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Score 9 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • The Search Monitor ranks higher in 3 feature sets: SEO, SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

6.9

Google Search Console

69%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 8/8 features

Keyword analysis

7.9
79%
43 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Backlink management

7.3
73%
38 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

7.7
77%
40 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Page grader

6.4
64%
30 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Competitive analysis

5.6
56%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

6.9
69%
42 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site recommendations

7.0
70%
40 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task management

6.8
68%
19 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.0

Google Search Console

80%
8.8

The Search Monitor

88%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Local SEO

7.9
79%
35 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Social SEO

7.3
73%
20 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile SEO

8.2
82%
44 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Global SEO

8.6
86%
39 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.9

Google Search Console

89%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
Google Search Console ranks higher in 1/2 features

Multi-domain support

9.2
92%
43 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integration with web analytics tools

8.6
86%
44 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Google Search Console is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Google Search Console

92%
50 Ratings
8.0

The Search Monitor

80%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Google Search Console

100%
1 Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.1

Google Search Console

61%
16 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Search Console

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.
Kelly Michael Skelton | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

It would be less appropriate for businesses that cannot afford its services. I believe that almost any company can benefit from this but it needs to make sense financially. It is really well suited for mid-large businesses who want to target consumers through search engines and wants to stay ahead of competitors and see what keyphrases and words that they are using to better suit your content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Google Search Console

  • 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.
Ruby Goyal | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Competitors bidding against our keywords
  • Threat analysis
  • Automatially sending alerts if specific metrics change
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Search Console

  • 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).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Different types of alerts
  • iPad better integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Search Console

General

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

Starting Price

The Search Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Stefanie Cash | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Search Console

Google Search Console 6.1
Based on 16 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Search Console

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

Search monitor gives better visibility on what competitors are doing for a bulk of keywords, while SEMRush lets you just see how strong the competition is for a specific domain/keyword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Search Console

  • 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.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Easier to target locally
  • Violations have been easy to submit taking less time away from the team
  • Was able to increase SEO
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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