Best Android Apps for SEO
We have converted! Most of us at TastyPlacement are now on the Android platform for mobile use and we’ve found a few handy apps to assist us in our SEO analysis and daily work.
mAnalytics – Google Analytics for Android
This handy plug-in/app is so user-friendly, I find myself reaching for it rather than logging on to my PC to see Google analytics. One feature that makes it so easy to use is that it logs you in automatically. Also, the app displays all accounts and subaccounts in a single list, eliminating the need to go hunting and subaccounts if you only need to check analytics for one site.
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Best for a Quick Peek
mAnalytics offers simple, quick-view screens that can show you core analytic data quickly. Obviously, you’ll analyze more complex metrics and reports on your desktop or laptop. We like mAnalytics because it puts your basic website metrics in the palm of your hand for quick viewing. The free version is suitable for most purposes (I almost feel like it would be worth paying for). The paid version, at only $1.36, adds widgets for homescreen and shows no ads.
Strangely silent video showing mAnalytics in action:
You can find mAnalytics in the Android Market or mAnalytics Pro.
SEO SiteRank & SiteRank Lite
This app comes in both a paid and free version. SiteRank lets you grab the page rank and Alexa rank for a site while viewing in your browser, unlike many Android apps which operate independently of your mobile browser.
SEMTab SEO Pro
SEMTab SEO Pro, a paid app well worth the $1.99, is a great social listening tool to help you keep track of your site’s social sharing presence on Facebook, Twitter, and Delicious. As Google starts to knit in Google+ sharing activity and social authority into its ranking algorithms, this aspect of SEO cannot be overlooked.
SEO Keyword Checker
This free app analyzes a webpage and returns basic information about keyword use in keyword density. It’s a helpful app, however, some users report does not work on all devices.
A great free app, Webrank SEO is like having SEO Site Tools (a Chrome extension I swear by) on your phone. It concisely displays any site’s Google Pagerank, Alexa Rank and Compete Rank, the number of indexed pages and backlinks for multiple search engines, and helps you detect any potential penalties against your site on-the-fly.
A mobile solution to meet your keyword-research needs. This is a great app to use when speaking with clients – you can search for a keyword phrase and SECockpit pulls up the search volume and competition for the term.
We will continue to update this article as we learn about more new apps. All of the apps from this article are available in the Android Marketplace.
Michael David is the founder, current CEO, and lead strategist at TastyPlacement, based in Austin, Texas. He is the author of “WordPress 3.0 Search Engine Optimization” with the prestigious IT publisher, Packt Publishing. TastyPlacement performs search marketing campaigns, public relations, search engine optimization, social media consulting and online advertising for companies in a wide range of fields.