Let’s face it… there is really nothing fun about working on your site’s SEO and optimization, meta tags and all the other junk that no one really enjoys talking about. Most people look at it in two ways, you are either an SEO master or you aren’t.

For the 99% of us who aren’t SEO masters, and looking for SEO answers, it’s best to leave the hardcore SEO optimization to others and rely on the many different software applications that have been created for the rest of us.

There are plenty of solutions out there, so in the post we will profile a few of the top programs out there. Many of them offer free trials and they all vary in pricing and they different ways they can track and monitor your sites rankings.

Sheer SEO Software Suite

Getting premium rankings in the search engine is no easy task, and it takes a lot of monitoring of your sites keywords, incoming links, current rankings and more. All of this is what Sheer SEO Software Suite has to offer. A web based tracking system that will monitor and manage everything you need to keep your site at the top of the search engines. The great thing about Sheer SEO is that it has a very easy learning curve, and it’s much cheaper than many of it’s competitors. No matter the site of your site or tracking plans, there are small and large packages that you can choose from. You can sign up for a free 60 day trial, then upgrade your account to any of their premium packages which range from $7 to $199 a month.

SEO Power Suite

One of the most sought after and successful SEO management tools on the internet is SEO PowerSuite, and that is simply because of how many features and options the software offers. The package includes several different softwares which each serve their own purpose; Rank Tracker, WebSite Auditor, SEO SpyGlass and Link Assistant. With so many features it’s not a surprise that it’s also one of the pricier software packages out there, ranging from $249 to $599 depending on which version you’d like to purchase. There is also a free trial of this software available.

Free SEO Alternatives

In addition to the many SEO software packages we mentioned above, there are also plenty of free alternatives. The bottom line is, SEO is important, but not everyone has the funds to outsource or pay for premium services. Using the resources and list above, sign up for the free trials and alternatives and see which work best for you and your web sites.

With the recent Google Penguin updates in place, there is a lot of focus on not building a ton of one way backlinks with the same text/keywords, and also producing original and quality rich content. To learn more about SEO and making sure you are not over optimizing your web sites and blogs for search results, be sure to check out out SEO Over Optimization Basics post.

This post was written by Zac Johnson

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