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Rio SEO

2 Ratings

Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Rio SEO

2 Ratings
Score 7.8 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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Rio SEO

If you have a business with more than 20 locally serving locations you know how important local searches are. RIO SEO will help syndicate your information and their robust toolkit will help those types of businesses be successful online. Their all in one dashboard lets the user control every location without having to log in to multiple dashboards to make a change in Google, then Bing, then Yelp, etc.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Rio SEO
10.0
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Rio SEO
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Rio SEO
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Rio SEO
10.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Rio SEO
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Rio SEO
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Rio SEO
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Rio SEO
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Rio SEO

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Rio SEO
10.0
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Rio SEO
10.0
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Rio SEO
10.0
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Rio SEO
10.0
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Rio SEO
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Rio SEO
10.0
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Rio SEO
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Rio SEO
10.0

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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  • Their software is really amazing and does the job well and in a routine manner.
  • Their support staff is beyond amazing, hands down the best support I've gotten from any company in any industry.
  • The proactively find issues and bring them to our attention so we can work with our clients on getting results.
  • The renewal process is painless and they help us with reporting to build a case for renewal and retaining the client.
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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 dashboard could be a bit more user-friendly. It takes some training to get used to.
  • Keys/legends in the sidebar and in exports to help explain what different sections are for the "laymen" that aren't in this industry 24/7.
  • Having a "suggested changes" like what Moz.com/local has in their backend for photos/additional categories. Something that can help the user be more proactive rather than "here's where you're at" a "here's what you can do to improve" would help.
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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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RIO SEO is heads, shoulders, the entire body, ahead of Local Market Launch. We used Local Market Launch before RIO and it was one of the worst years of my life. The support was non-existent, their syndication was lackluster and they messed up our contracts enough times to frustrate us and the clients. I cannot express in enough words my disdain for that service and how much of a refreshing change it was to work with a company like RIO that cared as much about our client success as we did.
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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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  • They have helped us retain several big clients over the years which in turn has helped bring in several other clients.
  • Their tools allow us, a small boutique agency, to operate like a big agency.
  • Our local listing clients have been much happier with our switch to RIO which has allowed us to focus on other areas for them instead of just the syndication.
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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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Rio SEO

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