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Web CEO

19 Ratings

Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

Web CEO

19 Ratings
Score 8.1 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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Web CEO

This tool can be great for some pay per click (PPC) tasks, but I wouldn't get this if you are solely a PPC marketer. This really is more a SEO software suite. There is a big difference. If you are considering purchasing this ask yourself the following:
  • Are you wanting to track and report upon traffic?
  • Are you needing to monitor your backlinks and clean up bad backlink profiles?
  • Are you needing to track your keywords (down to a local level) rankings?
  • Are you looking for great reporting?
  • Are you looking for an awesome SEO audit tool?
If you answered yes to any of those questions above then Web CEO is the #1 tool I would recommend.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Web CEO
8.0
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
Web CEO
7.0
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Web CEO
7.3
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Web CEO
8.0
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Web CEO
9.0
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Web CEO
7.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Web CEO
9.7
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Web CEO
9.0
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Web CEO
6.5

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Web CEO
8.7
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Web CEO
9.3
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Web CEO
8.3
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Web CEO
8.3
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Web CEO
8.7

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Web CEO
8.8
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Web CEO
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Web CEO
9.0

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 support team at WEB CEO are probably one of the best we have come across! They are always on the ball and answer all and any questions we have within a quick timeframe!
  • The on-page optimisations and page scores go quite in depth allowing you to understand what is holding a page back. You can also customise what you want the on-page optimisations to be. There are settings to turn off a ranking factor, extremely handy for certain projects!
  • The internal link structure analysis is extremely useful to help see your most authoritative pages. This enables you to help direct your links to your most important pages and see what pages are linked together.
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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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  • Exporting reports from Web CEO to CSV or Excel could use some work in terms of formatting. The reports usually need a lot of tweaking to look right and reuse in other client reporting.
  • We find that Bing rankings are sometimes inaccurate or pick up errors while running.
  • The ability to export historical data and put it on someone's else's Web CEO account would be huge. Sometimes clients transition to other people with a Web CEO account and the data isn't easily transferrable.
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Web CEO9.7
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Web CEO has helped me become more organized and is great for getting relevant reports with minimal effort.
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Usability

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Web CEO8.5
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The UI is awesome and the recently redesigned the entire product. This isn't like Hootsuite which stays stagnant for years. It looks modern and functions like a modern tool. It can be a little sluggish at times but that is partially due to it querying so much amazing data at once :)
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Support

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Web CEO8.3
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Web CEO's support is amazing. They call them "Support Angels." :) They have always responded within 12 hours and they don't sugar coat anything. If there was a bug, they give you a straight answer and tell you it was a bug and they have their developers working on it. They also have had 0 downtime in over a year that I have been using them.
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Implementation

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Web CEO7.9
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You can start using Web CEO in under 5 minutes so the implementation is very minimal. Simply setup your projects for your sites, hook them up to Google Analytics and your good to go. You can start analyzing data and viewing keyword tracking results in no time at all.
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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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Web CEO is just as effective as any tool out there. The main focus is on website performance related to keywords and other SEO indicators (back links, content marketing, visitor data). The company is loyal to their customers and are regularly providing updates and improvements to the software.
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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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  • Backlinks growth
  • Full and Fast SEO Audit
  • Rapid Keyword Analysis and Research
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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

Web CEO

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Web CEO Editions & Modules
Web CEO
Edition
StartUp
$991
Corporate
$1991
Agency Fixed
$4991
Agency Unlimited
99 + scanning fees1
1. mo
Additional Pricing Details
STARTUP Plan: 5 active projects 200 keywords in Rank Tracker; 5,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 10,000 backlinks analyzed; 15,000 competitor backlinks analyzed. CORPORATE Plan: 25 active projects; 500 keywords in Rank Tracker; 125,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 150,000 backlinks analyzed; 125,000 competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website. AGENCY FIXED Plan: 50 active projects; 2,000 keywords in Rank Tracker; 1,250,000 pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; 2,500,000 backlinks analyzed; 250,000 competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website; Branded SEO tools on your custom domain. AGENCY UNLIMITED Plan: Unlimited projects ($2 per project + scanning fees); Unlimited keywords in Rank Tracker; Unlimited pages to scan with the SEO Auditor; Unlimited backlinks analyzed; Unlimited competitor backlinks analyzed; An SEO audit button on your website; Branded SEO tools on your custom domain; SEO API.