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June 25, 2011

No Hands SEO **Exclusive Review**

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Often there are programs that claim to be fully automated then you find you need to fill in a dozen form fields, register accounts, posting, fill in captchas and the like. How these tools claim to be automated is beyond me and is more than annoying its downright dishonest. Having lots of experience with “automated” tools in the past has made me somewhat sceptical of claims of tools being “fully automated”. When I first noticed No Hands SEO I saw it made claims such as “Totally automated” and “Endless supply of backlinks” so as always I proceeded with trepidation.

As the sales page for No Hands SEO states it is billed as an easy to use poster of blog comments, trackbacks and whois submissions. It seems every month there is a new commenter coming out these days so what separates this from the rest? Well, ignoring the supposed automation, the biggest difference is the fact it handles trackbacks and whois sites as well.

The first time I started the app I was mildly surprised at how simple the interface appeared to be, the sales page suggest no settings need changing to make use of all features so I decided to take up their challenge and input a website right away to see how easy it really was to use. Entering in my website was as simple as filling in three form fields of Address of page, keywords to search with and my desired anchor text. So far so good.

With my website entered in all that was needed was to hit the start button and wait, so I waited a few seconds, nothing. Waited a few more seconds, nothing. Wondering what the heck was happening, if anything at all, I clicked on the log tab to see if the tool was actually doing anything at all, I wasn’t very optimistic at this point. When I first saw the logs I was very surprised to see the tool was actually working, what I saw was the tool collecting up a load of blogs to comment on and blogs to trackback to.

My initial scepticism was beginning to disappear and I was beginning to see the merit to the tool, shortly after collecting almost 1000 blogs to comment to and 1000 trackback targets it started posting to them, just like that without any interaction whatsoever. NHSEO doesnt need to collect up any whois websites to submit to as it comes prebuilt with just over 2500 already.

So after being a little underwhelmed at the fact it didnt seem to be doing anything and realising that is because I didnt need to do anything I thought I would have a deeper look into the settings and give it some time to get some links for me. In the settings there is everything you would expect to see in this day in your SEO app. There is proxy support, pinging, custom footprints and a couple others. One of the most useful options is the use of importing a URL list that you know auto accepts comments or trackbacks, this means that the poster will become far more efficient over time.

 On the website for No Hands SEO there is a video purporting to show the tool getting over a 1000 backlinks in an hour or so, I decided to test this claim. As it happens it can get this many and more, as it is multi-threaded it will get that many backlinks per site added. One short coming with this is that the links it submits aren’t necessarily going to end up as a backlink. For blog comments and trackbacks I have been noticing a stick rate of about 2-3% meaning for every hour and every site this tool will generate 30 or more backlinks from comments and trackbacks. This probably sounds low but imagine that number 24 hours a day 7 days a week with absolutely no effort, that could be 5k links per week per website on auto pilot.

Now the above is all good and well but not everyone will want their machine on 24/7 so where does that leave them? The whois submissions alone will generate around 1000 backlinks on their own. Also as stated previously NHSEO allows for lists of targets to be added so the longer you use the tool the bigger the list of Auto-Approve targets you will have to use for your other websites meaning you will be getting more like 60-70% successful links.

Im sure all the maths is probably confuzzling to some but I can assure you the longer you leave this tool running the more you backlinks you will get and the more efficient it will become over time. It is important to note that the blogs it has been submitting to, in my tests anyway, were very targeted to my websites niche and can only be considered very relevant to my website so the search engines will love them.

It is hard to fault a tool that does everything for you, I would suggest a higher success rate early on would be nicer but its hard to control the millions of blogs out there so I understand getting more than a few percent is damn near impossible. A few more features would be good also, hopefully some updates will create a more rich feature set.

 In conclusion I can see No Hands SEO selling lots of copies, especially as they are offering $30 off right now with a coupon on their home page. If you want a tool that will do your work for you and just sit in the background not bothering you this is it. The links you will get are not going to be high PR necessarily but there is every chance you will be getting ranked pages to link back to you and there is no effort involved so really what do you have to lose. I would recommend this tool as much as I have any other tool, that is for sure.

February 26, 2009

New Dofollow Blog Commenter ***Exclusive***

I have yet another exclusive application review here, it is a simple dofollow blog comment finder similar to CommentKahuna. The software we are looking at here is called The Free Blog Commenter (will be shorten to TFBC from now) and where it differs from its competitors is its speed and sheer volume of blogs it will find for you.

While Blog Comment Demon can and will find a staggering number of blogs for you to comment in it is a little outdated and will result in google temporarily banning you from their search if you keep searching with the tool, a common fault with SEO software that rely on google to search for websites. TFBC does not have this limitation as it uses other means to derive its results.

Speed wise I don’t really think that it could be a whole lot quicker, it makes full use of threads (which means dual core processors will speed this puppy up well), generating upto 15,000 blog pages to comment on per keyword per plugin. Whats more is that TFBC will search for three types of blog comment plugin on blogs and could mean as many as 45,000 blog pages PER KEYWORD.

If that isnt impressive enough on its own merit (45k pages per keyword) then perhaps the fact that it is completely free. All you need do is goto www.thefreeblogcommenter.com and enter your email address to be sent the download link.

Just in case you don’t realise how great blog comments can be to your SEO efforts you may want to think about possibly the most important factor in SEO, backlinks. Backlinks are the main ranking factor for most search engines these days and as such you should be getting as many as you can, blog comments are great as they provide keyword relevant contextual links and allow you to set the anchor text.

If you are in desparate need of backlinks then this software really is worth its weight in gold. Go get it now and get to work.

If you have an opinion about this tool leave a comment below, the creator reads here often so it could be a great way to get your ideas implemented into the next version (or even a completely separate tool all together)

Niche Domination with PPC WebSpy?

Recently I was made aware of a firefox browser plugin called PPC Webspy and decided to take a look at it. At first it had a lot of promise, the sales video showed quite an amazing plugin that brought up competitors keywords they are bidding for on adwords as well as where they ranked for those keywords.

Now this is very useful information and on its own is worth its weight in gold for any advertiser looking to compete with a site on certain keywords, now you can bid exactly 1cent over the highest bidder and get loads of clicks without having to pay through the nose for them.

For publishers there is another side to the same tool in that this plugin will allow you to scope out a niche and find out what keywords are pulling in the most clicks and at exactly the price they are paying for those clicks. Having this capability is great as you can now tailor your content to the highest paying keywords which will bring in sub-niche specific search traffic but higher paying ads overall as well so it is a double benefit.

When testing this tool I found it to be on the whole well constructed and didn’t notice any un-expected behaviour when using all of its functionality. I simply cannot understand where this software finds the information, it is really quite unbelievable how it manages to provide all of this data and at a really quick speed.

?All in all this is a very valuable tool for anyone that pays for clicks through the adwords (or similar) network or alternatively makes their money by showing adsense (or similar) network ads on their websites. If you want to double your PPC efficiency you will want to try out this tool.

January 26, 2009

Rank4.net news

As many of you may already know I have a close connection with the Rank4?team and have been testing their ranking tool and some of their new tools.

History of Rank4
Rank4 was originally meant to be a subscription based indexing and ranking tool based around many tried and tested practices of social bookmarking submission, directory submission, link baiting, search engine baiting and other proprietary techniques. While this aspect of the membership site is still intact it is changing its focus slightly away from simple indexing and ranking tool to a fully blown community site with many tools for generating and scraping content for a vareity of platforms.

Current status
It is currently treading water with the Rank4 tool making sure that all facets of it are working and stay current and expanding on the nature of the system by rotating through hundreds of accounts with hundreds of link baring websites.

The interesting part of the site is the new tools that will be available to members they are now going to be offering a content generation system for forums and blogs based around Yahoo Answers and article sites (such as ezinearticles and many more). They have a downloadable script in the works that is a PHP based server side script that mimmicks the features of PRStorm, the bonus of this is that many servers have very quick connections and it will search for sites to spam based on keywords you input rather than a standard list of overused URLs.

Another tool in its very early stages of development is the auto commenting script based around a common blog plugin that allows a very easy way to generate hundreds to thousands of instantly approved blog comments, again based around keywords that you a targeting rather than a static list of URLs.

Conclusion
While Rank4 has been disappointing with its constant delays and lack of any real press releases (other than the inside scoop by myself) it is showing some real promise, hopefully I can get my hands on the other tools (Yaho Answers content poster for forums is fully working and tested by myself) to test and will get back to you guys to let you know how it is all looking.

Until I have seen the whole package I will reserve total judgement as a lot can happen with the Rank4 tools techniques in a matter of weeks let alone months. If you want to be the first to know when Rank4 opens its doors go there and sign up now, it is free and they wont send any mail that isnt related to opening its doors.

If you want to know anything more about Rank4 leave a comment below and I will make sure that it is answered at some point by them, they do check here fairly regularly.

December 1, 2008

Quick website review – Pingler.com

A while ago I was checking around to see what new tools there are out there and came across an interesting new(ish) site that allows you to enter in your website and have it be pinged to a whole host of aggregator sites. I mentioned how powerful using these sites was in my last post but without some jiggery pokery only blogs and forums will post updates to these sites.

Pingler.com is both easy to use and very quick for what it does. Pinging WILL bring more traffic and can result in a few backlinks, if lucky, so being able to do this so quickly and easily really is a benefit for those that cannot afford membership services or applications that will do this for you.

As far as being a complete tool there are a ton of applications and services out there that do the?same or better?but most are paid for or more restrictive. If I were to be very picky I would ask that they crawl your site and ping deep pages without the need for submitting deep pages yourself, this can take a lot of time but is worth while. As this is a free non-membership site I think it is a great tool and should be used by all SEOs looking for a bit of traffic but cannot afford a professional tool like SQUIRT, Rank4(still in BETA)?or bookmarking demon.

In my opinion if you arent using pingler (or some other pinging tool) you are missing one big trick in the big picture of SEO. Check it out before they change their mind and make it a members only site.

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