iPad As Laptop Replacement Series: SEO Applications
Yes, you can replace a Laptop with an iPad (or any other tablet). Â Why? Â Because tablets like the iPad have applications that cover general use scenarios. Â No, they will not replace high-end applications (at least at this point), but your every-day computer usage can migrate to a tablet without a problem.
Take Search Engine Optimization, for instance. Â Most of the tools of the trade are on the web, be it your Web Analyzer, SEO evaluation tool, etc. Â Most of these tools are at least HTML4 compliant if not HTML5, and I have yet to find one that uses Flash. Â And on top of that, there are specific apps for the iPhone and iPad you can use to analyze your site.
- Analytics for iPad(Free, $6.99 for Premium): Â This plugs into your Google Analytics account and pulls down reports for review. Â The Premium gives you more information, but the free version is good enough for a quick review of your data. Â And, it automatically logs you in, saving time logging in directly to Google's site.
- Site Analyser (Free): Â A free iPhone app by Impact Media in the UK (http://seotools.impactmedia.co.uk/analyse/), which has a great response time. Â It feels like a free app, in that it requires you to enter in captcha information, but still a good app. Â One of the best reasons for getting this app is to analyze competitor's sites.
- Pear Analytics (Free, no longer in App Store?): Â Pear Analytics (http://www.pearanalytics.com) is one of my favorite SEO websites. Â Similar to Impact Media's site, it also does an evaluation, though it looks for different elements. Â For some reason I can't seem to locate this app in the App Store, so it looks like it may have been removed. Â Pity, it's a great app.
So that's the list that I found useful. Â There are many more apps for SEO in the App Store, proving the iPad can cover SEO analysis without a problem, just like a laptop.