When we put up a website online, we always hope more people to visit. Especially for ecommerce site, more visitors means more potential orders. In order to archive that, SEO is recommended way and if there's a good tool to simplify the work, it will save our great times. Today we're going to talk about "Attracta" — aintegrated SEO tool.
What on earth Attracta is? Attracta is advertised the world's largest SEO service provider which is used by over one million websites. Attracta has been around since 2009 and popularly used throughout the world.
What exactly does Attracta do to your site?
Attracta is simply collection of the available free SEO tools which is used to replace manual works. The Attracta will crawl each page of the website and fix some simple errors. The main features including XML Sitemap Submission, Google Blacklist Checking, Link Building, Social Networking Tools, SEO Tips and Tutorials. The solely purpose of attracta is to automate all your manual work.
Is Attracta good SEO tool?
Attracta is started as free trial and it's simply sign up process let people get in very easily. However, this software does not act as expected. The main problems are focused on following points
Unauthorized registration – Attracta has been added to cpanel by most hosting providers and there's always a good introduction over this implementation. In cPanel, Attracta is devided into several categories but all goes to the same place. Once it's clicked, we will be guided to optimize our sites and we're registered to their site automatically. Nowhere says about this.
Change over the website – During the submission, Attracta will change something to our sites for example the robots.txt. It will completely remove the old configurations and replace via it's own sitemap URL. So if we have some essential configurations there it will be removed. It's absolutely bad action as it changing something without any notification.
Can not get out – This is probably the worst thing with attracta service. Once we get into their mailing list we'll not be able to unsubscribe and could not cancel the service. We'll receive emails every few periods if we do not use their service.
What's the trick of cPanel integration?
Actually the attracta link in cPanel is affilliated from hosting providers. Means the hosting company will earn some money from user registration or further advanced services. It's advertised the largest SEO service provider with over 1 million websites list, but I highly doubt about the value because we always get into the service beyond expectation. If you ask if I recommend people to use this service, the anser is NO. If you're interested, there's hot discussion on this hostgator forum posting: http://forums.hostgator.com/attracta-t67920.html