Perfect tool for my level of ability and the budget. It means I don’t need to hire an SEO consultant unless I really need one.
Hike vs. Semrush
Semrush is a fantastic marketing platform. It supports businesses across multiple marketing channels, but it’s their in-depth SEO feature set that impresses the most; it’s almost unparalleled in the SEO software space and is suitable for even the biggest and most complex websites.
However, if you run a small business website, do you need – or want – this level of SEO data? Does the average small business website need to analyse SEO down to the most granular detail in order to compete? Not really, no. If anything, this level of detail makes SEO harder to understand and implement for the average small business. And that’s where Hike comes in.
Let’s look at some of the key differences between Hike and Semrush in terms of price, features and approach.
There’s no denying that Semrush is a far more expensive software for a small business.
Their cheapest subscription starts at $119.95/month, and every extra user costs a whopping $45/month.
Hike meanwhile costs only $59.99/month, with unlimited extra users for free!
Of course, Semrush provides more data so naturally it should cost more. But the question is does a small business need that level of data? We don’t think so.
Semrush provides a high and granular level of SEO data for you to dig through. Perfect for large, enterprise websites and experienced SEO teams.
Is this level of analysis overkill for a small business, who targets local customers? Very likely.
Hike provides only the data a small business needs to compete. The majority of our customers have 2-10 employees and that’s exactly who we provide the perfect SEO software for.
Introducing Hike’s Action Engine
Large SEO agencies use Semrush effectively. They have lots of time to spend on SEO. But small businesses don’t have that luxury. Small businesses don’t have unlimited time to spend on their SEO. That’s why Hike optimizes your time for the greatest results. Tell Hike how much time you have and it tells you exactly what to do in that time, with detailed and easy to follow instructions on how to complete each step.
Semrush provides their customers with support across 3 main channels; live-chat, email and phone. Just like we do here at Hike.
Where Hike differs is in our free onboarding support and additional fulfilment offerings.
We know our customers aren’t experts in SEO, so it’s only natural that you might not know exactly how to set up your SEO properly at the beginning. That’s why we offer a free SEO strategy video review for every customer.
We also have a team of SEO experts in-house who can support you with actually making SEO changes to your website. Think of Hike as your on-demand SEO team!
“The strategy videos are amazing! What a huge value! For each website you add to the platform, an individual at Hike goes through your setup and records a video showing suggestions on how to make your SEO strategy even better. I have never found a tool that offers this level of direct support for such a great price.”
Wesley Farnham, Waypoint Marketing
One area where Hike really excels against Semrush are it’s features and support for small digital agencies.
Hike has a wide range of agency-specific features to help you sell, deliver and retain SEO revenue. Such as full white-labelling, reporting and lead-generation features.
And it’s our price point that really stands out vs Semrush. To enable white-label costs only an extra $25/month. Over at Semrush it costs a whopping $100/month extra!
Why over 4,500 small businesses like yours use Hike.
We now have a dozen keywords ranking in the top 10 of Google search – and delivered by clever software and a very knowledgeable Hike SEO team.
Hike is the most amazing SEO platform I’ve had the pleasure of using. More pocket-friendly than others and most beginner-friendly too. There are a ton of platforms that give a ton of data, but hardly anyone tells you how to use that data effectively. Hike eliminates all that work and tells you what to do and why, exactly when it needs to be done.
I have to say I’ve been really impressed with Hike and it’s the first time I can really see what goes into SEO. I now know that – up until using Hike – we had totally wasted money on so-called experts.
I’d recommend Hike to other small businesses because of no matter what level of skills you have in SEO from beginner to intermediate – you cannot go wrong with Hike. Hike will guide you on doing the appropriate tasks in a very structured and efficient way which will help boost the rankings of your website.
After only a couple of months, Hike’s recommendations have already massively improved the SEO performance of our site. Today I noticed we have 5 number 1 rankings for keywords on Google and just gone past one of our biggest competitors.
You’re only a few tweaks away from getting more traffic
Let’s figure out which tweaks you need, sign up to find out (risk-free).
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