Doing SEO without the proper tools can be quite challenging. Thank to a lot of folks that are dedicated to develop the best SEO software, we have plenty of options that help us doing a more effective job.
I have to say that not everything relies on the tools, they just serve us to give us data faster, or in a more detailed way.
6 recommended tools for link building:
- Open Site Explorer
- Yahoo Site Explorer
- Raven SEO Tools
- SEO for Firefox
- Majestic SEO
- Google Webmaster Tools
You can get a fair amount of data using these tools, however, still a lot of analysis will be needed to get the most out of them, and to apply it to any SEO campaign.
These tools (specially Open Site Explorer and Yahoo Site Explorer ) would help you analyze and find the most valuable links of your competition, and will also let you see which local links they’re getting.
Identifying the local links of your competition will help you position your site better in that specific market. For example, if you’re trying to rank a keyword in Google Mexico, you would need to have some links coming from any .mx domain.