BACKFree online services to help you monitor website traffic
Published on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Comment(s): 0
You can't build and deploy a website, then expect the traffic to come rolling in. You can have a fantastic product or service, but that doesn't mean people will buy it. Presentation, skill and effort go a long way in the internet world. However with all the work that is involved in building and maintaining a good website, you will be glad to know there are services that can help you track important data such as backlinks, keyword placement in rankings and site ranking. Plus other services that can provide website development advice. This article will only focus on services that are either free, else have free packages available.
SEscout – SERP tracking.
If your are not monitoring your position within major search engines, you are essentially flying blind, else some would say up a creek without a paddle! SEscout can help you monitor your Google Page Rank, Alexa Ranking and placement within search engines for your targeted keywords. I've never seen the backlink counter work, but it pretty nice to know whether a website went up or down for keywords, when running a SEO campaign. It can help you focus on which keywords require more work.
Sescout at the time of writing will allow you to freely track ten domains and ten keywords. So you could follow one domain with ten keywords, else follow ten domains with the ten keywords shared between them or a mixture.
Ahrefs – Backlinks and SERP tool.
Ahrefs is a powerful online service that allows you to monitor your link building campaigns. You can track how many external backlinks you have and assess how effective a backlink campaign is, as it will also chart new and lost backlinks. It also provides other data, so well worth using the free tools available from Ahrefs.
Google Analytics and Webmaster together – Keyword Position and Potential Traffic.
If you are using Google Analytics and Webmaster for your website, you can now link them together. This is incredibly useful, as it will provide you with data such as search engine position and potential search volume for those keywords.
Page Speed Online.
A Google Labs service that will test your website's page speed load times, plus provide useful recommendations for changes. Page speed is an important element to SEO, as well as the visitor experience.
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