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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Top 10 Free SEO Competitor Tools for 2011

Posted by @ 9:29 pm

It’s that time of year again, where I unveil my Top SEO Competitor Tools for 2011.

Last years list was extremely popular with you, our readers, so I’m back with this years top tools for keeping tabs on your competitors’ SEO and also doing the vital research for your own SEO campaigns.

Most of the ones I’ve selected have some sort of free offering (cause I like FREE stuff), but note a few require payment to get full access to the tool.

So here goes…(note, they’re listed in any particular order)

SEO for Firefox pulls in heaps of critical SEO data points to make it easy get a holistic view of the competitive landscape of a market directly in the search results. Visit Site

Open Site Explorer is a free tool that provides webmasters the ability to see up to 10,000 links to any site or page on the web via the Linkscape web index. View 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.

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

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

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

SEO SpyGlass is an easy-to-use backlink checker that enables you to spy on your Google competition see factors such as link counts, optimal keywords for SEO, PageRank factors, anchor text and many other elements. 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

There’s an ever growing list of other SEO and PPC tracking tools out there, but these are my favourites for 2011 (so far). Why not share some of your favourites below?

Rene LeMerle Rene is the marketing manager of - a global search engine marketing company. He also leads the marketing for - 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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By Top 10 Free SEO Competitor Tools for 2011 « Miami Beach Web Designer - May 8, 2011

Hi Rene
What about WooRank. Do you think it is a good free SEO tool?

By Tania Shirgwin - June 3, 2011

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By Top 10 Free SEO Competitor Tools for 2011 | Web Tips - June 8, 2011

I dont know where i would be on the internet if I Need Hits wasnt helping me. The best free Tools, also The best SEO People!!!

By Ryan Newby - June 23, 2011

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