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Free Keyword Suggestion Tool From Wordtracker

Neal Grosskopf
12/13/2007 12:00:00 AM
Wordtracker is software that helps your website with search engine optimization. It tells you what words people are searching for and how high they rank in search results. It also assists you with determining what words you should use on your own website to rank high. The link above is a free version of that without all the bells and whistles.
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URL:http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com

Google AdWords: Keyword Tool

Neal Grosskopf
4/23/2008 12:00:00 AM
A tool from Google that will analyze your website and recommended keywords that you could use to improve your website's SEO. It's also fun to try out on other people's websites.
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URL:https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Web Marketing SEO Tools Score

Neal Grosskopf
6/12/2008 12:00:00 AM
Website Grader - Free SEO and Web Marketing Tool from HubSpot. Get your free website report on Website Grader, with custom search engine optimization (SEO) and marketing advice for your website.
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URL:http://www.websitegrader.com/

How To Create A 301 Redirect For Domains Or Home Page Variances

Neal Grosskopf
10/14/2008 7:59:49 PM

I've seen countless websites that use strange in-site links when linking back to their index pages. I've also seen problems when somebody else posts a link back to your website on a social networking website that is different than how you usually link. This can hurt your search engine optimization (SEO) on your website because the web crawlers will consider each variation a distinct webpage. Here are a few variations of the home page of NealGrosskopf.com.

Home Page Possibilities

  1. http://www.nealgrosskopf.com/
  2. http://www.nealgrosskopf.com/default.asp
  3. http://nealgrosskopf.com/
  4. http://nealgrosskopf.com/default.asp

It's important to standardize a way for linking to index pages within folders on your website. It's also good to relay this onto co-worker who may also be working on the same website as yourself. Although web workers try their best to be consistent with their inner-site linking, it's impossible to maintain in a multi-user environment. Because of this I created a way to do 301 redirects for home pages.

Setup: Variables

'301 Redirect - URL Must Contain www.domain.com CorrectDomain = "www.domain.com" DefaultPage = "/index.asp" QueryStrings = request.ServerVariables("QUERY_STRING") URL = request.ServerVariables("URL")

While there is of course a shorter way to do this, I decided to create variables for this article since I feel they are easier to understand.

301 Domain Check

if instr(request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME"),CorrectDomain) = 0 then end if

First we need an IF statement to check the domain name against our CorrectDomain variable. If the current domain does not contain the domain we want it to, we enter the IF statement.

Query Strings

if QueryStrings <> "" then QueryStrings = "?" & QueryStrings end if

Next we check if there are any query strings and if so, add the question mark to the beginning.

Default/Home/Index Page

if instr(URL,DefaultPage) then URL = replace(URL,DefaultPage,"/") end if

Then we check the path to the page and remove default,index or home.asp from the string to get a clean trailing forward slash.

301 Redirect

response.Status = "301 Moved Permanently" response.AddHeader "Location","http://" & CorrectDomain & URL & QueryStrings response.End

Finally we do the actual 301 redirect in classic ASP using all the variables we built.

Putting It All Together

'301 Redirect - URL Must Contain www.domain.com CorrectDomain = "www.domain.com" DefaultPage = "/index.asp" QueryStrings = request.ServerVariables("QUERY_STRING") URL = request.ServerVariables("URL") if instr(request.ServerVariables("SERVER_NAME"),CorrectDomain) = 0 then if QueryStrings <> "" then QueryStrings = "?" & QueryStrings end if if instr(URL,DefaultPage) then URL = replace(URL,DefaultPage,"/") end if response.Status = "301 Moved Permanently" response.AddHeader "Location","http://" & CorrectDomain & URL & QueryStrings response.End end if
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Google Alerts - Monitor Search Results

Neal Grosskopf
10/30/2008 1:09:15 PM
I'm not completely sure what this is yet but in theory it looks useful.
Group:Web
URL:http://www.google.com/alerts

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