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Feature Set Ratings

  • The Search Monitor ranks higher in 3 feature sets: SEO, SEO Channels, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

8.3

Semrush

83%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 6/8 features

Keyword analysis

9.2
92%
147 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Backlink management

8.0
80%
140 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

8.8
88%
143 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Page grader

8.0
80%
123 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Competitive analysis

8.8
88%
143 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

8.6
86%
143 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Site recommendations

8.1
81%
133 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Task management

7.0
70%
88 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.1

Semrush

81%
8.8

The Search Monitor

88%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Local SEO

7.9
79%
123 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Social SEO

7.5
75%
102 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile SEO

8.2
82%
109 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Global SEO

8.9
89%
109 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.5

Semrush

85%
9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

8.6
86%
110 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integration with web analytics tools

8.5
85%
115 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Semrush is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Semrush

92%
147 Ratings
8.0

The Search Monitor

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Semrush

91%
3 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Semrush

72%
4 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Semrush

91%
1 Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Semrush

73%
1 Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.7

Semrush

97%
30 Ratings

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.3

Semrush

73%
1 Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Semrush

91%
1 Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Semrush

This is suited to plan for keywords in a single market, but it struggles when you need to consolidate several markets. It is well-suited to discover new keywords directly related to the ones being used currently to expand the content the company is creating to get better results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

It would be less appropriate for businesses that cannot afford its services. I believe that almost any company can benefit from this but it needs to make sense financially. It is really well suited for mid-large businesses who want to target consumers through search engines and wants to stay ahead of competitors and see what keyphrases and words that they are using to better suit your content.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Semrush

  • Great visuals for keyword position tracking, love that you can see the page that is ranking
  • Enjoyed the auto-generated reporting feature (specifically in the context of keyword position tracking)
  • Shows many different and useful views for competitive research
  • Great templated keyword research tools for those who are not as hands-on with SEO
  • I LOVE the Keyword Magic Tool for honing in on longtail, high-opportunity keywords
Katie Wojciechowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Competitors bidding against our keywords
  • Threat analysis
  • Automatially sending alerts if specific metrics change
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Semrush

  • Extra seats can be expensive, as [an] agency with multiple team members this can be frustrating
  • Backlink data is not great, misses out a lot of backlinks (better off using a specialist backlink tool like Link research tools LRT)
  • Tracking multiple keywords, across multiple clients can be costly
Daniel Drummond | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Different types of alerts
  • iPad better integration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Semrush

General

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

Starting Price

$11,995 per month

Semrush Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro119.951
Guru229.951
Business449.951
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

The Search Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

The Search Monitor Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Semrush

Semrush 9.1
Based on 3 answers
I [previously] used Semrush for many years and I cannot find any other tool being so complete and easy to use.
Perrine Bettinelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Semrush

Semrush 7.2
Based on 4 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

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Semrush

Semrush 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Semrush available when you need it!
Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Semrush

Semrush 7.3
Based on 1 answer
SemRush performs well with few errors!
Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Semrush

Semrush 9.7
Based on 30 answers
I'm in a FB group for Semrush paid users and it amazing! They are fast to respond, take suggestions and help with questions. I have not felt alone in using this product at all. Highly recommend their support team. When I had an issue I can jump into the group and they will help get me the right person to help or even tag their programmers to look at something that is going on. Love the group!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Semrush

Semrush 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I did it by myself and do not have a comment!
Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Semrush

We have used both Ahrefs and Semrush extensively at our agency and Semrush remains the tool of choice. We find that Semrush has the largest selection of tools & features to use, with the highest accuracy, and provides top-tier analysis recommendations. It's really is the ultimate all-in-one tool when comparing other performance measurement tools in the digital marketing space.
Joshua Poole | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

Search monitor gives better visibility on what competitors are doing for a bulk of keywords, while SEMRush lets you just see how strong the competition is for a specific domain/keyword.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Semrush

Semrush 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Semrush is flexible and scalable software which can be deployed across multiple departments and sites as needed.
Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Semrush

  • Using Semrush on behalf of our clients, we have seen some impressive growth in organic visibility, traffic, conversion and revenue, across multiple industries.
  • The site checks available with Semrush have helped us to pitch and sell our services, securing new clients.
Sacha Crowther | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Search Monitor

  • Easier to target locally
  • Violations have been easy to submit taking less time away from the team
  • Was able to increase SEO
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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