Resources

Here's a list of products and services that we at SocialAdr have tried and can honestly recommend to other marketers.

Keyword Research

SECockpit

  • Recommended if you do a lot of keyword research, as it's the pricier option
  • Easily blows away ALL other keyword research tools.
  • Since it's a web service you never have to worry about Google CAPTCHAs or proxies.
  • You can run multiple queries at once.
  • One of the slickest interfaces we've seen for an Internet Marketing tool.
  • To learn more, check out this recorded webinar that SECockpit did for SocialAdr members.

Micro Niche Finder

  • Recommended if you occasionally do keyword research, as it's the cheaper option
  • An easy-to-use and powerful keyword research tool.
  • Save tons of time compared to manually using free tools like Google External Keyword Tool. 
  • Shows useful indicators like “Strength of Competition” (how much SEO your competitors have done) and “Measure of Backlinks” (how many backlinks you would need to get to Page 1 of Google.

Link Building

Link Emperor

  • A 1-stop shop for all your SEO services.
  • They handle your keyword research, analyze your Google Analytics, and integrate with many popular link building services.
  • Link building services include: forum profiles, social bookmarks, web directories, blog comments, linkwheels, article directories, web 2.0 sites, backlink indexing, video directories, and much more.

Link Indexing

BacklinksIndexer

  • In our tests, this service improved indexing rates of social media links by 48% over a 3 week period - that's huge!
  • Super easy to use, just import your URLs.

Hosting

HostGator

  • Affordable shared, VPS, dedicated, and reseller web hosting.
  • Prices start at less than $4/mo.
  • Great customer service and reliable infrastructure.
  • They seem to be affiliate marketer-friendly too.

Rank Tracking

Rank Tracker

  • The most robust search engine ranking tracking software we've tried.
  • Create campaigns for as many pages/keywords as you like.
  • Have your rankings auto-updated while you sleep.
  • Has settings for proxies and auto CAPTCHA-solving.

Backlink Checking

Ahrefs

  • One of the most powerful tools for backlink analysis that we've tried.
  • Great for checking backlinks from social bookmarking sites, over time, and can even print or save nice reports and graphs.
  • Also has other nice features like keyword analysis and site issues.
  • If you do SEO for clients, this is an awesome tool for tracking different campaigns and creating reports to show your clients their progress over time.

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Spin Rewriter

  • Easily rewrite articles or paragraphs of text with a single click.
  • It actually understands the text and only suggests meaningful synonyms.
  • Does paragraph, sentence, phrase, and single-word level spinning.

Outsourcing

oDesk

  • We've been using oDesk to find contractors/employees since 2009.
  • One of the most popular online outsourcing sites.
  • Super easy to post a job, get applicants, filter applicants, interview via email/Skype, and hire.
  • You can even view screenshots of your employees work log to make sure they've stayed on task.