Blog Archives for the Tools category

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XV – Graphics and Design Tools

When you’re starting up a business, it’s nice to pinch pennies. For those interested in web design or development there are a multitude of free tools out there to use. Here’s a handful of free graphics editing programs, stock photography sites, and my favorite HTML […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XIV – Open Source Small Business Tools

SEO and web design had always had a very low barrier to entry for folks interested in the field. The best option is not to go to college and become a well-rounded person (as well as spend a bunch of money), but rather to learn […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XIII – Community Building Tools

I am constantly discussing with folks the benefits of creating a dialogue in their industry’s online community. The SEO community is generally a great example that I use for relaying this message. There is an overabundance of communities for webmasters, consultants, affiliate marketers, and just […]

A Blueprint for OpenRank – Text Link Valuation Litmus Test

I received an e-mail from Christoph Cemper this morning asking about my thoughts on the disappearance of PageRank. He also sent me a link to his excellent post about PageRank, Trustrank, Webrank – Where is the OpenRank? Considering it for a few moments, I thought […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XII – Pay-per-click Tools

Pay-per-click is a fantastic way to drive and test traffic. A good PPC campaign is great for those who truly understand marketing. Do something. Test. If it works. Do more of it. If it doesn’t – do less. Easy right? It boggles my mind when […]

Link Harvester Hosted

Aaron has created a great open source tool called Link Harvester (recently updated). This is a great tool for many reasons, and you can even grab the source code for the tool and run it on your own webhost. You must have XML DOM installed, […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XI – RSS Tools

Firstly, I have to apologize for last week. I’m not really a blackhat SEO, just got caught in a weak moment of curiousity. This week, I’m takin’ a look at RSS – which has several great uses from general information dissemination to web development and […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume X – Ploppy Goes Blackhat – Blackhat Tools

Notes by Admin: I tried to stop him, but Mr. Ploppy got hold of a bottle of absinthe over the weekend and it’s been all bad mojo since then. He insisted on releasing this post despite asking him not to. He claims that he is […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume IX – Url Rewriting Tools

Understanding of how the web works from a technical standpoint is a great asset to SEO. This is where worlds normally collide. There are those that know marketing and business, and there are those that know programming, technology, engineering and the like. Bridging the gap […]

Mr. Ploppy Ponders Relevancy and New Tools

There were two EXCELLENT resources released in the world of SEO this past week. Aaron Walls “Link Harvester” tool, and Barry’s Search relevancy challenge. I’ve decided to rant on both and why I think these are both big strides for the search community. Firstly, the […]