Seo powersuite and semrush are both popular software for search engine optimization enthusiasts.
I have tried both of them, and I feel both are excellent for SEO.
But I would prefer semrush if not for the cost restrictions as it looks more robust yet lite and time savior option.
Seo Powersuite Vs. Semrush Differences
|1||The dashboard looks||Professional but a bit less appealing.||Looks Professional|
|2||SEO Features||The site audit feature is good||The site audit feature is in-depth and better.|
|Keyword research is promising.||Keyword research is excellent.|
|Misses social sharing feature and content feature||It has many features, including a social posting and content management plugin.|
|It has a site tree feature that shows how the content on the site as a cloud.||Lacks this feature|
|Backlink analysis is robust but lacks effective communication options||Backlink analysis is powerful and has effective communication options for link removal and other requests.|
|The link-building option is good but cumbersome.||Link building option with excellent communication options.|
|Plagiarism check is absent||Plagiarism check is present|
|3||Free plan||Present but is suitable for basic SEO and starters.||Present but is very limited.|
|4||Integrations||Integration with google analytics, search console with few issues.||Integration with Google analytics and search console well.|
|5||Load on PC||It is desktop software and runs on Java.|
So, extra software installation slows down the PC and consumes much RAM, like 5GB.
|It is online software, so there is no load on the PC. You can access it on their website|
|6||Subscription type||Only yearly subscription||Monthly and yearly plans|
|8||Price||$299/year for basic and $699/year for enterprise plan.||$119.95/month or $1415.29/ year Pro plan|
$229.95/month or $2,713.29/ year guru plan
$449.95/month or $5,309.28/ year business plan.
Semrush has other features like the overall site traffic history, missing in SEO powersuite.
But SEO powersuite has all the features needed for regular SEO, and it never disappoints.
But being desktop software, it is cumbersome to use. One has to install four sets of software like the
- Website auditor
- Rank Tracker
- Link assistant
- SEO spyglass
So, one could feel time loss when trying to scroll through different website reports like rank tracking, backlink data, etc.
Seo Powersuite offers the software at discounted rates around Black Friday and in the summers. So one can avail of those offers for the yearly subscription.
Semrush, on the other hand, is very professional with its technology and marketing.
So, the price of software kept on rising gradually. I started with them at a $70 per month plan.
Semrush audit is quite fast and gives many details on areas of improvement.
The backlink audit feature of semrush is one of the best in the market as it helps to detect spam links, analyze them for penalty risks and contact the owner to remove them.
Both software has regular upgrades to catch up with the latest trends in SEO.