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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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After starting your online business, you have to use SEO PowerSuite to start up. You want to know where you have to go in terms of SEO journey, what keywords you need to use, who your competition is and which locations are the most important to you. Also, you need to know the power of your website, how well it performs now and how it can be improved. If you just want to start blogging for fun, about stuff that interests you and only you, you might find this program a bit over the top. It has way too many features to "just" see how many visitors you get on your website. A simple plugin will probably do the job.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Finds keyword opportunities with the best chance to rank Finds your most ominous competitors Finds the opportunities for content changes that make a difference in ranking Checks your site for technical issues and suggest fixes for them Finds backlinks for your site and opportunities to go for Helps you with all four areas of SEO: On-page, Off-Page, Technical and Experiential Helps your organize project data and tasks in easy to use columns and filters Helps you setup automatic checks on all aspects of your SEO campaigns to stay up to date Read full review Cons 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 Read full review The software is not strong with processing large amounts of data. So, it is really good for small and medium size businesses, but can be cumbersome for large projects. Due to large number of settings it takes time to learn it. Need to purchase proxies or captcha solution. I think those can be provides as part of the package already. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I gave SEO PowerSuite a
because our company did not renew our subscription. The pricing was too complicated and having multiple platforms made it more difficult to use. We dropped our subscription to SEO PowerSuite and implemented
gave us a full view of all of the metrics we were looking for on one web-based platform. Plus, the pricing model was simple so it was easier to get senior management to cosign on.
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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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I have had several interactions with support at SEO PowerSuite. Each time I have been quite pleased with the response. I have interacted with billing and tools support and have found them to both be on top of things. they follow up well and they get the issue resolved in a timely manner. I have no complaints here.
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SEO Powersuite has a lot of training videos online, combined with some live streaming tutorials. Also, they have a guide that comes with their software to outline the basics of your SEO workflow. This will get you on the right track right from the start. Their guides and tutorials are easy to follow and detail every possible option you have when doing work with SEO Powersuite. Even if you want to switch to different software, the courses are easy to implement in all other tools too! Very recommended if you want to get started in the SEO world, or want to expand your knowledge.
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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.
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
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It works in combination with all of them, the closest would be a combination of
, Majestic, and
. However, where this tool steps up its game, is when you integrate it with Google Search Console and then tie them both into Google Data Studio. When you get this right, you can show your client how much money they would need to spend on PPC to get the same 'value' of traffic. This changes the way they look at optimization, now the cost of a term in PPC is also used as a reason to optimize the customer journey.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review SEO PowerSuite is a one-time payment SEO software which shortens the time it takes for you to optimize websites in terms of SEO, content, visibility and conversions which can improve your ROI if used wisely. Can be used on multiple platforms and scales nicely. An Enterprise license allows multiple people to run the software, and it's easy to set up. It's updated regularly which means zero maintenance. BuzzBundle and LinkAssistant can increase your brands reach, potentially increasing the number of prospects and leads. Read full review ScreenShots SEO PowerSuite Screenshots