Live Keyword Analysis

Measurement Tools

Various free Internet tools to measure aspects of website visibility and usability

  • At the time of writing, all the tools listed here were either free, or free with a paid, advanced option.
  • The numbers run from 01 to 29 (Usability Tools) and 30 to 84 (Visibility Tools).
  • The last letter of the tool number shows its level of complexity. Simpler tools are easier to use, but provide less information. “S” indicates a simple tool which normally runs in one screen only. “M” indicates medium complexity, while “C” identifies complex tools. Complex tools may require more interaction and prior knowledge from the user, but provide more detailed results.
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Website

Usability

Tools

Algorithms

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Website

Visibility

Tools

Keyword

Research

Tools

01M
The Readability Test Tool

Get an indication of the reading level required by a human visitor when facing the text on a webpage.

 
30S
Google Trends

A summary of various Trend Categories – what Google users have been searching for most.

40M
BuzzStream

A program which generates ideas of where to start building links to a website.

80S
Keyword Tool

A program which uses your supplied keyword(s) to generate a list of expanded key-phrases related to yours. Ideal to use when writing content for a landing page, or when setting up a PPC campaign.

02C
Loop

A program which allows you to set up user testing on a website.

31S
Major Google Updates

a detailed discussion of Google’s Animal Farm – the big algorithm updates.

41M
Who Links 2 Me

A program which indicates, amongst others, the number of in-links(backlinks) to a domain.

81S
WordStream Keyword Tool

A program which uses your supplied keyword(s) to generate a list of expanded key-phrases related to yours. It warns you when your keyword is too common, with too many results. Ideal to use when writing content for a landing page, or when setting up a PPC campaign.

 
03M
Mouseflow

A program which tracks mouse clicks, mouse movement and scroll behaviour.

32S
Mozcast

A “weather forecast” showing the density of Google algorithm updates as a temperature.

42S
BuzzStream

A program which extracts hyperlink coding from a supplied webpage.

82S
SEOBook Keyword Tool

A program which uses your supplied keyword(s) to generate a list of expanded key-phrases related to yours. It requires registration, but no payment. Ideal to use when writing content for a landing page, or when setting up a PPC campaign.

04M
Google Analytics Help

A program which enables you to set up Content Experiments based on Google Analytics

33S
Google Algorithm Change History

A detailed, regularly updated list of Google algorithm changes.

43S
SEO Book

A program which generates Yahoo! and Google search queries.

83S
KeywordFinder Keyword Tool

A program which uses your supplied keyword(s) to generate a list of expanded key-phrases related to yours. It also provides relevant websites and a lot of other useful information. Ideal to use when writing content for a landing page, or when setting up a PPC campaign.

05S
Word to Clean HTML

Word to HTML converter – solving the problem of copying Word doc content and pasting it into HTML files.

 
 
44S
BuzzStream

A program which extracts meta-tag text from a supplied webpage.

84S
KeywordFinder Keyword Tool

A program which uses your supplied keyword(s) to generate a list of expanded key-phrases related to yours. It also provides relevant websites and a lot of other useful information. Ideal to use when writing content for a landing page, or when setting up a PPC campaign.

06S
Copyscape

A program which compares the content of a supplied webpage to other webpages on the Web.

 
 
45S
Internet Marketing Ninjas

A program which generates meta-tags for a given webpage.

 
 
07S
Webconfs

A program which compares the content of two supplied webpages to each other.

 
 
46S
Remove’em

A program which evaluates anchor text and warns against over-optimization.

 
 
08S
Live Keyword Analysis

A program which measures keyword density, based on supplied text and sample keywords/key-phrases.

 
 
47S
Google Developers

A program which measures the download time for a webpage.

 
 
09M
Best Free Spinner

A program which rewrites articles as content for webpages.

DO NOT USE the output of this software as webpage content, or in any other way which will present it as original content!

 
 
48M
GTmetrix

A program which measures the download time for a webpage.

 
 
10S
SCIgen – An Automatic CS Paper Generator

A program which generates random computer science-based content and presents it as an original computer science conference paper.

DO NOT USE the output of this software as webpage content, or in any other way which will present it as original content!

 
 
49M
Internet Marketing Ninjas

A program which measures website visibility by comparing what it finds on the supplied page to your key phrases.

 
 
11M
SEO Content Machine

A program which generates randomized content articles as content for webpages – needs to be downloaded and installed and results fine-tuned. This program requires sign-up. Provide a temporary e-mail address to prevent spam.

DO NOT USE the output of this software as webpage content, or in any other way which will present it as original content!

 
 
50C
SEO Site Checkup

A program which measures website visibility by supplying feedback on various aspects of the webpage (resource intensive).

 
 
12S
Free Article Spinner

A program which rewrites articles as content for webpages.

DO NOT USE the output of this software as webpage content, or in any other way which will present it as original content!

 
 
51M
SEO Book

A program which measures website visibility by providing the code plus other feedback of the webpage.

 
 
13S
Spinbot

A program which rewrites articles as content for webpages.

DO NOT USE the output of this software as webpage content, or in any other way which will present it as original content!

 
 
52M
WooRank

A program which measures website visibility by measuring and allocating percentages to many aspects of the webpage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
53C
SEO Workers

A program which measures website visibility with much feedback, suggestions and videos to watch for each element.

 
 
 
 
 
 
54M
Lipperhey

A program which measures website visibility with a list of technical issues regarding your domain.

 
 
 
 
 
 
55M
SEOptimer

A program which measures website visibility with a list of elements to improve on the webpage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
56M
Web Gnomes

A program which measures website visibility through a report mailed to your address, with recommendations for every aspect.

 
 
 
 
 
 
57C
Pingdom

A program which measures website visibility through a display of coloured graphs to indicate status.

 
 
 
 
 
 
58S
WebPage Test

A program which measures website visibility, using waterfall graphs to indicate results.

 
 
 
 
 
 
59S
Website Grader

A program which measures website visibility through a report mailed to you, with recommendations for many aspects of the website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
60M
URI Valet (Login required)

A program which evaluates: Meta-tags/objects/text-to-HTML ratio/download speed/image details/internal-external links, etc.

 
 
 
 
 
 
61S
Internet Marketing Ninjas

A program which identifies the domain owner and provides other relevant detail.

 
 
 
 
 
 
62S
Who is Lookup

A program which identifies the domain owner and provides other detail.

 
 
 
 
 
 
63S
Varvy

A program which checks various SEO related factors of a webpage.

 
 
 
 
 
 
64S
Internet Marketing Ninjas

A program which calculates keyword density of text content for single and multiple-word phrases.

 
 
 
 
 
 
65C
ScreamingFrog

Provides a host of SEO services, including creating XML sitemaps

 
 
 
 
 
 
66M
Page Weight

Provides a detailed analysis of images on a website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
67S
Nibbler

Provides some very useful SEO information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
68S
SEO Detective

Provides some very useful SEO information.

 
 
 
 
 
 
69S
WEBPAGETEST

Some useful page loading timings and waterfall graphs are given.

 
 
 
 
 
 
70S
Cookie Checker

This tool does a free check on your website’s GDPR compliance re cookies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
71S
Browser Cookie Setting Checker

This Tool simply states what the current setting on your browser is in terms of allowing cookies or not.

 
 

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