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Acquisio

25 Ratings

RavenTools

48 Ratings

Acquisio

25 Ratings
Score 6.6 out of 101

RavenTools

48 Ratings
Score 7.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Acquisio

This would not be a good solution for smaller agencies with clients with small ad spends.
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RavenTools

RavenTools attempts to amalgamate SEO, content management, social media, web analytics, e-commerce, PPC, and email marketing into one platform. I would suggest it only if you have one person doing all of those things (which you really shouldn't anyway). It doesn't really make sense for a team because there are far more robust tools available for each of those individual parts, and a free program like Google Analytics can cover the majority of those categories with added flexibility.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Acquisio
RavenTools
6.6
Keyword analysis
Acquisio
RavenTools
6.9
Backlink management
Acquisio
RavenTools
3.6
SERP ranking tracking
Acquisio
RavenTools
3.6
Page grader
Acquisio
RavenTools
8.3
Competitive analysis
Acquisio
RavenTools
7.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Acquisio
RavenTools
9.0
Site recommendations
Acquisio
RavenTools
8.7
Task management
Acquisio
RavenTools
5.7

SEO Channels

Acquisio
RavenTools
6.4
Local SEO
Acquisio
RavenTools
2.9
Social SEO
Acquisio
RavenTools
6.9
Mobile SEO
Acquisio
RavenTools
6.9
Global SEO
Acquisio
RavenTools
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Acquisio
RavenTools
9.3
Multi-domain support
Acquisio
RavenTools
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Acquisio
RavenTools
8.6

Pros

  • The Workbench does a good job of allowing you to monitor and make changes to your accounts, usually more quickly than AdWords.
  • The Performance tab of BBM allows you to quickly monitor the budget pacing for all your accounts.
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  • RavenTools has teamed up with SEO services like Moz and Magestic SEO to provide detailed data about the SEO health of your own websites as well as how they compare to your competitors' websites. I can directly compare number of backlinks, page speed, domain authority, integration of Google Analytics, presence of robots.txt files, on-site social media engagement, and home page load time. This a great way to get an idea of how your site stacks up against others and what can be done to improve it.
  • RavenTools' automated reports are mostly great (I'll cover the negatives later). You can create reports with as much data as you would like and schedule them to arrive as often as you would like. I have SEO, social media, and site performance reports delivered to my team and me every Monday covering the last 10 days, and a broader quarterly report arrives in the inboxes of a few executives once a quarter.
  • RavenTools' graphs are often easier to read and decipher than graphs found in Google Analytics. Part of the reason is the graph height. Google Analytics graphs are fairly short, so it's difficult to see smaller variations in the data. Those variations are more pronounced within RavenTools using the data.
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Cons

  • Lack of ability to manage social media ads
  • Somewhat limited number of visualizations in reports
  • Slow to add new features and respond to changes in platforms
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  • The data it gets from Webmaster Tools and Analytics is great and reporting on it is easy - however, when you're looking at the charts for keyword placement on screen the graphic can be hard to read and often I find myself just checking GWT and BWT separately for easier information if no report needs to be generated.
  • RavenTools comes with an iPhone app so you can check on your campaigns and clients when you're not at your desk, however, the app crashes quite a bit when you get to the Google Analytics portion of the screen.
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Likelihood to Renew

Acquisio5.4
Based on 6 answers
Having had sync issues several times in the past, and with the recent Flash incompatibility issue, if there was a way to generate reports that had the same high level of control and professional, streamlined look, with less time investment, we would look into it.
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RavenTools9.7
Based on 15 answers
We will definitely be renewing our use of RavenTools. They've been very helpful in showing us how to get the most out of Raven. They are also very responsive in terms of support tickets and requesting features. Along with the ability to customize modules in the reports are the top 3 reasons we will be renewing
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Usability

Acquisio6.0
Based on 2 answers
The updates they have recently made have been time consuming to keep up with
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RavenTools7.0
Based on 1 answer
Certain areas, Social Media scheduling, could stand to undergo a complete overhaul. However, most of the RavenTools interface is easy to use. You will not have any issues getting up and running and should there be an issue, the customer service is really good. They also continue to preform updates that make the usability even better
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Support

Acquisio8.2
Based on 3 answers
Within the interface there is an instant chat support feature that you can use to get help right away without having to pick up the phone or look for an email address. We have have an account manager who responds to emails quickly and is always helpful. Anytime issues require further tech support we are kept up to date on the progress of the issue and they are usually resolved the same day.
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RavenTools9.0
Based on 1 answer
RavenTools has some of the best Customer Support I have ever received. They are quick to respond and will keep you posted on the progress of your issue. You truly feel as if you are getting customized service. No human is perfect and I have had one situation in which I had to reach out multiple times, but overall I fully trust and approve of their process
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Implementation

Acquisio8.0
Based on 2 answers
I was not part of the initial implementation
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Alternatives Considered

We have started using Domo since we began using Acquisio and are extremely happy with Domo. We will continue to use Acquisio though because of the ability to directly manage paid search ads and the ability to create simple reports quickly. Also considering the cost of Domo, unless you specifically need reports with more sources of data, Acquisio is all you really need.
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I don't have a lot of experience with other tools although we have had a lot of demos of other products. We have often found that by utilizing features in Raven that we didn't know about we could have the same functionality without using another reporting tool. This allows us to continue using one integrated reporting tool.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Increased client satisfaction/retention due to the quality of the reports
  • Greater insight into performance across Google and Bing
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  • RavenTools has been invaluable in helping us improve ranking through website audits. The ease with which we can correct issues once they arise has resulted in approximately 35% increased productivity from our audit team.
  • It would be helpful if the reports were nice enough that they could be customer-facing. We have to put the data into our own reporting forms for customer presentation.
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Pricing Details

Acquisio

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

RavenTools

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details