The Story of Sistrix

The sistrix.com domain
2002
In 2002 Johannes Beus registered the sistrix.com domain and started publishing regular news, opinion and the first SISTRIX SEO data and tools.
The SISTRIX Toolbox.
2008
In 2008 Johannes Beus launched the SISTRIX Toolbox which rapidly became a market-leader, and a reference for measuring SEO in Germany.
The SISTRIX API interface
2009
Freedom for the data! With the addition of the XML and JSON API in 2009, customers were able to integrate their own tools with the SISTRIX data-set.
Data for Europe
2010
In 2010, 4 new european coutries joined the SISTRIX data-set. Visibility data from France, Italy, Spain and UK is still available in the Toolbox today.
Optimizer
2012
The Optimizer takes regular SEO chores and automates them. It begins life with its regular checks for on-page problems and highlights areas where improvements can be made.
SISTRIX Smart
2013
SISTRIX Smart is introduced to helop smaller websites with on-page analysis and optimisaion tips. The free tool becomes a starting-point for small websites starting their SEO work.
SISTRIX LinkRating
2014
Links have always been an important Google ranking factor. LinkRating was introduced to analyse site backlinks and to return a list of potential issues and opportunities.
More new countries
2015
The selection of countries covered by SISTRIX is vastly expanded. At this point, SISTRIX now has data for 13 countries.
Seolytics aquisition.
2016
With the aquisition of the Hamburg-based company Seolytics, SISTRIX strengthens its position as the market leader in Germany.
Amazon data
2017
When it comes to online shopping, Amazon is number-one, which is why, since 2017, SISTRIX has been collecting data from Amazon Germany, and making it available to all.
The future!
2018
Stay tuned for new developments!