QUOTE(James12smith @ Dec 18 2013, 12:25 AM)
Can someone be effective at SEO without using SEO tools ?
Is it safe to ask what tools SEO experts on this forum use ?
The only SEO tool that I really use is a URL Analyzer. These are generally free and there a few good ones out there. I use these tools to analyze my articles to find which keywords are frequently used. I then turn around and go to Google Adwords use their Keyword Planner (another SEO tool) to find what keywords are most commonly searched for in the engines that I can replace my verbage with. The benefit is 2-fold: It makes my page easier for people to find and it allows Google Adsense to match my page with more relevant ads.