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Rank Tracker

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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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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    3.9 stars

    out of 46 votes

    • 5 star: 24
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current version:

    2.4 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 stars

    "I too fell for the scam"

    February 25, 2014  |   By advertacity

    Version: Rank Tracker 6.11.1

    Pros

    Worked great when updated

    Cons

    Now they want a monthly fee, which is the only reason I signed up with them was because it didn't have one. The search takes hours because it runs on your own computer and gets blocked so it would not be worth spending monthly as there are better software out there on a SAAS model.

    Summary

    Sad I was scammed.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Nice application but..."

    February 5, 2014  |   By innakazar

    Version: Rank Tracker 6.11.1

    Pros

    Nice UI and report

    Cons

    Offline. Can not setup city, region of google search engine.

    Summary

    Nice tool, but about month i use online rank tracker service Rankinity (http://rankinity.com). I think Rankinity is good chose if you want to work with pleasure.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not free and will stop working even if you pay for it."

    January 26, 2014  |   By jesperfj

    Version: Rank Tracker 6.11.1

    Pros

    Works well for the first 6 months. Has many good features, many search engines, handles problems with repeat this to same SE which usually resultat in blocking.

    Cons

    I paid 100 USD for the product. After 6 months the rank-checking-functionality of the software stopped working because somehow a "algo-subscription" was required (minimum ca. 6 USD per month). Discussion with the company is futile. Do a search and find that many others have experienced the same thing.

    Summary

    Good software with good features, but even though you pay for 100 USD for it it will stop working after 6 months unless you pay for lifelong subscription.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "The software is ok until it will not work anymore."

    September 6, 2013  |   By m2group

    Version: Rank Tracker 6.11.1

    Pros

    the software does basically all what you need.

    Cons

    the big con is that it is sold by con artists with a hidden subscription agenda.
    we also fell for the trap and bought the enterprise edition and felt the same sadness and pain like many before and after us , now 3 years later after purchase i still can tell this was the most bad investment in the last 3 years.
    they give the illusion that you buy a stand alone product with their license but in fact after six months it is useless and al your money is down the drain , 3 years later they still not made it clear on the buy page that the software simply refuse to function if you not subscribe.
    in fact this amount you initially pay is nothing more then your subscription for the first months

    Summary

    the product is good if you aware of the con and willing to pay this price.
    it is not relevant if the price is justified , it is relevant that they are misleading people in thinking they are making a good deal.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "There's a Nasty Catch"

    September 2, 2013  |   By gryffynzoi

    Version: Rank Tracker 6.11.1

    Pros

    Nice and fairly detailed reports (although you cannot print, export or email them unless you want to layout a thousand bucks)

    Cons

    I purchased the software (Ranktracker Pro) through Mighty Deals for almost $40. I enjoyed working with it and utilizing its reports. I was using for my personal websites as I try and learn SEO and SEM. Imagine my surprise today to learn that it will now no longer work because it says it must update its algorithms!

    The receipt stated "a 6-month subscription to the Rank Tracker Professional search algorithm updates" - but it didn't say it would not work without it. I figured I still could see what my search position would be for specified keywords!

    Glad I learned this before I went to the next level and/or purchased other of their products. I would have hated to invest almost $400 in the Pro version ($1K for "Enterprise") for it to only work for 6 months!! OUCH!!

    At least it looks like I am only out $40 instead of the $400. Since I've not had a "real" job since late 2009, I can ill afford this kind of snookery.

    Summary

    It's nice software until you find the poo pile swept under the carpet out of sight. It's not a good choice unless you're a business clearing thousands every month (week?!) doing SEO for others or just like flushing money.

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