Updated SEO Tools: Feedback Needed!

Reminder: New Free Tools:
About two weeks ago I added a bunch of SEO tools to my free SEO tool list. I just made all of the new public tools open source, so if you like any of them you can do whatever you want with them.

Cool Keyword Research Tool: Needs Feedback:
I would love feedback on the SEO Book keyword research tool. Give it a try and see if you think it is useful or what features you would like added to it.

The tool does not try to do everything within itself, but provides relevant links for digging through keyword data from lots of other tools, and makes it easy to cross reference Overture results and Google Suggest results, as well as many other keyword tools.

At the bottom it also provides links to well known web directories, news sites, shopping sites, tagging sites, encyclopedias, blog search engines, and blog trend graphs. Those links are intended to help you find information that others found useful, and maybe also help you come up with linkbait ideas.

I think occasionally if it gets queried too heavily it breaks, and sometimes intermittently Overture will not provide data, but whenever I re-query it the tool usually works fairly quickly.

Link Harvester Updated:
Some people recently notified me that the xls sheet output in Link Harvester was putting array where the individual links were supposed to be. I just got that fixed too.

Backlink Analyzer Update to Come:
The last update to Backlink Analyzer (like 2 months ago) broke some of the key features. I did not realize this until recently. I just spoke with the lead developer, and although a new version was intended to be out in December I am hoping to have it out by the end of this month.

Published: January 25, 2006 by Aaron Wall in seo tools


January 27, 2006 - 5:23am

Great tools, thanks for sharing. I'm still trying to digest it all.

One thought I did have is that it would be worth someone's time to go through and unify all of the open source seo tools into one clean consistent interface, adding functionality where possible to 'join' various tools together.

January 30, 2006 - 6:12am

I totally agree with your point Jason, but am not sure if or when that will happen.

Some of the recently added tools were all bought as part of a package, largely because the package was cheap. I then tweaked them to add features to some of them to create tools I would really like to use myself.

I have my hands in so many cookie jars it is hard to do everything I want to.

January 25, 2006 - 8:26am

I think the keyword tool is really interesting. I had a subscription to wordtracker and I did not really like it, I think I prefer your tool.

January 25, 2006 - 8:44am

WoW! Information overload (in a nice way) at this time of the morning!

The keyword tool pumps out quite a number of useful information sources, not to mention the keywords themselves, of course. :o)

One thing ... it seems to default to US even after selecting a different country from the drop-down.

Cool bunch of tools to play about with, however. Very useful.

January 25, 2006 - 11:19am

Here is another cool tool to do keyword anaysis


January 25, 2006 - 12:24pm

Very cool Aaron. I like the Yahoo Suggest - that's a new one. Export options?

Open source is a cool deal. Thanks for sharing.

January 25, 2006 - 12:26pm

No export option yet.

January 25, 2006 - 5:47pm

What about importing real data from MSN Search and not estimates?
I know that, as Overture, they're offering the number of search on a specific term.
That would make the tool more precise.
Great work anyway.

January 25, 2006 - 9:29pm

Aaron Great Tools, Thanks

I too like the information overload.

January 25, 2006 - 11:24pm


You have totally made this project of mine a breeze with these tools. Thanks. It has gotten me and the VP of Sales all excited about our website again.

January 26, 2006 - 10:52pm

Aaron, thanks for sharing that. i just tested it out and can see it will be very useful tool for me.

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