Before beginning any keyword research or link building for your site, its a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few SEO resources.
I use Firefox as my web browser and recommend that others do the same. Here are a few SEO friends Plugins I’ve picked up along the way:
Google Toolbar for Windows – Adds Google search box and other useful features to your toolbar.
Search Status – A great plugin that provides information regarding Page Rank and Alexa Rank.
SEO Quake – A comprehensive SEO plugin that features page rank, internal links, external links, and keyword density information.
Link Quality Tool – Good for determining the quality, not quantity, of links.
Tools I Seek – A good all-in-one source for SEO tools
Useful SEO Resources:
Sphinn – An article discussion forum dedicated to SEO and SEM.
Search Engine Guide – Just as the name suggests.
SEO Moz – a great resource for SEO articles.
High Rankings Forum – Most answers to SEO questions can be found here.
Matt Cutts’ Blog – Google representative Matt Cutts’ Blog. A great place to find information regarding Google’s SEO changes.
High Rankings – a great weekly newsletter.
Bruce Clay, a major player in the internet marketing industry, also provides a great newsletter.
Also try Search Engine Land’s daily newsletter.