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356 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Conductor

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Score 9.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BrightLocal ranks higher in 2 feature sets: SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management
  • Conductor ranks higher in 1 feature set: SEO

SEO

6.7

BrightLocal

67%
8.1

Conductor

81%
Conductor ranks higher in 7/8 features

Keyword analysis

7.0
70%
8 Ratings
9.3
93%
249 Ratings

Backlink management

4.0
40%
5 Ratings
5.6
56%
85 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

7.5
75%
11 Ratings
9.4
94%
235 Ratings

Page grader

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
103 Ratings

Competitive analysis

7.5
75%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
247 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

10.0
100%
8 Ratings
8.1
81%
222 Ratings

Site recommendations

6.6
66%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
234 Ratings

Task management

3.1
31%
6 Ratings
7.1
71%
87 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.5

BrightLocal

85%
7.8

Conductor

78%
BrightLocal ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
8.4
84%
180 Ratings

Social SEO

7.9
79%
6 Ratings
5.6
56%
29 Ratings

Mobile SEO

10.0
100%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
199 Ratings

Global SEO

7.7
77%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
185 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

9.2

BrightLocal

92%
9.1

Conductor

91%
BrightLocal ranks higher in 1/2 features

Multi-domain support

8.5
85%
9 Ratings
9.4
94%
208 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

10.0
100%
10 Ratings
8.9
89%
222 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Conductor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

BrightLocal

85%
14 Ratings
9.1

Conductor

91%
251 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9

Conductor

99%
10 Ratings

Usability

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

Conductor

92%
147 Ratings

Availability

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Conductor

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Conductor

70%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.5

BrightLocal

75%
4 Ratings
9.6

Conductor

96%
336 Ratings

In-Person Training

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Conductor

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Conductor

100%
7 Ratings

Configurability

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Conductor

90%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Conductor

90%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Conductor

90%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Conductor

96%
2 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

BrightLocal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8

Conductor

78%
2 Ratings

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 a great tool for helping you make the case for SEO and for helping you grow/level up SEO efforts. If you have no team ready to take on the work required to optimize your website (and deal with technical issues), you may have a harder time with Conductor because you will get a high volume of insights that require action. If you will not have an SEO team, then look at whether you will have resources to take advantage of Conductor's many Marketplace offerings (in which case you can supplement your team with outside help)
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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

  • It's a great tool to use for keyword research which helped us in monitoring the progress and make adjustments to improve our organic presence.
  • Online marketplace credits to connect with a broader team and help out in specific areas like content, optimization and technical web dev.
  • We work with Christopher Jones and Stephanie LeVonne at Conductor, they have been more than helpful in answering questions, walking the team through the tool. They are always very responsive and come up with ideas on improving our SEO program.
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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

  • I would like to see a feature to manage the backlink disavow list through search console. If Conductor is able to add this, we may be able to drop one of our other tools and save some money in that area.
  • Conductor has a lot of features and can be a bit overwhelming. It is a strength and a weakness, as it takes time to learn all that is available.
  • Another feature I would like to see is more integration with GA, we leverage creating annotations in GA and it would be great to have those pulled into the Conductor dashboard automatically.
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Pricing Details

BrightLocal

Starting Price

$29 per month

Editions & Modules

BrightLocal editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Single Business Plan291
Multi Business Plan492
SEO Pro Plan793
Just Reviews Plan84

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

BrightLocal offers custom enterprise plans for businesses with more than 100 locations.

Conductor

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Conductor editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

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    Likelihood to Renew

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    Conductor

    I appreciate the great customer support and unlimited seats. The company seems to have a lot of big plans and received a lot of investment this year to be able to fulfill those big plans so I’m willing to stick it out. That and moving everything would be annoying.
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    Usability

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    Conductor

    Always works when I've needed it
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    Performance

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    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

    Onboarding was a long time ago for my company. There has been a lot of turnover in the last two years with our customer success team. This has led to a lot of the same conversations twice to bring new people up to speed. There should be more sharing of information on the Conductor side when people are leaving. It would be nice to have training checkpoints for long-time customers to ensure tool usage is still top-notch.
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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 switched from BrightEdge mainly due to my recommendation based on my past experience with Conductor. The main reason was the advancements in technology that Conductor had demonstrated during our initial conversations. We were certain that the tool simply had more to offer and the team at Conductor is always looking to improve and grow.
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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

    • Improved Ranking for Certain Keywords which had potential but were in the position of 4-10, I was able to improve that and move them to the top 3.
    • Made progress for the untapped Keywords where our competitors were ranking, So competitive analysis helped in making business decisions like adding new pages on the site to drive more traffic.
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