Here are some of the most popular questions we get asked. Our technology and services may seem complex at first, but our approach is to boil things down to a very simple set of ideas. Before you spend spinning your wheels, take a look at the list of common questions. You never know, the answer might have been in front of you the whole time!
A Search Engine is a computer program which maintains a searchable database of all of the
Websites on the Internet. Search Engines are responsible for a new Global revolution in commerce, now commonly nicknamed the "Google Economy".
Popular Search Engines include Google, Bing, Yahoo!, MSN Live Search, AOL, and Ask.com.
SEO Engine™, which is an acronym for "Search Engine Optimization Engine®", is a Transparent SEO-Friendly Search Engine which provides vital Website ranking information to the public.
Unlike other Search Engines, SEO Engine™ is a transparent Search Engine which provides users with a "window" into what Search Engines see:
how they rank and score every Link, every Webpage, and every Website. SEO Engine™ does not offer
a general "keyword searching" interface to its users; instead, SEO Engine™ allows users to surf the Web through the eyes of a Search Engine.
SEO Engine™ allows its users to navigate the Search Engine's scoring process and expose numerous criteria about how Search Engines are ranking that Website.
SEO Engine™ enables Website owners and SEO professionals to proactively adapt their Websites and Control Website Ranking on the Public Search Engines.
SEO Engine™ offers users a unique experience in
Search Engine Optimization. The SEO Engine™
Search Engine is fully interactive and provides various screens that help you gauge where your Website stands in the eyes of
a Search Engine. It is completely controllable — users can command SEO Engine™ to crawl on-demand, eliminating the long
wait times that are typically associated with verifying their work.
To use the Free Version of SEO Engine™, type a URL into the
SEO Engine™ Search Bar, and click the "SEO Engine™ Search" button.
If the Website hasn't been crawled recently, SEO Engine™ will ask you to type the words into the Captcha (this tells SEO Engine™ that you are not a robot) and click on the "Confirm Website Crawl" button. SEO Engine™ will add
this Website to the Crawl Queue. If you want, you can give SEO Engine™ your email address and you will be notified via email when the
Crawl is finished. Once the Crawl is complete, you can view any Webpage Scoresheets
for that Website by entering the corresponding Webpage URL into the SEO Engine™ Search Bar, and clicking the "SEO Engine™ Search" button.
The Webpage Scoresheet provides user-friendly information on a Webpage level for
FREE! The Scoresheets show Webpage Vital Statistics which contain things
SEO Engine Score™ -
which shows how efficiently the Webpage is using its
Gross Total Link Flow. The Scoresheet also includes
Webpage Link Statistics, Webpage Crawl Statistics, Webpage Warnings, and exposes
other Webpages that redirect to this Webpage.
All of these features are specific to that Website. This collection of data literally peels apart the layers of
a Website and reveals the areas that need attention!
Going PRO goes several steps beyond the free public screens.
The public screens show Webpage-level warnings and alerts, as well as important
information about each individual Webpage. This is only about 1% of the total data that you will see with a PRO membership. With PRO, you can not only see the errors and penalties, but the SEO Engine will also show you how to fix your Website. In addition to giving you the Webpage information, it gives you information for the entire Website,
enabling you to navigate your Website in the Search Engine, viewing the
entire Website as a whole and allowing you to compare and fix individual
Webpages as they relate to the data for your entire Website. The Website Dashboard provides information on specific Website Errors, as well as
Robots.txt Information. Your overall Website data is viewed using the Website Dashboard. From the Website Dashboard you can access individual
FREE Webpage Scoresheets (both on and off a monitored Website).
PRO enables you to see more extensive data relating to your Market Focus™ Details. A PRO analysis of a Webpage's Market Focus provides full information using
Incoming Anchor Text, and
Market Focus™ Rank. This feature allows you to see what the Search Engines see, and make changes
to adapt your Market Focus™ according to your desired result.
PRO also provides you to access user-friendly features like the
Webpage Snapshot Views, and the
familiar Search Engine
Search Results Listing. With PRO, you will have access to Link Flow® Reports, Backlink Reports, Link Results, Webpage Results, Snapshots, Scorecards, and more. PRO shows you details about Website and Webpage Quality, Missing Website Info, Duplicate Website Info, and much more. In addition, PRO will provide you with all of the information that you need for your Website to compete on public Search Engines.
SEO Engine™ Comparison Guide to see a comparison of features available on the Free Version versus features available by PRO membership. For more detailed information about how to engage this new type of Search Engine, visit our Learning Center.
To learn more about the benefits of PRO membership,
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Website Optimization is the result of diligently and effectively testing, adapting, and monitoring a Website to provide effective Search Engine results and top Search Engine ranking. SEO Engine™ can dramatically increase your efficiency in doing almost all of the tasks required to optimize and maintain that optimization for a Website.
First, the SEO Engine™ Score is a Webpage-level score. When you type a URL into the Search Bar on SEO Engine™, you typically are looking at the Home
Page Scoresheet, which is an overview of the Home Page, not the overall Website. Second, the SEO Engine™ Score is not a measure of Website ranking
or popularity. It is a measure of how efficiently the Gross Total Link Flow is being used. A Webpage's ranking can be improved simply by utilizing the potential Link Flow® that is not being used. You do this by improving the SEO Engine™ Score.
The SEO Engine™ is not a report. It is a navigable (transparent) Search Engine that allows you to visualize and quickly locate the source of penalties and errors within
a given Website. When you purchase a Site Monitor™, SEO Engine™ begins by re-crawling the Website to get the latest data. Then, it runs each Link and each Webpage
through thousands of algorithms that work in concert to score the Website, the Webpages, and even each Link. For PRO members, a crawl notice email is sent, with a link to the Search Listing Screen for that Website. For non-PRO members, you will receive an email with your Site Monitor report attached. You may also access this report and all historical reports from your Customer Home --> Packages Tab --> Site Monitors link.
The SEO Engine™ is designed to work just like any other standard Search Engine. Part of that design is to ensure that the Search Engine crawlers, or SEOENGBots, visit the most "important" Webpages. It does this by Crawl Depth and by Net Total Link Flow. You cannot change this, as it would be defeating the purpose of using a Search Engine to do SEO! If the "wrong" Webpages are crawled, then you have a problem with your Link architecture!
Typically, 25 "scored" Webpages is plenty for your to achieve a high level of SEO optimization. In the situation where 25 Webpages are scored, the SEO Engine™ always crawls 25 Webpages, and then every Link on those 25 Webpages. So you can see that not just 25 Webpages are crawled. For example, if you had 100 Links on each of those 25 Webpages, and each one was unique, the SEO Engine would end up crawling 25 x 100 = 2,500 Webpages! For the purpose of Link Flow Balance analysis, you will only need the very top of your Website to be scored. This usually amounts to around 5%-10% of the total number of Webpages in the Website.
If the frequently asked questions did not satisfy your thirst, visit our
Learning Center for in-depth analysis of every aspect of SEO Engine™.