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SoloSEO – Web-Based SEO Project Management Solution

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SoloSEO LogoI’ve been working with SoloSEO, a web based SEO project management solution, and it’s a good start to what could be quite a nice system. It doesn’t have quite all the features I’d like, but it does work well at keyword research and ties into search engines for inindex and backlink reporting.

Pros

  • Shows & Charts Backlinks, Indexed pages, PageRank and Alexa Rank
  • Has a link search tool that creates a list of ‘ready to search’ links for Google, Yahoo, MSN or Ask based on your keyword.
  • Nice bookmarklet to judge how good a page is for getting a backlink on. Includes that pages backlinks, PageRank, Alexa rank and if it has any .edu or .gov links to it.
  • Backlink competitor checker for keeping track of where your competition is getting links.
  • Add competitors and track their stats. Pages in Google & Yahoo, PR, Alexea rankd and if they are in DMOZ. Not sure the accuracy of this though as I put in two sites. One worked fine while the other (SEOMoz) reports 0 pages in Google and only one in Yahoo. Odd
  • Create your own checklists to keep track of what needs to be done. Checklists can also carry over to new projects so you know all the tasks that need to be done for new clients based on old projects.
  • You are able to run ranking reports in the software, which is nice.
  • The keyword finder is quick and easy to use and ties into Google Adwords, WordTracker and Overture. Also has a Site Scan option to scan a page and see what keywords show up.

Cons

  • Can’t add client info like name, phone and email. You also can’t save notes.
  • You can add keywords, but I don’t know what you do with them. They don’t seem to tie in to the keyword ranking area. It’d be nice to see the latest ranking report tie into this area so I can track and chart their performance.
  • You can’t add custom items to a checklist. I submitted a bug report on this as you should be able to do it.

Overall, I’m still exploring SoloSEO and this is just my initial observation. It has a lot of potential and is definitely work checking out. I’m interested to see where this is going and what features will be added in the future.

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Comments

  1. Nice review Thomas.

    Check out other reviews of SoloSEO here.

    Note to OMB readers: TopRank does NOT do paid reviews. Not that I have any problem with the concept, it’s just not something we need to do on this site. All reviews are posted as a result of our own editorial decisions.

  2. Igor M. (BizMord Blog) says:

    I like the idea of having a “tool” that would make an SEO’s life easier by keeping things together, providing new data, etc. Unfortunately (from reviews and their site), I don’t see anything “special” about this one.

    I did sign up to try this so … we’ll see.

    P.S. Lee I love your spam plug-in. Not only do I get a chance to share ideas but improve my math as well.

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  3. Hey Thomas,
    thats an excellent review. I will go try this right now

  4. Thomas, thanks for reviewing SoloSEO, you have some great feedback. I just added the owner information for projects (name, email, and phone) and also put a notes section in there. Definitely much needed.

    We are working on the keyword and keyword ranking integration, it is going to be really slick.

    I fixed the bug (thanks for the heads up) on adding custom tasks to the checklist. We still have some work on the task management before it is where I want it to be, but it is handy for doing consistent site reviews and such.

    Thanks again for the review, and if you have further feedback just shoot me an email.

  5. Thomas McMahon says:

    Glad to hear you’ve got the fixes in place Michael and I can’t wait for more features. 🙂

    Claus, did you check it out? What’s your thoughts?

  6. I’ve also been working with SoloSeo for a while now and I don’t feel as I can trust the accuracy of some of the data, for instance when I run a keyword ranking report it will show that I am not ranking for several key phrases that I rank for when doing a manual check.

    Also, does anyone know how deep they check, 100 results, 500 results etc

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