Use of tools

Does anyone use specific programs to boost their SEO? I have started using them and they are a real time saver, but I just don’t know what is best. Some provide good analysis, which surely isn’t black hat, and some help to submit to sites, which possibly could be seen as black hat, although I wouldn’t really agree when it comes to directories, I imagine Google would devalue these efforts.

Does anyone have specific recommendations? I just found SEnuke which seems very expensive, anyone ever tried it? It looks ok but obviously the proof is in the pudding and I’m not looking to gamble on those costs!

Manual SEO Implementation is Good, Any Type of Programs treats as Black hat , It Works for a Short time but likely to be spamming.

While getting white hat SEO Services, you should ensure that:
You should ensure that:

* your pages are indexed;
* your pages are well structured (with headers and subheaders etc.);
* you use descriptive page titles and other page text;
* and that you build many keyword rich inbound links.

Essentially, any automated tool that promotes off-page SEO is likely to be spamming and is therefore of no use whatsoever. You may benefit from on-page improvements and analysis, but you have to ask … do you need the tools (especially if you have to pay for them), or could you achieve similar results without them?

I would say that I don’t need the tools, so that is fine, although it may pick up on stuff you miss, so obviously it’s a cost/benefit decision.

With regards to automated tools, I’d say that submitting to lots of directories is beneficial - or at least has been so far, and submitting to loads of article directories whilst not necessarily a goldmine in terms of inbound links, would potentially still provide some traffic.

SEnuke also claims that it can “spin” your articles, which is a very useful tool.

With regards to article publishing, would you suggest publishing articles in a variety of places without textual changes, or with textual changes, or just in one place per article? It would seem a very long winded process if I’m to write a new article for each article website and so on and so forth. I was also worried about duplicate content via this method, spinning seems to solve that issue (at least somewhat).

I use a few Google Chrome Extensions and that’s about it really - if you go to the Chrome web store and search for “SEO” you’ll find some good tools there.

It’s about as useful as contracting e-coli…

Spinning articles results in:

[list][]ugly, unreadable text that no-one will wade through - this doesn’t reflect well on you as the author
[
]diluted listings as there are now multiple copies of the same article floating around
[]potential benefits to other sites if you post the spun articles elsewhere
[
]potential for your own site to be delisted if Google decides that it isn’t the original source of the page.[/list]

It is much better to keep one single authoritative, hand-crafted version of your article on your own site then to spread it around, especially if you’re using computerised spinners.

Ok so if I don’t use “spinning” but I rewrite the articles by hand (I’m guessing that is not spinning?), then it will take ages to write say 100 versions of the article. Say I do it this way, which isn’t a huge problem but I feel might end up being just as unreadable due to the mundanity of the task, then I submit it across the web. Surely that would be useful?

I know you have said it would dilute my offering but I am trying to generate traffic for a very specific product which has very little in terms of USP compared to the rest of the industry, and I am against some big players with large budgets (PPC and other advertising). The way I see it, diluted or not, it might actually generate some traffic, even if I get some duplicate content it might still be worth it. Of course this might mean no extra SEO, but traffic is the end objective in either case.

What do you mean by benefits to other sites?

Do you think it might be better to not publish the article on my site if I experiment with this method?

How do you suggest I build links to an article if I decide to only keep it on my site?

Spinning is spinning, whether it’s done by the author, by automated software or by someone in Bangalore charging 10 cents per article. If you’ve put the effort in when you wrote the article the first time round, it’s unlikely that any attempts to change it – other than in the most superficial ways – will reduce the quality of the writing.

I know you have said it would dilute my offering but I am trying to generate traffic for a very specific product which has very little in terms of USP compared to the rest of the industry, and I am against some big players with large budgets (PPC and other advertising). The way I see it, diluted or not, it might actually generate some traffic, even if I get some duplicate content it might still be worth it. Of course this might mean no extra SEO, but traffic is the end objective in either case.

Generating extra direct traffic is marketing, not SEO. Both are valuable strategies, but they work in different ways. You need to be sure you know what it is you’re trying to do before embarking on a campaign – are you trying to attract direct traffic (ie marketing and advertising), or are you trying to improve your search rank position (ie SEO)?

What do you mean by benefits to other sites?

If you post your article on someone else’s site and people go there to read it, they are the ones getting the clickthrough, the advertising revenue, and potentially loyal readers as well. Your site might as well not exist if you’re posting articles on other sites. What you might be better off doing is a short press release/teaser article, that can be posted on other sites with a big “Read the full article on my site” link at the end, to get all the traffic through to your site.