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Score 7.1 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO is a very useful tool for any company looking to boost its marketing effort substantially. While telemarketing is an excellent way to generate new business, online marketing campaigns are crucial in today's society when it comes to prospecting for new business opportunities. Occasionally it can be difficult to reach new audiences who are in fact an appropriate fit for the products you offer. CognitiveSEO helps you target market those audiences and utilize the most out of your marketing efforts.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

SEMRush is a great tool for any SEO campaign, especially if you are doing a lot of continued research on new keywords to target, if you have competitors to beat, links to acquire or monitor, etc. You can have multiple projects at one time, so it's great for a small to medium size agency that is managing multiple clients. There is a bit of a learning curve with it, but if you get in there and use it frequently, it provides a lot of value.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

CognitiveSEO
7.6
SEMrush
8.2
Keyword analysis
CognitiveSEO
8.0
SEMrush
9.3
Backlink management
CognitiveSEO
8.4
SEMrush
8.0
SERP ranking tracking
CognitiveSEO
8.0
SEMrush
8.7
Page grader
CognitiveSEO
7.0
SEMrush
8.0
Competitive analysis
CognitiveSEO
7.7
SEMrush
8.6
Site audit / diagnostics
CognitiveSEO
6.5
SEMrush
8.3
Site recommendations
CognitiveSEO
7.0
SEMrush
7.8
Task management
CognitiveSEO
8.0
SEMrush
7.1

SEO Channels

CognitiveSEO
5.9
SEMrush
8.1
Local SEO
CognitiveSEO
6.5
SEMrush
7.8
Social SEO
CognitiveSEO
7.0
SEMrush
7.9
Mobile SEO
CognitiveSEO
5.0
SEMrush
8.3
Global SEO
CognitiveSEO
5.0
SEMrush
8.4

SEO Platform & Account Management

CognitiveSEO
5.5
SEMrush
8.1
Multi-domain support
CognitiveSEO
4.7
SEMrush
8.1
Integration with web analytics tools
CognitiveSEO
6.4
SEMrush
8.2

Pros

CognitiveSEO

  • Increases Website Traction
  • Helps Build Social Media Presence
  • Helps Target Market Similar Customers of Alike Competitors
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

  • Site audits: This feature quickly identifies issues and deficiencies found on our client's websites so that we implement fixes to correct the issue(s).
  • Keyword tracking: This feature is great for letting us know what keywords are and aren't performing well for our client's site(s) vs. the competition.
  • Reporting: Reports are quick and easy to pull, and simple for the client to read and understand even if they have limited technical knowledge.
Joseph Lesho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CognitiveSEO

  • Exporting data is doable but a little confusing
  • The anchor text tagging is a bit cumbersome
  • Toxic link warnings can seem a little "the sky is falling"
Joshua Titsworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

  • I'd like to see better, more customizable dashboard widgets.
  • Pricing based on how many keywords are being tracked is not a great model.
  • I'd like to see reports take into account both mobile and desktop collectively, instead of keeping them separate.
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CognitiveSEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SEMrush

SEMrush 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SEMRush has a slight learning curve, but everything is organized really well. Once you learn where everything is, using the software and running reports is incredibly easy. You can easily add new projects, get help for improving on-page SEO, and there are even video tutorials that walk you through the whole system if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
Tim Sleeper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO 7.4
Based on 5 answers
They do not respond quickly to any questions or the one time I had an issue. I had resolved the issue myself before they gave a response
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

SEMrush 7.7
Based on 27 answers
This is a great tool that helps you identify the keywords that are common among our competitors. Similar to the keyword gap tool, we also use Backlink Gap tool that help us in determining the backlinks our travel website competitors. It also displays the SERP results list for the specific keyword and with this tool we have already ranked 5 pages on Google's first page
Rahul Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CognitiveSEO

CognitiveSEO has some unique content optimization features and backlink analysis and auditing features that set it apart from other similar tools. For the price point it's well worth experimenting with to see if you can find value in using it.
Joseph Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

I have not used another product like SEMRush. Although I do not have anything to compare it to, I think this platform is the total package! Even if you are only using the Keyword Magic Tool or using Domain Overview to look at competitor metrics, this platform with provide you with more insight, clarity, and information you need to create your best campaign / marketing strategy
Whitney Slothower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CognitiveSEO

  • Significant ROI on marketing campaigns by boosting our application output by 25%.
  • Extensive target marketing that attracts new clients to products we specialize in through detailed keyword searching across many different websites.
  • More efficiency for each individual sales representative in-house to obtain data quicker and sort leads more effectively.
Brett Horton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMrush

  • SEMRush has allowed for our marketing team to have a better focus on what keywords make sense for our pages to rank for, giving us data-backed decisions and saving us time.
  • We have also been able to easily track the changes in our organic traffic month to month, especially by keyword. Having the ability to see which keywords are providing the most value has influenced our content strategy as well as our backlink pursuits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CognitiveSEO

General

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

CognitiveSEO Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SEMrush

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SEMrush Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$99,951
Guru$199,951
Business$399,951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

CognitiveSEO
7.1
SEMrush
8.8

Usability

CognitiveSEO
SEMrush
9.0

Support Rating

CognitiveSEO
7.4
SEMrush
7.7

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