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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

AuthorityLabs

It's best used for small to mid-sized businesses that need to track a modest number of keyword phrases - perhaps 100 to 500 - across multiple search engines, in a limited number of geographies, against three or fewer competitors. It's less useful for large enterprises or small businesses that need multiple SEO functions handled by a single tool.
Tom Pick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Monitor Backlinks
9.6
AuthorityLabs
7.3
Keyword analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
9.0
Backlink management
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
SERP ranking tracking
Monitor Backlinks
9.4
AuthorityLabs
10.0
Page grader
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
AuthorityLabs
6.0
Competitive analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
9.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
AuthorityLabs
5.0
Site recommendations
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
5.0
Task management
Monitor Backlinks
AuthorityLabs
7.0

SEO Channels

Monitor Backlinks
9.5
AuthorityLabs
7.5
Local SEO
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
AuthorityLabs
10.0
Global SEO
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
5.0
Social SEO
Monitor Backlinks
AuthorityLabs
6.0
Mobile SEO
Monitor Backlinks
AuthorityLabs
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
6.5
Multi-domain support
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
10.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
3.0

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

AuthorityLabs

  • Keyword tracking (large volumes)
  • Keyword insights
  • Competitor Keyword tracking
Brett Doucette, ABC, MBA | 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

AuthorityLabs

  • The interface is very rudimentary, it is not an interface that we would be comfortable adding clients the ability to access.
  • All results must be pulled into other programs for inclusion in monitoring reports.
  • Adding separate keyword targets for mobile and non-mobile is cumbersome and results must be tracked separately.
Anonymous | 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

AuthorityLabs

AuthorityLabs 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This is an area where AuthorityLabs really shines. It's one of the few Martech or SEO tools vendors about whom I can honestly say I've never had a complaint about their customer support. The team there consistently responds to any questions I've had or issues I've encountered quickly, helpfully, and in a way that feels personal.
Tom Pick | 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

AuthorityLabs

Very comparative as far as price [goes]. Some of the competitors have different features but you get trade-offs depending on who you are comfortable using.
Brett Doucette, ABC, MBA | 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

AuthorityLabs

  • We did not any process in terms of reporting on ROI in regards to SEO, but we only paid a very small monthly charge so it was a no-brainer to use it. It definitely helped our business.
Billy Barker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Monitor Backlinks

General

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

AuthorityLabs

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
9.0

Support Rating

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
AuthorityLabs
10.0

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