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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge

I was new to BrightEdge when I joined my company last year. My BrightEdge team took the time and were dedicated to helping me understand the platform and went over and beyond to make sure I was comfortable using the platform. The onboarding and training was excellent. The platform is very user friendly once you understand the functions and learn to navigate the platform. BrightEdge is great for any company trying to understand and implement SEO strategies.
Christina Lepore | 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

BrightEdge
8.4
Conductor Searchlight
8.5
Keyword analysis
BrightEdge
8.8
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Backlink management
BrightEdge
8.1
Conductor Searchlight
7.4
SERP ranking tracking
BrightEdge
9.4
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Page grader
BrightEdge
8.2
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Competitive analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
BrightEdge
6.8
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Site recommendations
BrightEdge
8.1
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Task management
BrightEdge
9.0
Conductor Searchlight
7.0

SEO Channels

BrightEdge
8.7
Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Local SEO
BrightEdge
8.4
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Social SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Mobile SEO
BrightEdge
8.7
Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Global SEO
BrightEdge
9.2
Conductor Searchlight
8.7

SEO Platform & Account Management

BrightEdge
9.2
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Multi-domain support
BrightEdge
9.4
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
BrightEdge
9.1
Conductor Searchlight
9.1

Pros

BrightEdge

  • Datacube is super easy to use compared to other Enterprise SEO tools
  • Amazon search results and rankings- this is HUGE. This feature is a huge time saver for us and BE is the first SEO tool I've seen to have this feature!
  • Easy to create the customized dashboards and reports
  • Opportunity forecasting- this is an awesome tool to use when creating new content to tie to revenue goals
  • In addition to the tool itself, the BE teams and customer service are second to none!
Anonymous | 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

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.
Anonymous | 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

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 9.6
Based on 34 answers
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.
Jay Corcoran | 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

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 9.9
Based on 10 answers
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.
Ron Weber | 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

BrightEdge

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

BrightEdge

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

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 9.4
Based on 13 answers
I have had ZERO negative interactions with BE. Everyone has been incredibly helpful and timely. OUR CSM is very attentive to our success as was our on-boarding specialist. Whenever I have questions or concerns they are quick to respond and always have a solution for our issues or have answers to my questions. They have been p[patient and understanding of my non-workable knowledge coming into this and have helped me grow my skill set and understanding of SEO strategies.
Shane Adair | 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

BrightEdge

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

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 8.3
Based on 2 answers
For the most part it was seamless. The load time of clients was a little long, but otherwise was quite easy.
Jay Corcoran | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

BrightEdge

We initially selected BrightEdge, as we thought that it would be a simple way to optimize our web pages for search. A few months into it, we felt otherwise and within the first year, we decided to not renew our contract when it came up for renewal. Basically, the majority of the information from BrightEdge can be obtained by using Google Analytics and Search Console, which are much easier to use than BrightEdge and don't come with a hefty price tag.
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

BrightEdge

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

BrightEdge

  • It has helped us find some errors that could take us much more time to find, this can lead us to get new traffic, therefore new customers
  • BrightEdge has helped us find and create new content to also get some more new traffic to our site
  • Some negative impact might be the setup process; sometimes it felt that spending so much time was not worth it at some points. The setting up process has to be more streamlined
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

BrightEdge

General

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

Conductor Searchlight

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge
9.3
Conductor Searchlight
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

BrightEdge
9.6
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Usability

BrightEdge
9.9
Conductor Searchlight
9.5

Reliability and Availability

BrightEdge
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Performance

BrightEdge
Conductor Searchlight
7.0

Support Rating

BrightEdge
9.4
Conductor Searchlight
9.8

In-Person Training

BrightEdge
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Implementation Rating

BrightEdge
8.3
Conductor Searchlight
10.0

Scalability

BrightEdge
Conductor Searchlight
9.0

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