illustrates website interlinking, cross linking and site wide links.
Page Rank Overlay Tool
Page Rank Overlay tool useful to check Page Rank of external sites on links pages etc.
Google Webmaster Guidelines Information
Definitions and interpretations of Google webmaster guidelines plus a wealth of useful SEO information.
Backlink Anchor Text Analyser
This SEO tool analyses inbound links and lists the anchor text terms used.
SEOMoz Keyword Difficulty Tool
A useful SEO keyword difficulty tool from leading SEO Company SEOMoz (includes Page Strength tool in 8 below).
Wordtracker Keyword Selection Tool
Wordtracker provide an easy to use, comprehensive keyword selection tool for website search engine optimization.
Tips To Improve Search Engine Ranking
Some of the best tips for improving website search engine rank from SEOMoz.
Ranks.nl : Web Site Promotion Tools
Useful web site promotion utilities from Ranks.nl.
Google PageRank Check
This URL checks the PageRank of a particular webpage by examining multiple data centers.
Google XML Sitemap Creator
This useful tool creates a valid XML Sitemap which can then be submitted by means of a Google Webmaster Account. For best results the sitemap should be modified to more accurately reflect the change frequency and individual page priorities.
Bad Neighborhood Text Link Tool
Useful SEO tool which detects outbound links to possible bad neighbourhoods.
Matt Cutts SEO Blog
Google engineering information from an insider!
Google Webmaster Guidelines
Advice for webmasters from Google.
Check for code errors against W3C standards.
W3C CSS Validator
Check external CSS style sheets for errors against W3C standards.