Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by NapsteR, Feb 13, 2012.
Title says it all. I would like to know whether they worth money?
I have a SEOmoz PRO subscription but I actually don't pay for it because my work bought it. It has some nice tools that help to work but nothing very impressive. I love OpenSiteExplorer but their index is so much smaller compared to Majestic SEO's. SeoMoz gives a 30 trial so you can try and see if it is worth or not
For a seomoz account you can make a group buy with other members to lower your monlty costs...
The tracking is good. It's worth the money if you have some bigger sites and you want to track lots of keywords. Not so good if you have a bunch of micro niche sites though since you only get I think it's 12 sites on the $99 package.
The fact their index is small doesn't matter. Relative comparison is what's important.
If site A has 1200 backlinks from 300 domains and site B has 500 backlinks from 200 domains then you can compare them perfectly.
It's only about 1/3 to half the size of majestic's index anyway, but it's more than big enough for you to get the important data you need.
The simple answer though is it's not worth the money for most. If you have to ask if it's worth the money then it probably isn't for you.
SEOmoz?s index is not small, it works on the same principal as Pagerank. OSE may only get updated every 6 weeks compared to MajesticSEO?s fresh index but MajecticSEO doesn?t use complicated metrics to determine the quality, they use what is called an AC rank which is only based on links from unique IP?s.
I like SEOmoz because you get detailed metrics of a page such as Moz Trust and Domain Moz Trust which are essential in determining if a link from that page/site is worth getting.
I also like it for OSE as it gives you a detailed report of all of your competitors links.
I also like there keyword competition tool which is the only tool that I know of that determines actual competition based on real results of their entire index.
As a Pro member you will learn from the experts, here?s an example:
Webinar -Mining Social Data for Fun and Profit By Laura Lippay who used to be the technical director of yahoo media, and now does social media for fortune 500 companies.
Webinar - Head-Smacking Content Strategies By will Reynolds who is the CEO of SEER Interactive and has done SEO for Disney, Aweber, Mercedes Benz.
Most importantly I am an seomoz pro member as gratitude towards them, just like my VIP status on BHW. Giving back is a way of showing appreciation. I appreciate the fact that if I have a complicated question I can approach Rand Fishkin himself and he is always happy to reply.
Keep in mind that paying for anything SEO does not guarantee success.
I use the opensiteexplorer, and it is quiet good in the absence of yahoo site explorer
the seomoz toolbar is free & has opensite explorer
The free version of the toolbar has limited functions. The free version of OSE is also limited and not worth using.
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