BrightLocal vs. Squirrly SEO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BrightLocal
Score 8.2 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
Squirrly SEO
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Squirrly is an SEO plugin.
$29.99
per month
Pricing
BrightLocalSquirrly SEO
Editions & Modules
Track Plan
$39
per month
Manage Plan
$49
per month
Grow Plan
$59
per month
Pro
$29.99
per month
Business
$71.99
per month
Agency
$75.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightLocalSquirrly SEO
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsBrightLocal offers custom enterprise plans for businesses with more than 50 locations.
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Features
BrightLocalSquirrly SEO
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BrightLocal
6.7
12 Ratings
14% below category average
Squirrly SEO
6.8
4 Ratings
13% below category average
Keyword analysis7.08 Ratings8.14 Ratings
Backlink management4.05 Ratings7.03 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking7.611 Ratings6.44 Ratings
Page grader7.52 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Competitive analysis7.611 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.98 Ratings1.02 Ratings
Site recommendations6.64 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Task management3.36 Ratings8.14 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BrightLocal
8.6
13 Ratings
13% above category average
Squirrly SEO
8.2
4 Ratings
8% above category average
Local SEO8.613 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Social SEO7.96 Ratings8.34 Ratings
Mobile SEO10.04 Ratings8.94 Ratings
Global SEO7.72 Ratings8.34 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
Squirrly SEO
7.8
4 Ratings
7% below category average
Multi-domain support8.59 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools9.910 Ratings8.14 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.7 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrightLocalSquirrly SEO
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(14 ratings)
7.4
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightLocalSquirrly SEO
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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Squirrly Limited
It is lightweight, very efficient and can be integrated in WordPress as well. When organizations want to optimize their content online, Squirrly SEO is probably the best option. It shows you exactly what needs to be improved on your page and makes suggestions. Moreover, the Focus Pages feature scans your pages and provides you with a probability of your ranking for the specific keyword.
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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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Squirrly Limited
  • Content optimization
  • Provide SEO tasks for a beginning user to follow.
  • WordPress site optimization.
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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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Squirrly Limited
  • Separate the marketing emails from the knowledge based emails.
  • Fix it so the plugin just works... like Yoast does.
  • Get live chat.
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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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Squirrly Limited
Whilst no live chat, you do get an answer.
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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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Squirrly Limited
It just works even a no tech like me can figure it - takes a while to learn but worth it for sure
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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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Squirrly Limited
  • It has allowed tasks to be completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • The software has increased the rankings and reach of the organization, thereby increasing the number of people visiting the company's website.
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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