Before we had the internet, one of the best ways to find new leads for your business, was with the Yellow Pages. A world-renowned business directory. Although the internet has made it easier at times to find new leads, they are not always accurate.
The Yellow Pages listings are still one of the most reliable sources to generate new leads. The problem is that it hasn’t been all that easy to scrape the listings on the Yellow Pages and generate your own list of leads.
The makers of Scrapebox have developed a very easy to use plugin aptly named ‘Yellow Page Scraper Plugin’. Don’t get me wrong, there are other premium Yellow Pages scrapers out there, but none of them are as fast at harvesting the data. Furthermore, the Scrapebox plugin integrates really well with Scrapebox itself. For example, you can use Scrapebox to generate keywords for the niche you require leads for. Then you can easily import them into the Yellow Pages Scraper. Not bad for $37
By far the best all-round SEO software is WordPress installed locally on your computer. Now I know what you’re probably thinking “WordPress, isn’t that for websites?”. We’ll yes, but over the years it has evolved to become more of an online content manager with a multitude of plugins.
So now we need to take a deep dive into this to explain further why WordPress is the best free SEO software.
So, as I had mentioned, WordPress has a lot of plugins, some of which can be used to scrape content from the internet and publish this to your WordPress website.
One of the best, if not the best plugin for scraping content from the internet is “WordPress Automatic Plugin”. This plugin is very good at scraping websites, garbing the articles and pictures and saving them to WordPress. Watch this video from the makers of this plugin to get a better idea of what I’m on about.
There are no doubt more plugins but nothing comes close. It’s all I use for automatic content creation. And for $30 you simply cannot get anything better.
You can run this plugin on a web hosted version of WordPress, but you will run into issues when you start creating a lot of content campaigns. The WordPress Automatic Plugin will use a lot of CPU & ram resources that most hosting providers can only provide if you go for a dedicated server. This will cost anywhere from $50/month.
This is one of the main reasons why you will want to host WordPress locally on your computer. A WordPress install on an old computer which would most likely have enough CPU and ram for your SEO projects. And the average household internet connection will be more than enough to power very large campaign’s.
Now that you have an automated way to generate content, you will need to have something in place to publish the content to a network of websites.
Again for this there are many different options, some better than others. But my first choice is from SNAP from nextscripts. They have free version that in and of it’s self is really good. However, when you start getting serious with content syndication, it is recommended to buy the pro plugin.
SNAP can currently post to the following netwroks;
Facebook – Autopost text, image or share a link to your profile, business page, community page, or Facebook group
Google+ – Post text, image or share a link to your profile, collection, business page or community
Instagram – Upload your blogpost’s image to your Instagram account.
LinkedIn – Post text, article, image or share a link to your profile, group, or company page.
ok.ru – Autopost text, image or share a link to your profile or group
Plurk – Autopost to your account. Ability to attach Image to messages
Pinterest – Post your blogpost’s image to your Pinterest board.
Twitter – Autopost to your account. Ability to attach images to tweets
VK.Com – Post text, image or share a link to your profile or group page
Weibo – Biggest Chinese Microblogging Service. You can post your messages and images
XING – Post text messages, images or share links.
Blogger – Autopost to your blog. HTML is supported
Flipboard – Autopost to your magazines
Google My Business – Create Google My Business post
Instapaper – Autopost to your account
LiveJournal – Auto-submit your blogpost to LiveJournal blog or community. LiveJournal engine based website DreamWidth.org is also supported
Medium – Autopost to your profile or publications
Scoop.It – Autopost to your “Topics”. Ability to attach your blogpost to scoop. Ability to make “Image” posts
SETT – Auto-post to your Sett.com blog
Tumblr – Create a text post, image post, audio or video post on your Tumbler blog. HTML is supported.
WP Based Blog – Auto-submit your blogpost to another WordPress based site. Support for any standalone WordPress and WordPress.com, Blog.com, etc..
Diigo – Auto-submit bookmark to your account
Reddit – Autopost to your subreddits
MailChimp – One of the most popular email marketing tools. You can send your blogposts as email campaigns to specific subscribers
Line – Autopost texts, images, or links to your channel, group or chat
Telegram – Autopost texts, images, or links to your channel, group or chat
Yo – Send notifications to your subscribers
deviantART (!) – Autopost to your blog. HTML is supported
Flickr – Autopost images to your photostream and/or sets. Tags are supported
vBulletin – Auto-submit your blogpost to vBulletin forums. Could create new threads or new posts
YouTube – Post messages to your YouTube channel feed. Ability to attach existing YouTube videos to posts
The 2 different categories of WordPress plugins, Content Creation and Syndication are 2 core features that are a must have to get your WordPress installation to become an SEO monster. I will add more useful plugins to ad more SEO features for you, but for now this will get you well on your way.
To install a locally hosted version of WordPress on your computer, just check out my tutorial on this here.