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13+ Fantastic Tools For Knowing How They’re Doing It

June 8th, 2008

Sometimes, (if not most of the time) you want to know exactly what your competitors are doing and how do they excel in doing it right. Today we wanted to share with you a comprehensive list of more than 13 online tools that can help you figure out why some of your competitors are ranking better than you.

You can use these services to benchmark your site performance versus your competitors, where You can analyze your competitor’s in-links, and assess your goals before starting any campaign.
Statistics include Alexa Taffic Rank, Age of the domains, Yahoo WebRank, Dmoz listings, Feed Count, count of backlinks and number of pages indexed in Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn etc.

Checking out your Competition

1- Feed Compare

A free web application that you can use for comparing FeedBurner feeds. You can use Feed Compare to compare your feeds against up to three other feeds. All you have to do is input the name of your feed, and then the name of your competitors feeds. Visit Tool

2- Blog Juice Calculator

It’s a fun tool that allows you to compare your blog to other’s based on: rss subscribers, Alexa, and Technorati rank and links. Visit Tool

3- SEO for Firefox

SEO for Firefox pulls in many useful marketing data points to make it easy get a more holistic view of the competitive landscape of a market right from the search results. In addition to pulling in useful marketing data this tool also provides links to the data sources so you can dig deeper into the data. Visit Tool

4- KeywordSpy

Help you find which keywors your competitrs are using. Increase your Ad Campaign revenue by finding the most profitable keywords. Visit Tool

5- Domain Stats Tool

This tool helps you get all kind of statistics of your competitor’s domains. The statistics include Alexa Taffic Rank, Age of the domains, Yahoo WebRank, Dmoz listings, count of backlinks and number of pages indexed in Search Engines like Google, Yahoo, Msn etc. Visit Tool

6- Backtags

Backtags allows users to assess, analyze and rank the popularity of any website on leading social bookmarking sites, identify tags used to describe websites, rank websites according to tag/user popularity and compare and rank competitors. Visit Tool

7- WebSiteGrader

Website Grader is a free seo tool that measures the marketing effectiveness of a website. It provides a score that incorporates things like website traffic, SEO, social popularity and other technical factors. The software will provide a competitive analysis for websites of your competitors. Visit Tool

8- SEO Tool – Rank Checker

To use this tool you enter a URL, Keyword, and what search engine you’d like to search and it will automatically check your rankings and report back. You can use it to check the ranking for your competitors and report back to you. Visit Tool

9- Keyword Difficulty

You can use this tool for multiple domain check-ups for Google Page Rank and the Alexa Ranking. Visit Tool

10- Compete

Compete Site Analytics provide free information to analyze the difference in growth of two or more web sites, including site traffic history and competitive analytics; a list of available promotional codes across thousands of online retailers; and site-specific trust scores based on up-to-the-minute data from Compete and third-party security services. Visit Tool

11- Touch Graph

TouchGraph graphic tools reveals the network of connectivity between websites, as reported by Google’s database of related sites. It gives an interesting view of your site and your competitor’s site relationships. Visit Tool

12- Check Your IndexRank

IndexRank is a 0-10 metric (higher is better) that uses an algorithm based on Google’s indexing data to determine the indexing rate of a website. It measures the rate at which your site is being indexed, which also translates into the rate at which it is growing. Visit Tool

13- Xinu Returns

Find out how well your site is doing in popular search engines, social bookmarking and other site statistics. Checks PageRank, Backlinks, Indexed Pages, Rankings and more. Visit Tool

14- SeoDigger

You can use this tool to analyze your competitor keywords and know which can be used to find a given domain in Google or MSN. Visit Tool

Further Online Tools to check
  • Quantcast– An open internet ratings service.
  • Spider Test– Shows the source code of a page, all outbound links, and common words and phrases.
  • Joost Link Analysis– This Firefox extension gives you a bit more information when opening pages, it gathers the PageRank for the linking page, the anchor text used on the link, and checks whether the link is nofollowed or not.
  • Myriad Search– A nice tools that search all 4 major search engines at the same time: Google, yahoo, Ask Jeeves and MSN.

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55 comments for „13+ Fantastic Tools For Knowing How They’re Doing It
  1. Garrett on June 8th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Nice list. Bookmarked. Keep it up guys, I love this site.

  2. Moni on June 8th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Nice list ;)
    When it comes to SEO though, most good tools are not free for the general public, and the ones that are, usually are limited some way or pretty much useless, which is sad really. There are a couple dozen SEO/Design related tools at (tools are listed in the right side menu) that I think are just awesome, fast and very reliable, you should have added the reciprocal link checker to your list imo, not many out there quite as unique. seobook provides some nifty tools too!

  3. Cory on June 8th, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Great list, i wasn’t aware of some of these. Specially the Touchgraph tool.
    Thanks for sharing :)

  4. David on June 8th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    a lot of good tools, thanks!

  5. taylan on June 8th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Great tools. Before I dont visit these sites. Thank you.

  6. P7 on June 8th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    This is a very useful site recommendation. I really like Touchgraph and KWspy sites. Good work!

  7. Spyderco on June 9th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    Is this full list?

  8. Stefan on June 9th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    nice compilation, great job

  9. meh on June 9th, 2008 at 2:12 am

    nice work dude..keep it up

  10. kip on June 9th, 2008 at 2:48 am

    what about

  11. ZZ on June 9th, 2008 at 3:02 am


  12. rexx on June 9th, 2008 at 3:02 am

    crazy list ! cool!

  13. P on June 9th, 2008 at 3:08 am


  14. Rajaie AlKorani on June 9th, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Pretty much summed it all up, great work!

  15. liam on June 9th, 2008 at 4:21 am

    Nice collection, really useful – I’ve been looking for similar tools for a while but only found a few, and none as good as these. Thanks.

  16. Aleksandar on June 9th, 2008 at 5:06 am

    Thanks a lot, good job ;)!

  17. SarkiDinle on June 9th, 2008 at 5:49 am

    Thank You. great work

  18. ffranz on June 9th, 2008 at 8:04 am

    Thanks for collection…

  19. Arnie on June 9th, 2008 at 9:01 am

    I thought I knew of just about every tool out there for SEO but you have at least 4 on here I never heard of. I have bookmarked a couple more good ones thanks to your list. Thank you!

  20. Dexter on June 9th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    Nice compilation.. Bookmarked

  21. Roshan Bhattarai on June 9th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Always providing great links……..thanks guyz……

  22. BadDream on June 9th, 2008 at 11:32 am

    thank you ;)

  23. Tarek Koudsi on June 9th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Nice compilation. I would definitely add “” to this list.

  24. Allround Umzüge on June 9th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Fantastic very nice compendium… best Regards form Germany!

  25. Bill Balderaz on June 10th, 2008 at 5:11 am

    Very sweet. We’re adding this site to our favorites!

  26. Oliver on June 10th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Very good list! Thanks a lot!

  27. Christina on June 10th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Nice list. I’ve bookmarked it. Thanks!

  28. Janko on June 11th, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Wow, what a nice collection of tools!

  29. BadDream on June 11th, 2008 at 11:54 am

    very good list

  30. Paul on June 12th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Gr8 list of web tools. Some more to check out here :

  31. kamal on June 12th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing such nice tools. – Kami

  32. Adtech on June 13th, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Nice list. I’ve bookmarked it.

  33. adelaide web design on June 13th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    That touch graph thing is insane, the web is so hardcore how can you even tell whats going on

  34. tasarhane on June 16th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    this is really nice article..

    thanks & selamlar

  35. Randall Gniadecki on June 17th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I have been approached by a client about tools like this, and some work well and some do not. The method I always use when trying to get info on competition is to first test a new method on my own site, or one of my clients. This way you can be sure that the program is accurate, before depending on the data to make strategic decisions about your online marketing.

  36. Marisa on June 17th, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Thank you for this intensive list, some of these tools would explain a lot on how the system works organically. Good to know that SEO isn’t just about pinging sites and checking PRs. :D

  37. Ragnar on June 21st, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Very nice list!

  38. Erika on June 30th, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Great list, but your item numbers are all out of wack, LOL.

  39. Arul on July 1st, 2008 at 6:51 am

    I have found all the required tools at single place. Nice collection of tools.
    Thank you…

  40. The Floating Frog on July 1st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Awesome list, keep up the great work!

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  42. unique tattoos on July 27th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    very splendid, keep it up!

  43. Jonny Hardwick on August 13th, 2008 at 4:52 am

    Some awesome tools and recommendations mentioned in this post.

    I use a lot of them already but it was very refreshing to see some good quality recommendations on here.

    Keep up the great work!

    – Jonny Hardwick

  44. Alex on August 13th, 2008 at 5:04 am

    This is indeed a very cool list. I haven’t come accross many of these websites before, but I’ll be using the best of them from now on. Coolio.

  45. ?ark? dinle on August 14th, 2008 at 3:01 am

    Nice tools , thanks.

  46. armshaq on August 15th, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks for the sharing. Any other tools?

  47. müzik dinle on August 16th, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Nice tools.. Thanks

  48. i-Mind on August 26th, 2008 at 4:28 am

    whooaa… great tools.. already bookmark this site..

  49. Relax Your Mind on September 7th, 2008 at 7:19 am

    great share.. thanx

  50. Robert on September 11th, 2008 at 7:56 am

    Wow, this is an excellent list of tools. I knew some of them already, but thanks for making this list. Awesome!
    My favorite is the Website Grader.

  51. armshaq on September 15th, 2008 at 5:16 am

    i already use one of it. Thanks..

    bacaan al-quran

  52. IT Freak on September 22nd, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for sharing such useful tools. I’ve bookmarked.

  53. John Lim on September 26th, 2008 at 10:56 am

    A lot of good tools, — Categories: – Backlinks Checker Tool, Competitive Research Tool, Domain Name Age Tools, Expired Domain Sniffe, Keyword Optimizer, Linking Strategy, Rank Checker, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO- eBooks, Traffic Building, Web Analytics Tools (Reviews)

  54. Joey on October 21st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    web site analysis and free seo tool is relevant to this list, the link equity tab is the most unique part of the tools pretty sure it’s a bit more powerful than many of the other tools listed here.

  55. Icon on October 28th, 2008 at 2:12 am

    Great list ! Thanks for sharing these tools.
    Very useful.