Rank Tracker Software with Advanced Web Ranking
It’s been a while since I last posted here and I’m making sure it’s worth your while.
As an SEO, be it for your own private sites or your client’s, you’ll need a dependable rank tracker that can update quickly due to sudden google changes, it should be flexible, it should be able to produce consistent results and reports, and it better not be limited to a certain number of keywords ala web based rank trackers (YUP, I HATE THOSE)
Now, I wrote about Market Samurai some months back and I talked about using it for keyword research. It also has a rank tracker BUT it’s not as good as Advanced Web Ranking seo software or also known as AWR.
I’ve been around the block already. I know all the rank tracking tools out there. From Rank Tracker, to SEscout, to Whooshtraffic, and many more. I’ve tried them all. I’m not saying they are bad, but they just dont fit my system. (Take note, most have free trials so you can give them a test run if you prefer, AWR also has a 30 day trial, where you can choose the Enterprise version, which is what I’m using right now)
I’ll be splitting this review into 3 parts. So let’s start with the settings.
As mentioned earlier, you need a flexible tracker, and what better way than to be able to export your reports, back them up and remove specific data!
Depending on your chosen package, you may be able to use the other functions like keyword research and website optimization. Since the topic is about rank tracking, I’ll leave this out for now.
This is an important panel that makes everything easier for people like me. I can use a remote computer to store the database which is very important for me.
You can also change the date format (for those that are picky like me) and adjust the contents of the charts that are shown which is great for presenations/reports and quick glances.
One of the default parts of AWR is tracking your site’s competitors automatically. If you do not like that, you can turn it off here.
Since its vital for you to get the right information, you need to avoid getting yourself detected too quickly by google. Using this panel will make sure you avoid it. Proxies are still highly important, but AWR does a great job already even without proxies.
I love this part again. I can share data with other users. I have a team of VA and I can give them permissions on how they can use the software. It’s really important for me, but it may not be for you so you can just ignore this
Here’s Part 2, which is the whole point of this article….Rank Tracking.
BTW, if you didn’t see it, there’s a free trial so you can buy AFTER trying it or within the 30 days.
This is the window where it checks for updates and it checks/updates very quickly.
This is what the demo project looks like. You can see how clear it is when comparing your previous and current rankings vs your competitors especially with the chart.
Now let’s create a new project.
Add the website domain
You can then select the search engines you like. If you want local search engines like google.fr, then you can look for it here and add it in and remove the google.com search.
At the end, you will be prompted if you want to schedule the software to automatically check the rankings or if you want to do it manually.
Now you can see your ranking when everything is said and done It’s that easy!
One more thing about rank trackers, most cannot detect videos. This one does.
There you go, easy right? Set it up and let it go!
BTW, depending on your chosen plan, you can also use SEOMoz to analyze domains for their Domain authority and mozrank but that’s a whole other topic
Now on to Part 3, which is “Reporting”
You have all the options you can ask for. I dont care what you do, it’s probably already here.
Here’s a quick ranking report vs your competitors and you can include this in the report.
Not much to say here on this part because everything is self explanatory.
To close this, just in case you still don’t know, I love macs and this software is compatible with all major operating systems.
Now THAT was the clincher for me
Give it a try guys!
PS. They have maintenance plans. Unlike other softwares that hide this, they openly let people know about it. So why do they need this? Well the constant updates need constant work from experts. If you want a hassle free experience, you need to invest and as much as I hate paying extra for things, this one is for convenience which I will happily pay for yearly.