ZenMate VPN 2023 Review


Founded in 2013 in Germany,  ZenMate has around 45 million customers and is one of the high-rated VPN service providers presently. It is a beginner-friendly VPN and supports multiple platforms – Windows, macOS, iOS, Linux, Android, Firestick TV, Chromebook, Smart TV, Apple TV, Raspberry Pi, and routers.  

Our team signed up and used the ZenMate VPN for weeks, and came back with the following review.  

ZenMate Account Setup  

The account setup is seamless. You can connect up to 5 devices simultaneously. Simply download the software in the chosen devices, login with credentials, and start surfing. Through the personal dashboard, you can remove any device anytime.  

ZenMate VPN Servers 

ZenMate does not specify the number of servers they operate but they are available across 30+ countries. There are dedicated VPN servers for torrenting and streaming. You can view the distance between your current location and the ZenMate server to help with optimizing the speed. Select locations nearer to your actual physical location for optimal speeds. 

Bookmark favorite servers for quick selection. Do note that the ZenMate service is not available in Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China. You can download but the company does not guarantee service. Users from the UAE, Pakistan, and Turkey might face issues as well.  

ZenMate VPN Speed  

We monitored the speed of ZenMate servers for a few days and over multiple servers and found that their speed is quite good for online gaming, browsing, and streaming. Best speeds were recorded from New York, Sydney, London, Frankfurt, and Hong Kong servers. ZenMate has private DNS servers to prevent DNS leaks.  

There were no issues with connection or streaming lags that inconveniences any user. Establishing a connection to the U.S Netflix though leaves much to be desired until they upgrade to better connectivity. If you are looking at buying ZenMate just for accessing U.S Netflix, we will not recommend it. There are better options.  

You do have unlimited bandwidth but the speed is capped at 1GB/s, which is sufficient for a large number of users.  

Streaming Options  

With the ZenMate premium account, you can use their servers to access these international platforms – Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Yle, HBO Now, BBC iPlayer, Globo SportTV, Eurosport, Channel 4, Comedy Central, Player.PL and ORF.  

During our ZenMate testing, we sometimes experienced network disconnections with their US server but the GE and UK servers were more stable.  

You can also use ZenMate for torrenting through their dedicated servers for faster downloads and without the concern of being monitored. The dedicated servers display server load and user count in real-time to avoid download slowdown.  

ZenMate Privacy  

Similar to other high-rated VPNs, ZenMate follows the “no log data” policy which means it does collect information about your online activities. It does not keep a log of websites visited and content downloaded, and other sensitive information that can put your identity in danger.  

However, it does collect non-personal data such as the IP addresses, ISPs, operating system, browser type and version, and access date/time and personal data such as email, name, address, payment details, billing method, country, and credit card (partial) information. The data is anonymized and used for improving its product line.  

ZenMate Security  

The VPN users are protected by the industry standard AE-256 encryption and their browser extensions encrypt the traffic totally. A new encryption key is created for every session as part of their commitment towards implementing perfect forward secrecy measures. This means that even if someone manages to hack your current online session, once logged out, the encryption key becomes useless.  

The ZenMate VPN connects with L2TP, IKEv2, and OpenVPN protocols. The user can also turn on and off the automatic kill switch, and there are dedicated anti-tracking and anti-malware technologies in-built with the system.  

Customer Support 

Unfortunately, with a company operating on a large scale, their Support system is unreliable. The FAQ section is not updated and they take 1 to 5 working days to answer the Support tickets, which is way higher than the current industry standard.  

In conclusion, the ZenMate VPN is a recommended option if you are looking for high speed, convenient, strong, and a reputed VPN provider.  

CyberGhost VPN 2020 Review

cyberghost vpn

Founded in 2011 in Romania, CyberGhost is one of the best available VPN services available. The VPN networks with around 3600 servers in 58 counties, and with a single CyberGhost VPN account, you can connect up to 7 devices. The VPN supports desktop, Android, and Apple devices. We tested the premium VPN service for weeks and wrote out the following review.  

CyberGhost Account Setup 

The onboarding process is simple and quick. Once you buy a subscription package, the software download begins automatically. An email is sent with login information. Remember to change the system-generated password immediately. For retrieving account access, CyberGhost sends a special key code – keep it safe.  

CyberGhost VPN Server Range 

The servers are located around the world, but mostly in Northern Europe and Northern America. In the Southern hemisphere, their server networks are in Australia, South America, and South Africa. After creating an account, you can browse and select specific server locations, and can also view what that server allows you to do. While one server can just allow streaming, another one can enable global browsing.  

We spoke with the CyberGhost team and learned that they are actively adding on to its server network to give expensive options to the user.  

CyberGhost VPN Speed 

Speed is of high importance when using a VPN service. Slow speed is a common cause of complaint with many VPN service users. In the fast-paced Internet world, slow speed is a dampener. After creating the account, we checked the CyberGhost VPN speed and it turned out well.  

After logging in to the premium CyberGhost VPN account, test the speed of the Northern Europe and Northern America servers. You can use Speedtest.net for this. While the speed of Northern Europe and Northern America servers were good, the speed from South-East Asian servers was slow.  

The best way to use a VPN is to choose a location near your current location. When data has to travel a greater distance, the speed slows down automatically. Hence, choose a nearer location and there will not be major drops in speed and connectivity.  

Of course, do remember that if you want to view content from any geo-blocked country, you have to access the content from the country where it is allowed. For example, to access the U.S Netflix, you have to access the server from a North American server or an Australian server.  

Streaming Options 

With the CyberGhost VPN, you can access BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Disney+, HBO, Hulu, Kodi, and do torrenting. This VPN is an excellent choice for 4K or HD streaming, and you have Chrome and Firefox extensions from quick connectivity.  

A quick note on torrenting – unlike many other VPN service providers that ban torrent downloads, CyberGhost premium plan gives you access to dedicated servers from where you can download torrents, and that too from multiple locations. In fact, a unique feature we were happy to see was that you can see in real-time how many other users are using the dedicated server for the same purpose.  

They have taken torrenting a step further. With their “No-Spy” premium upgraded package, you can frequently download torrents through servers directly managed by CyberGhost employees. This feature has dedicated uplinks, better speeds, higher bandwidth, and robust hardware.  

CyberGhost Privacy and Security 

CyberGhost VPN believes in “no log files” policy, which means that your activities will not be recorded for further use. Other VPN service providers collect your usage data, which means that there is a record of all the sites you are visiting and the content you are downloading. In a legal situation where they get subpoenaed, they are bound to hand over this information to authorities. However, CyberGhost VPN does not fall under the 14-Eyes Alliance, which means that they are not legally bound to store any users’ data for law enforcement purposes.  

Their technology uses 256-bit military-grade encryption to keep your account and access safe. There is an Internet kill-switch too for immediate shutting down of current server activities. There is also an anti malware feature which when turned ‘on’ will scan the sites visited for malware infections. In short, you are kept secure from accessing unsecured sites.  

In conclusion, the CyberGhost VPN is highly recommended if you are new to using a VPN setup and want a pocket-friendly option. 

ExpressVPN 2020 Review


Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the British Virgin Islands, ExpressVPN is an industry leader in the
VPN segment. A reputed and innovative VPN provider, does it still live up to its reputation after 10 years
in the business? Our team set out to explore and came back with the following review.
ExpressVPN Speed
We tested the ExpressVPN server speed across multiple geographical locations and theirs is one of the
fastest we have ever seen in the VPN segment. The tests were run using a 50Mbps wired connection
using 256-bit OpenVPN. The speed results from servers nearer to our locations were excellent, and the

speed maintained its range as the distance grew between locations. Reduction in speed from long-
distance locations was minimal, barely noticeable.

If you want the best speed from their fastest servers, select the “recommended server” feature from the
Dashboard. The system will automatically recommend the best speed servers based on your location.
ExpressVPN Security
ExpressVPN server speed is excellent but what about security? Presently, ExpressVPN uses SHA-512
HMAC authentication with 4096-bit RSA key and AES 256-bit encryption – the unbreakable industry
standard without compromising good performance. They also follow the Perfect Forward Secrecy
protocol received through the Diffie-Hellman key exchange.
There are four VPN protocols available in the ExpressVPN app – OpenVPN UDP, OpenVPN TCP, PPTP,
and IPsec/L2TP. But you can use the “Automatic” mode for the ExpressVPN system to select the ideal
VPN protocol based on your network settings.
Next, they have a “Network Lock” kill switch feature which helps to keep your data secure that will block
all the incoming traffic in a situation where the VPN connection drops. This helps to ensure data
encryption. The feature is available in Linux, macOS, Windows, and Routers. Our team checked this
feature and it worked smoothly!
ExpressVPN Privacy
British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a self-governing and independent entity that follows strict business and
individual privacy protection laws. Due to this, it is not mandatory for them to store and retain user data
for law enforcement purposes as it is required for US or UK headquartered VPN companies. BVI has
strong data secrecy policies. Being an ExpressVPN user, your data falls under privacy jurisdiction BVI is
not a part of the 5 Eyes, 9 Eyes, and 14 Eyes surveillance.
As such, ExpressVPN follows the “no data logs” policy – we verified it! They never log IP addresses,
browsing history, DNS queries, metadata, and traffic destination. This is also proven from the 2017 news
when the Turkish police seized one of the ExpressVPN servers to retrieve data in the Andrey Karlov,
Russian Ambassador to Turkey, murder case. ExpressVPN officials gave the statement that they are not
bound by Turkish law and therefore, they have no data to provide.
ExpressVPN Servers

ExpressVPN has a wide and authoritative network of servers. It has around 3,000 servers spread over 94
countries and 160 locations. Best server coverage is available in North America and Europe, followed by
Asia Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and South America. On their server page, you can see the VPN
protocols of each server and their online availability status.
The servers are run in RAM disk mode, which means that nothing will be stored on any hard drive. Any
time the RAM is powered off, all the data in the server gets wiped off and starts afresh. It is referred to
as the TrustedServer feature in the industry. According to us, it is the perfect way to follow the “no log,
no data” feature.
Do remember that there are no dedicated IP server options available yet. It has browser extensions for
Safari, Firefox, and Chrome. The ExpressVPN Android and iOS apps are excellent.
Netflix Streaming
ExpressVPN streams Netflix perfectly. It is currently the highest recommended VPN to stream Netflix
due to its 24×7 access to Netflix and excellent speed. If you face any network-wide blocks, contact their
Support system and they will tell guide you towards the best server.
Dedicated VPN Router
If you want unlimited connections, you have to choose their dedicated VPN router app with which all
the connected devices will have location anonymity, new IP address, and encrypted traffic. You can
easily switch between VPN servers, access kill switch, and also have the split tunneling feature.
In conclusion, ExpressVPN is a robust, military-grade, and secure VPN service provider.

SurfShark VPN Review 2020

Surfshark VPN

Founded in 2019 and headquartered in the British Virgin Islands (BVI), SurfShark is a new entrant in the
VPN market. It was a finalist at the Cyber Security Awards 2019 in the Startup of the Year category – a
great accomplishment indeed.
Given the presence of stellar and reputed VPNs already, do we need another VPN? What does this have
that the others do not? This question was running in my mind while purchasing its premium plan to
review. Let us see.
SurfShark vs Other VPNs
SurfShark differs from the rest for the following reasons:
(1) Accessible in China – This is a major accomplishment when compared to other VPNs. It seems that
SurfShark has successfully bypassed the VPN ban in China, meaning that Chinese users can use the
SurfShark VPN to access any global site. We do not know how long will they be able to successfully
remain bypassed before the Chinese authorities get wind of it but until then, this is a major
differentiator between SurfShark and other VPNs.
They have built a dedicated site for Chinese residents and bypasses The Great Firewall of China using the
NoBordersTM mode. To access this, navigate to the “Advanced” menu option from your Dashboard
“Settings” and activate the “NoBordersTM” mode to connect to SurfShark China servers.
(2) Netflix – Even with other VPNs you can access Netflix US but SurfShark has gone a step further and
unblocked Netflix access to 16 Netflix libraries, including the USA, UK, Japan, and Denmark. The
Dashboard shows which servers you need to connect with for accessing the relative Netflix account.
SurfShark Security
SurfShark uses OpenVPN and IKEv2 protocols, and 256-bit AES encryption, which are the leading
encryption standards. The use of these two protocols means that it can be installed on a variety of
devices and routers. For additional authentication, it incorporates SHA512 authentication hash and
2048-bit DHE-RSA key exchange.
Through the OpenVPN setting, you can switch between UDP and TCP. The server technology has
interwoven WebRTC leak protection. There is the kill-switch feature to terminate a session if there is
network connection disruption – other than iOS, it has to be manually turned on from the Settings.
They have a HackLock feature to detect data leaks and a BlindSearch feature to yield purely organic and
uninfluenced search results. The BVI-based company also passed a full security audit by Cure53 and its
Warrant Canary is clear of any threats.
SurfShark Privacy
Being based out of BVI gives users protective coverage. BVI follows strict company and individual data
protection policies and does not record or store any user data as part of their “no log data” policy.
However, it does collect anonymized data to improve its services such as IP addresses, location, name,
browser history, session timestamps, network traffic, and bandwidth.
SurfShark Servers

Being a new entrant in the market, it has an impressive server count. Currently, their 1000+ servers are
spread across 61 counties, which includes countries where the Internet is censored like Turkey, China,
Korea, and Cuba.
SurfShark Speed
I tested the server network speed across the US and Europe. Servers that were located in relatively
remote cities did experience some time lag but overall, the speed was good. I streamed 4K HD videos
with a 60Mbps connection and a server in Hong Kong, and the average clocked speed was around 40
Mbps. The speed is good enough for sharing files, gaming, media streaming, and torrenting. It works
with uTorrent, qBittorrent, Deluge, Vuze, and BitTorrent. You can successfully download torrents from
RARBG, LimeTorrents, TorrentDownloads, 1337X, and ThePirateBay.
The SurfShark VPN has a 30-day money-back guarantee. Their monthly plans are a bit steep but if you
are up for a straight 24-month commitment, the price is affordable. A free trial is only available for Mac
users, iOS and Android mobile devices. Apart from paying via credit card, you can pay with Google Pay,
Amazon Pay, PayPal, Alipay, and cryptocurrencies.
Customer Support
Perhaps, SurfShark is the only VPN service provider in the market with 10 modes of offering customer
support 24×7. Woah!
In conclusion, the SurfShark VPN shows a lot of potential and lives up to its promise of being a secure,
private, and strong VPN service provider.

Bluehost Review 2020

Bluehost is a web hosting tool that hosts nearly 2 million domains globally. It includes services like shared hosting, WordPress hosting, VPS hosting, cloud hosting, and many more. 

It is considered as one of the best-shared hosting platforms with a speed of 405 ms. It has 24/7 live chat support with unmetered bandwidth and storage features along with free email accounts. 

Bluehost customers can get access to data on 3558049 websites. India has 2742 live sites, while the USA has 664,785 sites.

In this review, we will breakdown the features of Bluehost for a better understanding of the tool.


Uptime must be your top priority while choosing any web host. Bluehost fits into this criteria with an excellent uptime of 99.99% throughout the year. 

This is considered to be the best when compared with other web hosts. It is therefore considered as one of the most reliable in times of crisis. 


The best element to determine the performance of any web host is its speed. Bluehost is 85% faster than many other web hosts. The site loads within less than two seconds. 

According to 2018 reports, through the use of Pingdom, a third-party tool, Bluehost has performed well with a speed of 405ms, which got it ranked 5th among the fastest tested site. 

On the other hand, Cloudflare also helps it to improve its loading speed. 

Regular Backups

Backing up the data or information for later use is important when running a website, which is often overlooked. It is important to have an automated backup option. Bluehost fulfills this criterion and ensures regular backup and restoration of the website for emergency use.

However, it would be best if you upgraded your third-party backup software when you have a severe shortage of backup space. This feature of Bluehost allows you to restore all your data safe when any error occurs. 

Bluehost Is Beginner-Friendly

Building up a website involves many processes that might be difficult for beginners to understand. Bluehost is very easy to use even if you are a novice in the field. It has an excellent customer boarding experience with a simple user interface where the complex technical elements are well explained. 

Bluehost has many user-friendly tutorials for easy navigation whenever you are struck.

Flexible and Scalable

Bluehost is very flexible as it offers various plans to scale up your site. Upgrading from one plan to another is very easy, without any downtime during the process. 

The customized interface allows you to determine when to upgrade and how.

Security Features

With the help of a free SSL certificate for each plan, Bluehost offers a good range of security options. The domain privacy feature, which is included in all the plans, ensures to keep all the personal information safe and prevents hackers from illegally handling your data. 

Sitelock is also included in its security feature that prevents the entry of any malware. CodeGuard helps in daily backup and restores all your data in case your account gets hacked.


Besides the security option, Bluehost also allows many apps and integrations. WordPress can be installed with a single click. Other popular content management systems like Drupal, Joomla, etc. can also be installed. 

Bluehost has access to Content Delivery Network that takes care of your images, files, and delivers faster to the users globally. Bluehost has excellent customer service and support through various live chats, email ticket support, and even phone support that connects within two minutes.


  • Outstanding uptime
  • Good for WordPress sites
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Integration compatibilities
  • Excellent customer service and support
  • Several hosting options


  • No free automatic backups
  • Pricing is high and confusing
  • Does not support Windows hosting
  • Slow support response time
  • No free site migration

The reason that people prefer Bluehost is due to its uptime and loading speed. Besides, it has stable security features with a guarantee for money return. However, it has higher renewal rates, even though its introductory price is low. Overall, Bluehost has a secure performance value.

Thrive Theme Review 2021

Thrive Theme

With conversion-optimized plugins, themes, and a simple interface Thrive Themes is an advanced WordPress Suite with a range of website tools that commendably boosts your business. It incorporates conversion focused themes and plugins which revamps your website converting visitors to potential customers, subscribers, and clients.

Thrive Themes aims to provide its customers with an all-in-one toolbox for WordPress along with value-based actionable content at a comparatively low price. The cutting edge tech and strategies help you build and customize a next-gen website within no time at all

Thrive Suite is Your All-in-One Toolbox to Create a WordPress Website That Converts Visitors into Leads and Customers 


With Thrive Suite You Get Access To…

Building a website, sales funnel, email list, scarcity campaign, online course… can be close to impossible if you have to cobble together all the pieces.
That’s why we developed an ecosystem of conversion focused tools that all work seamlessly together to help you start and grow your online business.


Thrive Theme Builder

Build the WordPress website you’ve always dreamed off without needing a designer or developer using the most flexible WordPress Theme Builder on the market.  

Thrive Architect 

Create landing pages and funnels in a matter of minutes using one of the 300+ landing pages templates available in Thrive Architect and our Smart Landing Pages technology.

Thrive Leads

Build an email list faster than ever before using Thrive Leads. You can add any opt-in form you’d like and design exactly what you want using our WYSIWYG editor.

Thrive Quiz Builder

You might have seen the rising popularity of quizzes to get leads, increase social shares and engagement. With Thrive Quiz Builder, you can build your very own lead generation quizzes!  

Thrive Apprentice

How about online courses? Would you like to sell your expertise online? Then Thrive Apprentice is what you need to create those courses on your own website to avoid using costly 3rd party platforms. 

Thrive Comments

Deploy Thrive Comments to increase visitor engagement by gamifying your comments section. Includes features such as awarding badges, upvoting & downvoting and more.

Thrive Ultimatum

Take advantage of the innate fear of missing out to boost your conversions. With Thrive Ultimatum, you can add evergreen or time specific countdown campaigns to your  WordPress site.


Thrive Ovation

Use Thrive Ovation to collect and display conversion boosting testimonials on auto-pilot. 


Thrive Optimize

Deploy conversion boosting landing page A/B tests FAST. The WordPress A/B testing add-on for Thrive Architect — made especially for non-techies.

Thrive Theme offers access to over 255,587 websites, which include hosting data, location information, as well as contact details. It also provides live websites and additional domains which redirect to the listed sites. 

Features like the intuitive drag and drop editor, mailing list, quizzes, A/B testing for landing pages, professional online courses, countdown campaigns, and testimonials Thrive Themes lets you customize every aspect of your website to realize your entrepreneurial ambitions online.

In this review, we will take an extensive look at the features that Thrive Themes has to provide. From its themes, plugins, dashboard, to its API connections, license keys, tutorials, and more.



Built for speed, clarity, and readability, Thrive Themes has given a facelift to its theme builder to emphasize better on the conversion elements rather than just the design and aesthetics of it.


Thrive Theme

Few of the standard features in the themes are:

#1 Landing page templates –these templates remove every possible thing that could distract a visitor like header-navigation links, footer widgets, and sidebars.

#2 Focus areas –relevant content to keep visitors glued for longer for more clicks and better sales.

#3 Easy page generator –build opt-in pages, sales pages, or legal pages in a matter of clicks.

#4 Built-in plugins –packed with relevant posts, improved image galleries, social sharing buttons, and font managers. 

While some themes suit selling products and services, some are catered for magazines or blogs. Whether or individual or an organization, Thrive Themes does has solutions for all.

Thrive Dashboard

Coming to the dashboard, it is here that users can manage and configure settings for their product suite. This gets split into two parts, the Thrive features, and installed products. 

#1 Thrive features –this section of the dashboard mainly tailors to the general settings that are applicable for all your Thrive products. Like API connections, fonts, notification manager, and more.

  • API connections – to connect leads to email delivery services or reCaptcha.
  • Custom fonts – to edit fonts in your Thrive products.
  • Notification manager – to opt-in for updates on events on your website.
  • Retina Icons – font icon manager, which lets you add and edit fully accessible icons to be incorporated in plugins.
  • General settings – customize shared settings like for social media handles like Facebook app ID and more.

#2 Installed Products –here, you can see all your installed Thrive products like plugins and themes. When you click the drop-down on the upper top right of the products, it redirects you to the appropriate knowledge base and tutorials for each of them. 



Thrive offers one of the best and most applicable sets of WordPress plugins for extended functionality and seamless integration. Let’s quickly go over the few of its best plugins.

#1 Thrive Leads – design any opt-in forms, build your mailing list and run A/B tests effortlessly.

#2 Thrive Clever Widgets – you can now display different content in separate widget areas depending on pages, posts, tags, targeting rules, or even categories.

#3 Thrive Architect – add advanced elements, buttons, drag, and drop layouts with the visual editor. You can pick and use opt-in pages, forms, webinar registration pages from the existing 150 landing page templates.

#4 ThriveUltimatum –run campaigns, or add countdown timers.

#5 ThriveApprentice –build online courses with quick and straightforward processes, almost like a professional web developer. 

Pros and Cons


  • Conversion optimized plugins
  • Easy to use Thrive theme-builder, smart plugins
  • Drag and drop content feature
  • Effective landing page plugins
  • Constant improvements and updates
  • Responsive support service
  • Affordable


  • Only forum or text support
  • No payment processing integrations

Thrive Themes offers excellent value for money when considering the hundreds of available plugins and themes for both individuals and organizations. 

Easy to navigate, quick access to relevant information, tutorials, and licenses, Thrive Theme has left no weak links for the suite. It can be the right choice, given that the plugins and themes are continually updated and revamped to its highest standards.


SEMrush SEO Tool 2020 Review

Sem Rush

SEMrush Review

A Boston based software company, SEMrush offers an online visibility management platform while providing solutions for PPC, SEO, and content, research as well as social media. It extends intelligence data like website traffic information, keywords, site audits, lead generation, etc. SEMrush is an ideal tool that analyses the competition, audit websites, links for building SEO, and many more. 

With over 150 geodatabases, 17 billion keywords, 580 million domains 22 trillion backlinks, 277 million display ads, and 1 billion Google Ads, SEMrush is all set to raise your marketing strategies a notch higher.

SEMrush is known to provide a just and concise overview of how a company’s visibility ranks among that of its competitors. The features like SEMrush competitive intelligence, advertising research, can be used to analyze and scan every domain which holds the most used keywords. 

Domain Analytics at SEMrush ensures a through and through information about various domains, subdomains, and URLs offering a complete competitive intelligence to complete your PPC and SEO tasks. 

As per records, in India, it has over 18 million desktop keywords, 19.5 million desktop domains, 1 million mobile keywords, and 685K mobile domains.

The SEMrush traffic analytics, on the other hand, is built on global data that analyses the competitors, potential partners while quickly estimating the capacity of new markets. It holds about 500 TB raw data from across 190 regions and countries with 200 million panelists who analyze over 1 billion events per day.

The Keyword Magic Tool of SEMrush enriches your keyword research for better SEO and PPC campaigning. The complete count of keywords in SEMrush surpasses 18.3 billion. It offers new keywords with precise volumes that can be segregated based on topics and later analyzed for the best keywords. 

As per sources, the USA has 2.4 billion; Brazil has 1.8 billion, France has 1.1 billion, and the UK has 841 million desktop keywords, thus ranking among the top countries with the maximum number of desktop keywords.

Let’s move to the backlinks in SEMrush. SEMrush allows its users to have a complete overview of a company’s backlink profile. It uses its database, which in itself houses trillions of backlinks, helping to spot any domain that mentions to your website. 

On the other hand, it also accumulates new backlinks regularly and updates every two weeks publicly. It keeps a record of all the lost backlinks within two weeks of its creation. 

According to the latest report, SEMrush has 23.6 trillion backlinks, 17.3 billion URLs and over 1.2 billion referring domains.

Moving on to display advertising reports in SEMrush, it helps evaluate the effectiveness of how other companies build display ads. There are over 46 countries available in the SEMrush ad research database. 

According to the latest reports, SEMrush has 5.2 million advertisers, 3.5 million publishers, and 310 million ads globally. The USA has 130 million ads count, Canada has 27.6 million, Germany at 26.6 million, and the UK has 25.2 million.

SEMrush is an easy and complete organic research that helps in figuring out traffic driving keywords. It evaluates and analyses the daily variations and assists in finding new competitors. The smooth traffic analytical feature with an authoritative site audit tool gives preferences to SEO and other AMP related issues. In contrast, the on-page SEO guidance fixes errors for better ranking on the landing page. 


  • Thorough and comprehensive keyword analysis
  • Extensive information about visitors
  • Monitors variations and gathers relevant backlinks
  • Easy traffic analytics
  • A potent site audit tool
  • CPC map for easy comparison


  • Not very user friendly and requires the experience of online marketing
  • Users complain of inaccurate data

Top 5 Sales Funnel Builders: 2020

Do you feel your monthly sales have been slow lately and need a boost? Having a sales process that is well-structured is crucial for the growth of a business. 

While a regular check on churns and refunds is one of the ways to deal with low sales, building a good sales funnel is another. 

There are way too many reasons why you should consider a sales funnel builder for your business. Whether in terms of profit, sales automation, or any other, sales funnels are exceptionally helpful in the overall potential of a business. 

One important thing to consider, though, when incorporating sales funnels, is its metrics. Knowing the potential, you must invest in a process that is but obvious before you start working with them.

Sales Funnel Metrics

#1 Entry Point Number: The number of potential customers entering the sales funnels in a given time. A defined number is crucial, no matter which way the customers come in.

#2 Conversion Rates: A quick check on all leads’ conversion rates, including new, existing, cold, and interested. 

#3 Approximate Sales: the value generated at the end of your sales funnel equally crucial in the expansion of sales. 

#4 Duration Of Process: Calculate the approximate time a lead takes to convert into a buyer. Keeping a check on this can help you understand the underlying issues and adapt or change accordingly.

Now that you know the basics of sales funnels, we check which sales funnel builder will be the aptest for you. Again, things to consider before choosing a sales to funnel are the product you are selling, budget, and other additional items.

In this article, we have reviewed five of the top sales funnel builders that are doing great and have exception market reviews. 

Top 5 Sales Funnel Builders

#1 ClickFunnels

Almost handmade for small to medium size businesses looking for a systematic and organized sales funnel builder. 

ClickFunnels has a decent user-friendly interface, which is great for both newbies as well as experienced businesses. The handy templates are a real timesaver where you can simply customize it aligning it to your business objectives and adding content likewise.

Coming to its primary features, it has a drag and drop editor, email automation, analytics dashboard, several sales funnel templates, A/B split testing on your landing pages (unlimited), opt-in forms and pop-ups, and also social media campaigns.

ClickFunnels also allows you to opt for a few add-ons with its highest plan, the Etison Suite. It provides auto-responder series, STMP and other billing integrations, a flexible segmentation, priority templates, unlimited affiliates, and commission plans. However, ClickFunnels has a significant drawback that is also to be considered, which is the lack of CRM and management functionalities.

ClickFunnels Pricing

Given the number of features, ClickFunnels is slightly on the expensive side. It has three different subscription plans.

  • Starter: $97 monthly
  • Platinum: $297 monthly
  • Collective: $1497 monthly


  • It has easy data tracking or analytics
  • An all-in-one tool
  • Wide range of integrations


  • Expensive
  • Limited funnels in basic plans
  • Some users complain regarding the user-friendliness or interface

#2 GetResponse

With tons of features, GetResponse is no doubt of the most affordable and easy to use sales funnel builders. It has a seamless interface to work your way with it. 

GetResponse has an easy and quick sales funnel builder which can be set up in just a matter of minutes. With the automated sales funnel generators, the process of selling or recover orders is extremely easy. 

A few of its features include unlimited funnels, email marketing tools, sales page templates, contact imports, analytic and social integrations, email scheduling, webinar support, and CRM or team management. It also offers a unique online store, which even helps you sell physical products. 

One exciting feature in GetResponse is the email inspector, which lets you view how your emails appear on different browsers as well as devices. 

GetResponse Pricing

GetResponse offers four different subscription plans which are affordable and pretty decent. Each of the plans has a different set of features that come with it. You can also check out the free trial version for 30 days to get the hang of the tool before investing in it.

  • Basic: $15 monthly
  • Plus: $49 monthly
  • Professional: $99 monthly
  • Enterprise: Custom Quote 


  • Spam testing
  • Easy to use interface
  • Subscriber list automation


  • Landing pages are sometimes tricky to customize
  • Import issues
  • Poor deliverability test

#3 LeadPages

LeadPages is a perfect sales funnel software for beginners or small-sized businesses. It allows you to create appealing custom designed webpages, to encourage users or visitors to hover longer on the website than the usual. 

Coming to its features, LeadPages is more oriented towards a better conversion rate, optimized templates, and other SEO features. The pre-made landing page templates and designs make it extremely easy to work on them. Also, unlike many other similar software, the templates are well-built and come pre-incorporated with images and different marketing strategies. 

Also known as the ‘Conversion ToolKit,’ LeadPages offers tools like alert bars, website builders, Facebook ad creators, opt-in, pop-up forms, and a vast number of integrations. You can either use LeadPages as a complete website or only as a sales funnel, both ways it works exceptionally well.

LeadPages Pricing

The features in each of the membership plans in LeadPages becomes better as you go higher the rates. It is billed annually and allows a 14-day free trial option as well. 

  • Standard: $25 monthly
  • Pro: $48 monthly
  • Advanced: $199 monthly


  • Wide range of templates
  • Several integrations
  • User-friendly interface


  • Slightly high on budget
  • Users complain of bugs and poor experience
  • Limited template customization options

#4 ThriveThemes

ThriveThemes offers an array of designer themes for WordPress and several additional features to enhance the engagement and performance of the website. It is quite a conversion-friendly sales funnel with pretty affordable pricing, given the number of features it provides. 

ThriveThemes houses features that include mailing lists, landing page templates, A/B testing for sales pages, drag and drop editor, quizzes, testimonials, online courses, as well as countdown campaigns. 

It provides access to a massive number of websites all in a single toolbox. A few of the standard features in its themes are page generators like opt-in forms or even legal pages. Various plugins only expand the functionality of the tool, and also a dashboard where you can easily configure or manage your products and settings.

ThriveThemes Pricing

As of now, ThriveThemes has 19,135 active members. Each of the two membership plans allows a different set of features and are charged on an annual basis.

  • Thrive Membership: $19 monthly
  • Agency Membership: $49 monthly


  • Affordable
  • Good documentation and knowledgebase
  • Allows extensive customization of templates
  • A/B testing mechanisms
  • Several tool integrations


  • You need to buy external solutions like payment carts
  • Slow website
  • Third-party plugins not allowed

#5 ConvertKit

ConvertKit has an entirely different approach when it comes to nurturing your prospects into the marketing or sales funnel. It primarily targets creating a valuable audience, which can significantly help a business grow. 

ConvertKit is perfect for professional bloggers with extensive features like the auto-responder, visual automation editor, tags and segments, embedding options, email editor, subscriber management, segmentation, and various forms and landing pages. Also, it allows multiple integrations to connect to other tools like Shopify, Crowdcast, and Teachable.

Besides providing a landing page and form templates, ConvertKit also allows a whole new set of advanced features, including automatic emails to new subscribers, text alteration, and even content change for return visitors. It has newly added a feature that lets you choose the action you would like when a user fills in a form. 

One of the primary benefits of using ConvertKit is its analytics. It gives you a complete overview of how the various aspect of your marketing process is performing, be it email marketing, landing pages, or other forms. 

ConvertKit Pricing

Each of the plans in ConvertKit has a different set of features catering to different goals. The free version helps you have a trial run if you want to go for the higher plans.

  • Free version
  • Complete: $29 monthly


  • Allows tags and segmenting
  • WordPress integration
  • Visual automation builder
  • Flexible user subscriptions


  • Poor templates and designs
  • Limited A/B testing 
  • Lacks customization of templates

Bottom Line

Sales funnels are super crucial for any ecommerce venture, but what’s more important is to know which funnel will work best for your business.

In this article, we have listed all significant and salient features of the best-performing tools in the market and pricing options. These platforms aim to ease your process of sales funnel building while generating better and more leads.

Fiverr Review 2020: Get Your Job Done Easily

Fiverr is an online marketplace where you can avail of all kinds of services for as little as $5. Although the site’s pricing style is distinct, Fiverr is still a website for freelance services, which brings its authenticity into question.

You shouldn’t worry about Fiverr’s legitimacy, though. It went public recently, making it a bona fide marketplace for digital services. It is also very popular, with 5.5 million buyers and 830,000 freelancers transacting every day.

Nonetheless, with established alternatives like Freelancer.com and Upwork.com available, it is reasonable to question whether spending your time or money on Fiverr is worth it.

In this review, we’ll go over what services you can avail of and offer on Fiverr, discuss if (and how) it keeps you safe, and look at its pricing options. We’ll also weigh out the pros and cons, which should help you decide if it’s worth your investment.


There are practically no bounds to what services you can offer or avail of on Fiverr. The most popular categories of services availed include:

  • Graphics and design
  • Digital marketing
  • Writing and translation
  • Video editing and animation
  • Music production and voice-overs
  • Programming and tech

However, Fiverr has over 200 categories in total, and you can avail of (and offer) various other business, lifestyle, and industry services.

If you’re buying, finding the right freelancer is more complicated than just selecting the category of services, and entails further sorting. You will need to answer a few questions, like how much you want to spend, how quickly you need the job done, and if you require an English speaker.

Listing the exact requirements will pull up a list of freelancers that can meet your needs.

The yellow heart with a number alongside the freelancer’s profile indicates the number of positive reviews. In general, the better the reviews, the higher the price – but you can also expect a top-notch outcome with a top-rated freelancer.

If the freelancer is popular, you may need to wait longer to receive your product.


Paying people upfront can be scary, but Fiverr has a sophisticated system in place to protect you from scams and ensure that you receive a satisfactory outcome.

All the reviews on the site are legitimate, and going through them will give you a good idea of the quality of services you will receive.

Additionally, the money you pay via Fiverr does not directly go to the freelancer. Fiverr holds your funds until you’re completely satisfied with the job. If you’re not satisfied, you can either request a revision or a refund.

Freelancers who charge more typically offer unlimited revisions, and you don’t have to accept the product until you’re completely happy.

If you’re planning to freelance on the platform, you must be ready for harsh scrutiny, needless haggling, and sometimes even downright blackmail.

The upside, though, is the freedom to work as and when you like, and the opportunity to make more money.


Plans start from $5 (hence the name “Fiverr”) and go up to the scale of thousands of dollars. You won’t need to pay that much for every job, but you must remember that you get what you pay for.

Whether you’re an individual looking for some professional intervention, or run a business and need a consultation, Fiverr will enable you to find a party that can get it done.

If you’re new to freelancing on the platform, you will have some trouble initially. Regardless of your skill level, you’ll have to offer your services for much less than they’re worth to grow your profile cumulate some good reviews.

Pros And Cons

Great pricesDifficult for new freelancers to get a start
Many distinct categories 
Pros and Cons

Fiverr is perfect for those looking to work remotely and also those looking to get work done for cheap. Although the business model leaves both buyers and sellers open to exploitation, Fiverr does a great job of regulating business and ensuring all parties are satisfied.

Giving it a shot, regardless of if you’re buying or selling, is worth it.

GetResponse Review 2020

Get Response Logo

Even in 2020, email marketing is 40 times more effective than social media marketing. 

However, creating custom emails with striking designs is not easy and takes a lot of work. Using the right software will enable you to cut down on design time and make the process easier. This is where GetResponse comes in.

Poland-based GetResponse is one of the world’s most popular email marketing suites with over 350,000 users, and the company delivers more than one billion permission-based emails every month. 

In this review, we’ll go over all of the software’s features in detail and take a look at its plans and pricing. Weighing out the pros and cons should help you figure out if the software is right for you.



These are e-newsletters you can send to your subscribers at intervals of your choosing. You can set them up to go out when someone signs up to your mailing list, and also program an autoresponder to deliver a discount code to a user a week after they sign up. 

You can also set up action-based autoresponders that go out on the user’s birthday or after a transaction.

Marketing Automation

You can create automation workflows that instruct the software what to do if a user clicks on a specific link or opens some offer. 

Pushing users to conversion will no longer need human intervention, and with automation workflows, you can convert even when you’re asleep.


The 500+ templates are presented in easy-to-understand categories, and finding the right one for your niche will be easy.

All the templates are entirely customizable – you can change fonts, images, and even entire layouts to meet your needs.

Also, all email designs – the ones you create from scratch and using a template – are responsive and will look good on every screen regardless of its size.


Email open rates, click-through rates, and unsubscribe rates are only some of the features GetResponse offers

Features like one-click segmentation enable you to identify the subscribers that did not engage with your email. You can try engaging these users again using a different version of the newsletter.

The “metrics over time” feature helps you figure out exactly when your subscribers take action on your emails and time your emails based on this information.

The software enables you to add some tracking code to your post-sales page and figure out how well your campaign is performing.

You can also find insightful information about individual subscribers (like where they signed up from) from your email list!


GetResponse offers four plans: Basic, Plus, Professional, and Enterprise. Plans start at $15/month and go up to $1,199/month. 

The Basic plan comes with all the essentials: email marketing tools, autoresponders, landing pages, automation templates, Facebook Ads, and more. It only features one sales funnel, though. 

The Plus plan includes automation builders and webinars and comes with additional sales funnels. It also expands user access.

The Professional plan removes any bounds from the previous plan, and you get access to unlimited automation builders, sales funnels, and webinar funnels, and you can also host paid webinars.

The Enterprise plan is for businesses with an email list of over 100,000 subscribers. Enterprise account holders get a dedicated account manager and IP address and more extensive features.

Pros And Cons

Easy-to-use tracking toolNo refunds whatsoever
No message limitsSign-up glitches
Google Analytics integration Can’t view individual subscriber profiles

GetResponse is a cost-effective email marketing suite that helps you design, analyze, and manage your email marketing campaign. 

The robust automation features, effective sales funnels, and 24/7 support make it worth the money.