SEChecking for your keyword rankings

I wouldn’t normally give something like this any exposure, or even any of my time, but while I was rooting around the ReviewMe clearing house I came across the site SEChecking that was offering a Search engine positioning service for a scalable fee starting at $19.95 per month, rising to $49.95 per month.

What this company claims to do is to monitor your position in Search Engines and send you daily reports based on your rankings. For this they charge the fees dependent on how many keywords you’re keeping track of.

Now what bothers me about this is you can do exactly this for FREE with services like Digital Point or even Web CEO. $50 per month seems a lot of money for something that can effectively be had for free elsewhere.

It doesn’t help their credibility when you view their blog and find just the two half assed posts on a default WordPress blog skin stating they’ve just started. This all looks a little too much like a cowboy operation to me. A Whois sees that the site is run out of the Czech Republic too.

Even the FAQ fails to instil any confidence that the site can actually deliver what it claims as it only has two points:

How many pages are scanned in search engines ?
Now there are scanned the first 10 pages (100 results) in search engines.

How often do you scan search engines for changes ?
Every day! Time of scanning is between 0:00am and 6:00am.

Seriously, I’d advise you to avoid SEChecking, there are far more trustworthy and cheaper (read free) options out there.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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