REVIEW Updated on 25th August 2011.
SEO Link Robot has been around for a while now, but Steve Hawkins has just released version 2.
Since its initial release SEO Link Robot has been compared with SE Nuke & later with SENuke X. With version 1, SEO Link Robot simply did not have the variety or quantity of sites to be considered a true SE Nuke X alternative. It still lacks some of the features of SE Nuke X, but it is catching up with the constant updates and introduction of new features.
OK, so what does SEO Link Robot do exactly?
Well, let me draw you a diagram:
Difficult to understand what is going on isn't it? Well, that's why you need software to help you with this task .
Software is also better at randomising stuff which is quite important if you don’t want to leave massive footprints that Google can follow to your door. What you should be able to get from that diagram though is there are arrows. Arrows all over the place (and I have simplified the diagram by not including too many arrows). These arrows refer to links, which ultimately funnel link juice around other sites and eventually to your site.
This is what SEO Link Robot can help you with, and in an automated fashion.
Put simply, SEO Link Robot can automatically create accounts at:
- 30+ Web 2.0 sites
- 40+ Article Directories
- 18+ Press Release Sites
- 50+ Bookmarking Sites
- 18+ RSS Sites
Note: the number of sites in the table above are taken from SEO Link Robot Website on 25th August 2011.
After creating the accounts, it will also automatically go in and verify the accounts for you.
It can then post your content to the Web 2.0 sites, article directories, press release sites as well as submit the RSS feeds for your newly posted content and socially bookmark the posts.
The content you post to the Web 2.0 properties & article directories can be spun content (I have been testing SEO Link Robot with the Ultra Spinnable Articles – For anyone interested in the Premium Ultra Spinnable Articles, I have a coupon you should use - I am not allowed to post it directly on my site, but you can download a PDF file that has the details.), or content from other sources – PLR content, stuff you have written yourself, etc.
If you are using spun content, SEO Link Robot will post a unique spin of that article to each Web 2.0 property & article directory, and it can even create random links between the articles on the various sites.
SEO Link Robot makes good use of spinning, so that you can spin titles, descriptions and content (in articles, feeds, bookmarking etc). That is a powerful feature to ensure unique content is posted on each site.
SEO Link Robot even has a feature where it can setup a random mini-net of 5 Web 2.0 sites and inter-link them automatically.
SEO Link Robot also has a built in Pinger, so that any URLs that you create can be pinged at 90+ major ping directories.
A module called Meta Indexer is a module to help you get your pages indexed fast by submitting your URLs to a huge list of sites. There are three lists of sites, depending on how aggressive you want to be. One has 170 sites, the second has 3,000 sites and the last one has 31,000 sites.
SEO Link Robot also has its own built in Article Spinner. This can be used for a wide variety of spinning tasks – remember I told you spinning was a big feature of this software. Personally, I still use the best spinner, but for quick spins (and testing spins), the built in spinner works great. SEO Link Robot now has “Spinner Chief” and “The Best Spinner” integration for automated spinning, but I really don’t recommend you auto-spin anything. SEO Link Robot also added an article scraper, to scrape content that you can subsequently spin, but again, I wouldn’t recommend getting content this way.
From what I have heard, Steve is planning a lot of new modules to this software, and my personal hope is that a video submitter will be included in that.
New to SEO Link Robot Version 2 – The Campaign Manager
With the first version of SEO Link Robot I heard a lot of complaints that it was too difficult to track everything. Steve has addressed this in the new version with the addition of a Campaign Manager:
This allows you to setup campaigns for each site you want to promote, and have the various accounts at your fingertips. Some of the buttons across the top are self-explanatory, but a few might need a little description here.
The Email button gives you access to the features that Verify Emails and also check your email account settings are correct.
The Auto Gen Data button will generate personas for you – either male or female.
The Import Wizard button allows you to import data from older versions of SEO Link Robot.
The Link Viewer Button opens up the “View Links” screen where you can manage all the links created by SEO Link Robot as it has been off posting your content. There is an export links feature there, as well as a link validator option so you can check the URLs actually exist.
The Proxies button allows you to manage your proxies if you use them.
The Account Creator button (screenshot to the left) does just that. You can create accounts at specific types of properties, e.g. the RSS sites, or you can get SEO Link Robot to create all accounts at all sites in one click. This is a real time saver when you are just starting a new campaign.
You can read the full list of features and watch several videos demonstrating these features over on the SEO Link Robot site.
Do I recommend SEO Link Robot?
I am a big believer in link diversity, and SEO Link Robot can help you achieve that with a lot of automation. I won’t go into the pros and cons of automation or whether this is black hat, white hat or grey hat – you can decide best whether this type of automation is something you want to use in your website promotion. If you are following a plan like Shane’s Backlink Battleplan (he just released version 2), then SEO Link Robot can certainly help automate a lot of the tasks you are currently doing manually.
With that said, SEO Link Robot is extremely powerful and will save you a lot if time setting up networks on Web 2.0 sites and creating and posting to article sites, press releases and so on.
It will also save you time and help you manage what is otherwise a spiders web of content, tasks and Web 2.0 properties.
But, is SEO Link Robot an SE Nuke Killer?
It’s not an SE Nuke killer, but it is an SE Nuke alternative. SE Nuke does a lot more, but it costs a lot more (and the last version I tried before cancelling my subscription was very buggy). However, SEO Link Robot provides a huge amount of power in one application and represents excellent value for money, from a Marketer with a good reputation.
You can see this table on the SEO Link Robot website, but I thought I’d post it here as well as it compares SEO Link Robot to the various competing products. Just be aware that tables like this often flatter the sites that puts up the comparison, as they decide what information to show:
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