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Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Serpstat

9 Ratings
Score 7.9 out of 101

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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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Serpstat

If you are an independent contractor or freelancer, Serpstat might be useful to you for saving on cost. As an industry tool, there are other options that will provide a larger data set with similar cost options. Though Serpstat has the potential to be a great tool, the introductory pricing vs. the value of information leaves a lot to be missed. I recommend checking out other tools before making the decision to purchase Serpstat if you are an agency or inhouse SEO.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Serpstat
7.3
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Serpstat
8.0
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Serpstat
6.7
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Serpstat
7.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Serpstat
8.0
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Serpstat
6.3
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Serpstat
8.0
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Serpstat
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Serpstat

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Serpstat
6.4
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Serpstat
6.3
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Serpstat
5.7
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Serpstat
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Serpstat
7.3

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Serpstat
8.4
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Serpstat
8.3
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Serpstat
8.5

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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  • Keyword data provided for multiple sites: this is a standard feature in lots of SEO toolsets. It's not the worst, but not the best.
  • Backlink data: the link data is ok, but suffers from the same issue as the keyword data. If you pay for 100 results per report, expect ONLY 100.
  • Rank tracking: the rank tracking is also standard. It does a good job of benchmarking progress.
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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 daily query limit is sometimes frustrating.
  • For a new person the menu system could be a bit confusing along with terminology, it would be great if there was little help icons next to each selection to help you better understand what they do.
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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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I have used Google Analytics and found it to be good, but limiting. Serpstat does have a much more transparent way to identify, and examine the wealth of SEO links that my sites have. I've tried a few other free programs online for tracking ranks and I looked into other paid versions for SEO tracking. None of them had a good balance between value for money paid. Serpstat finds a good home in value and return.
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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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  • The ROI has been fantastic, ranking is equal to new customers.
  • Discovering new markets through content marketing equals added reach.
  • Discovering new keywords, provides insight into new sales avenues.
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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
Additional Pricing Details

Serpstat

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$19*
1.  per user
Serpstat Editions & Modules
Serpstat
Edition
Plan A
$191
Plan B
$691
Plan C
$1491
Plan D
$2991
Plan E
$4991
Plan F
$9991
Plan G
$1,4991
Plan H
$2,5001
1. per user
Additional Pricing Details
Serpstat provides data for the following databases, regardless of the plan you choose: Google: UA, US, UK, CA, AU, RU, BG, LT, LV, BY, ZA Yandex: MSK, SPB, UA User seats per plan: Plan A - 10 Plan B - 100 Plan C - 500 Plan D - 1000 Plan E - unlimited Plan F - unlimited Plan G - unlimited Plan H - unlimited