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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

Moz

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

Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Moz
7.6
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Moz
9.2
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Moz
6.9
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz
8.5
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Moz
8.9
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Moz
7.0
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Moz
7.0
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
6.8
Moz
5.0

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Moz
7.8
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Moz
7.6
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Moz
7.2
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.4
Moz
7.5
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Moz
8.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz
8.3
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz
8.6
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz
8.0

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

Moz

  • 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

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

Moz

  • Link building is not a core strength for MOZ. But I think they've recognized this and found a company (STAT) to join up with to strengthen that area.
  • I think they've missed how useful Rank Tracker is to a lot of their users. I would like to see them spend some time on the UX of this feature to improve it because the base concept is worthwhile. I started looking into alternate solutions when I heard it was going away--solutions that would have taken my budget away from MOZ. It was a relief to see them roll back their decision to remove its functionality.
  • I would like to see more capability to be able to track ranking for keyterms for desktop and mobile as separate metrics. I know there is a difference, but I have no definitive insights other than my manual tracking, which for local is not very accurate when I'm trying to promote a site in Portland and am based in the Midwest.
Anonymous | 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

Moz

Moz 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

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

Moz

Moz 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It's extremely intuitive and explicitly ties the functionality of the product to SEO best practices.
Mackinley Levine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Moz

Moz 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time I've ever needed it, it's been there.
Ingo Grammel | 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

Moz

Moz 9.3
Based on 7 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

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

Moz

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

Moz

I've recently noticed we're using SEM Rush a whole lot more nowadays for rank tracking. In fact, it's the first time we've gone to the highest package across multiple client accounts due to the ability to plot rankings amongst competitors in a cool visual way, the ability to categorize keywords by tags, and the nice UI improvements they have made.
Rodrigo Stockebrand | 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

Moz

  • 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

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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

Moz

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
Moz
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Moz
8.9

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.9
Moz
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Moz
10.0

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Moz
6.0

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Moz
9.3

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Moz

Online Training

Conductor Searchlight
Moz
7.0

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Moz

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Moz

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