When it comes to money, everyone wants to know exactly what they’re paying for — and if they’re getting the best deal. With that in mind, we’ve gathered some of the most common questions about Raven’s prices, discounts, payment options and more.
What does Raven cost?
Raven offers two base monthly plans: Pro and Agency. Pro accounts cost $99 a month. Agency accounts cost $249 a month. There’s no contract. Customers pay month-to-month and can change plans at any time. Raven doesn’t prorate bills or offer refunds for partial months.
Power users may accrue extra charges for heavy use of certain features, which are explained in detail on the pricing page of our marketing website. Also, some services offered through Raven are pay-as-you-go, such as ordering original content from Textbroker.
At any time, an account owner can check on usage — and set limits on extras — so there are no bill surprises.
Does Raven offer a cheaper plan?
No. Raven started as software strictly for SEOs, with a few core tools. For a while, we did offer a cheaper plan for the individual, newbie or sideline SEO practitioner who was managing only one or two websites. We discontinued that plan in 2012.
Why? As the Internet marketing industry evolved beyond SEO, so did Raven. We now offer more than 30 tools that help professional online marketers manage and report on SEO, social media, PPC, analytics, email and content campaigns.
We want every in-house or agency customer to be able to access to every tool, every data integration and every reporting option in Raven to excel on each campaign, without paying an exorbitant amount of money. By limiting ourselves to two plans, this is possible. And we don’t have to raise our prices as we add tools.
If you see an article or review online that mentions a Raven Tools Solo plan, that information is out of date. We’re working with those writers and reviewers to update their information.
Does Raven offer coupon, promotion or discount codes?
No. This is another reason that we’re able to keep our base monthly prices low. If you see an article or review online that includes a Raven coupon, promotion or discount code, that information is out of date.
Does Raven offer a free trial?
Yes. We offer a free, 30-day trial — no credit card required. After 30 days, we’ll ask if you if you want to keep using Raven when you log in. Pick the account level you want and enter your credit card information, and we’ll start billing you from that day forward.
May I pay by check, Paypal or wire transfer?
No. Raven accepts only credit cards. Again, this keeps the cost of our base monthly plans low.
Does Raven offer any discounts for prepayment?
Yes. If you prepay for one year of Raven at either account level you will receive one month free (and that’s in addition to your free, 30-day trial). Basically, you’re getting 13 months of Raven for the price of 11. If you’re interested in this option, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Does Raven offer discounts for bulk purchases?
No. Instead, Raven gives its customers a generous allotment of users (a.k.a. seat licenses) — 4 for Pro accounts and an unlimited number for Agency accounts. Plus, each account can add an unlimited number of read-only users for free. This meets the needs of almost everyone who inquires about bulk purchases.
Does Raven offer discounts to nonprofits?
No. However, we do contribute to a variety of nonprofits in multiple ways. Most recently Raven has supported Shepherd Center, which coordinated the physical rehabilitation of a Raven developer who was badly injured during an SUV-vs-bicycle accident. (His story is a must-read.)
Does Raven offer discounts to industry conferences?
Yes. Raven attends, sponsors and presents at leading industry events ranging from Pubcon to Explore to BlueGlass conferences. We often receive conference discount codes and share those via the Raven blog or any of our social presences: Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest. From time to time, we run contests for free tickets to events. Keep up with Raven’s blog and social media accounts to stay in the loop about these opportunities.
Does Raven have a Referral program?
Yes. Learn more at raventools.com/referrals.
Is Raven worth it?
Hell, yes! If you’re a professional Internet marketer, Raven is a steal.
Take data alone. With more than 20 data partners and integrations — from Majestic to Moz to Google Analytics to Facebook to MailChimp to Scribe to… well, there are more than 20 — Raven can allow you to consolidate your list of tool subscriptions and save lots of money. Then measure the cost savings of efficiency and collaboration, and Raven starts looking pretty inexpensive. Top it off with quick, professional PDF reports on demand or on a regular schedule, and Raven just might pay for itself.
Oh, and did I mention Raven’s Site Auditor, which is worth the price of admission alone?
Don’t take our word for it. Check out a few of our case studies and find out what other Internet marketers have to say about the benefits of choosing Raven.
Have a pricing or billing question we didn’t address here? Email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to help.
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