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A1 Keyword Research 7.7.0 update #4 :
  • Experimental Windows support for AJAX websites. In "Scan website" select: 1) In "Crawler engine": "HTTP using "WinInet/IE". 2) In "Crawler engine": Set "Simultaneous threads" to max two. 3) In "Crawler options" Uncheck "Cutout # in internal links".

A1 Keyword Research 7.7.0 update #3 :
  • Improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 7.7.0 update #2 :
  • Improved W3C HTML, W3C CSS, Tidy and CSE integration.

A1 Keyword Research 7.7.0 update #1 :
  • Better import.
  • Export now includes support for generating simple Excel .xls files.
  • Better handling of binary file content inserted into HTML.
  • Big fix concerning custom ports when using the WinInet HTTP solution.

A1 Keyword Research 7.7.0 :
  • Support for some AMP tags.
  • Fixed an issue with GZIP compression when using WinInet HTTP crawler engine.
  • Fixed as issue with the embedded browser when running the program under WINE.
  • Various other small improvements and fixes for Windows and Mac OS X versions.

A1 Keyword Research 7.6.0 :
  • Fixes some rare but annoying problems.
  • Fixed and improvements for Mac OS X.

A1 Keyword Research 7.5.0 :
  • Rollup of many updates and improvements across Windows and Mac OSX platforms.

A1 Keyword Research 7.2.0 update #July2016 :
  • Major rollup of many updates.

A1 Keyword Research 7.2.0 :
  • Fix of write permissions related problem when generating files on Mac OS X.
  • keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X are now more "typical" for OS X users.
  • Crawler now handles invalid MIME types better in some "tricky" situations.
  • Various fixes/improvements in keywords tools functionality.

A1 Keyword Research 7.1.0 update #1 :
  • Various fixes in keywords tools functionality.

A1 Keyword Research 7.1.0 :
  • Rollup of 7 updates to 7.0.2 (HTML forms, PDF support, crawler engine etc.)
  • Various Mac OS X specific fixes for better https and unicode support.

A1 Keyword Research 7.0.2 :
  • General functionality improvements and fixes.
  • Mac OS X specific polish and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 7.0.1 :
  • Many small updates, fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 7.0.0 :
  • Native support for Mac OS X (although still to be considered "beta")
  • Miscellaneous improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.5 :
  • Fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.4 :
  • Many fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.3 :
  • Miscellaneous small improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.2 :
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.1 update #4 :
  • Improvement in position checking code.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.1 update #3 :
  • Small update in position checking configuration files.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.1 update #2 :
  • Small update in position checking configuration files.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.1 update #1 :
  • Improved the user interface for the functionality introduced in 6.0.1.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.1 :
  • Fixed an issue in a routine extracting top keywords from a list of keywords.
  • You can now sum keyword density analysis scores across multiple selected URLs.

A1 Keyword Research 6.0.0 :
  • Added a new SEO tool that can extract SEO info from a list of URLs.
  • A bug fix for pages using a rarely encountered Asian character set.
  • Many internal small code and user interface changes and fixes.
  • Now you can edit content and see text/code percentage while you do it.
  • Memory usage reduced when crawling large websites.
  • Improvements in spell checker functionality.
  • Added ".html" as a data export option for many controls.

A1 Keyword Research 5.1.0 update #3 :
  • Improved code when crawling certain (very) big Unicode pages.

A1 Keyword Research 5.1.0 update #2 :
  • Fixed an annoying issue that could happen in the embedded IE control.

A1 Keyword Research 5.1.0 update #1 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 5.1.0 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 5.0.4 :
  • Various improvements including how filters are handled.
  • Fix for when showing HTML inside embedded IE 11 browser.
  • Improved printing and reporting.
  • Some fixes in crawler engine and its options in the user interface.

A1 Keyword Research 5.0.3 :
  • Analyze website: Added tool tips for cells not big enough to show all text.
  • Analyze website: Columns menu is now shown when right clicking column headers.
  • Improvements in UI speed when using thousands of "limit-to" site scan filters.
  • Updated some keyword / search engine tools.
  • Large memory usage improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 5.0.1 :
  • Large memory usage and speed improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 5.0.0 :
  • Added support for HTTP header link/rel canonical information.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.5 :
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.4 :
  • Crawler fixes and enhancements.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.3 :
  • Further improvements in crawler engine.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.2 :
  • Fixed a (fairly recently introduced) bug that could cause the crawler to not properly crawl .css and .js URLs.
  • Improved support for crawling buggy 404 HTTP responses if configured so.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.1 :
  • Various small fixes and improvements in the tools available.
  • Fix related to regular expressions library used.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.0 update #1 :
  • Small fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 4.2.0 :
  • Fix in PCRE regex (sometimes used for filters) for empty string matches.
  • Fix related to keywords data for all pages in website.
  • Improved importing of files containing URLs.
  • Improved how imported "external" URLs were shown.
  • Did so the HTTP "referer" header would be passed when viewing URLs with A1WA
  • Had to adjust usage of PCRE regex engine on 64bit builds. (Earlier, regular expression could sometimes fail on 64bit builds.)

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.6 :
  • Fixed a "live filtering" issue which could happen when deleting items.
  • Fixed a "live filtering" issue where an extra item could sometimes show.
  • Improved support for intranet SharePoint websites.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.4 update #1 :
  • Solved a problem caused by an issue in the used Regex PCRE wrapper/library.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.4 :
  • Various small fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.3 update #4 :
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when saving position history.
  • Solved a character encoding issue with files containing positions history. (Since these can be saved in an encoding chosen by user, A1 Keyword Research now detect the file URL encoding used instead of assuming UTF-8)

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.3 update #3 :
  • Added a new option to the "position [check]" module.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.3 update #2 :
  • Some small fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.3 update #1 :
  • Some small improvements and fixes in the "position [analysis]" module.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.3 :
  • Fixed a critical bug in usage of the new PCRE/regex engine used some places.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.2 :
  • Various fixes for rare import and rare CSV export problems.
  • Did so the crawler fills in "referer" HTTP header.
  • Switched regex engine (used various places) to a PCRE/Perl compatible one.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.1 :
  • Small fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.0 update #1 :
  • Small fix concerning how start search paths are sometimes automatically added based on other configuration settings.

A1 Keyword Research 4.1.0 :
  • Improvements in handling of HTTP response "location" header containing non-percentage-encoded unicode characters in the "redirect-to" URL.
  • Added new option in user interface, so all found URLs can be viewed easily as both unicode characters and their corresponding URL percentage encoding.
  • Improvements in handling and crawling AJAX websites.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.9 update #1 :
  • Further improvements in AJAX handling and crawling

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.9 :
  • Improvements in AJAX handling in crawler engine.
  • Fixed an issue in the crawler engine that could occur under heavy load.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.8 update #1 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes in keyword density scoring.
  • Added a new keyword density scoring type called "Merged".

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.8 :
  • Memory improvements.
  • Various small improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed bug in "quick filter" behavior.
  • Improved URL list text / CSV / XML file import.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.7 :
  • Fixed bug in position analysis keyword density scoring.
  • New quick filter feature: Only search in URL response related columns.
  • Made "quick filter" case insensitive.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.6 :
  • Added "H1" and "H2" columns.
  • Added word count column.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.5 :
  • Small bug fix in WinInet HTTP handler.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.4 update #1 :
  • Split "Max simultaneous connections and threads" into two separate options. You can find the options in "Scan website | Crawler engine".
  • Set default in "Crawler engine | Default path type and handler" to WinInet.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.4 :
  • Made it easy to increase the default delays when performing position checks. (You can see the new option in "Positions [check]".)
  • Improved the "Position [analysis]" tool with a new column, total results.
  • Added new "diff" tool in "Keywords and lists".
  • Did so keyword position, analysis and suggest tools can use proxy. (Settings defined in "General options" tab, "Internet crawler".)

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.3 :
  • Memory usage improvements.
  • Website scan progress now also shows "jobs waiting" and "jobs done" counts.
  • Various improvements in the crawler engine.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.2 [update #1] :
  • Improved "position analysis" to allow higher number of results.
  • Fixed an issue that could ocur when saving "position analysis" history.
  • Added buttons to make it quicker to exclude websites in position history.
  • Did so all generated .csv files correspond to the import/export CSV options. (So one can pick a format supported by e.g. Excel, Calc or a Database system.)
  • Various fixes and improvements in the keyword research and rank checker tools.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.2 :
  • Small improvements in site crawler engine.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.1 :
  • Added more search engine country/language variations.
  • Some crawler enhancements.

A1 Keyword Research 4.0.0 :
  • Installer now includes a 64bit A1 Keyword Research 4.x executable which is installed on Windows 64bit systems. (Increases website scan capacity!)
  • Like earlier versions of A1 Keyword Research: On Windows 32bit systems, the 32bit version of the A1 Keyword Research 4.x executable is installed.
  • A bunch of other small improvements included in this first 4.0 release.
  • Future development will go into 4.x branch. Registered users of earlier versions are eligible to either free or discounted upgrades. More info: http://www.microsystools.com/products/keyword-research/upgrade.php

A1 Keyword Research 3.5.1 :
  • Various improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 3.4.6 :
  • Various improvements in handling Javascript.
  • Fixed a problem with sorting certain website data columns.

A1 Keyword Research 3.4.5 :
  • Crawler engine improvements.
  • Installation now also includes a Win98/NT4 compatible executable.

A1 Keyword Research 3.4.4 :
  • Crawler engine improvements.
  • Other keyword tool improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.4.0 :
  • A good bunch of underlying program improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.6 :
  • Misc. keyword tool improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.5 :
  • Wide range of keyword analyzer tool improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.4 :
  • Various small improvements in keyword analyzer tool.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.3 :
  • Fixed various bugs.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.2 :
  • Fixed a bug in keyword analysis code. (Introduced in 3.3.1)

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.1 :
  • Various small improvements in keyword analyzer tools.
  • Can now analyze top keywords for all pages in a website in one website crawl.

A1 Keyword Research 3.3.0 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes in SEO keyword analyzer.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.9 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes in UI.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.8 :
  • Various enhancements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.7 :
  • Fixed a minor CSS parsing issue in website crawler.
  • Slightly changed how HTTP content response streams get handled.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.6 :
  • Various search engine position checking enhancements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.5 :
  • Ability to check which website URLs are indexed in a search engine.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.4 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.3 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.2 :
  • Lots of improvements to crawler including new options and features.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.1 :
  • Added more command line parameters.
  • various additions and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.2.0 :
  • Various fixes.
  • Added lots of new localized search engine variations.
  • Added new search types.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.7 :
  • Fixed various issues.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.6 :
  • Fixed various issues.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.5 :
  • Fixed a bug that could happen when changing language.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.4 :
  • Faster project load.
  • Faster website crawl stop.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.3 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Keyword Research 3.1.0 :
  • Fixed bug in WinInet HTTP engine crawler support.
  • Various program and crawler engine fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.9 :
  • Various improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.6 :
  • Improved detection of HTML5 and XML tags that designate "charset" values.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.5 :
  • Added automation of position check and competition checking.
  • Improved visuals of position check and competition checking.
  • Added some Alexa data for competition checking.
  • Added spinner syntax "spintax" to keyword explosion tools.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.4 :
  • Various crawler enhancements.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.3 :
  • Fixed an issue on handling a specifc kind of malformed HTML comment.
  • Improved both "analysis" and "output filters "limit to". It now supports strings, paths and regex, i.e. now supports the same as "exclude filters".

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.2 :
  • Various keyword research tool improvements and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.1 :
  • Fixed issues and improved keyword research tools in various ways.

A1 Keyword Research 3.0.0 :
  • Program is now complete Unicode inside meaning it can handle websites mixing multiple languages of Eastern and Far Eastern origin in the same website.
  • Lots of small fixes and improvements. (And more coming soon.)

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.9 :
  • Again tweaked the code I introduced in 2.3.7.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.8 :
  • Fixed a bug in version 2.3.7 introduced code which purpose was to scan and "disable" invalid null bytes inside the response content stream. (Useful for some websites.)
  • Updated to latest HTTP Indy library version which give some speed increase compared to the one used in version 2.3.7.
  • Various small crawler speed improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.7 :
  • Fixed issue with disabled configuration dropdowns with pre-configured values.
  • Minor fixes and improvements.
  • Added "+" button in keyword list tool. Is useful in e.g. Google Adwords.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.6 :
  • Improved automatic root path alias algorithm.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.5 :
  • Improved competition analysis to check multiple phrases at once.
  • Fixed an issue when deleting URIs while in "flat" view mode.
  • Improved keyword analysis code a few places.
  • Fixed export issue with cells containing quotes.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.4 :
  • Fixed a bug in "time edit" controls that could happen with "zero" values.
  • Fixed a rare error/crash issue on program closedown.
  • Improved page crawl and keyword analysis code a few places.
  • Various minor user interface improvements, e.g. in "replace text" dialog.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.3 :
  • Improved "extended data" XML file storage. (Takes less space on disk now.)
  • Small improvement in built-in translation tool.
  • Fixed minor issue in crawler.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.2 :
  • Fixed a bug when selecting a different language in "Lingua".
  • Improved language files translation tool in About dialog.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.1 :
  • Fixed a bug where paths could be shown incorrectly sometimes in scan results.
  • Added a fallback solution where crawler tries to extract date information from URL paths.
  • Added multi-select support so one could mass delete and edit data of found website URLs, e.g. importance values or similar.
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 2.3.0 :
  • Various bug fixes.
  • Added some new columns in "Website data view", e.g. "Linked by".
  • Made is easier to make groups of columns visible.
  • Added filtering support of "Website data view".
  • Made CSV export support all of above.
  • All of above makes it easy to make CSV reports viewable in e.g. Excel.

A1 Keyword Research 2.2.2 :
  • Fixed an issue where URL encoding also "cleaned" GET part of URLs. Examples: 1) "&&" became "&" 2) "?&" became "?".
  • Fixed an issue with URLs using multiple anchor "#" and "?" characters.

A1 Keyword Research 2.2.1 :
  • Fixed bug with validators running in browser window.
  • New and improved help.

A1 Keyword Research 2.2.0 :
  • Lots of small bug fixes and improvements.
  • Speed and memory usage improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.7 :
  • Fixed a bug in code handling form input radio elements.
  • Small fix in crawler in how some URLs get resolved.
  • Various small fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.6 :
  • Minor bug fix in crawler engine.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.5 :
  • Can now extract some URLs from Flash if Adobe swf2html.exe is available.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.4 :
  • Added new data to competition analysis and added support for Google Adwords.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.3 :
  • Now features an optional alternative HTTP engine using Windows API.
  • Various bug fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.2 :
  • Some fixes in crawler engine of keyword tool.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.1 :
  • Some improvements in keyword research tool.

A1 Keyword Research 2.1.0 :
  • Various usability improvements.
  • Added new functionality and export options to "Position [History]".

A1 Keyword Research 2.0.4 :
  • Various improvements and fixes in keyword research program.

A1 Keyword Research 2.0.3 :
  • Various fixes in keyword research tool.

A1 Keyword Research 2.0.2 :
  • Various small issues fixed.

A1 Keyword Research 2.0.1 :
  • Chinese translation by Xiong.
  • Various small issues fixed.

A1 Keyword Research 2.0.0 :
  • Many improvements and feature enhancements.
  • For information about free subscription upgrades vs discounted paid upgrades, click any of the "upgrade" links. There you can also find the latest keyword research 1.x.x version available for download.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.5 :
    Various enhancements in the website crawling parts of keyword research tools.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.4 :
  • Added support for custom request headers during website scan.
  • Various enhancements, e.g. in website crawler.
  • Serbian translation by Goran Nešic, http://www.readyonpcshop.com
  • Dutch/Belgian translation by Dries Hauwaert, http://www.1001tips.be
  • Improved keyword research project loading speed and memory usage.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.3 :
  • Fixed an issue in raw text keyword density analyzer.
  • Some speed improvements in certain cases.
  • Improvements in registration process.
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.2 :
    Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.1 :
    Various updates and fixes.

A1 Keyword Research 1.2.0 :
  • Various fixes and improvements in website crawler engine and program.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.9 :
  • Improved position check history functionality.
  • Fixed some issues with crawler and output filters.
  • Added crawler and output depth filters.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.8 :
  • Fixed a couple of issues in Javascript parser.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.7 :
  • Improved on search engine positions history functionality, mainly filtering.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.6 :
  • Fixed a small issue when using multiple root directory aliases.
  • Added MIME type website scan "output" filters in website crawl functionality.
  • Added string/path/regex website scan "output" filters.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.5 :
  • Recoded the keyword density analysis tool. It now includes support for e.g. "title" attribute in all HTML tags. It is now also much faster.
  • Lots of updates here and there, improvements and bug fixes.
  • Added MIME type crawler filters for website scan functionality.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.4 :
  • Fixed a potential issue that could happen when removing found URLs after scan.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.3 :
  • Better pause and resume scam functionality.
  • Crawler now support robots.txt wildcards * in disallow.
  • Various crawler fixes and enhancements, e.g. increased speed.
  • Saving projects will no longer cause memory usage to spike.
  • User interface consistency and usablity improved a few places.
  • Ukranian translation by Anatoly Melnyk, http://prybyralnyk.com.ua

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.2 :
  • Fixes and improvements, mostly in crawler engine.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.1 :
  • Russian translation by Dead J. Dona, http://deadjdona.co.ua
  • Lots of various fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 1.1.0 :
  • Made the "Lingua" menu more easy to under for first-time users.
  • Fixed an issue that could occur on some non-English websites.
  • Various small optimization and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.9 :
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.8 :
  • Added some more search engines to keyword SERPs position checking tool.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.7 :
  • Various crawler engine and bug fixes enhancements.
  • Improved the user interface further of the keyword research tools.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.6 :
  • Made options concerning session/user ID variables better and more logical.
  • Fixed and improved various things in the builtin translation and tool.
  • Fixed a bug introduced during 1.0.4 development that could sometimes occur during website crawling, in particular with websites not supporting HEAD requests.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.5 :
  • Found a bug that could sometimes occur during website crawling, particular with very slow websites. (Timing issue with thread pool and cached data.)

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.4 :
  • Made almost all keyword tools more robust and improved functionality.
  • Heavy research into improving memory usage and speed during website scan. Both areas have been significantly improved and more will come in the future.
  • General website crawling and program user interface improvements.
  • Improved the help file.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.3 :
  • Overall improvements in all keyword research and website analysis tools.
  • Can now show the title for all pages found in website scan. This is handy when working on search engine optimize an entire website.
  • Many improvements in crawler engine and options.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.2 :
  • Miscellaneous updates.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.1 :
  • Fixed a critical issue that could prevent startup on systems using Windows XP with classic themes. Thanks to those who reported it.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause access violations when fetching keywords.

A1 Keyword Research 1.0.0 (14th of May 2007) :
  • First public release


     
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