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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Top 10 SEO Competitor Tools for 2010

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One of the key strategies for an effective SEO campaign is competitor tracking. Knowing who is out ranking you and what they’re doing to achieve the results is the key to improving your performance.

Back in the old days, monitoring the 100’s of SEO variables of your competitors was just as time consuming as running your own SEO campaigns…

Now, thanks to technology and some very clever people, we have a range of tools that do the hard work for us.

To save you the effort of finding the right tools to spy on your competitors – I’ve listed my Top 10 competitor tools below (in no particular order). If you’re serious about SEO – you need to add these to your SEO arsenal.

Some are free, some offer free trials, some will charge nominal monthly fees – all are worth exploring.

Website Grader is a free seo tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. Visit site

Compete PRO Search Analytics bring search marketing into plain view with paid and natural search trends, historical search referral data, and customized filtering capabilities that let you focus on top performing keywords and traffic for thousands of websites. Visit site

Spyfu is a tool that lets you find out what keywords your competitors are targeting in the search engines. Not just keywords, mind you, but AdWords, too. All you have to do is type your competitor’s site in SpyFu’s search bar, and voila! Visit site

Site Explorer allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search. View the most popular pages from any site, dive into a comprehensive site map, and find pages that link to that site or any page. Visit site

Receive free daily email alerts of your brand, company, CEO, marketing campaign, or on a competitors’ brand or pservices. Visit site

Track market share, page rank, ad copy, landing pages, budgets, day parts, and uncover new competitors on Paid & Organic Search. Visit site

SEMRush.com was designed to satisfy your needs in advanced SEM and keywords research. We analyze 40 million keywords for 20 million domains. Visit site

Find out how good a site is. Get comprehensive website details. Discover competitors. See people, traffic data, similar sites, social comments, description, social popularity and much more about websites. View site

Linkscape provides link data never available before on over 64+ billion URLs across 259+ million domains. Regular crawls of the web means that Linkscape will keep up with your constant marketing efforts. Take the guesswork out of Internet marketing. Visit site

Find out how well your site or your competitors are doing in popular search engines, social bookmarking services and other site statistics. Visit site

There are plenty more SEO and PPC competitor tracking tools out there, but these are my personal favourites. If you use a tool that you want to share with your fellow readers – drop us a note in the comments below.



Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of ineedhits.com - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for Gooruze.com - a web 2.0 style community for online and digital marketers. Rene has been in the industry since 1997 with much of that time spent helping businesses embrace the best of the internet and digital world.

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This is a great list and resource. Glad I “Stumbled” across it thanks! I am already very successful with SEO but I already have a few new ideas to put to the test thanks to this write up.

http://www.igniteyouressence.com

By Justin Popovic - February 15, 2010



…. every time I turn around it’s SEO this and SEO that…. so here’s another Top 10 SEO List…. for those of you who really care about these kinds of things…. other than doing the same thing on your own or with your blog host !!

By Hermitbiker - February 15, 2010



Hi Rene,

I just ‘Stumbled Upon’ your article. Thanks for posting this – there were a couple here I was unaware of. I second Spyfu – great service.

Another good one that I use all the time is SEMrush (http://semrush.com/?ref=424437869). It isn’t free, but well worth the $200 a year for all the insight it provides. Among other things, it allows the user to identify all the keyword phrases that a site ranks for in google, and easy export to Excel. It also offers tools to determine a site’s PPC keyword activities.

Mike

http://mikejuly.com

By Mike July - February 16, 2010



Very nice post, I will try these tools and I wanted to thank you for sharing this list.

Keep up the good work!

Frank,

http://www.submitopresto.com

By Frank - April 12, 2010



The Top 10 SEO Competitor Tools for 2010…

One of the key strategies for an effective SEO campaign is competitor tracking. Knowing who is out ranking you and what they’re doing to achieve the results is the key to improving your performance….

By favli.com - April 17, 2010



Hi! I would like to suggest you my favorite tool – http://www.estimix.com – a web site statistics and web analytics service. Here you can find information about every single page on the web.

By henry - April 29, 2010



One more tool for website analysis – http://www.webrankstats.com

WebRank Stats provides Google Pagerank, Alexa Rank, Compete Rank, Quantcast Rank, Website Traffic Graphs, Pages Indexed and Backlinks in Google, Yahoo and Bing of any website.

By andrew - June 18, 2010



My personal favorite is the http://www.rapidsitecheck.com/pagerank-backlinks.php
It is very close to the Google Webmaster tool links. And shows more results than the Open Site Explorer.

Thank you for the very comprehensive articles, now I have a few new tools in my arsenal.

Peter
http://testranking.com

By Peter - August 1, 2010



Hi Rene,

Some very useful tools here, thanks for sharing this list … always useful to have tools that help you see how your own site is doing, as well as your competitors.

Regards
Steve
http://www.submityourarticle.com

By Steve - August 17, 2010



Very nice post, I will try these tools and I wanted to thank you for sharing this list.

Keep up the good work!

By Putrter - August 19, 2010



Very nice post, I will try these tools

By SEO Services and Consultation - September 2, 2010



I found some fast pagerank tools, may be seo friends would like them……..

seo41.com/pagerank-checker.php
seo41.com/internal-pagerank.php

one is bulk page rank checker that can check 1000 of pages PR with single click and another is internal PR checker to check pagerank of all internal pages on a website.

By Rachel Bilson - September 16, 2010



Hey I found some fast pagerank tools, may be seo friends would like them.

seo41.com/pagerank-checker.php
seo41.com/internal-pagerank.php

one is bulk page rank checker that can check 1000 of pages PR with single click and another is internal PR checker to check pagerank of all internal pages on a website.

There is lot more helpful things for search engine optimization.

By Jennifer Hayden - September 17, 2010



I see that yahoo site explorer made the list which is good. That single resource has saved me plenty of time in the past

Thanks,
Kaz Power
http://www.aussielifecoaching.com.au

By Kali Power - October 29, 2010



Thanks for the very helpful info. http://www.snowballsupply.com

By Andrew - November 13, 2010



This article is very much helpful for my SEO Freelance work (http://creativesb.blogspot.com). The tools are awesome, and will help me to do fast work

By Swarjit - December 28, 2010



Thanks for reviewing various SEO tools and listing the top 10 SEO competitor Tools. If content is kind then SEO is like Queen, so these are very useful tools for bloggers and SEO enthusiasts. I appreciate your effort in sharing these tools with us.

Love and Peace,
ramaraobobby

By ramaraobobby - February 12, 2011



Thanx a lot for this list! I knew most of these diamonds but always great to find even more ;) ) Franklin

By Franklin - May 2, 2011



I haven’t heard of any of these but they’re really cool.
Just purchased Spyfu and it’s proving to be really helpful already.

http://pilotincanada.com

By Mark Bascug - August 10, 2011



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By SEO « gover - October 10, 2011



now everyone needs seo competitor tools for 2012 so take an eye to that also.

By contentaxis - March 11, 2012



these are all really great tools! thanks for the list. I usually use majesticseo, but these will be helpful too :) nice post!

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