SerpRobot.com Review

serprobot.com review

Full review coming soon – for now check out my video:

Video Review Transcript

Hey, how’s it going? It’s Sam Frost here from reviewsboss.com. Now in this video I am bringing you a quick review of SERPROBOT. So SERPROBOT used to be known as serplab.co.uk. That’s what I sort of always knew it as for when I first started using the product, but they rebranded last year to SERPROBOT, which is, I guess a more generic and you know, international name getting rid of that .co.uk domain. Now, SERPROBOT is probably one of the more popular SERP tracking products or search engine ranking position tracking products if you’ve watched, you know, affiliate marketing tutorials on YouTube, or SEO tutorials, you’ll often see people using this product when I actually dive into the interface you’ll probably recognize it actually, to be honest. It’s got quite a familiar interface view basically, been working in the online marketing space for any length of time.

Now the reason I want to review this product is because it’s changed its pricing. So in the past SERPROBOT used to be free with a premium add-on. So the way it would work as you could register for a free account, and you could basically have unlimited tracking, for free for a small project or couple of small sites, you know, so if you had like one or two affiliate websites or business website because you own a physical business, or maybe just a couple of clients, you could use SERPROBOT for free. Unfortunately, it’s changed now, so what has changed to is you get 14 days for free and then you have to pay. So what I want to do in this review is basically determine whether or not SERPROBOT is worth paying for.

Bear in mind that whatever you’re doing with regards to SEO and tracking search rankings, you really do need to have a proper search ranking tracking tool it’s not good enough to just spot check your own results. You know, jumping on Google or on your phone and just searching for your keywords and checking where you rank. I know a lot of business owners tend to do that, it’s just not good practice. I know they will doing affiliate marketing do it. Sometimes there’s some value in it if you think there’s something weird going on with your search results, but as a rule, you need to have a dedicated independent tool to check out your ranking. So SERPROBOT is the one I use the most, and so what I want to do in this review is just cover some of the features, some of the benefits, some of the things that don’t like about it, look at whether the pricing represents good value for money and then give you a recommendation on whether or not you should use it.

So right off the bat, the first thing you notice is this [piece 00:02:25] called free SERP check. Now, if we load up the free SERP check basically what this is, is a spot checking tool. So we could put in a domain here, I’m going to put in my reviewsboss.com domain, and we’re going to check where I rank for ClickBank review, and confirm I’m not a robot. And hopefully I don’t get hit with a capture and then we checks SERPs, and then what it’s going to do is actually go and spot check that. This is like the more legit equivalent of basically sitting behind your computer and just choosing to search and with any luck, we’ll see a … Yeah, here we go we can see a ranking. So my website reviewsboss.com is positioned 12 in U.S. Google Search rank for ClickBank review, and it’s showing here the key word, it’s showing the position, and it’s showing the URL what’s showing up.

Now interestingly enough, one of the advantages of tracking your SERP results is the fact that I have a page on my site that’s actually called ClickBank review. So reviewsboss.com/clickbankreview and [that 00:03:27] historically been ranking really well for this keyword and now that seems to have moved off, and been replaced with this particular smaller article here that’s not so detailed called is ClickBank a scam. Now, I’m basically analyzing what’s going on there, you know, maybe Google is not indexing my page for some reason, maybe I’ve been penalized whatever but having the automatic SERP tracking set up through SERPROBOT, I was basically able to see this has become an issue.

And once you’ve done your spot checking for free, they push you towards testing the SERPs or tracking them automatically with the tool. Now, this is the bit that used to be free for the limited plan but as you can see you now try it totally free of charge for 14 days. So all you have to do is register and go through the process. And once you’ve registered, you’ll basically see something like this. Now, this is my account here that you can say there’s a whole lot of projects I’ve blurred them out because some of them I don’t want to disclose what they are, you know, so basically, all the private information I’ve got is going to be blurred, and I hope you don’t mind too much. But basically, if you were sitting up your SERPROBOT account for the first time you would hit something like this, you just wouldn’t see any … Where there’s the blurred content, you wouldn’t see anything. And what you would do is you’d add a new project.

So what we’re going to do is add a new project here, and I’m going to add a project for my samfrost.co.nz website that’s for my digital marketing consulting business, so we’re going to call that Sam Frost DMC, digital marketing consultant, the domain name is samfrost.co.nz. Now, they tell you here when you add in your domain name, you don’t need to use the HTTP or the www. you just add in the domain name as you registered it, basically. You can also use specific URLs, so if you want to check something like a YouTube video or a particular page of the site. If you were to just check a YouTube video, using the domain level checking, it would check other videos on YouTube. But if you wanted to check a specific YouTube video that you’ve uploaded, then that’s the option you would use. Then what you’re able to do is add in your keyword. So Sam Frost, digital marketing, I could add as a keyword, samfrost.co.nz just to see where I rank for my own URL, Sam Frost SEO.

Now you can also add keywords in bulk, so you can come in, and you can add with comma separation or as a list a whole load of keywords as well. So if you’re copying out of another tool, this is a really effective way to do it. And we can go back to single mode, now you can pick a region so in this case, I want to pick New Zealand region because the site, samfrost.co.nz as the name implies, is only relevant to New Zealand. If you’re doing an international campaign or website, you want to go for the standard option, which is global/U.S. there are also advanced options as well. You can search for normal Google results, Google Local, so the local pack, Bing, Yahoo and YouTube you can make the searching, or the tracking cameras if it’s from desktop, phone, or tablet. And you can actually specify a more specific search location, so I can specify here Christchurch, New Zealand.

Basically because if we do this, it should then show yep, Christchurch, New Zealand. Cool, it recognizes that as a place that’s where I live, that’s where I’m based, so it’s verified that location exists. Most of my business comes from there, so we’re going to actually target in not just in New Zealand but Christchurch specifically. You can select result languages, so you might say I only want to check English results, and you can say I only want to check results from a specific country. I’m going to leave that as default though. And what we do now is we add the project. And once the project is added, it will appear at the bottom of the project list. And then what were able to do is actually go in and check that project. And what we can see here is that at the moment, the search check ranking is in progress, so it’s all in progress. It’s got my keywords here.

Once that’s updated, we should actually be able to go in and see results, so you can see things like your search frequency, or check frequency, so I could change my check frequency to be … What could I change it to? I could change it to every two hours, every two days, every year. Twenty-four hours is the default option is what I usually leave at it, but you might have a reason to change this. If you’ve got a big site that moves quickly, you might want to use something more frequent, like a news style site, but if you’ve got a site that you know, very new, or you don’t have any specific reason to change it, I would just change it or leave it at 24 hours. You can add competitors that you want to check against, and you can also set up automatic email reporting as well, which is quite handy. So if you’re working with clients, and you want to make sure they know what’s happening, you can set up reporting.

One thing to bear in mind, of course, is that if one of their keywords drops, and that gets caught on the report, you know, you don’t have a chance to basically stop that from happening. If you use a reporting tool slido.com, which I will do another review on that. Slido allows you to say, hey, if any of these KPIs fall below a certain point, I don’t want the report to go out send me a notification instead so I can check what’s happened, because it can be embarrassing to send an automated report that makes it look like something really bad has happened, so just bear that in mind. You can force refresh your keywords as well, you can refresh search volume, so it brings in search volume data, so you can see, okay, I’m ranking position seven for keywords that’s got a monthly search volume of 7,200 or whatever. You can export your data as a CSV, and you can review reporting over any time period.

And you can always add more keywords as well just by hitting the add keywords button, and we could add some more keywords Sam Frost marketing, Sam Frost digital marketing consultant, marketing consultant Christchurch, digital marketing consultant nz, I’m just going to add some more keywords just to show you how that feature works. And now we can say that these keywords here have actually refreshed, so these ones Sam Frost digital marketing, samfrost.co.nz, Sam Frost SEO, they’ve all refreshed. We can now see that my latest position is one, my best position is one, and my first position is one as well. You can see when it was last updated, and it will show you the URL that was found. And what’s quite cool is you can actually go in, and inspect specific results. So here we can see, if we click on this one we can look at, for the keyword Sam Frost digital marketing, my website is number one, my Facebook page is number two, and then it’s actually some other pieces or other websites that I’m listed on. The network is like a networking group I’m a member of, my LinkedIn profile is here, businessnetworking.nz that’s a directory. Bolster, that’s a sort of collaborative project I’m involved in, and so on and so forth. So it’s pretty clever how this works.

And you can also check your results over time using the graph as well or you can analyze further you can open the result by clicking, and here you can see what it actually looks like in real life. Now, this is obviously looking at my search, yours might be a little bit different if you’re from overseas. And yeah, it’s all pretty clever. You can actually add notes as well, so you can add tags, so you can say hey, I’m, you know, tagging this as being you know, a crucial keyword or whatever. And then you can also delete keywords as well. So, basically, it’s a pretty clever tool, you can track by looking at the full keyword [detail 00:10:56] your performance of the time. You’re obviously not going to say much here, you can also see a sort of audit log or check history.

Now, if we go and look at a project that’s got a bit more meat to it. So, I’ll open up the Reviews Boss project itself because this has been here for a while. You’re actually going to say a bit more detail here, so what we can see it since I last check, we can say the average position of Reviews Boss across the keywords I’m tracking has worsened from 21.06 to 23.40, eight out of my 52 keywords have improved though. I’ve got 19 out of my 52 keywords in the top three, 32 out of 52 are in the top 10, 44 out of 52 are in the top 30, and 49 out of 52 are in the top 100. And now I can see my full list of keywords, and you can see here versus that fresh project I setup there’s a lot more data. So we can order by any of these, so I can order by change. So this particular piece here ClickBank review, that was a new key word that I added just yesterday, actually, so you can see here that it’s not actually picking up a change because of the fact that it’s new.

But if we were to look at these ones here, like Proposify review, the best change I’ve had is -3 positions or three closer to number one for this keyword. We can also order it the other way as well and see what’s worse, and so we could see that okay, SaleHoo review, I’ve added 11 positions, so I’ve gone backwards 11 positions. Strikingly review, I’ve disappeared off the results. You can do the same for your latest rankings. Usually, this is what I use the latest one filtered from top to bottom, so you can basically go through and see how you rank. You can do the same for best … First is what you were first identified as being as when you added that keyword. Volume is the search volume U.S. and then global. You can hover over this as well, and you can see what it’s telling you. When was it last updated and what URL was found. And once again, with this, you’ve got a little bit more opportunity to actually break down and see those keyword details, so how did you perform over time.

So if we add this key word here, and we look, you know, on a monthly timescale, we can see basically, I’ve sat at number one for quite some time. But on Sunday, March the 17th, it actually dropped back to position two and then came back up to position one. And we can go back further in time as well, I should be able to go all the way back to about 2018 I think, and here you can see the breakdown of that, which is quite cool. So yeah, basically, very clever tool in terms of what it presents, the interface is quite good as well I do find it pretty easy. If I wanted to force refresh this keyword, I could do that here as well. And then finally, you can see a sort of aggregated performance of how your website is doing over time. So you can see here this is from April 2018 to April 2019 you can see how my average position has been tracking, so really quite a useful tool. There’s lots going on, there’s lots to work with.

Anything here, you can basically, refresh manually, you’re not locked into the keywords you select, you’ve basically got lots of options to work with. So there is quite a lot of power in this tool, you can add notes, you can do all sorts of stuff. Yeah, there’s heaps and heaps going on, basically. So you can also copy your keywords to a new project, for some reason you wanted to say, do a version of that project that looked at the mobile specific rankings, or if you want to do a version of your project that looked at different geo location, so you’re tracking New Zealand and then you want to do your website for Australia, but you want to keep the keywords the same. You don’t need to manually enter them again, you can just copy them to a new project and set that new project up. So the functionality of the tool is very straightforward, I don’t think you’ll struggle with how this tool works.

What I want to now do is look at the pricing, so if we come back and have a look at the pricing for SERPROBOT, basically how it works is that you get 14 days for free with a single robot. So a robot … It’s hard to say exactly how much you get with a robot, so SERPROBOT works on this basis of robots, SERP Bots. And one bot gives you X amount of functionality and then you have to add more. So I pay for two I believe. You can see here that one SERP robot gets you 300 searches a day, So basically, if you’re needing to do more than 300 searches a day on SERP robot, you’d have to buy two, so … The cheapest plan is $4.99 a month at the moment, then you could have two SERP robots for $9.98 U.S. a month, that gives you up to 600 searches a day. I’ve got all those projects in there, and I only pay this amount 600 searches a day, and it works fine.

I’ll probably soon go up to the three bots for 900 searches a day, still very reasonably priced. You can pay yearly as well and lock in a bit more of a discount. I believe it’s discounted, at least maybe it’s not at the moment, certainly in the past it had being that the yearly pricing was a bit sharper but if we actually compare now, it really doesn’t look that much different. So I’d probably just pay monthly to be honest. And you can basically see here that each additional SERP bot gives you extra 300 daily keyword checks and only costs $4.99 a month. Now, where some confusion has come is in the original serplab.co.uk version of this and up until recently, they didn’t do a very good job at explaining what you got when you pay for a SERP robot. It was kind of like, hey, we’ll give you one for free, and then if feel like you need more, maybe things are running slowly, or you’re running out of capability, we’ll encourage you to buy another one. And if you come back to your dashboard, you can actually see how much of your SERP robot functionality is using.

So you can see here that I have two SERP bots, I can check 325 checks per 24 hours. I’ve got 214 keywords, and it’s giving me an estimated workload. So basically of my two SERP bots, this first one here, he’s used up fully, this next one is basically using about 63 percent of his workload, so I’ve got quite a bit left to run. Now this one I have here is free, because basically, I think I’m grandfathered in on an old plan where you don’t have to pay for your first bot. If you’re signing up fresh you do need to pay right from the get go. They’ve actually got an explanation here. We couldn’t afford to keep SERP bot 100 percent free. So we’ve switched to a 14 day free trial, and then crazy cheap pricing for all of our paid users. So basically, to conclude, is SERPROBOT worth buying, is it worth paying for? I think it is, I think if you want a professional SERP checking tool. I really like it, I think it’s very functional. It seems to be quite accurate in its tracking. It’s easy to work with, And it is well priced. I mean, for the average user, you know, you’re probably going to be able to pay $5 a month and get all the tracking you need with good accuracy.

You know, even if you’re doing you know, lots of client work, you don’t need to spend too much compared to some tools. If you’re using something else like SEMrush or whatever that’s already got SERP tracking built into it, you probably don’t need to use it. Another example is the [main goals 00:18:26] tool suite, which I will review on this channel, once again, you don’t need to … If you’ve already got something like that you don’t need to pay for SERPROBOT. But if you’re sitting there thinking, I don’t have any form of SERP tracking software, in my toolkit, and I want to do it effectively, but without spending too much money SERPROBOT is a great place to begin. One other feature as well to mention is if you’re working with clients, you can actually give them view key access, so they don’t need a login or anything. And you don’t have to keep sending them reports, you can give them a view key for your project that you then send them to SERPROBOT, and they login with that view key. And then they’re able to actually see the project you’ve set up for them and check it at any stage. And that can be really helpful as well, so just bear in mind that last feature.

But yeah, in conclusion for the SERPROBOT review if you need something to track your search results on Google, I highly recommended it, I think it’s a good tool. I think it’s reasonably priced, the interface is a bit dated, sometimes it can bug out a little bit. There have been a few times in the past where you go in and there’s just a message saying our SERP robots are broken or overwhelmed, and there’s a big time lag with checking. Sometimes … I don’t think any tool is 100 percent accurate, so sometimes it won’t track things accurately. But on the balance of probabilities and all things being considered, I do like SERPROBOT. So yeah, if you found this video useful, please leave a like, if you’ve got a comment or question, drop a comment below, and subscribe to my channel for more honest and detailed reviews of digital marketing products and services, as well as reviews and tutorials on how you can grow your business online. Thank you so much for watching.

Where Do I Spot Check SERPS?

Another short post from me today as I’m busy and actively working on writing some big reviews. A question people sometimes ask me is where I go to spot-check SERPs (as opposed to actively tracking them). Not every keyword needs to be actively tracked … and sometimes you just want to get a good idea of where you are sitting for any particular keyword.

For this purpose, I prefer to use a SERP “spot checker”. This is a simple web-based tool – there’s loads of them, mind you – where you enter your keyword, any search parameter like Google location, and then find out where you, your client, or your competitors are ranking.

So what tools do I use for spot checking SERPs? Well, there’s one main one that I like to use:

Whats My Serp

Whatsmyserp.com SERP checker is a bit of an old-fashioned, ugly looking tool to use. However, it is nonetheless very functional and seems to return accurate results.

All you do is enter your domain name, pick where in the world you want to search from, and then add each of your keywords to the keyword entry form. From there, you just hit “check all” and let it run!

The biggest problem with this particular tool is that it displays positions 1-10 for a keyword, and then skips to wherever your site is in the rankings. Here’s an example of what I mean:

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This can be kind of annoying as you don’t get as much context about the results around your position (unless you are within the top 10).

You can load in up to 3 competitor sites to compare against, as well as export your results to CSV.

Click here to check it out. I really like whatsmyserp.com and use it on a daily basis.

 

Serplab Review 2019

If you’re doing affiliate marketing or client SEO (or anything that involves building and ranking a website) then one of the most important things you can do is have good insights into how you are ranking.

If you don’t know your ranking stats, then it can be very tricky to make any data-driven decisions about where you need to focus your on-page SEO, link building, or branding efforts.

Therefore, you’re going to need a reliable system for checking your search engine rankings.

Enter, stage left, Serplab.

What Is Serplab

As you might have guessed right now, Serplab is a SERP checking tool.

It’s an online/cloud-based platform – rather than being an installable software – that allows you to load up your domain(s), desired regions, and then keywords and see how you are ranking.

How Much Does Serplab Cost

Serplab has a rather unique (and cool) pricing structure.

The whole platform is based around this concept of SERP Bots. Basically, one SERP Bot is capable of doing a certain amount of work. When you sign up, you get a single SERP Bot for free.

This is probably enough if you just need to track a single website and a handful of keywords. You might even get away with a couple of small sites with your free bot.

But if you’ve got a bigger site with many keywords, or you want to be tracking multiple sites (such as client sites) then you’ll want to add on more bots. Normally, these bots are $10 USD per month each, but I have often seen specials where they are reduced to $5.

I have just one extra bot and it’s enough to track three websites and about 100 keywords.

This pricing system is great. It allows you to scale nicely with your needs, rather than having to spend more than you need to to get on to some kind of “tiered” plan.

Conclusion

All things being considered, I’m a massive fan of Serplab. It’s a great service that is easy to use and seems to provide very accurate SERP tracking for a fair price.

I like the ability to be able to issue reports to clients through an access link. That way they can log in and check any time (very handy if you have the types of clients who always want to be on at you to update them on rankings).

I also like the fact that Serplab is web-based, rather than being an installed solution like Traffic Travis. I like to keep my machine as clean as possible, and cloud-based means it can be accessed on any device. This is especially important for me as I find I am starting to work more frequently on my Chromebook with Chrome OS than I am on Windows.

Go here to sign up to Serplab and give their excellent service a try.

Traffic Travis Review 2019

Welcome back to another top-notch review here at Reviews Boss.  Today we’re taking a look at a product I have been using for years, called Traffic Travis.

What Is Traffic Travis?

It is free SEO software with a professional, paid upgrade option available. You can get the free version here (and then upgrade later) or you can just go straight to the professional edition here.

Above the SEO functionalities, there are also tools you can use to research available domain names and improve your PPC performance (as well as boost Adsense earnings)

It has been a mainstay of the SEO software game for a number of years now, and literally hundreds of thousands of people have used it.

In fact, if you Google “SEO software”, TT shows up as one of the top results:

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So I think it is fair to say that Reviews Boss has a duty to do an honest and detailed review of this product.

Disclosure

At one point (many moons ago) I was actively involved in the development and promotion of Traffic Travis. However, that does not affect my dedication to providing an honest and detailed review, and it has not changed my opinion as I’m no longer employed by the company which developed the product.

What Can It Do?

According to the vendor pitch, here’s what Traffic Travis can do:

  • Run automated SEO health checks on your site
  • See your site backlinks and analyze them in detail
  • Deep dive into SEO competition for keywords and competitor sites
  • Improve your on-page SEO
  • Track your rankings for multiple keywords Google, Yahoo, and Bing
  • Research new keywords to find terms to try and rank for
  • Analyze the competition of these keywords to see breakdowns of top 10/20 competition (as well as get at-a-glance keyword competitiveness metrics)
  • Get insights into your PPC/Adwords competition in order to improve campaign performance
  • Find domain names based on the keywords you uncover

How To Get It

There are two versions of TT; free and Pro.

The easiest way to get it is to go here and download the free edition. You’ll need to register with your email address in order to do so (I will come back to this in the “cons” section of the review).

I recommend that you only ever download Traffic Travis through the official website; don’t go through one of those download sites like Cnet or Softpedia as you will still need to register anyway, and also you might wind up downloading an outdated version.

You should get the free version before you look at upgrading to Pro.

Market Samurai Vs Traffic Travis

I will maybe do a full comparison of Market Samurai and TT at some stage in the future. I’m not certain on this as it seems like Market Samurai (I think it is now called Noble Samurai) has all but been abandoned. The site looks like something out of the dark ages now. That being said, the social media presence of Market Samurai is still being updated on a semi-regular basis. Certainly I do not hear people talking about it anywhere near as much as they used to.

In the meantime I suggest that you take time to look at this handy comparison on Traffic Salad.

Traffic Travis Vs Long Tail Pro

There is only one functionality that these two tools share; keyword research. Both work by tapping in to Google’s Keyword Planner and then returning results based off that. Long Tail Pro focuses specifically on keyword research, whereas Traffic Travis offers a broader sweep of tools.

So, which one does keyword research better?

Overall, I would say that Long Tail Pro is better at finding long tail keywords. That is, after all, the purpose of the software. However, Traffic Travis actually has quite decent SERP competition analysis; and unlike LTP it doesn’t cost you anything in terms of paying a monthly fee for some kind of premium access. You can even analyze quite a few keywords on the free version; although if you plan on analyzing more than 20 keywords in any one sitting, then you’ll want Pro.

You can read more about Long Tail Pro in my review of it here.

Traffic Travis Alternative

The main alternative to TT is probably Market Samurai. However, there are a bunch of different products out there (some free, some premium, some with different tiers) that can manage the functionality of Traffic Travis or at least provide an alternative to some of it:

  • Raven Tools
  • Web CEO
  • Advanced Web Ranking
  • Long Tail Pro
  • Market Samurai
  • The list goes on … I don’t really like meaningless comparisons like that.

If you’re interested in learning more about all the available SEO software options that might be able to replicate some of TT’s functionality, then I suggest you read this post.

How To Download Traffic Travis Professional

The easiest way to get Professional is to upgrade from within the software itself. However, if you are determine to buy Pro from the outset, then you can do so here.

Just scroll down the page and buy, and you will then get your Traffic Travis Pro download:

I definitely recommend that you try the free version first, however. Then you can upgrade from within the software here:

Pro Price

If you’re looking to upgrade, then you’ll want to know the price. Professional edition costs $97 USD per year. This means that you pay once per year.

There is no monthly option or lifetime access option available. I would like to see a lifetime access option … that would be nice.

Payments are processed through Clickbank, which is a leading digital product payment processor. You can check out my review of Clickbank here.

A Look Under The Hood

At this stage of the review, I reckon it’s probably time to take a look under the hood of Traffic Travis and see what the software can do.

This will be very image heavy, and each image will feature a caption underneath explaining what you are seeing and how it relates to the functionality of the software:

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When you power up Traffic Travis, this is what you will see for the first time – you might actually notice that the software is not up to date ven if you just happened to have downloaded it.

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Welcome to the home screen of TT. It’s from here where you will set up your projects, manage your sites and get at-a-glance statistics. You can see down the bottom the Upgrade To Pro option – this is where you need to click if you do want to upgrade.

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Adding a project into TT is really easy (you do it from the top menu bar). Once you’ve chosen to add a new project you will see a screen like the one above. It’s pretty simple what you need to here. You can always come back and add more keywords and search engines at a later date. The only confusing option is the Sitemap URL. If you don’t have a sitemap setup yet, then TT will try to scrape your web pages from robots.txt – although you really should try to get a Sitemap.

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Once you’ve added in the basic details of your project, you will probably also want to use the “Update Settings” option and set everything to its shortest possible time period that you get more regular updates. What you see above is the default option.  I don’t really do anything in Miscellaneous, Video Rankings, or Email Scheduler (although you are more than welcome to try these features out!)

If you run a YouTube channel and are trying to rank your videos, then the Video Rankings module will be music to your ears. It can help you track where your videos are ranking on YouTube for any given keyword. It also checks ranks for Google Videos as well.

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Miscellaneous settings.

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The video rankings pane for checking your YouTube rankings.

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The email scheduler is where you can set up automated report emails. This could be handy if you are using TT to track client rankings.

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Once you’ve added in your report you should see something like this. Note that there isn’t too much data available for Reviews Boss because it is a very new site. If your site was established, then  you would hopefully see a whole lot more under top 5 ranked keywords, backlinks, and so on. I’ve also only got 4 keywords added at the moment, so hardly much to work with!

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If you want to upgrade to Premium and download it, then you need to use that UPGRADE TO PRO button that will be at the bottom of your screen. Remember to get a feel for TT and whether or not you actually like using it before making the call to upgrade.

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This is the basic view of the keyword research tab. It really is quite self explanatory. You put in the keywords you want to search to expand from – your “seed” keywords – and then go from there by hitting fetch. BTW if you’re having trouble with keyword research, then you should check out my speed keywords gig on Source Market here, which will really help you hit the ground running.

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When working with the keyword research tool you can change your location and language setting, as well as SERP values match type.

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As with just about every keyword tool ever, you can filter your results. This is standard stuff.

Now let’s move on to the SEO competition analysis tool which is probably my favourite bit of Traffic Travis. The purpose of this particular module is to give you an at-a-glance difficulty metric for ranking for any particular keyword, as well as detailed analysis of the top 10/20 ranking sites for any particular term.

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From within the Research/SEO Competition module you just enter your keyword(s) and then press okay. The module will then go away and get to work to analyse the results.

NB: If you want to analyse a lot of keywords – in my experience anything over 20 at once – then you really need the Pro version PLUS working proxies. Otherwise you will get blocked from the Google API used to power this tool.

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This is what you will see after the SERP competition check has run. Now unfortunately that image is kind of hard to see due to it being compressed for web – I will try to upload a better version in due course.

But you should be able to make out the “extremely difficult” rating, which tells me without digging any further that I would probably struggle BIG TIME to rank for the keyword “SEO Software”.

Then you get the other data that is better for those who want to make a manual analysis of the keyword and their probability of ranking for it:

  • Pagerank average and median
  • Page backlinks (ie the links pointing to that page that is ranking)
  • Site-wide backlinks count
  • Number of SERP results
  • Intitle and Inanchor competition
  • KEI score
  • CPC

 

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The piece de resistance is the fact that you can get a detailed report like the one above that breaks down each keyword and its top 10 (or 20, if you choose it) ranked entries in order to see how they are performing in terms of backlinks, on-page SEO, authority etc.

Traffic Travis Pro Crack

People are always on the lookout for cracked versions of Traffic Travis Pro in order to save money. My advice is don’t waste your time with this. Either use the free version, or stump up the money for the paid version. Cracked software puts your machine at risk, and usually goes wrong anyway (especially when it’s something like TT that has frequent updates).

Don’t be stingy – either pay for premium access or make do with the free option.

I know at one stage a number of years ago, there was a working cracked version that was doing the rounds on places like Blackhatworld. That is long dead, so don’t even bother. Just pay for it 🙂

Traffic Travis Pro Download

Want to download Traffic Travis Pro? You can do so here. Please note you will need to pay the $97 USD purchase price before you can complete your download.

Traffic Travis For Mac

One of the most common questions about TT is how to run it on Mac OSX. Unfortunately, there is no native support for OSX. This means that you either need to look for alternative software (ideally something that is cloud based) or use a workaround that will allow you to run TT on your Mac.

On the Traffic Travis website there are some solutions available for using Mac. Basically they involve either installing Windows on a partition of your hard drive or secondary hard drive, or using a software like Parallels in order to run a Windows environment on your machine.

The problem with these options is that they cost money, because you either have to buy an expensive software or purchase a valid Windows licence key, unless you already happen to have one lying around.

Honestly, the easiest way to use Traffic Travis for Mac is to skip all the fiddle-farting and go out and buy a dirt cheap Windows laptop. I used to have an old laptop I kept lying around for this exact purpose. I could run TT whenever I needed it, as well as some other Windows only software that I used. Now I’ve gone back to Windows only it’s not an issue for me, but I still recommend this as an easy solution.

Pros

Here’s what I like about the product:

  • Reasonable Price. $97 per year is not a bad price at all or an SEO software that has so many different features, and which has a proven track record of being reliable. Furthermore, the free edition is actually very good if you are just managing a couple of sites.
  • Regular Updates. Traffic Travis has been going steady for years now, and is always regularly updated. You can feel safe and assured that your purchase isn’t going to be abandoned any time soon. I’m a big fan of regular updates.
  • Lots Of Features. You really can do a heck of a lot of stuff with Traffic Travis. I know a lot of more advanced SEOs don’t really like it because it is a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, and it also prioritizes simplicity over power (compared to something like Scrapebox, for example).
  • Good Support. If you have any issues you need help with, then support is not hard to come by and is generally very good. There is a huge FAQ database available here, which covers most questions you could ever want to ask. If that doesn’t get you to where you need to be, then there is also a ticket-based support system available with quick replies.
  • Very Usable Free Tier. Some SEO software massively restricts the amount of value a free subscriber can get (I’m looking at you, Ahrefs). Traffic Travis can do just about everything you’d want it to do on the free tier, which is great when you are first starting out and can’t justify stumping up the cash for the Pro version.
    • Make sure you’ve checked out my guide above to what is different between the free and pro editions. I think you will find that the pro edition stacks up rather favourably.
  • Easy Refund If You Aren’t Happy. Because Traffic Travis is sold through Clickbank you are entitled to a no-questions-asked refund within 60 days of purchase. If you’re sitting on the fence, then this should give you some great peace of mind. Clickbank’s refund policy is absolutely watertight, so you have nothing to worry about.

Cons

Here’s what I dislike about TT:

  • No Cloud Access. People spend less time these days in front of their computers, and more time on phones, tablets etc while out and about. Because there is no cloud access you have to use Traffic Travis on a desktop or laptop machine. It would be great to have cloud access and the ability to check from a mobile device.
  • No Mac Native Support. This has been an ongoing issue for a number of years now. The lack of native Mac support is frustrating, and should be fixed. The only way you can run this software on a Mac is to go through the expense and hassle of running a virtual machine or secondary Windows install. It surely has to be time that an all-new Mac compatible version is created.
  • Annual Pricing. Access to the software costs $97 per year. So while this is a meagre $8 per month, it still sucks when you forget you’re paying an annual fee and your credit card or Paypal gets rebilled. I would like to see a lifetime access option for a big discount like $197.
  • Your Inbox Will Be Under Attack. Remember that Traffic Travis is produced by the same company as Affilorama (and Salehoo, which is another product I will review in the near future). Once you download the free version or buy the Pro edition, your email address is added to FINISH
  • Affilorama Premium Upsell. You need to consciously untick this, unless you want to get access to Affilorama Premium via a slightly surreptitious upsell. You get the first month for free or for a dollar or something low ball like that. But if you forget to cancel, then you are automatically rebilled the next month for $47. Not ideal – either remember to cancel or just uncheck the box anyway. I will be reviewing this product in the near future in greater detail so you can see if Affilorama Premium is actually worth buying; if the conclusion is good, then you can always go back and get it.
  • Not Superb At Any One Thing.  TT is a bit like a Swiss Army Knife. It has a lot of useful tools, but none of them are outstanding at doing their respective job. For example, its keyword research module is useful, but nowhere near as powerful as something more specialised like Long TailPro. This is why a lot of more experienced SEOs aren’t huge fans of TT, because it probably just isn’t powerful enough for their specific needs.

Conclusion

Should you buy Traffic Travis?

As far as free SEO software goes, the standard version is a handy tool to have in your arsenal. It tracks ranks quite accurately, gives you a useful overall picture of the health of your website, and can help with performing competitive SEO and PPC analysis.

Considering it is free, what’s not to love?

But what about the paid, professional version of the product? Is it worth a buy?

You know what, I actually think it is. However, it is only worth buying once you’ve built up some experience with SEO, and if you genuinely have a need for the extra functionalities (like the ability to add more projects, research more keywords and so on).

Start out by downloading the free version of TT here, and get to know how the software works and its functionality first.

Once you’ve spent some time with the free version and have got used to it, you can make a call as to whether upgrading to the Pro version is worth it for you or not.

I have TT Pro and enjoy using it on a regular basis to track rankings, get handy SEO competition analysis, and other research metrics. It’s not perfect, and I’m sure that anyone with a bit of skill and the inclination to do so could replicate most of the functions for free using other tools.

But as a unified dashboard from which I can look at basic SEO and PPC metrics, do research, and optimise my sites, it has use that justifies the purchase price. As a sort of jack-of-all-trades toolkit that can work alongside other more premium products, it really is quite handy.

Overall, I recommend it. Start with the free version – you can download it here – and then take your time to get used to the software and what it can do for you. From there you can make the call on whether it is worth upgrading to the professional version.