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BuzzStream

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Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

I think Act-On would work equally well for small to large companies. If you are less confident or experienced in automation and funneling, Act-On genuinely invests in the expertise to guide and support you so you can be continually learning and developing your skills and application for the platform. You never feel you are in the deep end
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BuzzStream

BuzzStream works for anyone that is working in the SEO field! It has literally saved me hours of time and is my go-to tool for all link building needs. The speed that I'm able to research a site, save the key information and launch a pre-crafted email is head spinning (In a good way)! This is one of the SEO tools that I can't live without--it makes link building and link tracking a whole lot easier. BuzzStream likely wouldn't be a good fit for anyone that isn't particularly working in the SEO field. I can't imagine this would replace a dedicated email tracking system or be used to send email drips.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
7.3
BuzzStream
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
7.9
BuzzStream
Dynamic content
Act-On
7.1
BuzzStream
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
6.7
BuzzStream
Landing pages
Act-On
7.0
BuzzStream
A/B testing
Act-On
6.8
BuzzStream
Mobile optimization
Act-On
6.7
BuzzStream
Email deliverability
Act-On
7.8
BuzzStream
List management
Act-On
6.4
BuzzStream
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
BuzzStream

Lead Management

Act-On
7.2
BuzzStream
Lead nurturing
Act-On
7.0
BuzzStream
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
7.4
BuzzStream
Data quality management
Act-On
7.9
BuzzStream
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
6.6
BuzzStream

Campaign Management

Act-On
7.6
BuzzStream
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
BuzzStream
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
8.4
BuzzStream

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
7.9
BuzzStream
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
7.9
BuzzStream
Social profile integration
Act-On
7.9
BuzzStream

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
5.7
BuzzStream
Dashboards
Act-On
5.5
BuzzStream
Standard reports
Act-On
5.9
BuzzStream
Custom reports
Act-On
5.6
BuzzStream

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
7.3
BuzzStream
API
Act-On
9.3
BuzzStream
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
6.8
BuzzStream
Customizability
Act-On
6.7
BuzzStream
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
8.0
BuzzStream
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
6.1
BuzzStream
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
7.0
BuzzStream

SEO

Act-On
BuzzStream
7.8
Keyword analysis
Act-On
BuzzStream
6.9
Backlink management
Act-On
BuzzStream
8.3
SERP ranking tracking
Act-On
BuzzStream
6.9
Page grader
Act-On
BuzzStream
8.5
Competitive analysis
Act-On
BuzzStream
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Act-On
BuzzStream
7.5
Site recommendations
Act-On
BuzzStream
8.0
Task management
Act-On
BuzzStream
7.6

SEO Channels

Act-On
BuzzStream
7.9
Local SEO
Act-On
BuzzStream
7.0
Social SEO
Act-On
BuzzStream
7.0
Mobile SEO
Act-On
BuzzStream
7.5
Global SEO
Act-On
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Act-On
BuzzStream
7.2
Multi-domain support
Act-On
BuzzStream
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Act-On
BuzzStream
6.4

Pros

  • Customer service. Act-on is the leader in client support for training, basic tips and trouble shooting to planning our Act-On strategy. The Act-On team is flexible, friendly, engaged and collaborative.
  • Act-On does not over-complicate its offering. It is visually appealing and intuitive. Some platforms are just too complicated to keep on top of. We are a small team with a busy marketing schedule. We do not depend a great deal on online lead generation for our growth, however Act-On is still a good fit for us.
  • Trust. No surprises once we had signed our agreement. In fact, our expectations were exceeded.
  • Value - price for service.
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  • Email templates--easy to use! Copy and paste old emails, create a brand new one, add images if you want and save! In a few minutes, you can easily build out a solid email chain. Then with a one button press from their Chrome extension, you can send an email to a contact on the website.
  • The Chrome extension! It is perfect--you open it up, save the website, use it to search for contacts and email them as needed. Once you use this once, you will be hooked!
  • Link Monitoring. Using the Chrome extension you can log links earned on websites to your website. The software then scans the website occasionally to let you know if the links are still active. Saves hours of work and provides you easy reporting on your link building efforts!
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Cons

  • Being able to attach images to social posts
  • More contemporary templates
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  • Learning to use the tool takes time.
  • Filters can be confusing.
  • Contact discovery can be improved.
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Likelihood to Renew

Act-On8.9
Based on 112 answers
Because I like the road the product is on, I like the people, and I think it will become a clear leader in it's marketing automation space.
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Usability

Act-On7.2
Based on 31 answers
This has been my experience since Day 1
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BuzzStream7.7
Based on 2 answers
Buzzstream is great to help identify sites to get links from, and it makes this process so efficient, easy and personal to all, the ones who are using it and the ones that are receiving. Flawless navigation, good outlook, 10/10!
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Reliability and Availability

Act-On9.1
Based on 14 answers
This product has never been down when I needed it
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Performance

Act-On8.2
Based on 13 answers
Act-On just keeps improving.
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Support

Act-On8.8
Based on 38 answers
Since we start using Act-on for ourselves and our clients, we have been supported very well. Often we need to integrate with legacy systems and we find the support team on our side during the whole endeavor. Always asking if they can help us further, always willing to do a better job. The support of Act-On is one of the main differentiators
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In-Person Training

Act-On8.7
Based on 4 answers
My Account Manager has led me through countless amounts of training on the product as a whole and through some of my integrations.
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Online Training

Act-On9.3
Based on 16 answers
Act-On had a lot of resources, and their staff was great at answering any questions I had to make sure we got started on the right foot. Looking back, I would have preferred some additional training sessions since we didn't have any previous experience with Marketing Automation and best practices.
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Implementation

Act-On8.6
Based on 22 answers
Easy peasy!
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Alternatives Considered

These other products do not hold a candle to all of the functionality of Act-On. Their technical support is slow and very impersonal. The ability to get adequate reporting, keep bounce rates low, and foster lead development are major benefits to the Act-On tool. Tool integration is easy and seamless, it does not require technical knowledge.
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BuzzStream is a better email solution if you want the CRM features. It has a more comprehensive set of features. In fact, there's a lot of those features that could get confusing for someone who just used it. But, once you learn your way around them it is actually a really powerful tool.
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Return on Investment

  • Incredible time saver
  • Faster lead conversion
  • Savings on employee expenses.
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  • We rely heavily on successful outreach for our clients which means earning lots of links. BuzzStream has been essential in helping our team meet those goals, therefore, I'd say it has had a strong positive impact on the business in terms of ROI.
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Pricing Details

Act-On

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Act-On Editions & Modules
Act-On
Edition
Professional
$9001
Enterprise
$2,0002
1. per month (starts at 2,500 active contacts)
2. per month ( starts at 2,500 active contacts)
Additional Pricing Details
The Professional package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 3 marketing users, 50 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. The Enterprise package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 6 marketing users, 100 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. Annual contract required.

BuzzStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
BuzzStream Editions & Modules
BuzzStream
Additional Pricing Details