Blog Archives for the Tools category

Mr Ploppy’s Monday Tool List Volume XXXIV – Competitive Research Tools Revisted

I did some competitive tools a while back with competitive analysis and keyword tools, but I think the idea of competitive analysis is key to the natural search engine optimization space and is worth revisiting. Understanding your industry from an online perspective is critical to …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXXIII – Weblog Promotion Tools

There’s tremendous value in reaching out to your target audience and soliciting feedback directly. It’s shameless, perhaps, but it also shortens the cycle for communicating with your early adopter customers. So what are you waiting for? Start promoting your blog. Blog PromotionTools: Chicklet easy subscriptions …Read More =>

Holy List of Aggregated SEO blogs Batman!

Do I really have to read these all daily to keep up? If you know any of the blogs on this list, you are probably aware of threadwatch. Claus drops this list seo blogging beauties. Fantastic list and great thread by some great minds of …Read More =>

You Owe Greg and Dax Beer on Fridays – SiteExplorer Backlink Mining Tool

I went by Greg’s site to get a link to send someone for the other tool (espion) that he had released, and noticed another handy tool for mining backlinks with Yahoo site explorer. Since I haven’t seen it mentioned anywhere yet, I’m guessing it’s fairly …Read More =>

“Checker” SEM Tools

Bulk class C checker Header checker Copyright checker Text Browser checker tool Neighborhood checker Spiderablity checker Visibility checker Lynx checker Age checker Top 10 checker Bid checker Host checker Banning checker robots.txt checker

Mr. Ploppy returns…SEM Toolbox Part II

Mr. Ploppy returns…briefly anyhow. SEO toolbox is probably a bit more fitting, since I would guess most everyone on the panel did very little PPC work. Perhaps some PPC tools would be nice next time. Thanks to all the other great panelists. If you were …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume #31 – SEO and Web Development Sales Tools

Sales can be a tough but essential part of anyone interested in freelancing or consulting. Good sales can make or break a business. There are not a lot of “online tools” for learning to sell web design and search engine marketing, but there are a lot of fantastic articles and discussions on the subject.

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume #30 – Web Traffic Analysis Tools

If you want to inspire confidence, give plenty of statistics. It does not matter that they should be accurate, or even intelligible, as long as there is enough of them. -Lewis Carroll I have listed below my favorite website analytics software packages. I must give …Read More =>

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Cop Out Post – Volume XXIX 1/2 – Caffeine

Editor’s note: I couldn’t hunt Mr. Ploppy down this weekend, as I was moving houses. Thanks to those who were kind enough to help with the move. Now back to shuffling crap around. Critical tool – Caffeine My favorite forms: Mountain Dew Coffee Energy Gel …Read More =>

SEO Makes You Smart Part III: Search -> Information Storage and Retrieval

Continued from: SEO Makes You Smarter Part I: Abundance Mentality and the “Progressive Effect” -and- SEO Makes You Smart Part II: Searching Better Makes You Smarter We’ve already covered a bit about why being a better searcher makes you smart. If you can’t see the …Read More =>