30 SEO Problems & the Tools to Solve Them
Every day, SEOs are challenged in their jobs to solve problems big and small - some aretechnically complex, others are merely time consuming, repetitive and tedious. At SEOmoz, welove to build, use and recommend tools to help solve these issues. Tools and automation aren'talways the right answer, but for many of the challenges we face, they're a welcome ally in the battle for effectiveness and efficiency.In this first of the two part series on the subject, I'll be covering tools on SEOmoz. My nextsegment will focus on tools across the web.
#1: View Source Sucks
We've all had the experience of loading a web page, viewing the source code and sorting throughtrying to determine whether the H1 tag was implemented properly or if the <head> contains arel="canonical" tag or, worst of all, counting internal/external links manually. These are essentialelements of the SEO process, but they're a "Royal Pain In The Butt" (RPITB from here on out).
Solution: Analyze Page in the mozBar
Thankfully, the mozBar has this spiffy "Analyze Page" button that opens a visual overlay with
critical stats like meta data, link counts, rel="canonical," Hx tags, and even counts of charactersin content areas. I've used this personally in a lot of live-review and client meeting scenarios and people are consistently impressed (and it makes us look like Pros).See tags and character counts without having to view source