Gary and Bekka (with Kevin moderating) from Thunder SEO discuss the pros and cons of using Tumblr or Google Plus (G+) for your blog content versus using a self-hosted blog such as WordPress or Typepad. They discuss ease of setup, SEO value and links, engagement and hosting control.
I’ll admit, you can do good SEO without fancy tools. However, when you are at an agency managing multiple SEO accounts and have keywords, links and blog posts flying through your head all day you really need some tools to help with efficiency. I have found a set of tools I work with every day that practically do my job for me. Each of these tools is good all on its own, but together they make a killer SEO combo.
1. Firefox with a few Add-ons
What is it good for? To find issues with websites & on-page optimization.
I just finished Danny Dover & Erik Dafforn‘s new book Search Engine Optimization Secrets last night. I must say, “Wow!” This is the single most thorough resource to take an SEO from beginner to intermediate/advanced overnight. He has listed some major gems in the book; I have bookmarked nearly 20 pages that contain little tricks I wasn’t aware of until now.