SEO Software Reviews

April 19, 2011

Total SEOlution **Exclusive Review**

Its seems almost a life ago last time I reviewed an SEO software but when I found this new tool I decided I would get back into the reviewing game again to bring my visitors an exclusive review of the new SEO tool suite that looks to be a promising start for such an app.

Recently there have been a whole host of SEO tool suite’s that have been unable to really rival the popular SENuke, especially now SENuke has their new version X out, could Total SEOlution be the one to do that now? Well that is not an easy question to answer as SENuke , regardless of what their tool offers has a very active community and a whole hosto of 3rd party support from its users and numerous reviews/guides. However competition is always a good thing so this can only be a good thing. Now to the review.

Total SEOlution Main Menu

On first impressions Total SEOlution is a simple looking application and that is very consistent throughout, however looks can be deceiving and beneth the surface of this relatively bland looking tool is a collection of some of the most easy to use apps with some real power. Total SEOlution is not so much a tool as it is every SEO tool you will ever need, we have the following at our finger tips:

  • Directory Submitter (4400+ directories built in)
  • Social Bookmarker
  • Blog Commenter
  • RSS Submitter
  • Whois Submitter
  • Pinger
  • Link Checker
  • Proxy Harvester / Checker
  • Sitemap Generator
  • Text Rewriter
  • Indexed Pages and Links Checker
  • Report creator

Above is an impressive list of SEO tools and a pretty exhaustive one at that. Right off the bat you can tell Total SEOlution is fixing to position itself as one of the big boys in the SEO world. Providing all of the tools work as expected this could be one helluva useful tool. Sure there are tools for lots of these jobs and some are pretty good, however there is a good reason for having all tools in one application as I will explain later on in the review.

Total SEOlution Setup and Installation

This one is easy to explain, extract the Install file from the members login and open the program file. Upon first load of the tool you are greeted with a login prompt, enter your email address and password and you are good to go. Login only needs to be done once as it saves your details on your hard drive.

Total SEOlution Profiles

Profiles and projects play a big part in this tool suite as whenever you save something to the inbuilt database it can be used elsewhere in the app and in creating reports for your SEO clients. If you create some great dofollow, high PR blog comments you can then ping them and then create some bookmarks for them and then ping the bookmarks to ensure that all of your new links are noticed and get all of the attention they deserve.

You can see from the way everything is so tightly integrated that Total SEOlution is attempting to become a tool for professional White Hat SEOs that either want an all-in-one tool suite or have clients that they need to provide proof of work to, in the form of its inbuilt report creator.

Automated Tools

There are a number of totally automated tools in the Total SEOlution tool suite that relaly couldn’t be any easier to use if they tried, ther are the following tools:

  • Indexed Page and Link harvester
  • Link Checker
  • Whois Submitter
  • Pinger
  • Proxy Harvester
  • Report Creator

The Indexed Page and Link Harvester is a tool to pull a list of all indexed pages on your website and then find what off-sites links you have to all of those pages, this can be really useful to track progress and to see which pages have the most attention from the search engines, its also handy for pinging all of your webpages. The Link Checker is how it sounds, it can check a list of webpages for a link(s), it is functional yet not massively exciting, it would be nice to have the input portion of this tool be a bit more streamlined but this is nothing to say about how the tool actually works, it is very quick (multi-threaded) and seemed to be accurate for the lists I checked against.

The Whois Submitter is?a tool for submitting your website to a list of over 1500 websites that track whois information and website statistics, in turn a lot of these webpages will have a link back to your website. This tactic is great for an initial bit of search engine indexing and can generate a small increase in rankings but the best bit about it is it takes very little effort, needing just a domain and a mouse click. Whois submissions can be great for rounding out a link profile and providing a bit of a steady long term boost.

Pinging is great to notify search engines and other websites that you have new content and links, this will attract the search engines and ensure that your linking efforts are maximised. Again this tool is very easy to use and can be called from most tools to ping pretty much any link you want in as short a time as possible, this tool is also multi-threaded and come with over 30 ping services built in.

The Proxy Harvester is great if you intend on posting lots of links. Again a couple of mouse clicks will start the harvesting process and the checking process. When I tested this I received 1800 proxies in about 1minute and then had all of these checked within 3 minutes resulting in about 350 working anonymous proxies with a latency of less than 1500ms, that is very impressive indeed. So far these automated tools are simple enough for a beginner but with lots of power behind them.

The Report Creator whips up all of your SEO efforts from all the tools and dumps them to a .csv spreadsheet file with, again, literally a couple of mouse clicks.

Social Bookmarker

There are too many bookmarkers out on the market right now it is hard to distinguish one from another. Total SEOlution’s particular tool is surprisingly not as simple to use as all the other tools in the suite but is just as effective as the others. For ease of reference I am going to point out some highlights of this tool in a list:

  • Uses Text Permutation (using curly brackets, { }, and separators, |, to create multiple outputs from a single bit of text)
  • Can add a list of pages and have tool pull title, description and keywords from meta tags
  • Can link bookmarks created to a profile
  • Can bookmark any URL from other tools in the suite
  • Ping any bookmarks created
  • Full account creation and handling
  • Account creation assist through random users, passes and names

The above is a pretty good rundown of the major features of Total SEOlution and it is all true, the bookmarker is just as powerful as the other tools, however due to its larger nature than the other tools there are a lot of controls that can get pretty confusing at times. It is a shame that it is like this but hopefully it will get addressed in the future as it is a pretty minor downside to a very powerful bookmarker.

A selection of some of the sites that you can create accounts for and post to is below along with their respective PR:

  • SlashDot – PR8
  • Folkd – PR6
  • Kwoff – PR6
  • LinkaGoGo – PR6
  • Plum – PR6
  • MyLinkVault – PR5
  • Spotback – PR5
  • Gozoof – PR5
  • Scoopit – PR5
  • Buzzster – PR5
  • IKeepBookmarks – PR5
  • Ziki – PR5
  • Oyax – PR5
  • Favoriten – PR5

The list above is just a selection of the sites available and since launch it has been expanded and updated three times so far this month. This pace of updates will ensure all sites listed are working for as long as possible, unlike some others that release and then forget about their customer base.

RSS Feed Submission

Unlike other tools on the market Total SEOlution’s RSS Submitter does not promise to automatically submit to over 100 websites of which hardly any are even online any more, it instead has a semi-automated system whereby the user enters in captchas and categories where necessary. The benefit to this approach is that you do not find yourself wasting time submitting to websites that are not online or submitting to an incorrect category. There are currently 30 sites included which will actually result in extra traffic and some good quality backlinks. The whole submission process is very slick and smooth.

Blog Commenter

As some of my blog visitors will know I did a review of a free blog commenter?that just went crazy among the SEO community, it became very successful receiving nearly 23,000 downloads and many more pirated copies downloaded (why you would pirate a free download I don’t know but some people thought it necessary). The blog commenter in Total SEOlution is based on the aforementioned blog commenter but with some noticable differences.

In this tool you have the ability to track and ping posted comments, save and load from a variety of formats and to the database as well as linking up your work to a profile for reporting later on. The free blog commenter was, and still is,?one of the premiere blog commenting tools due to its focus on dofollow type blog pages and speed of use. Total SEOlution’s blog commenter is a much improved version with its basis still in finding high PR dofollow blogs to comment on, this is exactly what you want for blog commenting.

Sitemap Generator

Sitemaps are a necessary job in this day and age of Search Engine Optimisation such that you would have to be a fool not to upload your sites sitemap. Google, Bing and Yahoo all use these sitemaps to ensure they have a full listing of the content on your website so the time taken to create this sitemap is time well spent.

Sitemap Generators I have used in the past all seem to fall into one category, good for a few pages but get past 100 pages and you will have issues. Most tools I have used will save the pages to an .xml file which is great as it means you dont have any setup to worry about, however due to its nature with XML files you have to have the whole things stored in memory or on the hard drive. Excessive memory use will slow your computer and bring in stability issues, saving to hard drive creates a very slow index process above a thousand pages or so.

Once big thing with the Sitemap Generator in Total SEOlution is that it doesn’t rely on these slow methods of storing and as such the speed of the indexer is as quick as your connection will allow, of course multi-threading plays a big part here as well, for however many pages you may have on your website. I tested this aspect and it does indeed slow down very little with thousands upon thousands of pages into an index process.

Text Rewriter

When Total SEOlution first released about a month ago I was a little disapoointed by the simplicity, unlike the rest of Total SEOlution the Text Rewriter was simple yet simple where the other tools were simple to use (with the exception of the bookmarker) yet powerful under the hood. The Text Rewriter was originally simply a text input box to test out your permutations for use in other aspects of the tools.

Then out of nowhere it was updated and all of a sudden we had a synonym finder. How to use it is predicatbly simple, highlight a word, click the “get synonyms” button and you are greeted with a list of similar words that you can insert directly into the input text. Its hard to explain without showing how quick and easy this process is, and I do intend on showing you guys through a video at a later date.

Directory Submission

The Directory Submitter was my favourite out of the bunch and the one I really feel is a corner-stone of the Total SEOlution suit. The list of directories in Total SEOlution is just huge at 4400 directories and the whole process is so quick and easy to use. For each directory you will need to fill in a category but it actually learns from which categories you choose and starts to predict, with surprising accuracy, your preferred category. I found after about 50 submissions, less than 10minutes work, I was simply clicking the OK button and occasionally filling in a captcha.

With competitors charging upwards of $15 per website to run through software the Total SEOlution is really going to pay for itself. There are no limits on how many websites you can run through? the submitter which is always a good thing.

Conclusion

If you are still reading I can only imagine you have a world class attention span. I will be filming some screen cams to show how quickly you can perform certain tasks in Total SEOlution and how rediculously easy to use most of these tools are to use.

Overall I was very impressed with this tool suite especially considering it is such a new tool. Normally it can take months of user input to get a tool to this point and I can only imagine where this tool will be in a year or two of refinement.

I would love to gush about how brilliant this tool is, and Im sure I have done throughout this review, but it is not all sweetness and delight. This past week there have been a couple of login issues due to a server move, I am told that this was temporary and we do seem to be out of the rough so far and hopefully that is behind us now.

All in all this tool could become the next big thing in the professional White Hat SEO space and I actually have a feeling it will if the updates keep coming and all of the tools are kept upto date. It would be nice to have an Article Submitter or Press Release Submitter and a couple of more features on some of the tools but these are things that will hopefully be addressed in the near future.

Total SEOlution is available now with a free months trial, click here to try it now.

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 29, 2009

Easy quick dofollow blog finder **Exclusive**

Filed under: Link Building Tools,White Hat SEO software — admin @ 10:50 pm

I said that the Rank4 team were working on some things and that I would write about them sometime soon, well here is just a little free taster of a tool that everyone can get in on. What the tool does is ask for just a keyword and then it goes off and finds a bunch of blog pages based on that keyword that uses the disqus commenting blog plugin. Disqus is a dofollow oft-unmoderated commenting plugin and as such should be a prime target for anyone looking for easily acquired quality dofollow backlinks.

Ok before I go banding the URL for this tool I want to point out that the tool is being run on a public server that is used for many of their personal and business websites so there will be absolutely no spamming, if anyone spams it will be taken down pretty quickly.

Now I have taken my hard-ass hat off I will give you the link to the tool:

Rank4 Disqus Blog Finder

This tool is being published to the public purely to raise some interest in what the Rank4 team are doing, I am told that if it receives some good interest and isnt abused that they will add some more similar tools to help in your SEO campaigns.

If you like this tool leave a comment here and I will pass it on to them, remember a simple thanks doesnt cost a thing.

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.

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