Best SERP tracking for offline client?

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Whats the best SERP tracking tools for offline clients, so they can have a report of progress etc.

Thanks in advance.
#client #offline #serp #tracking
  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    There are some really good online tools out there like RavenTools.

    For something a little less pricey, check out Advanced Web Ranking or SEO Powersuite's Rank Tracker. Both are really good.
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    • Profile picture of the author PrincessJasmine
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      There are some really good online tools out there like RavenTools.

      For something a little less pricey, check out Advanced Web Ranking or SEO Powersuite's Rank Tracker. Both are really good.
      Thanks Mike.
      I heard good things about Advanced Web Ranking.
      Is that a offline tool? or is it web based?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by PrincessJasmine View Post

        Thanks Mike.
        I heard good things about Advanced Web Ranking.
        Is that a offline tool? or is it web based?

        Both Advanced Web Ranking and Rank Tracker are desktop applications. Both allow you to schedule tasks, print reports, FTP ranking reports to a server, email reports... Pretty much anything you would need to do.

        I use both just to double check the rankings, but that isn't really necessary for everyone. I don't think you can go wrong with either one. I believe both have trials, so you can try them out and see what you think.
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        • Profile picture of the author lizatailor23
          I recently singed up to sescout and use that for the overall graph.

          I've found it pretty accurate in terms of getting a broader picture rather than day to day which it is not much use for since it only updates sporadically n the free version which I'm using.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    SEO Powersuites Rank Tracker is my system of choice.

    It is a downloadable software which you can schedule tasks to check rankings and email reports so you can leave it running on a PC with the internet and literally not even touch it.
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  • Profile picture of the author PrincessJasmine
    Thanks.

    Just wondering, if I use Rank Tracker to track my SERPs, does it use my connection for the tracking process? wouldnt that kill my connection? (IE: Google blocking / blacklisting my IP eventually?)

    Thanks again
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by PrincessJasmine View Post

      Thanks.

      Just wondering, if I use Rank Tracker to track my SERPs, does it use my connection for the tracking process? wouldnt that kill my connection? (IE: Google blocking / blacklisting my IP eventually?)

      Thanks again
      You can set either Rank Tracker or AWR for "human emulation" where it will pause at it is searching the SERPS and prevent that temporary Google ban. Rank Tracker also allows you to load up proxies it will rotate through. I believe AWR does too, but I forget off the top of my head.
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      • Profile picture of the author PrincessJasmine
        Originally Posted by Mike Grant View Post

        If this is for offline clients, I'd probably go with Raven Tools. Their suite will be of more benefit to you.
        Thanks for your input.
        Raven Tools is a little expensive for me, as I am just starting out.


        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        You can set either Rank Tracker or AWR for "human emulation" where it will pause at it is searching the SERPS and prevent that temporary Google ban. Rank Tracker also allows you to load up proxies it will rotate through. I believe AWR does too, but I forget off the top of my head.
        If you have to choose between AWR / Rank Tracker, which one will you prefer? As i mentioned above, I am just starting out and plan to just get 1.

        Thanks again, Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author Mike Grant
          Originally Posted by PrincessJasmine View Post

          Thanks for your input.
          Raven Tools is a little expensive for me, as I am just starting out.




          If you have to choose between AWR / Rank Tracker, which one will you prefer? As i mentioned above, I am just starting out and plan to just get 1.

          Thanks again, Mike
          In that case, SEScout will probably suffice, then.
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by PrincessJasmine View Post

          If you have to choose between AWR / Rank Tracker, which one will you prefer? As i mentioned above, I am just starting out and plan to just get 1.

          Thanks again, Mike

          They both are pretty good. As far as accuracy, I have not seen a noticeable difference between the two.

          Honestly, they both have a free trial. I would try them out and see which one you are more comfortable with.
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        • Profile picture of the author Nicky Papers
          Originally Posted by PrincessJasmine View Post

          Thanks for your input.
          Raven Tools is a little expensive for me, as I am just starting out.
          Have you checked out Microsite Masters? Their packages (in terms of pricing) might be something that you'd be interested in checking out. Additionally, it's a damn good SERP tracker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Grant
    If this is for offline clients, I'd probably go with Raven Tools. Their suite will be of more benefit to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tacit
    We use WebCEO but it sucks, we moving towards RevenTools now.
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    "While tacit knowledge appears to be simple, it has far reaching consequences and is not widely understood."

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  • Profile picture of the author nishanth13
    i was also looking for the same now i am using rank tracker but some times its results are little incorrect
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  • Profile picture of the author RobHite
    There are some good tool suggestions listed here. Which of these tools (AWR/Rank Tracker/Raven Tools) do you guys feel produces the nicest SERP analytics reports - ones that could be generated quickly and used to help land clients?

    I have actually used trial installs of WebCEO just to put together a "pre-sales" website analysis report to show prospective clients. Prospects love to see that you've done your homework on their site when you meet with them, and I leave the report behind which for me has led to getting the business 100% of the time.

    I'm not selling SEO services specifically, but selling SEO-friendly Wordpress web redesigns. It would be great to have one tool that can generate pretty reports upfront (kind of like HubSpot Website grader + SERP data). Then, also track SERP ranking progress over time and generate monthly reports if we upsell SEO services.
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  • Profile picture of the author PrincessJasmine
    I just tried Rank Tracker today (Thanks Mike).
    It seems extremely useful AND a powerful too.
    I like their reporting feature, but it looks too professional lol.

    I am wondering if clients will find out that I am doing this with just 1-click LOL.
    Anyone experience this?
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  • Profile picture of the author RobHite
    PrincessJasmine,
    I've produced WebCEO reports for prospective clients in the past. I wouldn't worry about clients knowing that you are doing the work with 1-click, just like you shouldn't worry about clients finding out about all of the other tools you use in your business to make YOUR job easier. Part of what makes YOU the professional is knowing what tools are out there at your disposal, and how best to utilize them.

    Position yourself as the SEO expert who is delivering them an in-demand service, and since the service has value to them - they will be ecstatic! 95% of your clients will be clueless about online marketing, SEO, and technology in general, and you are delivering them a valuable service that will have a strong ROI. If your client increases sales and acquires new customers, they aren't going to spend time trying to decode what tools you are using to get their results or generate reports.

    The results sell themselves

    BTW...
    If I had a client who learned my "secret tools" and decided to fire me and do it themselves (whether SEO, web development, social media management, or other services), then that is a client I wouldn't want in the first place. Why? They are clearly obsessed with spending their time focusing on things other than their core business, which probably means they won't be successful in the long term. Instead of playing around with my tools, they should be spending their time servicing and promoting to all of the new customers that my "secret tools" are bring them, right?
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