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Conductor Searchlight

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Searchlight is well suited for any e-commerce company that is looking to improve their search results. I really can't think of a company that wouldn't benefit fro using the platform so long as they have a team to use it and carry out the content creation. It would be less appropriate for a team that does not have have the bandwidth to be in the platform and utilize it. That is where I would suggest managed services.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
4.9
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
9.5
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.0
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Conductor Searchlight
7.0

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.3
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Conductor Searchlight
5.9
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
9.6
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Conductor Searchlight
9.4

Pros

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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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Conductor Searchlight

  • Keyword ranking - getting stats weekly on what keywords we are ranking for on 1st page and what the rank changes are is very useful insights that I don't even have to go look for. Wonderful that they are just delivered to my inbox.
  • Content Improvement Suggestions - this is great for when you know you want to keep improving but need some thought starters on where to start.
  • Account Success team is very hands on and informative. Having this hands on help that's essentially an extension of our team has been very helpful in getting us adjusted to the platform and helping guide us to sections of the platform we could be utilizing more. They also come up with great suggestions.
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Cons

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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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Conductor Searchlight

  • We track backlinks every week for our executive team, Conductor doesn't have an easy way right now to find this information. However, our account management team has been fantastic and has been providing this information for us every week.
  • Getting set up in Conductor is time consuming and takes some effort internally, but is primarily done by the Conductor team. It may be worth having longer strategy sessions with the teams for a shorter implementation time.
  • Market Share only shows your market share within your tracked keywords. I think it would be beneficial to see how we rank against our competitors on keywords we're not tracking. This may expose some keywords we're not tracking that we should be tracking.
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Likelihood to Renew

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
No answers yet
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Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.2
Based on 6 answers
I can't imagine going back to doing my job without Conductor Searchlight.
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Usability

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.2
Based on 122 answers
Searchlight is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. Coming from someone who doesn't have much time in my day to be learning new systems, Conductor is very usable. The InsightStream helps me get a quick look at how we're doing and any major events that have an effect on our web performance. I usually log in first thing every morning just to do a temperature check to see how we're doing. As far as workspaces, this is the main function I use and I love them! They update within the workspace so each week and I get automated reports.
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Support

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.8
Based on 125 answers
The support at Conductor Searchlight is amazing. They go out of their way in order to make sure that you are using the platform to the best of your ability.
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Implementation

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I definitely recommend their professional services for getting started. It got our account 90% of the way to where we needed to be in order to gain value from it. In fact, I'd suggest that with few exceptions (such as, you have a staff that is already familiar with the platform and doesn't need any help), the quick start services over the first 30-90 days should be a standard part of onboarding with any new client. It definitely got us to the point of gaining ROI from the solution and, in turn, will make it easier to justify renewal and continued investment in it.
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Alternatives Considered

Advanced Web Ranking

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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Conductor Searchlight

I have not used a similar platform
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Return on Investment

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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 Searchlight

  • Setting automatic reports to deliver to clients on a scheduled basis is valuable not only to the clients who like to be kept in the loop about their rankings on a biweekly basis but enables our team to focus on production and performance while Conductor gives us a hand with reporting.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

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