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Conductor Searchlight

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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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

Searchmetrics

Searchmetrics does a great job when doing optimization of your content and keywords. It is less appropriate when doing off page optimization like backlinks.
Christiaan Bollen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Searchmetrics
7.6
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.7
Searchmetrics
9.0
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Searchmetrics
4.0
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics
9.0
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Searchmetrics
8.0
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics
7.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Searchmetrics
8.0
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Searchmetrics
8.0
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
6.8
Searchmetrics
8.0

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
8.2
Searchmetrics
7.0
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Searchmetrics
7.0
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Searchmetrics
6.0
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.4
Searchmetrics
7.0
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Searchmetrics
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics
9.0
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics
9.0

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

Searchmetrics

  • Large database of companies and search terms to compare with our site.
  • In the research section, we are able to do research on an unlimited number of sites/keywords
  • Paid and Organic search research all in one place to make research and performance comparisons a lot easier
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

Searchmetrics

  • Social media visibility
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
Guido Marchal | 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

Searchmetrics

Searchmetrics 3.0
Based on 1 answer
We are currently using an agency and do not need Searchmetrics services at this time. If we do need research metrics in the future, we will probably go with them. The only deterrent is that we got suckered into an additional year with them because we were a few days late on opting out of the auto-renew. Although I was very upset about getting stuck an extra year paying for services I do not need, that is probably the only issue I have with the company, so if you can avoid that, it's a pretty good product.
Anonymous | 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

Searchmetrics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Searchmetrics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Searchmetrics

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

Searchmetrics

We originally selected Searchmetrics because we got more bang for our buck. On the research end, we could do unlimited searches without the cost of the service going up. As for the historical data, we could store more trending data and do deeper research than we could with the competitor. The monthly fee was almost half (if i remember correctly, but it's been a few years) of what what we were paying before with a competitor.
Anonymous | 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

Searchmetrics

  • It had a positive impact on the ROI. As the websites rank better the revenue raised.
  • Searchmetrics Suite is an expensive product, it is too expensive for small websites.
Christiaan Bollen | 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

Searchmetrics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight
9.6
Searchmetrics
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Searchmetrics
3.0

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.9
Searchmetrics

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Searchmetrics

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Searchmetrics

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Searchmetrics

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Searchmetrics

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Searchmetrics

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Searchmetrics

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