So what SEO tools are out there, available online, to save you time and money? Are there any that are worthwhile? I actually think so. Some of the big ones that I use include Yahoo Site Explorer and the Google AdWords Tool. There are several other tools that people use, some of them cost to use, some of them are free. (The above tools are free.) So what’s worth using?
Well, Chris Boggs from Search Engine Watch has put together a really nice list of different quality SEO tools. For the most part, I think his list is solid. Not sure why he’s an IE man (I won’t question that too much, it can only lead to something bad), but his choice of tools for search engine optimization is solid.
One tip he mentioned that I think is worth saying again – make sure any of the methods in which the tools help you are things you already know how to do! It’s worth extra time to learn how to do it manually first. Then you can go on to find a tool to save your time and effort, and still have the skills that tool applies towards.