Seo Tools You Can Use Today

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This session is a quick moving brain dump of how to use the most advanced powerful tools to help you with SEO. Expect to learn how you can walk out and use several SEO tools to grow revenues today.Wil Reynolds, Associate, SEER Interactive (Twitter @wilreynolds)

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My Favorite SEO Tools 2009 editionWil Reynolds, Associate, SEER Interactive

Tools for SEONew tools& Oldies but goodies revisited

Twitter: @wilreynolds (one l)

Lesson Learned from a Hangover

It all started with a hangover

Client use of dog breeds by gender to jumpstart print campaign testing

One of the most overlooked metrics SEOs should start evaluating TODAY

Bounce Rates & SEOHow do you know when your rankings stop driving increases in leads / sales for your business?

my rankings are the same but my business from search is down?

Bounce Rate Impact on SEO Case Study +Impact Analysis

Bounce Rates - Case StudyWe evaluate bounce rates daily for each keyword (daily=catch problems quick)

Caught a page 1 keyword with a sometimes 80% bounce rate for a client

Homepage ranked for product search instead of product page

Bounce Rates - Options1 Target a new page (risk = losing ranking)or2 Dynamically change products on homepage based on high bouncing keywords (risk = over aggressiveness)Showed first 3 products to match this high bouncing word groupresult

Bounce Rates - ResultsRanking is still on page 1Bounce rate for this product was cut by over 20%Sales for his product increased 2x%

And we didnt improve their ranking

Bounce Rates Your takeaways1 If you are analyzing SEO by where you rank you would never have caught this issue - analyze SEO by more than just rankings to maximize SEO efforts2 Trend out your bounce rates for top keyword buckets & trend conversion metrics too - impact of rank and bounce rates on conversions3 Take action!4 HINT: Scale this with GA API or your analytics providers API

MSN Commercial Intent

MSN Commercial IntentWhy you should care:Affiliates need to know research vs. commercial queriesMarketers need to know what kind of message to put in front of someone

MSN Commercial Intent

MSN Commercial Intent

MSN Commercial Intent

MSN Commercial IntentThe plural is much more likely to be commercial according to our snowboards vs. snowboard test.

This is true for some of our e-commerce clients

MSN Commercial IntentLook for queries highly skewed to one or the other (commercial vs non) look for high degrees of confidenceTest against your own data set on keywords that are currently ranking well before taking this tool at face valueIf accurate place more value in the tool

Affiliates need to be taking advantage of hot keywords

Hot KeywordsMAJOR competitive advantageBig companies move slowTheir inability to act for mid / long tail / hot keywords = opportunity for you

Rising Searches Google Insights

Hot KeywordsProduct getting hot? How do you rank for it?Tip: Move it up one level in the hierarchy possibly link from homepage in a hot product section.

Hot Keywords

Hot Keywords

Takeaway from

Top 200 products are always at most 2 clicks from the homepage

Hot KeywordsBy the time your big competitors get wind of a trend, and get approval, youll be on to the next opportunity.


Suit = Slow = Opportunity for you!=

Competing with Large BrandsGoogles algorithm seems to be favoring large brands more and more, youve got to find ways to compete, this is one of the ways.

Hot Keywords

LinkbuildingLinkbuilding is about exposure to stimuliYou cant have all the ideasYou need a SparkPut yourself in a position to have great ideas

Linkbuilding is about exposure

My linkbuilding sparks

My linkbuilding Trends

My linkbuilding sparksGoogle Trends

How do you measure up?

Graphical representation of where you are weak SEOMOZ labs

How do you measure up?

Graphical representation of where you are weak SEOMOZ labs

How do you measure up?

How do you measure up?

Rising Keywords in your backyard

How do you find keywords / sites that are significantly creeping up in traffic over the last 7 days?

Enhanced Google Analytics

Enhanced Google Analytics

Enhanced Google Analytics

Enhanced Google AnalyticsRising keywords that start driving traffic will sometimes be dwarfed by higher traffic terms depending on the report length = no visibility in GA.

Google Analytics for GreasemonkeyThis tool will help youFind rising keywords Find rising referral sitesUnderstand the correlation between ranking movement and traffic movement

How to use tools for SEO

Linkbuilding Tools

HubfinderThis tool will help youFind which competitors / sites in the top 10 are linked from the same sourcesFind someone linking to 3 of your competitors and not you whos also ranking well for your target keyword

HubfinderPaid Version:

URLs for

Opportunity Found w/ Hubfinder

Opportunity Found w/ HubfinderHow does have a wikipedia link?

(Hint, I think wikipedia links help)

Hubfinder vs. Linkdomain searchSearch for sites linking to several competitors but not you (Yahoo only):Voip phone

Hubfinder vs. Linkdomain searchHubfinder is showing sites that are ranking for your target keyword.Linkdomain search doesnt have that added quality check, so expect to use a tool like SEO Quake or SEO Toolbar for firefox to export your linkdomain searches into excel.

Hubfinder vs. Linkdomain search

Linkbuilding is Delicious

Linkbuilding Delicious & Twitter

Who was at my session in Vegas?

It is the KEY to quality linkbuilding, vids are on still.

Keyword Battles?

Keyword Battles?

Fighting Internally on what keywords to use?

Seed Keywords

Seed Keywords

Structuring a KW testWarning, be very very non-descript in your test. Dont ask someone what word theyd type in to find an ink cartridge

Keyword Battles?Try something likeWhat would you type in after your printer tells you its out of ink?-or-What would you type in to find a computer you could take with you when traveling

New things to keep an eye out for

How do retailers get chosen?

New things to keep an eye out forHow will these tests impact CTRs on Commerce Queries in natural SERPS?

Compete.comAgain, verify against your own data before making changes to your strategyAsk your friends to do the same.These tools can be WAY off sometimes

Lazy Bloggers Keyword Research

Bring your keyword research tool right into your blog platform

Why Cant We Be Friends?