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Conductor Searchlight

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor [(Formerly Conductor Searchlight)] is perfectly suited to organizations of most sizes to bring Content and SEO groups together to work toward one goal. Their tools are designed with this in mind, and their focus on the quality of content (which is also Google's focus) gives us a targeted roadmap and goal set to shoot for. Whether you're a group simply looking to hold on to your #1 spot in the SERP and keep an eye on competition, or a group that's on the rise and wants to eventually overtake the competition, Conductor is set up to clearly display the levers to pull to bring an actionable path into view.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

I honestly can't think of a scenario where WebTextTool (TextMetrics) would not be valuable for anyone writing content intended for publishing either online or in print media. If the intent is for print media, then even if you completely ignore the SEO section of the analysis, all of the other analysis tools intended for content are incredibly insightful and helpful. These days, even print media almost always ends up online in some form or another on the publisher's website or in a digital format of the publication. So the SEO tools can still give a little boost in reworking or rewording some parts to make sure they will be effective not only in print but online as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Conductor Searchlight
8.5
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
9.7
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
9.9
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.4
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.6
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
8.9
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Pros

Conductor Searchlight

  • It's a great tool to use for keyword research which helped us in monitoring the progress and make adjustments to improve our organic presence.
  • Online marketplace credits to connect with a broader team and help out in specific areas like content, optimization and technical web dev.
  • We work with Christopher Jones and Stephanie LeVonne at Conductor, they have been more than helpful in answering questions, walking the team through the tool. They are always very responsive and come up with ideas on improving our SEO program.
Mahati Rapol | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

  • Tracks the exact page ranking
  • Optimizes SEO on-page in detail and with a number of measures, including a readability metric.
  • Tracking website content with a website ranking system
Cuong Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Conductor Searchlight

  • I would like to see a feature to manage the backlink disavow list through search console. If Conductor is able to add this, we may be able to drop one of our other tools and save some money in that area.
  • Conductor has a lot of features and can be a bit overwhelming. It is a strength and a weakness, as it takes time to learn all that is available.
  • Another feature I would like to see is more integration with GA, we leverage creating annotations in GA and it would be great to have those pulled into the Conductor dashboard automatically.
Jacob Giberson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

  • WebTextTool (TextMetrics) assumes that each uploaded or typed in the article is intended for online publishing, mostly in a blog type environment. While this is a perfectly understandable assumption in this day and age, it shouldn't be so difficult to ask the question of whether the content is intended for online or print media.
  • The "Credibility" section tends to be a little too harsh for my taste. Depending on the style of writing and the type of content, "too many adjectives" is too subjective a metric to apply to all writing ( still, I do get why they try to do it).
  • This is a little nitpicky, but I'd prefer to see how many projects and credits I have left to use on the dashboard page as opposed to having to click over to my account. A dashboard should show everything that a user needs to see in one shot.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 7 answers
I really love using Conductor. It's been absolutely critical to bringing a website that hasn't been optimized before into 2017. Its insights have automated issues I would have previously had to manually research, and its competitive data has helped me talk to other business units about our overall branding and strategy. Ultimately, it gives really great insights that help me plan.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.5
Based on 147 answers
I check features like the InsightStream every Monday to monitor any major losses or gains in performance. These are easily digested and save me tons of time searching for these insights manually. If there's anything "worth calling home about" I can easily add insights into a workspace and create a report to communicate these results. It's super easy to use Conductor with a team and across departments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Always works when I've needed it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Sometimes reports can take some time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.8
Based on 310 answers
I've rarely had to use product support as I rarely have issue. When I have had to use them, they are helpful and easy to work with. When an issue requires escalation, I always get a response in a timely manner. Having a success manager is also very helpful and the ability to schedule time myself is invaluable.
Ryan Morin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I only had to reach out to TexMetrics once when initially getting my account setup after signing up. The response was swift, and they addressed my question completely. I've had no other issues since I began using TextMetrics, so based on that one interaction, I have to give them a great score. I assume that it is still the same as when I reached out that one time (at least I hope it is!).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Our in house SEO manager trained everyone. It was easy to learn and he was well versed with the product. Any questions we had he was able to answer or reach out to support to find the answer
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 10.0
Based on 7 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

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Conductor Searchlight

Part of our procurement and architecture process is to look at a minimum of three vendor before choosing one to go with and includes multiple levels of reviews, questions, Proof of Concept of Proof of Value, security documentation, etc. We did go through this same process and came out deciding Conductor was the best one for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

WebTextTool plugin works like a charm, but it should better integrate with Yoast, as it would create a huge benefit.
Cuong Tran | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight

Conductor Searchlight 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Many features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Conductor Searchlight

  • Conductor helped us aim at low hanging fruits for quick wins, which increased our traffic
  • With Conductor's tool, it was easy to look at general keywords where we were already ranking, but not good enough, and then focus around what we could do to increase our positioning
  • All this extra traffic, gave us more leads, therefore more sales!
Charles Gosselin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

  • My organic traffic has improved 11% every month
Cuong Tran | 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

Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)
10.0

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Textmetrics (formerly Webtexttool)

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