– Excellent For Checking Keyword Rank

I haven't done anything SEO related in almost a year. 2011 has been a very busy year for me. I purchased 5 houses last year and spent most of the year refurbishing them. I'll save the details of that for another post.

When I sat back down in my SEO saddle, I noticed the Adsense earnings on some of my best sites had dropped by a few hundred dollars per month. The first thing I thought to do was to check my keyword ranking using Web CEO. However, I hadn't used the Web CEO for over a year and the knowledge base was out of date.

Web CEO offers a lot of functionality that I just don't use. I really only use the keyword rank checker. The problem is the subscription to the knowledge base isn't cheap and it seems like every time I turn around I'm having to pay to update it again. I started looking for another alternative.

I found a great piece of software called CuteRank. Cuterank provides all the great functionality you could hope for in a keyword rank checker. Besides that, you can get a free version that is fully functional provided you are only tracking one website.

After spending some time with the free version, I decided I wanted to track more of my sites and paid $69 to get the unlimited version. That includes a full year of knowledge base updates. After that, updates are just $10 per year.

The paid version allows you to use a proxy if you wish, it provides charts and graphs to track your keyword movement, and allows you pick country specific search engines. So far, I am not disappointed.

The only concern I have about Cuterank is the support. So far, I haven't need any support, but if you view their support forum and their facebook page, it looks like many recent cries for help have gone unanswered.


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8 Responses to “ – Excellent For Checking Keyword Rank”

  1. Forest Parks Says:

    Hey Brent, long time no blog. Sounds like you had a busy real-life 2011!

    Thanks, I have not been doing much SEO either and I dropped a lot of rankings…. Time to buck up my ideas.

  2. Brent Crouch Says:

    Hey Buddy! Nice to hear from you. Refresh my memory, you were headed to Egypt last time we talked right? Just noticed you let go back. Surprised to see that!

  3. Forest Parks Says:

    Yeah I lived in Egypt for 2 years, through the revoltion (although came back for a bit)… Been in UK, Canada and USA since early August and off to New Zealand in a few weeks fro 5-months. 2011 was a hell of a year!

    I changed the direction of The Random Forest because I just wasn’t using it to personally blog and didn’t feel like it anymore!

    My main project now is and my pet project is :).

    What are your plans?

  4. Brent Crouch Says:

    Nice sites! I took up running for a few months, but I couldn’t stay motivated to do it. I finally took up Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu a couple of years ago. It’s been able to keep my attention and provide some much needed physical activity.

    Wow! You really get around?!? How do you decide where you are going next? Are you doing all this moving for work?

  5. Forest Parks Says:

    Not sure where after New Zealand but I have to be in the UK during late June and July for weddings. After that maybe back to NZ or maybe SE Asia or India, or maybe Germany… I have no idea!

    It’s not for work, just life, I like moving around and experiencing new places.

    I bet the Jujitsu is a lot of fun!

  6. Brent Crouch Says:

    Wow! You are a man of the world. Did you family do a lot of traveling when you were growing up? I’d be terrified to go to another culture, where I didn’t know anyone, or didn’t speak the language. Do you spend a lot of time planning before you get to a new destination or do you just show up and start looking for somewhere to live? I’d love to have the mentality to visit a lot of new places like that. I’d especially like to visit Brazil.

    Loving the Jiu-jitsu. My instructor got his black belt from one of the Gracies and Royce has been down a few times to train. So it has been a lot of fun to train with and meet the guy that made MMA so popular and essentially brought Brazillian Jiu-jitsu to America. I’m loving it.

  7. Forest Parks Says:

    Hey Brent, actually I never travelled until I could afford it on my own in my 20s, that was when I got my first passport. I love jumping in and besides from a little reading I don’t do a lot of prep work.

    Wow, sounds like he is a good man to know in the sport.

  8. estate Says:

    Interestnig post, I just wanted to try cuterank to test but didn’t not work at the moment.

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