8 Free Tools to Help Your Site’s SEO

By: Brian Horn on: January 21st, 2010 18 Comments

A little something different for my weekly internet marketing post this week.  I decided to share a few of the free tools I use on a weekly or even daily basis.

Check them out and bookmark the ones that can help you the most.

SEO for Firefox – See important competitive research and search engine marketing data directly inside Google and Yahoo search results.

Rank Checker – Easily and automatically track your rankings (and rank changes) on Google.com, international versions of Google, Yahoo! Search, and the Microsoft Windows Live search engine. Free extension for the Firefox browser.

Link Search Tool -Keyword based link search tool

Google’s Keyword Tool – Google’s official Adwords keyword research tool

SEO Book Keyword Suggestion Tool – SEO book’s keyword suggestion tool.

Google Trends – allows the user to compare the volume of searches between two or more terms over a period of time.

SEO Browser – A great tool for viewing websites from the perspective of search engine crawlers.

David Naylor’s Keyword Density Tool – An excellent tool for analyzing many important crawl related metrics


Brian Horn, of HornDog Search Marketing, is recognized by many as the "Glazer-Kennedy Secret Weapon", because of his role in helping not only Dan Kennedy and Bill Glazer with search engine optimization and social media, but also many of the top Information Marketers in the world. Brian shares SEO tips for small businesses over at at his blog, BeOnPage1Blog.com.

18 Responses

  1. Of the eight tools you mention, SEO Browser and David Naylor’s Keyword Density Tool are new to me… going to check it out!

    Thank you for the list!

  2. Brian Horn says:

    Good to see you on here again Rabbi!

    Thanks for the participation. :)

  3. Lucie Drolet says:

    very helpful thank you! I may not belong here 100% but my employer is an avid subscriber and follower, reading these posts do help me understand what he ‘s thinking :) thanks for helping me stay one step ahead!

  4. If you asked a contractor if you could borrow his tools, he’d say “NO WAY!”

    Thanks for showing the true GKIC spirit, Brian.

    I’ve never been around such a caring, sharing group.

  5. Rob Anspach says:

    yes, thanks for the tools…and no I’m returning them…at least not yet!

  6. Brian Horn says:

    You bet guys… Enjoy! :)

  7. Thanks for these great tools, Brian. I’m bookmarking this post so I can find and use them in the future.

  8. Lyn Wooten says:

    Hi Dan;

    Great piece today. It is a little deviation from the norm,
    but in my book it breaks the monotony of the usual blog post.
    I can use some of these myself.
    See Ya’ Tomorrow,

  9. Charles says:

    great tips as always Brain,
    a really good source of tools

    thanks much

  10. Jeff Nelson says:

    Thanks for the reference to http://www.seo-browser.com.

  11. Brian Horn says:

    You bet Jeff! Thanks for dropping by and reading the post. :)

  12. Colleen Chapman says:

    Awesome Brian, thanks so much for sharing your tools and knowledge!

  13. John Danbury says:

    thanks for the tools and some more great tips, didn’t know about the seo-browser and it is great!

  14. Donna Kopf says:

    Thanks for the links!

    This is exactly what I have been looking for! My website was free from my trade association, the kind where you plug in pictures and content and do very little HTML editing. I had no idea how to get my site on top of the search engines, but I think after today I will get it all sorted out!

    Thanks again!!

  15. I’ve been using most of these tools for awhile. SEO browser is a new one to me though. Thanks, Brian.

  16. Matthew Detrick says:

    thank you for sharing these tools.

    if you are open to investing a few bucks in a paid tool, check out web ceo.

    super powerful seo tool.

    the professional version gives you the ability to white label reports for clients and they can log in to see results instead of you having to track when each client wants the report sent.

    keep on rockin socks GKIC!

  17. WOW just what I was searching for. Came here by searching for small business marketing blog

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