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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge

Brightedge is the benchmark platform for keyword research, bar none. Beyond that, their customer and in our case agency support is unparalleled. I've never worked with a vendor or partner with this much invested in the continued use and training of their product. Our customer support team is truly a partner in our business, and in invaluable as such. Regarding new business, not only has Brightedge literally referred clients to us, but they go above and beyond to help us win new business while trusting us to recommend, sell, spec, and implement their platform with the right amount of support.
Cole Mauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

A Marketing analyst or paid media analyst is the right person to use Google Analytics. An analyst needs to be technical enough to write the right expressions to fetch correct data. Suppose they are Google Analytics certified, then great. Consumers of this data will be digital marketing managers. The main use case of Google Analytics, as I see it, is web analytics. They can't be used to do campaign analytics or attribution. Though Google Analytics offers these features, I don't find them easy to set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

BrightEdge
8.6
Google Analytics
Keyword analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
Google Analytics
Backlink management
BrightEdge
8.4
Google Analytics
SERP ranking tracking
BrightEdge
9.5
Google Analytics
Page grader
BrightEdge
8.5
Google Analytics
Competitive analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
Google Analytics
Site audit / diagnostics
BrightEdge
7.7
Google Analytics
Site recommendations
BrightEdge
8.3
Google Analytics
Task management
BrightEdge
8.8
Google Analytics

SEO Channels

BrightEdge
8.7
Google Analytics
Local SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
Google Analytics
Social SEO
BrightEdge
8.3
Google Analytics
Mobile SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
Google Analytics
Global SEO
BrightEdge
9.4
Google Analytics

SEO Platform & Account Management

BrightEdge
9.4
Google Analytics
Multi-domain support
BrightEdge
9.2
Google Analytics
Integration with web analytics tools
BrightEdge
9.6
Google Analytics

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
Christina Lepore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • Multiple reports to see website use and behavior
  • Allows you to customize reports with days, weeks, months, and years
  • You can build out a dashboard to easily view stats from multiple websites in one place
  • You can share analytics reports via the dashboard, automatically emailed PDFs or in other formats
Anonymous | 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

Google Analytics

  • Data sampling is somewhat inaccurate on the free tier - this is addressed in premium but is expensive.
  • Some of the UI is very similar in naming when presenting different data, some in-situ information might be useful.
  • Gotchas around filtering and data validation.
  • Implementation can be tricky, it can take a lot of time and expertise to get a full, accurate picture of your metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 10.0
Based on 35 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

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.9
Based on 50 answers
We will continue to use Google Analytics for several reasons. It is free, which is a huge selling point. It houses all of our ecommerce stores' data, and though it can't account for refunds or fraud orders, gives us and our clients directional, real time information on individual and group store performance.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 10.0
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

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.4
Based on 7 answers
Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
Victor Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

BrightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 10.0
Based on 5 answers
There are rarely any outages or application errors. If there are errors, the vast majority of the time it is user error and not the fault of Google.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

BrightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
When creating segments, sometimes Google Analytics will take a bit or more than likely slow down older computers a bit. That said, in general google analytics is extremely reliable and is there when you need it.
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 9.4
Based on 14 answers
Working in a large company with limited internal resources for SEO, BrightEdge has been incredible! The tool itself gives you everything you need and MORE but my BE team I work with has been like an extra arm to my internal team, always there to help in any way possible
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.8
Based on 83 answers
The Google reps respond very quickly. However, sometimes they can overly call you to set up an apportionment. I'm very proficient and sometimes when I talk to reps, they give beginner tutorials and insights that are a waste of time. I wish Google would understand my level of expertise and assign me to a rep (long-term) that doesn't have to walk me through the basics.
Sarah Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

BrightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
Roy Morejon | 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

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.0
Based on 13 answers
I think my biggest take away from the Google Analytics implementation was that there needs to be a clear understanding of what you want to achieve and how you want to achieve it before you start. Originally the analytics were added to track visitors, but as we became more savvy with the product, we began adding more and more functionality, and defining guidelines as we went along. While not detrimental to our success, this lack of an overarching goal resulted in some minor setbacks in implementation and the collection of some messy data that is unusable.
Joshua Van Horsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

BrightEdge

We were using agencies for this work in the past and we were not having the feedback and help that we had been expecting from them. We were just paying money with getting nothing in return. We decided to bring this in-house and because of a past relationship with BrightEdge we turned back to them and dove right in. This has been the best decision we could have made. While it does take time and has added responsibilities to our day, we now have total control over changes and fixes to our SEO strategy.
Shane Adair | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics 360 are both paid/premium options for website tracking. Though there are certain use cases when these might make sense (you operate entirely in the Adobe suite, you're a massive company/site that doesn’t mind the price tag on Google Analytics 360), Google Analytics (standard) should be a no-brainer for every company out there. I’d advise still maintaining the account, even if you operate in the Adobe Suite and use Adobe Analytics, for the synergistic benefits of Google indexing/SEO.
Thomas (TC) Riley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BrightEdge

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Analytics runs 24 hours a day and rarely do we see any issues with going down or missing particular data
John Laudisio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightEdge

  • We have seen a small increase of keywords ranked on Google since we implemented BrightEdge.
  • There has been very little ROI that we have been able to tie to BrightEdge.
  • There has been very little impact on our business objectives that can be attributed to BrightEdge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • It has helped us gain understanding of what is going on on our website.
  • It has helped us determine areas that need fixing (i.e. pages with extremely high bounce rates may need to be redone).
  • It has helped us understand our biggest avenues for bringing traffic to the website and business in general.
  • It has helped guide our website redesign.
Heide Rembold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrightEdge

General

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

BrightEdge Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Google Analytics

General

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

Google Analytics Editions & Modules

Edition
Google AnalyticsFree
Google Analytics 360$150,0002
  1. none
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge
9.3
Google Analytics
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

BrightEdge
10.0
Google Analytics
9.9

Usability

BrightEdge
10.0
Google Analytics
8.4

Reliability and Availability

BrightEdge
Google Analytics
10.0

Performance

BrightEdge
Google Analytics
8.0

Support Rating

BrightEdge
9.4
Google Analytics
6.8

Online Training

BrightEdge
Google Analytics
10.0

Implementation Rating

BrightEdge
8.3
Google Analytics
9.0

Scalability

BrightEdge
Google Analytics
9.0

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