I decided to make this week at SEOonABudget.com the week of SEO PowerSuite. Today is an introductory post and each of the next four days will have a review of the four tools that make up SEO PowerSuite.
SEO PowerSuite is a set of four tools designed to help SEO practitioners. SEO PowerSuite was among the first SEO tools I downloaded and it was the first SEO tool I purchased.
I initially came across SEO PowerSuite while looking for a tool that I could run a few times a week to check the ranking of my wife’s site in search engines. I looked at several options like IBP but SEO PowerSuite had the good sense to do something nobody else did, they offered a free version with very little limitations and no expiration date. You can go to their website right now and download free demos of the software that are pretty darn close to full functionality. The Rank Tracker program tracked all of my keywords fine, it just wouldn’t save the data so I couldn’t see if I was trending up or down. I used the free versions of these tools for well over a month before I decided to purchase the pro editions. In an ironic twist of fate, it wasn’t until the program stopped working correctly that I decided to become a buyer.
I’m REALLY cheap when it comes to buying software so I spend way more time researching than I should. I knew SEO PowerSuite had been around for a long time and had a lot of loyal customers but with any piece of SEO software you’re going to encounter negativity so I stalked the forums for over a month to see how the SEO PowerSuite staff interacted with users. It seemed like they had pretty good support. One day Rank Tracker started spitting out horrible results for our site. Some terms that were in the mid-teens in Google showed “not in top 100” while others showed fine. I ran it a few times, waited a day and tried again, and kept getting inconsistent results. I emailed the SEO PowerSuite staff exactly what was happening and went to bed.
When I woke up, I had an email in my inbox which explained exactly what the problem was, stated that they had their programmers working on it and that the fix would be released as soon as possible. The email even contained screenshots of my keywords and site results in Google with the cause circled. That email would have impressed me no matter what but it impressed me double since I was using the free version. I wasn’t even a paying customer and they were giving me great support.
Within a week they had released an update that fixed the problem. As soon as I confirmed that everything was working good I went to the website a bought a copy. Their outstanding product drug me in and their customer service and commitment to keeping the product updated daily won me over.
If this at all sounds interesting to you go grab a free version off of their site and play with it for as long as you like. They have two different paid versions. The pro version which has all functionality but cannot export reports (just view them on screen) and the enterprise version which can export the data and reports. The pro is fine if you only do SEO for your sites. The enterprise edition is for SEO companies who need to send reports to clients.
One last note, I now use the software with 15 private proxies (for speed) and with the automated captcha service set up. The captcha service is a MUST own for this product. I bought the 5,000 captcha pack for $22 when I first bought the software. I’ve been using it for over a year and still have around 4,500 captchas left! Don’t think about buying the captchas, just do it. Nobody wants to have to type those things in.