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Conductor Searchlight

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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

Upwork

On the client side, Upwork is great for accessing a huge pool of talent in a wide variety of skill sets. It's also excellent for finding US-based freelancers. It allows you to interview (chat with or ask questions of) freelancers before you hire them, so you can get an idea of whether or not someone will be a good fit for your project. On the freelancer side, Upwork is a mixed bag. Their policy of "receiving no feedback hurts job success score" seems unfair. This is far overshadowed by the 20% fee on the first $500 though. It makes doing small projects on the platform a lot less profitable or desirable (maybe they do this on purpose?). It is extremely nice though to be able to filter projects for "US only," though.
Justin Roodman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Conductor Searchlight
8.5
Upwork
Keyword analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Upwork
Backlink management
Conductor Searchlight
7.4
Upwork
SERP ranking tracking
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upwork
Page grader
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Upwork
Competitive analysis
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upwork
Site audit / diagnostics
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Upwork
Site recommendations
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Upwork
Task management
Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Upwork

SEO Channels

Conductor Searchlight
7.9
Upwork
Local SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.4
Upwork
Social SEO
Conductor Searchlight
5.6
Upwork
Mobile SEO
Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Upwork
Global SEO
Conductor Searchlight
8.7
Upwork

SEO Platform & Account Management

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upwork
Multi-domain support
Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upwork
Integration with web analytics tools
Conductor Searchlight
9.1
Upwork

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

Upwork

  • Messaging service is available in a browser, Windows, and Android, so I can communicate with clients wherever I go.
  • Project searching is very powerful, which makes it easy for me to find projects to bid on.
  • Scaled project fees make great sense for long-term commitments.
  • Ratings and feedback system make it easier to spot good clients.
  • Tech support is active and always responsive.
Benjamin E. Jerew | 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

Upwork

  • Upwork is pricey, they take 10% of every transaction of the freelancer, and if you have a premium membership the cost gets higher.
  • Doing your first freelancer job can be difficult since there are so many freelancers on that website, so be prepared to set a really low rate at first.
  • The website can be a bit laggy. I have lost some jobs just because I'm not able to load the information before the clock finishes just because of some lag issues.
Manuel Aguilar | 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

Upwork

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

Upwork

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

Upwork

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

Upwork

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

Upwork

Upwork 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Support has been great. Rarely have I ever had an issue that has required support but when I have they have been great. I did have to interact with support to confirm my identity and the process was easy and quick and support was helpful to know what I needed to do to accomplish that task.
Taylor Robinson | 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

Upwork

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

Upwork

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

Upwork

Upwork is better if you are looking for some quick hires that can help solve simple problems. If you are looking for someone to join your team, I would recommend something like Indeed or ZipRecruiter. I've heard Fiverr is also good, but I haven't used it yet. Overall, Upwork is a great platform.
Brian Chung | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight

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

Upwork

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

Upwork

  • Upwork takes a cut from revenue, but it's not devastating. After maintaining a large contract for a long time, that percentage they take is lessened.
  • This percentage they take, however, makes us not want to add clients we find outside of Upwork to that platform.
Alan Bloxham | 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

Conductor Searchlight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Upwork

General

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

Upwork Editions & Modules

Edition
BasicFree
Plus49.992
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Conductor Searchlight
9.2
Upwork
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upwork

Usability

Conductor Searchlight
9.5
Upwork

Reliability and Availability

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upwork

Performance

Conductor Searchlight
7.0
Upwork

Support Rating

Conductor Searchlight
9.8
Upwork
9.1

In-Person Training

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upwork

Implementation Rating

Conductor Searchlight
10.0
Upwork

Scalability

Conductor Searchlight
9.0
Upwork

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