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Advanced Web Ranking

My business works with clients from a variety of outlets, with budgets ranging from six figures down to triple digits (not kidding). There's a TON of analytical software out there, so speaking as a guy who has worked with them all (or at least quite a few) if your client is on a budget – particularly a startup – AWR is a great program to use. They've been around for a while, the desktop version is pretty bug-free and updates in real-time, and it's budget conscious.
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Bing Webmaster Tools

Bing Webmaster Tools isn't as useful of a tool as Google Webmaster, but it's still necessary to have. If you want to be found on search engines, making sure your site is indexed by all major engines (Google and Bing/Yahoo) is very important. But in most cases we really only use Bing Webmaster Tools when we absolutely have to - Google Webmaster can do everything we need it to and more and is where we live primarily.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.7
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
7.3
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
7.5
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
5.7
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
7.1
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
8.0
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
7.8
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
4.0

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.1
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
5.5
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
5.1
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.3
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
7.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.6
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Bing Webmaster Tools
6.6

Pros

  • It only costs $49/month, which is great for clients that are working with limited budgets (they're cost-conscious!)
  • Its ease of use – I've worked with plenty of cloud-based rank tracking programs before, and AWR was by far one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. I could use it on my iPad and the user-touch interface was pretty seamless.
  • The info is updated in real-time. We were able to show our clients their live data while in meetings. It made us look good, and it made our clients feel better about the service they were paying for.
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  • Make it easy to submit new pages to be crawled
  • SEO reports provide feedback on our webpages that aren't following best-practices
  • Overall there are a lot of different second-level tools that you may not know exist until you begin using it
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Cons

  • The ability of the program to produce dashboards in web page format. While it can do this, it saves them out as HTML files on your hard drive or cloud server, which makes it super hard to share with others.
  • The cloud version is a bit more expensive, which offers the same tools as the desktop, which I found a little troublesome and it didn't make sense to me.
  • Their customer service was a little lacking. I had a couple of general questions and I was on hold for about 15 minutes...which isn't good when you're in the middle of a busy workday.
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  • The user-interface isn't as friendly or appealing as Google's - very bland overall.
  • The way they present their Page Traffic report is a big turn-off. It's basically just a grid of numbers and arrows which is hard to interpret at a high level.
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Alternatives Considered

There's a ton of competition for AWR but in all honesty, if you're on a budget, I'd advise going with this one. It gets you pretty accurate results, updates their info in real time, and all for about $49/month base price. It's pretty good software for the money that you're paying
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I use Bing in conjunction with the others. You'll want to use multiple search engine tools.
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Return on Investment

  • It stayed within our client's allotted budget (which drives more business our way down the road!)
  • Updated information in real-time assures our clients that they get the most accurate information possible, as quickly as possible.
  • It's been only slightly detrimental to my workflow (which is one little drawback of the program) sometimes I have to enlist the help of a keyword generator (because i find the one with the program a bit lacking)
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  • Not really an ROI product but the ability to do more tasks than google is something that can be used as added value for clients
  • Having another search engine to do reporting on helps increase hours and client spend
  • some issues flagged in bing but not seen in google can be fixed once shown in BWT
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Bing Webmaster Tools

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details