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The Most Basic SEO Web Services Every Webmaster Should Check Out

Here is a list of the most basic web services for webmasters. I have only listed the must-see tools and services and excluded everything else.

Search Engine Services

1. Google Webmaster Central: This is Google's resourceful website, where you have all tools to manage your site's ranking in Google. Google Webmaster Tools helps you manage your site and monitor content problems. Also, check out the Google webmaster support forum.

2. Yahoo Site Explorer: Check all index and link statistics of your site. Check the number of pages indexed from your site using the "site:URL" operator and link stats using the "link:URL" operator in Yahoo search to open site explorer.

3. Live Webmaster Tools: Make sure you sign up in order to better monitor your rankings in the MSN Live search. Also, check out the Live Webmaster forum where you need to register any complaints regarding the rankings of your blog.

Web Analytics Tools

In order to monitor the traffic to your blog, check out these analytics services and implement one of them in your blog.

1. Google Analytics: This is the most popular traffic analysis program out there.

2. Sitemeter: A very popular free traffic stats application.

3. Statcounter: A highly comprehensive free traffic stats service.

Search Engine Blogs

1. Google Webmaster Blog: This is the place where Google publishes any news and tips for webmasters.

2. Yahoo Search Blog: Yahoo's counterpart.

3. Live Webmaster Blog

Other Tools

1. Get the structure and design of your sitemaps right. Here is more information on sitemap submission.

2. W3C Validator: Check if your website's code is compatible with the W3C norms here. Though this is not a terribly important SEO consideration, it helps greatly.

3. The Open Directory: DMOZ (The Open Directory Project or ODP) is the most important and exhaustive web directory. Getting listed can be vital for your business, but it is an extremely difficult process. See my DMoz guidelines. There are other major directories, some of which are free.

4. SEO Analysis Tool: Here is the SEO analysis tool provided by SEOCentro. It gives you the details as to your site's Meta tags, size, load time, and more.


There are myriad advanced tools and services out there that will help you get higher rankings and more efficient search engine optimization. But these tools listed here are vitally important for you to start. Let us know if we missed anything.


  1. great links, i knew about most of these, but a couple are new to me, like you're SEO analysis tool and the webmaster blogs.

  2. Thanks for the comment. Yes, these are the most basic ones. Without these, no one even needs think about SEO.


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