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New SEO Tools: Robots.txt Builder, Term Targeting & Crawl Test
Three new SEO tools came out this week that are worth a look. Dave Naylor released a robots.txt builder tool, while SEOmoz released term targeting and crawl test tools. Some more about the tools, below:
The Robots.txt Builder Tool
David Naylor, the creator of the tool, explains that one of his clients accidentally blocked all robots to his site and found himself out of the search engines. So he decided to build this tool to make it easy for webmasters to make valid robots.txt files.
SEOmoz created this tool for their premium members and say they may open it up later to all users. The tool “analyzes the content of a given page and extracts the terms and phrases that appear to be targeted at search engines.”
Crawl Test Tool
This tool from SEOmoz, previously only available to premium members, now is free for the public. They say the tool can “test how accessible your site is to search engines and can help you quickly diagnose potential crawling issues and give you an overview of your site’s search friendliness.”