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Here's a neat new feature: Page Critic will now check your link popularity for whichever engine you're working with. Under Settings, check box that says "Check Link Popularity." You'll then see a section above General Suggestions that gives your link popularity for your site, and where you can also check link popularity on competing sites, all from within program.
Upload Manager tracks any pages generated by Gold and uploads them, or other pages that may have changed since your last upload. Upload Manager will upload pages for you, or you can use your own FTP program.
To me, Submitter is a great program to use for international engines or lesser important engines that don't have pay inclusion programs. You can pick and choose which engines to submit to, and if you try to submit too many pages on any one day, program will quickly remind you to keep you out of trouble.
A neat new feature of this program is its built-in spider for quickly gathering URLs. The new Import option will spider a Web site and create a list of all URLs, even if files do not exist on your hard drive. This feature certainly makes submitting an entire Web site quite easy.
Submitter also allows you to add custom engines that aren't included in Gold 2, so you can keep track of your submissions all in one location.
HitsLink powers Gold 2's Traffic Analyzer, and it will track statistics such as visitors, search engines, and keywords being used to find your site. The feature is easy to use - you simply register, and HitsLink generates code for you to put on any page that you want to track. Stats are provided instantly and in real time.
Program Scheduler to run your reports or submit pages at a time that's convenient for you, like at night during non-working hours.
Did you know there's a brand new book out on how to use WebPosition Gold 2?
Search Engine Optimization with WebPosition Gold 2, written by Brad Konia, is an excellent step-by-step guide in how to use WebPosition Gold 2. The book is now available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I had opportunity to review book and found it to provide superb information on how to use program as well as SEO strategies in general.
Brad has also developed a new video tutorial for using Gold 2, which is available as both a download or on CD-ROM. The video is available on Brad's Web site: http://MarketMySite.com.
I really like what FirstPlace has done with this new version of Gold (http://www.webposition.com). As in past, WebPosition Gold will remain one of my favorite and most used programs in my arsenal of search engine marketing software.
For a listing of new features of WebPosition Gold 2, visit: http://www.webposition.com/wpg2upgrade.htm.
Copyright 2002 Robin Nobles. All rights reserved.
Robin Nobles, Director of Training, Academy of Web Specialists, has trained several thousand people in her online search engine marketing (http://www.academywebspecialists.com) training programs. She also teaches 3-day hands-on search engine marketing workshops in locations across the globe with Search Engine Workshops (http://www.searchengineworkshops.com).