Top 25 Free and Paid Link Building Tools for Serious Link Builders

Link Building Tools

In this post you’re going to discover some of the most powerful link building tools available for serious link builders. Whether you’re a lone wolf blogger or work with a team at an agency or as part of an in house team you will find this list valuable.

This post is a follow up on my post from February about white hat link building strategies (if you haven’t read it I suggest you do, I’m sure you’ll find some strategies or tactics that will help you).

If you’re come here looking for some automated crap-link firing link building tool then you won’t find what you’re looking for, so you can either go and fire some more crap links to your website and wait for Google to kick you in the teeth or you can check out these tools that you should be using.

There are so many link building tools on the market that it’s difficult to know which tools you should be using and which tools you shouldn’t.

To make it easier to get to the link building tools that you’re looking for I have broken the list down into both free and paid link building tools.

Note: this list is in no particular order, all of these tools are extremely useful and it would just be too difficult to rank these tools in order of which one is best because most of them do different things and excel in different areas.

Free Link Building Tools

1. Buzzstream Link Building Tools

BuzzStream Free Link Building Tools
BuzzStream has an incredible premium toolset for link builders but they have also released some free tools that are extremely useful for scaled outreach.

So what can you do with the free BuzzStream link building toolset?

  • Email research – generate search queries to help finding contact emails for site owners you wish to contact.
  • Extract domain from a URL – this may not seem like much but when you’re dealing with large lists of posts and want to get back down to a URL this can be very handy.
  • Extract links  and anchor text from HTML – if someone has a list of sites that you want to use for link building purposes but there’s numbers and other bits and pieces in the way stopping a straight forward copy and paste this will work wonders for you.
  • Extract meta data and page titles from URLs – I’ve used this a lot for competitive research in the past and it works wonders but can be great for particular link building situations. A really great part is that when you pull in meta keywords you’ll know what keywords your competitors are going for.
  • Link building query generator – generating queries for link building is something that a lot of people struggle with or at the very least find time consuming when they start out. Whether you’re looking for blogs to guest post on, directories, sites that review products or new pages in Google you should give this a go.
  • Extract descriptive text from a URL – if you drop in a big list of URLs you’ll be able to find easily find the various topics these websites are talking about – can be very helpful when used with your content marketing strategy.
  • Build lists of websites to contact from blogrolls – these aren’t so popular anymore but this tool can build you a great list of relevant sites to contact for blogger outreach. Just be careful you don’t put crappy sites into this tool that link out to bad neighbourhood sites.

2. SEO For Firefox

This is hands down one of the most powerful browser extensions available; not just as a link building tool but also for general SEO work.

Not only do you get access to a huge range of metrics including page rank, Google cache date, unique links to page, pages linking to root domain, domains linking to root domain, Compete traffic and SEMRush traffic but you also get an SEO Xray to display meta data and highlight page tags.

There’s also a search box giving you access to a bunch of different tools including Google trends, Google suggest.

If you’ve not used this Firefox add on before then you should seriously consider taking it for a spin. My only wish is that SEO Book release a version for Chrome because I don’t get along very well with Firefox (but that’s just me).

3. MozBar

MozBar for Link Building
Another incredibly useful browser extension from the team at SEO Moz; it’s available for both Chrome and Firefox.

The MozBar pulls in metrics from the SEO Moz toolset, including page authority, domain authority and mozRank while giving you very useful analysis tools such as page elements, attributes and linking data.

Having a pro account with SEO Moz will seriously expand the usability of the MozBar but as a free tool it’s still very useful.

Even if you’re prospecting for links and want to export SERPs to a CSV file this has it too although this feature isn’t available unless you’re using the Firefox version.

You can expand the features of the Moz Bar by getting an SEO Moz Pro account, to see just how great this toolset is try the 30 day free trial.

4. Google Webmaster Tools

Webmaster Tools puts a wealth of data at your fingertips, allowing you to solve technical website issues, optimise internal linking and structured data amongst other things.

One of the most powerful ways to use Webmaster Tools for your link building is to gather intelligence on You also get detailed search query data showing impressions, clicks, CTR, average position and % change for each.

It really comes into its own when you dive into search queries and select “top pages”. From there you can see what’s performing and what isn’t – you can also work out the optimum pages to focus your link building efforts on.

The other section that you’ll find useful is the “links to your website” section which allows you to truly see just how well your link building is going, admittedly there are better solutions for this and could be improved significantly but it’s free and gives you a great overview.

5. Google Analytics

Google Analytics
Some internet marketers don’t like Google having too much information about their websites but Google Analytics has some serious power behind it.

I’ve tried a lot of different Google Analytics alternatives (not all, but a lot) and I still prefer it, that might just be because I’m more accustomed to using it though but still it gives you access to some great data.

There are so many ways that you can use this, from identifying problem pages and seeing the impact of your link building efforts to allowing you to strategize and focus your link building efforts.

6. Google Alerts

Think about how you might use Google search to prospect for links using advanced operators like those that BuzzStream’s free tool would generate for you and the brilliant lists of link building prospects that you can get from it when you export using the MozBar.

Now imagine that list of prospects being topped up by an automated email that can hit your inbox on a daily or weekly basis. Cool right?

Just input your search queries to Google alerts and you’ll be able to have an endless supply of prospects. Raven Tools has a great article on the setup of this process.

7. Google Docs (Drive)

Google Docs for Link Building
Spreadsheets are an inevitability of link building in most cases, you could go with Microsoft Excel which can work just as well in most cases although Google Docs has some extremely powerful functionality and most importantly you can access it from anywhere and easily allow access to anyone else that you’re working with.

If you’ve ever tried working with a team using cloud file sharing services such as Dropbox then I imagine you may have had that “Conflicted copy” problem when you work with the same spreadsheets – if that’s the case then it’s time to move over to Google Docs.

If you want a few Google Documents that will give you a head start check out this recent post from Search Engine Journal by Benjamin Beck.

8. SEO Tools for Excel

This tool turns Microsoft Excel into a link building/SEO power house giving you the ability to pull in analytics data, backlink data and social media data. That doesn’t even scratch the surface so if you have a copy of Excel, take this tool for a spin – you will love it.

9. SEO Gadget’s inbound link analysis tool

An incredible time saver here, just grab a list of URL’s that you want to use to build links to your website and run the tool.

Within a few minutes you’ll have a wealth of information including Google Pagerank, Domain Authority and Page Authority  along with author information and site contact details including email addresses, contact forms, WHOIS email addresses, Linkedin and Twitter profiles.

10. Check My Links

Link building tools
Check My Links is a really useful Chrome Extension that can be ran on any page that you’re visiting and will highlight both broken and unbroken links. If any links turn out to be not found or give back some kind of error you’ll also get the error code.

While this is great for checking a single page for broken links, it really excels at broken back link building. If you want to learn more I suggest you check out the Broken Link Building Bible.

11. Xenu Link Sleuth

This incredible tool allows you to crawl a website to find all sorts of data including; URL’s, status, description, page titles, pages sizes and more. You can then export the data and get it into Excel or Google docs where you can filter data to find missing alt text, titles, descriptions and highlight least or most linked to pages or even pages that are just way too big in terms of file size.

Where Xenu Link Sleuth excels in terms of link building is finding outgoing broken links and can be used in a similar way to the Check My Links add on mentioned above – only on a much larger scale.

12. Linksy.me’s email guesser

If you’re struggling to find contact details when conducting your outreach then this can be a very handy tool to have in your link building toolkit.

In order to really benefit from this tool you need to know who you’re trying to contact by name, you don’t have to have a URL either although it really helps. When you type in the required details the tool will run and bring back any possible email addresses and show avatars pulled in from Gravatar accounts.

Paid Link Building Tools

13. Citation Labs – Link Prospector

If you want to find a huge amount of link prospects for a variety of link building techniques such as guest posting, reviews, links pages, giveaways and more then you will love this tool.

It’s so straight forward to use – but what I love about it is it’s so easy to target sites in particular regions and you can choose what depth you want the tool to prospect to in SERPs.

You can then put a number of different research phrases – the report that it spits out can occasionally bring back sites you wouldn’t want to bring back but that’s covered with global and campaign specific website exclusions.

When you look at your final report you’ll get page ranks and a link target score to help you prioritise which site owners to contact.

Citation Labs Link Prospector was created as a partnership between Garrett French and Whitespark.ca.

14. Citation Labs – Broken Link Building Tool

I’ve mentioned broken back link building a few times already when discussing Xenu Link Sleuth and Check My Links – and while they’re both great tools they just can’t compare to the Broken Link Building Tool which will pull in opportunities based on your target keywordsand grade them for you to help with prioritising

With this tool you’ll gain access to one of the best tools for scaling your BLB (broken link building) efforts and while it’s a more expensive tool than the Link Prospector there just isn’t a better way to do the job right now. Besides, when you do BLB the right way the links you do get will be extremely powerful which will offset the additional cost.

15. Buzz Stream

BuzzStream Blogger Outreach Link Building
I mentioned the extremely useful free tools that Buzz Stream provides at the beginning of this post but they really have nothing on the paid toolset.

Buzz Stream is a complete link building management toolset and does everything from link prospecting, to tracking links and relationships. It makes the entire process of outreach extremely simple.

There’s even project and task management bundled in so the entire link building process can be kept really tight.

For the time that Buzz Stream would save you, the price is great starting from $19/month for their solo plan.

Personally the best thing about Buzz Stream is the support and assistance that they provide you with.

I put my team on a training webinar at the agency I manage a few weeks back and tagged a long myself – this type of training is invaluable and big thanks to Tim Bramer (head of Buzz Stream support) for holding the webinar.  These training webinars are held regularly and you get a run through of everything and answer all of your questions about using the tool.

Buzz Stream is an essential tool in my blogger outreach toolbox.

16. Wordtracker’s Link Builder

This is a great tool from Ken McGaffin that excels at hunting around the web for link prospects, it takes a different approach to the Citation Labs Link Prospector in the way that you can add a bunch of competitor URLs and immediately find where they are getting their links from.

You can then also find link prospects by searching for pages that rank for a particular keyword which can be very useful.

Once you’ve identified possible prospects you can evaluate them based on a number of different metrics so you can be sure that you won’t be wasting your time. (there’s a lot more cool stuff too, so it’s well worth taking a look).

All in all a very powerful tool that you can try for 7 days as a free trial (then $69 per month after that) – you do also get a link building ebook and Wordtracker webinars thrown in to get you started.

17. Ontolo

Another link prospecting tool with some powerful features, Ontolo allows you to find highly targeted link prospects by giving you the option to set minimum Domain authority and other metrics using very specific search operators.

You can then choose to qualify or reject the prospects, tag them, add notes and then export to CSV or Raven Tools.

There are too many features in this toolset to mention here so it’s worth checking out the tool and taking a look at the video to see exactly what it can do for you.

Ontolo rests at the higher end of the price scale with prices starting at $97 but is a worthwhile investment if you’re looking for serious link building tools.

18. Moz

Tools for Link Builders
When you step up to an SEO Moz Pro account you’ll unlock all the extra good stuff in the SEO Toolbar (mentioned earlier) and the Open Site Explorer which is great, but what makes it even sweeter is all the additional tools that you will get access to for example;  SEO campaign manager, Followerwonk , on-page analysis, rank tracking, crawling test, keyword analysis, link analysis and more.

Where SEO Moz excels as a link building tool is for competitive link intelligence – allowing you to discover most linked to pages, most popular content but to truly gauge how powerful this toolset can be I suggest you take a look at Rand Fishkin’s Slideshare presentation on link building with Open Site Explorer.

Prices start at $99, but remember what you’re getting for your money – a complete SEO toolkit, much more than just a link building tool.

19. Raven SEO Tools

Raven went through a difficult time in December 2012 when their CEO announced that they would be dropping their rank tracking too. This was a decision they made to keep access to the Google Adwords API. While this was a huge blow, it wasn’t the end of the world and there are still plenty of good online rank tracking tools, some of which I mention here.

With all of the personalisation features within Google right now and the growing number of people that are using Google while logged in rank tracking is nowhere near as useful as it was.

For link building, Raven will provide you with a solid link management system with built in CRM to help you keep track of link prospects and sites that are linking out to you. You’ll also get a site finder tool to help you find new link prospects.

There’s a 30 day free trial that will allow you to truly test just how useful Raven will be for you but remember here, this isn’t just a link building tool, it’s a full on SEO toolset with a comprehensive site auditor, research tools, PPC tools, social monitoring tools so when you see the $99 a month, just remember all that you’re getting (which is a lot for the money).

20. Link Research Tools

Link Research Tools for Link Building
As the name suggests, LRT is all about research and analysis of links, back link profiles, SERPs and a lot more.

It’s one of the highest priced tools on this list but Link Research Tools puts such an immense amount of data and tools at your fingertips that it’s easy to understand why.

There’s a particular tool that LRT provides that I want to draw your attention to – the link detox tool; this extremely powerful tool  will be very useful to you if you’ve had any dodgy links built to your site in the past and taken a serious hit.

The tool tells you which links are good, suspicious or toxic which will give you a head start if you need to start emailing out link take down requests.

21. SEM Rush

SEM Rush is an incredible competitive research tool which gives you all sorts of data on your competitors, their search traffic (both paid and organic) and how many keywords they are visible for.

There are a bunch of helpful comparison tools and charts a long with a new position tracking tool that was added recently making it a powerful link building research tool.

Pricing starts at $69.96/month and is worth every cent!

22. InkyBee

Blogger Outreach Link Building
InkyBee is an amazing tool for blogger outreach developed by Forth Metrics – it’s not just for use as a link building tool but also works great for PR too.

It’s currently in beta with a free trial available, it will be a paid tool in the very near future but signing up for beta will entitle you to a 75% discount when they do start charging.

InkyBee really excels at generating lists of blogs; just throw in a few keywords and you can generate a large list of blogs to contact – it’s so simple.

What makes this tool so powerful is the data that gets pulled in which includes; location, audience size, engagement (comments etc), posts per week, days since last post, inbound links, Twitter followers, Facebook followers, mozRank, Page authority and Domain authority.

This makes qualifying link prospects so easy and then when you’ve ran out of blogs to contact you can set this great link building tool to run again every 6 hours and start pulling in even more blogs.

Exporting data is really straight forward too with PDF, CSV and EXCEL file exports which include complete sets of data so you have everything that you will need.

There’s no word on a price yet, but providing you sign up to the beta trial you’ll get that hefty 75% discount locked in right away.

23. Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO is well known for its site explorer which allows some in depth analysis of back link profiles using its own index of websites. They have introduced their own metrics; citation flow and trust flow which can work very well when prioritising your link targets.

Majestic SEO excels at competitor link profile analysis using its site explorer and reporting tools.

There are also a number of other outstanding tools including; Neighbourhood Checker, Site Comparator, Clique Hunter and Back link analyzer for Chrome to name a few.

You can use this tool for free on your own sites but to really get any use from a link building perspective you need a paid account that starts at $49.99 per month (excluding VAT).

24. Ahrefs

Ahrefs for Link Building
This is another great site explorer tool which can give you valuable information on your competitors back links or help you notice any problems with your own link profile.

It’s difficult to pick between Majestic SEO and Ahrefs, there are constant data comparisons and articles being written showing which one is best but I’m still undecided because there’s tools that each one has that I find very useful.

With Ahrefs the anchor text tools, batch data tools and SEO reporting are extremely useful.

You can get started with a free account right away but that’s extremely limiting, the best option is to start off with the $79 a month because you will get an incredible set of data.

25. Screaming Frog

Screaming Frog is one of the most powerful site crawling tools that can delivers various metrics such as long titles, duplicate titles, missing titles, long descriptions, missing descriptions, missing alt text, page size, word count, inlinks, outlinks, broken links and a number of other useful pieces of information.

While it’s great for general on site SEO issues it can also be used effectively as a link building tool for broken link building and link reclamation.

A free version is available but it’s limited to 500 URI’s with restricted configuration options so a premium license is recommended which will set you back $150 for an annual license so spread out over the year works out very good.

Over to you

There are new link building tools that are popping up all of the time because of just how important link building still is. Whether we’d like to admit it or not, links are still the currency for the web, how long for? We can’t be sure but they won’t be going away quite just yet.

Whatever the case you need to be thinking about not only what is working now but what will work in the future when it comes to link building, something Jason Brooks discusses here.

Which tools are in your link building toolkit?

Let us know in the comments.

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  • http://msileanespeaks.com Ileane

    Wow, this is a fantastic list. I appreciate the amount of time it takes to put something like this together.
    One tool you didn't mention is Market Samurai. Have you tried that one yet? I use it in place of many that you listed here.

    Thanks for sharing these Adam.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Thanks Ileane :)

      Market Samurai has been on my list to test out for a long time but every time I go to test it someone introduces me to even more tools that divert my attention.

      I’m going to bump it up in my list of tools to investigate.

      No problem at all!

  • http://www.veritaz.com/blog manish m

    Excellent list! I use Mozbar and Ahrefs quite a bit. Do you know of any tools that show deep link percentages? I have not come across any.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Thanks Manish, appreciate you taking the time to check out the article.

      There were a few free tools years back that seem to have been taken down, however I think Link Research Tools gives you deep link ratios in their back link profile tool. Be sure to let me know if you find something else that does something like this please!

  • http://raventools.com Courtney Seiter

    Hi Adam,
    Great list! I like the assurance up front that this list isn't for "some automated crap-link firing link building tool." Ha!

    I just wanted to note that Raven recently integrated Google Webmaster Tools search queries and average position for what we think is an even better alternative to rankings.

    Here's a little more info: http://raventools.com/blog/search-queries-average-position-brand-keywords/

    We'd love to have you check it out! Thanks.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Hi Courtney,

      Thanks, glad you like that bit ;)

      Appreciate the heads up on the recent Raven Tools update, that does sound like a really nice alternative to rankings. I'm going to drop you a quick email with a question I have for you.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

  • http://weezlabs.com James

    No doubt, These tools are awesome, Specially Moz tool bar, Analytic and Webmaster are outstanding.
    I big thanks for sharing great pack with us. some of them was UN-known to me and really appreciate your sharing

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      James, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment – really glad you enjoyed the article.

  • http://blog.forthmetrics.com/ Hugh Anderson

    Thanks for including Inkybee, Adam. We're about to move to a paying beta but it will be very affordable and anyone can try it for free. Plus, as you point out, anyone that gets in now will get a stonkingly good deal! Keep an eye out, as there's lots more good stuff on the way in the Inkybee pipe :)

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      No problem at all Hugh, everyone needs to get in on the InkyBee beta if they can – it's pretty damn awesome!

  • Jon Davies

    Great list of tools Adam. Perhaps one tool I'd recommend having a look at is cognitiveSEO, which looks at location of links, the types of websites linking, etc. it provides something different to a number of tools and is also very affordable (which as an in-house SEO, is good!)

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Thanks Jon, really appreciate the recommendation, CognitiveSEO's toolset looks great – going to have to investigate this one further.

  • http://www.bloggingsmart.com/ Dipra Sen

    Great list mate. I also have created a free Guest Blog Finder tool, can you please write some reviews on them? Here's my tool at http://www.bloggingsmart.com/guest-blog-finder/. I'll really appreciate any reviews on this tool.

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Thanks for the kind words Dipra and thanks for commenting. I would like to take a closer look at your prospecting tool but it's unlikely that I'd be able to for a while due to other reviews and articles already lined up. If you could drop me an email with some more details in a few weeks I'll try and get it added to my list.

  • http://www.rfcfamily.co.uk Ganesh

    this is big one, 25 link Building Tools Quite big, could you tell me which one is better to invest in, because most of them are paid

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Ganesh, thanks for taking the time to check out the article and leave a comment.

      The truth is that it really depends on what you're looking for in an SEO tool. For example if you want an all round SEO toolset then Raven Tools is a great option – but it's CRM and outreach module don't compare to Buzz Stream because that's a specific outreach and prospecting tool.

      If you let me know what sort of link building tactics you're using and what you're looking to be able to do exactly, I'll be able to give you some better advice.

  • http://www.technotipsblog.com Josh

    I happened to came across so many tools across the web but thanks for posting such a huge list and love to have a look at each of them and decide upon!!

    Thanks for the share!!

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      No problem at all Josh – I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  • http://isocialable.com Naveen

    I use SEO Moz premium tool for a long while and most of the free tools I use regularly. You've written wonderful list of tools every blogger must use.

    Thanks :)

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Naveen, good call on SEO Moz!

      Good to see you're using a lot of these already.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  • http://www.motoryacht.org Michael Williams

    Adam, thank you very much for inkybee! I'll be back for more of your insights..

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      No problem at all Michael, I'm sure you'll love InkyBee!

  • http://www.estudiowerk.com Reginald

    Hi there!

    Thanks for your reply! Looks very good indeed! As for free ones, am only used to webmaster tool at the moment. Would definitely try out your recommendations

    What I am pretty skeptical is the paid ones. Are they really worth it?

    Actually I have just started a website estudiowerk.com and thus, might be looking into paid services in the future. At least, for a small boost.

    Thansk for the write again

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Reginald, thanks for the comment.

      The phrase "are they worth it?" is relative so it's difficult to give you an exact answer.

      It depends on a lot of factors, such as budget, time devoted to your site (that you might want to save), exactly what tasks you want to accomplish.

      Tools such as Buzz Stream and Citation Labs are low cost initially and you can scale up. Other tools can accomplish more but require more of an investment.

      It's all about what you need to do and how much time these tools can save.

      Although, there are certain things you just can't do with free tools … try getting a detailed backlink profile out of free tools without paying for Majestic, Ahrefs or SEO Moz … sure you can get some bits and pieces but the data you get isn't great at all .. or very limited.

      By the way, the link to your site doesn't seem to resolve?

      • Reginald

        Hi Adam.

        Thanks for your reply. Appreciate your comment. I am very interested with paid SEO services like link building BUT of course, looking for legit ones. You writing really help me a lot really.

        As for my site, something bad happened this morning. Just back up few minutes ago. A huge mess up between CloudFlare and Incapsula (can you image that).

        Now the link should work just well. Have a try and yes, please give your suggestions if you have any :D

        Oh yes, I added your site to my bookmark.

        Good writing Adam!

        • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

          Hey Reginald,

          No problem at all.

          It's good that you're being careful and looking for legit ones, because 90% of the SEO services out there are garbage and will end up getting your site destroyed.

          Check out this post, it might help you – http://bloggingwizard.com/powerful-white-hat-link-building-strategies-tactics-2013/.

          The unfortunate truth is that link building takes time and effort or a lot of money to do right and if you see some services offering you loads of links for a really cheap price then the quality probably isn't going to be any good.

          Some of my best and most powerful links have been built naturally without me doing anything, so the vague "write good content" sort of works, but you've got to have a plan, reach out to people and engage.

          I tried to view your site and it's partially loading now but it's viewing like a text only version type thing.

          That's awesome, I'm sure you'll learn a lot – don't forget to subscribe via RSS and sign up to my newsletter.

          There's some great stuff in the pipeline.

          Thanks for joining the discussion!

          • http://www.bloggingavenue.com Reginald

            Hey mate!

            Yes, I signed up for your newsletter already! I can't help to agree more with the SEO services part. I used to know someone who owns a SEO company in Malaysia. Not big but I can tell you, those info they give could easily be found on the internet and maybe on your site as well. Hard to find good SEO company nowadays really. Not opt-ing for one but just saying XD

            What you said about link building is correct. Reminds me of my old blogspot site which I contributed like 2 years with super low traffic. Was about to give up until Google did some update in 2008 or so. From there on, guess Google changed its algorithm which makes sites with good and legitimate link building to grow. Now, that money site of mine is driving money like crazy even though I only update it like once a month Crazy huh.

            Let's hope my new site will slowly grow. Well, I might not have all the money in the world, but I certainly have a lot of time and good friends like you to help me with!

            Nonetheless, I really love your writing and your site as well. Kudos!

            *p/s I am also planning to write for you but give me some time ya?

            Take care and as usual…see you at twitter!

            Reginald

          • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

            Hey Reginald,

            Thanks for the great comment buddy!

            Glad to have you on my list of course.

            You're right, but I think it goes deeper than just sharing freely available information, because freely available information can be very worthwhile and valuable especially to find everything you need in one place. The majority of information about particular topics is split over blog posts and different sites, some articles miss out particular bits of information that's included in others – hunting around to find a complete guide to something can be very time consuming and then you need to collate the information – that's why content curation does work really well.

            That being said, the majority of SEO companies that give away information end up giving away information that will get people into trouble. I found this one guy on a webinar telling me to use blog networks and paid links and this is after penguin 2.0 and all those other blog networks were taken down and Interflora got hammered for buying links.

            The problem is most people don't think ahead, they see what works now and think that will be enough and most of those people will end up losing their websites.

            That's a great example you gave, it doesn't always work because I'm still seeing really grim horrible sites ranking for big terms, but it's better than it was – that's awesome, glad to see you've benefited from Google's updates.

            I'm sure Blogging Avenue will do well, I'm happy to help where I can.

            Thanks for the kind words buddy!

            Sure, would be great to get a killer post from you, drop me an email when you're ready!

            Take care and speak soon!

            Adam

  • http://www.squarems.com Nikhil

    Great List.
    I check some of these tools its great thanks for sharing with us………:)

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Nikhil,

      Thanks for taking the time to comment – I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

  • http://www.sawwebmarketing.com Matthew

    WOW. I don’t often stumble across pros of your caliber that I haven’t heard of before. This is a great site with awesome content! Love the image on the homepage, love the CTA – real simple and clean and spread throughout. I will be sure and share and be back – thanks for sharing! Matthew

    • http://bloggingwizard.com Adam Connell

      Matthew, you sure know how to flatter me – thank you so much for saying awesome stuff about me.