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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AppFollow

AppFollow is well suited if you only operate in a few app store countries and don't have a high volume of keywords that you are looking to rank for. This is, of course, the free plan. Besides that AppFollow is well suited for communication with other apps - they have an open API and other connections to a ton of third-party analytical tools.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

If you have any problems with your rankings or a decrease in ranking position within google it is very good to make an Link Audit with the Link Research Tools. Then you Screen all Links manually and setup your disavow-file easily. With the Link Detox Boost you gain Rankings back so fast. The last time we used it for a client, we got back the rankings within a week to 170 Positions within the Top Ten, even Position 1.
Ralf Seybold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

AppFollow
9.9
Link Research Tools
7.8
Keyword analysis
AppFollow
9.9
Link Research Tools
7.9
Competitive analysis
AppFollow
9.9
Link Research Tools
8.9
Backlink management
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
8.3
SERP ranking tracking
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
5.9
Page grader
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
7.2
Site audit / diagnostics
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
8.9
Site recommendations
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
8.6
Task management
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
6.4

SEO Channels

AppFollow
9.0
Link Research Tools
8.5
Local SEO
AppFollow
8.0
Link Research Tools
8.9
Mobile SEO
AppFollow
10.0
Link Research Tools
8.2
Global SEO
AppFollow
9.0
Link Research Tools
8.8
Social SEO
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
8.2

SEO Platform & Account Management

AppFollow
10.0
Link Research Tools
8.7
Integration with web analytics tools
AppFollow
10.0
Link Research Tools
8.7
Multi-domain support
AppFollow
Link Research Tools
8.6

Pros

AppFollow

  • Monitor app performance across markets and keyword ranking
  • Tool for reviews and customer support
  • Tool for app page optimization
Nika Grigoreva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

  • fast Google penalty recovery
  • keeps a healthy backlink profile
  • calculates the opportunity or risk of potential links that are not built yet, so you can go only after the good ones
  • gives you fresh data from 26 link sources and lets you analyze the full backlink profile. Google search console gives you only a sample of your backlink profile.
  • powerful link prospecting made easy
  • possibility to connect with Pitchbox (professional outreach tool for link removal and link building campaigns), SEMRUSH, Ahrefs, GSC
Ivan Peric | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AppFollow

  • Even with the paid plans, you don't get many keywords. We were on the Essential plan for a few months but began to realize that we weren't getting that many keywords, only 3x more than the free plan. We decided to look into higher volume keyword tools because of this restriction.
  • I'm not sure if this is a feature or not, but it would be extremely helpful to be notified if one of our apps becomes featured in the app store. Essentially an alert to let us know to expect a ton of volume or a heads up not to send out a new build.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

  • Not for newcomers to SEO simply because its vast array of features may hinder them.
  • Is quite pricey too; so for small businesses etc., it's probably not a viable option.
Christopher Fleming Dip DigM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AppFollow

AppFollow 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Fast and supportive feedback from support. They usually answer the same day. They have webinars and updates about new features for their clients.
Nika Grigoreva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

AppFollow

While App Annie is extremely robust and pulls in data from acquisition channels, app stores, and elsewhere, it can be quite overwhelming at times. If you are looking for more simple and just keyword positioning then definitely look at AppFollow. Apart from the two platforms themselves, I've had numerous contact experiences with both AppFollow and App Annie. The winner is definitely AppFollow with a less aggressive approach and a higher willingness to go above and beyond to make sure all questions are answered. With App Annie I was bombarded with a ton of sleazy, sales emails to purchase their product.
Sam Lepak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

LinkResearchTools is much more advanced in analyzing links. Period. All the other mentioned tools have many useful features for SEO but LRT is definitely the way to go for backlink analysis, link building, and competition analysis. They also offer very nice and quality courses for improving SEO knowledge. I already attended one of them and I am very satisfied with the knowledge I gained.
Dragan Berak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AppFollow

  • AppFollow helps to improve organic growth for the App Store and Google Play.
  • AppFollow helps to measure organic traffic.
Nika Grigoreva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Link Research Tools

  • Building strong links results in better rankings which results in a higher ROI
  • The Link Research Tools community also had a big impact on my networking
Christiaan Bollen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AppFollow

General

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

Link Research Tools

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AppFollow
7.9
Link Research Tools
8.9

Support Rating

AppFollow
10.0
Link Research Tools

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