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If you have a Google ads PPC campaign and then I would say this is more or less essential if you want to know what your competitors are doing. You can get very useful data out of it even if you subscribe for one month. And the pricing is very reasonable. Even if you don't use Google ads, I would say this is still useful for your SEO/SMO team since it gives you a great idea of what keywords and traffic your competitors are working on.
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If you're just getting started and want something simple to get a boost on your SEO, then it is a good place to start. It takes you through the initial steps and show you where you can improve. The paid versions are still pretty cheap compared to the competitors, but some of the others have more features and functional areas. However, bear in mind that the main reason this product exists is to provide leads for NPDigital marketing agency, so you'll get a fair amount of push in that direction.
Read full review Pros Keeping a tab on competitors organic and inorganic activities Helps identify where the competitor is getting the backlinks from. Identify competitors top content and the keywords that's bringing them traffic Get proper information of their current and past ADS run on Google. Read full review Monitoring broken links - helps optimise your Google ranking Researching hashtags and keywords for website and social media to keep relevant Researching competitor keywords to get a competitive advantage Read full review Cons As with any database, their keyword database has limits, so the data returned is relative to their database, not necessarily the full picture. When SpyFu database or scoring chances, the data provided can spike, thus causing confusion among stakeholders, we're reporting to. Read full review Some of the tool's features, including backlink tracking and competition analysis, were either lacking or more appropriate for the top-performing websites that already had a lot of traffic. So they should improve in this segment Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Love this tool but would like insights from all 3 major search engines not just Google. I would also like deeper understanding of the placement for local businesses on Google Places/Maps. Insight into mobile search rankings and best landing pages per industry would also help :) Overall, SpyFu is a necessity for serious search marketers.
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It's really easy to use. The interface is nice and tidy, and the learning curve is low. So it's a tool that's accessible for everyone. If not, there are plenty of guides in the tool itself or on the website. You can easily make lists and export data for use or to share, connect Google Drive, and go work with a team.
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SpyFu comes with a link to tutorial videos. I recommend you watch them. The software is capable of so much you really need to watch the videos and learn how to get the most out of it. When I have a question 90% of the time it's there. When it isn't, and I reach out to them, support is always quick and concise.
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They have a lot of information on their website, and also training and contact options in the tool. So you can learn on the go while trying the tool. And if you are stuck, support reacts really fast--sometimes the same day, sometimes the next day due to time zones. Payment is easy and easy to cancel.
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I was surprised to find I preferred
when it comes to keyword research. SpyFu is great (and less expensive than
), but I felt the data
provided was vaster than SpyFu. I was able to get more competitors spending insights in
than SpyFu. Overall, I liked the ability to use both in our keyword research for both paid and organic marketing.
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We use each SEO research platform for different purposes. I believe they complement each other. Ubersuggest strengths, according to my experience, are related to content ideas, comprehensive keyword research to determine competitors' backlinks, and difficulty in achieving the desired results for any given SEO campaign. The Ubersuggest topic ideas tool gives different insights and benchmarks in relation to other similar platforms that fit our marketing needs.
Read full review Return on Investment Helping us track our ranking. It helps solve the problem of ambiguity when it comes to Google Ads. It makes the strategy more clear. You can sift through lots of different online analytics to find the information, but it takes way too long. SpyFu has it all in one place! Read full review Has helped with keeping our blog topics fresh for clients. We're able to keep track of SEO performance for clients who don't want to shell out for expensive SEO tools. The site audit function has helped us to sell website redesigns as well as SEO packages. Read full review ScreenShots