Monday January 14th, 2008 | SEO, Tools

SEO Digger Digs It’s Way Into My ‘Favorite Tools’ List

A friend, (private SEO consultant Matt Lerche), recently turned me on to a website - - 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 mole has quickly dug it’s way onto my list of favorite SEO tools.

Find which keywords a URL ranks for using!

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 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 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!

I’m not the only one who digs the new SEODigger tool – Check out what these guy had to say:
SEODigger fan 1  SEODigger fan 2  SEODigger fan 3

15 great comments so far, keep em coming! | rss

  • Monday January 14th, 2008
    Niyaz PK

    That is a great tool.
    Thanks for the link.

  • Tuesday January 15th, 2008
    The SEO Shortcut Widget Rocks (even in beta) | AzAkers

    [...] Sometimes the tools introduce a completely new concept such as the tool which finds the keywords a URL ranks for - other times it’s a new tool that simplifies and expedites common SEO tasks, or combines [...]

  • Wednesday January 16th, 2008

    Nice! Thank you for your kind words!
    I can tell you how Seodigger works:
    We have base of 60 million popular keyphrases.
    For each keyphrase we collect first 20 Google Search results and build Seodigger index.

  • Wednesday January 16th, 2008

    Fantastic! Thanks for dropping by, and filling us in!

    I’ve had a few days now to play with the tool and I have to say, the more I use it, the more I love it!!

    Thanks again for sharing it with the community!!

  • Wednesday January 23rd, 2008
    Yury Akulin, logo designer

    There is another valuable tool from the same team,, tracking everyday changes in first 100 search results for the chosen keywords.

  • Wednesday January 23rd, 2008

    Yep, these guys are putting out some nice stuff. I haven’t had the chance to check out the SERP tracking tool enough to really post about it yet, but it looks pretty sweet.

    You can bet I’ll post about it soon though ;)

  • Monday February 04th, 2008
    SEO Digger - Still Diggin it | AzAkers

    [...] wanted to follow-up on the SEO Digger tool I posted about a few weeks ago. As I shared previously, SEO Digger Dug It’s Way Into My ‘Favorite Tools’ List. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to use the tool in a few real world situations. [...]

  • Monday March 17th, 2008
    SEO Digger Tool

    Yea, this is a great little tool. Have you run into any tools similar to this? This is certainly the first of it’s kind I’ve found. Either way, it’s fantastic.

  • Wednesday August 06th, 2008
    vegas web design

    I like to use the tool with the Firefox extension SEO Quake.

  • Thursday November 20th, 2008
    Colorado Runner

    Thanks, this is an awesome tool!

  • Wednesday December 24th, 2008

    well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch ;)

  • Sunday March 08th, 2009
    Seo Malta

    I tried seodigger but it seems like it’s not working anymore. I am being asked to use their new tool which is named SEM Rush. Any comments about this please? Thx

  • Monday April 06th, 2009
    Malta SEO

    @ SEO Malta yes SEO Digger has been replaced by SEM Rush, same thing, only better ;)

  • Monday May 11th, 2009
    SEO Packages

    I loveeee seo digger I used to use it on a daily basis.

    My latest post..Charlotte SEO

  • Monday June 08th, 2009

    1. Picking the right keywords/phrases to optimize for Performing minor “on page” changes to help search engines navigate and rank the site 2. Performing link building activities to generate one way backlinks using the keywords/phrases as the anchor text when appropriate 3. Picking keywords and phrases. The most important decision for the search engine optimization process is the selection of the “right” keywords and phrases to optimize for.

Thanks for reading.

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