A friend, (private SEO consultant Matt Lerche), recently turned me on to a website - SEODigger.com - it’s a new SEO tool from the Russian crew that brought us the SEOQuake FireFox add-on/extention (which is now available for IE). The SEODigger.com mole has quickly dug it’s way onto my list of favorite SEO tools.
Find which keywords a URL ranks for using SEODigger.com!
What is SEODigger?
Essentially it’s a reverse search engine of sorts that will show you the keywords a URL ranks for. Simply type in a URL and the tool will tell you which phrases that URL ranks for with-in the top 20 results. Imagine how useful this is when checking out the effectiveness of your SEO efforts, reviewing a website you’re interested in buying or even just checking out the competition.
How does SEODigger Work?
[singlepic=119,150,,,]Frankly most of these scripts are a little ‘black-box’ to me. Wires go in, wires come out, but what goes on inside the box isn’t exactly clear. In the case of the SEODigger.com tool, you enter a URL, set a couple of options using the drop downs, and hit “Search” – that’s it.
In seconds your screen is flooded with the results. The center column is a list of phrases that your website ranks for complete with links to the Google.com results pages (or MSN depending on the options selected) showing your ranking – the following columns are WordTracker & Overture estimated monthly search volumes which help to weight/value the keyphrases.
I’m not certain how the phrases are determined since they do not specifically outline their methodology on their website. It could be that the URL is passed through a semantic filter of some sort, although it’s not likely since the results are returned so quickly. A more likely scenario is - the top 20 Google results for hundreds/thousands of phrases are cataloged including the individual ranking URLs – then, when a URL is entered into the tool, it returns the associated ‘search phrases’.
At any rate it’s a fantastic little tool and I highly recommend you check it out!