Keyword rank trackers or position checkers or whatever you want to call them have been around since SEO was first established. They are the easiest way to report your SEO services back to clients and a good keyword tracking software can sometimes make or break a deal. In this post I’ve reviewed 5 of the front runners in this industry, across 4 main criteria – Usability, Pricing, Display/Reporting and Additional Features. All of which are rated out of 10 to give the scores you will see. Links to products are affiliate links, but also non-aff links are also placed.
The local seo formula seems to be over-simplifying in the last 6 months. It’s now possible to rank in Google Maps for almost any local keyword if you have the following:
- A Google Business page
- A website half optimised to a local keyword
- More citations that your competitors
Unfortunately its not actually that easy.
2 aspects that can be the difference in local rankings are Geo-tagging and media rich citations, used correctly you no longer need to worry about having “more” citations than your competitor, you need BETTER ones.
(Without wasting your or their time)
We all know that everyone needs SEO. You need to rank in Google, there’s no 2 ways about it. The problem is, if you come in quoting a 6 month contract at £1000 p/m to some small businesses they will just say “oh we can’t afford that” and you’ll both be on your way. Which is no use to anyone.
The solution = provide insane nuggets of value!
Over the last 2 weeks I’ve been doing a shed load of testing with parasite pages, if you don’t know parasite pages are pages with huge authority that you can rank in the SERPs super quick, as you don’t need to create the “TRUST” factor that Google seems to be craving at the moment. The 2 most popular and effective websites to create a parasite page on are facebook and Youtube.
I’m not going to talk about parasite sites and why they’re awesome and how to create them or anything like that as all the information can be found here (although the actual promoted service is a pile of s***.)
Hello, if you missed the previous 2 posts about the quest, you probably want to check it out, part 1 and part 2.
The Current Results
As with the previous article I’ll start with the results and they are very strange, the site has gone down to 19th from 11th (screenshot below). I’ve got a few ideas why this might be but for now I’m gonna just sit on the fence and continue with the quest.