The SEO’s Toolbox: Local Rank Tracker


Hello folks and welcome to this (very late!) instalment of The SEO’s Toolbox!

Today I’m joined by Darren Shaw of Whitespark, the company behind today’s featured tool the Local Rank Tracker. This tool is quite new to market so I’m really grateful to Darren for letting us have a sneaky peak under the bonnet. He’s also slipped in a little discount too for anybody who wants to give it a spin…

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Keyword Eye


Today I welcome Matt Redford, the brains behind keyword eye, a keyword tool which has a number of really cool features. Matt approached me some time ago following the mention he got in the previous ubersuggest interview and I was only to happy to get him involved in the series.

Thanks to Matt for taking the time out to answer my questions and sharing more information about Keyword Eye!

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Raven Tools

raven Yo Yo Yo Peeps!

Yep, it’s that time again and according to my calculations *counts fingers to be sure* this is the 7th instalment of “The SEO’s Toolbox” hope you’re all having fun?

Today I’m delighted to be joined by Jeremy from the mighty Raven Tools. It’s probably easier to list all the things you can’t do with Raven the toolset is so comprehensive, everything from SEO and Social to PPC and competitor analysis. I was recently hooked into an email conversation between a few SEO’s regarding the best tools available and Raven was one of the first out of the hat.

Thanks to Jeremy for taking part!

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Ahrefs

ahrefs-logoHello, hello, hello! Welcome to the 6th installment of the SEO’s toolbox series! Today I’m speaking to the CEO of one of the most exciting SEO and link analysis tool around, Dmitry of Ahrefs.

A little over 12 months ago a piece was written about Ahrefs titled, “the best link building tool you’ve never heard of”, fast forward to the hear and now, it’s safe to say most people are well aware of this tool!

Many thanks go to Dmitry for doing this interview, which needed to be translated for our English speaking audience  also to Iana for organising and making this happen. Very much appreciated…

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Followerwonk

wonkWelcome one, welcome all to 5th instalment of “The SEO’s Toolbox”, thanks for sticking with me on these, so far so good!

Today I’m over the moon to be joined by Peter Bray representing Followerwonk, possibly one of the most well known social analytics  tools on the market. I’ve been using Wonk for almost as long as I’ve been using Twitter and I’m always finding new uses for it, with the help of my peers.

As I’m sure most of you are already aware Wonk recently joined forces with SEOmoz making quite the powerful combinational for anybody with a Moz pro membership.

Anyway, enough of me going on, welcome Peter and welcome Followerwonk…

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Screaming Frog

Screaming-Frog-LogoWelcome ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls to another exciting instalment of “The SEO’s Toolbox.”

Today I’m delighted to be joined by Dan Sharp of Screaming Frog, one of the most brilliantly named SEO tools/agencies around. Dan has been super cool and offered to hang around the blog today to answer any questions you guys may have about Screaming Frog not covered in the post.

I’m constantly surprised with the creative uses SEO’s come up with for this tool so I’m definitely looking forward to this one. Huge thanks to Dan for getting involved!

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Übersuggest

ubersuggest_boxWelcome to the 3rd in “The SEO’s Toolbox” series!

Today I’m delighted to be in the company of Alessandro Martin the Italian SEO behind the totally awesome Übersuggest keyword tool. I’m very greatful to Alessandro for giving up his time in order to answer my questions, I know he’s super busy working.

Grazie Mille Alex!

Übersuggest is one of the most popular and useful free keyword tools around (it actually powers the ultimate link building query generator from an earlier post), just a quick look at the site’s backlink profile will bring the scale of this tool’s popularity. Multiple links from industry leading sites like SEOmoz, SEOBook, SE Watch, Marketing Land and ProBlogger make for impressive reading.

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Social Crawlytics

YousafWelcome to the second in the series of the SEO’s toolbox!

Today I’m honoured to be in the company of Yousaf Sekander of Rocket Mill the brains behind the awesome social share monitoring tool “Social Crawlytics”.  Social Crawl (that’s what us cool kids call it) made quite a splash in 2012 and I was fortunate to get in on it very early. It’s an excellent social tool to monitor your own sites but for me it REALLY comes into it’s own when analysing competitors social activity.

Over to you Yousaf…

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The SEO’s Toolbox: Microsite Masters

microsite-masters-rank-trackerWelcome to the first post in what I hope will be a long running series of interviews I’ve been wanting to put together for some time now. I will be speaking to some of the amazing people behind SEO tools we all know and love over the coming months, hopefully bringing some insight into the great tools available to SEOs, and maybe bringing you a few hidden gems along the way?

First up is a rank tracking tool which I’ve been using for a little while now to follow a couple of clients sites and have been really impressed so far. Rank tracking is a hot topic at the moment with the announcement from Raven tools that they are to drop rank tracking and other scraped data in 2013 with others sure to follow. The irony of Google punishing others for scraping data won’t be lost on those of us who’ve been in the industry for more than 10 minutes.

Anyway, over to my first guest, Nick Cuttonaro of Microsite Masters….

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