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Score 8.7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Majestic SEO

Majestic is a really great tool if your company is spending considerable resources on ongoing SEO efforts. In general, Majestic isn't for beginner SEO users, but a more advanced tool to get into deep SEO tactics. I would recommend this for agencies that have a significant investment in SEO. If you're a small team or a small business looking to improve SEO for yourself or company, there are platforms that offer a variety of tools for new to moderate expertise.
Aaron Metzger | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

SEMRush is a great tool for any SEO campaign, especially if you are doing a lot of continued research on new keywords to target, if you have competitors to beat, links to acquire or monitor, etc. You can have multiple projects at one time, so it's great for a small to medium size agency that is managing multiple clients. There is a bit of a learning curve with it, but if you get in there and use it frequently, it provides a lot of value.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Majestic SEO
8.0
SEMRush
8.2
Keyword analysis
Majestic SEO
7.8
SEMRush
9.3
Backlink management
Majestic SEO
9.0
SEMRush
8.0
SERP ranking tracking
Majestic SEO
7.9
SEMRush
8.8
Page grader
Majestic SEO
7.5
SEMRush
8.0
Competitive analysis
Majestic SEO
8.9
SEMRush
8.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Majestic SEO
7.5
SEMRush
8.3
Site recommendations
Majestic SEO
7.7
SEMRush
7.8
Task management
Majestic SEO
7.6
SEMRush
7.1

SEO Channels

Majestic SEO
8.4
SEMRush
8.1
Local SEO
Majestic SEO
8.1
SEMRush
7.8
Social SEO
Majestic SEO
8.7
SEMRush
7.9
Mobile SEO
Majestic SEO
8.5
SEMRush
8.3
Global SEO
Majestic SEO
8.4
SEMRush
8.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Majestic SEO
8.2
SEMRush
8.1
Multi-domain support
Majestic SEO
8.1
SEMRush
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Majestic SEO
8.4
SEMRush
8.2

Pros

Majestic SEO

  • I like Majestic's own metrics Trust and Citation flow, that are very representative of the real value of the website and it's potential effect on the rankings of the website it's linking to.
  • Also, theme (topic) of the website is very useful in the backlink report. This allows to easily identify backlinks relevant to your business.
  • The index of number of backlinks that is provided by Majestic is usually a lot bigger than the indexes of their competitors.
  • Lost link tracker is very useful for tracking dropped links of your projects (you can verify and track multiple domains). This allows to keep track on how many of your ads and articles stay live and sometimes we contact publishers to tell them that their changes on the website (i.e. updates) caused our article or link to go down.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

  • Site audits: This feature quickly identifies issues and deficiencies found on our client's websites so that we implement fixes to correct the issue(s).
  • Keyword tracking: This feature is great for letting us know what keywords are and aren't performing well for our client's site(s) vs. the competition.
  • Reporting: Reports are quick and easy to pull, and simple for the client to read and understand even if they have limited technical knowledge.
Joseph Lesho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Majestic SEO

  • Its API for developers and big companies sometime don't give the actual data.
  • Rank tracker is not 100% accurate, but you can create a rough estimate by the report.
  • Backlink history is also missing some links, but I found them mostly.
  • Sometimes site explorer does not give the actual report, so you should check manually too.
Shashank Pathak | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

  • I'd like to see better, more customizable dashboard widgets.
  • Pricing based on how many keywords are being tracked is not a great model.
  • I'd like to see reports take into account both mobile and desktop collectively, instead of keeping them separate.
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Once you've grown accustomed to the depth and accuracy of Majestic's crawl, it's hard to consider paying for anything else (or settling for free options). SEMRush and MOZ can get you somewhere, but in the right hands, a tool as powerful as Majestic can do a lot for a business's link building strategy.
Mackinley Levine | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Majestic SEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SEMRush

SEMRush 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SEMRush has a slight learning curve, but everything is organized really well. Once you learn where everything is, using the software and running reports is incredibly easy. You can easily add new projects, get help for improving on-page SEO, and there are even video tutorials that walk you through the whole system if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
Tim Sleeper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Majestic SEO

Majestic SEO 9.0
Based on 3 answers
In started when our team started to use this tool, we had trouble understanding many of its features, so its customer support team was our teacher to understand all its complicated features and also how they are used to get better results. Nowadays we are working very efficiently without any help.
Nisha Saxena | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

SEMRush 7.7
Based on 14 answers
This is a great tool that helps you identify the keywords that are common among our competitors. Similar to the keyword gap tool, we also use Backlink Gap tool that help us in determining the backlinks our travel website competitors. It also displays the SERP results list for the specific keyword and with this tool we have already ranked 5 pages on Google's first page
Rahul Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Majestic SEO

Majestic has features that most of their competitors don't. The backlink index is better than SEMRush in my opinion which also lacks being able to look at links from a range of dates. Their metrics are harder to fool when compared to Moz and I would say that AHREF's is a good competitor but each company keeps their own index of links so its good to use more than one tool
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

I have not used another product like SEMRush. Although I do not have anything to compare it to, I think this platform is the total package! Even if you are only using the Keyword Magic Tool or using Domain Overview to look at competitor metrics, this platform with provide you with more insight, clarity, and information you need to create your best campaign / marketing strategy
Whitney Slothower | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Majestic SEO

  • ROI is difficult to ascertain in healthcare marketing, mostly due to privacy laws. Although, Majestic has improved our insight into our digital content, giving us data to work with on the primary site, which has led to an overall increase in organic search.
Sean Pomory | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

  • SEMRush has allowed for our marketing team to have a better focus on what keywords make sense for our pages to rank for, giving us data-backed decisions and saving us time.
  • We have also been able to easily track the changes in our organic traffic month to month, especially by keyword. Having the ability to see which keywords are providing the most value has influenced our content strategy as well as our backlink pursuits
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Majestic SEO

General

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

SEMRush

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Majestic SEO
8.9
SEMRush
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Majestic SEO
10.0
SEMRush

Usability

Majestic SEO
SEMRush
9.0

Support Rating

Majestic SEO
9.0
SEMRush
7.7

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