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Likelihood to Recommend

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud is good to help build media lists and keeping track of updates in media contacts — much better than if you were trying to do it without such a tool. It's good for sending out press releases via email, without having to pay additional money for PR Newswire. In addition, it's good if you have one main person at your company using Cision, as at least our subscription only allows one user at a time. It's less helpful if you have multiple users who need it simultaneously, as this would cost more. It's also less helpful for tracking outcomes because we don't have media monitoring, which would have cost an additional $10,000 or so. One of our clients did subscribe to media monitoring through Cision's NextGen, but it seems like the two platforms are not integrated very well. With this media monitoring, "clips" of print newspaper articles are provided via LexisNexis as text-only, and not as printed in the paper with a photo.
Lynn Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz is fantastic for keyword-centric, rankings-focused clients. It also offers fun extras that clients love such as SERP features, and a great competitor-comparison angle for specific keywords. For clients who want to see how keywords fluctuate in rankings over time, Moz is an excellent tool to make this tracking as effortless as possible
Dustin Junkert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.9
Keyword analysis
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
9.4
Backlink management
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.5
SERP ranking tracking
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
9.0
Page grader
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
9.2
Competitive analysis
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.2
Site recommendations
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.3
Task management
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
5.3

SEO Channels

Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.9
Local SEO
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.7
Social SEO
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.2
Mobile SEO
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
7.5
Global SEO
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
9.1

SEO Platform & Account Management

Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
8.4
Multi-domain support
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
8.8
Integration with web analytics tools
Cision Communications Cloud
Moz Pro
8.0

Pros

Cision Communications Cloud

  • Influencer research: I am able to quickly find the right reporter or editor for my pitch because Cision lets me know what they write about, their communications preferences, past articles, etc.
  • Distribution: I appreciate a template to help streamline my pitch and press release distribution that allows me to send my news to a targeted list of contacts without having to send individual emails. I can send out communications with just a few steps, in just a few minutes.
  • News search: I use Cision to scan for news and monitor for mentions of my clients. I also use this feature to keep tabs on topics and key terms of interest to me and my clients to stay ahead of emerging trends and stay on top of emerging discussions in my clients' industries.
Erin Witt, APR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

  • Keyword Explorer has excellent filtering options and a great recommendation engine around related terms.
  • The On-Page Grader is an excellent gut check when publishing new service pages and blog posts.
  • Domain Authority has always served as an easily digestible number to assess how we're doing in our optimization efforts, as well as assessing competitors or outreach targets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cision Communications Cloud

  • The social component could be upgraded to more accurately collect metrics on ephemeral content.
  • Social listening is done in a completely different program than the media monitoring - combining the two would make report creation much easier and allow for a fuller picture of an incident across traditional and social media on the built-in dashboard section.
  • Social listening only tracks Twitter. Public Facebook comments would be key in seeing a fuller picture of how an incident or campaign is playing out on social media.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

  • Backlink database is limited
  • Industry specific jargons and mentions would be helpful
  • Error tracking is very misleading
  • Duplicate pages marking each page even when it’s not duplicate. In other words this algorithm is too sensitive. Provide ability or control to user to set the sensitivity of the duplicate page check
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.4
Based on 16 answers
While I am happy with the product performance overall, TrendKite's recent merger with Cision is cause for concern. When we first signed on with TrendKite, I spoke with several users and the best response I received was that the company was a startup and we could expect there to be hiccups along the way as the company grew and the platform got more robust. That has certainly been the case. However, now that they have merged with Cision — a company that has grown too fast, has not focused on improving its product and has poor customer service — I have concerns that TrendKite will lose some of the qualities that have made it a great company and great product to work with.
Buck Banks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 8.9
Based on 38 answers
We've been paying monthly for Moz for at least four years. We rely heavily on it for our daily work, and would need to re-engineer many of our processes if we were to cancel our subscription. I suspect we'll continue to use Moz as long as we are in business (assuming they maintain their quality).
Kyle Claypool | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 7.7
Based on 52 answers
The flexibility and customization of Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* is among its most important features. Changing the dashboards, using keywords in the saved searches to pull out the best stories and the integration with marketing automation tools gives me confidence that I will able to continue using this tool well into the future. The future implementation and integration of the media contact database will complete the suite, making list management and email marketing programs much smoother. *This review was written before Cision acquired TrendKite. TrendKite is now part of Cision Communications Cloud.
Kevin Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 8.5
Based on 2 answers
it's easy to use once you get the hang of it and most people with any sort of background in using online tools and analytics systems can figure it out. it's just not as intuitive as it could be like google webmaster tools or Adobe (Site Catalyst)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Easily accessible 24/7.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Every time I've ever needed it, it's been there.
Ingo Grammel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Generally, Cision performs well day to day, but it's got some annoying bugs that slow down usage/require user workarounds which is inefficient. More seriously, a few months ago, as a result of a major system upgrade, certain critical functionality was not working and I was unable to use the service for more than a day when I had time-sensitive work to execute
Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 6.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.4
Based on 321 answers
For Cision TrendKite in particilar, support always responded, but it was sometimes slow. For some of our booleans and search queries, we would need help refining and excluding terms/phrases that weren't relevant to our client or campaign. This sometimes took 1-2 days just to get a response back, which sometimes was too late when a last-minute report was due. This was only with the support staff, not necessarily our customer success manager or sales rep.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 9.4
Based on 14 answers
I have not had a ton of interaction with the support team. Mostly asking questions where I cannot find the answer or where the data did not quite make sense. I always use their easy to access chat feature to talk to support. They are very responsive and very well informed and can usually solve my issue with just one chat session.
Kevin Gamache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 8.2
Based on 3 answers
The online training sessions available for the Cision Communications Cloud are helpful and informative. There's more than one option - initially, I signed up for the live webinar classes on basic functions and that is what I recommend other new users do as well. If I have specific questions or something I want to learn more about, I can search the online database and find article or online training videos to get the information I need.
Cindy Arco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

Moz Pro 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 10.0
Based on 7 answers
There is no implementation at the customer's end so this doesn't really apply to my instance of Cision (possibly to all instances of it).
Susan Tull | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cision Communications Cloud

We selected Cision Communications Cloud (TrendKite)* because we liked its advanced analytics and visualization and the ability to find individual journalists' interests and target them with specific pitches. We also heard that TrendKite has best in class customer service and support. But we missed the content distribution capabilities of Cision and found configuring TrendKite for our day to day and ongoing use challenging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

I like that I don't need to download anything to use all of the features MOZ has to offer. It is all contained online, so I don't have to open separate applications. And the cost is extremely reasonable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cision Communications Cloud

Cision Communications Cloud 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use, but still room for improvement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Cision Communications Cloud

  • Cision has a net positive impact on time savings for staff so we can be quicker to market
  • Cision has a positive impact on internal savings as it is used internally across multiple accounts and with the internal PR team
  • Cision is extremely useful when it comes to resourcing and conducting outreach in those DMA's where our agency doesn't have a physical presence
Dan Lobring | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Pro

  • I can't answer that question accurately as I don't have access to the budgetary metrics of our business.
  • I can say it's certainly helped us glean insight into HOW to gain a positive ROI, but can't attest to the true figures because I simply don't know.
Andrew Silverstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cision Communications Cloud

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cision Communications Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Moz Pro

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Moz Pro Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$991
Medium149.991
Large249.001
Premium$5991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cision Communications Cloud
8.2
Moz Pro
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Cision Communications Cloud
8.4
Moz Pro
8.9

Usability

Cision Communications Cloud
7.7
Moz Pro
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Cision Communications Cloud
9.1
Moz Pro
10.0

Performance

Cision Communications Cloud
9.1
Moz Pro
6.0

Support Rating

Cision Communications Cloud
8.4
Moz Pro
9.4

Online Training

Cision Communications Cloud
8.2
Moz Pro
7.0

Implementation Rating

Cision Communications Cloud
10.0
Moz Pro

Scalability

Cision Communications Cloud
7.3
Moz Pro

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