Advanced Web Ranking

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SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise

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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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SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise

The more pages you have, the better, if you choose SeoSamba. For us, it exceeds our needs as we're not fans of excess numbers of pages just to have a lot of pages. We find that distracting as the people "living" on a website either aren't finding anything compelling or are there to learn something, not to take any real action.The best scenario to use SeoSamba in is when you want to prioritize your creative team's time to create, and not to simply do a lot of maintenance of your site(s).
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

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

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
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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  • Automates multisite SEO, so we can stay focused on great content that attracts the right audience for our two entirely different strategic business units.
  • Eliminates the surprises we used to get with other plugins when Wordpress makes unannounced changes that crash other plugins.
  • Agile, easy to use, and saves hours of time and creative resources
  • Automates metric capture: site analytics, keyword/phrase capture, search engine page results etc...in an online dashboard (and it's free).
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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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  • There's a lot more capacity to this product than we need right now, but it's also free so we'll grow into it. You do have to pay close attention to the metrics and adapt accordingly, which is the reason behind creating an inbound marketing model anyway. Just choose the metrics that matter most to you, and I do encourage you to do a lot more A/B testing than you might have with another plug-in.
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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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Prior to SeoSamba we were making manual changes. Then we started researching several possible other plugins but the reviews all said the same - that if WP made significant enough changes those plugins would become ineffective. SeoSamba's ability to automate optimization and keep up with/stay ahead of those changes was the deciding factor for us.
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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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  • Extremely positive ROI as it saved us a lot of very expensive creative time and other associated resources.
  • Positive impact was immediate as we were immediately aware of where our sites could be much better optimized and we are able to A/B test very quickly, and take immediate action on those results.
  • Remember, the #1 objective to metrics is to understand the behaviors they represent. Simply capturing reporting isn't good enough. Test, measure, analyze....rinse and repeat.
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Advanced Web Ranking Editions & Modules
Advanced Web Ranking
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SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$125*
1.  pages
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise Editions & Modules
SeoSamba for Wordpress Enterprise
Edition
SeoSamba for WordPress Webmaster
$0
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