KeywordSpy vs. Monitor Backlinks

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KeywordSpy
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Monitor Backlinks
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Monitor Backlinks, as its name implies, allows users to be notified when websites gain or lose backlinks, and also to understand what links are good for SEO.
$20
per month
Pricing
KeywordSpyMonitor Backlinks
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KeywordSpyMonitor Backlinks
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
7.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
Monitor Backlinks
9.6
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Keyword analysis9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Backlink management5.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.01 Ratings9.32 Ratings
Page grader4.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Monitor Backlinks
9.5
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Local SEO9.01 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social SEO3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile SEO3.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Global SEO9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
8.0
1 Ratings
4% below category average
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
2 Ratings
18% above category average
Multi-domain support9.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
KeywordSpyMonitor Backlinks
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
KeywordSpyMonitor Backlinks
Likelihood to Recommend
KeywordSpy
KeywordSpy is appropriate for most Internet Market research companies. I would not suggest it for a corporate marketing department unless it's a company with a very larger budget. This is also not a tool for small freelancers even though there is a free option, to get the best benefit of KeywordSpy it's best to use most of its features and options and this can get pricey.
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Monitor Backlinks
Monitor Backlinks is perfect for any small business that has a website. Every website gets hit with spammy backlinks, and being able to identify and remove them is critical to online success, and in preventing the Google penalty. In addition, it helps SEOs locate good backlinks they might not know about, which can then be posted on social networks and social bookmarking sites to generate more referral traffic. I would not recommend Monitor Backlinks for a business that does not have a website, or for a business that only has a blog.
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Pros
KeywordSpy
  • track and give details on specified Keyword
  • Determine competitors within a specified Keyword
  • Advise other keyword competitors may be targeting
  • provided competitive information regarding the targeted keyword e.g copies of an ad campaign
  • Allow very deep and granular keyword research and competitive research re the domains and targeted keyword
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Monitor Backlinks
  • It is highly recommended if you have a high ranking website that is prone to competitors building spam. It makes the process if identifying, tracking and disavowing spam links fast and easy.
  • It is a good tool to track positive mentions of your site as well and does a good job monitoring the reputation of your site by picking up mentions of your website across the web.
  • It's affordable for what it does compared to its competitors and its also very easy to use. But their customer service is always there to help out in case you need it.
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Cons
KeywordSpy
  • Broaden its user access
  • Sometimes the results volume can be over whelming, maybe a summary tool could be provided?
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Monitor Backlinks
  • A great option would be to have the ability to create organic keyword ranks for keywords in specific categories, not just keywords for our entire website. Specifically, the ability to create custom lists for keyword groups. This would be a huge time-saver for SEOs whose websites have varied keyword groups.
  • Currently, I get email notifications from Monitor Backlinks once every week or so. These emails show new backlinks and any changes in existing backlink status. I log into the platform each morning to see what is going on, but a great addition would be real-time emails that alert you when a really low-quality backlink is uncovered.
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Support Rating
KeywordSpy
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Monitor Backlinks
They were fast, eager to help me out on my project and very knowledgeable on how to user their product and helping me to get up and running. This gave me the confidence to purchase the product and execute my projects knowing that I could ask for help whenever needed.
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Alternatives Considered
KeywordSpy
Most SEO and market research tools offer what KeywordSpy has but are not as detailed and in one place. Consequently, where you can do everything at KeywordSpy, with other tools you find you have to purchase multiple tools or subscriptions from different providers which also don't integrate with each other. KeywordSpy makes your research easier and more efficient.
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Monitor Backlinks
I used Ahrefs Site Explorer for two years, and it is a really good platform with lots of backlink tools. Ahrefs stacks up well against Monitor Backlinks, and it has slightly more features. I opted for Monitor Backlinks because it has a simple and streamlined dashboard and just the right amount of tools and features I need.
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Return on Investment
KeywordSpy
  • Can get pricey because of its pricing model
  • Applicable to a limited geographical clientele, therefore, restricting service access or subscribers
  • powerful SEO and competitive research tool, therefore, giving the use significant competitive advantages from the data outputs
  • Allows you to track keyword and domains and therefore a time saver
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Monitor Backlinks
  • It's hard to gauge the effect of negative SEO attacks but they have the power to bring your whole site down, so having a tool like this setup is really priceless.
  • Their cost is also very affordable when compared to similar tools that do not have the same functionality or level of detail that they offer on their analysis so from that perspective is a savings right from the start.
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