WebMeUp SEO Dashboard Review

WebMeUp is a promising new tool for SEO’s and those who would like to learn more about how their website is doing in search. Although it is in its infancy, it has a lot of great features to choose from and even more coming up. In this post, we’re going to look at how easy it is to set up your websites in the WebMeUp SEO Dashboard and learn about your rankings, backlinks, social mentions, and competitors.

Adding Your Websites

To get started, you will want to add your websites to the WebMeUp dashboard. First, you will click + Add Project and enter your website’s URL.

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Then add your website’s keywords.

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Then choose the search engines you want to check your website’s rankings on. Google, Bing, and Yahoo are standard – if you need a country-specific search engine, you can use the dropdown and find it.

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That’s it! To add more websites, just add new projects. Once you’re finished, your projects summary page should look like this. Data for each site usually populates quickly depending on the size of the site.

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Adding Your Competitors

Next, if you want to see how your site stacks up against other sites in your niche and see their backlinks, you will want to add them as competitors. To do so, go to your project summary screen (shown above) and select the website you want to add competitors to. Then click on Competitors on the left and then the + Add Competitor to add your competitor’s website.

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Once you’re finished, your competitors summary page should look like this.

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Reviewing Your Website’s Data

Now that you have all of your information in place, you can learn the following about your website by going to the projects section and clicking on your website.

Overview

Under the Project Dashboard for each of your websites, you’ll get an overview about your website’s Google ranking, social mentions, site structure, and number of indexed pages in the search engines you chose to monitor.

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Further down, you can see your Alexa ranking compared to competitor’s you entered previously along with whether you are listed in DMOZ or Yahoo Directory. Plus you can see the most used anchor text for your website’s backlinks.

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Ranking Factors

Under the Ranking Factors for each of your website, you can see more summarized information about your website. Each section includes everything from traffic stats (Alexa and Compete), backlink summary, indexed pages, social mentions, and basic domain info (how long you’ve owned it & load time. Beneath this information, you’ll see how your website stacks compared to your competitors for each of the above factors.

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Keywords & Rankings

Under Keywords & Rankings, you will see how your website is ranking for your keyword in the search engines you chose.

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Under the Rankings tab in this section, you can see details about how each keyword is doing plus a graph that shows how that keyword is doing comparatively in each search engine.

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Using the Keyword Research tab in this section, you can see stats about your keywords including the number of times they are searched and the traffic you can expect to see from them based on your current rankings.

Backlinks

Looking for a great link management tool? WebMeUp’s got it. First off, you can look through your website’s current backlinks and see them sorted by domain, Google PageRank, outgoing links, Alexa Rank, country, and TLD (.com, .net, etc.) using the tabs in the Backlinks Profile section.

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While you are browsing your backlinks, you can click on the star next to any link you want to keep an eye on. Then go to the Backlinks Management section to monitor their status.

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You can also manually add links here to monitor when they go live and their continued status by clicking + Add Backlink and adding details about your backlink.

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Reviewing Your Competitor’s Data

If you want to know if and how your competitors are outranking you, you can find out in this section. To see details about your competitors, go to the Competitors section and click on the competitor you want to view. You can then see the following.

Overview

Similar to the overview for your own website, under the Competitor Dashboard, you can see how your competitors fare on Google, social media, traffic, and more.

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Ranking Factors

The Competitor Ranking Factors section shows more details about a competitor’s link popularity, domain info, directory listings, indexing, and social media stats.

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Keywords & Rankings

The Competitor Keywords & Rankings section shows how your competitor ranks for particular keywords in the search engines you have chosen.

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Backlinks

Last, but not least, you can research competitor’s backlinks in the Competitor Backlinks section. Again, you can see the links by domain, Google PageRank, outgoing links, Alexa, country, and TLD.

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Pricing

While WebMeUp is in beta, the only pricing plan available is the Standard plan at $99.95 per month. After the beta period is up, other plans will be available starting at $49.95.

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You can get a 15 day free trial (no credit card required) to get a feel for what this tool has to offer. After the 15 days, you’ll get the chance to enter your payment method to keep using the SEO dashboard with your data intact.

Overall Thoughts

This is thus far my favorite sponsored review, and so far the only one where I was excited to sign up for a full subscription. The features they have now are awesome, and the features they have coming are definitely worth looking forward to.

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  1. says

    Looks like a good product but I do have concerns as it doesn’t take into account new ranking factors such as Google AuthorRank and +1s appearing in search now. This is something that is changing the face of SEO rankings as we know it especially since search results with photos are obtaining higher click throughs even if they’re not ranking #1.

    I’m sure this company will be adding these features soon – or else it could quickly become irrelevant. /controversy haha.
    Jeff Machado just posted Expert Advice on Using Storytelling To Grow Your Business

    • says

      It is in beta – I know they have a lot of new features in the works. I’m sure that if enough people request a feature (like tracking +1′s), it will get implemented. It actually does show the +1′s for the homepage in the social media stats, but they could use a column to show +1′s on internal pages in the content area as well.

      As far as AuthorRank, which tools out there measure that? I know that Webmaster Tools shows you stats from content linked to your Google+ profile, but I haven’t seen much outside of that just yet.

    • says

      Jeff, I’d be wary of any SEO tool that claims to calculate your website’s Google AuthorRank score or your site’s SEO value based on the number of Google +1′s it has.

      First, the sheer existence of Google AuthorRank has not been confirmed yet.
      Yes, there is Google Authorship, but it’s something different, it’s not a ranking factor in itself.

      As for AuthorRank, we only know that Google might create this signal in the future (as per this article that quotes Eric Schmidt http://www.virante.org/blog/2013/02/06/google-author-rank-has-google-chairman-eric-schmidt-now-confirmed-it/). However, how it will be estimated is anybody’s guess at this point. So, no SEO tool can effectively estimate a metric that doesn’t even exist yet.

      Speaking of Google +1′s, it hasn’t been confirmed to be a ranking factor either. And even on the contrary, Matt Cutts recently prompted not to “put a lot of weight on +1s just yet” – http://www.stateofsearch.com/matt-cutts-ses-san-francisco/

      Nevertheless, recognizing the growing importance of Google+, we at WebMeUp are reporting the number of +1′s a site has. So, if you believe it to be a ranking factor, you can already use this WebMeUp data to estimate a site’s relative SEO value based on this signal.

  2. says

    Interesting, BUT. I’d be weary of any company that chooses Flash as the primary technology to build an app like this. Especially an SEO tool. Out of all the modern approaches to web application development the last technology to consider is Flash – Poor usability and load times, closed standards, a platform that was never intended for large data driven sites… all of this is very bad for your users.

    • says

      Hmm, didn’t even notice it was Flash. I didn’t run into usability issues with it yet, but I would be curious how it handles big data in the future.

    • says

      Hi Austin,

      Great question, thank you!

      It’s not an accident that WebMeUp is currently built using Flash.

      Unfortunately, HTML5 and other alternative technologies are not well- developed enough yet, to provide fast, reliable rich interfaces – so they don’t suit our needs with WebMeUp. By using HTML5, we would have to compromize a massive part of user experience.

      We wanted to offer a really fast working, non-buggy solution with a wealth of data processed and displayed seamlessly.

      I can also add that many big companies (ex. Google in their analytical tools) still use Flash, for the same reasons mentioned above.

      When HTML5 and browsers reach the level of excellence or near that, we will of course switch to that.

  3. says

    Looks like a nice tool but I got some questions Kristi.

    Do you know where do they get the backlink information from? do they have their own index? or do they use data from OSE, majestic, hrefs?

    What about the 100 keyword limit total for tracking? Is it in total, or if I have lets say 10 different websites, can I track 1000 keywords? 100 for each…
    I did not see any information about this in their website.

    Thanks!
    Sebastian Koch just posted Camuflar links de afiliados en WordPress

  4. says

    Cool Kristi,
    Very nice tool’s information you share here, initially i’ll go for trail version of this tool and hopefully i’ll help me for long terms.