Most major search engines discourage automated searches. Many SEO's do it for 'whatever reason'. I have yet for any SEO to prove to me that it helped their results. Maybe it's the immediate gratification of the little up and down arrows?. Of course, others derive a little affiliate commission by recommending the programs that do it :)
Free tools are now available to give your client search engine position and other information without pinging the crud out of Google, Yahoo and MSN.
Every once in a while, though, we wonder how we're doing the the 'rest of the universe'. Other search engines, blogs, photos, news and targeted search engines.
Before we re-introduce you to this very cool web-based tool, we'll warn you it can be highly addictive. Plan to spend a few days (hopefully an hour or so) playing around with it.
Be sure to click across all the links at the top. That's the magic.
Formerly know as mrsapo, you owe it to yourself to check out the latest version of this very cool website / search tool - www.intelways.com