Google Search Console vs. Linkdex Enterprise SEO Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Google Search Console
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Google Search Console is a search engine optimization software solution offered by Google.N/A
Linkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
Score 7.0 out of 10
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Linkdex Enterprise SEO platform from the UK company Linkdex is a cloud-based search engine optimization platform featuring integrated search visibility, market share, and content performance reporting and multi-channel campaign management tools with a focus on organic marketing. It touts data rich yet comprehensible reporting leading to actionable business intelligence. Would-be users may book a demonstration for their company of this enterprise level, multi-national product. Based in London…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Google Search ConsoleLinkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
Google Search ConsoleLinkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Google Search Console
8.2
49 Ratings
5% above category average
Linkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
7.9
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Keyword analysis8.542 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Backlink management8.837 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.439 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Page grader8.429 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Competitive analysis7.616 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics6.341 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Site recommendations7.839 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Task management8.518 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Google Search Console
8.1
46 Ratings
6% above category average
Linkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
8.8
1 Ratings
14% above category average
Local SEO9.134 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social SEO8.019 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO8.343 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Global SEO7.038 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Google Search Console
8.6
46 Ratings
2% above category average
Linkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
8.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Multi-domain support8.942 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.243 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Google Search ConsoleLinkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(49 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.1
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Google Search ConsoleLinkdex Enterprise SEO Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Google Search Console is helpful to understand what terms customers search for and click onto your website from. However, it's not helpful if you're looking for deep competitive insight on search terms people are using and how that impacts your website.
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Linkdex
From my research, Linkdex is the least expensive enterprise SEO platform available. If you have a team of optimization specialists or you are managing SEO efforts for multiple clients, Linkdex is a perfect entry-level enterprise platform. If you are a solo practitioner managing a single site - even if you work at a multiple billion dollar organization - Linkdex may be TOO much for a single individual or a small team to handle, as you surely will not use the platform for its collaboration ability and not dive into certain areas on a frequent enough basis to make the cost justifiable.
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Pros
Google
  • You can also submit your sitemap directly to Google and get it crawled.
  • You can also index and crawl you updated and new webpages.
  • It also displays errors that are preventing your site pages to get indexed in Google.
  • You get a list of all the keywords for which your site is ranking.
  • You can track its position, CTR and impressions.
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Linkdex
  • Share of Search is awesome! It is one of the primary features we use and talks about with our clients and it always makes its way on to our monthly dashboards. Being able to assess your organic coverage in comparison with your competition is extremely focused and drives action.
  • Content 360 allows you to not only see areas which have SEO issues and how many keywords the page is ranking for, but it also integrates data from Google Analytics - showing engagement and value metrics. This lets you quickly assess whether you are going to optimizing a page that is trafficked frequently or if you are optimizing a page that no one cares about.
  • It is a comprehensive SEO platform. Linkdex incorporates not only base SEO tools like issue tracking, keyword rankings, etc., but its integration with Google Analytics and Search Console provide an even clearer picture - helping you prioritize your optimization work. In addition, it has content strategy tools within the platform to help you plan your next blog post or content update by sharing competitive analysis and showing online authors - so you know where to look and who to reach out to if you are link building.
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Cons
Google
  • 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).
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Linkdex
  • While on-boarding was done relatively well, with recurring meeting and even the account rep logging into our account and doing some of the grunt work for us, Linkdex is a bit of a beast to setup and configure to get the full potential out of the platform. So you cannot expect to get immediate value out of it on day one.
  • Dashboarding and Report Generation capabilities could be better, as the visualizations are somewhat limited and lack filter abilities where needed. This can cause additional work of exporting data and manipulating it manually. Depending on scenarios, this could be solved using the API; however, for those don't want to go that route, this would create a gap.
  • Lack of integrations. It would be ideal to pull in additional data points beyond the out of the box Google Analytics, Search Console, and Twitter options. Facebook, YouTube, and other social media and marketing platforms would help make the data set more robust.
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Usability
Google
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.
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Linkdex
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Support Rating
Google
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.
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Linkdex
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Alternatives Considered
Google
SEMRush is a supplementary tool we use to provide competitive analysis. While it does, or should, provide the same data that Search Console does, but I only fully trust Search Console when it comes to basic performance in Google for the sites we develop and own. SEMRush, and other products like it, does provide much more in-depth insights that can help drive business decisions, including site performance on other search engines, along putting organic and paid search performance in one spot. However, SEMRush costs money while Search Console is free.
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Linkdex
Linkdex is truly an enterprise solution. We have had enterprise clients attempt to use Moz as an enterprise solution and it falls short. Specifically with the ability to add unlimited users to the platform and configure rights. The task management capability is also great to enterprise teams, as you can assign tasks and include comments around hypothesis or context as to why you are implementing an SEO solution. Being able to review when changes were made to a site and then measuring how rankings/traffic/engagement changed because of it, without having to use an SEO tool, Google Analytics, and Excel... it is all in a single platform. If you are a small organization or a single individual, that is the only reason, in my opinion, to choose Moz.
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Return on Investment
Google
  • Given that this is a free tool, the return on investment has been particularly high - we've identified and addressed a few site issues that could have meant a reduction in search traffic.
  • Our organic search traffic has been on the rise in part due to the insights gained from the search traffic analytics provided within the console.
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Linkdex
  • We were manually pulling data to provide a rough calculation of Share of Search before Linkdex. This process would take 3-4 hours per client, per month. With Linkdex, we would log in and see Share of Search... it was just there without any work. We were able to provide a better service to our clients by spending more time analyzing the data and less time cultivating it.
  • The relatively small investment from a monthly/quarterly tool budget perspective was great for us. At approximately $600 per month, it was so insignificant to the many clients we served that by staying in the same platform versus having to log in to multiple platforms, multiple times to see information across clients, we easily saved $600 in task switching simply from a login/logout perspective on a monthly basis.
  • The fact that the account rep would take some tasks off of our plate and go in and configure the system for us was great and saved our consultants time to bill the client doing additional activities, while still moving forward in configuring the platform.
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