Search engine optimization is a multi-layered and complex task. While there are many ways to do all the necessary research and backlinking for free, a decent tool can go a long way towards making an SEO’s job easier. SEO Elite v4.0 is such a tool designed by Bryxensoft. It offers the user a whole slew of features designed to make ranking well in search engine results an easier and more transparent job. Read this extensive review to find out what the strengths and weaknesses of this tool are.
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SEO Elite used to be a lot more expensive than it is now, at the time of writing this. The price has come down over time since the tool is no longer the newest hype. But it’s age doesn’t mean it’s less useful than it ever was.
Watch the video below to get a good idea of what the software is like and what it does:
The program consist of eight different “projects”, each of which is a separate tool.
Here is a run-down of all the features:
Out of the eight available tools, I doubt anyone will really use each one on a regular basis. In fact, to me personally, projects 2, 4 and 8 are pretty much useless.
Projects 3 and 6 are nice to have, but I wouldn’t buy anything just to do some stuff that I can do almost as easily by typing a simple command in Google.
That leaves us with projects 1, 5 and 7 to make or break a recommendation for SEO Elite.
Projects 1 and 7 make for the most automatic, quick and in-depth competition analysis I have ever done. It’s one thing to know traffic volume and an estimate of competing pages (which is the info you can get for free from Google) but it’s a completely different story to know all the backlinks, IP diversity, anchor-texts, and PR passed to your competitor’s sites. You can also dig deeper for each site, to find out things like domain age, keyword density, Alexa rankings and much more.
In just a few minutes, SEO Elite can give you an incredibly detailed overview of what your competition is doing to achieve those top listings. Even as a learning tool, this is invaluable. Check out the results for any competitive niche, go take a look at the top ranking sites and run them through projects 1 and 7. You can learn so much about SEO and website ranking, just from doing this a few times that it alone almost justifies buying the product.
Project number 5 is a solid rank-tracking tool. I like that it goes very deep into the results to find your sites, so even if you are just starting out with a website and still listed on rank 900 or thereabouts, the position will be picked up and you can watch the progression of your pages through the ranks. Rank-tracking is very important for good SEO. Apart from the obvious benefit, it can also be a great motivator since it gives you a more direct feedback on whether or not your backlinking and website promotion efforts are paying off, compared to just watching your traffic stats.
The spam-factor is almost non-existent, here. I do get the occasional mail from Brad Callen and most of the mails are sales-pitches. BUT, the mails are infrequent, non-pushy and every now and then there is a genuinely great offer to be found among the mails (like heavy rebates on Bryxensoft products). I rate this a two out of five Spams since you do get salesy mails but they are very non-annoying.
No scamminess to speak of. You will be shown an upsell-page once you order SEO Elite, but it’s not terribly pushy and it’s not of the annoying kind (“what you just bought is actually crap, buy this instead!”). I rate this a one out of five on the scam-scale.
SEO Elite has some non-essential features (at least, for my use), but the ones it gets right are absolutely brilliant. As described above, I simply love what the backlink analysis can do and rank tracking is absolutely essential. There is another factor that makes me recommend SEO Elite: The price. A one-time payment of under $50 is really not that much to ask for such a piece of software. I know I’ve spent that kind of money on less valuable things…
If you are already making money with affiliate programs, you know you can earn this kind of money back very quickly. If you are a complete newbie, you might want to wait until you’ve made your first few sales and then use some program like SEO Elite to ramp up your efforts.
Overall, SEO Elite gets a four out of five from me.
This is for you if:
- You are looking for a good and easy way to do in-depth analysis of market-competition
- You want to keep track of your and your competitors rankings automatically
- You want to keep tabs on your indexation and backlink building efforts
This is not for you if:
- You already have a good rank-tracking tool
- …and have competition analysis covered
- The price is not something you can get back quickly with your marketing efforts/existing sites
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I'm the founder of ActiveGrowth and Thrive Themes and over the last years, I've created and marketed a dozen different software, information and SaaS products. Apart from running my business, I spend most of my time reading, learning, developing skills and helping other people develop theirs. On ActiveGrowth, I want to help you become a better marketer and product creator. Read more about my story here.
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