Seo Tool Wish List?
Posted 17 March 2009 - 07:14 PM
I always end up saying to myself, "This tool is great, but I wish it could ....". I was wondering what your "I wish it could ..." is?
For me, a lot of times, I wish I had a tool that wouldn't choke on a site larger than 10,000 pages.
Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:20 PM
Remember one of the old mcdar tools? You'd put in a keyword phrase and your url, and it would give you a table of the top 10 sites that ranked for that phrase, with your url on top. Next to each site was a bevy of info - # backlinks, age of site, PR, etc. Nowadays, I'd want better information listed in that table, but the concept remains the same. Show me what the competition looks like at a glance. Give me a way to dig further if I want to, but the very first look should be an overall picture of what I'd be up against when competing for that phrase. I can get lots of info from lots of tools, but that's one tool that has gone missing over the years.
Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:23 PM
Actually, although many tools can be used as a "one off" for competitive intelligence, I would love to see a tool that would identify the entire niche and provide the bevy of data on that niche as a whole and the sites that make up the niche. (similar to HitWise... but without the insane cost )
Posted 20 March 2009 - 04:40 PM
Tools for SEO tend to be best not shared with everyone, because if they are it's only a matter of time before they become a) useless B) banned or c) made obsolete by something as completely inane like an H1 tag.
Posted 23 March 2009 - 11:35 PM
That's a sad truth. I seriously think the more interesting things about the SEO / SEM industry aren't being looked at or discovered because there's too much "hording" of information and tools going on.
Tools for SEO tend to be best not shared with everyone ...
Posted 24 March 2009 - 05:55 AM
As for really useful tools, they:
- require way too much work to remain free
- use lots of resources, so they just have to be hidden or paid
- are used secretly under the blanket, at night
Typically, I could use a tool that'd let me see which topic around a related keyword is popular and/or linkable (i.e., gets more links, than others). To think of it, I could probably create a spec for the tool, but I don't have the budget
Other than that, I tend not to rely on tools, though I probably should automate some of my SEO/market research work.
Edited by A.N.Onym, 24 March 2009 - 05:56 AM.
Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:28 AM
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