Does any1 have some experience with "SEO Power Suite" from http://www.link-assistant.com? I have a few clients I built websites for and now some of them are asking for SEO 🙂 I am looking for a good tool to automagically _do stuff_
I checked out the site – looks decent. Also nice to see that it’s a one-time charge; not monthly like many other SEO tools. Did you notice the free version? Why not give it a try, you’ll know in a day or two whether it’s right for you.
I installed the free version (won’t let you copy/paste/export results etc) to have a play around with. SEO is not my bag really but wanted to track a couple of projects I had going plus a some competitor sites. Easy to use with the four separate modules, Link, Rank and so on and prefer the interface over stuff like Traffic Travis (also worth a try).
Do you just want to track rankings?
IMO Link Assistant ($250 – WTF!!!) is worthless. There are free tools that are 10x better. You can try Magic Rank Tracker if you just want to track rankings – I think its like $5 or $10. There are some free ones as well. If you have Market Samurai you’ll be sorted anyway
Hm. Yeah. Just took it for a test drive. All it does is…stats.
So…here’s what I’m gonna say:
1) Before you use any automated tool, make sure you have a pretty good understanding of how SEO works
2) If you do…I like the following for automated SEO:
-SEnuke (automated link wheels, bookmarking, pinging, etc.)
-TrafficGeyser (good for vids, blogs, podcasts & even articles)
-UniqueArticleWizard (spins articles & submits to a whole big bunch of sites)
There’s more too, but those are the big ones in my opinion / experience.
I own the 4k enterprise version of SEO Power Suite.
Don’t buy it.
Learn Market Samurai and ScrapeBox. Everything a good SEO needs. OpenSiteExplorer for backlink reports.
^ Sorry I disagree with you. You are saying that SEO Power Suite is a replacement of all those products you mentioned?
Anyhow, SEO Power Suite is well worth the price IMO, if you are serious about it.
hum, it is not a one-time charge… i thought it was as well!
I have been a long time user of Rank Tracker, and I bought it thinking it was a one-time charge… but turns out, there is a live plan that you have to subscribe to after a certain time – OR ELSE they SOFTWARE won’t work!
check it (no aff link):
- live plan explained – http://www.link-assistant.com/linkas…live-plan.html
- professional – http://www.link-assistant.com/linkas…extension.html
- enterprise – http://www.link-assistant.com/linkas…extension.html
Anyway, I would recommend using rank tracker as it is very comprehensive and having the history records of how sites ranked, after I did what to them really helped me decipher what was working or not to tame the google monster
i would also recommend using the free version of seo spyglass (no aff link – http://www.link-assistant.com/seo-spyglass/) to see how your competition is doing…
basically, it gathers information from yahoo site explorer (maybe alltheweb.com as well, don’t remember) on how many links are pointed to your competition (or your own site) and it will also scrape results such as the page PR, dmoz dir, yahoo dir, .edu or .gov or not, domain age, domain PR, alexa and such to give you a sense of the quality of the links
one trick is to try outrank your competition is to find these links that are pointing to your competition and try to REPLICATE it. so if they have a link from a PR5 .edu, it’s a good chance you need a equivalent or "better" quality link before you will outrank them.
of course, there are exceptions to every rule and stuff like on page factors will also play a role in outranking your competition
hope that helps
Yep, same here, was quite disappointed to find out there is a live plan to keep it going…I used it as a replacement for MS’s rank tracking feature (because that goes up and down from time to time) and the ability to create flashy (but pretty useless) reports in rank tracker was nice, too. Stopped using it now though as I just can’t justify the ongoing cost just for tracking some projects. Turned me off enough to ignore the rest of their products.
BHW have working version if you want to try it before you buy it
Link to this wonderful thing?
Its OK. The SEO audit function is probably the best part because you can rebrand and charge a nice mark-up to clients for reports.
I’ve always found Market Samurai and OpenSiteExplorer pretty good for backlink research and competitor analysis.
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