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Conductor Searchlight

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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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Conductor Searchlight

Conductor is NOT for the faint of heart. It's not for someone that only wants to monitor what their current rankings are; if that's all you're looking for, go with a cheaper cookie-cutter service.When you sign with Conductor, get ready: you've got some serious data coming your way! If you aren't going to leverage a lot of SEO data in your strategy, they're not for you. If you're ready to truly start creating SEO strategy that WINS, start the conversation now! You won't regret it!
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
6.2
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.6
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.8
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Conductor Searchlight
6.9

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.8
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
6.3
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.3

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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  • Customer Success - Every single interaction we have had with the customer success management team has felt seamless and productive.
  • Product Features - There are almost too many to feature. Whatever your strategy and set of objectives may be. There bound to be something in Searchlight to help you meet your end goals.
  • Ease of Use - The Searchlight interface is incredibly easy to pick up and use right away. The learning curve is not very steep and it caters to all SEO familiarity levels.
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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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  • I truly enjoy this platform. There was a learning curve when I first began using Searchlight, but the excellent and well-organized training sessions that Conductor provides alleviated the stress of mastering the technology.
  • Conductor has a massive suite of features, and depending on the needs of your business, you may or may not need all of these features. Identify the key areas of support that you are looking for, and work with the sales team to customize a solution that works best for you.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Conductor Searchlight9.3
Based on 6 answers
I can't imagine going back to doing my job without Conductor Searchlight.
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Usability

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Conductor Searchlight9.2
Based on 107 answers
Yes, sharing information and reducing your work are key aspects of Conductor. But I also like to dig into the numbers and data, which is also available.
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Support

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Conductor Searchlight9.8
Based on 110 answers
Onboarding is fast, and there is a success team that works with you throughout your relationship with them.
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Implementation

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Conductor Searchlight9.2
Based on 4 answers
Nothing could be as easier. If you have keyword lists you are already monitoring, they can upload all of those. If you want them to mine your site for some, they can do that. To get the most value out of the system you need to review your keywords, categorize them, and assign prime URL's. Those all take time on the client side, so be prepared to have to invest a little time yourself to get everything squared away unless you already have all of that data in a spreadsheet or something. I did not.
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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 have evaluated BrightEdge, but the roll up of valuable information is more intuitive and literally in your face once you login. The user experience moves you from one section to the other and that really helps us make better use of the tool. Ease of use and quickness of information win the day
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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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  • Conductor allows our SEO resources to provide in-depth research and optimizations for our clients in a consistent way.
  • Conductor makes business development and audit presentations easier and faster to perform, which increases the number of opportunities we can pursue.
  • Conductor allows us to provide a variety of SEO services and deliverables with a single tool. For example, content performance reporting is good enough to support content strategy services and it also has capabilities to track local SEO efforts.
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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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Conductor Searchlight

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
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