gShift vs. smartocto

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
gShift
Score 7.3 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
smartocto
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Smartocto creates smart editorial analytics: analytical tools for newsrooms and content creators, to track and analyse the performance of the content they publish online. Its goal is to make data actionable, because content creators are not data analysts. They need data that's easy to interpret and attractive to look at. Analysing content performance consists of two things: keeping an eye on…N/A
Pricing
gShiftsmartocto
Editions & Modules
kontextURLs
$199
Influencer Marketing module
$299
Brand Professional
$325
Agency Professional
$999
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
gShiftsmartocto
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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
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SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.6
1 Ratings
10% above category average
smartocto
-
Ratings
Keyword analysis10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Backlink management6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Page grader9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task management10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
gShift
8.3
1 Ratings
9% above category average
smartocto
-
Ratings
Local SEO10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Social SEO9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO4.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global SEO10.01 Ratings00 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
smartocto
-
Ratings
Multi-domain support5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
gShiftsmartocto
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.4
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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smartocto
Great for setting up MEL measurements for web based media. Great for use in media environments especially where there is no dedicated data analytics staff. Not sure how useful it would be for those sites that are not content focused.
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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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smartocto
  • Providing actionable data the moment that you need it
  • Providing a clear and easy to use UX
  • Very flexible when it comes to the configuration for your particular business
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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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smartocto
  • It has a lot of information and data all over the place. It took us some time to get used to it and get people properly onboarded. We have seen some improvement, but UX has more space to improve.
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Alternatives Considered
gShift Labs
They are very different tools can't compare them.
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smartocto
smartocto is much easier to use and is perfectly setup so that newsrooms can see the information they need in a quick and easy-to-use format.
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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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smartocto
  • It had a positive ROI in terms of support they provide and custom based approach to all our media partners
  • Readiness to find solutions to any type of question we might have
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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.

smartocto Screenshots

Screenshot of Realtime and smart notificationsScreenshot of Historical insightsScreenshot of Customisable BigscreenScreenshot of Realtime A/B testing of headers and lead-in texts