- Reviewed by
- Jane Sheeba
on January 24, 2013
SEO is one of the scariest things any blogger has to face. Apart from content writing, blog post promotion, social media marketing and other scary stuff involved in blogging, I’d say handling SEO is one of the most scariest.
That’s from my experience.
Of course, you’ll have to learn many things if you are into blogging and making money. But with SEO the tricky part is that, things often change. It is hard to keep up with the changes. Once you finish learning a particular strategy and have mastered it, you might wake up the other day as a complete newbie coz the strategies you’ve learned are now outdated.
What if you have someone or something taking care of your SEO? Would it be nice to have a helping hand and eliminate the worry of having to keep tabs with the (usually complicated) SEO stuff?
So let me introduce WebMeUp – a cool piece of software that lets you forget about what’s going on in the backend and helps you to keep tab on the actual things that you’ve to be concerned about.
When I say “piece of software” don’t think that you have to download and install something bulky (and most probably buggy) on your computer. This is a web-based app, which is one of the coolest things I love about this. So you don’t have to worry about ripping off your computer’s resources.
Here’s a screenshot overview of the dashboard -
Is it easy to start using this app?
Absolutely yes! I’ve tried many apps that require you to watch many video tutorials (which I usually hate), spend hours to figure out the stuff before you can actually get an output!
WebMeUp is dead easy to fire up and start seeing the numbers. Here’s the three step process you actually need to start things running.
Sign up (you can sign up for a free trial to get your feet wet)
Just click on “Add project” and enter your website url
WebMeUp will automatically detect your site’s keywords. You can also enter additional keywords manually.
Search engines – by default you will be given the option of Google, Bing and Yahoo. Click on the “Add search engines” button to add more search engines of your choice.
What can you actually use WebMeUp App for?
When I said the “actual things” you’ve to be concerned about, you might wonder what could WebMeUp do in this regard. Here’s a list of things you can do with WebMeUp
Rank checking for your keywords – the tool automatically suggests keywords for your site once you enter the url. You can also add additional keywords manually.
Rank checking on search engines of your choice – By default you’re given the choice of Google.com, Bing.com and Yahoo.com. But you can click on the Add search engines button to add search engines of your choice (yes that includes local).
Check ranking factors – See the image below to know what ranking factors you can analyze
Website optimization – You can analyze your site’s structure and coding, as well as do onsite optimization which is pretty cool!
Analyze backlinks – Analyze the number of backlinks your site has and their sources.
Website Audit – An overall SEO audit of your website.
Web currency – This is a cool opportunity to earn Web Points (WPs) by participating in the community forums.
My take on WebMeUp
First of all, WebMeUp is a web-based app so you don’t have to worry about a slow computer while you have something running in the background. This is a great plus according to me
As far as I checked the ranking factors and other stuff, I can see that the data in their database is updated quite frequently. I’m not sure how often they update their data, but compared to other tools, I can see that the data at WebMeUp is quite up-to-date.
Since this is a web-based app, I don’t absolutely need “my” computer to access my projects or run a website audit for my client. I can work on my client projects even if I am away and don’t have my laptop or personal computer with me! This is a second plus for me.
The community forum is cool which helps you earn WPs (Web points). This is nothing but online currency which you can use to pay for subscription. You can even earn points for completing your profile, like adding picture, filling out profile info and so on.
How much does it cost?
Everything boils down to money, right? Not actually! But you certainly need to know how much a software like this will cost you. See the screenshot below:
In my opinion, for what the software is capable of doing, this is a very reasonable price. But don’t worry. You can sign up for a 15 day FREE trial before you can get yourself committed.
Also you can gain Web Points on the go to fuel your subscription! Sounds cool isn’t?
What are you waiting for?
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