Once used only by tech geeks and advanced folks SEO software has become a must have instrument in the toolkit of webmasters, bloggers, website owners and everyone who has a website. On every corner we hear that SEO is not rocket science. It’s not, but online competition has become extremely tough in the recent years. With everyone and his dog doing SEO you need to be a second faster, go an inch further and do a bit more to rank a spot higher than the next guy on the block. Doing everything by hand is no longer an option.
The amount of work a SEO has to do every day has become so large that whether to use SEO software or not is no longer a question. The problem every website promoter is concerned with is what SEO tools to get in order to become smarter, quicker and better equipped then the competition. The market is oversaturated with SEO software solutions both free and paid ones. Free tools can be a great help but they still lack a lot of features you can only get in paid software. Although paid doesn’t always means good. Today there are a lot of scams that guarantee you top rankings overnight but never deliver on the promise. So it’s best to stick with a well-known and respectable brand.
The established names on the market of SEO software are SEO PowerSuite, SEO Elite, IBP (short for Internet Business Promoter) and Web CEO. These products have been around long enough to earn respect, loyal customers and good reputation (although SEO Elite seems to spoil it by featuring fake testimonials on their website). Now let’s see which package the best fits your needs and budget.
Internet Business Promoter: $249.95
SEO Elite: $167 or $47/month
Web CEO: $199
SEO PowerSuite: $249.00
So SEO Elite and Web CEO are a bit cheaper than IBP and SEO PowerSuite but let’s see what functionality each package offers:
SEO Elite: not included
Web CEO: 1000 keyword suggestion limit
IBP: no keyword limits
SEO PowerSuite: no keyword limits; 10 different keyword research methods.
SEO Elite: partially
Web CEO: yes
SEO PowerSuite: yes
Link building, rank checking and reporting functions are presented in all SEO softwares, but they differ greatly in options, limits and features.
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