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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 6.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SEO

    6.7

    BrightLocal

    67%

    MINDBODY

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Keyword analysis

    7.0
    70%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backlink management

    4.0
    40%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SERP ranking tracking

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page grader

    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitive analysis

    7.5
    75%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site audit / diagnostics

    10.0
    100%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site recommendations

    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task management

    3.1
    31%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Channels

    8.5

    BrightLocal

    85%

    MINDBODY

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Local SEO

    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social SEO

    7.9
    79%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile SEO

    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Global SEO

    7.7
    77%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Platform & Account Management

    9.2

    BrightLocal

    92%

    MINDBODY

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BrightLocal ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Multi-domain support

    8.5
    85%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with web analytics tools

    10.0
    100%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.5

    BrightLocal

    85%
    14 Ratings
    5.9

    MINDBODY

    59%
    37 Ratings

    Usability

    BrightLocal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0

    MINDBODY

    60%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    BrightLocal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    MINDBODY

    10%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    BrightLocal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    MINDBODY

    10%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.5

    BrightLocal

    75%
    4 Ratings
    6.4

    MINDBODY

    64%
    44 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    BrightLocal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.0

    MINDBODY

    10%
    1 Rating

    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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    MINDBODY

    MINDBODY excels in areas that rely on the "bread and butter" of its design: scheduling, member management, and payment processing. Overall as a fitness center management solution, MINDBODY is by far the best product we have used and they have evolved their capabilities in good alignment with our needs as well.
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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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    MINDBODY

    • MindBody does a great job of sending out reminder emails to clients so they do not miss a class.
    • MindBody does a great job at giving instructors a fast and easy way to check in clients and to see who is all signed up for their classes for the week.
    • MindBody has a great payroll feature. All you have to do is set the dates and it generates a nicely laid out PDF of all the classes you taught during that time period and what you have made from them.
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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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    MINDBODY

    • There is so much functionality and not enough accountability. I wish there were more tracking of all transactions done on the clients or operations end to be able to review history and learn from mistakes.
    • The MINDBODY branded app connection needs more attention.
    • Please add a covid vaccination checker to the application (not just to use in the web browser). It has taken way too long to get this feature.
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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.

    MINDBODY

    Starting Price

    $129 per month

    Editions & Modules

    MINDBODY editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Starter1291
    Accelerate2592
    Ultimate3993
    Ultimate Plus5994

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    MINDBODY

    Settings are often buried, user interface rules vary depending on whether it's a newer feature or an older one. From daily usage, people learn how it works and get used to it, but it's not something someone could just pick up without any training or hand-holding.
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    Reliability and Availability

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    MINDBODY

    Constant errors and TERRIBLE PRODUCT support
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    Performance

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    MINDBODY

    Fails at everything form availability to reliability.
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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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    MINDBODY

    MINDBODY support takes forever to get back to you via email in my experience. The process is not as simple as it was back when they had the chat feature. I really wish they would bring that back! Most items are normally some weird glitch that they can fix in minutes but you have to wait days now.
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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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    MINDBODY

    MINDBODY is really the only system of its kind that is widely used by fitness and yoga studios. Its app is the industry standard for looking up and signing up for classes, so most students rely on it exclusively. If there were another viable alternative it would have to promise more ease of use and intuitive backend.
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    Scalability

    BrightLocal

    No answers on this topic

    MINDBODY

    Constant errors and ZERO support from the company.
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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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    MINDBODY

    • I've had agents help me set something up that ended up costing time and money because it was done wrong. [In my experience], less senior agents need to stop guessing or going with "I think so" and talk to a senior agent to make sure what they are telling the client is correct.
    • The app is good exposure.
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