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Top Rated
313 Ratings
Top Rated
313 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • The Search Monitor ranks higher in 3 feature sets: SEO, SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

8.1

Ahrefs

81%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 7/8 features

Keyword analysis

8.4
84%
62 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Backlink management

8.6
86%
63 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

8.1
81%
61 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Page grader

7.6
76%
56 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Competitive analysis

8.8
88%
63 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

8.2
82%
58 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site recommendations

8.1
81%
56 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task management

6.7
67%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

SEO Channels

7.7

Ahrefs

77%
8.8

The Search Monitor

88%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Local SEO

7.4
74%
47 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Social SEO

6.8
68%
44 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile SEO

7.9
79%
43 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Global SEO

8.8
88%
51 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.5

Ahrefs

85%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

8.7
87%
50 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integration with web analytics tools

8.4
84%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Ahrefs is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Ahrefs

88%
70 Ratings
8.0

The Search Monitor

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Ahrefs

100%
5 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Ahrefs

100%
2 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.8

Ahrefs

88%
28 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

It gives the best report to us which helps us to find the opportunity to build backlinks. Another main feature that makes Ahrefs a safe and sound approach to SEO is that it provides information about duplicate content, URLs, redirects along with other errors that can be dangerous to the website.
Bella Castilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

It would be less appropriate for businesses that cannot afford its services. I believe that almost any company can benefit from this but it needs to make sense financially. It is really well suited for mid-large businesses who want to target consumers through search engines and wants to stay ahead of competitors and see what keyphrases and words that they are using to better suit your content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

The Search Monitor

  • Competitors bidding against our keywords
  • Threat analysis
  • Automatially sending alerts if specific metrics change
Anonymous | 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

The Search Monitor

  • Different types of alerts
  • iPad better integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ahrefs

General

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

Starting Price

$99 per month

Ahrefs Editions & Modules

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

The Search Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

The Search Monitor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

The Search Monitor

Search monitor gives better visibility on what competitors are doing for a bulk of keywords, while SEMRush lets you just see how strong the competition is for a specific domain/keyword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ahrefs

  • When we can create really great content for our site that ranks well and quickly, we can more effectively monetize that content with affiliate links.
  • Boosting our clients' overall rankings also has a positive impact on revenue since the lifetime value for a client with a high performing campaign is better than one that is lackluster
  • We can analyze competitors (of ours and our clients) and hopefully outmaneuver them digitally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Easier to target locally
  • Violations have been easy to submit taking less time away from the team
  • Was able to increase SEO
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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