gShift vs. Link Research Tools

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
gShift
Score 7.2 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
gShift is the flagship cloud-based search engine optimization platform from the Canadian company gShift Labs headquartered in Barrie, Ontario, launched in 2009 to simplify and "demystify" organic SEO. Billed as a comprehensive and integrated suite of tools, gShift offers keyword analysis across multiple and international (including Baidu) search engines, backlink checking and insights, content-level analytics and reporting, mobile discoverability and local search analysis, and some more rarely…
$199
Link Research Tools
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
gShiftLink Research Tools
Editions & Modules
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
gShiftLink Research Tools
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSEO Platform pricing is based on the number of keywords per month. kontextURL pricing is based on the number of clicks registered per month. Influencer Marketing module pricing is based on the number of influencers and/or rosters managed.
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Features
gShiftLink Research Tools
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
Link Research Tools
7.8
8 Ratings
0% above category average
Keyword analysis10.01 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Backlink management6.01 Ratings8.38 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking10.01 Ratings5.94 Ratings
Page grader9.01 Ratings7.27 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings8.98 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.01 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Site recommendations8.01 Ratings8.67 Ratings
Task management10.01 Ratings6.44 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
Link Research Tools
8.5
7 Ratings
11% above category average
Local SEO10.01 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Social SEO9.01 Ratings8.24 Ratings
Mobile SEO4.01 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Global SEO10.01 Ratings8.87 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
gShift
6.0
2 Ratings
34% below category average
Link Research Tools
8.7
6 Ratings
3% above category average
Multi-domain support5.01 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.02 Ratings8.76 Ratings
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User Ratings
gShiftLink Research Tools
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.9
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
gShiftLink Research Tools
Likelihood to Recommend
gShift Labs
gShift's pace of development is pretty amazing and they are very responsive to enhancement requests and other feedback on their solutions. gShift is well-suited for an agency environment where multiple clients need the basics in keyword rankings and website analytics and PPC reporting integration. gShift is less suited for a large organizations with multiple properties or web presences that are all integrated but require silos for reporting purposes or any type of parent-child reporting relationship that necessitates reporting at the property level as well as summarized reporting for all properties.
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LinkResearchTools
If you have any problems with your rankings or a decrease in ranking position within google it is very good to make an Link Audit with the Link Research Tools. Then you Screen all Links manually and setup your disavow-file easily. With the Link Detox Boost you gain Rankings back so fast. The last time we used it for a client, we got back the rankings within a week to 170 Positions within the Top Ten, even Position 1.
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Pros
gShift Labs
  • Bringing most of your applications to one platform.
  • Managing Gmail Accounts.
  • Bringing all your communication channels to one spot.
  • Easy setup and account integration.
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LinkResearchTools
  • fast Google penalty recovery
  • keeps a healthy backlink profile
  • calculates the opportunity or risk of potential links that are not built yet, so you can go only after the good ones
  • gives you fresh data from 26 link sources and lets you analyze the full backlink profile. Google search console gives you only a sample of your backlink profile.
  • powerful link prospecting made easy
  • possibility to connect with Pitchbox (professional outreach tool for link removal and link building campaigns), SEMRUSH, Ahrefs, GSC
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Cons
gShift Labs
  • Minor bugs and defects are an ongoing issue - for example, PDF export capability for custom dashboards seems to be down frequently. While these type of defects are always resolved in 1-2 weeks, the fact that some of them keep reoccurring is an ongoing frustration.
  • Custom Dashboard functionality is limited to pre-set defaults as far as what data points or "beacons" as gShift calls them, that you could pull.
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LinkResearchTools
  • Not for newcomers to SEO simply because its vast array of features may hinder them.
  • Is quite pricey too; so for small businesses etc., it's probably not a viable option.
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Alternatives Considered
gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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LinkResearchTools
LinkResearchTools is much more advanced in analyzing links. Period. All the other mentioned tools have many useful features for SEO but LRT is definitely the way to go for backlink analysis, link building, and competition analysis. They also offer very nice and quality courses for improving SEO knowledge. I already attended one of them and I am very satisfied with the knowledge I gained.
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Return on Investment
gShift Labs
  • We have been able to identify other keyword ranking opportunities and increase our on-site conversion rate.
  • gShift has helped us prioritize content and discover content that is over-performing, and better optimize that content and use it for remarketing purposes.
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LinkResearchTools
  • Building strong links results in better rankings which results in a higher ROI
  • The Link Research Tools community also had a big impact on my networking
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ScreenShots

gShift Screenshots

Screenshot of Web Presence Overview Dashboard - collection of data beacons to help focus on analytics, keyword and content performance trends, competitive visibility trends, keyword discovery, content discovery and competitor discovery.Screenshot of An agency level beacon designed to highlight keyword/content, analytics and domain-specific trends across multiple web presences.Screenshot of Keyword Dashboard - a collection of beacons designed to provide keyword visibility and discovery insights.Screenshot of Content Engagement Dashboard - Customizable kurl  dashboard designed to provide insight on content performance.Screenshot of Content Conversion Dashboard - Customizable kurl dashboard designed to provide insight into performance, optimization and ROI of content campaigns.Screenshot of Site Audit Recommendations - prioritized list of website issues based on technical SEO best practices.