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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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Majestic SEO

It is very well suited when trying to figure out if a website is spammy or uses deceptive practices. This helps to make sure you are only associating with websites in good standing
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Majestic SEO
7.9
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Majestic SEO
7.2
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Majestic SEO
9.5
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Majestic SEO
8.3
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Majestic SEO
8.4
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Majestic SEO
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Majestic SEO
7.8
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Majestic SEO
6.8
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Majestic SEO
6.0

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Majestic SEO
8.3
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Majestic SEO
8.2
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Majestic SEO
7.5
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Majestic SEO
7.9
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Majestic SEO
9.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Majestic SEO
9.0
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Majestic SEO
9.4
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Majestic SEO
8.7

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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  • Backlink research.
  • Competitor research.
  • Tracking backlinks.
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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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  • Many competitors to Majestic are adding the same functionality as Majestic, so it makes it hard to keep all the tools when they all have similar functionality.
  • The Trust Flow and Topical Trust Flow are based on the Majestic standards. It would be nice if there was a standard practice to creating these SEO Ranks that could be used universally.
  • There are extra features such as Subnets and IPs that I've never really found useful, but that doesn't mean they aren't. I would prefer if Majestic could stick to implementing new features for backlink acquisition if possible.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Majestic SEO10.0
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Once you've grown accustomed to the depth and accuracy of Majestic's crawl, it's hard to consider paying for anything else (or settling for free options). SEMRush and MOZ can get you somewhere, but in the right hands, a tool as powerful as Majestic can do a lot for a business's link building strategy.
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Support

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Majestic SEO9.0
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I have had very few support issues with Majestic. When I have had issues, they've been small and resolved quickly
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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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Majestic is best used in conjunction with a tool like Moz and SEMRush. Although it can be used by itself, it is difficult to work with unless you really know what you're looking for and how to use that data when you find it
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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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  • great return when you are pitching SEO services
  • great ability to compare domain strength vs. competitors.
  • Pennies on the dollar when you consider the value of a new SEO client!
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

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

Majestic SEO

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