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Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor is very well suited for keyword research as it has a connection to SEM Rush. They also display content opportunites in a very easy to read way. For example, our content writers, who are not SEO experts, are able to go into Conductor, type in websites or terms that they think they would like to write an article about. The platform provide easy to read and understand contnet recommendaitons like what could be written to answer a People Also Ask question.
Stephanie Casajuana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

Search console must be integrated with every website as it is crucial to get a thorough keyword analysis of webpages. It helps in improving your click-through rate and fasten the process of your post getting crawled. Its Robots.txt settings is a bit complicated, hence avoid it if you are not a technical person
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Google Search Console
7.5
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Google Search Console
7.6
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Google Search Console
7.3
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console
8.2
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Google Search Console
7.7
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console
6.2
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Google Search Console
8.8
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Google Search Console
7.4
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
6.8
Google Search Console
6.9

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Google Search Console
8.2
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Google Search Console
8.1
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Google Search Console
7.4
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.4
Google Search Console
8.4
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Google Search Console
9.1

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console
9.0
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console
8.9
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console
9.2

Pros

Conductor Searchlight

  • Professional services teams that are on top of their tech skills and can apply that to help us problem solve technical and strategic problems. For example, URL inventories and SEO evaluations per page for large and cumbersome websites.
  • Searchlight lets me understand how my products and services compare to competitors (some I know and some that aren't even on my radar) so I can make decisions about to make sure my content shows up where I think it should.
  • Conversely, it also shows me where my content shows up that I didn't expect or plan for. Sometimes this a great learning for business users that drives new content or concepts to build on success.
  • While monitoring the health of my website is not a key function of the platform, it does give me just enough clues (like broken links or poor page performance) to ask questions about development etc.
  • Conductor has been excellent partners in training a wide range of business users and providing proof of strategic value of the platform's performance and impact.
Amy Kolzow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

  • Provides details on what other sites contain backlinks to your site, along with the page they direct to within your site
  • Displays impressions and click throughs for Google search queries
  • Individual page performance by location and device category as it pertains to generating clicks leading to your site
  • Basic indexing and readability issues within your site
  • The new interface that just rolled out is much easier on the eyes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conductor Searchlight

  • Site Analysis. Conductor Searchlight uses DeepCrawl for its site analysis. While this is a powerful tool that helps me know everything wrong with my website like - no titles, short descriptions, no Alt tags, etc - the amount of information can be overwhelming. Initially, I had thousands of errors I was trying to fix using DeepCrawl - it was difficult to know what I had corrected and what still needed to be corrected without doing another crawl. It would be helpful if there was a way to check off things that had been fixed as I was working through the list.
  • Conductor does a great job training. First, they introduced me to Searchlight and walked me through everything, and helped me create workspaces and set up reports. Then we moved on to the site analysis with DeepCrawl. Because I had so much work to do from the site analysis it was a while before I got back into Searchlight. I had forgotten much of the training by that point. But the team is helping me get back into the flow of things again. They are great like that!
Misty McMillan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

  • It can be a little difficult to navigate
  • More training resources would be an asset. A beginner is given the power to completely destroy a sites search results at the push of a button. Likewise it is a powerful tool to enhance search results also.
  • An option to take care of multiple versions of the same site simultaneously would be helpful. An option to use the same validation script across all versions and administer them simultaneously would be a time save (i.e. non-www, www, http://, and https:// versions of the same site).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Conductor is part of the SEO process we have at the company, it's crucial for us to continue working them to solve our day to day SEO challenges.
Alex Grosu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.9
Based on 147 answers
Searchlight is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use. Coming from someone who doesn't have much time in my day to be learning new systems, Conductor is very usable. The InsightStream helps me get a quick look at how we're doing and any major events that have an effect on our web performance. I usually log in first thing every morning just to do a temperature check to see how we're doing. As far as workspaces, this is the main function I use and I love them! They update within the workspace so each week and I get automated reports.
Kelsey Magilton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Google Search Console is a simple program that allows organizations to get a solid understanding of the way their site functions and how users land on it. It can be used for making critical business decisions regarding marketing budgets and that within itself is why it deserves a 10.
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.8
Based on 169 answers
We have an absolutely fantastic account team. They are always ready to step in and help us pull information or help us figure something out. The two year-end recap meetings I've been in with our account team have always provided me with some new piece of knowledge that I didn't have previously. I think we're lucky here to have a superuser of the platform owning our relationship with the Conductor team, but there is always a way to make the information from the platform understandable to all different levels of SEO knowledge
Jennifer Rodgers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 6.0
Based on 9 answers
As with all Google software, your primary source of help is their forums, their knowledge base articles, or whatever tutorials you can find on the web. Often answers on their forums are not straightforward and may not address the actual issue you're experiencing. The KB articles are typically written like instruction manuals - for better or for worse. Tutorials on the web may vary, but the odds are good someone out there had the same questions as you and was kind enough to document their experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.2
Based on 4 answers
I definitely recommend their professional services for getting started. It got our account 90% of the way to where we needed to be in order to gain value from it. In fact, I'd suggest that with few exceptions (such as, you have a staff that is already familiar with the platform and doesn't need any help), the quick start services over the first 30-90 days should be a standard part of onboarding with any new client. It definitely got us to the point of gaining ROI from the solution and, in turn, will make it easier to justify renewal and continued investment in it.
Chris Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Conductor Searchlight

Of all the platforms we evaluated, Conductor stood out head-and-shoulders above the rest. Their product catalog provides exactly what we need (and more), and their customer support team is second to none. I've worked with Conductor Searchlight in two previous roles as well (the first by discovery, the second by my own recommendation); both organizations saw a dramatic increase in online properties' presence from an SEO approach; organic traffic increased substantially, along with gaining a plethora of insights that were an absolute necessity.
Brian Crum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

We use Google Search Console in tandem with other products like Google Analytics - not in place of it. Search Console definitely provides information about organic search keywords that Google Analytics does not provide, so that's been a very helpful addition. We also use Yoast to help with optimization of pages that might be identified by Search Console. In the past, I've used tools like Moz and Screaming Frog do some similar search/ranking analysis; those do have some more unique features that help to guide next steps, but I don't think they're replacements for what Search Console provides, especially given the crawl/sitemap features.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Conductor Searchlight

  • When creating VersaDesk's Office Fitness product page we applied these best practices. The results have been this page having the largest increase in traffic of all our product pages and has seen a 163% increase in traffic since January 2019. Additionally all sales from our office fitness products have made up 23% of sales YTD, essentially increasing our revenue by the percent as well.
Rachael R. Galloway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Search Console

  • I'd say there is no business in the world that had negative ROI from GSC, since it's completely free, super easy to implement and has a great value for people with a brain. All of the companies I worked for in the last 10 years were using it and all of these companies had positive ROI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Conductor Searchlight

General

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

Google Search Console

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight
9.6
Google Search Console
9.2

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Google Search Console

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.9
Google Search Console
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Google Search Console

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Google Search Console

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Google Search Console
6.0

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Google Search Console

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Google Search Console

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Google Search Console

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