My Digital Marketing Tools Of The Trade!

If you have ever wondered which tools & services I use to grow my websites…

You’re in luck!

Because on this page I share everything that I use to get the job done across my fleet of sites including-

  • My complete SEO & digital marketing tool stack
  • Behind the scenes of my office setup
  • A full breakdown of my video studio
  • And the plugins I use to power my sites

My SEO & Digital Marketing Tool Stack

These are the various tool’s that I use throughout my fleet of websites to get the job done.

Whether that’s building links or email marketing, it’s all listed below-

Site Analysis

Whether you are launching a new site or trying to fix a penalty, having the right site analysis tools will save you hours of time.

I tend to find myself using Website Auditor and Screaming Frog the most which both have free versions available that are limited to 500/urls.

Website Auditor (free version available) – I’ve been using this suite of tools for a decade (read my full SEO Powersuite review) & Website Auditor makes it easy to perform 1 click audits to find problems. It has a class leading TFIDF tool to help you dial down on page optimization.

Screaming Frog (free version available) – I use this tool if I’m auditing huge sites or need to do any kind of custom data extraction (like which posts feature affiliate links). Although this is for the more advanced SEO, it doesn’t take too long to figure out.

Ahrefs (trial available) – The fully featured site audit tool will automatically scan your site for problems every week and sends weekly reports direct to your inbox. This isn’t my primary tool for conducting audits, but it is my primary source of alerts for problems.

Google Search Console (free) – Let’s not forget that Google Search Console will also alert you about certain types of problems. Just go to the Index > Coverage report and fix any errors you find.

Keyword Research

Keyword research is the foundation of any SEO campaign.

Get it right and you’ll see thousands of people coming to your site in the quickest amount of time possible.

Get it wrong and you’ll have zero traffic to show for your SEO efforts!

My Intelligent Keyword Strategy Sheet (free) – I built this sheet to help me create intelligent keyword strategies in any niche in minutes. It filters out the tyre kicker keywords and highlights keywords with commercial intent, perfect!

A hrefs (trial available) – They have the best data in SEO period. And that includes both keyword data & traffic data which makes it easy to find awesome keywords (learn how in my Ahrefs review).

SEMRush (14 day free trial) – Before Ahrefs were the king of keywords, SEMRush were. They have lots of great tools to make keyword research easy and my 68 point SEMRush review will help you out as well!

RankTracker (free version available) – Not only is this the best rank tracker (more on that later) but it also delivers a ton of solid keyword research features like being able to find every keyword your competitor currently ranks for.

LongTailPro (free trial available) – For a long time this was the best desktop based keyword tool and they recently moved it to the cloud to make it easy to do keyword research no matter where you are.

Looking for keyword research tools on a budget? Don’t worry, I got you covered! Check out my list of free keyword research tools.

Link Building

Backlinks are the most important Google Ranking Factor but many people have trouble building links.

So if my list of link building strategies isn’t helping you then take a look at some of the link building tools and services that I use below-

The Backlink Blacklist – Use this free tool to check a list of backlinks to see if they are known guest post farms or commonly resold.

The Link Building Checklist – This checklist and free training video will show you how to make sure you are only building links that help you to rank.

My Intelligent Link Building Sheet (free) – This is the personal intelligent spreadsheet that I built to help me create link building strategies based on what is currently working for my competitors.

LinksThatRank – The premier outreach based link building service that goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to quality control.

Link Assistant (free version available) – Just select from one of the 12x different types of backlinks like guest posts then follow the wizard to find prospects, automatically find their email addresses & send bulk Outreach.

GSA Search Engine Ranker – This is the swiss army knife of link building. Supports over 100 platforms, scrapes targets, posts to them, verifys emails and checks the links are live all in one tool but you must pay close attention to quality and relevancy.

OneHourIndexing – If you want to get your backlinks indexed quickly and easily, OneHourIndexing is the service for you. They dominated my case study and have continued to perform at a high rate of indexation.

Backlink Checkers

Backlink checkers are my favorite category of SEO tool because they are key to understanding what is working for your competitors.

And once you understand which links are working for your competitors, you can steal them all for yourself mwahahaha!

Although there is no doubt about who the king of backlink checkers is after this case study.

The Backlink Blacklist – This free tool is great for checking if a list of backlinks is good or not.

My Intelligent Link Building Sheet (free) – This is the personal intelligent spreadsheet that I built to help me create link building strategies based on what is currently working for my competitors.

Ahrefs (trial available) – There is no doubt that Ahrefs is the king of backlink checkers. They dominated every single test I’ve run & continue to innovate with new tools. Here’s 25x ways you can use them to increase traffic.

SEMRush (14 day free trial) – SEMRush also have a pretty comprehensive database of links that you can download and use to your advantage. Check out my full SEMRush review to learn how to use it the right way.

SEO Spyglass (free version available) – Although they have a smaller database of links, SEO Spylgass can still stand on it’s own 2x feet and is the only desktop based backlink checker.

Google Search Console (free) – If you want to download the backlinks of your own website, you can do that for free in Google Search console. Just click Links at the bottom of the left hand menu.

But, I understand these tools can be quite expensive if you are just starting out so check out my free seo tools list.

Rank Trackers

One of the most important tasks you can do as an SEO is to monitor your search engine rankings.

And thanks to things like the mobile first index its important you track both mobile and desktop rankings.

But there is only 1 king when it comes to Rank Tracking…

Rank Tracker (free version available) – This is the most comprehensive rank tracking tool on the market & allows you check rankings up to 1,000 search results deep in 500 different search engines. It also tracks universal search results in Google like images, videos, news, shopping, places, books, local rankings, maps, YouTube videos & competitor rankings with no limits.

Accuranker (14 day free trial) – This is one of the easiest to use rank trackers that is absolutely beautiful. It integrates with a range of tools including Google Data Studio. It’s also one of the best mobile rank tracking tool. Check out my full Accuranker review.

SEMRush (14 day free trial) – If you want something more cloud based, then SEMRush offers daily updates but is limited to the first 100 page of results.


BuyProxies – I’ve tried tons of providers in the past but now I only use the semi dedicated ones from BuyProxies which never seem to be banned from anywhere and are blazing fast. They offers great options of proxies from SEO proxies to residential proxies.


Spamzilla (free version available) – This is become one of my new favorite tools last year and I’ve used it to buy a bunch of domains to build authority sites. Learn how to use expired domains or read my full Spamzilla review.

Domain Hunter Gatherer (free version available) – If you want to buy a domain to build a new site on or to use as part of a network then Domain Hunter Gatherer is the best tool to find it. You can learn more in my Domain Hunter Gatherer review.

TBS Solutions – If you prefer to buy your authority domains “off the shelf” rather than searching for them then I have had great success with this broker. They always have great domains & will help you find specific domains.

Want to learn how to make profits with domain names? Check these posts:

Social Media Management

Hootsuite (free version available) – if you want to manage your Facebook page, Twitter profile, LinkedIn profile, YouTube channel & more – HootSuite is perfect. It also has some great team features to share social accounts without sharing passwords.

Buffer (free version available) – You can also use buffer to manage all of your Social profiles which works in a similar way, but personally I prefer how HootSuite works.

Social Signals

DripRevolution (free trial) – If you want to drip feed social signals from a range of different Services then DripRevolution makes it easy with an all in one interface. This is a great tool to add social proof to any page quickly.

View2Be – If your goal is to increase YouTube subscribers, likes and comments then this service provides everything you need. This is my go to provider for all things YouTube.

Listening Tools

Listening to the web is a great way to pick up easy backinks and traffic.

I suggest you set up monitors to listen for your brand name, author name, website URL, email addresses, phone numbers or any other information that is unique to you.

Google Alerts (free) – This used to be the best because it was powered by Google but now it returns a lot less results. I highly suggest you check out my full Google Alerts tutorial which will show you some of the best alerts to set up for your business.

Mention (free version available) – These guys have quickly become the leaders in listening to the web because they offer a range of comprehensive features and filters along with a free trial that you can take advantage of.

Ahrefs Alerts (trial available) – To make sure you get complete coverage though you should also set up Aherfs alerts which sends updates to my email every week when it finds mentions of my brand or any topics that we are currently tracking.

Captcha Solving

GSA Captcha Breaker – This is the king of captcha solving and has seen significant development and frequent updates over the past years. It’s stable, fast and works with most software out of the box.

Content Generation/Spinning

Word Ai (free trial) – This incredible tool takes advantage of artificial intelligence to rewrite content and make it completely unique. Not only will it be perfectly readable, it will pass copyscape & no one will be able to tell it’s being rewritten by a machine.

SEO Content Machine (free trial) – If you need to create lots of unique relevant content quickly than SEO content machine is your friend. But this isn’t the kind of content you want to use on front facing property’s!

TheBestSpinner – This is the original and best content spinner and if you want to create lots of unique articles by hand, this is the tool to do it.

Email Marketing

Drip (free trial) – This is the single most important tool on this page both from a business perspective and an SEO perspective. If you are not using email marketing, you are leaving a lot of money, traffic and rankings on the table.

Fast Hosting With Great Support

Kinsta – The current host of this blog who provide excellent hands on support, along with free SSL and daily automated backups. Read my full Kinsta review.

WPXHosting (free migration) – However these guys took my recent fastest WordPress hosting case study by storm and are both faster and cheaper than Kinsta. Ironically they are also the previous host of this blog… /facepalm Take a look at my full WPX hosting review.

Don’t forget, if you’re on a budget and just starting out, take a look at my how to start a blog tutorial for budget-friendly recommendations.

What Powers This Blog?

People are always asking me which theme or plugin(s) I am using on the blog.

So I decided to publish a list of everything that I use to power this blog and my courses.

If you have any questions on how I’ve got any of this setup, please feel free to ask in the comments below!


Authority Theme – This is the theme that I use on the blog which was custom developed by the MyThemeShop team but then I decided to make it available to everyone. It’s super fast, SEO ready and easy to customise.


CDN Enabler – I use KeyCDN (free $10 credit) on my blog and this is the free plug-in that they created to use with their service.

Comment Redirect – When you make a comment on the blog for the first time, I take you to a special page that asks you to become a subscriber or follow me on social networks, this is the plugin I use to do it.

Gravity Forms – This is the plugin I use to build intelligent contact forms & to power enquiry forms for my agency. It connects with many other services like Drip and Zapier.

LearnDash – This is the plug in that I use to power all of my courses. It integrates with a bunch of other tools/plugins & services for a streamlined learning experience.

Pixel Your Site – I use various pixels to track people’s behavior on the site and I use this plugin to deploy them in the most intelligent way.

RankMath – This is the best SEO plugin for WordPress and it has seen significant development in recent years. I have now replaced Yoast across my network with RankMath which has a ton more features – read my full Rank Math review.

SEO Auto Linker – If you want to create internal links easily this is the plugin for you. Be sure to check out my full internal linking guide to learn how to use it.

ShortPixel – This is the best image compression plugin I’ve used. Previously I was using the free version of WP Smush but ShortPixel took the already smushed images and reduced them by 70%. Those are speed savings that you just can’t ignore

Social Warfare – All of the social sharing buttons & ClicktoTweet boxes on the blog are powered by this plugin which offers a ton of features you can’t find anywhere else like recovering your social share if you migrate from HTTP to HTTPS.

Table Of Contents Plus – Near the top of every page I have an expandable table of contents usually with the text “What Will You Learn”. This is the plugin that I’m using to power that.

Thirsty Affiliates – All of my affiliate links are managed through Thirsty Affiliates. It has a ton of advanced features and makes it easy to stay on top of the hundreds of affiliate links that I’m managing.

Thrive Architect – This is the tool that I use to build beautiful landing pages including my homepage and pages like this one or this one.

Thrive Leads – All of the email subscription pop ups, forms and light boxes that you see on the blog are created with Thrive leads. It’s got some really advanced targeting options but most importantly it makes split testing really easy.

WPFusion – This is what I use to connect to Wordpress, Learndash and my email marketing system (Drip). It has a bunch of handy features such as being able to tag people in my email system based on their behavior on my websites.

WP Rocket – This is the plugin I used for many years to speed up my websites. Even through I now use NitroPack I still recommend this plugin to people that whish to increase their speed and boost their performance. Take a look at my full WP Rocket review.

NitroPack – This is my new go-to plugin. It helps increasing websites speed in just a few clicks, no other caching plugin can compete. Take a look at my full NitroPack review.

WP Shortcode Pro – If you’re wondering what I use to style things like bullet points or highlight text, this is the plugin that I use to do it. It includes a bunch of different short codes that makes it easy to style your posts and pages.

Want more tools to power up your SEO agency? Check my list of SEO software for agencies.

The Office Setup

I spent a lot of time in the office which serves as 2x purposes.

First to be an actual office and second to be a video studio but I’ll cover the “video studio” part a little later on this page.


The desktop workhorse was built to render video as quickly as possible-

And I drive all of that hardware with this-

The Video Studio Setup

After playing with video for a while I decided to build a dedicated video studio in the office.

It’s a simple green screen setup backed with good lighting, a decent camera & audio.

camera setup

And… a teleprompter of course!

I mounted all of the lights to the ceiling to save floor space and can turn everything on/off with this little remote-

That makes it easy to shoot video when I need to and there is zero setup time.

This is my current video kit which was used to produce videos like this.

If I Could Only Have 3x Tools…

If I was stuck on a desert island that somehow had both electric and Wi-Fi…

..then these are the 3x tools that I wouldn’t want to be stuck without

My Keyword & Link Building Spreadsheets – These spreadsheets make it easy to build an intelligent keyword & link building strategy based off what is working for your competitors right now. These sheets will save you huge amounts of time & money in your SEO campaigns.

Ahrefs – This is one of the most complete SEO tools, not only because of the tools that it provides but because it’s the biggest warehouse of SEO data on the planet which means you can make intelligent decisions quickly.

Drip – You might find it’s unusual that I’m listing an email marketing tool as one of my favorite SEO tools. But this is the tool that helps me keep bringing people back to my site. So everytime I have new content I want to rank, I can instantly attract traffic & links by sending one email to my huge list of subscribers.

What Tools Do You Use?

I would love to know what tools you use in your business.

So leave a comment below to let me know what your favorite tools are and why.

I’m always looking for new tools to help me work more efficiently so I’m excited to hear what you’re using.

Please let me know in the comments below…

411 Responses

  1. Green Coffee Beans

    Great Article. It’s informative and innovative.

  2. Arya

    Hey Matthew,

    Did you not say in one of your earlier posts that Nitropack is better than WP rocket? And a combination of perfmatters and nitropack along with cloudfare cdn (optional) works on really increasing the site speed?

    Yet, I see you still use wp rocket and keycdn in your website? Am I missing something here?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 21st, 2022 at 9:03 am

      Hey Arya,
      I’ve used WP Rocket for many years because it used to be the best.
      After testing NitroPack on my website, I decided to switch because it delivered better results.
      I’m now using NitroPack. I just forgot to update this post.

  3. Outhum

    You should really remove Godaddy from your list. Reason being:
    1. These people steal domain name ideas from you. Try searching for a name on their site and then buying it the following day.
    2. Renewal is expensive. You have to pay a lot. If it’s expired, you’re even worse off.
    Namecheap and namesilo are two of the best.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 11th, 2021 at 9:40 am

      Thank you for the heads up!
      I do use Namecheap as well, never have any issues!

  4. Tripitravel

    Your post is very helpful and informative. You have mention great strategy .

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 18th, 2021 at 9:19 am

      Thank you for reading!

  5. Shahid

    Very veryyyyy informational article i like it very helpful article thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 6th, 2021 at 9:06 am

      No problem, Shahid!

  6. Ivan

    For my tools of the trade, I use Hub-Spot to target potential clients. From there, they receive an email with the PDF reports that outline our team’s experience and capabilities. Hub-spot is awesome because it does everything for you and then allows you to export all those contacts into a .csv or something similar so I can easily upload them onto Excel.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 9th, 2021 at 8:12 am

      Thank you for sharing your tips with us, Ivan!

  7. Jo

    Hi Matthew,
    Thanks for this article. I am wondering how much per month you spend on all the SEO tools you use for your biz. Thank you!

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 17th, 2021 at 9:01 am

      Haha quite a bit, can’t tell you the exact number though.
      But I try to keep the number as low as possible so we checked our expenses every 3 months to see if we are not paying for tools that we don’t need/use.

  8. Debashree Dutta

    I want to know about backlinks in details.

  9. Ekprishtha

    So simple is that…. Gain lots of Knowledge without extra effort. Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 16th, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Cheers! :)

  10. Shawn

    Thanks! This really helped me get my site running great!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 29th, 2020 at 9:14 am

      No problem Shawn!

  11. SkiEdge

    I’m still confused which is the best tool for trading?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 9th, 2020 at 9:59 am

      It’s not about the best tool here, but about which tools I use to grow my business. :)

  12. AKM

    Complete digital marketing set-up guide.
    Thanks sir

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 9th, 2020 at 9:48 am

      No problem! Happy to share my experience!


    Nice post, I have read it. Please make a new post s i can read it

  14. williams

    excellent articles thanks for sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 24th, 2020 at 9:29 am

      No problem, Williams!

  15. briam james

    Thanks for sharing SEO tips. will follow for the next time.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 20th, 2020 at 8:46 am

      Great news! Wish you well!

  16. Woaliullah Olee

    Hey, Matthew
    Can You Share Any video editing tutorial Like you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 26th, 2020 at 3:45 am

      It’s not my speciality I’m afraid I tend to get a video editor to help me out with the more jazzy stuff.

  17. Edith

    Great list of tools. Loved the fact that you selected Drip.
    One of the reason i use and recommend it, is because you can send affiliate conversion data to drip, using zapier or integromat (more advanced version of zapier). This way you can really use all data driven marketing features you have in drip.


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 15th, 2020 at 7:07 am

      Thanks for sharing your toolkit Edith

  18. Roger perkin

    What’s the technique you use to link out to Amazon with the /get/keyword link?

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 29th, 2020 at 11:53 pm

      Set up with Thirsty Affiliates

  19. Hamza

    Hey Matt

    The last time when i visite your website was on 2011 i think ,
    Now im back on 2020 as a new webmarketer and i found your blog on top , thanks for all from morocco bro

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 3rd, 2020 at 9:28 am

      Long time no see Hamza!

  20. Emma

    I liked your post! I visit your blog all the time, really like the posts. Keep up the awesome posts.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 19th, 2020 at 11:32 pm

      Thanks for being a regular Emma and I certainly will do!

  21. gbpluss

    Nice brother your content was very helpful then once again thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 11th, 2020 at 7:49 am

      Happy to help!

  22. Akash Patil

    I am using the following tools:

    Vultr Cloud Hosting (Super Fast Hosting)
    Generatepress Theme (Its fast and easy to customize)
    BunnyCDN (Extremely affordable)
    WP-Rocket Caching Plugin (Best caching plugin out there)
    Thrive Leads (Very Affordable Lead Generation Tool for beginners)
    Elementor Pro (For Creating Landing Pages)
    Sendinblue (For email marketing)

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2020 at 3:52 am

      Thanks for sharing.

  23. vic

    I liked your post! Matt <3 I visit your blog all the time and have shared with my facebook fans and they really like the posts. Keep up the awesome posts.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2019 at 12:25 am

      Thanks Vic – much appreciated :)

  24. Peter Hatherley

    Disappointed not to see SEO Surfer missing but maybe it missed the cut. Purchased it on your recommendation so I hope it’s good

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 28th, 2019 at 5:43 am

      Yeah I need to add them to this list for sure!

  25. Jyothi Tulasi

    Thanks for sharing the informative blog. Being an SEO Expert I look forward to creating quality backlinks every day. But with broken link method, never acquired a link. It’s not useful to me. So tools help.

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 10th, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      Yes you can use tools to speed up the process of broken link building for sure.

  26. iswanto

    nice article.. i like it

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 23rd, 2019 at 8:08 am


  27. Eru

    nice article

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2019 at 5:05 am


  28. Razi

    Normally I don’t really take the time to comment on any one blogs. Gonna break my virginity on this one to say you did a great job in posting great content on SEO strategies. Really appreciate your content!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 6th, 2019 at 12:44 am

      Thanks Razi. I hope you can use those strategies well :)

  29. Aishwarya Thakur

    I like your blog very much.
    Thank you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 12th, 2019 at 4:34 am

      Happy to help :)

  30. Anes Amrani

    Thanks for this list, it’s very useful.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 27th, 2019 at 5:40 am

      No worries Anes!

  31. zemen

    Thank You. This is killer info

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 27th, 2019 at 6:02 am

      Cheers Zemen!

  32. Pankul Bindal

    I liked your comment redirect plugin.. I will definitely usethat plugin..

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 17th, 2019 at 8:54 am

      No problem! Hope it’s useful.

  33. Anand Kumar Jha

    I think you have shared this second time to your email subscribers. This is a great post. I am using SEO PowerSuite as an SEO tool.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 24th, 2019 at 11:01 am

      Great choice!

    • jkk
      May 13th, 2019 at 12:03 pm


      • Matthew Woodward
        May 15th, 2019 at 2:10 am

        Hey :)

  34. Zola

    This article was very useful. I have been using tools like Google search console, Ahrefs, and semrush. It takes some time to learn how to use them, but once you get the grasp of how they work, it makes things easier. Thanks for sharing this guide. I will take a look at the other tools as well.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 5th, 2019 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Zola, glad the article was of use!

  35. Robin Khokhar

    Hi Matthew,
    I am amazed to see your hardware devices and tools. They really are awesome And I will surely be bookmarking this post to take a deeper look at the tools you have shared.
    Have a good day ahead.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2019 at 3:39 am

      No problem Robin!

  36. amit

    this gave me important knowledge

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2019 at 9:24 am

      Awesome news!

  37. Sudhi

    Thanks a great post.. Most of the Tools I use but will surely try out the new ones as suggested here

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 29th, 2019 at 9:28 am

      Please do, you won’t regret it!

  38. Ashar Jamil

    Very interesting list. I have used almost half of them. I would recommend adding ‘Google Keyword Planner’ in Keyword Research Category as it is 100% free and pretty accurate.

  39. Jeff

    Hi Matthew,
    I will soon be funded to hire your team to get my small suite of sites ranked.
    These sites all feature keywords with almost no traffic, especially the money keywords. Yet on occasion when someone actually searches using my brand or the keywords my site will have to rank on the top of page one in the serps. This is because the position determines the legitimacy of my offerings. This is especially important because my offerings are so good that they are hard to be believed – thus the extra need for legitimacy. So I need to hire your team to set up a PBN for my sites. If you could direct me to preparatory steps I should take that would be helpful – and then a link or contact inro to get you started when I am ready.

  40. Martin Sulcs

    Have you tried the Rankd SEO backlink database? Got any thoughts on it?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 26th, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Mostly profile links

  41. Pavel

    Great work. I’ll use it for my project!

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 26th, 2019 at 8:45 am

      I hope so!

  42. Honey

    Hey Again great post. I love to use semrush and ahref for complete website analysis
    Thanks for the post keep sharing

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 27th, 2019 at 2:29 am

      Good choices!

  43. SiteAnalyzer

    For a technical audit, I recommend to look towards SiteAnalyzer – a free program for auditing and technical analysis of the site. At the same time, the set of functions is practically not inferior to paid counterparts

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 14th, 2019 at 12:48 pm

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  44. zemen

    Thank you Matthew. This high cost information

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 26th, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      You are welcome, keep an eye for updates to the tools

  45. เครื่องชาร์จแบต12v

    excellent publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of
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    • Matthew Woodward
      April 16th, 2018 at 10:38 am


  46. Temi

    What do you think about Yoast seo premium?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2017 at 10:32 am

      I use it on this blog

  47. Vivek B

    Hi Matthew

    Just wondering what plugin you are using for the sections where you ask people to share/tweet/like the content before it is presented to them? For example, the one you have above in this article – ‘Get free access to my personal list of marketing tools….. via Twitter’ ? I use the My Theme Shop Content Locker plugin that is similar to the Social Locker plugin. Thanks very much!

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 26th, 2017 at 7:58 am

      That is this

  48. Tyronne Ratcliff

    Awesome set of tools Matt…I’ve been using ProRankTracker. Have you ever used their service?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 26th, 2016 at 11:57 am

      No but I have put a range of rank trackers to the test recently ready for a review :)

  49. Pete Williams

    Matt, do you still use WP Social SEO Pro or does the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin now take care of the social features for you? Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 9th, 2016 at 12:02 pm

      Hey Pete,

      At the moment I am working on reducing the number of plugins I use on the blog, one of which will be migrating away from WP Social SEO Pro to Yoast :)

      • Pete Williams
        September 9th, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        Top man! I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Cheers mate

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 26th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

          No worrys :)

  50. Muhammad Usman Awan

    Hi, thanks for the bundle of tools. Can you also give some tools for social media marketing.?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 23rd, 2016 at 8:31 am

      They are on the same page you just commented on

  51. Raj

    Thanks Matthew
    Sharing good information about this digital marketing tools.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 15th, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      No problem Raj :)

  52. Jeff Collins

    Matthew, ton of great content. I’ve been playing w/seo a while and what I see here makes me feel like such a newbie. The SEO Spyglass looks pretty neat. I will also checkout your BuzzBundle review. Where do you find the time to “play” with all this software?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 4th, 2016 at 9:34 am

      Well, I enjoy playing with software so it’s easy to find the time :)

  53. Diana

    Hi I was using GSA SER , But I heard about Magic Submitter now it was quite good? Is it ? can we have a try over it now Please suggest me

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 23rd, 2016 at 10:49 am

      All you need is GSA

  54. Jay

    have you had the chance to review money robot?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 6th, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      I have never heard of it sorry

  55. praveen

    Hello sir,
    I wrote every article perfectly n your way of presenting is really impress everyone.
    Your award wining website is designed very beautifully n I do not have words to explain your help to encarage me to do my online career once again. I was failed in this business because the lack of proper information, how to do this?
    Now I’m planning once again to start this but when i saw your “Tools of Trade” n list or your all the equipments I shocked enough. Because I’m at starting point n i have to make such a big investment rather then domain n hosting to run it properly.

    Sir please guide me what to n how to start ?

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 7th, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Just focus on creating awesome content that helps people, that can be done with zero budget :)

  56. siva

    HI bro ,

    I need to know your opinion about spinner chief ?

  57. Ron

    Hello Matt,..

    Thanks for making this gold mine of SEO knowleges blogs with many tools information and tutorials.

    Do you ever try RankerX? can you give me some thoughs about it?

    Looking forward for your reply


    • Matthew Woodward
      June 6th, 2016 at 8:59 am

      I have never heard of it sorry =\

  58. raymond

    hi matt.., can you help me…, i want to ask do you use security plugin for your WP ? what is the best security plugin for WP ? any experianced?

    because so many security problem in WP

    thx a lot

  59. Anna Williams

    This is sos hard for me, I need to take special course to understand all this stuff.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 11th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

      The best way to learn is by getting your hands dirty!

  60. Tyronne Ratcliff

    That’s a pretty nice tools page you got there.

    I got a question for you,how long do private proxies last for when using them with GSA? What’s the best way to use them so I get the most bang for my buck? I don’t want to burn through them real quick


    Tyronne Ratcliff

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 21st, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Tyronne :)

      I swap them out every month, the BuyProxies team do that automatically :)

  61. Juan

    I can’t thank you enough for this list.

    Have you considered to cut your costs of your monthly auto responder? With sendy or any other?

    Do you know if gsa helps to post on Facebook? I will respond read your tools because I forgot if you use a tool for posting there.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 27th, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Nahhh I like the current setup and I’m about to move to Infusionsoft which is a lot more expensive but also a lot more powerful :)

      GSA doesnt post on Facebook

  62. Dougy

    Wish I had read the bit about squidproxies before using them for the last few months and their proxies dying. Ok, so buyproxies- site looks awful – but trust your judgement on this one as it seems you’ve had the same issue with squidproxies.

    How many semi-dedicated proxies do I need in conjunction with seo powersuite? I had 10 dedicated with squid.

    I will probably just buy 10 again, as Im too impaitent to wait for a reply, will amend if needed.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 15th, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Just grab 10 semi dedicated from BuyProxies and when you make the order be clear about what you will use them for and they will hook you up :)

  63. Odira

    Wow, what a list! Seriously speaking, do you use all this tools? ‘Cause I’m overwhelmed.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 17th, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      Yes but don’t forget I’ve been doing this for a long time with lots of fingers in lots of holes :)

  64. Nishant

    Hey Matthew,
    Just one question ! As you use these tools, which particular laptop or desktop are you using and with what configuration. I am unable to properly run these tools in my laptop so need your suggestions.

  65. Arif Ahmed

    Dear Matthew,
    Can you please recommend any good plugin for deals for wordpress?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2015 at 9:58 am

      What do you mean?

      • Arif Ahmed
        September 14th, 2015 at 10:11 am

        I meant I want to integrate deals on my WordPress blog via a plugin so that I can earn income through affiliate marketing.. Similar to your exclusive deal page..

        • Matthew Woodward
          September 15th, 2015 at 9:17 am

          Oh I see, well that isn’t a plugin it’s just a wordpress custom post type with a custom template in the theme folder (do some Googling you can see it)

  66. Daryl

    Hi matt. .Thanks for sharing this…

    I want to know what do you think about licorne AIO and magic submitter?? I hear both of them much better then Ultimate Demon and senuke XCR?

    Can they be 1st tier making alternative compared to ultimate demon?

    Thanks :)

  67. Tyronne Ratcliff

    Hey Matthew,thanks for sharing with us your “tools of the trade.”

    One place I like to go to for content creation is Jonathan Leger’s article writing service called “” He has a great team of writers working for him plus his prices are affordable.

    Have an awesome day!

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 29th, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      Great extra share thanks :)

  68. Daryl

    Question :
    how much thread you use using buyproxies proxy? And how much proxy you use?
    Currently I’m using proxy-hub , but the CS said to me that maybe I should only use 1 thread per proxy for google thing ( scrape, index check etc )..
    How about buyproxies?

    And, what do you think of using GSA SER on 1st tier? Assumption is only using PR 3++ and no more than 100 outbound link, and only allow it make verified url about 20-30 per day..

    Because if it’s works, then we didn’t need to cost to much money for those all software like ultimate demon ( very expensive )…

    I see your review about ultimate demon when making 1st tier.. But, what do you think if we replace that using gsa ser?

    Thanks :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 26th, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      I think if you had 10 semi dedicated proxies from BuyProxies that would be all you need – but yes 1 thread per proxy is good advice for Google.

      GSA SER makes everything a lot easier to manage in the current day

  69. Yasin Rishad

    Hi Matthew,

    Glad to see your content on best tools of the earth (to me). One question to you give an theme convergence which is no longer available. Now what is your recommendation to use theme for blog.

    Kind Regards
    Yasin Rishad

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 13th, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Ooops need to update that – the theme is now custom made sorry

  70. Matthew Woodward

    I only add tools that I actually use here sorry

    • Dave Goodwin
      June 23rd, 2015 at 8:49 am

      Makes perfect sense as I do the same thing. I appreciate your okaying this through the spam filter. Regards DG

  71. Nicky Lee

    great reviews! thanks to all of you guys.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 10th, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Good luck Nicky =D

  72. Bad Uncle

    Can you update your page it is more that 3 years old . Also You haven’t discussed about New T1 Tools like FCS , SERengines , whether to buy PBNs / Benefits of guest posts , Web 2.0 .

    Please Matthewoood Update it .

    Also Can get your Skype I really need some help from you .

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 30th, 2015 at 3:57 am

      Actually it has been updated a few times. Please write a list of the content you would like me to publish and I will see what I can do for you :)

      Skype is reserved for clients sorry otherwise I would never get any work done :)

      • Bad Uncle
        May 1st, 2015 at 12:07 pm

        Thanks For the Quick Response Matt
        Here’s the list of List Of topics For which I would Like you to publish

        -PBNs ( Whether to Buy Or Make Yourself )
        -Guest Posts ( Are they Still Reliable or Not )
        -FCS Networker
        -Brief Content for Expired Domains ( How to Use them and how to check their Power as you know PR metrics Are nearly Dead & How to use them as a money site.
        -Indexing ( Needed Or Not & also Discuss what are footprints in Indexing )
        – Any tool Which Can Check Bulk DA/PA/CF/TF
        – Keyword Research Tool ( IS Market Samurai Worth it , any other ways to find how much competitive the niche is
        -Please Discuss in brief About Different Platforms For T1 Links . How to Get them and Is Social Bookmarking & Guest posts Still Worth .
        -Email Marketing Stuffs

        That’s All For Now Which I remember Will Remark you later when they come to my mind .

        Thank you Matthew Hoping I haven’t asked you much as this will not only benefit me but others too

        • Matthew Woodward
          May 3rd, 2015 at 5:56 am

          Excellent thank you :) I will make sure I have all of that covered for you!

  73. Tom Hanson

    Hi Matthew,

    I really appreciate all of the great in formation you offer. I would like to ask you for an explanation on Negative keywords and how to know ( Find Out ) if they have been somehow attached to a websites Key Words list?

    Thanks Very Much,

    Tom Hanson

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 27th, 2015 at 3:04 am

      Negative keywords in what respect?

  74. Derek

    I have been following you for almost a year and the stuff you provide is awesome it truly works.I would be happy if you could add up a button to your posts to download them as a pdf file.It would be handy to use whenever we want.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 19th, 2015 at 6:57 am

      I used to have it but removed it, I will take a look at adding it again :)

  75. John

    Hi Matt,

    Thanks for this fantastic resource of software to use. I am a professional trader at heart – so my computing / internet marketing knowledge has been limited but an enjoyable learning curve. I have downloaded the SEO PowerSuite which should get me started and will soon look into other tools listed here.

    Thanks again for this information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 12th, 2015 at 6:01 am

      No problem glad to help :)

  76. Rob

    Hi Matt, thanks for the post very useful. But I have a question, maybe you can help me, Im looking for a software that allows me to scrap content but I don’t mean scraping articles. I mean especific text or phrases. Something like an email scraper you know the ones that go through google collecting emails with “” “@yahoo” etc. I want something similar but that lets you choose any word for example “” “” and it will extract all the phrases that finds in google that contain the word you selected. Can scrapebox do that? any other alternative hopefully free? Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 12th, 2015 at 8:41 am

      Scrapebox is what you want

  77. Moly Atkinsan

    Hello Mate,

    I am a Blogger Outreach Service Provider. I saw you are also interested in online marketing field so I just thought to drop you a message and see if there is any opportunity for me to work with you as a freelance blogger.

    I am having connection with more than 40 bloggers/webmasters who are able to publish guest posts as and when required. All of blogs in my network are real and followed blog which have a minimum Moz domain authority of 50+. I can assure you that I can handle any kind of blogging requirements of your clients. Please let me know if you would like to see some sample URLs.

    I am having more than 600+ sites with high page rank and high domain authority (PR-3 to PR-8{DA-30 to DA-94}).

    Let me know if you have any requirements. I can definitely help you out.


  78. Danny Cutts

    Hi Matthew

    What advertising plugin are you using to manage your banners?

  79. Vladimir

    I’ve been struggling with spinning content on word ai for website use. Do you think it’s practical to look for well-written articles – spin with word ai – and then use for a money sites blog posts or content pages?

    Love your blog

    -long time fan

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 5th, 2015 at 8:10 am

      Personally I would never spin a single page of money site content

  80. Carl

    Hi Matt,

    I’m doing some link spam based on Nick Joelson’s 1,000 a month plan with a twist. I want to incorporate Rankwyz for tier1 blog posts, et al. I just can’t get my mind around Kontent Machine integration to Rankwyz in an effective way.

    Can you post a tutorial on this?


    • Matthew Woodward
      March 2nd, 2015 at 8:57 am

      I have added it my list but in the mean time speak with KM support directly they are very helpful

  81. Beauty Groomers

    hi! matt please tel me what is difference between kontent machine and the best spinner ? i am interested in to buy one of them, which software will be useful to me i want to generate articles on different topics like beauty fashions daring cars sports cars

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 1st, 2015 at 11:35 am

      The Best Spinner is a spinning tool/piece of software/word engine while kontent machine goes out and scrapes content, mashes it together, sends it to the best spinner, which sends it back fully auto spinned.

      • GoLive
        March 2nd, 2015 at 12:47 pm

        thanks matt 2 more question

        1:- i bought your paid video tutorial 2014, same strategy will apply in 2015 after google latest updates ?

        2:- the best spinner software can spin unqiue content ? if i will spin any article in the best spinner software then its will be safe from google plenty or plagiarism ?

  82. Matthew Woodward

    Yes I use them for base content for spinning, it should come as no surprise that for the price they are not 100% grammatically correct.

    You get what you pay for and they serve their purpose well. Some articles cost $5 and some I pay $800 for – but I would never use an $800 article to spin/build links.

    • Tom
      February 25th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you Matt.

  83. John Shea

    Have you considered looking at any Pinterest tools or doing a case study on Pinterest traffic? I think that would be a cool addition to your blog. I use a bot called Pinbot and it works really well.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 20th, 2015 at 8:59 am

      It’s something I could do I have a dedciated social media automation VPS for another site

      • John Shea
        February 20th, 2015 at 9:09 am

        I have spoken with the owner of PinBot on Skype several times. I’ll give him a shout and see if he’s willing to send you a review copy, it’s really awesome and perfect for a VPS.

        • Matthew Woodward
          February 20th, 2015 at 9:16 am

          I’m already using it :)

          • John Shea
            February 20th, 2015 at 9:42 am

            I’m using it to build with a VA managing it for me and we’ve got quite the audience over there. Helping with Amazon affiliates :) I let the owner know you were going to check it out, I’m sure he will appreciate it. The guy constantly updates it.

  84. Damien

    Hi Matt, I was planning to buy the Convergence theme anyway, so I bought it through your affiliate link by way of appreciation for all the excellent content you publish here. Thank you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 10th, 2015 at 3:18 pm

      I didn’t think it was for sale anymore =/

  85. Julia

    Well, I have literally dedicated two 40+ hours weeks with M.S.
    Today I sigh and feel like I am hitting my head against a wall….. did I make another mistake?!

    Some people suggest using M.S. to build high quality tier #1 links, getting the links, forwarding these to GSA, as well as using GSA to (scrape?) build high quality tier >=2 links…..

    I see your article provides all types of links coming from GSA, and some commenters are dismayed at how even “spam sites” (likely from GSA, right?) content survived Panda updates, where as the labeled “whitehat” techniques didn’t.

    I want this to work well and fast. So I am on board with you Matt.
    I am getting GSA SER and following your step-by-step method outlined above. I will be in touch to let you know the progress..

    back to the drawing board. I will watch your GSA SER tutorials…… I have no idea where to start with this software….

    thank you ! and best to you !

  86. Julia

    curious. could you provide your opinion of Magic Submitter?

  87. Rick

    How come you don’t like spin rewriter? Is that also because it’s a web based program?

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 29th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

      Because I’ve used The Best Spinner since day 0

  88. Steve

    Hey Matt,

    ? about Magic Submitter I got a 30 trial for 5 bucks is it any good?
    I been running for like 2 days and I seeing only 30 links.

    I keeps going to sleep did you ever do a write up on it. I ran the GSA trial by your write up and the factory training and that thing ran like a charm.

    Another ? did you every take a Ahrefs report and break it down what the different fields meant and what to look for and improve.

    That would be a very valuable turtorial to post. Becker gives ton of content away but he has never done any thing like that.

    I don’t think any SEO expert that Ive seen has ever done it.

    Besides why would an SEO expert do it a project like that no money in it…. Wait a minute I know why if it was me … To be the BEST DAM Authority SEO blog on the net….

    Maybe I can instill some inspiration….

    Thanks again Matt for a great blog…


    • Matthew Woodward
      November 19th, 2014 at 5:10 pm


      Magic Submitter is awful. its not even worth the cost of the trial (your time).

      If you dont understand the data Ahrefs provides, the Ahrefs site can help you with that

  89. Mike


    Just purchased SEO Powersuite and really enjoying the full range of tools.

    A day or two after my purchase they added Keyword Research to Rank Tracker. Have you had the chance to take a close look at the tool yet?

    They’ve incorporated and expanded on elements seen in Market Samurai and some of the other better known keyword tools.

    I have not done a full soup-to-nuts comparison yet, but will be reviewing it as well as the entire suite soon. Just need to get some keyboard time under my belt with the various apps first.


    • Matthew Woodward
      November 19th, 2014 at 5:26 pm


      I haven’t had a play with it yet but I will be interested in your comparison!

  90. sarmstro

    What do you use for link indexing? I’ve been using SENukeCR for over a year now but most of my links don’t get indexed.

    A friend of mine recommended using but for some reason it takes each link you submit & posts to 100s of sites which takes FOREVER to run & I usually have to kill it.

  91. Felipe

    Matt, I like you so much and value your information that I came back to click through your GSA link. Appreciate the information. Keep up the great work!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 11th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      That is very kind of you thank you =D

  92. Dru

    Hey Matt, hope all is going great.
    Just a heads up, Drip revolution is getting some narly reviews on BHW. They don’t appear to be nearly as responsive as they used to be and a number of their likes etc are being traced to Appears some large footprints being left behind.

    Big Blessings from LA!

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 7th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      Thanks! Will check it out!!

  93. Rocco

    I just want to say thank you Matt. This has help alot..

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 7th, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      No problem :)

  94. Oscar

    Hi Matt,

    how about using GSA for Tiers 1,2 & 3?

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 26th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

      Give it a shot!

  95. Troy

    Thank you for an EXCELLENT all in one resource guide – this is exactly what i was looking for in my search for expert tools to utilize and get the most bang for my buck and luck lol – thanks Matt!

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 25th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

      No worrys glad to be of service :)

  96. Solomon Mwale

    Thank you so much for all the tools that you have provided here but Kindly advise the plug in that you are hosting for hosting the 125 X 125 sized banners you blog that you have now.

    I have tried adding links to my Html box for four banner but the appearance was not that professional like they are on your blog. I will be looking forward to hearing from you any time soon.

  97. John

    Hey Matt , have you tried tweet attacks pro , It’s absolutely amazing :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 22nd, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      I’m running some tests with it for a case study right now :)

  98. jonathonmumford

    Thank you Matt, Appreciated.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 21st, 2014 at 7:16 pm

      No worrys!

  99. jonathonmumford

    I am trying to achieve automation – i.e. where I post a tweet it also comes up on FB – and the other social pages.

  100. jonathonmumford

    Hi Matt,

    What’s the best tool/s to integrate Aweber with FB, Twitter, Llinkedin. pinterest and others?


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 20th, 2014 at 6:09 pm

      What are you trying to achieve exactly?

  101. Robert Desuza

    You have mentioned all paid ones. Is there any FREE Plugin.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 17th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

      Theres a few free tools here, this is just a list of what I use – you can find your own solutions though!

  102. Arati

    Hi Matthew,

    Thanks for sharing this info. Today based on your this article, I have installed Q2W3 Fixed Widget , Comment Reply Notification – outdated , WPSpoiler – outdated on my blog However as you said last to plugins are not recently updated but still I installed it. So just a request, in case if you find any unexpected behaviour due to these two plugins..plz let me know…i would have loved to install other plugins too..but runnin out of budgte…thanx again…

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 14th, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Those plugins are all working perfectly!

  103. Francesco

    Hi Matt,
    FYI: you still recommend WP Engine in this post…

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 21st, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Fixed thanks :)

  104. sameer

    Wow i got it very important information on your blog. Thanks for sharing this information.

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 18th, 2014 at 7:27 pm

      Hope it helps!

  105. alex

    Hey Matt,

    Great post by the way.

    Your ranksolver link doesn’t work.

    Thanks mate

    • alex
      April 23rd, 2014 at 1:29 am

      Also registration is closed for Free Blog Links.

      • Matthew Woodward
        April 25th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

        Same as above ^^

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 25th, 2014 at 1:09 pm

      Yeah they closed down need to update the page

  106. Darrel

    I’m wondering what your opinion is on pair of Web 2.0 building applications, namely RankWyz and FCS Networker. They both seem great for building quality tier one links but I notice you really prefer UD for those ever so important tier ones. I’ve got limited funds to purchase only one option and I have a feeling you would go with UD. Can you please share your opinion on those other two and why you wouldn’t choose them over UD? Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 3rd, 2014 at 6:59 am

      RankWYZ is pretty sweet but neither RankWYZ or FCS are comparable to UD – totally different things.

      • Ken
        April 3rd, 2014 at 7:09 am

        I am using Rankwyz and FCS,they are all good,a few days ago,I bogught UD,but to my disappointment,it is slow,I am considering requesting for a refund.

        • Matthew Woodward
          April 4th, 2014 at 7:31 am

          I have found it to be one of the faster/more light weight programs – I would suggest you speak with support there are a number of things that could cause a bottleneck like proxies/captcha service etc

      • Terafim
        October 29th, 2014 at 11:33 am

        What is UD?

  107. BRS

    You don’t add Long Tail Pro dude?
    It’s awesome rather than Market Samurai.

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 31st, 2014 at 8:32 am

      I disagree entirely

  108. zikooo

    please let me know what you think about keyword country seo tool ? because i think its nice but i want to confirm before i subscribe

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 18th, 2014 at 8:17 am

      Never heard of it sorry

  109. jeff

    No Long Tail Pro? Market Samurai is horrible…..LTP beats MS hands down…..

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 13th, 2014 at 10:25 am

      Well for me, Long Tail Pro relys on Moz data and seeing their database is tiny ( ) in comparison to the likes of Majestic SEO and Ahrefs it doesn’t provide anyway near as an accurate overview as Market Samurai, which uses the much larger & more complete Majestic SEO database (which is still smaller than Ahrefs).

      If 1 tool integrated Ahrefs, Majestic & SEOMoz – then we would be talking :)

      • Allen
        March 30th, 2015 at 7:27 pm

        “integrated Ahrefs, Majestic & SEOMoz” Have you checked out

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 31st, 2015 at 8:18 am

          Yes I have SERPED, in fact I recorded a video about it this weekend :)

          • Allen
            March 31st, 2015 at 10:29 pm

            I got it a month back. Lots of features. Looking forward to your video.

  110. Daniel

    Hi Matt

    is there a alternative to simple video pro as your link takes us to a offer that is closed now any recommendations would be much appreciated. Your content is great for us guys starting out online

    Thanks Daniel

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 8th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      I think they released a new version so the aff link changed, google it you’ll find it :)

  111. Justin

    Hi Matthew,

    I remember you telling us what plugin you used to promote rankcracker above your site on a black bar. I can’t find it on this list. Which plugin did you use?


    • Matthew Woodward
      March 8th, 2014 at 3:32 pm


      I didn’t use a plugin thats just hard coded HTML/CSS I put into the header.php file manually when I want it to show

  112. Reven

    Hi Matthew, Can you please tell me which tool is used for monitoring your website position on Google pages for specific keyword. Tool should have option to select Google server.

    The above tools you have suggested, do this job?
    Please suggest me all tools that do this job, I find a free one on google “Free monitor on Google” but that works only 1 time…don’t know what happen to it……..and some website also offer this service but they are not trusted and high failure.

    Hope my question make sense. Please tell me
    Thank You!

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 6th, 2014 at 8:48 pm


      I use

      You wont find a good free one, they cost money to run plain and simple.

      • Reven
        March 8th, 2014 at 6:30 am

        Your Comment

        • Reven
          March 8th, 2014 at 6:33 am

          Thanks Rank Tracker seems Good………I was using free trial of seo power suit………and i was using website auditor. When it scanning my site it ask for filling captcha again and again……so do i have to buy captcha solving service from them or i can buy 3rd party captcha solving service……here you talk more about death by captcha……will it work with website auditor

          • Matthew Woodward
            March 8th, 2014 at 3:30 pm


            Yes you need a seperate captcha solving service OR more proxies, personally I have a lot of proxies so its not a problem but I’m pretty sure deatchbycaptcha isn’t supported by seo powersuite.

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 8th, 2014 at 3:30 pm

          My reply

  113. Firdaus

    Hi Matt. Do you still recommend MaxCDN?

  114. Ken Fang

    hi,Matthew,Like your blog very much,I need a tool that can build lots of articles in a short time,or some tools that can do that,can you recomend them for me,I have used KM,thanks very much

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 2nd, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      I would use Kontent Machine

  115. Alex

    Hey Matt, do you know what iPhone apps you can use to access a VPS? I’m struggling to find any that work.


    • Matthew Woodward
      February 25th, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Anything that supports the remote desktop protocol or RDP – Microsoft have an iOS app I think

  116. Adam Finan

    Trying to decide between GSA and Ultimate Demon.. Sunday night Mathew Woodward tutorial videos going on here! Your site is excellent dude, really love the in depth tutorials and straight up reviews of these softwares.

    I am on a Mac which makes these softwares awkward as most are windows only and even when I run parallels they are slow or freeze. A post about the best internet marketing laptop would be much appreciated, with specs for what you need to be running these programs. I live abroad a lot so cannot build a powerful home computer as I like Thailand and Spain to much to stay in Ireland! Its getting to the time that I need a beast that can handle running Long Tail Pro, Market Sam, GSA, Scrapebox etc..

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 24th, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Thank Adam :)

      As you live abroad/travel a lot just get a windows based VPS from

      It will be available/running 24/7 building links and you can remote into it from any device that can do remote desktop including your phone.

      • Adam Finan
        February 24th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

        Hi Matt, thanks for the reply.. I don’t mean to sound stupid but I’m not sure how it works to be honest.

        Do these VPS run the software on a server instead of the laptop?
        If I bought GSA SER – Do I download to laptop and upload to the VPS or what happens!?
        Will I need fast internet to run it on the VPS?

        I have heard of some guys using them for running SenukeXCR while on a macbook air so it must work if I can get it all set up right.

        You’re a legend dude, making my way through your videos this week and sending you some affiliate sales!

        • Matthew Woodward
          February 25th, 2014 at 8:42 am

          A VPS is just a server somewhere that is running a copy of windows, you can ‘remote desktop’ into the server and you have a full native windows environment at your finger tips.

          You would just open a web browser on the VPS and download/install whatever you want. It’s as if you are sat in front of a windows desktop computer.

          Doesn’t matter if you access it from your Mac, your android phone or whatever you want :)

          • Adam Finan
            February 25th, 2014 at 10:29 am

            Matthew Woodward – Legend Status Achieved!

          • Matthew Woodward
            February 26th, 2014 at 9:22 am

            I dont know how you have survived without one!

  117. Phil


    although this is really an amazing list, I would recommend to everyone to stay away from JustHost: My experience with them is a pure pain in the ass. The pages load extremely slow, support cannot help very much, I get 404’s for pages and subdirs that are definitely there etc. etc.

    What has been your experience with JH these days? Still no problems?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 24th, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Well it depends what you are trying to do with them and the kind of traffic you have. All shared hosting has its limitations – you get what you pay for in that respect.

  118. PrIyAnGsHu BG

    Hey Matthew, I’m looking forward to buy an automated SEO tool. I’m confused between Ultimate Demon and Magic Submitter. Which one would you recommend?

  119. Bryant Hernandez

    Hi Matt, would be great to see this list updated.

    I think you mentioned in another post that you changed Ninja Popups & Simple Video Pro…

    I always like to drop by for a read ;)

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 10th, 2014 at 11:23 am

      I’m doing a big update of pages like this soon :)

  120. David

    Hi Matthew. I am new to this blog and i have just fallen in love with you…lol

    Excellent info here and super to see you respond to messages.

    Can’t wait for below….do you have another “get started blue print?”

    “I will be launching a new case study in the coming weeks. How to build a business online with $100. It will be broken down into modules/topics so people can follow along live week by week.
    Hows that tickle ya?”

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 10th, 2014 at 11:25 am

      Thanks David, I think :P

      That project is my main focus at the moment, it will be ready asap :) Just got to produce content now everyhing else is done

  121. Chris

    I would love to see you replace horrible and buggy synnd with SociSynd – I believe they too have a free version available

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 7th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Will check it out thanks

  122. deepak


    I have been going through your blog and realy love the clear information you post.
    I just wanted to know services like dripable or drip feed blast ,how effective are these services.


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      I wouldn’t use them personally

  123. Dave

    Yes I would like to see indexing tools reviewed to including instant link indexer

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 30th, 2014 at 11:15 am

      In my opinion they are all a waste of time and your better off just building links to links to get them indexed.

  124. ken

    can not find my comment

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2014 at 10:06 am

      They need to be approved first

  125. ken

    recently,I have built about 30 ecommerce websites,but it is very hard for me to build backlinks for so many sites,I have to use different strategies,and drip feed to build backlinks every day to avoid google risk,I need lots of articls and lots of backlinks every day,about 100 backlinks for tied 1 per website.really tied of this,do you have any idea how I can do that?what tool can I use? thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2014 at 10:14 am

      Sounds like your setup to fail from day 1. Trim it back to 2-3 sites, make those work. Then move onto the next 2-3.

    • Noor Azman
      January 23rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      totally agreed with Matt, we need to be realistic. there is no need to kill yourself. just make sure the task can be done easily and you enjoy doing it. or you will give it up in few months(or weeks) time.

  126. ken

    Learn many from your blog,I like your blog very much,do you have skype?

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 23rd, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Skype is reserved for clients sorry or I would never get any work done!

  127. Nick Hughes

    Hi Matt,
    Love all the information and thanks for it. I recently came across $1000 and would like to invest it in tools. There are so many and I’d love to have them all but obviously can’t. If you had only $1000 to invest, what tools per category would you recommend?

    Feel free to email me if you like. Thanks again…

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 17th, 2014 at 11:46 am

      I will be launching a new case study in the coming weeks. How to build a business online with $100. It will be broken down into modules/topics so people can follow along live week by week.

      Hows that tickle ya?

  128. Noor Azman

    thank you very much for the list. I’ve been trying to integrate a forum to my existing blog without much success. hopefully your information on the bbpress can help me out.


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 8th, 2014 at 11:44 am

      Let me know if you get stuck – this should help

      • Noor Azman
        January 18th, 2014 at 7:27 am

        Matt, thanks for the links. I’ve read through that posting earlier. anyway after testing, i found out bbpress still have bugs and many technical issues. i’ve decide to utilise phpbb. seems to work well with my blog. dont have much issue when integrated to wp. thanks anyway.


        • Matthew Woodward
          January 19th, 2014 at 8:57 pm


          Really? I find it to be pretty good!

  129. Martha Preston

    Thanks for these I am always on the look out for new tools.And its nice to get a personal recommendation from someone who is doing so well! Also thanks for telling which ones to stay away from since its important to know what NOT to do as well. I am going to check out the SEO ones since the whole concept still confuses me…

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 3rd, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      No worrys :)

  130. Mick

    Thanks another interesting article Matt will try some of these out for my own blog.
    A quick question , how do you link from your table of contents to the actual paragraph you are talking about?

    All the best for 2014


    • Matthew Woodward
      January 2nd, 2014 at 12:47 pm

      Thats just raw HTML

  131. Akbar Sheikh

    Hey Matt,

    Wish you a very happy christmas and a prosperous new year!

    I have a question, How do you create the pdf version of your content? which you use with social locker plugin…..



    • Matthew Woodward
      December 29th, 2013 at 5:52 pm


      Its just a print pdf chrome extension

  132. Tyronne Ratcliff

    Hey Matt, you got some great tools in your arsenal. Quick question, what wordpress plugin did you use to create the table of contents for this page? Thanks.

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 26th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      That is just straight up html!

      • Sheikh Ovais
        July 17th, 2014 at 8:45 pm

        Hey Matt,

        I’ve tried this trick by digging into your page’s source code. I’ve been able to make such links but they’re opening in another page. How can I restrict them to redirect on the same page?


        • Matthew Woodward
          July 17th, 2014 at 11:18 pm

          Remove the target attribute

  133. jeffrey

    Do you still use Licorne AIO? I was reading your review and watched the video. seems to be nice software..your thoughts pls….

    thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      December 11th, 2013 at 8:58 am


      I never used it, that was made at reader request

  134. Ranjith kumar

    iam just a beginner… what should i do first

  135. Zevi

    “You can also use it to see if people are 301′ing aged domains to sites which you don’t see in SEOMoz, very handy!”

    Can you expound on that please, cheers.

    Secondly, this might be a silly question but I haveing a hard time justifying the monthly fee. Is it nessesary to have a backlink checker and why?

    Thanks again for such a useful blog!

  136. vc

    where do you outsource the money site articles?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 28th, 2013 at 8:32 am

      To my own brain/keyboard ^^

  137. Barry J Hall

    Hi Matt,
    Have you ever used Qualidator helps developers, designers, web masters and owners improve their websites by checking its quality and giving recommendations and solutions.

    Plus what tools do you use for split testing?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 24th, 2013 at 8:21 am

      Is that the german tool?

      I’m using analytics content experiments on the blog

  138. Erik Heyl

    Hi Matt, do you still use Link Wheel Bandit now that it is apparently Blog Net Bandit?

    • Matthew Woodward
      October 5th, 2013 at 8:36 am


      I only use this to give an extra push

  139. Keizer

    I think best tool for auto generate articles is seo content machine. Costly but reliable even T1 article is possible. You may review that tool.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 18th, 2013 at 11:57 am

      It has been recommended a couple of times but i’m a if its not broke don’t fix it type of guy

  140. Brad

    I tried using your affiliate link to Ultimate Demon, but I got this message:

    “The following products you are attempting to purchase are no longer sold through our service, or are in the process of being setup for ordering.
    Below is the last known contact information regarding the products. You may want to visit the developer’s website or write an email for updated info on purchasing.

    UltimateDemon – One Time Fee

    I’m guessing they used to offer a one time purchase but no longer?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 14th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Oooops they changed provider, fixed – thanks for the heads up!

  141. john

    what software do you use when doing tutorial?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 3rd, 2013 at 7:27 pm

      Camtasia Studio and Adobe After Effects

  142. Chris

    For the “Subscribe to my Award Winning Blog Now!” box you have on the sidebar, are you using a pre-made widget for that, or are you using javascript / CSS for it? Any links of ideas on how to emulate it?

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 3rd, 2013 at 7:48 pm


      That is with a text widget

  143. Febro

    Are you giving attention or prefering dofollow links? Or do you have absolutely no focus on this because of your experiment?


    • Matthew Woodward
      September 3rd, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      Nah I stopped caring about that years ago

  144. Bryant Hernandez

    Just bought captcha sniper, through your link Matt. Was going to get capthca breaker but I read CS had a new release and wanted to try that.

    • Matthew Woodward
      September 4th, 2013 at 12:47 am

      Thank you kindly =D

  145. Adrian

    Hi Mat,

    I just buy UD for a mounth for testing it and I want to know if this platform can create email adress or i must make them manually ?

    If i will satisfied I will buy the software from your link listed above.

    • Matthew Woodward
      August 13th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      You need to create them manually – I tend to buy batches of hundreds of email accounts from Fiverr though.

      • Jeff
        November 22nd, 2013 at 6:16 am

        When you purchase these emails is there a way to check that they are all working email accounts? When purchasing emails in the 300-700 at a time just wondering if you get a lot that don’t work. Saw some people say they would replace broken email addresses with in 3 days. But how can you go through 700 to see if they are broken.

        Thanks your site is so helpful I am learning a ton.

        • Matthew Woodward
          November 22nd, 2013 at 8:59 am

          I just check them as they use them, if they are dead they are dead. Costs me more than $0.01 to write an email and complain that it does to use the next one in the list.

  146. Burak Kara

    Hello again. I wonder which company you used for the video intro.
    Keep up good work. I am a big fan.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 22nd, 2013 at 7:54 am


      I used Adobe After Effects

  147. Burak Kara

    How do you add green and red buttons to your article and I cannot change the font size of my articles. Do you have any suggestion for that?


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 22nd, 2013 at 7:56 am

      I’m not sure what you mean?

  148. sagbee


    can I get seomoz and semrush for two days ? I have account. Need those to complete seo reports!!


    • Matthew Woodward
      July 22nd, 2013 at 7:57 am


      SEOMoz has a free 30 day trial

  149. Alex

    Ahrefs vs Majestic – a few points.

    I do agree with you on the interface, Ahrefs is just better. Majestic upgraded their dashboard at least recently so that it a tiny bit better. Still 10 years out of date :)

    Maybe something has changed but Majestic is cheaper on the lowest paid tier now.

    Also, most importantly I have found Majestic is much faster and more complete in finding new links that Ahrefs. I read a very convincing report that showed Ahrefs doing better in finding BLs but this is directly counter to my own experience.

    (Finally I have to agree with comments above concerning Godaddy. I feel they are not a reputable company. They do something well but overall I have not been happy with them or their support of SOPA)

    Great site this has been very interesting reading for me. I learned at least 3 new things. Thank you.

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 15th, 2013 at 11:24 am


      Majestic have made a few changes but nothing I would say is evolutionary or a huge leap forward yet, but that takes time!

      Was the report mine ?

      What issues have you had with GoDaddy personally? I have never had to deal with support to put that in perspective (which must be a good thing)

      • Alex
        July 15th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

        Yes, that was your report, sorry I didn’t make the connection.

        As far as Godaddy goes I had a Kafka like experience with whois privacy since they used to (still do?) outsource it to a third party. Neither party could tell me what I needed to know to do whatever I wanted to do (transfer it? renew? can’t remember). I think their domain management panel is deathly slow and painful to use. And finally I worked for a company at one point that used their horrible hosting and insanely antiquated email that made Squirrel mail look brilliant. Their tech support is very friendly though and they display breasts to sell their stuff so its all good?

        I am much happier to use Namecheap but also use Omnis & Enom (reselling).

        • Matthew Woodward
          July 16th, 2013 at 7:54 am

          Hahaha weirdly one of the things I like is the control panel but I haven’t had to deal with anything beyond ordering domain, adding nameservers, changing DNS records and buying privacy. Never asked a question or bought hosting from them which I have heard is terrible lol

  150. Jonathan

    Hey Matt,

    thanks for your great tips.

    You just opened my eyes about spinning so I went for the 7-day trial with The Best Spinner. Through your aff link of course :)

    All the best to you,

    • Matthew Woodward
      July 5th, 2013 at 11:15 am

      Thank you kindly =D

  151. Allison


    Been following your blog sometime and learning a lot! Thanks for sharing your experience with the newbie like myself.
    I’m at a point where I need a bit more guidance in choosing the right tool to generate some traffic. I would like to know what your thoughts are on Synnd compared to BuzzBundle?
    Are you still using synnd for social signals? Do you think it’s necessary to get both to acheive decent traffic? If you were a newbie, what would you choose?


  152. Shaun

    A lot of great tools here. Most though I have no idea what they are or why they’d even be useful, so that was a little overwhelming.

    Would argue about the Wordpress SEO plugin. I have used it and I got worse SERPs than when I used All in One Seo.

    Just my two cents.

    • Matthew Woodward
      June 4th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Hi Shaun,

      Do you have any isolated data to support that?

      • local seo
        April 29th, 2017 at 7:56 am

        I have both installed.
        Eventually I will give some feedback…but I prefer All in one over Yoast.

  153. Sarah Staar

    When you use WPSpoiler can google still and index your transcript?

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 24th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      Hi Sarah! Nice to see you here in the virtual space!

      Yes no problems with that, great way to grab some long tails as well as improve usability/accessibility had a number of emails from people whose first language isn’t english and even people with hearing issues thanking me for them :)

      BUT I’m considering upgrading the transcript to be a full blown text version of the post, breaking it up with headers and images at relevant points – seems like a much better application of them.

  154. CC

    What plugin do you use for your picture on the top right of this blog “Welcome to my blog.”

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 5th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      sidebar.php in your themes directory

  155. Rick Molin


    Thanks for some great videos!

    I am facing two problems in web 2.0 submissions in Ultimate Demon.

    1. I cannot find out which are the sites which “Require Attention”?
    2. I cannot see which proxy was used to make account or submit to each site.

    Can you help me with the above.
    Thank you

    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 6:54 pm


      Open up the task log to see exactly why each one failed.

      With the second question I’m not sure, but get in touch with the support team as they will be able to help or even add it in an update!

  156. Alex

    Hi Matt,

    I have a few questions.

    1. Can you compare Wordpress SEO and All In One SEO Pack PRO version?
    2. Why don’t you use GSA SER to create your tier 1 backlinks, because I’m seeing that all the UD supported platforms are supported by GSA SER.
    3. I think you should add or review some indexing tools/services like GSA SEO Indexer, Linklicious, Lindexed, Indexification….etc…


    • Matthew Woodward
      May 2nd, 2013 at 7:07 pm


      1. Not really its pointlesss, Wordpress SEO is the best and does everything you need & its free.

      2. Because GSA can touch a lot more platforms its great for creating the required volume of links for tier 2 and 3. You also don’t want to end up using the sites you have used on your tier 1 as a tier 2/3 link. Keeping it seperate allows you to just focus on links from high quality domains/sites in Ultimate Demon and it also offers you much more granular control over things on the 1st tier that GSA doesn’t. However there is no reason to say you cannot use GSA for tier 1, but I don’t personally.

      3. This is covered in this tutorial – those services are generally a waste of time in my experience.


  157. Chris

    Is there a plug-in that you use for your recent reviews with the star rating? I think it’s really cool. Can you directly me to something like that which I can add to my sidebar?

    Thank you :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 27th, 2013 at 2:40 pm


      Scroll up its listed under the plugins section :)

  158. Mike Tillman

    Is there anything else you use for your comments? I like this comment box.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 26th, 2013 at 1:24 pm

      Its part of theme although I had the comments section upgraded to enable threaded comments like this ^^

  159. Hameem

    I think you really should remove Godaddy from your list. Because:

    1. They steal your domain name ideas. Try searching a name on their site and then go back the next day to buy it.

    2. They charge you a waaaayyy lot for renewing. You are in even more trouble if it’s expired.

    I think namecheap and namesilo are two best ones. Try them sometime :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 22nd, 2013 at 11:44 am


      Can’t say I’ve ever had those problems – it can be expensive to auto renew (although still cheaper than a lot) but thats the time to break out the coupons :P

      • Hameem
        April 22nd, 2013 at 12:11 pm


        I believe you are a member on BHW? Just search with the term “Godaddy” there and see how many scam/thief/rip-off threads show up. I believe you’ll find similar type of threads on other forums.

        Now, take some other (Namecheap) domain registrar for example. If they say it’s $10, they are gonna charge you $10 for renewal, no extra fees for expired ones. This is the way it should be. Why should you need to worry about coupons when the renewal time comes?

        Since a lot of people seem to be reading your blog, I thought I should bring this to your attention.

        • Matthew Woodward
          April 23rd, 2013 at 7:10 am


          Yes I am – but you will find those threads/conversations about any company. It is human nature to write about the bad experience and never the good.

          Instead of other peoples opinions I rely on my own experience which is as a GoDaddy customer for nearly a decade spending thousands and thousands of dollars with them.

          Likewise I cannot comment about NameCheap because I haven’t used them but don’t believe everything you read.

          If you did – you would also believe this is a scammy blog :)

          • Flo
            September 29th, 2014 at 12:38 pm

            Hi Matthew,

            Hameem is 100% right, they’re extremely expensive when time comes to renew your domain, more or less twice the price you’ll be charged by most of the other companies. I’m transferring all my domains to other companies when they’re going expire.

            And we didn’t talk about their hosting! I’m monitoring my sites and the first months I received nearly daily notifications of outages, I contacted their support by email with no reply. If you want to contact their support you have to give them a phone call I think. And their support has been awarded? Well, it’s a joke I think.

            Best regards,

          • Matthew Woodward
            September 29th, 2014 at 4:18 pm


            I have never tried their hosting but I have heard terrible things about it although since posting I have started to use namecheap a little more as they have had slighlty cheaper prices at times!

  160. Adrian

    Hi Mat,

    I want to buy some tools but I need your advise.
    Please, let me know when do you have some time to spare.

    Best regards,

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 17th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Just make a post in the forum

      • Adrian
        April 17th, 2013 at 6:35 pm


        I sent an e-mail.

        Best regards,

        • Matthew Woodward
          April 18th, 2013 at 6:51 am

          Cheers, doing my emails next :)

  161. Deb

    Hi Matt

    You have link emperor as a sponsor on your site. What is your opinion on their tools. If you use a site like this do you need any other tools?

    Ps you have a very informative blog

  162. Megan

    Hi Matt,

    I was wondering how many proxies you need to run one website campaign successfully? What package do you recommended if running both UD and GSA? Eg get your first tier built then start on T2 straight away?

    Thanks again :-)

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 11th, 2013 at 8:23 am


      10 semi dedicateds from will do just fine :)

      • Tyronne Ratcliff
        March 21st, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        So if I’m running GSA SER & GSA Captcha Breaker on a VPS I can spend $20 a month on 10 dedicated proxies and be just fine?

        • Matthew Woodward
          March 22nd, 2016 at 10:35 am

          You just need semi dedicated ones!

          • Tyronne Ratcliff
            February 26th, 2018 at 7:46 pm

            Thanks Matt!

          • Matthew Woodward
            April 2nd, 2018 at 10:38 am

            No problem Tyronne

  163. Martin

    Hi Matt can you tell me what tools you use to make your videos. The screen recorder software, the word press player and the hosting ie Amazon S3 etc. I have been trying but with little success. I currently use faststone to capture and upload to amazon but I have to convert the WMV file into mp4 and that’s when I lose the quality etc. Any help/guidance appreciated.

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 11th, 2013 at 8:22 am


      Adobe After Effects, Camtasia studio & Youtube

  164. Alex

    Captcha Sniper VS GSA Captcha Breaker?? It looks like GSA Captcha Breaker is your new fav. Just wondering why as I’m torn between which one to get. Why do you think GSA Captcha Breaker is better than Captcha Sniper?

    Also if money is not an issue, what do you think is the better (and more effective) software out of SeNuke and UD?

    Thanks again and awesome site, keep up the awesomeness!

    • Matthew Woodward
      April 8th, 2013 at 4:02 pm


      Sven is always pushing the boundaries with this development and has a great track record for building responsive stable products with dynamic responses to issues and updates.

      Ultimate Demon every time :)

      • Alex
        April 18th, 2013 at 6:58 am

        Awesome Matt.

        Thanks for the responses :)

        • Matthew Woodward
          April 19th, 2013 at 8:55 pm

          No worrys Alex!

  165. Kevin

    Hi Matt,

    Do you know how to set up GSA CB to be used with UD?

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 27th, 2013 at 11:12 am

      Hi Kevin,

      You don’t because like Captcha Sniper it cannot solve ReCaptcha Captchas which are used by most sites that software like UD and SENuke post to.

      You will get a very high fail rate.

  166. Texter Jagsch

    I really enjoy your stuff – you one of the best seo in the world i think. Your advices have a deep impact on my daily work.

    thanks a lot

    you are the man

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 18th, 2013 at 9:24 am


      Thanks =D Glad it helps you out!

  167. tony

    Hi, Just wanted to know if gsa captcha breaker is compatible with UD? Thanks for the great videos :)

    • Matthew Woodward
      March 4th, 2013 at 11:10 am


      Yes while it is compatible, most sites use recaptcha which can’t be solved. As such you will see a substantially higher fail rate than if you use deathbycaptcha etc

  168. Dan

    How would you rate these tools with the latest Penguin update? In particular with tier 1 links of highly spun content using Ultimate Demon?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am

      The Penguin update has nothing to do with tools? Its more about how they are used.

  169. fesada

    You recommend Xrummer. I was wondering how good is it compared to ultimatedemon. Because there is a significant difference in price between these two. Thanks

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 18th, 2013 at 10:52 am


      You wont need xrumer if you haven’t got a decent tool to build out the first tier yet :) In fact you only ever need xrumer when things get really serious, at which point price becomes irrelevant.

      • fesada
        February 20th, 2013 at 6:33 am

        What can it be used for? building lower tiers only?

        • Matthew Woodward
          February 21st, 2013 at 1:39 pm

          Yes but even then GSA will be fine for 99% of people

  170. Asif Khan

    Great post, some tools here I need to check out.

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 7th, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Cheers Asif!

  171. vuedoolor

    Is there certain vps you recommend for seo tools?

    I heard about bhsvps and fastnuke that comes with preinstalled seo tools but don’t know if those are legit services with legit license to those tools.

    Can you also do a review on magic submitter and can you also further explain on what you meant by “I dont link online based rank tracking services because you dont own/control the data – learnt this lesson the hard way” because I am using microsite masters. Are you saying that they can steal your data is that what you meant?

    • Matthew Woodward
      February 5th, 2013 at 10:06 am


      Have a look at the windows VPS from but be sure to use the discount codes under neath the prices.

      I tried Magic Submitter for a week at my users request – it sucked, couldn’t even import custom targets and as such it didn’t deserve a review, plus my system doesn’t allow for 0 stars.

      With the owning the data – what would you do if Microsite Master disappeared of the planet tomorrow and you wanted to diagnose a rankings drop from 2 months ago? That happened with SEScout who had a huge customer base/following at the time.

  172. Robert Kirk

    Hi Matt

    hope all is well, not sure if you have tryed serpfox? for rank tracking, ive tryed a few and Im pretty happy with it, support seems pretty decent too

    • Matthew Woodward
      January 31st, 2013 at 9:37 am

      I dont link online based rank tracking services because you dont own/control the data – learnt this lesson the hard way :)

  173. Pieter Britz

    Hey Matt, I went out to see if I can find a discount on Captcha Sniper as you do and found a web site that offers a $20 discount, with that in my back of my mind I thought I will come back and click on your affiliate link (as I would like to give you credit) to see the result and found that the same $20 discount apply's to your link maybe you would like to mention it for those conversion numbers.

    • Matthew Woodward
      November 6th, 2012 at 6:26 pm


      I wasn't aware of this I'll have to check it out properly thank you. It annoys me that the affiliate program will only send you to the checkout and not the landing page but the dev (Mikey) refuses to change it.

  174. Niccolò Angeli

    Hey, great info thanks!
    I see you say Senuke is not worth… I was planning to buy the lifetime licence (1,997 USD),
    when you review it was the old version or the new SenukeXCR version?
    Because I think this last update is really powerful.

  175. Anonymous

    Hi Matt what vps you recommend.


  176. Simon Kline

    I'll get Ultimate Demon through your aff link if you can get me a spot bro!

  177. Simon Kline


    Can you get me a spot into "Free Blog Links" network?

    I'm asking because registrations is closed and would appreciate it if you could get me in..


    • Matthew Woodward
      August 22nd, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Hi Simon,

      Drop me an email through the contact form


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