I have decided to write a guest blog for http://01100111011001010110010101101011.co.uk as I’ve left a couple of comments on here, but I have decided that I want to get a contextual back link to my site rather than just carpet bombing the comments in a bid for ultimate SERP dominance.
I’ve read a lot of blogs lately on tools that SEO’s use in their daily working lives and I thought to myself, “I know, I’ll share some of my favourite tools that I use almost daily whilst working on projects for my clients.” (I didn’t actually think that I actually said it out loud while sat in my living room alone, in the dark and in silence.)
Pinterest is the new darling in every marketer’s arsenal. If you haven’t had an invite to this exclusive social network yet don’t bother asking me for one. Basically, Pinterest allows people to add images of products, people and places to their “Pinboard” and share them with their friends.
I often start out on Pinterest with all the best intentions in the world of adding my clients photos and videos but soon find myself pinning geeky meme’s and writing witty comments with supposedly authoritative references that cannot be easily verified and chuckling at my own mean-spirited agenda driven humour.
Another site I use regularly while carrying out SEO is Zoosk, an online dating site. After a few hours of link building I reward myself a little surf on Zoosk. I enjoy nothing more than reading the profiles of lonely weirdos. I think many of these losers idea of a good night out with their significant other would consist of getting smashed in a shitty bar while she flirts with seedy old farts & he bait’s a few hookers. This is then followed by a loud, unquestionably pointless, public argument and an unfulfilling quicky in an alleyway behind the kebab shop. Looking at people on free dating sites is definitely a great way to boost morale and make any link builder feel better about themself.
Then there’s E-mail, what an invention! I discovered how to use email in late 2010 and my last 18 months have been a pure revelation. I started SEO back in 2006 and those first 4 years were an absolute nightmare. It cost me a fortune to post out client SEO ranking reports every month and do you know hard it is to do link building by post, no? Well, despite the difficulty of having to write every letter by hand (I still don’t own a printer) it’s quite self fulfilling. I do feel as a generation we have lost the meaning of a good letter and I still correspond with a number of small business web directory owners by letter and we send each other Christmas cards, which is nice.
I do hope my list of SEO tools I use every day have been of interest to you. I hope that if there are any SEO’s out there still not using email to send client reports or for corresponding with link building opportunities then I hope this blog post has triggered your inquisitive nature to search out more information. There are a number of free courses run at community colleges throughout the US and Europe so be sure to book yourself on one today. Now please excuse me I need to go back to doing some work & rewarding myself with looking at hot messes on Zoosk.
+Chris Dyson is a professional SEO provider and loves nothing more than long walks in the country, hot candle lit baths and listening to So Solid Crew’s greatest hits.