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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

This software can be installed manually or via a third party installer. Those less happy with coding may prefer to check availability of Piwik via the web host before choosing it as a preferred option. That aside, the important issue when choosing any analytics package is whether it tracks the range of data that you need. Piwik is very rich in this respect.
Sharon Hurley Hall | 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

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.2
Keyword analysis
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
9.3
Backlink management
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.0
SERP ranking tracking
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.8
Page grader
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.0
Competitive analysis
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.3
Site recommendations
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
7.8
Task management
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
7.1

SEO Channels

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.1
Local SEO
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
7.8
Social SEO
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
7.9
Mobile SEO
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.3
Global SEO
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.1
Multi-domain support
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
SEMRush
8.2

Pros

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • Piwik does a great job of allowing customized campaign tracking to try and hit marketing or funding goals.
  • The robust plugin architecture allows for a large amount of custom development to track very specific needs. The availability of a REST API also allows you to build in support for Piwik to your in-house applications which can enable developers to track bugs with more precision.
  • The dashboard structure allows you to create specialized views for specific user roles so that you can give a specific focus to a small subsection of the reported data. This is an excellent way to show non-technical users only the portion of the data they are interested in without getting bogged down into the details.
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

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • I wish there were some additional pre-formatted tiles/tabs to choose from
  • Creating custom data sets for tiles/tabs is not straightforward and there isn't much in the way of explanations on how to do it
  • I have clicked the "WP-Piwik - SEO" button in setting/statistics but can't seem to get the data to populate. Again, not much in the way of "Help" on the site to assist in figuring it out.
Jeff Wallace | 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

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 8.7
Based on 13 answers
Given, that I do not make a decision wherever to buy the product, I think the biggest culprit would be name recognition (that Piwik currently lacks compared to Google Analytics and such). Also, not to put it into negative light, but being "free" raises eyebrows, as being a lesser software
Mike Tihonchik | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Piwik succeeds in presenting me (and my associates and my clients...) large amounts of data in a user friendly way. The interface and functionality can easily be customized. While some enhancements do need technical background (API calls by programming language from the webserver or javascript), others are easy to use (goal / event tracking)
Hendrik Schaper | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 7.9
Based on 4 answers
The best thing about the Matomo support is that they have a forum which basically you can find the answer to almost all of your questions and most of the time you don't need to contact them regarding your questions and problems but if you need help they will answer in a reasonable time slots.
Alireza Hassani | 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

Implementation Rating

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Only one hiccup when we were using a beta installation. Other than that, smooth sailing.
Erik Rühling | TrustRadius Reviewer

SEMRush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

With Matomo Analytics you have total control of your platform, whereas with Google Analytics you never know how they'll be using your data. Being an open source platform allows you to build plugins and themes for this great platform. Some of the users have already build some plugins freely available and some are commercial.
Jean Franco | 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

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • We can see the analytics of our web applications and thus having the insight of the systems' behavior.
  • It helps in improving the performance and scalability of our web application.
  • It helps us improve the user experience on our sites; seeing the user's activity we can take decisions to make it better.
  • A cost-effective tool, since it is free.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

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Pricing Details

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Free download (open source)$0
Content Optimization Bundle$5792
Growth Bundle$1,1492
Premium Bundle$1,4992
Email Support Subscription$2,0902
  1. per installation
SaaS Edition
Essential$91
Business$291
Enterprise$1992
Free 30 day trial$03
  1. number of pageviews (monthly traffic)
  2. your requirements and monthly traffic
  3. limited to 30 days
Additional Pricing Details
On-premise Edition is free to download and install on your own servers: free download at https://matomo.org/download/ Individual features can be purchased from $19/year: see all features at https://plugins.matomo.org/premium SaaS Edition (Matomo Cloud) starts from $9/month: see transparent pricing at https://matomo.org/pricing

SEMRush

General

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

SEMRush Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
8.2
SEMRush
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
8.7
SEMRush

Usability

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
9.0
SEMRush
9.0

Support Rating

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
7.9
SEMRush
7.7

Implementation Rating

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
9.0
SEMRush

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