SearchMaster works by emulating a human searcher using a browser rather than simply firing many queries at the search engine URL. It supplies all the correct headers to make the engine think
it is a valid human user. If you are still worried by this, you can always install SearchMaster on a seperate IP address that is not critical to you.
Having a server side rankings checker has many distinct advantages:
Speed By running the program from an ISP, you are utilizing the full high speed internet connection to
execute the queries. The only time it slows down is when it has to return the results back to your browser
Access You can use the program wherever you have an internet
connection, be that in the office, at home or even on holiday. There is also the huge advantage of your clients being able to log in to the system to see their reports without you ever having to manually FTP them to a
location for them to view.
Yes and No. In reality SearchMaster can handle an unlimited amount of keywords, but there are good reasons why you wouldn't want to do this.
First off, the system would become
unbearably slow to use as each time you call up the campaign properties, it has to bring up hundreds of keywords. Secondly, when you run a report, a timeout or connection blip could
stop the campaign running half way through which could cause problems.
It would be far better to spread the keywords over a number of campaigns.
Yes it is as SearchMaster is one of the few scripts to come with an automated installer. It is however still very important to read the onscreen instructions to ensure it all works smoothly.
SearchMaster relies on the Lib-www group of modules. Most ISP's and installations include this as standard and certainly the latest version of
Active State Perl for Win32 has this as standard.
These search engines represent the major players in the industry
and traffic from the others such as Wisenut etc is simply not significant
enough to warrant inclusion.
In many cases, people are only interested in Google, Yahoo amd MSN as that is where 90% of the traffic is.
SearchMaster is 9 times out of 10 completely accurate. Many users have in fact reported that it is the most accurate rankings checker around. You can also verify the positions in the
rankings reports area to check.