Best Keywords Tool: SECockpit Review
SECockpit is a keyword research tool launching to the public on 5th July 2011. But then again, it’s so much more than what most people think of as keyword research tools. You may be wondering how SECockpit is different from the plethora of other keyword and SEO related tools already out there.
So, here’s a quick overview over what SECockpit does differently from any other keyword tool out there:
A very essential factor is that SECockpit is, without exaggaration, about 400x faster than tools like Market Samurai or Keyword Elite 2. SECockpit processes 300-400 keywords per minute and does the full analysis of all the top ten ranking pages for each keyword. Market Samurai does the full analysis only one-by-one and takes about one minute per keyword on an average connection. Plus, with MS you still need to manually click each keyword you want to analyze, then wait for the analysis to finish, then click on the next one etc.
Since SECockpit does the full analysis, you can very quickly apply all sorts of filters (searches, competition strength, CPC,…) and you can combine all filters with each other. Thanks to the data we get for each keyword, you can actually sort based on valid, useful data and not on “stand-in” data like number of competing web-pages for a keyword. This means you can take a list of 1000+ keywords and quickly filter out the small handful of the very best, most profitable keywords among them.
- Keyword Sources:
Most keyword tools get their data from the Google Keyword Tool and that’s it. Some are limited to 200 keywords per search. SECockpit can tap into the GKT (for up to 800 keywords per search) and also get keyword ideas from Google Suggest as well as Google Wonder Wheel. This opens up thousands of keywords that remain undiscovered by other tools.
- Data Sources:
Most keyword tools base their analysis on extremely questionable data like “number of competing pages”, “number of keyword in title pages”, backlink counts provided by the slowly but surely dying Yahoo Site Explorer etc. SECockpit gets most of it’s data from SEOmoz, who do their own indexation of the web and have an incredible amount of insight into how Google ranks pages. This data, by the way, usually costs a minimum of $99/month to access and you get it for free with an SECockpit subscription.
- Traffic Estimates:
Many keyword tools still display broad match numbers as a standard (e.g. Market Samurai), even though broad match numbers have absolutely nothing to do with how much traffic you can get for a keyword. SECockpit only uses exact match numbers, plus, we provide estimates for how many actual visitors you can expect to get for ranking at the top, the middle or the bottom of the results. These numbers have proven to be very reliable. Another way to say this is that SECockpit is the only honest keyword tool, when it comes to traffic numbers.
- Project Management:
In SECockpit, you can keep track of your SEO campaigns, keep track of the links you build for your sites, keep track of how much you spend and how much you make from each campaign and much more.
SECockpit offers pre-made tasks that you can simply follow step by step, to get your pages ranked. Not only that, we also offer custom tasks made for people who want to use various link building tools and systems.
- Domain Searches:
SECockpit automatically checks for available exact match domains for every single keyword processed. For people building sniper-style sites this can mean hours of time saved and $$$ in their pockets.
- Top Ten Analysis:
Apart from the analysis of the various ranking signals, SECockpit also checks for the presence of pages on Ezinearticles, Hubpages, Squidoo, Youtube and a few other sites. These indicators can be used for many purposes, from competition analysis to traffic hijacking.
- Local/Specific Searches:
With SECockpit you can force the inclusion/exclusion of words or phrases in a search, which makes it an incredible tool for local searches and people who do offline marketing/consulting.
With all that said, SECockpit clearly raises the bar for what a keyword research tool could and should provide. A monthly subscription for the software is required, but with SEMRush data included for free it’s really a no brainer. Try out SECockpit for yourself and let us know what you think!
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