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UpCity

2 Ratings

Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

UpCity

2 Ratings
Score 7.5 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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UpCity

For our purposes, UpCity is well suited to our small business clients that are looking to improve their SEO. We have had a good partnership with UpCity to provide consulting and copywriting services for local search, social media and reputation management for our clients, and their software and reporting helps us show ROI to our clients.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
UpCity
6.6
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
UpCity
9.0
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
UpCity
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
UpCity
8.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
UpCity
5.0
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
UpCity
4.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
UpCity
5.0
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
UpCity
5.5
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
UpCity
8.5

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
UpCity
8.4
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
UpCity
9.5
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
UpCity
7.0
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
UpCity
8.0
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
UpCity
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
UpCity
8.3
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
UpCity
9.5
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
UpCity
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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  • The UpCity platform is easy to use and simple to understand.
  • UpCity helps our agency by providing high quality copywriting for blogs and websites, as well as detailed research and analysis using their software.
  • The UpCity SEO report card tool is a helpful sales tool for generating leads.
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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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  • Would like to see more detailed automated reporting especially regarding traffic data.
  • Would like to see more details around competitive analysis.
  • Would like the capability to see report card data for more than one keyword.
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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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We selected UpCity primarily because of the ongoing services they provide. The UpCity software is a simple platform that enables us to easily show progress and ROI to our clients.
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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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  • UpCity has had a positive impact on our marketing agency by providing ongoing services such as research, analysis and copywriting.
  • UpCity software offers a simple platform for us to show ROI to our clients.
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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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UpCity

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