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Lately we haven’t been posting too much here at, but we are back with a bunch of exclusive news from a few shows, that we’ve attended:

1. Local SEO

Already a few months back, but Moz launched a local product to compete in the fast-growing SMB market. In a previous post, we’ve suspected to see Moz move in the SEO enterprise market, but this didn’t  seem to really happen. Their tools a great, but a lot of folks don’t think that they are exceptional, meaning other tools couldn’t provide a certain task or data in a similar way. Moz local looks solid and will compete with Yext, Placable and a bunch of other local submission services, which we’ll cover soon.

2. Link removal tools

With Google’s outings of link networks and the massive amount of email warnings to webmasters  a completely new industry has been created.

We are not going to comment on the necessity of these emails, but it is obvious to us that Google wants webmasters to remove links at all costs. At a recent show we’ve attended some Google folks told us some numbers about the amount of reconsideration requests which are being in the 10000s per month! We’ve also spoke with a bunch of our SEO friends in the industry and it is also obvious that most larger websites got hit with a manual action whether they actively engaged in link building or not.,  Removeem, Linkresearchtools are the big players just focusing on that part. Also Sistrix SEO tool announced a Linkrating tool to help their clients to rank better.

3. International tools and features

We’ve seen more and more tools move into the onpage business: seems to be one of the strongest candidates to have a big impact on the industry, but also Botify, Deepcrawl and a bunch of others try their luck capturing market share. Lately we’ve also seen an enterprise tools roll out some amazing onpage features, which should help to understand the technical onpage side better.

Looking back at the past few months, we can say that the SEO tools industry stays innovative and agile in order to combat the constant changes, that the industry faces. More sophisticated tools means more specialists are needed to run them, but also an end of the small SEO shops.





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RankAbove is an SEO platform with a proprietary indexing method that provides accurate measurements of a website’s SEO performance.


RankAbove is a platform for search engine optimization (SEO), and its versatile methods apply to Google but also every other relevant search engine. The first goal of RankAbove is to measure how the website is performing in terms of these search engines. After identifying where the shortcomings are, the next objective is to improve that performance. The focus of this improvement is on keywords and keyword phrases, but the RankAbove system also takes into account other parameters that can have either a positive or a negative effect on SEO performance, such as metadata, backlinks and empty pages.

The Good

Most of the best SEO platforms are not user-friendly, and many of the platforms that seem user-friendly are rather ineffective upon close inspection. RankAbove is different and does a superb job of balancing the power and sophistication of the system with user-friendliness. The information provided, however, is not dumbed down; it is simply presented in a layered approach that makes it more readily digestible to the webmaster who is still new to advanced SEO. The platform is very customizable as well, and the advanced user can configure the tools and the data in whatever manner works best for them.

The Bad

We couldn’t even find much that is bad. Rankabove integrates with Adobe Sitecatalyst and Google Analytics, so not really anything to copmlaint about.

Review and Rating

4/5 Stars

RankAbove is a powerful system that requires some tweaking in order to maximize its benefits. The good news is that it uses a layered approach that is newbie-friendly, and it definitely is a platform that will grow with the webmaster as he or she gains experience and skills. The proprietary nature of RankAbove can be hindrance at times. Experienced webmaster will have certain expectations about usability that will not be met, but those can be overcome. Additionally, due to a lack of integration support, the use of RankAbove may cause the webmaster to have to make some hard choices.

Due to those drawbacks, we only gave RankAbove four stars. If those issues don’t affect you, however, then RankAbove is a five-star SEO platform. The basic kit lets you optimize 1,000 URLs, and it lets you track the performance of 250 keywords or key phrases. In addition, keyword research is included. Most platforms hang you out to dry in that regard, but RankAbove puts real effort into determining your optimal keywords and strategies. The system also provides you with in-depth competitive analysis, including on- and off-page reports. Furthermore, if your site is a start-up or non-profit, then RankAbove offers that basic package at a significantly reduced rate.

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A small, but interesting update fom Raven is the new Raven Event Manager

Raven now allows you to mark certain traffic spikes with an event. Whether you launch and email marketing campaign or run some Infographics, this new feature is a great way to keep track of why spikes happened.

Event manager


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Already a few days old, but wanted to cover it here as well: Raven SEO Tools launched a new product called Site Auditor. The tool analyzes different site issues and finds errors in the site’s architecture. As with all the Onpage tools it is crucial to hace a certain crawl depth.

We haven’t tested Raven’s new Site Auditor yet, but it looks great so far. Here a few errors they look out for:

Pages blocked by robots.txt

  • 404 errors
  • 301 errors
  • Broken internal links
  • Broken external links
  • Links with “nofollow”
  • Duplicate page titles
  • Duplicate meta descriptions
  • Duplicate pages

Raven Siteauditor

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RankRanger is one of those recently released online software programs that automates the process of finding real time data related to the sites of your competitors. Many owners of websites as well as those working in SEO make use of this software to check on their own performance as well as that of their competitors. This survey can be done over more than 300 search engines. What RankRanger does is track down the rankings of sites on different search engines, analyzes their use of keywords as well as their ranking. It also looks through inlinks, backlinks and more. RankRanger has just come out of the BETA phase of its development, however the stupendous amount of data that it has collected for those who have used it has significantly helped them improve their processes.

The plus points of RankRanger

There are quite a few advantages to RankRanger and the first one is that of the enormous amounts of data you can collect. As it searches through over 30 search engines, you will be able to analyze your own as well as your competitor’s rankings, the page rankings of their site, as well as the positioning of their backlinks, inlinks, etc. All of this will help you make your SEO efforts all the more effective. Additionally, this software will be able to pull together all the data you need from similar tools such as Google Analytics and bring it all in one place. It will even show you whether your ranking on a search engine is organic and how your pay per click ads are faring.
The software comes with an extremely friendly user interface. This means that it can take you little under a minute to set up. It is rather self-explanatory. You can easily navigate through the entire software with the help of the tabs as well as the columns and graphs that point out the way. Since the process is largely automated, you will have no issues in generating the info you need. You will also be able to get customized alerts in real-time and monthly reports in the form of PDFs.

With RankRanger, you will be able to organize results based on the campaigns that you are working on. You can have as many campaigns as you want in a single user account. There is the added advantage of having the ability to group all your campaigns in folders and use them how you need. You will also be able to organize the data the way you want, as there is no pre-determined setup.

Another advantage of RankRanger is that it is completely white label. Which means every SEO company that makes use of it will be able to put their own logo on the findings. This way you will not need to let out your trade secrets on how you got your own information and data.

The kind of results you get with RankRanger is quite versatile and there is a great deal of emphasis placed on keyword rankings. Since there are a number of ways in which ranking can be measured, the near perfect results that you get each time will help you monitor yours as well as other rankings and work towards improvement.

The Negatives

There are a few who feel that the RankRanger focuses entirely on the tracking of Keywords, PPC campaigns as well as all those elements that go into the basic structuring of a site. If a website owner is deep into analyzing data, then he will also want to look into other social media such as tweets or even YouTube stats and Facebook. While these features are available with some other sites, it is not with RankRanger.

Review and rating

RankRanger is the perfect tool for those who are just starting out in the world of SEO. The reports are easy to generate and equally easy to organize and track. What’s more is that you can label it with your own logo.

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SEMRush just released two new great features, which make it even more valuable: A backlink tool (domain level backlinks) and even better..the Organic Top 200 report, which is a unique feature that no other tool currently offers.

Once more SEMRUSH is leading the pack with innovation and speed:








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Jan did an interesting  survey about the use of SEO software. Results are not too surpsing and certainly not extremly representative (only 420 people have been surveyed), but the picture would have probably been different if they would have added more SEO Tools to the survey.

Seeing SEOMOZ or Majestic up there is something that makes sense, but how the hell did Screamingfrog get in there :

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When it comes to link management….every SEO is going nuts. Some want to manage every single link and automatically fire emails as soon as their spider doesn’t find the link anymore, the other SEO has his own Excel file …and the next SEO just builds more links and doesn’t care at all about links being lost., which launched today is all but that. The tool is a sophisticated link management solution combined with an advanced To-do manager.

Without going in the usual features of link management tools, here are the highlights:

1. Inbound Link timeline

A sophisticated inline history that shows you when and how you gained links. We believe this is one of the most important tools that any SEO needs and currently only Majestic SEO covers that.

2. Footer vs. Content vs. Header Differentiator

Automated differentiator if a link is place in the footer content or header. Something every SEO was dreaming about for a long time



3. Link dashbord overview

Sophisticated separation of diffent link types:






4. Competitive link analyzer

Compare link profile up to 5 domains for any of your domains


Overall result from first review:

CognitiveSEO makes a first great impression. There are many great features in the tool and it’ll be exciting to see what this will turn into. We also liked the fact that it is focused solely on links, which as of today are 80%+ of the ranking game.

What we don’t know about CognitiveSEO is the depths of the link data. Some of the integration looks like it’s done wit Seomoz data, but we are not sure if this is the only provider of back link data.

That all being said…we definitely give CognitiveSEO an A for trying a different approach and not copying the other tools out there. It’s exciting to see a company putting fresh eyes on an old problem.


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Still in beta, but already made quite some noise in the industry: . We’ve been trying to get our hands at a demo account, but everything is still in stealth mode. However, we managed to get some exclusive screenshots:

















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The speed at which search is changing either exhilarates online marketers or makes them run for the
hills. Those of us crazy enough to stick around need fast tools with the right data and lots of it.

Searchmetrics Essentials is a new database product line from Searchmetrics, a global search analytics
company known best for its dashboard SEO tool – Searchmetrics Suite. Available both as an extension
of Searchmetrics Suite and as independent databases, Essentials introduces a brand new keyword
database covering organic, paid and universal results in 15 countries (Essentials SEO+SEM) and a social
media database covering Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+1, Delicious and StumbleUpon (Essentials












The Good:

First of all the price: $99 is a ridiculous price for a well-rounded suite like that!

Introducing intelligent metrics for domains like SEO Visibility (factors in position, search volume and
traffic estimation) and Social Visibility (factors in 6 social networks weighing the results based on
influence), what really stands out is the clean interface and how easy it is to pull a ton of data about
your own website, competitors and industry trends. Also, the ability to see domain and keyword history
is perfect for SEOs to show just how badly a site was doing before they started to work on it.

For those of you familiar with the Searchmetrics predecessor, Rapid, Essentials SEO+SEM has taken this
database to the next level with features like industry analysis, which looks at the industry categories of
your keywords. The reporting is also clean and easy to assemble.

Down to a link level, Essentials Social this gives you instant information on where your links, and anyone
else’s links for that matter, are going in the social media space. Which article or blog post was most
popular on Twitter? Do users tend to like, share or comment on your content on Facebook? Where are
my competitors having success and is that an opportunity for me?

The Bad:

Like all keyword tools, not every important keyword for your business will be in the Essentials SEO+SEM
database. This is to remind customers that they can fully customize their keyword list in Searchmetrics
Suite, but this like all things comes at a higher price. Also, as some parts update monthly, the PPC
data is not going to be 100% accurate for the current moment in time. In Essentials Social, you look
up information by website, so not being able to look up information by topic or mention could be
challenging for professionals that don’t always tie their social media campaigns to their website.

Overall review and rating:

What I like best about Essentials is that I can enter in a domain or a competitive set and pull information
instantly. No wait time for my keyword positions or social media references to load. Searchmetrics
has been at data analysis for quite some time and they are very good at it and the new tools are fast.
Essentials definitely has the potential to replace existing keyword tools and become known in the social
media space. Test it out for free.

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