Searchmetrics SEO software helps tech startups target scientific researchers
London, 24th January 2013 Digital Science, a technology company which serves the needs of scientific research, is using the Searchmetrics SuiteTM search and social analytics software to drive search engine visibility for its online products.
Digital Science develops its own products and partners with entrepreneurs to create the next generation of tools for scientific research, including recording and collating research and lab data more efficiently and accurately. The web based software from the company and the businesses it invests in are sold online, which means search visibility is essential.
“We use Searchmetrics to look after the SEO needs of nine different web sites which promote specific products. Most of our customers find us through search – it’s probably our most important marketing channel and the Searchmetrics Suite helps us ensure we’re keeping our sites optimised and visible for the main search engines,” said Alan Hyndman, Digital Marketing Executive at Digital Science.
The Searchmetrics Suite is an online subscription service that automates many aspects of SEO analysis, monitoring and reporting for agencies and in-house search marketers. It provides search performance data and analysis relating to multiple domains to support campaign measurement and planning.
“In the past we had to put a lot of manual effort into keeping sites optimised with the help of free or low cost tools,” explains Hyndman, “But Searchmetrics helps us save time and effort by providing very fast, reliable up-to-date data. For example the site optimisation feature instantly tells us if any of the pages on our sites have errors or are poorly optimised. Previously we would have had to do a manual page by page review with a paper checklist - and it would be easy to miss stuff.”
The link auditor within the Searchmetrics Suite gives the company useful competitive insights by providing an analysis of the backlink profiles of competitor web sites according to Hyndman:
“We can see where their links are coming from and which keywords they are focusing on which tell us a lot about competitor strategies.”
In future Digital Science plans to make greater use of the social analytics data provided within the Suite to track and measure social media shares of their web content. Because it is selling to a global audience of scientific researchers, the company will also be able to benefit from the large volume of international search data available within Searchmetrics Suite which now covers a total of 123 countries with 261 search engine/country combinations now possible.
About Digital Science
Digital Science is a division of Macmillan Publishers Ltd., launched in December 2012 to provide technology solutions for researchers. It offers a range of technology and content solutions for scientific researchers. From intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision-support systems for managers, Digital Science combines world-class technology with a resolute focus on scientists and those who support the research process.
Searchmetrics GmbH is the pioneer and world's leading provider of search and social analysis software for companies and online agencies. Searchmetrics has a unique server infrastructure and software solution – its Searchmetrics SuiteTM – which its clients and partners continually use to aggregate and analyze very large volumes of data on the rankings of websites, keywords in searches and competitor groups. Searchmetrics SuiteTM gives users unique insight into the visibility of websites on search engines in 123 different countries and on the largest social media portals. This information plays a decisive role, especially in inbound marketing, where having excellent visibility on search engines is essential for companies to reach potential customers on the Internet.
In addition to the Suite, with its Essentials product Searchmetrics offers a tool set for a quick start in search engine and social network optimization and real-time analysis in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as high-end SEO consulting services. The company has branches in Berlin, London, Paris and New York and operates its SaaS solution through a network of partners and its online shop. The fast-growing company, based in Berlin and currently employing more than 100 staff, is part-owned by the renowned venture capitalist companies Neuhaus Partners and Iris Capital. Many renowned clients, such as T-Online, eBay, Siemens, TUI, GM and Kaspersky rely on Searchmetrics to ensure that they have excellent search engine rankings.
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