SEO Tool Updates

Nov 19th

I recently updated a number of my SEO tools, and a few other people recently launched some interesting new search engine marketing tools.

  • Google changed their SERPs so I updated SEO for Firefox.

  • My keyword research tool was endlessly looping when Overture failed. A friend helped me update it to stop doing that. :)
  • All major search engines came together to support an open xml sitemaps standard.
  • on SEM2.0 a PPC keyword research tool named Key Compete was mentioned. It shows you keywords competitors are bidding on by URL, and can be used for keyword ideas for arbitrage plays or authoritative content sites. You know if people are bidding on the keywords that there are going to be relevant ads. If you track your earnings and outbound ad clicks (if you do not want to buy a script for that use the free script here) then when you find an overpriced outbound click you can go buy the keyword list for that advertiser and start cranking out bids or content based on exploiting a great keyword basket or an idiot advertiser. As technology gets cheaper and people keep getting better at packaging highly relevant affordable market research the only thing that will prevent you from becoming commoditized is your brand.
  • In case you missed it, a week or two ago I posted about a few new competitive research tools.
Published: November 19, 2006

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Comments

November 20, 2006 - 1:23am

Hi Aaron, your fix to the keyword suggestion tool is even better than the one i suggested ;)

November 20, 2006 - 1:31am

Thanks for the suggestion Joost :)

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November 20, 2006 - 6:05am

How did you fix the overture problem? I have a simple keyword tool on my site that uses overture results and i want to kill myself sometimes because of all of overture problems.

November 20, 2006 - 6:14am

look at the source code linked to from the tool itself.

November 20, 2006 - 9:56am

For some reason the tool stopped working for me about 2 weeks ago. I didn't realize how much I couldn't live without it until then.I get a little stressed when I rely so heavily on something. While I know I can get the info form individual sources, your tool is a tine saving god send. The new version resolved all the problems. Thank you.

Sufyan
November 20, 2006 - 2:27pm

Wow! That's an awesome collection of SEO Tools! Specially the SEO for Firefox extension.

Guess what? I am addicted to such tools. And I love making and using THEM all the time. Like last night I wasn't feeling VERY sleepy so I got up and made this BL checker tool in almost an hour.

http://www.seojunkie.com/files/BacklinkChecker.exe

Screenshot here

That shows the craziness, doesnt it? Hehe... ;)

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November 20, 2006 - 3:59pm

Yes indeed, that's good collection of tools.I have used a few of them and found them to be very useful.

November 28, 2006 - 10:34pm

Problem with keyword suggestion tool

Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to www.inventory.overture.com:80 in /home/awall19/tools.seobook.com/general/keyword/clsOvertureSuggest.php on line 37

November 21, 2006 - 1:08am

Hey,

I have few ideas for FF SEO extension.

1. it would be nice if my site doesn't rank anywhere and i do a search 'atlanta search engine optimization', i could add 11th site to the SE result set, so it would show where I stand in comparison to others.

2. add a table under the result set, so results are in the table - easier to analize

3. you might be doing this already, but if not...
do some caching. If I do a search for 'atlanta seo', 5 times a day, results would be cached rather that pulled everytime.

Hope to see those changes implemented some day :)

Thanks,
Mark

November 21, 2006 - 1:17am

Great tools, Thanks alot AAron :-)

Joy
November 29, 2006 - 7:23pm

Hey Aaron,
I was trying the competition finder and got this error printed 3 times:
Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /home/awall19/tools.seobook.com/competition-finder/index.php on line 32

Also, why would it show In Anchor 0, In Title 0, but In Both 5800?

July 31, 2007 - 11:53am

Very good . You are doing a great job.

November 22, 2006 - 7:49pm

Ah, thanks for the Firefox SEO tool and Keyword Research update. I was wondering why FF was locking up during kw research, and noticed the infinite loop problem. Not shortly after the SEO tool for FF stopped working for google, so I was starting to freak out :o

Anyways, thanks for the updates and the great free tools you offer!

November 26, 2006 - 9:24pm

Hey aaron,

ive noticed with the seo for firefox, that the YAHOO links when you reload the results it varies greatly. It will say 100 then like 500 the next time and back down, so i dont know how accurate to base my research on since it varies so much. why does it do this

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