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Raven dropping SERP tracker and SEMRush data

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ScripterAlex, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. ScripterAlex

    ScripterAlex Registered Member

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    Just got an email that Raven is dropping their tracker in order to be able to keep using Adwords API. My agency has been using Raven to manage it's clients (we really like the reporting). Any suggestions for alternative services? I can't justify keeping Raven at $99 per month without getting one of my most important reports!

    I need a tool that can do the following:
    Basic CRM
    Task Assignment
    Keyword Research
    Traffic Reports
    SERP Reports
    Facebook Page Reports

    Anything else out there that can do what Raven used to do?
     
  2. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    Im with you man,, been using raven for the last 10 months, clients love the reports and they usually go with me for the organized and structured data. Really sucks.
     
  3. Blueprint

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    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    yeah it sucks,, it was good for research, reporting, getting clients etc... I have a feeling that they are going to bring it back, its the heart and soul of seo. Further proof in my eyes that google is pushing everyone to ppc.
     
  5. BlackSEOBelt

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    I think that Raven have picked the wrong side. The one wrong move they did was to go out and negotiate those APIs with Google . This put them on Google's radar, and they preferred to keep a clean record with Google rather than see to their clients' well-being.

    Now I'd expect tons of transfer offers from other providers. Good for the guys who were smart enough not to put themselves on Google's radar..

    Anyway, I really feel for those who just began using Raven tools and were let down in such a bad way.
     
  6. lanbo

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    It's unfortunate that RT has stopped offering their services - but there are other tools that can replace what they do.
     
  7. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    well for the short term I'll prob pick up ahrefs for the short term and see what happens in the next 90 days. I don't want to go to another platform only to have them be whacked by spoogle. I'm sure rt will have to reduce its prices.
     
  8. RankGeek

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    We've always been using multiple tools for the tasks you mentioned in your post. Activecollab for Project Management and CRM, Ahrefs for research and analytics, Authority Labs for SERPs, and Hootsuite for Social Media.
    But yeah - Raven changing out its priorities sure sucks!
     
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    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    and ahrefs just got whacked by googler-
     
  11. GregSEO

    GregSEO Newbie

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    FYI, Rank Ranger (you can Google them because I haven't been a member long enough to include a link!) told me that I don't need to worry about them dropping SERP tracking because they built their own SERP tracker and their reporting is independent of Google Adwords API.

    ScripterAlex - if you do find a tool that includes Social Media, I'd be interested in learning about it.

    Thanks,
    Greg