Maintaining good traffic flow from top positioning in the search engines requires ongoing search engine optimisation, and there are plenty of seo tools available to help, here are some of our favourites.
Rank Tracking Tools
Seo Rank Reporter, no longer available, used to be a WordPress plugin that monitors your rankings within the admin area. Wincher Rank Tracker now available, in testing.
Rank Checker Firefox Plugin, a free open source plugin for checking your website rankings.
Rank Watch, subscription based online ranking.
Colibri, tells you where your visitors are and provides tips on gaining more traffic.
Link Assistant Rank Tracker, subscription based desktop ranking software.
SEM Rush, seo positioning and ranking tool.
Authority Labs, search engine ranking data and keyword insights.
Google Trends, shows hot searches and a free keyword research tool that helps research variations of a keyword or phrase.
Bing Webmaster Tools, includes a page traffic report, top performing keywords report, seo recommendations and page analyser, back links report and keyword research. More details about this tool in an article at SearchEngineWatch.com.
SEO ToolSet, free version includes a keyword popularity check, a page analyzer, ranking report and back link report.
Screaming Frog, seo tool.
HitWise, benchmark your online marketing efforts against key competitors and optimize search marketing programs.
SEO Tool Reviews
Selection of best SEO tools in 2012 reviewed here.
Essential SEO Tools from SearchEngineWatch.com.
Social Media Marketing Tools
Tools designed to help you stay ahead on social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Flickr, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest etc.
Buffer App, social media management, schedule content, collaborate with team members, and analyze rich statistics.
Empire Avenue, a stock market simulation social networking game.
Sprout Social, engagement, publishing, analytics, monitoring, CRM, collaboration and helpdesk features.
Social Ears, social listening plugin to help you find important conversations.
Spotkal, marketing automation for WordPress and Twitter.
Pending review are Tweepi, Scoopit, Avenue.io, Triberr, Circle Count.
ManageFlitter, free Twitter tool allows you to easily unfollow & follow users with filtered search. Premium version enables larger volumes, analytics, engagement and dashboard.
TweepsMap maps followers by country, state or city.
Retortal, social media dashboard and social content writing service.
Hootsuite, a social media management system for publishing, listening and managing social media channels. Free for personal use.
Socialdraft, is a social media automation app that simplifies everything. It’s a Hootsuite alternative with plenty of features.
Online Advertising Tools
WordStream, PPC PayPerClick software, they claim that WordStream users get 60% more leads from online advertising than AdWords users alone. Free grading tools.
SumoMe, offer a selection of apps such as content analytics, list building and sharing, as well as Discover for more traffic, whereby other SumoMe sites promote your content on their sites, and you promote new content for your visitors on your site.
Social Media Image Tools
Web Capture, takes a screen of your website.