What users are saying about
2 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
Top Rated
301 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

SEO

9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
7.1

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

71%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 8/8 features

Keyword analysis

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
49 Ratings

Backlink management

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
32 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
18 Ratings

Page grader

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
54 Ratings

Competitive analysis

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
6.2
62%
24 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
41 Ratings

Site recommendations

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
42 Ratings

Task management

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
5.4
54%
22 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.8

The Search Monitor

88%
7.7

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

77%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
39 Ratings

Social SEO

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.1
81%
41 Ratings

Mobile SEO

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
41 Ratings

Global SEO

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.5
75%
34 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

9.0

The Search Monitor

90%
6.9

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

69%
The Search Monitor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

9.0
90%
1 Rating
6.1
61%
19 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
41 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

The Search Monitor

80%
2 Ratings
8.5

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

85%
59 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

100%
1 Rating

Usability

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

The Search Monitor

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

77%
38 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins is really great for any application - home pages, blogs, etc. It saves a lot of time researching keywords, but it is time-consuming crafting content, which I think is a necessary evil. I wasn't really seeing the immediate results I had hoped for, but there could be a variety of reasons for that (cookies, caches, etc.). Overall, if you have the time to dedicate and utilize the tool, it's awesome!
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

The Search Monitor

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Evaluate the SEO score of any given page's content.
  • Makes it simple to manage the title and description for a page (what shows up on Google search results).
  • Boils down complicated topics such as canonical URLs for non-technical users.
  • Easy explanations for any and all options, including why to use or not use an option.
Christopher Boyd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

The Search Monitor

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Density: Because even the free, basic Yoast SEO tool has SO MANY FEATURES, if you're brand new to SEO as a concept/practice, you might feel a little overwhelmed at first. Just go watch the training videos!
  • Bulk Title Editing: I'm sure this tool can be useful, but I've never found it to be particularly intuitive or helpful.
  • Limitations: I'm grasping at straws here, but it would be nice if some of the premium (paid) features- specifically the social media previews- were available in the free version. Like I said, grasping.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

General

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

Starting Price

$0 per year

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$99.001
  1. Per Site
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I see no reason to discontinue using Yoast as it has been very beneficial for my website and my business.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 10.0
Based on 1 answer
All the information is integrated on-screen while writing content and the scores and related score elements (i.e. paragraph/sentence length, transition words, keyphrase density, etc.) are all updated live as I write which I think is amazingly helpful.
James McQuillin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

The Search Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins 7.7
Based on 38 answers
There are plenty of amazing articles published on their site, however, I don't rate their actual support team as being particularly helpful. I made multiple points of contact regarding the internal link counter not working and even though they began troubleshooting I think when it became too hard it was just forgotten about and so is still unresolved.
Victoria Hoete-Dodd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

This is my go-to plugin for SEO. It is easy, and I trust Yoast will give me solid results. In a short time period, our website has seen measurable results in organic search traffic. Our previous website didn't use page level SEO tools to this extent. We are systematically updating each page using the Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin. We are pleased with the results
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugins

  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin along with other SEO investments we have made with our new website has extremely paid off on new business opportunity creation. Since August 2018 we have added over $100K of new business opps solely sourced from SEO searches on pages and posts that Yoast has helped us optimize.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin saves our marketing team a lot of time. Since the plugin lives in WordPress and provides live tips we can make to the page or post, our team doesn't have to guess on what keyword, or meta-tag, or how many internal and external links a page or post should have using an additional platform. It is just conveniently there for us to use regularly.
  • Yoast Wordpress SEO Plugin cannot be the only piece of software your website relies on to obtain SEO optimization with search engines. It is a piece of the puzzle, and you can only maximize its' value by making sure your website is scam free, the code under the hood is healthy, and the load time and page weight is light.
Rachel Green | TrustRadius Reviewer

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