|Webmaster Tools that make the life of a webmaster easier.|
Webmaster tools are web sites or programs that assist you as a web designer to do you work either easier or better.
Many of them help you to
Prepare your site for Search Engines
In order to be indexed and listed your site must have good content.
Your page must contain your keywords in strategic positions. See Site promotion.
You should list your keywords in a keyword Meta tag in the head section.
To be effective keywords should appear on the page 3 to 8 times.
Try to use alternative words to your main keywords
If you want to get American viewers, use some American spelling, e.g. Color in place of Colour
Keyword Density Analyzer
This tool requires that your
Use the tool on all your pages.
More Keyword tools
Are you Listed
A Tool that checks if your site is listed on the top search engines: RapidSeek, Excite, HotBot, Looksmart, MSN Internet Locator, Google, Altavista, Overture, NorthernLight, Lycos, Yahoo.
If you are listed you can visit the search engine via the provided link and see the results list.
Find broken links on web sites Xenu's Link Sleuth
W3C free linkchecker service at http://validator.w3.org/checklink
Search Engine Position Analyzer
Check to see if your site is in the first 50. Scroll down the results page to obtain the code for this Checker.
This section contains links to downloadable or online webmaster tools that makes many webmaster tasks much easier.
Counters and Statistics
Check to see what your Web site host provides in the way of counters and statistics.
Page Rank - Free
A very useful tool is the Google toolbar. This tool ranks your site with a number between low ranking 1 to high ranking 10 if the site is indexed on Google. Check your site's rank agaist you competitors. You need the advanced features for the ranking, read the small print about privacy. The advanced features do track your movements.
Download from http://toolbar.google.com/
Traffic Rank - Free
This tool from Alexa ranks your site in a range from top site 1 to bottom site in the millions.
The Alexa toolbar is similar to the google one, but is appearrs to be invading ones privacy more that the Google toolbar. A search on a search engine will find the download page if you require it. Definatly read the small print. The above Traffic Rank tool provides site information that the tool bar does but is not as readily available.
Search Engine Rankings
Search Engine Rankings - Instant, online reports of web site rankings in 7 top search engines, including Google, Yahoo (Web), AOL Search, MSN, AllTheWeb (FAST), AltaVista, Teoma, and the top 3 web directories; Yahoo Directory, Open Directory, and LookSmart - FREE!
Note how your additional searches are displayed in the results window. You can then printout the results of several searches.
Web site Optimisation
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