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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 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

SE Ranking

SE Ranking is a fantastic tool if you are a marketing agency or freelancer looking for a single tool for the majority of your SEO work. It also includes B2B tools like their lead generation widget and white label reports that can help you generate new leads for your business. It would get 10 stars if their database was larger to accommodate research for small geographic areas, but they are always expanding their database so it may just be a matter of time. Research SE Ranking has pricing plans available for every budget.
Gary Shouldis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

BrightEdge
8.6
SE Ranking
8.3
Keyword analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
SE Ranking
7.6
Backlink management
BrightEdge
8.4
SE Ranking
8.3
SERP ranking tracking
BrightEdge
9.5
SE Ranking
8.8
Page grader
BrightEdge
8.5
SE Ranking
7.6
Competitive analysis
BrightEdge
9.0
SE Ranking
8.8
Site audit / diagnostics
BrightEdge
7.7
SE Ranking
8.9
Site recommendations
BrightEdge
8.3
SE Ranking
8.1
Task management
BrightEdge
8.8
SE Ranking
8.1

SEO Channels

BrightEdge
8.7
SE Ranking
8.5
Local SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
SE Ranking
7.4
Social SEO
BrightEdge
8.3
SE Ranking
Mobile SEO
BrightEdge
8.6
SE Ranking
9.0
Global SEO
BrightEdge
9.4
SE Ranking
9.2

SEO Platform & Account Management

BrightEdge
9.4
SE Ranking
9.2
Multi-domain support
BrightEdge
9.2
SE Ranking
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
BrightEdge
9.6
SE Ranking
9.3

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

SE Ranking

  • Rank racking. It’s really important for us that the ranks are tracked accurately.
  • Monitoring of changes made on the website. We’ve found this feature really useful.
  • Reports. This includes auto reports and manuals. We can easily and quickly create reports to check our SEO progress month by month.
Dmitry Chervonyi | 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

SE Ranking

  • I really don't think SE Ranking has many flaws. They are also rolling out an app at the moment - SE Ranking Pro - need to test that one.
  • Some more video tutorials on the site on how to use some tools would be helpful.
  • More in-system popups would be more helpful too.
Yuliya Karnaukh | 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

SE Ranking

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

SE Ranking

SE Ranking 9.0
Based on 2 answers
They had a huge update recently and the platform is now even better. Although not all the tools are yet in the new design.
Dmitry Chervonyi | 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

SE Ranking

SE Ranking 8.6
Based on 5 answers
The support is great but they don't have 24/7 support. And time zones can also be an issue sometimes. On the other hand there are plenty of guides and videos around to get yourself started. I never really needed support for "big" issues. And the help I got was good enough.
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

SE Ranking

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

SE Ranking

SE Ranking is better than Serpstat or MOZ or Ahrefs when it comes to tracking keyword rankings, but it lacks in every other SEO category, such as onsite and offsite SEO metrics, content analysis, etc...It's a good choice for agencies that are interested in tracking keywords for their clients, but other than that it underperforms in every other SEO category.
Dragan Nikolic | 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

SE Ranking

  • The website "health" report has allowed us to fix things that Google might find strange or cause us to lose rankings, which has been very helpful.
  • It's given us more visibility into what exactly our SEO management company is doing and how they are performing, and if things are changing or not. It's very easy to see right from the dashboard.
  • Being able to see how our competitors stack up against us has helped us know where to improve, what to focus on, and how to be even better.
Lauren Love | 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

BrightEdge Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SE Ranking

General

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

SE Ranking Editions & Modules

Edition
ESSENTIAL18.61
PRO42.51
BUSINESS$901
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
* All the prices are given for a weekly rankings check frequency and an annual subscription period.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightEdge
9.3
SE Ranking
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

BrightEdge
10.0
SE Ranking

Usability

BrightEdge
10.0
SE Ranking
9.0

Support Rating

BrightEdge
9.4
SE Ranking
8.6

Implementation Rating

BrightEdge
8.3
SE Ranking

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