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Likelihood to Recommend

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

RavenTools

If you are looking for a one-stop shop for MOST things related to digital marketing, RavenTools is a great solution. You will be able to monitor social media, Google tools, email campaigns, and much more from one spot. It really cuts down on time spent moving from account to account. If you are looking for clean and easy to read reports for clients, RavenTools is perfect for that as well. It provides tools and reports that can be used by internal and external teams alike.
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Moz Link Explorer
6.9
RavenTools
7.5
Keyword analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
RavenTools
7.0
Backlink management
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
RavenTools
8.6
SERP ranking tracking
Moz Link Explorer
5.9
RavenTools
7.1
Page grader
Moz Link Explorer
6.0
RavenTools
6.8
Competitive analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.6
RavenTools
8.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Moz Link Explorer
9.0
RavenTools
7.6
Site recommendations
Moz Link Explorer
5.1
RavenTools
6.6
Task management
Moz Link Explorer
5.2
RavenTools
8.0

SEO Channels

Moz Link Explorer
7.2
RavenTools
7.0
Local SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
RavenTools
7.8
Social SEO
Moz Link Explorer
8.9
RavenTools
8.3
Mobile SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
RavenTools
5.0
Global SEO
Moz Link Explorer
10.0
RavenTools
7.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Moz Link Explorer
8.2
RavenTools
8.9
Multi-domain support
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
RavenTools
8.2
Integration with web analytics tools
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
RavenTools
9.5

Pros

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

RavenTools

  • RavenTools has teamed up with SEO services like Moz and Magestic SEO to provide detailed data about the SEO health of your own websites as well as how they compare to your competitors' websites. I can directly compare number of backlinks, page speed, domain authority, integration of Google Analytics, presence of robots.txt files, on-site social media engagement, and home page load time. This a great way to get an idea of how your site stacks up against others and what can be done to improve it.
  • RavenTools' automated reports are mostly great (I'll cover the negatives later). You can create reports with as much data as you would like and schedule them to arrive as often as you would like. I have SEO, social media, and site performance reports delivered to my team and me every Monday covering the last 10 days, and a broader quarterly report arrives in the inboxes of a few executives once a quarter.
  • RavenTools' graphs are often easier to read and decipher than graphs found in Google Analytics. Part of the reason is the graph height. Google Analytics graphs are fairly short, so it's difficult to see smaller variations in the data. Those variations are more pronounced within RavenTools using the data.
Laren Helms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

RavenTools

  • The data it gets from Webmaster Tools and Analytics is great and reporting on it is easy - however, when you're looking at the charts for keyword placement on screen the graphic can be hard to read and often I find myself just checking GWT and BWT separately for easier information if no report needs to be generated.
  • RavenTools comes with an iPhone app so you can check on your campaigns and clients when you're not at your desk, however, the app crashes quite a bit when you get to the Google Analytics portion of the screen.
Steve Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

RavenTools

RavenTools 9.0
Based on 16 answers
A year ago or so, Raven abandoned many of their organic rank reporting tools in an attempt to favor some Adwords intelligence. The market rebelled, as did I; in our desperation to find an alternative to Raven, none could be found and a great majority of users didn't want/need Adwords data. Months later, Raven reverted. I'd renew with Raven not just because nothing else cuts it, but because they are both trying to innovate, and listening to customers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Moz Link Explorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

RavenTools

RavenTools 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Certain areas, Social Media scheduling, could stand to undergo a complete overhaul. However, most of the RavenTools interface is easy to use. You will not have any issues getting up and running and should there be an issue, the customer service is really good. They also continue to preform updates that make the usability even better
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

RavenTools

RavenTools 9.0
Based on 2 answers
RavenTools has some of the best Customer Support I have ever received. They are quick to respond and will keep you posted on the progress of your issue. You truly feel as if you are getting customized service. No human is perfect and I have had one situation in which I had to reach out multiple times, but overall I fully trust and approve of their process
Lakita Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

RavenTools

I don't have a lot of experience with other tools although we have had a lot of demos of other products. We have often found that by utilizing features in Raven that we didn't know about we could have the same functionality without using another reporting tool. This allows us to continue using one integrated reporting tool.
Amy Odhner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

RavenTools

  • RavenTools has been invaluable in helping us improve ranking through website audits. The ease with which we can correct issues once they arise has resulted in approximately 35% increased productivity from our audit team.
  • It would be helpful if the reports were nice enough that they could be customer-facing. We have to put the data into our own reporting forms for customer presentation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Moz Link Explorer

General

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

RavenTools

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Moz Link Explorer
4.6
RavenTools
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Moz Link Explorer
10.0
RavenTools
9.0

Usability

Moz Link Explorer
RavenTools
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Moz Link Explorer
RavenTools
8.0

Support Rating

Moz Link Explorer
7.5
RavenTools
9.0

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