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Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

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Score 7.3 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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Squirrly SEO Plugin

If you have a WordPress blog, use it. It will boost your SEO scores and rankings.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.1
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
9.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
10.0
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
5.0
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

SEO Channels

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

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.5
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Squirrly SEO Plugin
6.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Squirrly SEO Plugin
7.0

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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  • It simply works
  • It reminds you to consider keywords and tags
  • The best feature is that it’s simple to use even I can use it
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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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  • It could have better training materials as it was quite hard to figure out what to do the first time
  • Plus they seem not to segment their list as I get sales messages to buy
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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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It just works even a no tech like me can figure it - takes a while to learn but worth it for sure
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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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  • It’s improved our performance
  • Without a doubt we have a higher rank and better SEO now
  • There is nothing negative to say
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Advanced Web Ranking

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Squirrly SEO Plugin

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