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Score 6.7 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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast is well suited for any website or small business trying to sell products or rank higher on search engines. Great content is important, but if SEO is poor, you won't rank. This plugin is probably not needed by anyone with a smaller presence that is looking to just have a personal blog that they share with a few people. There would be no need for the extra code bloat in that case.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
4.9
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.5
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.9
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.6
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.2
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.2
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.7
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
7.5

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.0
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.7
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.8
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
9.1
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins
8.6

Pros

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Helps improve posts. What we love most is that is instantly analyzes each post and gives us feedback up to the second. We know what needs to be corrected before we even publish the post or page.
  • Suggests keywords to add to pages. Keywords are the most important part if you are trying to rank on Google. This is what people search for to find specific sites. If you have properly implemented your keyword within your content, you rank higher. Yoast points out when you are not using it enough and suggests that you add it if the page is lacking.
  • Helps keep meta tags updated. This is something we didn't know was so important until using Yoast. The plugin does a great job of helping us keep our meta tags correct on each page to accurately tell the search engines what content is on that page.
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Cons

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • It could be more lightweight. We have noticed that things run a bit more slowly one we installed Yoast. We understand it offers a lot in the plugin, but it does seem to be quite bulky.
  • Premium version is needed to have advanced SEO settings. This is expected because the plugin is very useful and they need to make money. However, there are constant banners asking you to upgrade to premium (costs money) and you will need to do so if you intend to take full control of your Wordpress SEO. Some may not be able to afford this if just starting out.
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Likelihood to Renew

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
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Usability

Advanced Web Ranking

No score
No answers yet
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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
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Alternatives Considered

Advanced Web Ranking

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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Ultimate SEO is a pretty good plugin, but it's really meant more for the "power-user" SEO person. For the average user I've found from feedback to be too complicated.
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Return on Investment

Advanced Web Ranking

  • 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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Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Less time spent manually updating information
  • SEO best practices
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

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