Here are sites that have general information on search engine optimization (SEO) and search engines. They offer news, information, and search engine optimization tips.

Web Design Directory is an industry leading web design and development directory. We bring together the best designers and their customers.
Web Design Directory
Search Engine Watch
Marketing Terms – This dictionary will help you understand all of the search engine terms you come across.
Search Engine Relationship Chart – This chart shows you which search engines are connected to each other so you know what search engines to submit your site to and optimize for.
Search Engines – Tips on search engine optimization and promotion.
Google SEO Guidelines – Google’s brief information on search engine optimization.
SEO Beginners Guide – Rand Fishkin writes a detailed guide on search engine optimization for beginners. It is a long read, but well worth it.
Search Engine Guide
SEO Chat
Search Engine Colossus – This is a directory of all of the search engines in the world. If you are looking to target other countries, it is important to get familiar with the search engines in that country.
Thread Watch


Here is a list of tools that will be useful if you are looking to do search engine optimization. Some of the tools give you insight on search terms and others give you an idea of how well optimized your site is. These tools are great for research or for improving the optimization of your website.

SEO ToolSet
GoogSpy – If you are interested in finding out what search terms your competition is ranked for or is adverting on, then this site will be a great tool for you.
SEOMOZ’s Tools
Wordtracker – This is a keyword research tool that tells you the popularity of certain keywords across the major search engines. It also gives you suggestions on other related terms that are high and low in traffic.
Search Term Suggestion – This tool comes directly from Yahoo and it gives you an idea on how popular search terms are. This gives you good input on what terms you want your site to be optimized for. Be careful because the total number does not mean that a high ranking for that keyword will get you that amount of traffic.
Meta Tag Analyzer
Google Toolbar – If you want to find out your site’s Google PageRank you will need to install this toolbar. It will show you your PageRank, but be careful because it is not frequently updated.
Marketleap Link Popularity Checker – This link popularity checker will show how many sites link to you for each search engine. It can also show you the number of sites that link to your competitors. They also have a neat feature that shows the growth or decline in your link popularity over time.
Digital Point SEO Tools
SEO Chat Tools/
We Build Pages SEO Tools


You may want to pay attention to blogs if you are looking to keep up with daily search engine news, information, and the latest search engine optimization tips. Blogs provide a constant update of news and information about the latest ideas. This space is constantly changing, so it’s important to stay current with what is going on.

Search Engine Blog
Search Engine Roundtable – This is one of the more unique blogs out there. There are search engine conferences that go on every couple months and they write about each session. It’s like being at the conference and listening to the speakers.
Search Engine Watch Blog
SEO Book
Matt Cutts – This is the blog by one of Google’s engineers. He is their most popular engineer and writes about Google, search engine optimization, and gadgets.
Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Lowdown
John Battelle’s Search Blog
Google – Blog News Channel
SEO by the Sea
Cameron Olthuis
Google Blogoscoped – Covers the ins and outs of Google. Sometimes they have information about Google before it is released to the general public. There are also interviews with Google employees.

Search Engine Forums

Forums are a great resource if you need help, input, or are just looking for information on search engine optimization. You post your questions and can expect a response from other people with their thoughts. This is great for finding information and getting help.

Search Engine Forum
High Rankings Forum
I Help You Forum
Webmaster World – Unlike most of the search engine forums, this is a paid forum and you have to pay yearly fees to be part of it. There are thousands of members and they discuss search engine optimization, news, tips, and general Internet-related topics.
Search Guild
SEO Chat Forum
Digital Point Forum
Cre8asite Forum
Search Engine Watch Forum

And even more…

Free Search Engine Ranking & Keyword Tracker / Keyword Ranking Tool / SEO Rank : Search Engine Position Analysis Report
Digital Point Solutions’ Tools
goRank – Free Professional SEO Tools – Keyword Rank Tracker, Keyword Density Analyzer, Link Popularity Checker, and more
Google AdWords: Keyword Tool
ABAKUS Keyword Analyser
Abacus – Keyword Assistant – Search Engine Keyword Tool
Save hours of manual work by creating, arranging, manipulating and formatting keywords for Google Adwords campaigns or for web pages instantly!
Create your Google Sitemap Online – XML Sitemaps Generator
Free Online Google Sitemap Generator
Google XML Sitemap Validator – XML Sitemaps Generator
Google XML Sitemap Validator – Free Online Google Sitemap Generator
Domain Tools: Whois Lookup and Domain Suggestions
Domain name search tool; allows wildcard search of current and deleted/expired whois domains.
Boxer Software – The Permutator – Product Information
The Permutator is a powerful software tool that can help with with your Search Engine Marketing and Pay-Per-Click keyword ad campaigns at Google Adwords, Overture, MSN adCenter and others. By manipulating your input keyword lists, The Permutator can generate hundreds–or even thousands–of keyword phrases in just minutes.
SEO article rewriter
Sitemap Writer Pro – professional xml sitemap generator
Sitemap Writer Pro professioanl xml sitemap generator and editor, submit to Google, Yahoo, Ask and MSN
Similar Page Checker – Duplicate content checker
AddThis – Social Bookmark & Feed Button Builder
Create a FeedSweep widget with the Advanced Editor
A Hosted Application for republishing and displaying feeds on your web site or blog
SEO Tools – Search Engine Optimization Tools
Keyword Analysis Tool | Keyword Density Analyser : iCrossing UK
iCrossing’s free Keyword Density Analyser allows you to see how well your pages are optimised. Start using our SEO Toolkit now.
Yahoo! Web Analytics
Yahoo! Web Analytics is an enterprise site analysis tool that lets you see real-time user behavior on your website with powerful and flexible tools and dashboards.
Errorlytics – custom 404 pages
Alexa the Web Information Company
Alexa – The Web Information Company. Services: Alexa Web Information Service – information about the Web available via Web Services; Alexa Toolbar – get information about each site you visit; Alexa Search Engine – built on the Alexa crawl; Alexa Site Info Pages – detailed information about Web sites, like traffic details, contact info, related links and more.
Search Engine Friendly Redirect Checker
Keyword Forecast: Keyword Research: adCenter Labs
This tool forecasts the impression count and predicts demographic distributions of keywords. Enter keywords separated by semi-colons and click the submit button.
Google Insights for Search
SEOmoz | Keyword Difficulty Tool – find out the competitiveness of keywords

SEO Visual Position Ltd – An SEO company based in Liverpool who I work for.

WebPosition – Welcome to the Official Site
WebPosition is the industry’s #1 solution for search engine optimization, helping to optimize for relevancy and visibility with search engines to improve your search positions.
OptiLink / OptiLinks Software
OptiLink Software is a link analysis program that reveals how top ranked pages achieved their search engine rankings.
PageRank Lookup – SEO Tools – Search Engine Optimization, Google Optimization
The PageRank lookup tool by SEO Chat streamlines the process of checking pagerank for your sites. Enter a list of URLs and it will return the PageRank value for each one.
Helicon Tech – IIS modules and ISAPI filters for URL rewriting and search engine optimization
Link Appeal :: Webmaster Toolkit
FutureNow Site Map
Advanced Link Manager – link popularity checker, website link popularity software tool
Advanced Link Manager – link popularity checker, website link popularity software tool
Free Keyword Phrase List Generator
KwMap synonym builder
W3C Feed Validation Service, for Atom and RSS
RankPulse: Keeping the Pulse of Search Engine Rankings
RankPulse: Keeping the pulse of Google Rankings
Keyword Questions – Keyword Research Tool
Keyword Questions keyword research tool from Wordtracker – the leading keyword research tool

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