SpyderMate is a suite of SEO tools intended for website owners. The application includes a scorecard that reveals any weaknesses in a website’s design or content. Users can see how their website scores against other sites, including those that utilize organic SEO techniques. The scorecard also allows users to monitor trends in SEO-related stats. The auditor features show users how to correct SEO issues while prioritizing by level of severity. Users can perform ongoing audits to watch for issues that show up later. Search results page rank is also monitored. Users can see how they rank against competitors for similar keywords and observe their rank changes over time. iPhone monitoring tools provide ways to track mobile SEO progress.
SpyderMate was rebuilt and launched in October of 2011. The application was intended to offer detailed stats to website owners. The site has enjoyed some publicity, and has received a mix of reviews. In January 2012, users complained about the 48 hour period required for tech support responses. They also noted that some features do not load properly and that the auditor tells the user there is an issue on their site without actually pointing out what the issue is or how to correct it. For the most part, reviews were positive however users should test out the application before switching from their current website analysis service.
SpyderMate combines a variety of stats into one helpful tool. Users can review just about every aspect of their website’s search engine optimization. Users can track trends and identify pages with weaknesses that need to be fortified. The application also includes an iPhone scorecard, which is very appealing to users with mobile sites and applications. SpyderMate supplies a wealth of information in a compact, user friendly interface that can be accessed from any device with an internet connection.
SpyderMate utilizes a rich blend of orange and brown hues, giving the site depth and style. The eye-catching color scheme aside, SpyderMate is also nicely organized with a user friendly layout. Users can quickly gather information to learn about site scores, problem areas and other aspects of search engine optimization. The user interface makes SpyderMate both practical and memorable for most users. Provided all features function properly, the application could become a favorite for website owners.
A new user can begin by clicking the black “Start Free Trial” button found along the right side of the SpyderMate homepage. The form on the next page asks the user for a username, password and email address. Optional fields are present for first and last name, phone number, company name and title. After submitting the form, the user is advised that they must check their email inbox for an activation message. This must be accessed before the user can sign in.
New users can try SpyderMate for free for 30 days. Subscriptions cost $19 per month for a basic plan, $49 for a Pro plan, and $149 for an Agency plan, and include unlimited profiles and websites, unlimited scorecard reports, 100/1,000/5,000 keyword rankings tracked, 1/5/25 audit per day, 1/5/25 low hanging fruit per day, and 1/5/25 SEMRush per day. Users can upgrade with a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or Diners Club International card. No credit card is required when signing up for the free 30 day trial.
SpyderMate is ideal for users who manage multiple websites at a time. Users with only one site may find the application to be a little expensive compared to other free tracking solutions. The service is easily accessible and provides a number of detailed reports to help users make better choices about their website’s SEO strategies. The 30 day free trial is a nice touch to help users become familiar with the application and it’s capabilities before committing to a subscription.