SEO Catchup

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There has been a lot of new stuff been going around the SEO industry lately, so I thought I would do a quick blog post talking about the two things that were interesting for me:
1. The first is that [Best of the Web](http://www.botw.org) just brought on a team of editors, which will help take their directory to the next level. [DMOZ](http://www.dmoz.org) is a popular directory that was filled with talented editors, but through bad management over the past few years it has been dying down, which leaves a lot of talented editors without a home. BOTW has now swooped up [6 of the most active metas in DMOZ](http://prweb.com/releases/2008/4/prweb839184.htm) to become part of their team.
2. At [Elite Retreat](http://www.eliteretreat.info), [Aaron Wall](http://www.seobook.com) showed me his [rank checker](http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/rank-checker/) tool. If you want a free automated way to check your rankings for US search engines as well as international Google search engines, I highly recommend you checking it out. Aaron also is well known for his [SEO Firefox extension](http://tools.seobook.com/firefox/seo-for-firefox.html) which is a must have for any SEO.

  • http://www.purposeinc.com purposeinc

    Yep, I loved DMOZ too back in the day. I wish the BOTW team great success with the directory. I think there is a huge need they can fill. In fact I just wore my BOTW super thick t-shirt on a three mile late night walk with my wife!
    dk

  • http://www.purposeinc.com purposeinc

    Yep, I loved DMOZ too back in the day. I wish the BOTW team great success with the directory. I think there is a huge need they can fill. In fact I just wore my BOTW super thick t-shirt on a three mile late night walk with my wife!
    dk

  • http://www.atilus.com/blog Zach Katkin

    Thanks for the quick roundup. I found Aaron’s new tool last night and have been playing with it ever since.

  • http://www.realmoneyshow.com Reginald

    In this post you included two resources that I found quite efficient practical and informative.
    Firefox rank checker and SEO for firefox are two productive resources for any online webmaster.
    Thanks for the information.

  • http://www.realmoneyshow.com Reginald

    In this post you included two resources that I found quite efficient practical and informative.
    Firefox rank checker and SEO for firefox are two productive resources for any online webmaster.
    Thanks for the information.

  • http://www.tomchuong.com Tom Chuong

    Rank checker is a really cool browser tool. Does anyone know which data center that its’ pulling this information from? Thanks!

  • http://theaffiliatepost.com theaffiliatepost

    Agreed with seo ranter – thanks for the heads up Neil.
    As a newbie to your site I must say I am very impressed.
    Thanks

  • http://theaffiliatepost.com theaffiliatepost

    Agreed with seo ranter – thanks for the heads up Neil.
    As a newbie to your site I must say I am very impressed.
    Thanks

  • http://www.indysgolfchoice.com John Slimak

    Great information!! I have int he past always had problems with DMOZ and BOTW has helped me on a few sites I maintain. I am looking and downloading some of the resources as we speak!
    Thank you!

  • http://www.systemsthinker.com/ SystemsThinker

    It is still worth getting everything well placed in DMOZ though isn’t it?

  • http://www.realmoneyshow.com Reginald

    I plan to research the referral links you provided.
    Thanks.