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Search Engine Optimization Bible, Second Edition by Jerri L. Ledford

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Appendix C. SEO Software, Tools, and Resources

IN THIS APPENDIX

  • 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 send 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, which can be used to either improve your SEO in some way or submit your site when you're ready.

Some of the tools included in these pages are free, and the fees for the others 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 exhaustive, of course. Many other services and applications are available, and you are encouraged to check them out.

Major Search Engines and Directories

There aren't tons of major search engines any more. Since all of the consolidation in the industry, there are only a handful of ...

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