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Having an online presence does a business no good if no one can find them. In order for customers to locate websites, they need to be properly optimized for search engine use. Search engine optimization software helps boost visibility and credibility on the web, in turn increasing leads and sales. Some of the top SEO software provides businesses with tips and customized intelligence for optimizing a website for higher search rankings, keyword mining to help find the best keywords, search engine submissions and linking optimization solutions. Some products also offer tools for visitor analysis and detailed and customizable reporting.

Our sister site, TopTenREVIEWS, does extensive in-depth reviews of SEO software. Here are the Top 3 recommendations for SEO software:

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#1 Web CEO 8.1 Professional Edition

TopTenREVIEWS ranks Web CEO as this year's best SEO software for offering a host of comprehensive features, including link building and management, competitor analysis, submission tools and performance reporting. In addition, its advanced webpage editor helps users manage the robots.txt and other definition files through an integrated interface, while the website auditor tool is designed to improve a website's overall performance.

Keyword Research and Analysis: Provides robust keyword research and analysis tools and features thatoffer keyword suggestions, keyword search statistics, keyword density analysis, keyword effectiveness index, unlimited URLs, unlimited keywords and Google AdWords features. Built-in keyword research software is included.

Help and Support: Support includes live chat, email, phone, ticket system, intranet, forum, tutorial, user manuals and support FAQs. Web CEO features a money-back guarantee valid for 30 days from purchase.

Costs: To compare costs, visit TopTenREVIEWS' best search optimization software comparisons.

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#2 Advanced Web Ranking 7.2 Enterprise

Advacned Web Ranking scores well for its robust features and reporting functionality. Top features include link building and management elements, competitor analysis, keyword research and analysis and automated performance reporting. Advanced Web Ranking provides visibility into not just who links to a business' site, but alsothe keywords they use.

Keyword Research and Analysis: Thekeyword research tool integrates multiple top keyword analysis resources, including Wordtracker, Google Keyword Tool and Yahoo! Search Marketing, to give a full picture of the real number of searches performed for a specific keyword of phrase. It also offers keyword suggestions, keyword search statistics, keyword density analysis, unlimited URLs, unlimited keywords, Google AdWords features and local search tags.

Help and Support: Advanced Web Ranking provides all of the following: live chat, email, phone, ticket system, intranet, forum, tutorials, user manuals, support FAQs and a trial download. Each license comes with a free 12-month maintenance plan, which when expired can be extended for between $29 and $199.

Costs: To compare costs, visit TopTenREVIEWS' best search optimization software comparisons.

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#3 iBusiness Promoter IBP 11 Business

iBusiness Promoter promises clients will get into the top 10 in Google or get their money back. The software's highly rated features include link building and management, competitor analysis, keyword research and analysis and sophisticated and current performance reporting. Also offers a number of specific link-building features, such as link exchange locator, email templates, active link verification and backlink checker.

Keyword Research and Analysis: Features keyword suggestions, keyword search statistics, keyword density analysis, keyword effectiveness index, unlimited URLs, unlimited keywords, Google AdWords features and local search tags. Most of the product’s analysis is based on real-time search engine results, making it as current as possible. The software keyword tool supports 11 other languages and can access keyword suggestions of Google, Amazon and YouTube.

Help and Support: Provides support to users through email, intranet, ticket system and support FAQs. It also offers a money-back guarantee and trial download.

Costs: To compare costs, visit TopTenREVIEWS' best search optimization software comparisons.

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Chad Brooks is a Chicago-based freelance business and technology writer who has worked in public relations and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter. You can reach him at chadgbrooks@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @cbrooks76.