Ceros Studio vs. gShift

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceros Studio
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Ceros Studio is a content marketing software platform that enables designers and marketers to create interactive web content, without the need for coding or developers.
$36,000
per year
gShift
Score 7.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
gShift is the flagship cloud-based search engine optimization platform from the Canadian company gShift Labs headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, launched in 2009 to simplify and "demystify" organic SEO. Billed as a comprehensive and integrated suite of tools, gShift offers keyword analysis across multiple and international (including Baidu) search engines, backlink checking and insights, content-level analytics and reporting, mobile discoverability and local search analysis, and some more rarely…
$199
Pricing
Ceros StudiogShift
Editions & Modules
Annual Subscription
36,000
per year
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceros StudiogShift
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSEO Platform pricing is based on the number of keywords per month. kontextURL pricing is based on the number of clicks registered per month. Influencer Marketing module pricing is based on the number of influencers and/or rosters managed.
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Features
Ceros StudiogShift
Content Creation
Comparison of Content Creation features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
8.0
4 Ratings
1% below category average
gShift
-
Ratings
Ideation10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Approval workflows4.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Content collaboration9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Network for content licensing/production9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Publishing
Comparison of Content Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
5.7
4 Ratings
35% below category average
gShift
-
Ratings
Content hub9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Forms / Gated content3.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Embedded CTAs8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Content distribution4.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Content promotion8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Content automation2.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Content Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Content Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
3.7
4 Ratings
72% below category average
gShift
-
Ratings
Audience profiling and targeting1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Closed-loop tracking and reporting1.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Content performance analytics5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Campaign optimization dashboard2.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analytics9.72 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
-
Ratings
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Keyword analysis00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Backlink management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Page grader00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Competitive analysis00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Task management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
-
Ratings
gShift
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Local SEO00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Social SEO00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Global SEO00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceros Studio
-
Ratings
gShift
6.0
2 Ratings
34% below category average
Multi-domain support00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceros StudiogShift
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceros StudiogShift
Likelihood to Recommend
Ceros
Ceros is fantastic for companies who can afford it. It's not ideal for startups who don't have the budget for it. If your company or agency is interested in creating interactive content, but you don't have the skill sets in-house to develop or code them properly, Ceros is for you
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gShift Labs
gShift's pace of development is pretty amazing and they are very responsive to enhancement requests and other feedback on their solutions. gShift is well-suited for an agency environment where multiple clients need the basics in keyword rankings and website analytics and PPC reporting integration. gShift is less suited for a large organizations with multiple properties or web presences that are all integrated but require silos for reporting purposes or any type of parent-child reporting relationship that necessitates reporting at the property level as well as summarized reporting for all properties.
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Pros
Ceros
  • Easy to use and adopt user interface. If you know basic Photoshop, you can use this.
  • Encouraging roadmap - the product has gotten better every year. The company obviously listens to client feedback.
  • Smart, dedicated client team - always checking in, comes with new ideas, generally nice people. We always love our meetings with them!
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gShift Labs
  • Bringing most of your applications to one platform.
  • Managing Gmail Accounts.
  • Bringing all your communication channels to one spot.
  • Easy setup and account integration.
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Cons
Ceros
  • A direct to consumer model
  • Price point is high, but understandably
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gShift Labs
  • Minor bugs and defects are an ongoing issue - for example, PDF export capability for custom dashboards seems to be down frequently. While these type of defects are always resolved in 1-2 weeks, the fact that some of them keep reoccurring is an ongoing frustration.
  • Custom Dashboard functionality is limited to pre-set defaults as far as what data points or "beacons" as gShift calls them, that you could pull.
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Support Rating
Ceros
Our CSMs have always been 100% and their support team typically responds within an hour or two. Their design/build team also worked with us on perfecting several experiences and are always mindful of how a project is going. One of their designers didn't really understand one of our requests and the project took more rounds of revisions than in previous projects, but they rectified the issue and the project came out well in the end. That outcome probably only happened in the time it did due to our CSM consistently checking in and getting feedback throughout the project - unfortunately, not something that happens enough with all our partners.
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gShift Labs
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Ceros
Ceros takes what would be difficult to accomplish in the Adobe suite of products and makes it easy. When it comes to user experience, user interface and customization options, Ceros is a much better alternative than Adobe. However, Adobe is the trusted name and some may be more comfortable with Adobe products
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gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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Return on Investment
Ceros
  • Increased win rate during presentations.
  • Elevated content appearance.
  • Engaged audience more.
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gShift Labs
  • We have been able to identify other keyword ranking opportunities and increase our on-site conversion rate.
  • gShift has helped us prioritize content and discover content that is over-performing, and better optimize that content and use it for remarketing purposes.
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ScreenShots

gShift Screenshots

Screenshot of Web Presence Overview Dashboard - collection of data beacons to help focus on analytics, keyword and content performance trends, competitive visibility trends, keyword discovery, content discovery and competitor discovery.Screenshot of An agency level beacon designed to highlight keyword/content, analytics and domain-specific trends across multiple web presences.Screenshot of Keyword Dashboard - a collection of beacons designed to provide keyword visibility and discovery insights.Screenshot of Content Engagement Dashboard - Customizable kurl  dashboard designed to provide insight on content performance.Screenshot of Content Conversion Dashboard - Customizable kurl dashboard designed to provide insight into performance, optimization and ROI of content campaigns.Screenshot of Site Audit Recommendations - prioritized list of website issues based on technical SEO best practices.