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SEO for Dummies Links: 2

By Peter Kent

Links from the Book – 2nd Edition

This site is a companion for the book Search Engine Optimization For Dummies, 2nd Edition. It gives you the possibility to access, with just a click of the mouse, every site that I list in the book.

The list below is for the 2nd Edition of this book.
For the 6th Edition, click here.
For the 5th Edition, click here.
For the 4th Edition, click here.
For the 3rd Edition, click here.

In accordance with the book’s philosophy, this list is all but exhaustive and it reflects my personal selection of the sites I like best. For your convenience, I’ve listed the resources chapter by chapter, following the order in which they appear in the book.

Chapter 1: Surveying the Search Engine Landscape

Search Engines, Indexes and Directories:
Google
Yahoo! Directories – BROKEN LINK
Open Directory Project
Yahoo!
Grub
Nutch – BROKEN LINK

Tools:
Google Toolbar
Alexa Toolbar

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Chapter 2: Your One-Hour Search-Engine-Friendly Web Site Makeover

Finding Out if Your Site is Indexed:
Google Toolbar
Google
Yahoo!
Yahoo! Directory – BROKEN LINK

Keyword Related Sites:
Overture – BROKEN LINK

Flash Intros:
Skip-Intro.com

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Chapter 3: Making Your Site Useful and Telling People about It

404 Error Info:
404 Research Lab

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Chapter 4: Picking Powerful Keywords

Keyword Tools:
Overture – BROKEN LINK
FindWhat – BROKEN LINK
Google Adwords
WordTracker

Metacrawlers:
www.dogpile.com/

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Chapter 5: Creating Pages That Search Engines Love

Using Company and Product Names:
Terri Welles’ Site

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Chapter 6: Avoiding Things That Search Engines Hate

Pop-Up Blocking Software:
PopUpCop
jTFlashManager

URL Rewriting:
www.asp101.com/articles/wayne/extendingnames/
httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/mod_rewrite.html

Cookies:
Nokia

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Chapter 7: Dirty Deeds – Facing the Consequences

Penalties:
Google Spamreport

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Chapter 8: Bulking Up Your Site – Complete with Content

Websites and E-mail Newsletters:
Coollist – BROKEN LINK
EzineHub – BROKEN LINK
Ezine-Universe
E-Zine-List – BROKEN LINK
Low Bandwidth
listTool
Newsletter Access
NewJour – BROKEN LINK
Tile.Net
Topica
WebScout Lists

Government Sources:
FedWorld – BROKEN LINK

Government Printing Office:
Catalog of U.S. Government Publications – BROKEN LINK
New Electronic Titles
Library of Congress – Browse Government Resources
CIA’s Electronic Reading Room
U.S. Department of State’s Electronic Reading Room
U.S. Historical Documents Archive
FBI’s Electronic Reading Room

Content Syndictation Sites:
ArticleDashboard
Bull Marketer – BROKEN LINK
EZineArticles.com
FreeSticky.com – BROKEN LINK
GoArticles.com
IdeaMarketers.com
The Open Directory Project’s List of Content Providers – BROKEN LINK
Purple Pages
Stickysauce – BROKEN LINK
World Wide Information Outlet

Traditional Sydndication Services:
AbleStable Syndication – BROKEN LINK
www.featurewell.com (articles from $70).
www.gale.com (kinda pricey; $10,000 for a subscription!)
MagPortal
Moreover
The Open Directory Project’s List of Content Providers – BROKEN LINK
OSKAR Consulting
Pages
United Media’s uclick
YellowBrix – BROKEN LINK
Yahoo! News and Media Syndicates page – BROKEN LINK

RSS Syndication Feeds
Blogdex
Feedster
Fagan Finder
Lockergnome
myRSS
NewsKnowledge
Syndic8 – BROKEN LINK
freshmeat
SourceForge.net

Open Content and Copyleft:
Creative Commons
Open Content List – BROKEN LINK
The Open Directory Project’s Open Content page

Press Releases:
Hot Product News – BROKEN LINK
Internet News Bureau
M2PressWIRE
Online Press Releases – BROKEN LINK
PR Newswire
PR Web
USANews

Q&A Areas:
Resource Index

Blogs:
www.blogger.com

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Chapter 9: Getting Your Pages into the Search Engines

Free Submission Sites:
Google – BROKEN LINK
Inktomi (via the MSN site) – BROKEN LINK
Inktomi (via the Lycos site) – BROKEN LINK
AltaVista.com – BROKEN LINK
FAST/AlltheWeb – BROKEN LINK
Zeal (if you have a noncommercial Web site) – BROKEN LINK
MSN
www.grub.org

Paid Inclusion Sites:
Inktomi – BROKEN LINK
AltaVista
FAST/AlltheWeb – BROKEN LINK
Teoma/Ask Jeeves – BROKEN LINK
Position Technologies
Lycos
Ineedhits
Network Solutions

Submitting to Secondary Systems:
www.exactseek.com
Gigablast

Search Engine Tips and Tricks
SearchEngineBulletin.com
Search Eingine Watch
Directory Search
All Search Engines
www.searchengines.com/generalKids.html (search engines for kids)
www.searchengines.com/worldUSCan.html (regional search engines)
Yahoo! Directories – BROKEN LINK
ShortKeys

Registration Services and Programs:
AddPro
IneedHits
DynamicSubmission.com
Web Position Gold
Submit Wolf

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Chapter 10: Submitting to the Directories

Understanding Search Directories:
Wayback Machine

Directories:
Yahoo! Directory – BROKEN LINK
Open Directory Project
Rescource Zone

Second Tier Directories:
SearchEngines.com
Dir-Search.com
Business.com
Business Week Online

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Chapter 11: Buried Treasure – More Great Places to Submit Your Site

Specialized Directories:
Rodent Directory
Nature Photo Index

Finding Directories:
Yahoo! Directories – BROKEN LINK
Open Directory Project

Yellow Page Sites:
Yahoo! Yellow Pages
InfoSpace
WorldPages.com
SBC SMARTPages
BellSouth RealPages.com
Yell.com
YellowPages.com
DexOnline.com
Verizon SuperPages
Yellowbook.com
Yellow.com

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Chapter 12: Using Link Popularity to Boost Your Position

Page Rank Info:
www.webworkshop.net/pagerank.html
Google Toolbar

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Chapter 13: Finding Sites to Link to Yours

Announcement Sites and Newsletters:

URLWire
USAToday.com’s Hot Sites
Yahoo! Picks: picks.yahoo.com/picks/ – BROKEN LINK

Press Releases:
PR Newswire
PR Web – BROKEN LINK
WorldAnnounce
PRESSLine – BROKEN LINK
pressbox

Link Popularity Sites and Software:
LinkPopularity.com
Marketleap – BROKEN LINK
Link Survey – BROKEN LINK
OptiLink

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Chapter 14: Using the Shopping Directories and Retailers

Shopping Directories:
Google Catalogs – BROKEN LINK
Froogle
Yahoo! Shopping
Shopping.com
PriceGrabber.com
BizRate
NexTag
Price Watch
PriceSCAN
Yahoo! Store
PrecioMania

More Shopping Services:
StreetPrices.com
iBuyernet.com
Ask Jeeves Shopping
Dogpile
MetaCrawler
PricingCentral.com
Lycos Shopping
MySimon
Shopper.com
AOL Shopping
MSN Shopping – BROKEN LINK
Kelkoo

Third Party Merchant Sites:
Amazon.com zShops
Half.com – BROKEN LINK
eBay
Amazon Auctions
Yahoo! Auctions

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Chapter 15: Pay Per Click – Overture, Google AdWords, and More

Advertising Services and Tools:
Google Adsense

Pay Per Click (PPC)
FindWhat – BROKEN LINK
Espotting Media
Enhance Interactive
EPilot
PayPerClickSearchEngines.com
GoToast

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Chapter 16: Ten-Plus Ways to Keep Up-to-Date and Track Down the Details

Extra Help:
SearchEngineBulletin.com
CurrentWisdom.com

Google’s Webmaster Pages:
Google Webmasters Guidelines
Google Information for Webmasters FAQ

Inktomi’s FAQs:
Inktomi Web Search FAQ – BROKEN LINK
Inktomi Content Policy FAQ – BROKEN LINK

AlltheWeb’s FAQs:
Webmasters’ FAQ – BROKEN LINK
Crawler FAQ – BROKEN LINK

AltaVista’s FAQ:
Altavistas Adding & Removing URLs FAQs

MSN’s SEO Tips:
Search Engine Optimization Tips by Submit It! – BROKEN LINK

Teoma/AskJeeves’ FAQ
Teoma/AskJeeves’ Site Submit FAQs

Search Engine Watch:
Search Engine Watch

Google’s Newsgroups
Google Groups

WebMaster World:
WebMasterWorld.com

Pandia:
Pandia

IHelpYouServices.com
IHelpYouServices.com

HighRankings.com
HighRankings.com

The Yahoo! Search Engine Optimization Resources Category:
Yahoo! Category – BROKEN LINK

The Open Directory Project Search Categories:
dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Searching
dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Searching/Search_Engines
dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Searching/Directories
dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Searching/Search_Engines/Specialized
RescourceZone.com

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Chapter 17: Ten Myths and Mistakes

NONE

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Chapter 18: Ten-Plus Useful Tools for Search Engine Optimization

Checking Site Rank:
Digital Point’s Keyword Tracker Tool
Google API
WebCEO
Position Vision

Checking for Broken Links:
LinkAlarm
Xenu’s Link Sleuth

Google Toolbar:
Google Toolbar

Google Zeitgeist:
Google Zeitgeist

Alexa Toolbar:
Alexa Toolbar

Finding Links:
Antssoft – BROKEN LINK

Seeing What the Search Engines See:
SimSpider – BROKEN LINK
Delorie
Delorie Lynx Simulator: www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html

Keyword Density Analysis:
Search Engine World’s Keyword Density Analyzer – BROKEN LINK
KeywordDensity – BROKEN LINK

Site Traffic Analysis:
ClickTacks

More Tools:
Search Engine World – BROKEN LINK
SEO Help
Pandia SEO – BROKEN LINK

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Appendix A: Search Techniques You Should Know

Froogle:
Froogle

Topic and Domain-Specific Searches:
Apple Macintosh – BROKEN LINK
BSD Unix – BROKEN LINK
Linux – BROKEN LINK
Microsoft – BROKEN LINK
U.S. Government .gov and .mil sites – BROKEN LINK
Universities

Finding Recent Changes:
Research Buzz Goo Fresh Tool – BROKEN LINK

Google Search Methods:
Google Search by Location – BROKEN LINK
Google Catalogues – BROKEN LINK
Google Directory – BROKEN LINK
Google News
Google Webquotes – BROKEN LINK
Google Labs
Google Feature Help

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Appendix B: Staying Out of Copyright Jail

Copyright Info:
U.S. Copyright Office
U.N.C. Copyright Chart

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