KeywordSpy vs. SurferSEO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
KeywordSpy
Score 8.8 out of 10
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SurferSEO
Score 9.4 out of 10
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SurferSEO, from Polish company Surfer, is presented as a modern tool for SEOs and marketers for efficient and comprehensive on-page SEO optimization.N/A
Pricing
KeywordSpySurferSEO
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KeywordSpySurferSEO
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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KeywordSpySurferSEO
Top Pros
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Features
KeywordSpySurferSEO
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
7.7
1 Ratings
0% above category average
SurferSEO
8.1
2 Ratings
5% above category average
Keyword analysis9.01 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Backlink management5.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking9.01 Ratings6.22 Ratings
Page grader4.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.01 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Task management9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
KeywordSpy
6.0
1 Ratings
23% below category average
SurferSEO
8.5
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Local SEO9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Social SEO3.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO3.01 Ratings8.01 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
SurferSEO
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Multi-domain support9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools7.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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KeywordSpySurferSEO
Small Businesses
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Google PageSpeed Insights
Google PageSpeed Insights
Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 9.5 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
Score 9.1 out of 10
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User Ratings
KeywordSpySurferSEO
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
KeywordSpySurferSEO
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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Surfer
SurferSEO is excellent if you want to optimize your SEO content using AI to find the right word count, keyword frequency, FAQs, and headings to use in your content. It also has a great audit feature to analyze existing content and identify any areas of improvement to be made. For keyword research and AI writing, it still isn't as feature-rich as other software, but the developers are constantly upgrading and adding new features - over time I am confident that SurferSEO will become the only SEO software that anyone needs.
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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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Surfer
  • Analysis for on-page ranking factors
  • Competition analytics
  • NLP Analysis for webpage content
  • Content SEO scoring
  • Content editor with details about what to rank for
  • Plugin that helps with search data on Google
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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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Surfer
  • Have a pricing option that is based on the number of content editors and audits that don't expire - as well as monthly/yearly subscription options.
  • The keyword research tool - isn't as advanced as SEMRush or Ahrefs, and I am not completely confident with the keyword difficulty score for each keyword.
  • The AI writing assistant isn't as good as other options such as Jasper - although it has just received a major update (which I haven't used yet).
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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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Surfer
Frase gives a lot of content to use, but it doesn't give you the factors you need to rank. This is ultimately why we use SurferSEO over any other editor tool that is out there. The analytics are number one to the entire space.
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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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Surfer
  • It has increased my Google rankings and allowed me to rank for many more keywords.
  • Provides a full content strategy to become an expert in any niche.
  • Provides a content audit for existing content as well as action points to rank higher.
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