Release Notes for Ranking Toolbox

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Version 7.0.2 (Released May 24, 2012)

  • The Back Links section was updated and improved.
  • Ranking algorithms were updated.
  • Number of minor errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 7.0.1 (Released November 4, 2011)

  • The Google PageRank detection algorithm was updated.
  • The Back Links section was improved and extended.
  • The ranking determining functions were updated.
  • A problem with incorrect loading of several web sites in the Web Robot Simulator was corrected.
  • Several minor errors and user interface issues were corrected.

Version 7 (Released August 18, 2011)

  • New and re-designed user interface to meet current Windows style
  • The improved search engine friendly mode for ranking queries allows a safe and reliable ranking analysis
  • Expanded ranking results database for a longtime rank history.
  • Completely redesigned HTML Validator with automatic recognition of the HTML version and multiple types of warnings and errors.
  • Integrated Task Scheduler for regular automated queries.
  • Improved HTML Editor with integrated HTML error checker and other tools.
  • Enhanced Web Robot Simulator with several integrated views for exploring in-depth of web sites.
  • New Backlinks Analyzer with PageRank checking of external links and graphical representation of the results.
  • A number of other functional and user interface improvements.

Version 6.1.5 (Released July 23, 2010)

  • In the Keywords Tools section a few updates were implemented and errors corrected.
  • The ranking determining algorithms were updated.
  • A few other minor errors were corrected.

Version 6.1.4 (Released May 7, 2010)

  • Ranking determining algorithms were updated
  • Number of minor issues were fixed

Version 6.1.3 (Released November 12, 2009)

  • Enhanced support of Windows 7.

Version 6.1.2 (Released September 30, 2009)

  • Keywords suggestions tools were updated.
  • Possibility to export extracted top URL in the Ranking section
    was implemented.
  • A few minor problems with incorrect menu items and tool buttons
    in the Ranking section were fixed.
  • Wrong behavior of the Website Scanner Wizard was corrected.
  • Several other minor problems and text issues were fixed.

Version 6.1.1 (Released May 28, 2009)

  • The problems with incorrect symbols displaying in the generated HTML reports  have been resolved.
  • Several errors causing application's crash under Windows Vista were fixed.
  • The Keyword Suggestion tools have been updated.
  • The error occurring during ranking querying of several search engines was corrected.  
  • A number of other minor errors and cosmetic issues have been corrected.

Version 6.1.0 (Released March 3, 2009)

  • Improved program performance.
  • Link-Partner-Depot section was removed.
  • Numerous other functionality improvements and minor issues fixes.

Version 6.0.7 (Released September 22, 2008)

  • The problem with not saving new generated user databases in the DB Editor was fixed.
  • The Site Optimization functions were improved.
  • The issue with incorrect icon images under Windows 2000 was fixed.

Version 6.0.5 (Released June 19, 2008)

  • Several problems with parsing HTML pages with UTF-8 encoding were resolved.
  • Improved parsing of web pages with errors in HTML code.
  • The problem with sending e-mails in the Report Search Engine Wizard was fixed.
  • Several minor problems were fixed.

Version 6.0.4 (Released March 18, 2008)

  • Support of French language added.
  • A number of minor errors was fixed.

Version 6.0.3 (Released March 13, 2008)

  • An error with incorrect detection of keywords in the page body was fixed.

Version 6.0.2 (Released January 30, 2008)

  • Improved HTML validation functionality, added support for all major HTML/XHTML DTD versions.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows Vista, in particular when the DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is activated for all programs.
  • A number of minor errors and issues was fixed.

Version 6.0.1 (Released December 19, 2007)

  • Support of ‘Engine-Friendly Mode’ for ranking queries was implemented.

Version 6 (Released December 12, 2007)

  • Improved querying and reporting sections - find out faster and with less effort where your site is listed.
  • New keyword tools help you to find the most relevant keywords for your website.
  • Generate individual reports using your own logo and formatting
  • New Project Manager: Keep all your projects up-to-date.
  • Web Robot Simulator: Learn how search engines see and index your site.
  • Improved HTML Editor with keyword density analysis and simplified introduction of meta tags.
  • New user-friendly interface using Vista style.
  • New wizards simplify a number of functions.
  • New Start Center: Quickly find the function you are looking for..
  • Numerous other innovations and features.

Version 4.0.10 (Released March 25, 2007)

  • Improved support of users with restricted rights on Windows NT/2K/XP/Vista ('standard' users on Windows Vista).
  • Improved compatibilty with some firewall types.
  • A few other minor problems have been fixed.

Version 4.0.9 (Released Februar 2, 2007)

  • Correction of Link-Partner-Depot URL.

Version 4.0.8 (Released January 23, 2007)

  • Integration of new Update Manager.

Version 4.0.7 (Released December 14, 2006)

  • The program has been made Windows Vista and Internet Explorer 7-compatible.
  • The problem with program errors in Quick Report wizard after stopping a running query has been fixed.
  • The problem in Quick Report wizard, which occurred after switching to another window with Alt+Tab has been fixed.
  • The issue with not updating a local file with a file from server in the section Optimization Data has been fixed.

Version 4.0.6 (Released September 29, 2006)

  • Improved stability and speed of queries.
  • Correction of problems with the Suggest Keywords wizard.
  • Correction of a few minor problems.

Version 4.0.5 (Released December 21, 2005)

  • Minor improvements in user interface.
  • Correction of an unlocking problem.
  • Correction of a few minor problems.

Version 4.0.4 (Released June 9, 2005)

  • Correction of problems with big search engines queries (more than 100 queries) when integrated broswer is used. Now the process of querying is faster and more robust.
  • Correction of bug with wrong Google results when a search term contains non-latin characters (for example, umlauts).
  • Correction of lost engines selection during saving/loading when it was sorted by country.
  • Correction of a few minor problems .

Version 4.0.3 (Released November 16, 2004)

  • Correction of bug which appeared in version 4.0.2 for the first time and led to the fact that URLs could not be added in the RANKING/URLs section.

Version 4.0.2 (Released November 1, 2004)

  • Minor internal program optimizations

Version 4.0.1 (Released October 20, 2004)

  • Minor internal program optimizations

Version 4 (Released September 22, 2004)

  • Improved Doorway Page Generator
  • Improved Website scanner
  • Improved user interface, more hints and information for users when operating the program
  • To-do list: list to see which sections have already been optimized and which need to be optimized
  • Improved Database Editor
  • Many other improvements


  • Correction of bug which led to the fact that on the "Optimization/Optimization analysis" page the "Analysis", "Document information" and "Hints and Warnings" tabs were not displayed.
  • Many other internal optimizations


  • Changed ranking algorithm for Google
  • Increased the number of "Max. matches" from 20 to 1000
  • Correction of a minor problem with unsaved program settings


  • Correction of bug that appeared in the 1&1 US edition
  • Extension of trial version to 30 days


  • Correction of Optimization Wizard bug which occurred with some erroneous HTML documents.


  • Correction of Update Manager bug which used to find updates all the time in certain cases.
  • Minor changes in activation wizard

Version 3.1

  • Correction of installation script issue (see FAQ 8)
  • New option “line break” added in clipboard wizard
  • Correction of bug that caused access violation when using many threads under specific circumstances
  • Program displays warnings when large fonts are used (these fonts cause incorrect view)
  • Many other detail improvements

Version 3

  • Exact ranking results due to browser simulation: That way you achieve the results as if you were searching manually.
  • Creation of doorway pages.
  • Keyword wizard generates suggestions for keywords.
  • Optimized search engines analysis for better evaluation.
  • Quick report for quicker ranking examination at search services.
  • Simultaneous optimization of several documents.
  • Examination of DMOZ category of an URL: That way you get important information about your page ranking.
  • Ranking wizard for easily optimizing your documents.
  • Graphical representation of position developments at search services.
  • Freely adjustable ranking reports, now available in three formats (table, HTML and RTF).
  • Improved way of typing URLs and keywords.
  • Automatic checks of URLs for accessability.
  • Saving and opening of URL and keywords lists.
  • Pasting URLs and keywords from clipboard.
  • Detailed checking of websites with the Analysis module.
  • Newly designed user interface.
  • Wizard for pasting keywords from clipboard.
  • New help, documentation and tutorial.
  • Many other improvements.

Version 2.1

  • Optimization browser: allows quick selection of files for optimization.
  • Improved trial version: allows testing of many functions in trial mode.
  • Corrections of bugs and other optimizations.

Version 2

  • Search engines database editor: New powerful search engines database editor.
  • Shared database with Hello Engines! Professional.
  • Scheduler to schedule tasks.
  • Customizable Status reports.
  • Editing HTML documents directly on the server.
  • Ranking history (Scheduler for automatically querying search engines and saving the results in the history).
  • Improvement of user interface.
  • New help in HTML format.