Abalone Designs was established in 2001 by Courtney Heard. Sick and tired of an industry that was corrupt and full of scams, she started the company in hopes of helping out people that have been taken advantage of. Their trademark free analysis was incorporated into the site in hopes of giving people some honest and professional advice to help them in the web development process.
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SEOmoz is an AMAZING resource for anyone looking to optimize. Comprehensive free and paid SEO tools are only the start. There are dozens of guides and training videos to SEO at all levels, an SEO ‘Marketplace’ where you can buy and sell services and then the two blogs; the YOUmoz blog features posts by members, SEOmoz features the editorial posts as well as the best of YOUmoz (I recommend adding this to the centre of your iGoogle page!).
I particularly enjoy the SEOmoz ‘Whiteboard Friday’ posts which involves an in-depth analysis to a particular element of SEO. Take a look at this example:
Market Forces & SEO
The worlds highest traffic forum dedicated to internet marketing. A must for anyone conducting business online to help and be-helped by all sorts of people in the internet marketing world. A massive resource of websites for webmasters!
Mini Sites Profits Exposed is a free membership website with twelve videos on how to produce a profitable mini site empire. I’ve watched them all and you really do pick up dozens of great techniques such as the use of ‘squeeze pages’, writing effective sales copy, making use of an email list and tips and pitfalls for driving traffic.
I’ve been looking for websites for webmasters looking to convert PDF files for free online - for ages... so when I came across this I simply had to share it. I plugged in a Microsoft Word document and got a PDF conversion in my inbox in less than 10 seconds – what more could you want?
This fantastic website illustrates the importance of online video and how you can go about making and marketing video content for your website. Google loves videos because humans love videos – they’re more engaging!
Alexa is an Amazon-owned company that ranks websites for webmasters according to traffic. Although the rankings are not 100% accurate, Alexa is useful for comparing your traffic rank with directly related competitors.
Go analyze your traffic against your competitors.