I’ve had my nose in research for various products and work on my own WIP (work in progress), so this bit of news from Google has come as an unwanted surprise. I think I was aware of that, but the particular neuron storing that news was written over by my writing research.
The Google Adwords Toolbar will not be available within the next few weeks unless you have an Adwords account. They will be replacing it with the Adwords keywords planner Didn’t we do this dance just a month ago? Oh, I see on my dance-card that was for the Google Reader.
No, Google isn’t going out of business (can you even imagine?), I am sure that this is an effort to get more Adwords customers, based upon the snail mail I’ve been getting. I have an ironic sense of humor, and boy did I laugh when I got a paper ad in the old mailbox from Google!
As I am certain I’m not the only writer with her nose in research, having forgotten this particular fact; I’d like to aid you in your own WIP and online writing assignments with a ‘heads up’ and an alternative to this useful tool. From IT Business, they put up a baker’s dozen tools to help you in this oft-forgotten area which you can find here. But one tool–the Woo Rank–I found to be intriguing for the following reasons:
4. Woo Rank for the needy Do you need an SEO expert but don’t have the cash? Use Woo Rank when you’d like your very own SEO specialist by your side. This tool analyzes a wide range of elements such as internal linking structure, back links to your site, keywords, and content. Additionally, it reports page rank, security, and loading speeds.Another high point with Woo Rank is that it analyzes mobile usability. For instance, users consistently using their t-mobile cell phone plans to browse your site will be accounted for with Woo Rank.Another feature is that the Woo Rank reports give you valuable suggestions and feedback so that you are aware of areas you must improve.
Hope this helps you. Wouldn’t it be great to have a Harry Potter sorting hat to just sort out all of the SEO tools? What tools do you use in place of the Adwords Keyword Toolbar? Let me know in the comments.
- For more on this subject, I recommend visiting Eric Fettman’s Google Analytics Tip of the Day Blog.