BrightEdge vs. Clearscope

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightEdge
Score 8.7 out of 10
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BrightEdge is an enterprise-level SEO (Search Engine Optimization) platform from the company of the same name in San Mateo, California. It includes customizable dashboards, reporting, forecasting, SEO recommendations, backlink management and competitive analysis. It covers local, global, mobile, social and content centric SEO. Presently BrightEdge's platform supports the marketing efforts of many well-brands, like Nike, Microsoft, and Netflix.N/A
Clearscope
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Clearscope, from the company of the same name (also known as Mushi Labs) is an AI-powered SEO platform designed to make it easy to get more out of content.N/A
Pricing
BrightEdgeClearscope
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightEdgeClearscope
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BrightEdgeClearscope
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.6
46 Ratings
11% above category average
Clearscope
7.7
6 Ratings
0% above category average
Keyword analysis9.646 Ratings8.46 Ratings
Backlink management7.040 Ratings00 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.344 Ratings00 Ratings
Page grader8.139 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.046 Ratings8.36 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.343 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations7.846 Ratings6.73 Ratings
Task management8.541 Ratings7.53 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.0
44 Ratings
6% above category average
Clearscope
7.5
4 Ratings
1% below category average
Local SEO8.635 Ratings7.64 Ratings
Social SEO8.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO6.541 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Global SEO9.034 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.9
44 Ratings
6% above category average
Clearscope
8.5
5 Ratings
2% above category average
Multi-domain support8.935 Ratings8.55 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.843 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrightEdgeClearscope
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(78 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(35 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(10 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(19 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightEdgeClearscope
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightEdge
BrightEdge has been a long-standing partner with us. I have had 10 years of experience with using their platform. It is a very large robust platform that allows us to find the information we need and quickly. Unfortunately with the company being so large, they are unable to make quick changes and customers suggested enhancements as quickly as other platforms.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
Clearscope shines if you're using freelance writers or even just need a way to easily keyword optimize long-form content. While it can be used for marketing pages, I've found it does best with longer-form blog content in the hands of writers. So, if you have inexperienced writers or those less savvy/comfortable about SEO optimization, I'd recommend only using it for blogs. articles or other long-form content. Have some SEO experience under your belt? Use it for EVERYTHING that needs keyword optimization and is over 300 words. It'll help give you ideas and give you a better idea of how to work in that semantic SEO.
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Pros
BrightEdge
  • Strong analytics
  • Integrates with other tools
  • Instant provides real time research, ranking and recommendations
  • The Client Success team is truly an extension of my team with experts in the industry to help support our team and growing the organic channel
  • Education and career growth opportunity—constantly providing ways to connect with others in the industry, user groups, events, and conferences
  • Onboard process is very thorough and customized
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
  • Helps produce relevant and engaging content.
  • Integration with WordPress through an easy to use plugin.
  • Deliver data-driven results.
  • The content rating system makes it easy to understand how your content is performing now based on your specific keywords.
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Cons
BrightEdge
  • The storybuilder feature isn't anything outstanding. I feel like I can get the same type of data and format from Google Data Studio.
  • I feel like the Hyperlocal feature is still very junior compared to other features. It provides you good insights, but you have to set all the data fields before you can get a picture as well as it doesn't really give you an idea of how you can improve.
  • The mobile SEO solution is a good concept, but it needs some tweaks to be better, especially when building out a mobile story builder. Some of the data isn't simple to read and the mobile keywords functions don't also account for voice searches.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
  • Cost is a little prohibitive for small teams/businesses.
  • Running reports could be more intuitive. Some users have run them incorrectly, costing credits (which Clearscope has been kind enough to refund).
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Likelihood to Renew
BrightEdge
I would renew, as I don't feel there is a product out there that would have the impact on our SEO efforts as effectively as BrightEdge. It provides the information I need and integrates with other tools like Google Webmaster Tools, to truly have the depth of information that makes their suggestions for SEO changes so valued.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
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Usability
BrightEdge
Easy-to-use and intuitive design make using the BrightEdge platform a joy. Yes, I have familiarity with it and know where to go but there are definitely not a ton of extraneous bells and whistles or unnecessary tools which is part of the brilliance of their UX. Sometimes I get hung up on where keywords and keyword groups are under settings but it is typically because I am moving too quickly, and not because they've moved it.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
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Support Rating
BrightEdge
This is a area where the BrightEdge team really shines. Their commitment to training and product support is unmatched not only for SEO platforms, but life in general. I often find myself wishing my internet provide and similar would go to BrightEdge for training on support and attitude. I would rank them an 11 if I could.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
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Implementation Rating
BrightEdge
For the most part it was seamless. The load time of clients was a little long, but otherwise was quite easy.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
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Alternatives Considered
BrightEdge
While relatively expensive, Brightedge really does offer the best quality product but just as importantly (if not more so) the level of client/agency support. We have biweekly training with the entire team to continually stay up to date on Brightedge's offerings and strategies. They also offer the ability to do ad hoc reporting using some of their tools that can help us win new business and recommend Brightedge to additional clients, expanding our business as well.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
They're all similar but different. We use Frase and MarketMuse during other parts of our content creation process. I have used Surfer when clients supply reports and think it's also a solid tool. But nothing beats Clearscope when it comes to content optimization as you finish drafting.
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Return on Investment
BrightEdge
  • We have only started with BE a few months ago and so I don't have any hard numbers from an ROI perspective, but i can say that what we spent on BE is a fraction of what we were spending with agencies and we are actually getting results by doing this ourselves. From that perspective we have seen a cost savings.
  • With focused SEO campaigns and projects we have been able to move the needle on our SEO rankings for specific products and services. This is going to have a great impact for us in 2019 as we have some specific product goals and campaigns for 2019 that we have been working to build up over the last couple months of 2018.
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Clearscope (Mushi Labs, LLC)
  • It's made it easier to create content that is ready to rank with little effort.
  • Articles updated with Clearscope have started ranking.
  • Articles created with Clearscope rank better out the gate than ones written without it.
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ScreenShots

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Screenshot of The Optimize text editor experienceScreenshot of Keyword Search for targetingScreenshot of Report History for content managementScreenshot of Google Doc Add-on integrationScreenshot of WordPress Plugin integration