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SEO Powersuite Review – Essential SEO Tools Package

SEO Powersuit Review

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Proper search engine optimization is a ton of work and good SEO Tools can make our lives easier by automating many of the tasks that we would otherwise have to do manually.

As a company that provides Local SEO Services for multiple businesses, we needed a solution that allowed us to streamline our processes without breaking the bank.

I’ve personally tried every major SEO and Keyword tool available. Ultimately we chose to go with SEO Powersuite due the unbelievable power and usability it provides. Plus it’s priced way lower than it should be.

Have you ever looked for SEO tools online? It seems like there’s a billion of them and they all do something different!

You have one that’s good for keyword research, then one that’s good for on page analysis, yet another for link building, and don’t forget about having to do competitor research, and on and on….

The vast majority of the tools available are not cheap either. Most of them require a monthly fee, and those fee’s can add up to a substantial amount when you’re using multiple tools to achieve the results you desire.

SEO Powersuite is a complete solution that encompasses every aspect of search optimization. It’s made up of 4 apps that can each be used separately or work together as one whole unit.

It covers a wide range of on-page and off-page optimization tasks, including:

  • Keyword research
  • Rankings monitoring
  • Content optimization
  • SEO site audit
  • Competition research
  • Link building and management
  • …and a lot more

Here’s what you will find in this article, linked by table of contents for easier usage:

SEO PowerSuite toolkit includes the following tools that can be downloaded as one archive or used separately:

Rank Tracker – Quick overview

Rank Tracker logo iconRank Tracker is a part of SEO Powersuite package but can be used and downloaded separately. It’s available for Mac, Windows OS and Linux.

You can find more info about Rank Tracker on it’s home page. Feel free to download Rank Tracker for free and try it out.

Main Rank Tracker features:

  • Search Engine Ranking – Monitor your site organic rankings performance in over 400 international and local search engines
  • Monitor your competitors’ rankings and compare them to yours
  • Monitor your and your competitors’ rankings in Google and Bing universal search result blocks: videos, images, news, shopping, places, etc.
  • Set any location to collect rankings data for geo-targeted search
  • Keyword research
  • Keep rankings history of each and every keyword
  • Monitor rankings on auto-pilot
  • Locate all pages of your site ranking for one and the same keyword
  • Analyze side by side your rankings and Google Analytics traffic data
  • Generate professional-looking and eye-candy SEO reports
  • And more!

Click here to continue reading full review of Rank Tracker…

WebSite Auditor – Quick overview

Website Auditor logo iconWebsite Auditor is a part of SEO Powersuite package but can be used and downloaded separately. It’s available for Mac, Windows OS and Linux.

You can find more info about Website Auditor on it’s home page. Feel free to download Website Auditor for free and try it out.

Main WebSite Auditor features:

  • OnSite (On-Page) SEO
  • Page Analysis
  • Sitemap creation
  • Content optimization
  • Find all technical issues that lower your rankings
  • Learn how to fix the problems
  • See how your competitors are handling on-page SEO
  • Get keyword usage advice for each of your pages
  • Find and fix broken links
  • Find and fix HTML code errors
  • Find and fix 404 and other server response code errors
  • Find and fix links with “nofollow” tag
  • Find and fix duplicate page titles
  • Find and fix duplicate meta descriptions
  • Find and fix duplicate pages
  • Find and fix pages blocked by robots.txt
  • And more!

Click here to continue reading full review of WebSite Auditor…

SEO Spyglass – Quick overview

SEO Spyglass logo iconSEO Spyglass is a part of SEO Powersuite package but can be used and downloaded separately. It’s available for Mac, Windows OS and Linux.

You can find more info about SEO Spyglass on it’s home page. Feel free to download SEO Spyglass for free and try it out.

Main SEO Spyglass features:

  • Competitor link analysis
  • Link quality check
  • Link tracking
  • Link Anchor Text
  • URL of the backlink page
  • Google Page PR and Google Domain PR
  • Domain age
  • Link Value
  • Alexa Rank
  • DMOZ, Yahoo! directories inclusion
  • Visits (taken from Google Analytics);
  • Backlink Pages: the exact URLs of the pages linking to your competitor
  • Link Anchor Text: lets you see the keywords your competitor is targeting
  • Google Page PR; Google Domain PR: shows how valuable the links are in terms of Google PR
  • Link Value: determines the value that each backlink may potentially bring to a website
  • Alexa Rank: lets you see which links are sending your competitor more traffic
  • Backlink IP: lets you see all links coming from the same domains, or analyzes what countries most backlinks are coming from
  • Discover your competitors’ links that come from social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Delicious, Stumble Upon, Diigo etc.), see the exact value of those backlinks and how much each link contributes to the site’s PageRank
  • See which directories your competition is listed in (DMOZ, Yahoo!)
  • Know the age of every backlink domain, to analyze how reputable it is for search engines
  • And more!

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LinkAssistant – Quick overview

LinkAssistant logo iconLinkAssistant is a part of SEO Powersuite package but can be used and downloaded separately. It’s available for Mac, Windows OS and Linux.

You can find more info about LinkAssistant on it’s home page. Feel free to download LinkAssistant for free and try it out.

Main LinkAssistant features:

  • Find sites by keyword search
  • Find sites that link to your competitors
  • Find sites that already link to you
  • Harvest all URLs on webpages you specify
  • Perform a deep scan on the website you specify
  • Build high-quality links, safe for Penguin and Panda updates
  • Conveniently manage your link outreach
  • Monitor all your current backlinks
  • Control link profile growth over time
  • Create reports on link building activities
  • Find potential link sources
    • Find sites by keyword search
    • Find sites that link to your competitors
    • Find sites that already link to you
    • Harvest all URLs on webpages you specify
    • Perform a deep scan on the website you specify

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Rank Tracker – Full review

Rank-Tracker

Rank Tracker is typically the first place that we start.

Rank Tracker walks you through each step of the process to start a new campaign.

The first thing you do is enter the URL of the site you are wanting to check. Click Next.

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If you have a Google AdWords or Google Analytics account, you can connect those here, but you don’t have to.

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Enter the keywords that you want to track for your sites ranking.

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Rank Tracker is one of the only rank monitoring solutions that I’m aware of that allows you to choose multiple search engines to track.

Typically we will choose Google, Bing, and Yahoo. Even though the main focus is on Google, you can sometimes find some fantastic ways to gain additional traffic from Yahoo and Bing.

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After going through the campaign setup, you will be taken to the main workspace. Here you can see that you have an absolute ton of options available.

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Rank Tracker allows you to set automatic updates so that your site will be tracked consistently according the schedule that you set.

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When we are dealing with a brand new site we need to have a keyword plan laid out. Rank Tracker offers a Keyword Suggestion tool that provides 18 different ways to do keyword research. You can do everything from pulling the results directly from Google AdWords Keyword Planner, to scraping the Google AutoComplete and Related Searches results.

Click on  the Keyword Suggestion icon at the top left of the main screen to get started:

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This will bring you to the Choose Keyword Research Method Screen. You have to choose one method at a time, but each one of your results pages can be saved and added to as you continue to move through the process. I’ve outlined the options that we always use. Sometimes we will use the Bing and Yahoo options, but usually not.

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Once you’ve chosen the research method you want, click the next button and you will be brought to the keyword entry screen. We are working on a site for Attorney Marketing, so I’m going to put just a handful of keywords into the suggestion screen to get started.

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Once you’ve entered in some “big” keywords, click the next button. Rank Tracker will now go out and get keywords based on the initial words that you entered in. As you will see in the screenshot below, Rank Tracker returned 144 suggestions.

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Select the keywords that you want to continue with and click Next. This will score the keywords that you’ve selected so that you can gauge the number of monthly searches and the competitiveness of each keyword.

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Select the keywords that you want to import into your project and click next to go the main screen. Click on the Keyword Research Tab to see all of your results. This will allow you to start picking out the keywords you want to rank for!

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Why Rank Tracker is great: If you were about to use some other rank tracking service you would most likely end up paying hundreds of dollars every year, with a monthly payment subscription (most cost above $10 per month). And if you stop paying you lose all the data. With Rank Tracker you pay once, track as many keywords as you want and you get to keep all that data forever.


 

Now that we know the keywords we want to rank for, it’s time to go the next module in the SEO Powersuite which is the Website Auditor.

Website Auditor – Full review

Website-Auditor

Website Auditor is super easy to get started with. When you first open the program you will be greeted with same screen that you were in the Ranking Tracker. Here you enter the url of the site you want to analyze.

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When you enter your url and click next, the Website Auditor will analyze the site and bring you to the following main screen.

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Here you are provided with a quick overview of any errors on your site. Website Auditor will provide you with steps to correct any errors found. It literally walks you through every aspect of your on site optimization!

One thing that we notice right off the bat is that we have some pages with empty title tags. By selecting that error, Website Auditor will show us the pages that have empty title tags.

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When you select the Recommendation option, you will get a step by step explanation of how to address the error. This is a huge timesaver that keeps you from having to scan each page and link of your site manually.

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If you want to dig deeper into your site, you can make a selection on the left side of the screen to view individual pages, get an overall content analysis, check your domain strength and view reports.

We are going to click on the Pages option which will take us to the main screen where we can see all of our pages. Notice the tabs across the top of the page. Each tab provides different information.

The first thing you want to do here is update the rest of the Ranking Factors. Click on the little drop down arrow next to the Update Factors button, and make a selection.

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After you’ve made your selection for updating page ranking factors, you will be presented with all of the possible options that can affect your ranking factors.

Be sure to look at each one along with the description to verify what results you want returned. For our purposes today, I’m selecting all of them.

Website Auditor will return vast amounts of information that can be somewhat difficult to understand. They’ve addressed this by allowing you to generate an easy to read report. The report is as detailed as you want it to be. I’ve chosen to view the full report which is broken up into sections. You will see a few of the sections highlighted below.

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Something that stands out immediately is that our page is not Mobile Friendly! Now I know that we need to go make this change as fast as possible since Google is placing more emphasis on Mobile Friendly sites.

One of the newest features available in Website Auditor is the ability to create content from directly within the program. Website Auditor will keep you updated on all key factors for ranking in real time! You can save the file and upload directly to your site.

To get started with the Content Editor you need to choose the page you want to edit and enter the keywords that you want it to rank for.

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After you enter in your keyword, click the next button to be taken to the Analyze Webpage Content page. Website Auditor will crawl the search engines you’ve selected and look at your top competitors page to compare how they are using keywords on their sites.

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When it’s done analyzing the competitors pages, you will be brought to the Content Editor screen where you will see the page of your site that you selected. Here you can make changes to the page and follow along with the suggestions as you go! Don’t worry, these changes aren’t live until you save the page and upload it to your site.

You can see in the example below where I’ve typed out some changes. You can also edit the code from here. This is super powerful.

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We run all of our sites through the Website Auditor and since we’ve started doing it, we’ve noticed some HUGE jumps in our search rankings. Honestly this one module is worth the price that you pay for the entire SEO Powersuite.


 

Why WebSite Auditor is great: It shows you all those on-page SEO mistakes we often miss and overlook, and it shows you how to fix them. Not only that, besides huge amount of on-page SEO checks it does, WebSite Auditor also creates a full sitemap no matter how big your website is. Those of you who are not using WordPress (or if you use some custom CMS) will appreciate this, because almost every sitemap generator tool you may find online is limited or expensive.


 

SEO Spyglass – Full review

SEO-Spyglass

Backlinks are still a large factor in Google’s ranking algorithms. If you have a bunch of high quality backlinks coming into your site, you will have a very good chance of ranking on the first page of Google.

We use SEO Spyglass at the start of every single link building campaign. One of the easiest ways to find sites that might want to link to you is to look at other sites in your industry and see where they are getting their backlinks from.

Here’s how to get started.

Enter the URL of the site that you want to analyze. Here we are looking at one of our competitors for our Attorney Website.

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When you click next, SEO Spyglass will crawl the site and find all of their backlinks. This will be displayed on the main page under the All Backlinks tab. Here you should click on the Statistics button to get a good overview of the backlinks. You can see just how detailed the info is.

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The next step is to actually go check any of the links that look promising so you can develop an outreach strategy to acquire new backlinks. And just like all of the other modules within the SEO Powersuite, you have the option to produce a report that makes the information much easier to digest.

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The other major function that we use SEO Spyglass for is to keep up with our own backlink profiles. Not only should you know how many sites are linking to you, but you should also know the quality of those sites. If you have links coming from spammy sites, Google can penalize your site!

To check your own links in SEO Spyglass, you start out the same way as you did to check competitor backlinks. Enter in your URL and go through the steps to get the results on the main page. As you can see the screen is very similar to the rest of the screens that you’ve seen in the other modules. The tabs across the top of the page allow you to see information in multiple different formats.

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One of the big factors that we look for is the Penalty Risk. If we see anything marked with a red label, we will take action to get the link removed. This will help keep our sites in the good graces of Mother Google.


 

Why SEO Spyglass is great: Because backlinks are still the main ranking factor for Google. Now, with SEO Spyglass you finally have a chance to spy on your competitors and see where do they get the best links from. Who knows, maybe you can get a link to your website from those websites too!


 

LinkAssistant – Full review

LinkAssistant

The LinkAssistant is all about helping with your link building campaigns.

This app is designed to help you find linking partners and even manage your outreach efforts.

To get started, enter in the URL for the site or specific page that you want to promote.

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LinkAssistant will crawl the page and bring you to the next step. Here you need to put the anchor text and description that you prefer to be used for any backlinks pointing to your site.

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Finally you will enter in your contact information. This is what will be used when you reach out to potential link partners.

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After you click on finish you will be taken to the main page. You will notice that it’s currently blank. Here you will want to click on Look for Partners. This will pull up the Select Partner Search Method.

I’m going to leave it on Find sites by keyword search. Click Next.

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Next you need to enter in the keywords that are relevant to your site. You can also have LinkAssistant offer keyword suggestions for you. Once you have your keywords, click next.

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The next screen will allow you to choose the search engines that you want to use for your link partner search.

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Now you will come to the Configure Scan Depth Limits screen. This is where you set the number of link partners that you would like to find. The default setting is 30. However if you notice, you can select the No Limits option. This takes quite a while but will return Thousands of results. We always start out with 30.

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Next you will be brought to the Interested Partners Filter page. If you are looking for sites that allow guest posts, then you need to click the check box that say’s Use “Interested Partners” Filter. In the space provided you can type in search parameters like:

  • Guest Author
  • Submit Post
  • Write for us

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Finally you will see the Set Ranking Factors and Filters screen. This is where you can set the criteria for the sites that you want links from. We typically click Select all.

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Once you click next, you can take a minute to go grab a snack or some caffeine, because it takes the system a while to complete the search.

Once the search is completed, you will have a list of potential linking partners like you see below. Take notice of the information that’s provided with each linking opportunity. You will see metrics such as Page Rank and Facebook popularity.

Select the URL’s that you want to look deeper into and click on next.

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Now you will be taken to the main page. If you want more results, you can go back through the process of selecting more link partners with a different search method. Once you’re satisfied with all of the prospects that Link Assistant has found, you will have a list of sites that match the criteria you are looking for.

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I’ve highlighted two of the columns to point a couple of things out. Notice that LinkAssistant was able to grab the contact email for the majority of the prospects. You can email your prospects from directly within LinkAssistant when doing your outreach. We will cover this shortly.

The 2nd column is labeled as Include in Link Directory. This software gives you the ability to create a directory such as a Resource page with recommended links. This is a nice way to add links to sites you recommend. If you do add a site to your link directory, be sure to reach out to the site owner or contact to let them know you are linking to them.

Link Building Outreach

Now that you have a nice list of potential backlink prospects, it’s time to start some research to develop a plan of outreach. We usually scroll through the list and check out each site that looks like it has good potential. This can be a little time consuming, but the fact that you have a huge list to pick from still makes this a way easier process.

There are several ways to go about this, but I’m going to show you what we do. The first thing is to scan through the links and check each one that seems interesting.

When we set up the parameters to find these links, LinkAssistant returned the main homepage along with the page that had content that matched our search criteria. If you click on a row to highlight a prospect you will see that you can visit the page to check it out.

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If the link prospect turns out to not be a good fit, you can click on Remove to get them out of your list.

Let’s say you find a site that looks like a good match for reaching out to. If I click on the email button highlighted by the arrow in the above screenshot, I’m presented with an email client built into LinkAssistant.

I can send an email directly to the contact and have a record of my actions with them. There are built in templates that you can use for different outreach methods. Notice on the screen below, that the Guest Post Inquiry Template is chosen. However I suggest you always customize emails. Don’t just send the same canned template out to people.

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Continue this process until you’ve exhausted all of your options. We do this for all of our sites and always end up with some high quality backlinks. Now keep in mind that you need to have something of value to offer in exchange for a link.

Common features in all SEO PowerSuite tools

Each SEO PowerSuite app has an intuitive reporting tool with a drag-n-drop editor. You can generate professional eye-candy reports, choose which data sections to include and in what order. You can quick-print a report (Professional version), or save it in PDF/HTML format (Enterprise version).

The reports in the Enterprise edition can be white-labelled. You can remove all mentions of SEO PowerSuite, include your company logo and credentials, adjust color schemes, add client info etc.

You can upload SEO PowerSuite reports to your website or email them directly to your clients in PDF or HTML.

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Besides PDF/HTML reports, the collected data can be exported “as is” in CSV, TXT, HTML, XML and SQL formats.

All the apps have an intuitive user interface and customizable workspaces, which let process and organize the data the most convenient way.

The software is Windows, Mac OS X and Linux compatible.

Important: In case of heavy usage you will send a lot of requests to Google and other search engines, which may trigger captcha verification. To avoid that we recommend a use of proxies from BuyProxies.org.

Conclusion

That wraps up this overview of SEO PowerSuite.

Hopefully you can see how powerful this solution is for managing every aspect of SEO. With the SEO PowerSuite you are able to:

  • Track your site rankings along with your competitors with Rank Tracker
  • Audit your entire site for on page optimization and create optimized content with WebSite Auditor
  • Find out who’s linking to your competition and track your own backlinks with SEO Spyglass
  • Find potential link partners and manage an entire outreach campaign with LinkAssistant

You can try out all of the modules of SEO PowerSuite for free. If you will take some time to try it out and follow the available tutorials, I have no doubt you will find this to be one of the Absolute Best SEO solutions on the market today!

Steve Shows
Steve Shows is a Backlink Specialist at eWebify. He's doing a great job helping eWebify partners get a return on their investment by seeing more quality phone calls come into their businesses.
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1 Comment
  • Drazen Prastalo Feb 16,2016 at 5:50 PM

    Amazing review Steve, thank you so much for guest blogging on Income Mesh 🙂

    I’m sure this review will help a lot of people get the most out of SEO Powersuite tools.

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