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Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Link Research Tools

13 Ratings
Score 5.3 out of 101

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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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Link Research Tools

If you have any problems with your rankings or a decrease in ranking position within google it is very good to make an Link Audit with the Link Research Tools. Then you Screen all Links manually and setup your disavow-file easily. With the Link Detox Boost you gain Rankings back so fast. The last time we used it for a client, we got back the rankings within a week to 170 Positions within the Top Ten, even Position 1.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Link Research Tools
7.9
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Link Research Tools
7.8
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Link Research Tools
8.6
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Link Research Tools
6.3
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Link Research Tools
7.3
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Link Research Tools
8.8
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Link Research Tools
8.9
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Link Research Tools
8.5
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Link Research Tools
7.2

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Link Research Tools
8.5
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Link Research Tools
8.9
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Link Research Tools
8.2
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Link Research Tools
8.2
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Link Research Tools
8.8

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Link Research Tools
8.7
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Link Research Tools
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Link Research Tools
8.8

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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  • Ability to create the most thorough link profile reports in minutes.
  • Has a great competitor analysis, to help understand how we can better leverage our link building to out perform them.
  • The built in Disavow tool is always handy to have around within the dashboard.
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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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  • Adding short how-to videos for creating reports on help pages
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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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LinkResearchTools is much more advanced in analyzing links. Period. All the other mentioned tools have many useful features for SEO but LRT is definitely the way to go for backlink analysis, link building, and competition analysis. They also offer very nice and quality courses for improving SEO knowledge. I already attended one of them and I am very satisfied with the knowledge I gained.
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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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  • When we removed Google Manual Penalty, SEO visibility went up and we saw some sales increase
  • We now have cleaner and healthier backlink portfolio and not in danger of any radical Google interventions
  • We now know in advance which websites are good to build links on - this is not only good for traffic but for SEO visibility and at the end for sales overall
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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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Link Research Tools

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