5 Best Project Management Tools for SEO Agencies

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Project management is by no means an easy task. Despite the efforts, most projects simply don’t go as planned. You can outline all the major milestones, tasks and timelines for every project, yet issues still occur. Clients forget to send the required information, technical problems constantly pop up and employees walk out mid-project. These issues are the reason why a lot of SEO agencies choose to invest their resources into project management software, as they offer easy to use interfaces for tracking timelines, budgets, tasks and time. That said, here 5 best project management software solutions which are ideal for up and coming SEO agency.

1. Basecamp

Basecamp is one of the oldest and most popular solutions for project management. It is extremely simple to setup and easy to use. It allows users to delegate tasks, monitor progress and organize people and is particularly useful for communication with users which are physically distant or in a different time zone. If you need a great extension to Basecamp, we recommend you use our own tool Bridge24 for Basecamp.

Features include:

  • Adding Recurring Tasks
  • Creating Teams/Groups
  • Document Management
  • Messaging and Instant Messaging
  • Setting Priorities
  • Scheduling
  • Resources Allocation and Forecasting
  • Tracking Project Hours
  • Interactive Gantt Charts
  • Project Templates
  • Task History
  • To-Do Lists

Basecamp costs $99 per month or $1200 per year for businesses and comes with unlimited projects and users. It comes with a 30-day trial period and is completely free for students and teachers.

2. LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is arguably the most complex and impressive systems for management and tracking of any kind of work-related projects. Instead of using a single solution for all project that needs to be managed, LiquidPlanner offers specific individual features for development, marketing and IT teams, professional services and, of course, project managers.

The list of features includes:

  • Baseline View
  • Built-In Collaboration
  • Drag-and-Drop Prioritization
  • Client Sharing
  • Contract Fields
  • Document Storage
  • Multiple Project Support
  • Notifications
  • Time Tracking
  • Priority-Based Scheduling
  • Project Analytics & Reporting
  • Workspace Chatter
  • iOS & Android Apps
  • Full Support for both trial and paid

It comes in three pricing plans, Small Team, Professional and Enterprise, which cost $9.99, $39 and $69 per month, respectfully. All of the available plans come with a free trial period.

3. Teamwork Projects

Teamwork Projects is one of the fasters, easy-to-use project management tools out there. It comes with a range of different account options, no matter the team size. It comes with a self-explanatory interface, which is ideal for those who are new to project management. It is visually-oriented, which means that the tasks are all color-coordinated.

It comes with an impressive list of features, such as:

  • Adding Recurring Tasks
  • Cross Project Dependencies
  • Creating Budgets
  • Grouping Tasks by individual Projects
  • Email Integration
  • Interactive Gantt Charts
  • Multiple Projects Support
  • Document Management
  • Social Collaboration Platform
  • Messaging and Instant Messaging
  • Forecasting Budgets
  • Managing Expenses
  • Project Templates
  • Risk/Benefit Analyzer
  • RSS Feed
  • Setting Priorities
  • Scheduling
  • Tracking Burn Rates, Project and Staff Hours
  • Task History
  • SMS Notifications

Due to the long list of features, it’s a bit pricier when compared to the competition. The cheapest package is called Small Office and it comes at $44.92 per month, followed by Professional, which costs $136.58 per month and lastly, the Business package, which costs $228.25 per month.

4. Workamajig

Despite its quirky title, Workamajig packs a lot of power. It combines different business platforms used in accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management, digital proofing, media management and project management systems and presents them as a comprehensive and neatly organized package. It is used extensively by advertising agencies, production houses and even public relations firms.

Its features include:

  • Changing Orders
  • Digital Proofing
  • File Sharing
  • Integration
  • Project Requests
  • Project Communications
  • Reports
  • Resource Management
  • Revenue Projection

Workamajig is available in for pricing plans: Entry Level for $50, Agencies for $38, Mid-Sized Agencies for $34, and Larger Agencies for $32 per user a month.

5. ActiveCollab

ActiveCollab is a simple, yet powerful tool for collaboration and project management. It allows for all the data to be kept in one place, making it easier for the team to get informed, communicate and delegate the workload. The communication among team members is further improved with task delegation, topic discussions, and file-sharing options.

Features include:

  • Project Management
  • Calendar
  • Collaborative Writing
  • Email Integration
  • File Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Task Management
  • Team Collaboration
  • Time and Expense Tracking

ActiveCollab comes in six distinct plans, ranging from Small, which costs $25, up to the most advanced Self-Hosted package which offers unlimited clients, member, and projects and costs $999 per month.

Conclusion

These are just some of the project management solutions available online. Which will you choose will depend largely on the type of business you’re doing, a number of clients and team member and the amount of resources you have at your disposal. With these, you don’t have to worry about missing any deadlines, having miscommunication issues with clients and team members or losing track of progress regarding your projects.

Amir Noghani

Amir Noghani

Amir Noghani is the general manager at Green Web Marketing. Along with holding a master’s degree in engineering, he’s been working in the field of marketing and communications for over seven years.

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