Advanced Web Ranking in 2011 – A Happy Ending and A Fresh New Start

You’d think that with all the snow the new year started with, we’d be out skiing, having a snow ball fight or making snow men.

But no, we’re working like crazy and we love it!

That’s because we ended last year with bold plans for 2012, and we wouldn’t want to waste any minute but start making it happen.

So, while my colleagues developers are heating up the keyboards writing code, I thought it would be great to make a “wordy” recap of all the code they’ve been writing for the past year.

Check this out, it’s pretty awesome:

Mid-spring make over

We started the year with a complete make-over for AWR that would concern both its user interface and functionality. Thus the cluttered AWR you used to know with lots of buttons and menus was turned into a simple and elegant 8.0 version with only few menus and icons.

We wanted to make each action easier to perform by re-organizing the features under more simpler main menus, we changed the colors for a better contrast so that you can better focus on your work and updated the graphics to give AWR a modern look.

Also report creation was redesigned in an easier process, a new scheduler service was implemented and results became more accurate than ever with the inclusion of Google Location Search Engine.

Summer glow

In 2011, AWR’s team had the best summer ever. The new interface has had an impressive take from our customers and their appreciation fueled us for even bigger dreams.

So we started to gather all the suggestions and requests that we received from our devoted customers, made some quick improvements and set everything for the next big change of AWR.

An SEO autumn

When all the leaves have fallen from the trees and all nature seems lifeless, AWR couldn’t be more alive.

In autumn of 2011 AWR was reborn into the shape of an extensive SEO software with all ranking, linking and analytics data under the same roof.

Since its 8.5 version, AWR gives you the opportunity to synchronize your Google Analytics account and import visitor stats, to retrieve important link data from SEOmoz’s Linkscape database and to join all this data with rankings into mixed SEO reports.

Winter wrap-up

With the ending of the year we wanted to make a release to remember. And thus, AWR 8.6 brought to you the new Complete SEO Report that allows you to create an HTML collection of rankings, analytics and links reports that your clients can access and browse as if they were in the application.

View SEO Report demo

On top of that we’ve added integration for Google Analytics Ecommerce data and corresponding printable reports for most of the analytics and links interactive reports so your clients could join you into experiencing AWR’s full capabilities.

Final thoughts

As I look over these notes, I get a good feeling about how much we have accomplished this past year. It was fun to plan, challenging to implement and extremely rewarding to see it in action.

Now let’s make this year even better! Write down your ideas and suggestions for how would you like AWR to be and let’s build together an amazing plan for 2012!

If you strike upon an idea don’t lose it! Write it down in our comment section below!

Photo credit: Jonathan Mcintosh

About Dana Loiz

Dana Loiz is an Online Marketing Strategist at Caphyon. She is passionate about her job and always in a mood to chat about SEO, Internet Marketing and Social Media. She tweets the news at @awebranking and you can also find her on Google+.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000917623787 Philip Petrescu

    I only have one wish for Santa this year: Social Metrics in AWR! Anyone else?

    • http://twitter.com/dana_loiz Dana Loiz

      I know for sure that Santa is a huge fan of this blog so, just say the words :))

  • Annette Johnson

    I agree with Philip here! I would definitely like to see some social metrics in AWR. :) Do you have any plans for this?

    • http://twitter.com/dana_loiz Dana Loiz

      I can’t say to much about this now Annette, but this is something we’ve been thinking about too lately ;)

  • Christopher Smith

    Love the new report. The best improvement ever! I already tested the email delivery system but I’m really looking forward to use it via FTP. Cheers!

    • Anonymous

      We’re glad you like it, Christopher!  Please, get back with fresh impressions after using the ftp 

    • http://twitter.com/dana_loiz Dana Loiz

      We’re glad you like it, Christopher!  I’m waiting for you to get back with fresh impressions after using the ftp!