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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

SpyFu

I would say if you are using it for advertising sales its a great tool. If you own your own business and want to see what the competition is doing it is also a great too. If you did not have a great need for assessing marketing/advertising budgets and campaigns then it would probably be less important.
Josh Heintschel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Majestic SEO
8.0
SpyFu
7.1
Keyword analysis
Majestic SEO
7.8
SpyFu
8.9
Backlink management
Majestic SEO
9.0
SpyFu
6.6
SERP ranking tracking
Majestic SEO
7.9
SpyFu
7.4
Page grader
Majestic SEO
7.5
SpyFu
5.8
Competitive analysis
Majestic SEO
8.9
SpyFu
9.2
Site audit / diagnostics
Majestic SEO
7.5
SpyFu
7.0
Site recommendations
Majestic SEO
7.7
SpyFu
7.0
Task management
Majestic SEO
7.6
SpyFu
5.1

SEO Channels

Majestic SEO
8.4
SpyFu
6.7
Local SEO
Majestic SEO
8.1
SpyFu
6.9
Social SEO
Majestic SEO
8.7
SpyFu
5.6
Mobile SEO
Majestic SEO
8.5
SpyFu
6.5
Global SEO
Majestic SEO
8.5
SpyFu
8.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Majestic SEO
8.2
SpyFu
6.7
Multi-domain support
Majestic SEO
8.1
SpyFu
7.1
Integration with web analytics tools
Majestic SEO
8.4
SpyFu
6.2

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

SpyFu

  • Gets info on competitor's websites. Simply putting in a domain name allows us to see what keywords they rank for organically, how much they spend on PPC and what their ads look like.
  • Finds the best keywords for our clients. By showing what keywords are going to cost, how many searches per month, etc. it allows us to plan budgets more accurately.
George Louvis | 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

SpyFu

  • As with any database, their keyword database has limits, so the data returned is relative to their database, not necessarily the full picture.
  • When SpyFu database or scoring chances, the data provided can spike, thus causing confusion among stakeholders, we're reporting to.
Anonymous | 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

SpyFu

SpyFu 10.0
Based on 10 answers
Love this tool but would like insights from all 3 major search engines not just Google. I would also like deeper understanding of the placement for local businesses on Google Places/Maps.Insight into mobile search rankings and best landing pages per industry would also help :) Overall, SpyFu is a necessity for serious search marketers.
Chris Romero | 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

SpyFu

SpyFu 7.9
Based on 13 answers
I personally think that SpyFu has great support. In my time using this product for both myself and for my clients and customers, I have not experienced any problems with SpyFu or their support for their website or their services.
Anonymous | 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

SpyFu

When it comes to assessing the competition, SpyFu is fantastic. I prefer its competitor analysis features much more than SEMRush or any other platform out there. That is what I use SpyFu for. Regarding reporting and integrations, it doesn't quite seem like it's the best option given the versatility other platforms like RavenTools has to offer. Especially at the price.
Jake Hundley | 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

SpyFu

  • SpyFu has had a fairly neutral ROI for our business, as it is fairly cost-effective, but doesn't necessarily provide us with significant returns.
  • SpyFu is nice to have, and I recommend using it - even if just the free version; you really can't lose anything.
  • There are other tools out there similar to SpyFu, but if you haven't tried them yet, SpyFu can be a nice, cost-effective place to get started.
Austin Voigt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Majestic SEO

General

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

SpyFu

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
SpyFu
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Majestic SEO
10.0
SpyFu
10.0

Support Rating

Majestic SEO
9.0
SpyFu
7.9

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