Semrush vs. The Search Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Semrush
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Semrush is a relatively popular search engine optimization tool set from the company of the same name based in Pennsylvania and founded in 2008. Largely the platforms relies on competitive intelligence, and features SEO staples like backlink checking, keyword analysis to refine SEO and PPC campaigning and locate low-cost / high-yield keywords, analysis of competitors who co-occupy desired ad and listing spaces, domain vs. domain analysis, as well as site audit and domain tracking. Semrush can…
$139.95
per month
The Search Monitor
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
The Search Monitor from the company of the same name based in Orlando, Florida does, as the name suggests, as a search marketing intelligence tool based on constant monitoring of organic and paid search listings, as well as geo-targeted marketing and display ads. The Search Monitor monitors its own keywords, keeping a comprehensive library, and targets custom specified keywords as well. Inherent to the Search Monitor's capabilities is the ability to detect violations and protect one's…N/A
Pricing
SemrushThe Search Monitor
Editions & Modules
Pro
$139.95
per month
Guru
$249.95
per month
Business
$499.95
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SemrushThe Search Monitor
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details17% discount for annual pricing.
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Considered Both Products
Semrush

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The Search Monitor
Chose 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.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SemrushThe Search Monitor
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
Semrush
8.5
148 Ratings
9% above category average
The Search Monitor
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Keyword analysis9.3148 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Backlink management8.5141 Ratings10.02 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.0144 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Page grader8.5123 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Competitive analysis9.1143 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics9.3144 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Site recommendations8.1133 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Task management7.088 Ratings9.02 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
Semrush
7.5
135 Ratings
1% below category average
The Search Monitor
8.8
1 Ratings
15% above category average
Local SEO5.0123 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Social SEO7.7101 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile SEO8.5108 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Global SEO8.9109 Ratings9.01 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
Semrush
8.5
120 Ratings
1% above category average
The Search Monitor
9.0
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Multi-domain support9.1110 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.0114 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
SemrushThe Search Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(148 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.9
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.9
(17 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SemrushThe Search Monitor
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.
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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.
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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
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The Search Monitor
  • Competitors bidding against our keywords
  • Threat analysis
  • Automatially sending alerts if specific metrics change
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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
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The Search Monitor
  • Different types of alerts
  • iPad better integration
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Likelihood to Renew
Semrush
I [previously] used Semrush for many years and I cannot find any other tool being so complete and easy to use.
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The Search Monitor
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Usability
Semrush
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.
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The Search Monitor
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Reliability and Availability
Semrush
Semrush available when you need it!
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The Search Monitor
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Performance
Semrush
SemRush performs well with few errors!
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The Search Monitor
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Support Rating
Semrush
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!
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The Search Monitor
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Implementation Rating
Semrush
I did it by myself and do not have a comment!
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The Search Monitor
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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.
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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.
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Scalability
Semrush
Semrush is flexible and scalable software which can be deployed across multiple departments and sites as needed.
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The Search Monitor
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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.
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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
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