Is Raven Building an Open Site Explorer Killer?

by Ben Cook on April 16, 2010

Raven Building Open Site Explorer Killer?

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Raven SEO Tools. So naturally, when they published a post earlier today promising a “Big Summer Surprise” I got more than a little curious.

The post promises to “change how you research, monitor and report on site intelligence” and explicitly mentions their partnership with MajesticSEO. Now I don’t know about you, but when I hear research and MajesticSEO in the same sentence, I immediately think link data.

If you combine the idea of link data with the fact that Raven recently announced automatic SERP history for some terms, it doesn’t take long to come up with some pretty impressive ideas of what’s coming.

Well, I did a little more digging, and while I can’t reveal my source, it looks like Raven is most likely working on an Open Site Explorer killer.

And, as long as they do it with the same standard as the rest of their toolset, I think the SEO community will be in for a treat. If you need me, I’ll be counting the days until “summer.”

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Marty Martin April 16, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Ooh la la. I started using Raven 18-24 months ago. My neighbors to the west have made some amazing upgrades since then, it wouldn’t surprise me if they’ve pulled something like that off.

Maybe I can wring it out of them at Search Exchange in May? 😀

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Ben Cook April 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Marty,
I’m pretty confident in my source but official confirmation is always nice 🙂

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Phil Buckley April 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm

I’m with you. I’ve been waiting for Raven to give me the reason to start using them instead of seomoz, this may be it.

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Ben Cook April 16, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Phil, dude you should be using Raven already anyway. Check out the free 30 day trial and you won’t go back.

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Brian LaFrance April 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm

99% sure I know what it is but I promised Jon I wouldn’t tell 🙂

…unless it’s another feature on top of what he told me. The one I heard wouldn’t really compete with Open Site Explorer but is gonna be freakin’ sweet if they roll it out.

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