Web site analysis

Check Web site rankings on popular search engines with this program.

Rank Tracker SEO Software analyzes the rankings of Web sites with search engines like Google and Yahoo. You select keywords relevant to your site, and Rank Tracker reports their search rankings.

Rank Tracker SEO Software installs easily. There's a Help file that explains how to use the program, but we were unable to tell if Rank Tracker has any other features. We analyzed two Web sites built by amateurs and one popular blog. Not surprisingly, the two amateur sites didn't make any search engine's top 100 list. The program ranked the blogger's first name in the top 100, but not the other keywords we chose. It's helpful but hardly surprising to know that our Web sites aren't on Google's radar screen, but we wish Rank Tracker gave out more information than that. Though our sites aren't ranked, any information about any hits the various search engines came up with would have been useful. Better still would have been some tips about how to improve the ranking of our sites based on Rank Tracker's analysis. Perhaps that's beyond the scope of the program, but it would have made it a much more useful tool as well as a better value.

This is an unlimited trial version of the program, but it has some limited functionality. It puts an icon on your desktop without asking, but it uninstalls without leaving anything behind. Professional Web site designers might be able to get something from this program, but it's not especially helpful for amateurs.

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