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Likelihood to Recommend

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

If you would like a high-level overview of how healthy your backlink profile is, Link Explorer is a simple, straightforward and easy to understand tool for that. You can easily get a sense of how many backlinks, and what types of backlinks your website has and what types of anchor texts are used to link to your website. You can keep track of new and lost links over time as well as group spammy links in a folder. Furthermore, you can compare your backlink profile with that of other websites such as a competitor’s domain.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Monitor Backlinks
9.6
Moz Link Explorer
6.9
Keyword analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
Backlink management
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
SERP ranking tracking
Monitor Backlinks
9.4
Moz Link Explorer
5.9
Page grader
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Moz Link Explorer
6.0
Competitive analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
7.6
Site audit / diagnostics
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Moz Link Explorer
9.0
Site recommendations
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
5.1
Task management
Monitor Backlinks
Moz Link Explorer
5.2

SEO Channels

Monitor Backlinks
9.5
Moz Link Explorer
7.2
Local SEO
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
Global SEO
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
10.0
Social SEO
Monitor Backlinks
Moz Link Explorer
8.9
Mobile SEO
Monitor Backlinks
Moz Link Explorer
4.9

SEO Platform & Account Management

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
8.2
Multi-domain support
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
Integration with web analytics tools
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
7.0

Pros

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.
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

  • It links in with Moz’s domain authority concept, which we use as our main metric of how well our SEO works.
  • It shows you which sites link to you, and ranks to them by domain authority. This helps us understand where our best inbound links come from, and to hopefully target those valuable partners for more links.
  • It shows you which keywords you rank for, your position on the search engine results pages for each keyword, and how difficult it is to rank for those keywords. We use this to spot where we rank on the second or third page for medium difficulty keywords. We’ll then write content to target those keywords.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

  • Lack of instant export of data. Adds to a queue rather than being instant.
  • Advanced reports are needed for larger websites and come at the cost of a subscription to Moz Pro.
Jeremy Waszak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Monitor Backlinks

No score
No answers yet
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Moz Link Explorer

Moz Link Explorer 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No renewal is necessary with the free version!
Susan (MacKay) Sisler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Monitor Backlinks

Monitor Backlinks 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

Moz Link Explorer 7.5
Based on 2 answers
I put a middling score here because of the difference in support between the free and premium uses. The Free tool was a great service, but there wasn't much support. It was tool that was intended to have a skilled SEO utilize it and save time. The Premium version has great support, but also offered more information so that skilled SEOs and novices alike could benefit from the tool.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

I think Moz Link Explorer is a great add-on to the overall Moz tool, but compared to Ahrefs, it’s not as robust because Ahrefs' main focus is on the backlink profile. I like SEMRush’s function of being able to reach out to websites directly from the platform and track all of your progress in there.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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.
Ramon Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

  • Took hours of manual work and programatically did it in a few clicks
  • Gave a game plan for future SEO strategies
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Monitor Backlinks

General

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

Moz Link Explorer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
4.5

Likelihood to Renew

Monitor Backlinks
Moz Link Explorer
10.0

Support Rating

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Moz Link Explorer
7.5

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