Scribe 4.0: Way Beyond SEO

Scribe 4.0: Way Beyond SEO

Reader Comments (46)

  1. I totally love Scribe!

    Scribe is one of my go to tools when I optimize my websites because Scribe helps me get most of my articles on the first page of Google since the moment I publish them. Fabulous!

    Now, I am really happy to see it evolving and I hope that more people will pick a license and use it.

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for the article. I wanted to try out Scribe & I visited the website & it seems that they do not have a free plan that I can avail of to try it! I just wanted to see what they have to offer so that based upon that I can make plans of possibly buying an appropriate plan but there does not seem to be any.

    So is there a way we can get a free trial of Scribe? Thanks.

  3. Is Scribe 4.0 specifically focused toward WordPress compatability. I have blogs through Blogger and am building a web site through 1&1. Could Scribe 4.0 still benefit me? (Still learning how to put all this together)

  4. I was a Scribe subscriber for two years. After activating Scribe, I experienced an immediate bump in traffic. It was significant — about 30% and sustained. Regretfully, I had to discontinue my subscription just last month because although my traffic is good — around 250,000 pageviews a month – I haven’t been successful at monetizing the site. I will try the free offer. I absolutely loved Scribe and trust CopyBlogger. I wish you all the best.

  5. I bought Scribe yesterday and spent the afternoon working on old, current, and future blog posts using it. Wow! I have no idea what difference it will make long term, but my writing is much improved, and I have a better understanding of SEO done right.


  6. Damn Damn Damn – is the most beautiful, well-put-together and engaging website I have ever seen on the internet. Ridiculous!

    I already own scribe and it’s awesome BUT I can’t get over the way the freakin’ website looks. You guys killed it on this one.

    The colors, the headlines, the white space, the fonts, the functionality, the content – absolutely stunning!

  7. I’m still a little confused, how does the Scribe software allow you to connect and build your audience base? I understand the research and optimize parts but the third part seems extremely vague to me.

    • Cameron, in the new version of Scribe, we have a feature called Site Connections in the Scribe Administrative area. This new feature provides a list of other blogs/websites that have authority for the keyword being researched as well as social media users who are discussing the keyword(s) on Google+ and Twitter.

  8. Hello Brian! its seems like great software but I am still confused how that is different from other software available in the market?

    • Ayaz, we focused a lot on the needs of writers so that they could execute on content marketing strategies without the overly technical (and confusing) SEO/Social features often found in other solutions. Basically, we took a more holistic approach to the intersection of search and social media to make complicated concepts more intuitive.

      I would recommend that you view the Scribe demo at to learn more.

  9. I love the three simple steps. They can be used as a way towards achieving a variety of goals. I love the fact that you are concerned about the audience and I have always been a big fun of online content. Thanks for the good write Brian.

  10. Thanks Brian for such a wonderful information. It is my first time to being a scribe subscribe and hope everything goes well with it. I just love it. Thank you! I’m looking forward for the next shout out!

  11. i love it.. but i know that i am not using it 100% as it should be. I would love to have a duplicate me that is an SEO and affiliate link wiz and that can finish off where writer stopped.. understanding a little of our content so that the linking of pages makes ‘sense’ and is just not a link to what was suggested (some suggestions better than others).
    Anyone know of anyone that can help? without costing an arm and a leg..
    many thanks

  12. I’ve subscribed to Scribe for a couple years and it’s really helped my site raise its ranking. For that time, we’d started running all our articles through the system and make them search engine friendly. I even recommended Scribe to my web design clients. But unfortunately, a few days ago, our Scribe system stopped working. I wonder if it was in connection with the launch of the new version? I never got any notice that we’d been cancelled or that we had to upgrade to retain our service. I never got a notice to upgrade the plugin either. It was just one day that, on our WordPress compose screen, we started getting a big orange “N/A” where the Scribe analyze button used to be. Now we can’t run Scribe. So what gives?

  13. Hi Brian,
    I use Catalyst theme on WP. Will Scribe work in this case?
    As you know Catalyst and StudioPress have in-built SEO functions, What additional things does Scribe do in this case?
    How does Scribe add more value than AdWords Keyword Tool? After buying Scribe, do we still need to use Adwords Keyword Tool to search for keywords that people are looking for?

    Waiting for your reply.


    • Scribe works with Catalyst and any other theme that allows you to input an alternate title tag and meta description.

      Scribe has full keyword research capabilities (search and social) from inside your WordPress interface.

      Scribe’s truly unique function is the optimization analysis. It tells you how to tweak your content in order to for Google and other search engines to understand what your content is most relevant to rank for. It also analyzes the content of your entire site, so you know how much more content to create for a topic you want to rank for, which is a post-Panda requirement.

      Finally, Scribe has connection tools that help you reach out to relevant site owners for guest posting, links, and alliance opportunities.

      You can see more detail about all of these aspects at

  14. Can I use this tool for multiple clients ?

    Do you leave the plugin “installed” after your analysis, or do you remove it ?

    • Yes, you can use Scribe for multiple clients and multiple websites. Scribe Web allows you to do client for for people who build on any CMS, not just WordPress.

      The plugin is only for WordPress sites, and you can leave it on each site (the plugin is free). When you use it, you’re working with the number of evaluations your account contains, which renews monthly.

      • Thanks, is there a way to limit the number of evaluations that can be done on a single install.

        For example, if I install for one of my clients, and let them use it for future posts, is there a way to control how many evaluations they run on their site for their posts ?

        Thanks for the prompt response.

  15. I recently did a review of the software and noticed that its a little too pricey for a blogger to use. May be for businesses its a great solution.

  16. Scribe sounds like a great addition to any WP Blogger tool kit. I am migrating to Genesis so I can use this onpage power tool. Can one of you guys advise if Scribe will work with Headway drag `n drop themes?

    • Yep, Scribe works with any theme that has title tag and meta description fields. If not, you can always use Yoast’s plugin or SEO All in One.

  17. Having used Scribe for a few days, I’m thinking it’s not for me. Yes, it’s very user friendly, and it’s a lot fun. But its accuracy and utility have been, based on my experience, subpar.

    For whatever reason, Scribe routinely misses keywords sprinkled through the text (like, say, “college”), in favor of an odd phrase appearing only once or twice (say, “attends college”), then offers absurd suggestions like, for example, placing “attends college” at the start of the html title. Or it will just miss a keyword altogether, even if it’s the keyword already at the beginning of the html title. Not always, but often enough to undermine my confidence in the soundness of its other recommendations.

    The linking suggestions are comparably hit-or-miss, and–again, from what I’ve seen–more “miss” than “hit.”

    I’m using the Genesis platform so, presumably, my experience is about as good as it gets. If so, I don’t understand how people find this a genuinely useful tool, especially for $67 (let alone $97) a month. And especially when Its most reliable (and, therefore, useful) features can be had, for free, from Yoast.

    Frankly, I’m bummed. Your marketing copy is magnificent: If Scribe were half as good, I’d be a happy camper. But it’s just not there, at least insofar as I can see. I do think Scribe is a great idea, and I look forward to watching its continued development. For now, however, I’d call it “beta” software. And awfully expensive beta software, at that.

    • Hi Peter. What you may be seeing is the result of Hummingbird, the complete overhaul of the Google algorithm. It was announced two weeks ago, but has been in effect for over a month.

      One great thing about Scribe is our commitment to keeping pace with the changes in search algorithms, so we’re already on that. Unfortunately, Google doesn’t tell us before they changes things, so we’re always in a position of being reactive. 😉

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