Web CEO Free

Martin Brinkmann
Feb 16, 2008
Updated • May 26, 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is important and without doubt one the most important tasks when it comes to the operation of websites. The reason is pretty simply: SEO done properly ensures that a site follows guidelines and best practices that make it rank well in search engines.

Keywords, that is search terms that Internet users enter into search engines play an important role in SEO as well. Basically, the higher you rank for a certain keyword the more visitors that search for it come to your website.

Keeping track of rankings can be a tedious task however, even if you have one website and only a few keywords that you want to observe. Not only is it difficult to perform the searches (often in multiple search engines), you need to record your findings and may experience the so-called filter bubble that distorts the results.

But even if that would not happen, you'd perform lots of searches on a regular basis. Assuming that you want to track five keywords in three search engines, you would have to run 15 searches and click through the results to find your site. If you'd wanted to track more keywords than that, you'd spend all day searching.

That's where SEO software is extremely helpful. You add an url, the keywords, choose the search engines and let it do the rest. It takes only minutes to compile the results which gives you time for other tasks.

There are a handful of SEO programs available, most sell for $100+ Dollars which is an investment that most site owners do not want to make, especially when they are in the beginning stages.

Web Ceo is one of those programs that sells for $339 normally. The company however offers a free version of their product which does not have all the features that professional webmasters need but offers enough to keep track of keywords and use other basic SEO tools it ships with.

Update: Web CEO is only available as a web-based version. A free version is still provided but is limited to six keywords that you can track using it. It supports other features of interest, for instance social buzz keyword monitoring or backlink analysis. Most features are fairly limited however especially if you run a website that has more than a few pages. End

It offers four basic features: find your niche, promote your site, analyze your site and maintain your site.

Find your Niche:

Find your Niche helps you find the relevant keywords that you should optimize your website for. This is done in a number of ways including analysis of your website and those of competitors, and the parsing of search engine results. It helps you optimize your pages for certain keywords and gives advice on changes that could affect search engine rankings positively.

Promote your Site:

Offpage SEO is probably the most important aspect of it all. You can build a highly optimized website that does not rank well because it has virtually no incoming links. This function lets you find possible link partners, manage pay per click campaigns and submit urls to search engines and other services.

Analyze your site:

Check the websites ranking in multiple search engines, get traffic reports and analyze link popularity. This is a great way to monitor search engine rankings for your website and that of your competitors.

All checks can be scheduled so that rankings are updated regularly. As I said earlier Web Ceo is available in a free version which should be sufficient for most webmasters. There is however a promotion going on currently where you can buy the smallbiz version for $149 instead of $339 and the professional version for $249 instead of $479. (smallbiz for all webmasters, professional more aimed toward SEO professionals)

My suggestion would be to test the free version. This version should be sufficient for most webmasters. If you run into limitations and like the software you can still make a purchase. I for one am perfectly happy with the free version.


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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between name.com domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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