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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

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

Rio SEO

If you have a business with more than 20 locally serving locations you know how important local searches are. RIO SEO will help syndicate your information and their robust toolkit will help those types of businesses be successful online. Their all in one dashboard lets the user control every location without having to log in to multiple dashboards to make a change in Google, then Bing, then Yelp, etc.
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

BrightEdge
8.7
Rio SEO
10.0
Keyword analysis
BrightEdge
9.1
Rio SEO
Backlink management
BrightEdge
8.4
Rio SEO
SERP ranking tracking
BrightEdge
9.5
Rio SEO
10.0
Page grader
BrightEdge
8.5
Rio SEO
Competitive analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
Rio SEO
Site audit / diagnostics
BrightEdge
7.7
Rio SEO
Site recommendations
BrightEdge
8.3
Rio SEO
Task management
BrightEdge
8.8
Rio SEO

SEO Channels

BrightEdge
8.7
Rio SEO
10.0
Local SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
Rio SEO
10.0
Social SEO
BrightEdge
8.3
Rio SEO
10.0
Mobile SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
Rio SEO
10.0
Global SEO
BrightEdge
9.4
Rio SEO
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

BrightEdge
9.4
Rio SEO
10.0
Multi-domain support
BrightEdge
9.2
Rio SEO
Integration with web analytics tools
BrightEdge
9.6
Rio SEO
10.0

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

Rio SEO

  • Their software is really amazing and does the job well and in a routine manner.
  • Their support staff is beyond amazing, hands down the best support I've gotten from any company in any industry.
  • The proactively find issues and bring them to our attention so we can work with our clients on getting results.
  • The renewal process is painless and they help us with reporting to build a case for renewal and retaining the client.
Joshua Titsworth | 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

Rio SEO

  • The dashboard could be a bit more user-friendly. It takes some training to get used to.
  • Keys/legends in the sidebar and in exports to help explain what different sections are for the "laymen" that aren't in this industry 24/7.
  • Having a "suggested changes" like what Moz.com/local has in their backend for photos/additional categories. Something that can help the user be more proactive rather than "here's where you're at" a "here's what you can do to improve" would help.
Joshua Titsworth | 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

Rio SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Rio SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

BrightEdge

BrightEdge 9.5
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

Rio SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Rio SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Rio SEO

RIO SEO is heads, shoulders, the entire body, ahead of Local Market Launch. We used Local Market Launch before RIO and it was one of the worst years of my life. The support was non-existent, their syndication was lackluster and they messed up our contracts enough times to frustrate us and the clients. I cannot express in enough words my disdain for that service and how much of a refreshing change it was to work with a company like RIO that cared as much about our client success as we did.
Joshua Titsworth | 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

Rio SEO

  • They have helped us retain several big clients over the years which in turn has helped bring in several other clients.
  • Their tools allow us, a small boutique agency, to operate like a big agency.
  • Our local listing clients have been much happier with our switch to RIO which has allowed us to focus on other areas for them instead of just the syndication.
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrightEdge

General

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

Rio SEO

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge
9.3
Rio SEO
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

BrightEdge
10.0
Rio SEO

Usability

BrightEdge
10.0
Rio SEO

Support Rating

BrightEdge
9.5
Rio SEO

Implementation Rating

BrightEdge
8.3
Rio SEO

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