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somtam

Tenderfoot

Tenderfoot
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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:51 pm

Hello,

I have a big problem. I can't use the package because I have not updated the algo.
After one year I see that I don't use a lot the entire suite. The only software I use is ranktracker.
But now if I don't update the algo, I can't use it.
I mean for me is enough to have a general idea of my keywords, I don't want to update because I use it very little. Is like to buy photoshop, but then you can't use it if a new version come out the next year! I my opinion it sounds crazy!
Probably my fault, but, when I bought it, I didn't read anywhere that I MUST update the algo.

Let me know what should I do.
Thanks

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:04 pm

Hello,

somtam wrote:
I mean for me is enough to have a general idea of my keywords, I don't want to update because I use it very little. Is like to buy photoshop, but then you can't use it if a new version come out the next year! I my opinion it sounds crazy!


thanks for the post.

First, you should understand that basically there are 2 types of the software: the tools that lets you work with imported data and the apps that collect data for you,

The point is 'Photoshop' doesn't deal with any kind of fetching data. The tool just lets you work with the data (images, photos, etc) you import into the app. That's why Adobe charges you for 'Photoshop' functionality updates (new features, options, etc). In a word, you get access to the new advanced functionality when you pay for upgrades.

As for our SEO tool, evolution updates (new features, new functionality) come totally free of charge. We charge our users only for search algo updates, as without these updates any SEO tool won't be able to gather relevant data from search engines. As search engines change their search algorithms, existing ones become outdated. It takes us a significant amount of time and effort to detect the latest changes in all of the supported search engines (700+) and to adjust our software accordingly on a weekly basis.

Please watch the video in which Matt Cutts of Google explains why any SEO tool is useless without the proper adjustments.

Hope we have made it clear. :)

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somtam

Tenderfoot

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Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:00 am

Thanks for reply, it helps to understand it better.
I know that there's a lot of work for your team.
I'm going to think now if update the algo or not... I use it very little.

Is there a light algo version only for ranktracker? ( is the only one I use ).

thanks

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:37 am

somtam wrote:
Is there a light algo version only for ranktracker? ( is the only one I use ).


Sure.

You may extend your subscription for 1, 6, 12, 24 and 36 months for the whole SEO PowerSuite pack or for some its separate tools.

Please note that the more tools and the longer period you choose to extend your Search Algo Updates Subscription for the less money you pay.

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Nasser

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:50 am

Why can't we use the software with its last algo update?
If the software we purchased stops working when algo updates expire then its not a software purchase, its only a subscription. So, its as if we purchase a 6 months subscription!!!

We should be able to use the software on for things that does not require the latest algo update, or use it with the old algo updates.

I as well, I didn't read anywhere that I MUST update the algo in order to make the software work after the update subscription expires. This should be mentioned before purchase.
I would not have bought it if I knew that.

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:56 am

Hello Nasser.

Nasser wrote:
Why can't we use the software with its last algo update?
If the software we purchased stops working when algo updates expire then its not a software purchase, its only a subscription. So, its as if we purchase a 6 months subscription!!!
We should be able to use the software on for things that does not require the latest algo update, or use it with the old algo updates.


Due to the fact that Search Engines frequently change their algorithms, SEO software providers all over the world are always on the alert detecting these changes and fine-tuning the software.
Without fine-tuning the software with the latest SEs updates the tools provide incorrect results. We consider that providing zero results is much better than providing inappropriate information. That is the reason why block the SEs that have changed their SERP algos if the software is not equipped with Search Algo updates.

Nasser wrote:
I as well, I didn't read anywhere that I MUST update the algo in order to make the software work after the update subscription expires. This should be mentioned before purchase.
I would not have bought it if I knew that.


I would like to assure you that the information about Search Algo Updates is provided on all our sales pages. You can check themain purchase page as an example.

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heresjohnny

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Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:02 am

I know this an old thread but Nasser has hit the nail on the head.

The sales page says 'One-time license fee', but reality is the software can't be used after the algorithms run out!

How is this NOT subscription based software.

'Deceptive' is the word.

It should say '12 months access', not 'One-time license fee'.

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:42 pm

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The sales page says 'One-time license fee', but reality is the software can't be used after the algorithms run out!

The thing is, that the software doesn't become invalid without the subscription - in RankTracker you can still get Keywords Suggestions and run Keyword Research, as well as check the Traffic factors - get all the data which is queried from the third-party services like AdWords or Google Analytics, but you won`t be able to check the rankings, as they are being checked in the Search Engines directly in real-time, and the software will not be getting the crucial updates to interact with the Search Engines properly.

In WebsiteAuditor and SEO SpyGlass you can use our internal crawlers to get all the backlinks and collect all the pages, and analyze most of the factors and metrics except for those which involve checking caching or indexation, or collecting the competitors from the search engines.

In LinkAssistant you cannot use the methods of looking for prospects that involve direct interaction with the search engines, but you can still use the methods based on your/competitors` backlink profiles, verify the backlink presence in real-time, add the prospects manually and check most of the factors for the existing prospects. The mailing module also works in full. You only won`t be able to find new prospects using search engine related methods.

As has been explained previously, the Search Engines frequently change their search algorithms, and our developers need to introduce respective changes into the software through Search Algo Updates up to several times a month! This is an ongoing process that requires a lot of time and effort.

The Search Algo Updates also include our new safe-querying mode that allows our users to see no captchas and need no proxies in RankTracker, which is also a truly complex and resource-demanding system that we are constantly maintaining and improving.

For no additional charges you can also use our SEO PowerSuite Cloud to store projects online, and our private powerfull cralwers to collect the backlinks or crawl websites in SEO SpyGlass and WebsiteAuditor. That is why these updates are sold as a subscription, as there`s really a lot of work behind it. Search Algo Updates subscription is the only ongoing fee, and the prices are much lower than the initial prices for the software licenses.

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Tenderfoot

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:37 am

We should be able to use the software on for things that does not require the latest algo update, or use it with the old algo updates

LinkAssistant

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:25 am

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We should be able to use the software on for things that does not require the latest algo update, or use it with the old algo updates
You can definitely use all other features that do not require search algo updates - they are not blocked and work the same way without problems. Here you may find the information about the features that continue working without search algo updates.

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