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Yext

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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

Yext

Yext is very well suited for a larger, multi-location business. As your organization grows it becomes more and more challenging to manually manage your online listings across the web. With Yext you simply add your location information and the sites they work with are automatically updated. For smaller businesses with only a few locations, it would be much more cost-effective to create and manage these listings yourself instead of paying a monthly fee.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Monitor Backlinks
9.6
Yext
6.5
Keyword analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
7.2
Backlink management
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
6.9
SERP ranking tracking
Monitor Backlinks
9.4
Yext
7.2
Page grader
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
7.0
Competitive analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
6.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
5.6
Site recommendations
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
5.5
Task management
Monitor Backlinks
Yext
6.0

SEO Channels

Monitor Backlinks
9.5
Yext
7.5
Local SEO
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
8.5
Global SEO
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
7.1
Social SEO
Monitor Backlinks
Yext
6.6
Mobile SEO
Monitor Backlinks
Yext
7.6

SEO Platform & Account Management

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
6.6
Multi-domain support
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
6.2
Integration with web analytics tools
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
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

Yext

  • Making sure our location data is correctly being understood by Google.
  • Taking into account best design principles for our pages layout.
  • Staying on top of Google best practices so we don't have to.
  • Building a very robust place for us to store all our location information.
  • Solid integrations with some of our other key partners, for example Olo, Punchh.
  • Being a very good partner for us, our Client Success Manager is exceptional.
Will Hanrahan | 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

Yext

  • Cost. This platform offers a lot of powerful features, but it has an expensive barrier to entry.
  • Annual contracts limit flexibility for smaller companies
  • The biggest drawback is that you need to keep your subscription active or listings/citation data will revert back to what it was pre-Yext implementation
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

Yext

Yext 7.7
Based on 16 answers
We are a larger company with 26 locations, so we may receive additional attention. But they are always quick to answer our calls or emails. I rarely need support as the software delivers as promised. I will say their staff thus far has been very knowledgable about Yext and some lesser-known features. For us, they really understand our needs and why I'd be asking for certain solutions.
Anonymous | 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

Yext

We didn't know about BirdEye until after working with Yext. Definitely excited to work with them and see how their solution stacks up. It seems to be Yext but much more robust and hopefully actually functional. The bedside manner at Yext was the most unprofessional I have ever seen in my entire career.
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

Yext

  • Yext has absolutely strengthened our SEO performance and has driven leads that perform extremely well.
  • Yext has improved our consultation show rate because all of the clinic information for each of our locations is accurate no matter which website our clients are using to search for the clinic info.
  • Yext has allowed our organization to ensure the correct phone numbers are listed across the web, which increased the number of inbound leads that come into our Call Center.
Megan Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Monitor Backlinks

General

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

Yext

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
Yext
7.8

Support Rating

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
7.7

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