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I want to start a discusion with regards to ranking report frequency.
As I'm sure you all know, it is now common for SE's to penalize sites that query their indexes with automated ranking software. As an SEO adviser to many clients it would be ideal if I could run such reports monthly, however this comes at a risk of being penalized.
I now offer my clients quarterly reports, querying the engines 4 times a year - I'm sure that this would not hinder our rankings, do you agree?
Looking forward to a discusion.
All the best, Lee.
What good is a report that says you are number 1 for widgets when everybody searches for blue widgets.
from a dynamic IP address we ran a off the shelve ranking software daily for 3 month and never got the kicked out.
Exactly. I've been on a reeducation mission for over a year now. When a client starts asking about rank I start asking about sales. It only takes a few redirects to shift the client's focus to what's important.
"I slipped a notch for blue widgetware".
"Really, sales still up over last month"?
I agree that attracting qualified traffic is the main abjective of web promotion, however you can't dismiss the importance of maintaining high rankings in order to increase site visibility.
Back to the initial question, am I right in saying that sites get penalised for running automated ranking software, or am i totaly off the mark?