BrightEdge vs. SurferSEO

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
SurferSEO
Score 9.3 out of 10
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SurferSEO, from Polish company Surfer, is presented as a modern tool for SEOs and marketers for efficient and comprehensive on-page SEO optimization.N/A
Pricing
BrightEdgeSurferSEO
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightEdgeSurferSEO
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
BrightEdgeSurferSEO
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.6
46 Ratings
SurferSEO
8.2
2 Ratings
Keyword analysis9.646 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Backlink management7.040 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.344 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Page grader8.139 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.046 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.343 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Site recommendations7.846 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Task management8.541 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.0
44 Ratings
SurferSEO
8.5
1 Ratings
Local SEO8.635 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social SEO8.030 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO6.541 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Global SEO9.034 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightEdge
8.9
44 Ratings
SurferSEO
8.5
1 Ratings
Multi-domain support8.935 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.843 Ratings10.01 Ratings
User Ratings
BrightEdgeSurferSEO
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(78 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(35 ratings)
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Usability
10.0
(10 ratings)
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Support Rating
9.1
(19 ratings)
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Implementation Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
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User Testimonials
BrightEdgeSurferSEO
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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Surfer
SurferSEO is excellent if you want to optimize your SEO content using AI to find the right word count, keyword frequency, FAQs, and headings to use in your content. It also has a great audit feature to analyze existing content and identify any areas of improvement to be made. For keyword research and AI writing, it still isn't as feature-rich as other software, but the developers are constantly upgrading and adding new features - over time I am confident that SurferSEO will become the only SEO software that anyone needs.
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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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Surfer
  • Analysis for on-page ranking factors
  • Competition analytics
  • NLP Analysis for webpage content
  • Content SEO scoring
  • Content editor with details about what to rank for
  • Plugin that helps with search data on Google
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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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Surfer
  • Have a pricing option that is based on the number of content editors and audits that don't expire - as well as monthly/yearly subscription options.
  • The keyword research tool - isn't as advanced as SEMRush or Ahrefs, and I am not completely confident with the keyword difficulty score for each keyword.
  • The AI writing assistant isn't as good as other options such as Jasper - although it has just received a major update (which I haven't used yet).
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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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Surfer
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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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Surfer
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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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Surfer
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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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Surfer
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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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Surfer
Frase gives a lot of content to use, but it doesn't give you the factors you need to rank. This is ultimately why we use SurferSEO over any other editor tool that is out there. The analytics are number one to the entire space.
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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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Surfer
  • It has increased my Google rankings and allowed me to rank for many more keywords.
  • Provides a full content strategy to become an expert in any niche.
  • Provides a content audit for existing content as well as action points to rank higher.
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