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Ahrefs

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Conductor Searchlight

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Ahrefs

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Conductor Searchlight

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

Ahrefs gives a good snapshot of inbound links, and has an incredibly large web index. This makes for quick identification of trends, but inaccuracy must always be considered within such a large dataset. When comparing other backlink tools, it's important to look into their process of discovering and indexing links to ensure that you get the most accurate picture for decision-making and strategy. In comparision to most other tools, Ahrefs link counts usually seem drastically inflated.
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Conductor Searchlight

Conductor is NOT for the faint of heart. It's not for someone that only wants to monitor what their current rankings are; if that's all you're looking for, go with a cheaper cookie-cutter service.When you sign with Conductor, get ready: you've got some serious data coming your way! If you aren't going to leverage a lot of SEO data in your strategy, they're not for you. If you're ready to truly start creating SEO strategy that WINS, start the conversation now! You won't regret it!
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
Conductor Searchlight
6.2
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
Conductor Searchlight
9.6
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
Conductor Searchlight
8.8
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
Conductor Searchlight
6.9

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.8
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.1
Conductor Searchlight
6.3
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
Conductor Searchlight
9.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
Conductor Searchlight
9.3

Pros

  • Keyword search: know your strengths and weakness of keywords
  • Content explore: you can see what great content is out there
  • Compare your site with your competitors
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  • Customer Success - Every single interaction we have had with the customer success management team has felt seamless and productive.
  • Product Features - There are almost too many to feature. Whatever your strategy and set of objectives may be. There bound to be something in Searchlight to help you meet your end goals.
  • Ease of Use - The Searchlight interface is incredibly easy to pick up and use right away. The learning curve is not very steep and it caters to all SEO familiarity levels.
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Cons

  • Ahrefs does not have a feature similar to the Topical tagging in Majestic. Adding that would be a big improvement.
  • Pricing: Ahrefs is just plain *expensive* compared to competing products.
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  • I would like to see a tab for the training courses in the main bar. This isn't easy to find at first.
  • More filters based on areas of interest/profession would be helpful
  • The ability to download information from workspaces into one report that includes graphs or export to powerpoint would be amazing.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
We use it daily, no need to change a good thing
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Conductor Searchlight9.3
Based on 6 answers
I can't imagine going back to doing my job without Conductor Searchlight.
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Usability

Ahrefs7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ahrefs is very easy to use - you can jump right in and understand most of the assets. Overall, the dashboard snapshots give a very good picture of inbound link activity. For deeper analysis of historical trends, the system can become cumbersome, making it hard to do full work without exporting and reformatting the data.
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Conductor Searchlight9.2
Based on 108 answers
InsightStream makes finding the most important data as easy as reading a newsfeed. Workspace is an amazing feature that allows our team to collaborate and communicate more efficiently and see the data that is critical to their daily tasks. Conductor Searchlight is easy enough to use on it's own, but when there's a specific task you are trying to do and don't know how their training and customer support is second to none.
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Support

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Conductor Searchlight9.8
Based on 111 answers
When first using Conductor Searchlight, I had many questions. The Conductor team was so incredibly helpful and friendly! They respond quickly and professionally to everything you can throw at them. When you don't understand something specific that easily, you can schedule a call with a team manager for special guidance! It's like having your own personal customer support person at your fingertips!
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Implementation

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Conductor Searchlight9.2
Based on 4 answers
I definitely recommend their professional services for getting started. It got our account 90% of the way to where we needed to be in order to gain value from it. In fact, I'd suggest that with few exceptions (such as, you have a staff that is already familiar with the platform and doesn't need any help), the quick start services over the first 30-90 days should be a standard part of onboarding with any new client. It definitely got us to the point of gaining ROI from the solution and, in turn, will make it easier to justify renewal and continued investment in it.
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Alternatives Considered

Actually, I still use SEMRush and BrightLocal. Majestic, though, just didn't compare and certainly didn't have all the features that Ahrefs offers.
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Agency Analytics did not have the full fledged functionality that Conductor did. It's keyword rank tracking capabilities were decent but not anywhere near what Conductors do. It also did not have any functionality in ideating content. The similarities stand in the integrations that could be handled through both platforms. I've only briefly evaluated BrightEdge but it seems pretty similar to Conductor from what I was able to use.
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Return on Investment

  • Ahrefs makes me able to perform my work faster and more comprehensively than other tools.
  • Ahrefs allows me to stop using tools that I would otherwise have to spend money on e.g. Majestic
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  • CS has helped guide our organization in what content is driving most of our organic traffic and has helped us focus our efforts and only optimize where it will make the biggest difference.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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

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Conductor Searchlight

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

Conductor Searchlight More Information