Recently, Microsoft released a beta version of an SEO Toolkit that can be integrated with its web server software, IIS 7 (Internet Information Services), which is part of the Windows 2008 Server installation. The toolkit provides several SEO related tools for web developers and web server administrators. It shows that Microsoft is committed to making a website’s content more SEO friendly by offering free tools, an increasing trend for Microsoft, that provide detailed, real-time, analysis of a site’s structure. The SEO toolkit offers a variety of features, including site analysis, robots exclusion, sitemaps and sitemap indexes, all accessible through an easy to use interface integrated within the IIS 7 administration tool.
Web developers and web administrators have been waiting a long time for a tool like this. The SEO toolkit will help identify multiple SEO errors, such as duplicate content, broken links, invalid markup and poorly written title tags, meta descriptions and meta keywords. Traditionally, developers using IIS had to rely on external tools to get this valuable data. Now these tools are available in the same interface where other parts of a website are administered. The SEO toolkit will take a while to catch on, since it is still a beta version for a brand new operating system, I think it’s a great step in the right direction for Microsoft. It definitely
To read more about the Search Engine Optimization Toolkit for IIS 7 please visit http://www.iis.net/extensions/SEOToolkit