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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

When you can afford it Ahrefs is the most capable of all its competitors. However, it requires someone who really understands SEO and is willing to put in the time to learn the tool and make use of everything. If anyone is new to the SEO world I would recommend choosing a different software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor [(Formerly Conductor Searchlight)] is perfectly suited to organizations of most sizes to bring Content and SEO groups together to work toward one goal. Their tools are designed with this in mind, and their focus on the quality of content (which is also Google's focus) gives us a targeted roadmap and goal set to shoot for. Whether you're a group simply looking to hold on to your #1 spot in the SERP and keep an eye on competition, or a group that's on the rise and wants to eventually overtake the competition, Conductor is set up to clearly display the levers to pull to bring an actionable path into view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.2
Conductor Searchlight
8.5
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
8.4
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
Conductor Searchlight
7.4
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Page grader
Ahrefs
7.8
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.1
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.8
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Task management
Ahrefs
6.6
Conductor Searchlight
7.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Local SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Social SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
Conductor Searchlight
8.7

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.3
Conductor Searchlight
9.1

Pros

Ahrefs

  • Backlink data: Ahrefs continues to provide the best backlink data in the industry when compared to other tools. Other players are playing catching up, but as a first mover, Ahrefs is ahead of the game by far.
  • Keyword data: Ahrefs provides extremely valuable keyword data. Though I rank them second in this category, the data that they provide is comparable to the first ranked player.
  • Content Explorer: I don't think other industry tools (SEO specific) has a content explorer as useful as Ahrefs. Their content explorer works great for identifying top content and trends for multiple industries.
  • Rank Tracker: This rank tracker is better than the average tracker and Ahrefs provides a large limit for tracked keywords. Though they have moved away from daily updates, the rank tracker is great for bench marking progress.
Mitch Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

  • It's a great tool to use for keyword research which helped us in monitoring the progress and make adjustments to improve our organic presence.
  • Online marketplace credits to connect with a broader team and help out in specific areas like content, optimization and technical web dev.
  • We work with Christopher Jones and Stephanie LeVonne at Conductor, they have been more than helpful in answering questions, walking the team through the tool. They are always very responsive and come up with ideas on improving our SEO program.
Mahati Rapol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ahrefs

  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

  • I would like to see a feature to manage the backlink disavow list through search console. If Conductor is able to add this, we may be able to drop one of our other tools and save some money in that area.
  • Conductor has a lot of features and can be a bit overwhelming. It is a strength and a weakness, as it takes time to learn all that is available.
  • Another feature I would like to see is more integration with GA, we leverage creating annotations in GA and it would be great to have those pulled into the Conductor dashboard automatically.
Jacob Giberson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 5 answers
Their index is too vast to ignore when looking at a complete backlink profile. We find links in Ahrefs that do not appear in any other link detection tool. For this reason, it's a must for our agency to use for the foreseeable future. Plus, it's very affordable considering the data you get
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 7 answers
I really love using Conductor. It's been absolutely critical to bringing a website that hasn't been optimized before into 2017. Its insights have automated issues I would have previously had to manually research, and its competitive data has helped me talk to other business units about our overall branding and strategy. Ultimately, it gives really great insights that help me plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.5
Based on 147 answers
I check features like the InsightStream every Monday to monitor any major losses or gains in performance. These are easily digested and save me tons of time searching for these insights manually. If there's anything "worth calling home about" I can easily add insights into a workspace and create a report to communicate these results. It's super easy to use Conductor with a team and across departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Always works when I've needed it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes reports can take some time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ahrefs

Ahrefs 8.8
Based on 28 answers
Ahrefs has always been responsive when there's been a technical issue with the site. There are usually very little problems, but if there are, they announce it on their social media accounts which keeps its customers informed. Email support is prompt and the customer service people are very helpful, knowledgable and friendly.
Kenny King | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.8
Based on 310 answers
I've rarely had to use product support as I rarely have issue. When I have had to use them, they are helpful and easy to work with. When an issue requires escalation, I always get a response in a timely manner. Having a success manager is also very helpful and the ability to schedule time myself is invaluable.
Ryan Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our in house SEO manager trained everyone. It was easy to learn and he was well versed with the product. Any questions we had he was able to answer or reach out to support to find the answer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 7 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.
Chris Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ahrefs

I think when it comes to keyword tracking, Ahrefs is not as good BrightEdge, but Ahrefs Site Explorer trumps BrightEdge when it comes to anything backlink related. I would use Ahrefs Site Explorer for backlink analysis, identifying 404 error pages, examining anchor texts, and exploring top content. However, I would utilze BrightEdge for keyword and ranking information
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

Part of our procurement and architecture process is to look at a minimum of three vendor before choosing one to go with and includes multiple levels of reviews, questions, Proof of Concept of Proof of Value, security documentation, etc. We did go through this same process and came out deciding Conductor was the best one for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ahrefs

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Many features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • We can help sales by providing them with info on potential sites' areas that need boosting.
  • We can help sales by providing them with info on competing sites and how they are beating our potential client, and how we can help them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Conductor Searchlight

  • Conductor helped us aim at low hanging fruits for quick wins, which increased our traffic
  • With Conductor's tool, it was easy to look at general keywords where we were already ranking, but not good enough, and then focus around what we could do to increase our positioning
  • All this extra traffic, gave us more leads, therefore more sales!
Charles Gosselin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

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

Ahrefs Editions & Modules

Edition
Lite$99.001
Standard$179.001
Advanced$399.001
Agency$999.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Conductor Searchlight

General

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

Conductor Searchlight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs
9.1
Conductor Searchlight
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs
10.0
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Usability

Ahrefs
10.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.5

Reliability and Availability

Ahrefs
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Performance

Ahrefs
Conductor Searchlight
7.0

Support Rating

Ahrefs
8.8
Conductor Searchlight
9.8

In-Person Training

Ahrefs
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Implementation Rating

Ahrefs
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Scalability

Ahrefs
Conductor Searchlight
9.0

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