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293 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Moz

Moz is fantastic for keyword-centric, rankings-focused clients. It also offers fun extras that clients love such as SERP features, and a great competitor-comparison angle for specific keywords. For clients who want to see how keywords fluctuate in rankings over time, Moz is an excellent tool to make this tracking as effortless as possible
Dustin Junkert | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Moz
7.5
Moz Link Explorer
6.9
Keyword analysis
Moz
9.1
Moz Link Explorer
7.0
Backlink management
Moz
6.9
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
SERP ranking tracking
Moz
8.4
Moz Link Explorer
5.9
Page grader
Moz
8.8
Moz Link Explorer
6.0
Competitive analysis
Moz
8.0
Moz Link Explorer
7.6
Site audit / diagnostics
Moz
7.1
Moz Link Explorer
9.0
Site recommendations
Moz
7.1
Moz Link Explorer
5.1
Task management
Moz
5.0
Moz Link Explorer
5.2

SEO Channels

Moz
7.8
Moz Link Explorer
7.2
Local SEO
Moz
7.7
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
Social SEO
Moz
7.1
Moz Link Explorer
8.9
Mobile SEO
Moz
7.5
Moz Link Explorer
4.9
Global SEO
Moz
8.9
Moz Link Explorer
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Moz
8.2
Moz Link Explorer
8.2
Multi-domain support
Moz
8.6
Moz Link Explorer
9.4
Integration with web analytics tools
Moz
7.9
Moz Link Explorer
7.0

Pros

Moz

  • Keyword Explorer has excellent filtering options and a great recommendation engine around related terms.
  • The On-Page Grader is an excellent gut check when publishing new service pages and blog posts.
  • Domain Authority has always served as an easily digestible number to assess how we're doing in our optimization efforts, as well as assessing competitors or outreach targets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Cons

Moz

  • Link building is not a core strength for MOZ. But I think they've recognized this and found a company (STAT) to join up with to strengthen that area.
  • I think they've missed how useful Rank Tracker is to a lot of their users. I would like to see them spend some time on the UX of this feature to improve it because the base concept is worthwhile. I started looking into alternate solutions when I heard it was going away--solutions that would have taken my budget away from MOZ. It was a relief to see them roll back their decision to remove its functionality.
  • I would like to see more capability to be able to track ranking for keyterms for desktop and mobile as separate metrics. I know there is a difference, but I have no definitive insights other than my manual tracking, which for local is not very accurate when I'm trying to promote a site in Portland and am based in the Midwest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Likelihood to Renew

Moz

Moz 8.9
Based on 38 answers
We've been paying monthly for Moz for at least four years. We rely heavily on it for our daily work, and would need to re-engineer many of our processes if we were to cancel our subscription. I suspect we'll continue to use Moz as long as we are in business (assuming they maintain their quality).
Kyle Claypool | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Usability

Moz

Moz 8.5
Based on 2 answers
It's extremely intuitive and explicitly ties the functionality of the product to SEO best practices.
Mackinley Levine | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Moz

Moz 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Every time I've ever needed it, it's been there.
Ingo Grammel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Moz Link Explorer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Moz

Moz 9.3
Based on 7 answers
I have not had a ton of interaction with the support team. Mostly asking questions where I cannot find the answer or where the data did not quite make sense. I always use their easy to access chat feature to talk to support. They are very responsive and very well informed and can usually solve my issue with just one chat session.
Kevin Gamache | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Alternatives Considered

Moz

I've recently noticed we're using SEM Rush a whole lot more nowadays for rank tracking. In fact, it's the first time we've gone to the highest package across multiple client accounts due to the ability to plot rankings amongst competitors in a cool visual way, the ability to categorize keywords by tags, and the nice UI improvements they have made.
Rodrigo Stockebrand | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Return on Investment

Moz

  • I can't answer that question accurately as I don't have access to the budgetary metrics of our business.
  • I can say it's certainly helped us glean insight into HOW to gain a positive ROI, but can't attest to the true figures because I simply don't know.
Andrew Silverstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pricing Details

Moz

General

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

Moz Link Explorer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Moz
8.2
Moz Link Explorer
4.5

Likelihood to Renew

Moz
8.9
Moz Link Explorer
10.0

Usability

Moz
8.5
Moz Link Explorer

Reliability and Availability

Moz
10.0
Moz Link Explorer

Performance

Moz
6.0
Moz Link Explorer

Support Rating

Moz
9.3
Moz Link Explorer
7.5

Online Training

Moz
7.0
Moz Link Explorer

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