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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 great for bigger clients. If your client has a franchise of any kind, or even multiple locations, that's an ideal use case. For smaller clients, with one location that doesn't change a lot, Yext isn't as viable, and the effort to update maybe ten or fifteen listings would be worth it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Monitor Backlinks
9.6
Yext
Keyword analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
Backlink management
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
SERP ranking tracking
Monitor Backlinks
9.3
Yext
Page grader
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
Competitive analysis
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
Site audit / diagnostics
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
Site recommendations
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext

SEO Channels

Monitor Backlinks
9.5
Yext
Local SEO
Monitor Backlinks
9.0
Yext
Global SEO
Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext

SEO Platform & Account Management

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

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

  • Yext is very, very user-friendly and easy to use.
  • Yext provides information within the portal on how you can enhance your listings as well as how you can fix any issues with your listings that may exist.
  • Yext's dedicated account managers can help you with any issues that may arise. For example our location pin on Apple Maps was wrong on one of our clinic listings and our Yext account manager reached out directly to Apple support and fixed the issue.
Megan Sullivan | 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 2 answers
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 6.7
Based on 16 answers
Have been very impressed with the support we receive from Yext. I always feel I am listened to and if I have any problems or concerns they are quickly addressed. I have multiple ways to obtain support, either technical or strategic support, and they are responsive. I couldn't ask for more.
Will Hanrahan | 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 use Yext and all the other products mentioned here. Yext overlaps a bit with BrightLocal, but BrightLocal acknowledges Yext and thus makes it easy to avoid duplicated work. Each service provides a unique service that we use with our clients. We have been with Yext since its early days and at that time, they were a direct tool to manage a client's online footprint. Yext continues to upgrade its services providing new ways to help clients.
Rich Harrow | 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

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Pricing Details

Monitor Backlinks

General

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

Starting Price

$20 per month

Yext

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
8.2

Support Rating

Monitor Backlinks
10.0
Yext
6.7

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