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Score 5.1 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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

SEMRush

SEMRush is a great tool for any SEO campaign, especially if you are doing a lot of continued research on new keywords to target, if you have competitors to beat, links to acquire or monitor, etc. You can have multiple projects at one time, so it's great for a small to medium size agency that is managing multiple clients. There is a bit of a learning curve with it, but if you get in there and use it frequently, it provides a lot of value.
Lee L Kennedy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Moz Link Explorer
6.9
SEMRush
8.2
Keyword analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
SEMRush
9.3
Backlink management
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
SEMRush
7.9
SERP ranking tracking
Moz Link Explorer
5.9
SEMRush
8.8
Page grader
Moz Link Explorer
6.0
SEMRush
8.0
Competitive analysis
Moz Link Explorer
7.6
SEMRush
8.7
Site audit / diagnostics
Moz Link Explorer
9.0
SEMRush
8.3
Site recommendations
Moz Link Explorer
5.1
SEMRush
7.8
Task management
Moz Link Explorer
5.2
SEMRush
7.2

SEO Channels

Moz Link Explorer
7.2
SEMRush
8.1
Local SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
SEMRush
7.8
Social SEO
Moz Link Explorer
8.9
SEMRush
7.9
Mobile SEO
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
SEMRush
8.3
Global SEO
Moz Link Explorer
10.0
SEMRush
8.5

SEO Platform & Account Management

Moz Link Explorer
8.2
SEMRush
8.1
Multi-domain support
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
SEMRush
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
SEMRush
8.2

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

SEMRush

  • Site audits: This feature quickly identifies issues and deficiencies found on our client's websites so that we implement fixes to correct the issue(s).
  • Keyword tracking: This feature is great for letting us know what keywords are and aren't performing well for our client's site(s) vs. the competition.
  • Reporting: Reports are quick and easy to pull, and simple for the client to read and understand even if they have limited technical knowledge.
Joseph Lesho | 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

SEMRush

  • I'd like to see better, more customizable dashboard widgets.
  • Pricing based on how many keywords are being tracked is not a great model.
  • I'd like to see reports take into account both mobile and desktop collectively, instead of keeping them separate.
Kyle Moloo | 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

SEMRush

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Moz Link Explorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SEMRush

SEMRush 9.0
Based on 2 answers
SEMRush has a slight learning curve, but everything is organized really well. Once you learn where everything is, using the software and running reports is incredibly easy. You can easily add new projects, get help for improving on-page SEO, and there are even video tutorials that walk you through the whole system if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
Tim Sleeper | 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

SEMRush

SEMRush 7.7
Based on 14 answers
This is a great tool that helps you identify the keywords that are common among our competitors. Similar to the keyword gap tool, we also use Backlink Gap tool that help us in determining the backlinks our travel website competitors. It also displays the SERP results list for the specific keyword and with this tool we have already ranked 5 pages on Google's first page
Rahul Sharma | 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

SEMRush

I have not used another product like SEMRush. Although I do not have anything to compare it to, I think this platform is the total package! Even if you are only using the Keyword Magic Tool or using Domain Overview to look at competitor metrics, this platform with provide you with more insight, clarity, and information you need to create your best campaign / marketing strategy
Whitney Slothower | 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

SEMRush

  • SEMRush has allowed for our marketing team to have a better focus on what keywords make sense for our pages to rank for, giving us data-backed decisions and saving us time.
  • We have also been able to easily track the changes in our organic traffic month to month, especially by keyword. Having the ability to see which keywords are providing the most value has influenced our content strategy as well as our backlink pursuits
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

SEMRush

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Moz Link Explorer
4.5
SEMRush
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Moz Link Explorer
10.0
SEMRush

Usability

Moz Link Explorer
SEMRush
9.0

Support Rating

Moz Link Explorer
7.5
SEMRush
7.7

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