Appendix C. SEO Software, Tools, and Resources


  • Major search engines and directories

  • Secondary search engines

  • Meta search engines

  • Keyword tools

  • Content resources

  • RSS feeds and applications

  • Search engine marketing resources and articles

  • Registration services and programs

  • Link resources and software

  • Pay-per-click

When you begin working with your SEO strategies, you'll find you need all kinds of resources. Most of those will be available on the Web, but it might take some searching to find them.

Rather than sending you off to use a search engine, this appendix provides the URLs for dozens of tools that will help you optimize for search engines. You'll find everything from search engines and directories to keyword tools, and other resources, all of which can either be used to improve your SEO in some way or to submit your site when you're ready.

Some of the tools included in these pages are free, and the fees for others will vary dramatically from very low (under $.05 per click) to very high (over $10,000 for the application). Obviously all of the tools won't be for you. But if you're looking for something specific, these links should at least give you a place to start looking.

This listing of resources is by no means all-encompassing. There are many other services and applications available to you, but because of space, we can't include all of them in this book.

Major Search Engines and Directories

There aren't tons of major search engines any more. Since all of the consolidation in ...

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