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The Top 15 Free SEO Tools

We are building out a more comprehensive list of SEO and social media tools that you might be interested in. Please check out the additions we've made to it so far and feel free to recommend any we may have missed within the contact form. We'll review your suggestions and add them if we feel they are a quality SEO or social media tool.

Best Free SEO Tools

We have used, reviewed, and analyzed many of the free seo tools online and have put together a short list of the top 15 free seo tools online.

1. Ranking Checker by SEOmoz.com

SEOMoz Ranking Checker

This nice SEO tool allows you to check your rankings for up to 5 keywords per day for FREE and it keeps an archive for you. All you need is to sign up for a free SEOmoz account. The coolest part is that you are able to download your archived rankings as CSV. When you install the "browser button" it automatically copies the URL of the page that you are visiting into the tool for a fast ranking check. Since this free tool can handle up to 5 keywords daily, you'll be able to check approximately 150 keywords monthly.

2. MultiRank Checker by iWebtool.com

MultiRank Checker

Let's say that you are interested in checking the Google Page Rank and the Alexa Ranking for one of your clients and also to do the same for 9 of their competitors. You have two options: 1) Go it the manual way and gather the information one by one or 2) just dump the 10 domain names into the MultiRank Checker and copy/paste the results table. I personally like this tool because it checks in bulk and saves a bit of time.

3. Fiddler Web Debugging Tool by Fiddlertool.com

Fiddler

Let's say that you don't like the Charles debugging tool because you have to pay a whole $50 for it. Don't panic, Fiddler does basically the same and yes, it is for free. Currently it's available only for Windows and it needs the .NET framework that you can download from their web site as well. The main benefits of this tool is the capacity to analyze all the background communication that goes on between the browser and the servers. I know what you are thinking about: Why not just use firefox and install Tamper Data? Well yes, that is a possibility. But if you are looking for a tool that won't freeze your browser (seems to be a common occurence with Tamper Data) then Fiddler can become handy. Professional SEOs absolutely need a web debugging tool like this in their toolbox.

4. SEO Analyzer by Sitening.com

SEO Analyzer

The SEO Analyzer is a great tool to start off optimization efforts. It is a report that gives a detailed list of SEO components that might require a closer assessment with a web site. The coolest part is that this tool keeps a copy of your previous reports and you can download them as PDF with a click of a button. This tool is definitely not intended to substitute a complete SEO site analysis though. The interface is very user friendly and it also gives you a score that you can use to quickly assess how much work a site might need.

5. Strongest Subpages Tool by WeBuildPages.com

Strongest SubPage

This tool gives you an organized list of the strongest pages on any web site. This is important because by looking at the results you can easily determine what pages are carrying the most amount of inbound links. This tool is especially useful for webmasters looking at competitor's strongest pages and, at least for us, running this tool on a competitor always spawns some creative ideas for building link campaigns via content additions.

6. Backlink Checker by WeBuildPages.com

Backlink Checker

Every SEO needs a backlink checker tool. This free tool is an excellent free backlink checking tool. It'll come in useful if you need a place to start with your linking campaigns. You can also analyze competitor backlinks as well as your own using the Neat-O tool.

7. Firefox with the Web Developer Extension by Chris Pederick

Web Developer Extension

Firefox in itself is the most flexible browser out there. But when you pair it with the Web Developer extension Firefox becomes a useful SEO tool. With it you can easily remove the cascading styles (inline, external or both), you can take a fast glance at all the external links in a page, or you can remove all the javascript components at once just to name a few of its features. The nicest part of the extension is that you can add your own SEO tools to the menu (online or desktop).

8. SEO for Firefox by SEOBook.com

SEO for Firefox

There is no other tool out there that could give you the amount of information that this tool does right from either the visited page or the search engine. Perfect for a quicky competitive overview. This tool will give you PageRank, cache date, domain age, backlinks in Yahoo, number of .edu links, the number of cached pages, and many other stats for any given page with a simple right click. The most amazing feature is that you can export your information directly from the SERPs to CSV.

9. Google Analytics / Google Webmaster Console by Google.com

Google Analytics

Google Webmasters

Based on Urchin, Google Analytics is a top analytics tool made available to everybody for free by Google. This analytics tool can give you detailed reports about traffic behavior, content visitation, funnel information and much, much more. On the other hand, the Webmaster Console tool now gives you a good view of what Google "sees" for your site including: crawling rate, crawling speed, backlinks, highest PageRank of your site and more.

This two tools together constitute the fundaments of free search engine marketing but beware because by using either ou are giving Google access to all of your site data.

10. Keyword Selector Tool by Overture.com

Overture

This tool is one of the first keyword tools that was available to webmasters. It's still very useful and is still free. Lots of newer keyword tools build over the last few years are based on the Keyword Selector tool. If you use it in conjunction with Google's keyword tool then you could get really crazy. ;-)

11. XENU's Link Sleuth by Tilman Hausherr

Xenu

XENU is one of those tools that you download for free and keep a copy just in case the owner decides to start charging for it. This tool is basically a spider. And the benefits of having a spider in your SEO toolbox is priceless. Using this tool you can determine if a site has endless loops, broken links, redirect detections and much more. As its name indicates, Xenu is like having a detective look at your site - a free detective that is.

12. Xinu BETA by Miguel Camps Orteza

Xinu

Yeah the name is similar to XENU but these are two totally different tools. This excellent SEO tool will give you detailed stats about any site including rankings, syndication, social bookmarkings, validation, indexation and backlinks from several major search engines: ALL IN ONE PAGE! Also the best part is that it is open source, so not only you can use the tool, you can download it an install it in your own server.

13. Keyword Density & Prominence Tool by Ranks.nl

Keyword Density

This tool allows you to crawl a particular page and analyze the density of keywords not only in the content of the page but also in the tags.

14. Visual PageRank by iWebTool.com

Visual PageRank

If you are a graphic person, then checking page rank in your site is probably as boring as watcing Home Shopping Network on a saturday night. Well now you can check your page rank visually with sweet tool. This tool gives let's you see your web page and overlays that page rank for each one of your links.

15. GeoTargeting Detection Tool by SEOmoz.com

Geo Targeting

This tool helps you determine if you have optimized a site for country-specific search engines. SEO can be valuable for many industries if applying local or geographic optimization. Nice tool!

Did we leave any other free SEO tools out of the list? Let us know of any additional ones below.

148 Comments

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Halfdeck (not verified)

September 15th, 2007

I hate tooting my own horn, but check out PageRankBot, recently mentioned by seobook, Dan Thies, Andy Beard, and Search Engine Land. Its a free tool used to optimize internal link structure to manage supplemental results.

Does it make the cut? You decide.

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

PageRankBot looks really cool!

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Alan Haley (not verified)

May 26th, 2008

Check out this new tool. Google Position Finder takes your keyword and URL (or part of url) and tells you where your site ranks for that keyword: mtsolutionsweb.com/google-position-find.php

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David Hopkins (not verified)

September 16th, 2007

Another shameless plug: I recently created a rank checker like the SEOMoz one - the difference being that there is no limit to your searches.

Good list. The ones from WeBuildPages are pretty good. Halfdeck, your tool also looks useful.

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Mike Levin of HitTail (not verified)

September 17th, 2007

Please Google on the HitTail application to see if it may be worthy of the top 15 list. I don't know what should be displaced, but certainly a tool that lets you grab a top position every time on topics relevant to your site where qualified visitors really are searching should be considered. Thanks.

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Brian Gilley

September 17th, 2007

David,
I tried to look for the tool on your site to check it out but didn't see it. Could you point me in the right direction?

Thanks!

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Brian Gilley

September 17th, 2007

Hi Halfdeck and Mike Levin.
Those are two good tools as well worth noting. I'll likely do a larger page of tools to follow up this one because there are so many new ones built within the past 6-9 months worth a mention.

Halfdeck, that is a great tool. I have a few clients that need some serious work in internal link structure. I'll definitely check that out more this week and use it on their site to see what improvement it can provide. Thx!

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SEO Guru (not verified)

September 17th, 2007

Are there any other keyword tools besides Overture and Google Adwords? This seems like a fairly important part of the process, and the 2 current offerings leave much to be desired.

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Brian Gilley

September 17th, 2007

Hi SEO Guru. Thanks for stopping by. Sure, there are a bunch of keyword tools that give you lots of options and data. Danny Sullivan pointed out a good resource list of just keyword tools in a comment to our tools list on Sphinn a couple of days ago. Here's his list of keyword tools:

Keyword Suggestion Tools

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Tom Pick (not verified)

September 17th, 2007

The SEOmoz rank checker is elegant, but the five keywords per day limit is a serious drawback in my book. I prefer to use either this checker from Mike's Marketing Tools: Mike's marketing Tools (Though I've had some problems with the accuracy of Yahoo results on that one) or this checker from SEO Chat : Entering the Captcha text for every search gets a bit old, but the tool is free and seems to be fairly reliable.

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Ed (not verified)

September 17th, 2007

Wordtracker still rules if used correctly. Mike Mindel, Co-Founder and CTO, has again revealed himself as a quiet genius with a production curve for their algorithm improving in leaps.
I wouldn't doubt a hi-5 from MAtt C, for what this guy puts out free! The paid, and the new Gtrends helped 10,000 newbies leave the cocoon in full flight.

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smojo (not verified)

September 17th, 2007

Thanks for posting this great list. Currently trying out a few of the sites.

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

hey... that is a great list. i was going to write a backlink checker for personal use... great to see that I dont have to!

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webdrops (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Hey Brian thx for this excellent list... how about adding a list of some backlink and meta tags generating tools...

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Hi, can you explane more clearly about the tool bar. And get more for us. Thanks

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Diplom Kaufmann Knut Hinrichs - Siegert (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Hey, a very good list you supplyed there. I wish me souch a cool list for my pcboardstyle xp engine to have an overview whats going on.

Yours

Knut

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Doug Heil (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Huh? You listed about 3 tools that are actually useful to anyone.

Density?
Rank checkers?
Analyzers?

You must be kidding me.

How about your brains? Why do you need these tools anyway? LOL

Funny stuff people. The ONLY tools needed is your brain. The zenu thing. Google stats or any stats or your logs.

ALL the rest is a waste of time for you and your clients. Period.

I often wonder when the industry will actually gets a brain.

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Amy Lee (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Brian - Great article! I would like to add another useful SEO tool. We put together a collection of popular SEO tools all on one screen, so you could type a single URL and instantly get readings on traffic, related keywords, keyword density, pagerank, PPC etc. It's at Software Projects - simply type the domain you would like to explore at the top.

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Dead Sea beauty (not verified)

June 12th, 2008

Hi Amy
I tried your tool, but it does not seem to work. the analyze button does not respond

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Bruno Arruda (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Hey Doug Heil,

If you don?t like the list, simply colse the breowser. What is the meaning of wasting your time doing dumb comments? You are not using your brains as you said.

Congratulation Brian, nice list! thanks for that

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Tony Spencer (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

OMG that tard has struck again. Whats up with Doug? Jesus Christ I've never seen such a bitter individual. Your brain cannot aggregate data on the level that some of these tools provide. Your brain can't possibly click enough URL's, parse 1GB of content, and make sense of it in a few minutes.

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Brian Gilley

September 18th, 2007

Hi Doug, Thanks for stopping by but I'll have to agree with Tony and Bruno here. There is no way that one's "brain" can comprehend, parse, and display data on any level even remotely close to what these SEO tools can do.

It seems like you're bitter towards this industry for some reason, but we just tried to list some tools that some people might find useful, especially for people that don't have computer brains - which it seems like you must have. So congratulations on that! ;-)

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Kent Schnepp (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Thanks Brian!

I have not heard of a few of these. Always useful to see what tools others are using.

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Scott Fish (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

Thanks for this great list! It's always great to see this kind of *stuff* organized like this.

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David Hopkins (not verified)

September 18th, 2007

I'm under the impression you found them in the end. Please excuse my stagnant illogical web site :P If not, they can be found at: SEM Labs I had a bit of trouble with the IP being blocked by Google, but it has been OK the last few times I used it.

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MidasEffect (not verified)

September 19th, 2007

That's a truly awesome list of sites. Most I'd heard of but a few are new. Thanks for the info!

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Adsensor (not verified)

September 19th, 2007

Thank you for sharing this very usefull list. I also like Digg Page Rank . Very handy tool!

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gokhans (not verified)

September 19th, 2007

Thanks.Perfect.

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Andrea Ciolini (not verified)

September 19th, 2007

Hi Brian,

Greetings from Italy. Thank you for the list, I thought some of the websites also mentioned in comments were very interesting.
Now it's time to choose the ones to adopt to optimize my newborn site.

Thanks,

Andrea

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Brian Gilley

September 19th, 2007

To the last few posts (Kent, Scott, David, MidasEffect, Adsensor, gohans, and Andrea) - thanks a lot for stopping by and for taking the time to comment on the SEO tools list. We really appreciate it!

Since we have a backlog of tools and resources that are mostly free, we'll start posting them. I think that putting aggregated information together like this SEO tools list is excellent for those who don't want the high cost of some proprietary SEO analysis tools. Hopefully this list will help those wanting to improve their site(s) structure, backlinks, keywords, etc.

Thanks again!
Brian

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tewoos (not verified)

September 19th, 2007

thanks for the great stuff...

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clark wang (not verified)

September 20th, 2007

good to know,thank you so much

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Doug DePrenger (not verified)

September 21st, 2007

Thanks for sharing this with everyone.

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Lewis - HCOMS Web design (not verified)

September 24th, 2007

Some nice tools that I've not heard of before there, thanks. A new tool that provides a lot of very handy information is: Website Grader it's extremely useful but according to the site it won't stay free for long :(

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Web Design (not verified)

September 25th, 2007

Thanks for sharing this great collection of tools, I usually use seolog and webuildpages tools, others are great too.

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mark rushworth (not verified)

September 27th, 2007

I use IBP/Arelis at the moment but wondered if you've considered adding in webceo, theres a free version thats pretty comprehensive and does a lot of the mundane SEO stuff!

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Brian Gilley

September 27th, 2007

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the recommendation. Perhaps we'll do a larger, extended list with some other tools such as the free version of WebCEO. 15 SEO tools is really just the tip of the iceberg.

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Elvis McNeely (not verified)

September 28th, 2007

Some of your bigger clients may want to know how much their site is worth. Anyone who is in the business of selling websites knows, that in the end it is worth what someone will pay for it. Outside of that though, this little tool gives some indication of your site's value: DNS Scoop . It may not always be accurate on some of the stats spat out, but, the algo it uses must be darn close. Sometime back, I checked to see how much the website shopping.com was worth, and that tool gave a value of $600mil. Interestingly enough, eBay bought shopping.com for somewhere around $620mil. Have fun using this tool!

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Justin (not verified)

October 1st, 2007

Great list, I hadn't heard of a couple of those before. I just released a free tool some of you may find useful. It helps you find old sites that have been abandoned that you can try to buy for very little. It uses your dmoz category to get a list of sites for your niche and then it finds which of those sites haven't been updated in a long time (abandoned). Finding old sites to buy

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Acopic - Web Designers (not verified)

October 1st, 2007

Thanks for that list. Some of these tools I've never heard of (but they look great never the less). Obviously Google analytics and Overture keyword tool are the more famous ones but I think I'll be giving a few of the others a try.

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Limitless (not verified)

October 2nd, 2007

Those are really good resources thanks for sharing! It is always good to know.

Limitless ?

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Mathew @ MB Web Design (not verified)

October 4th, 2007

digpagerank.com is a great tool, though perhaps now obsolete seeing as Google haven't updated PR for ages!

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Mathew @ MB Web Design (not verified)

October 4th, 2007

Someone already mentioned digpagerank.com, sorry for the duplicate info.

Interesting that some firms made this list multiple times - proof positive that a great way to promote yourself is to provide useful tools for free

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Jan the designer (not verified)

October 21st, 2007

Actually I am using only 2 things from the list, but my SEO is nicely effective anyway. These 2 things are Google Analytics and Google Sitemaps.

I really don't see any advantage of using other tools.

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Helix100 (not verified)

October 22nd, 2007

These are nice, but here is more: Aaron Walls SEO Tools . Cheers! Alex

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JasonM

October 24th, 2007

Thanks for posting this. I used several paid SEO tools but this is much better since I can opt for the free versions and save a few bucks.

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SEOTracker (not verified)

October 29th, 2007

A tool that I use on all my sites is SEO Trail . I think it is worth a mention. "SEO Trail is a search engine tracking tool and a social networking tracking roll-up that monitors how well a site is performing across various indexing and ranking platforms."

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Darren O (not verified)

October 29th, 2007

Thanks for this. I already use the Google tools but did not know about iwebtool or ranks.nl. Now I use them several times per week since finding them through your post. Thanks again Darren

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Ben Sykes (not verified)

November 5th, 2007

I am a professional SEO consultant for UK companies. One of the best tools for working out hiw your SEO work is progressing is Web Site CEO . Not only is it free (you can pay ?100 pa for updates which I do (only software I think I have ever bought))but it is an accurate all round resource for page links, rankings and keywords.

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SEO Company WebOlution (not verified)

November 23rd, 2007

this tool that you suggesting us is not the best its rocks... ;-)

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oyun (not verified)

November 10th, 2007

Thanks for posting this. I used several paid SEO tools but this is much better since I can opt for the free versions and save a few bucks

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Rajesh (not verified)

December 3rd, 2007

Hi As everyone know how important article submission is, I am using Artemis Pro. A fantastic tool which submits articles to thousands of publishers and they all go clean without fail. You should checkout this nice tool artemispro.com, on top it`s not expensive at all. I wanted to be cheeky and ask for my money back guarantee..but I honestly think its worth my bucks. Rajesh

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Brian Gilley

December 5th, 2007

Hi Rajesh, Thanks for visiting. I think article submission has its place in SEO, albeit we don't use article submissions or article repositories necessarily as an "SEO tool," which is more the jist of this post.

SEOtracker, I'll take a look at the SEO Trail tool you posted. It looks like a mashup of several other free web based tools, but I'm a big fan of aggregating many tools into one location for easy use/reporting.

Jan the designer, I thank you for your opinion. I really think all of the other tools and deciding to use any of them really depends on the webmaster/SEO using them. The competitive landscape and other things like keyword research or robot spidering might also determine their use within any site owner's SEO toolbox.

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Simon Smith (not verified)

December 5th, 2007

You've got to love free software! I do have to admit that I do actually use Nemeas to promote my website, but i'll certanly be using some of these freeware tools! They're fantastic!

Thank you for bringing them to my attention!

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Amit (not verified)

December 12th, 2007

Hi there!!

Actually i am a new seo webmaster and need to know about the varios tools and i got many of them through your article.

Thanks a lot..

i will love to hear from you on my blog as well...

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web design (not verified)

December 23rd, 2007

hi all, thanks for the info, i use the tools from iwebtools alot but they do fail at times

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James (not verified)

January 6th, 2008

It seems that not all of the tools listed are still free...

eg: Strongest subpages tool

quote:
"No Longer Available to the Public. Only available if you purchase the Training Videos"

Still it was a good thread and some interesting info here :)

James.

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Rif Chia (not verified)

January 9th, 2008

DoFollow Searcher Tool that allows user to search through millions of blogs for Do Follow attributes that allows links on comment to be counted as a backlink and followed by spiders. Dofollow Tool

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GiorgosK (not verified)

January 14th, 2008

has been down for some time now, anyone knows the fate of that project/service ?
I heard that its only offered to the paid yahoo customers nowadays...

Great Tools, thanks for sharing Brian.

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webtechnepal (not verified)

January 16th, 2008

Thank you so much for the top 10 SEO tools, yeah I know very few of above stated sites, now I got to know other sites too that I missed before. Thank you once again.

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banner man (not verified)

January 21st, 2008

Check this out: smartpagerank.com and domainpagerank.com. I know a lot more better seo tools.

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Greg (not verified)

January 25th, 2008

Great listing. Found some new tricks to add to my bag. The SEOMox Tools and SEO for Firefox have been staples in my arsenal for quite some time now. Thanks again!

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Pixy (not verified)

January 28th, 2008

Very nice list indeed. I use Google Analytics a lot but I also use another great tool that isn't mentioned - DomJax. It is a free domain name register with a lot of cool SEO tools in it.

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Strollers Chloe (not verified)

February 3rd, 2008

Theres alot of really good quality links there, but what about the black hat side of things ?

Maybe there should be a section entitled 'the darker side of SEO' - enter at your own risk ;)

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dizi izle (not verified)

February 16th, 2008

good tools :D nice greets all !.

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bedava oyunlar (not verified)

February 18th, 2008

Theres alot of really good quality links there, but what about the black hat side of things ?

Maybe there should be a section entitled 'the darker side of SEO' - enter at your own risk ;) .......

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Sklepy (not verified)

February 19th, 2008

Brilliant article. And a good example at the same time.

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oyun (not verified)

February 20th, 2008

Hi all, thanks for the info, i use the tools from iwebtools alot but they do fail at times.

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EX (not verified)

February 22nd, 2008

Great list, thanks a lot!

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oyunlar (not verified)

March 3rd, 2008

Thanks for posting this. I used several paid SEO tools but this is much better since I can opt for the free versions and save a few bucks.

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James - Creare (not verified)

March 6th, 2008

Brian, great post, I hadn't even heard of some of these sites! One of my favorite SEO analysis websites is Website Grader. This site gives you a good general overview of your SEO and also gives you a mark out of 100.

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net gazetesi (not verified)

March 8th, 2008

Maybe there should be a section entitled 'the darker side of SEO' - enter at your own risk ;)

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?eviri (not verified)

March 13th, 2008

nice document, thanks for seo tips.

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Hatch Media (not verified)

April 8th, 2008

Excellent list, some that i haven't come across but are great tools..

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Alain Saffel (not verified)

April 9th, 2008

I recently installed the SEO Quake toolbar and have found it to be good for giving a quick snapshot of what's happening on a site. I will definitely have a look at the tools mentioned here. I have already checked some of them out. :)

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Web Design Northern Beaches (not verified)

April 10th, 2008

I currently use Google Analytics but had no idea about all these other fantastic tools available for free, thanks for sharing ;)

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Webmasterkit.info (not verified)

April 11th, 2008

Some great tools on this list. You might want to use a link checker, the xinu link is broken. Seems the site is gone.

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Web Design Usability Blog (not verified)

April 12th, 2008

Great advice, even from the comments. There's some great tools and tips on this page.

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Fay Webber (not verified)

April 15th, 2008

thanks for your post; can you explane more clearly about the tool bar. And get more for us. Thanks

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vas (not verified)

April 15th, 2008

http://img.domaintools.com/blog/playhouse-ear...

i am wondering to know about this tool, the name is marphed

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oyunlar (not verified)

April 19th, 2008

seo ananalyzer good system I will try Thank you for your site

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Consultant SEO Services (not verified)

April 22nd, 2008

It's very good collection of FREE SEO Tools.

Very much helpful to SEO Webmasters.

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?ocuk oyunlar? (not verified)

April 23rd, 2008

Thanks for posting this. I used several paid SEO tools but this is much better

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k?z oyunlar? (not verified)

April 25th, 2008

Great advice, even from the comments. There's some great tools and tips on this page.

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Robbie (not verified)

April 30th, 2008

Great topic, thanks for the tips and the hard work you obviously put in.

For some reason Overture's Keyword Tool was removed a while ago.
I for one miss the simplicity of typing in a keyword and getting those nice, juicy results on which to base a little bit of the SEO work I do for my affordable web design clients.

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dizi izle (not verified)

May 3rd, 2008

It's very good collection of FREE SEO Tools.

Very much helpful to SEO Webmasters.

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search Engine Man (not verified)

May 7th, 2008

With all theses great tool floating about any body can become an SEO professional in no time.

Probably the best tool of them all is Joost de Valks Yahoo site explorer plugin. Ill let you guys research that yourself.

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Jamie Optimization (not verified)

May 8th, 2008

This is a great list of free SEO tools, i'm currently going through them and there is really good stuff, i only really knew about google analytics and had know idea there are all these other great tools out there.

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brian (not verified)

May 11th, 2008

http://seopen.com/seopen-tools/pagerank.php is what I mostly used..when toolbar got hanged. :D Iwebtools are another brilliant stuff. Anycase I stumble them all. Thanks

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maxsearch (not verified)

May 18th, 2008

Thanks great set tools ....

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oyun (not verified)

May 26th, 2008

good stuff, i only really knew about google analytics and had know idea there are all these other great tools out there.

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seo tools (not verified)

May 27th, 2008

Seems to me most of the power is in the desktop based SEO tools since they use the processing power of your own PC instead of sharing resources with every other user who happened to be on the server. A great collection nonetheless.

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dizi izle (not verified)

May 28th, 2008

Hey Brian thx for this excellent list... how about adding a list of some backlink and meta tags generating tools...

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Oyun (not verified)

May 28th, 2008

A tool that I use on all my sites is SEO Trail . I think it is worth a mention. SEO Trail is a search engine tracking tool and a social networking tracking roll-up that monitors how well a site is performing across various indexing and ranking platforms....

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video izle (not verified)

June 1st, 2008

That's a truly awesome list of sites. Most I'd heard of but a few are new. Thanks for the info!

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Jefferson (not verified)

June 4th, 2008

This post has been quite enlightening to say the least.
I think there should be a strong move by the industry to bypass the Big Daddy - namely Google Analytics.
I am impressed by Google and its philosophy of user 'centrisim '.....but, the issue is what is the guarantee that Google will maintain its outward-looking user-centric philosophy and work style. What if the current top policy makers are replaced and we get ... gosh! I am too afraid to spell out! It would be too late then, Google will already be all-prevailing and all-prevading by then.
Thoughts on this will be interesting.
Jefferson

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ToyEast (not verified)

June 6th, 2008

Thanks for posting this. some that i haven't come across but are great tools..

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ChiCityJoe (not verified)

June 15th, 2008

There's a site that I use called SEOGroup.com to track my Google SERP positions. You can submit up to 3 keywords per report and once it's there, it'll be displayed in a graph. The site link is http://seogroup.com/evaluation/ ... Its definitly free to use and once it generate the report for you, there's some helpful hints as well too. Hope this help anyone out there who's looking for a free seo tool to use.

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Web Development (not verified)

June 15th, 2008

i have herd of a few of them like Google analytics & SE for Firefox but im glad i came across this post.

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Yossarian SEO (not verified)

June 18th, 2008

Yeah the SEOMOZ rank checker is excellent. I find it one of the more accurate rank checkers especially for the UK. Most of the tools I use are firefox extensions.

FlagFox for an easy check on the physical location of the physical server
NoScript for security and also I find it is excellent when visiting new sites you can see if they are using any naugthy NoScripts and it also useful to see how usable a site is without the JavaScript on.
SearchStatus for quick PageRank/Alexa/Compete info
SEOpen so I can check backlicks/pages indexed/Whois quite easily
And also WebDeveloper for multiple options

And I wonder why my computer runs slowly sometimes

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Check this out: smartpagerank.com and domainpagerank.com. I know a lot more better seo tools.

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Okey (not verified)

June 22nd, 2008

Thanks for posting this. some that i haven't come across but are great tools..

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Best Web Designs (not verified)

June 26th, 2008

These are really great tools. All webmasters should use them. I was really inneed to some of them. Thanks.

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g?zel oyunlar (not verified)

June 26th, 2008

thanks for posting usefull list

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Dhaarvi (not verified)

June 28th, 2008

Tnx a lot. This site provides and helps to know the top seo links for newbie and webmasters. This site reduce time to get top seo links from search engines.

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Dave Scott (not verified)

June 29th, 2008

Just to say thanks really, I love these even though I'm an amateur at all this SEO stuff !

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ShandE (not verified)

June 29th, 2008

Neither of the WeBuildPages tools are free anymore unfortunately. Has anyone yet mentioned SubmitHelper for submitting and tracking of submissions to search engines and directories? It's not a panacea but it's a good place to start submissions for a new client.

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Thanks for posting this. some that i haven't come across but are great tools..

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search engine Optimisation Sydney (not verified)

July 3rd, 2008

SEO is a a moving target great list of tools . Anything to make our life bit easier is a winner for me

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Mike (trCreative) (not verified)

July 4th, 2008

A great list of tools - thank you for collating them. Some I've seen before, some are new, of which I'll try!

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SEO Chester (not verified)

July 6th, 2008

I provide SEO in Chester, Cheshire UK and have gold account with iwebtools, its well worth the couple dollars a month to use all SEO tools unlimited!
Its a great SEO website and you get 10 SEO friendly directory listings aswell.
SEO Chester.

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Ealtamira (not verified)

July 10th, 2008

Number 8 is my favorite tool

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Demonz Web Design Sydney (not verified)

July 14th, 2008

Another tool which might be considered very useful (although intended for AdWords, not SEO) is the Google AdWords Suggestion Tool

https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordTool...

The reason this is useful is to check for the search volume for a particular keyword in your area. It is also absolutely fantastic for finding popular keyword synonyms and 'long tail keywords' by finding low competition / high search volume keywords. There is a fine art to this and keywords should always be cross-referenced against the SERPs to check the level of organic competition - it's usually a pretty good indicator though.

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oyun (not verified)

July 19th, 2008

SEO is a a moving target great list of tools . Anything to make our life bit easier is a winner for me

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Leicester Web Site Design (not verified)

July 21st, 2008

@ rif chia - thanks or the dofollow tool. It works wonders

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Chris Harold @ CH Web Design (not verified)

July 21st, 2008

Thanks very much! I only new about a few of these tools, I'm sure these will help me rank much baetter than I already am. Thanks again...

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Otel (not verified)

July 22nd, 2008

Number 8 is my favorite tool

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oyun (not verified)

July 26th, 2008

Thanks very much! I only new about a few of these tools, I'm sure these will help me rank much baetter than I already am. Thanks again...

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toner (not verified)

August 3rd, 2008

Thanks very much! I only new about a few of these tools, I'm sure these will help me rank much baetter than I already am. Thanks again

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Baby Cream Daddy (not verified)

August 10th, 2008

I have now been using this list for a couple of months and it's hugely helped my SEO work. I feel that I have gone from an amateur to a semi-pro in a matter of not much time at all. Thanks so much for adding this to your website :)

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kartu? (not verified)

August 11th, 2008

Thanks for posting this. some that i haven't come across but are great tools..

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film izle (not verified)

August 12th, 2008

Thanks very much! I only new about a few of these tools, I'm sure these will help me rank much baetter than I already am. Thanks again...

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kocaeli etkinlikleri (not verified)

August 15th, 2008

Thanks very much! I only new about a few of these tools, I'm sure these will help me rank much baetter than I already am. Thanks again...

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Engine (not verified)

September 2nd, 2008

A great list of tools - thank you for collating them. Some I've seen before, some are new, of which I'll try!

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 4th, 2008

thanks good post

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 11th, 2008

You forgot of course to add ExactFactor, the bese keywords ranking tracker.ExactFactor.com
I'm using it on daily basis.
However, I like the list.

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Anonymous (not verified)

September 14th, 2008

Thanks for the list, i usualy use Google webmaster tools which you have mentioned for checking how google sees my website and i also use Free Seo Tool to give me an indepth report on how i can beat my top 10 competitors.
I would never pay for seo tools as i think there are plenty of free ones available.

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komik (not verified)

September 22nd, 2008

Thanks for sharing this great collection of tools, I usually use seolog and webuildpages tools, others are great too.

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Sam Cabal (not verified)

October 12th, 2008

Thanks for this awesome list. Another great free tool to check out is reviewmyweb.com. It provides a free SEO review for you vs. your competitors in a single report!

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Adam Coburn (not verified)

December 9th, 2008

You guys must have never seen rhinoseo.com. The have a whole suite of tools built around link building and SEM. If you've heard of hubspot, it is just like it... except hubspot charges $250 a month.
Seriously... I've been using Rhino Analytics for almost a month and I'm addicted.
They are also almost done with a mobile version.

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Amelia Vargo (not verified)

February 24th, 2009

Thanks, this is a really useful list that I will regularly come back to!

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Debbie@Intendance (not verified)

February 26th, 2009

Good list, I love SEO for Firefox, it saves loads of time and helps me to prepare for new client meetings. One that I would add to the free list is the Google Website Optimiser. We use it for conversion rate optimisation. Another one that is great, but only free for a trial period, is Trovus Revelations. We have been using it for months and it's far more in-depth than any analytics tool I've seen.

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siki? (not verified)

April 28th, 2009

This looks very good and well made. nice text, Thank you very much.

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diyet listesi (not verified)

July 19th, 2009

To the last few posts (Kent, Scott, David, MidasEffect, Adsensor, gohans, and Andrea) - thanks a lot for stopping by and for taking the time to comment on the SEO tools list. We really appreciate it!

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Digimode (not verified)

July 25th, 2009

Great list. How about seobrowser.com This is pretty interesting and free.

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Matt (not verified)

September 28th, 2009

Articles tools are very needs, though learning how to work more organically with your article poster will go a long way with readers and the bots.

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Anonymous (not verified)

October 31st, 2009

Is there a tool that lets me see my site like google does and points out all the errors i have made?

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Web Design Kent (not verified)

December 11th, 2009

Hi,
Some great free tools here. Pity that Omiture Tool has now disappeared. Good for judging relative search numbers but highky inaccurate.
See my article here: http://www.kent-website-designer.co.uk/blog/category/website-marketing/p...

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Hediye (not verified)

January 4th, 2010

Are there any other keyword tools besides Overture and Google Adwords? This seems like a fairly important part of the process, and the 2 current offerings leave much to be desired

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Pixel Creative (not verified)

October 30th, 2010

For seo purposes these sources are not valid, with these tools (mostly extra free service of companies) you can't effort seo. The secret is not shared as known most developers.. By using these tools you can't exceed %40-50 effort..However thanks daddy :))

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Miami Web Designer (not verified)

November 5th, 2010

Thanks for the listing above, I've been doing some keyword research for my site and I find Google's Keyword research tool although informative, kind of deceiving at the same time. Do you know of any other good (Free) keyword research tool?

Thanks

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Courier Australia (not verified)

November 6th, 2010

FYI Sitening is now raven marketing and only working on 30 day trial just letting you know

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renamer (not verified)

December 10th, 2010

Thanks for the list, i usualy use Google webmaster tools which you have mentioned for checking how google sees my website and i also use Free Seo Tool to give me an indepth report on how i can beat my top 10 competitors.
I would never pay for seo tools as i think there are plenty of free ones available.

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Web Developer (not verified)

January 27th, 2011

I didnt think SEOMoz was free, where can i setup a free account?

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Chicago SEO services (not verified)

February 3rd, 2011

seomoz and fiddler are my favorites out of this group, use them all the time. I'm going to have to check out some of the other tools you listed, they look good. Thanks!

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justme (not verified)

February 20th, 2011

Interesting, just found this page and the tools are still useful in 2011!

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SEO.NeT - SEO Comparison Engine (not verified)

March 5th, 2011

You should maybe renew your list. Seems to be very popular - 146 posts so far. And people are still commenting

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Mohd Rohaizad (not verified)

May 24th, 2011

Overture not available now. Hopefully you can update this post. Thanks for the tips.

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