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Likelihood to Recommend

Semrush

Semrush is widely used by beginners and advanced marketers to run competitor backlink analysis. It is also used to run complete search engine optimization audits for clients in the sphere of digital marketing, as well as, content research, keyword research, and competitor insight across all industries for a better campaign.
foster senu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Web CEO

If you are just wanting to have a web page without any idea of wanting to gain exposure for it via Google or social media channels then WebCEO is probably not for you. However, if you are like me and my Graceful Touch blog project where building a stronger and stronger backbone of digital success is important to you then WebCEO is without question your number one place to go.
Irene Siverson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Semrush
8.3
Web CEO
8.5
Keyword analysis
Semrush
9.0
Web CEO
8.0
Backlink management
Semrush
8.1
Web CEO
7.0
SERP ranking tracking
Semrush
8.7
Web CEO
10.0
Page grader
Semrush
7.9
Web CEO
9.0
Competitive analysis
Semrush
8.8
Web CEO
10.0
Site audit / diagnostics
Semrush
8.6
Web CEO
9.0
Site recommendations
Semrush
8.0
Web CEO
9.0
Task management
Semrush
7.0
Web CEO
6.0

SEO Channels

Semrush
8.2
Web CEO
7.8
Local SEO
Semrush
8.0
Web CEO
9.0
Social SEO
Semrush
7.8
Web CEO
5.0
Mobile SEO
Semrush
8.1
Web CEO
8.0
Global SEO
Semrush
9.0
Web CEO
9.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Semrush
8.6
Web CEO
8.7
Multi-domain support
Semrush
8.5
Web CEO
8.3
Integration with web analytics tools
Semrush
8.6
Web CEO
9.1

Pros

Semrush

  • Keyword Research Tool – Large and ever-growing keyword database which covers many countries
  • Website Auditing Tool – In-depth and accurate website audits which identify everything that needs to be addressed to improve website health including easy to apply solutions
  • Content Marketing Tool – Endless amount of content topic ideas generated within their content marketing tools
Joshua Poole | TrustRadius Reviewer

Web CEO

  • The on-page optimization tools help a lot in researching competitor keywords, competitor traffic, and backlinks and Google search queries. We are able to compile this data to enhance online content and optimize our promotional channels.
  • Keeping track of a wide array of functions with tools that show us what has been done and with percentages of completion. This helps us to share tasks like projects with team members so they can easily see which parts o their work still need attention
  • Providing our clients, and our sales crew, with detailed as well as Summary data for explaining to clients what areas of their sites need attention and how their campaigns are succeeding (or lacking) in different geographical areas.
Chuc Mason | 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

Web CEO

  • Its hard to say any negatives on WEB CEO, probably that there are so many tools to use haha! However as previously mentioned the support team are only a click away to help explain anything.
  • The dashboard can be overwhelming with a lot of metrics displayed. This can be customised though to display what you want. The same goes for the menu items, a lot of useful tools! But just have to learn the layout and where everything is located.
Luke Hickman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Web CEO

Web CEO 9.7
Based on 8 answers
I didn't even hesitate to renew my subscription to Web CEO. It has become the #1 tool in my arsenal and I use it at work, on my personal projects, everywhere! I literally don't know what I would do if I didn't have access to this software anymore. This software has been crucial in the success of my clients and my websites.
Brian Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Semrush

Semrush 7.3
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

Web CEO

Web CEO 8.5
Based on 2 answers
In general it is easy to use. Some of the functions take a little getting used to and first time through it is not obvious what needs to be set up first. It would be a great improvement to have a central setup screen where all of the data required by each module could be entered in one go.
Peter Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Semrush

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

Web CEO

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

Web CEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Semrush

Semrush 8.8
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

Web CEO

Web CEO 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Most support networks focus on answering questions as WebCEO does. With my experience with WebCEO, I now call those the average support providers. Then there are the exceptional support providers who really go to the next level in making sure you are taken care of. While WebCEO certainly does this I've decided to remove them from qualifying at this level. Instead, I made a whole new category for their support called extraordinarily amazing. They respond in a timely fashion. Offer great value along the way. But then even have fun what with their unnecessary but great graphics that they include in their support. This is the upper edge of everything and leaves me with a huge smile on my face.
Irene Siverson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Web CEO

Web CEO 7.9
Based on 2 answers
You can start using Web CEO in under 5 minutes so the implementation is very minimal. Simply setup your projects for your sites, hook them up to Google Analytics and your good to go. You can start analyzing data and viewing keyword tracking results in no time at all.
Brian Jackson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Semrush

I have some experience using Ahrefs and Moz, but I find the interface to be more user-friendly in Semrush.This is particularly useful when we show clients the tool or take screenshots directly from Semrush for client-facing documents. Once again, the Google Docs add-on for the SEO Writing Assistant is what really makes Semrush stand out over and above other tools for me.
Sacha Crowther | TrustRadius Reviewer

Web CEO

Of course, each of these tools has its pros and cons, but Web CEO provides by far the most insights about your website and your competitors and helps you to take informed action to improve your ranking and site traffic.
Eduard Dziak | 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

Web CEO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Semrush

  • We have seen our ranking goes up due to the keywords we have discovered.
  • We have seen our domain authority grow as we have discovered new backlinks.
  • We have seen less visitor errors since using the technical auditing tool to resolve problems.
Jeff Moriarty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Web CEO

  • I would say that as a tool. Web CEO has a decent amount of kick to it. I just think that it is lacking that knockout punch that its competitors have
  • The social metrics and competitor metrics are great, they just don#t have that zing to them. I think some GUI tweaks would move Web CEO onto the next level. It is a pity, as Web CEO is one step from greatness.
James Egan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Semrush

General

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

Semrush Editions & Modules

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

Web CEO

General

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

Web CEO Editions & Modules

Edition
StartUp$991
Corporate$2991
Agency Unlimited99 + scanning fees1
Solo$391
  1. mo
Additional Pricing Details
SOLO: 1 project, 50 unique keywords, 5 SERP scan depth, weekly automated scanning, 1,000 pages audited; 1,000 backlinks analyzed. STARTUP: 5 projects; 200 unique keywords; 5 SERP scan depth; weekly automated scanning (manual scanning on demand); 5,000 pages audited (1,000 pages/project); 10,000 backlinks analyzed (2,000 backlinks/project); branded SEO reports; 5 SEO leads per day. AGENCY UNLIMITED: unlimited projects ($2 per active project/mo); unlimited keywords with Unlimited search engines ($4/1,000 rank queries); 10 SERP scan depth; monthly/weekly/daily automated scanning (manual scanning on demand); unlimited pages audited; unlimited backlinks analyzed ($4/10,000 backlinks found); branded SEO reports; unlimited SEO leads per day; SEO audit button on your site; White-label SEO tools on your own domain ($20/mo); SEO tools API, full functionality; White-label support & training; all scanning except for rankings and backlinks at no extra cost. CORPORATE: 30 projects; 600 unique keywords; 5 SERP scan depth; weekly automated scanning (manual scanning on demand); 150,000 pages audited (5,000 pages/project); 150,000 backlinks analyzed (6,000 backlinks/project); branded SEO reports; 5 SEO leads per day; SEO audit button on your site.

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