BrightLocal vs. Conductor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightLocal
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
BrightLocal is a search engine optimization tool that tracks search rankings, builds citations, and monitors online reviews and stresses local search performance.
$39
per month
Conductor
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Conductor is an SEO and organic marketing platform designed to help brands ensure their website is technically optimized to rank on search engines, improve existing pages, and create new content that increases organic web traffic. Conductor helps marketers understand customer needs and search behavior, enabling cross-functional teams to take action on their SEO strategy. Customizable dashboards and workflows guide marketers through the content creation process,…N/A
Pricing
BrightLocalConductor
Editions & Modules
Track Plan
$39
per month
Manage Plan
$49
per month
Grow Plan
$59
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightLocalConductor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsBrightLocal offers custom enterprise plans for businesses with more than 50 locations.
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Community Pulse
BrightLocalConductor
Considered Both Products
BrightLocal

No answer on this topic

Conductor
Chose Conductor
Each product has it's own unique use.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BrightLocalConductor
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BrightLocal
6.7
12 Ratings
15% below category average
Conductor
8.1
258 Ratings
4% above category average
Keyword analysis7.08 Ratings8.7257 Ratings
Backlink management4.05 Ratings6.893 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking7.711 Ratings9.1242 Ratings
Page grader7.52 Ratings7.8112 Ratings
Competitive analysis7.611 Ratings7.8255 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.98 Ratings7.8229 Ratings
Site recommendations6.64 Ratings9.0243 Ratings
Task management3.56 Ratings7.494 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BrightLocal
8.6
13 Ratings
12% above category average
Conductor
8.2
231 Ratings
7% above category average
Local SEO8.613 Ratings8.9187 Ratings
Social SEO7.96 Ratings5.629 Ratings
Mobile SEO10.04 Ratings9.2207 Ratings
Global SEO7.72 Ratings9.1192 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BrightLocal
9.2
11 Ratings
9% above category average
Conductor
8.7
244 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-domain support8.59 Ratings9.0215 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools9.910 Ratings8.4229 Ratings
Best Alternatives
BrightLocalConductor
Small Businesses
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 8.7 out of 10
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrightLocalConductor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(14 ratings)
8.9
(259 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(14 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(149 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(2 ratings)
8.9
(220 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
4.5
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightLocalConductor
Likelihood to Recommend
BrightLocal
If you are a local business owner or marketing agency catering to local businesses, BrightLocal is a must have software. It has everything you need to track your local marketing efforts and to identify opportunities to make improvements, all at a very reasonable price point. You can also create nice looking reports to send to clients which are simple to create.
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Conductor
Conductor is irreplaceable for enterprise rank tracking across multiple regional sites. Conductor's blend of keyword and competitor tracking is perfect for keyword research in my industry. Conductor allows me to collect and report on our web content in any grouping and isolate it for performance.
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Pros
BrightLocal
  • When we use BrightLocal's citation building service, I know that we're getting quality citations done right. Their staff will email you with any questions and always double check the information before creating inaccurate citations.
  • I love that BrightLocal is very quick about making changes when requested. For example, if we can't find a city on the drop-down list, you can chat them and they'll add it. Or if a report is pulling incorrectly, they'll re-run it within a reasonable timeframe.
  • BrightLocal has a lot of different reports that are easy to send to your clients. You can even add them to a web-viewable dashboard so that your client can simply bookmark a link and view their reports when they please.
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Conductor
  • When I need to quickly determine what Google features our keywords are ranking for: Featured Snippets, Carousels, Rich Snippets, Sitelinks, PAA boxes, etc.
  • The ability to create highly customizable dashboards that provide a one-page view of insights for the specific web properties you are tracking.
  • A content guidance tool that is unmatched by any other product available in the market.
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Cons
BrightLocal
  • Up and down rankings were not always right on with the local search, but only off by one or two spots
  • It felt like it was only used for local SEO, and I know there are more features, just never got to them.
  • Didn't seem useful for every single client in the way Ahrefs or Spyfu did
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Conductor
  • Backlink tracking/reporting (would like to see backlinks more easily and maybe backlink opportunities if possible)
  • Custom content briefs (right now I move the brief from the platform version into our own in-house Word doc template because it is more detailed. Would love to be able to customize the brief that is set up within Conductor so that we can do it all in one place.)
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Likelihood to Renew
BrightLocal
No answers on this topic
Conductor
Conductor has the right amount of tools for our usage. The support is also really good so we get help when we need it. The tool is well priced for the amount of functionality you get. There is plenty more I could say here but I'll keep it short and sweet.
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Usability
BrightLocal
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Conductor
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.
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Reliability and Availability
BrightLocal
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Conductor
Always works when I've needed it
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Performance
BrightLocal
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Conductor
Sometimes reports can take some time to load
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Support Rating
BrightLocal
Although their customer support has always contacted me, they have not always been helpful. Many times I've had reports or information disappear with them telling me they had no record of it, even when I had reports that the information was in there. There are times when their system did have bugs and the support was able to help me there. Overall, the support staff is there but they cannot always do much and need to wait for their development team to get back to them which often takes a long time.
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Conductor
It's been sort of off and on in the 2 years I've used it. The live chat has been really helpful many times, and they're quick to respond. We had different support contacts but they've all been good. I think they've recently changed the way they provide support that I believe will be more dedicated and hands-on
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In-Person Training
BrightLocal
No answers on this topic
Conductor
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
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Implementation Rating
BrightLocal
No answers on this topic
Conductor
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.
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Alternatives Considered
BrightLocal
Thryv reached out to me about 3 weeks before signing up with BrightLocal. While all of their features were impressive, there were only about 3 features that I would have used. Thryv wanted $200 per month for their service, which I found to be way overpriced for what I was wanting to use it for. I selected BrightLocal because it had the features I wanted at a lower price and then add ons. After using BrightLocal for a week and speaking with Becki, a customer service executive, I have discovered more features that I would use on BrightLocal than on Thryv.
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Conductor
We have looked at a few other competitors or other SAAS options but none of them offered the number and quality of tools and resources that Conductor offered especially for the flexible pricing we found with Conductor
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Scalability
BrightLocal
No answers on this topic
Conductor
Many features
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Return on Investment
BrightLocal
  • BrightLocal's ranking reports have helped us better serve our clients' SEO needs, especially local SEO.
  • Reporting is nicely accomplished with their online client report dashboards.
  • Negative: some of their software defects are glaringly obvious take forever to fix, creating a number of awkward moments when we talk our clients through their reports.
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Conductor
  • 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!
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ScreenShots

BrightLocal Screenshots

Screenshot of Location SummaryScreenshot of Local Search Rank CheckerScreenshot of Local Search GridScreenshot of Local Search AuditScreenshot of Google My Business AuditScreenshot of Citation Tracker

Conductor Screenshots

Screenshot of Provides insight into keyword visibility over time and discover keyword opportunities.Screenshot of Tracks the impact content has on revenue and traffic.Screenshot of Maps content strategy to reveal how content is performing at every stage of the buyer’s journey.Screenshot of Offers insights into trends and topics that customers are searching for to create the most relevant content.