Well I’ve got so many clients to track keywords for, most of which don’t have a blog so I cannot use the WordPress plugins that would make this part of the job easier. But thankfully a fellow Linkbuildr reader and now friend, Will Reinhardt, gave me access to his SEO Keyword Ranking tool. I asked if I could review it out of the kindness of my heart, so this in no way influenced by money what-so-ever(so f%$! off Google :).
This tool is for one thing and one thing only…tracking your position in the search engines. I’ve used a bunch of free tools, paid tools and doing it by hand but the simplicity of SEO Keyword Ranking takes the cake. The tool tracks all the major search engines and provides reports on a time schedule, depending on how you want it. The reports are handled two ways, one within your account and secondly, straight via email all packaged in a nice and easy to read report. This is great because I can send my clients the reports automatically without worrying about it, and if I ever need to review them they’re only a few clicks away.
So lets talk about the pricing. A lot of the other keyword rank tools out there cost quite a bit but you won’t have to worry about that here. William has included 3 different pricing structures, the first being 100% free and the ability to track 3 projects with 5 keywords per project. The standard package is only $9/month and allows you to track 10 projects with 50 keywords per project. The highest package available is only $24/month which tracks 20 projects and upto 200 keywords per project. I encourge you all to sign up for a free account and give it a whirl and then report back in the comments here.
Cons: These cons only effect you if you are using this for clients as well, and I can imagine would be a lot of you. First up I would like to see some sort of unlimited account option because I sometimes do work for 20 clients/projects a month and would quickly run out of space. Secondly I would REALLY like to see an option to send reports via email to my client as well, or just my client. This would allow me to sit back and not worry about sending reports…I’m kinda lazy sometimes! I doubled checked to make sure this feature wasn’t in there, and if it is and I missed it Will….I appologize.