SEO Basics

After watching this video, please ask any questions below and I’ll do my best to answer them in the same day.

(NOTE: When I begin the actual demo at 4:15 into the video, click the ‘full screen’ button on the bottom right of the video player)

If you don’t watch the video (or it’s not loading for you), this should be your first choice to monitor your SEO basics. SheerSEO makes it easy to gather all of your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) information in one place. This “must have” software is not too complicated to understand and shows your keyword/site ranking in the Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs) for Google, Bing, and Yahoo – including data from Google Analytics. SheerSEO also offers Facebook, Twitter and social bookmarking monitoring, backlink analysis, and so much more.

I love their automated process of tracking and reporting — this is a MAJOR time saver. Not only are you able to hold all of yours and your clients’ SEO information in one safe place, but you can check your reports anytime, anyplace on any platform – cell phone, PC, or MAC.

Honestly, SheerSEO is the tool that keeps on giving. You can test out all of the awesome features SheerSEO offers with their FREE 60-Day trial. To learn more about this great SEO software click the following graphic and, again, post any questions in the form below.


Meet the Author

Mike Corso

Greetings! I'm an SEO Specialist at Gartner in Stamford CT and an original Web Viking. I've been running Cool Site of the Day since 1998 and continue to be amazed at what people publish. Have a cool site or app? Click on the 'submit your site' link at top.

15 comments… add one
  • Lee Curtis Dec 10, 2011, 2:07 am

    liked the video, gonna sign up for the free trial, its looks like its worth signing up for, liked the stuff about twitter and FB. good stuff!!

  • wayneq Dec 10, 2011, 8:43 am

    Great post, Some of these tools I have heard of before, some of them I use and a couple I am going to check out, like Timely. Thanks for providing such valuable and time saving tips, much appreciated.

  • John Robbins Dec 10, 2011, 1:33 pm

    Cool tool and a great video too I loved the linking and PR parts and will be using sheer SEO in the near future.

    Thank you Mike I didn’t even know this tool existed.

    John Robbins

    Seo Cardiff

  • Gopal Iyer Dec 10, 2011, 10:59 pm

    Thanks for the information. I am going to try the tool

  • OPTICIANS Dec 11, 2011, 12:36 pm

    great tool – thanks very much and will be giving it a shot

  • kevin - alameda seo guy Dec 12, 2011, 6:22 pm


    wow I love getting turned onto great new tools. I was not aware of sheer seo till your video and now I will be signing up for sure. This looks like a great addition to my growing business. Thanks so much!

  • Drachsi Dec 13, 2011, 12:56 am

    I already use something similar, but this tool has things I never thought about. I am going to take the trial and will compare both solutions. I do like the monthly fee idea instead of paying out a few hundred pounds.

    If successful I would like to add this as a resource to my website.



  • Drachsi Dec 13, 2011, 1:46 am

    Hi Mike, just a small point, You mention 90 day trial above, but it should read 60 days.


    • Mike_Corso Dec 13, 2011, 11:56 am


      Thanks for pointing that out–I made the correction.



  • Sergio Guevara Dec 13, 2011, 4:22 am

    Thanks for the video. Will give it a shot.

  • David Dec 13, 2011, 8:46 am

    Mike, Thanks for posting this helpful video. I am definatley one of the people that are struggling with SEO. I may take the free trial and see if I can get my rankings up.

  • Joy Woodruff Dec 13, 2011, 3:49 pm

    Great info! I’d love to see some videos about backward links and using links for search engine marketing. Forums and blogs how they are being used and how to use them on your site.

    • Mike_Corso Dec 15, 2011, 9:05 am


      Sign up for my KidMoguls course 😉


  • seoer Dec 15, 2011, 6:10 am

    wow I love getting turned onto great new tools.

  • Rafique Dec 27, 2011, 8:43 am

    Thanx sir

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