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Advanced Web Ranking

8 Ratings
Score 6.7 out of 101

BuzzStream

21 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Advanced Web Ranking

My business works with clients from a variety of outlets, with budgets ranging from six figures down to triple digits (not kidding). There's a TON of analytical software out there, so speaking as a guy who has worked with them all (or at least quite a few) if your client is on a budget – particularly a startup – AWR is a great program to use. They've been around for a while, the desktop version is pretty bug-free and updates in real-time, and it's budget conscious.
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BuzzStream

If you're doing link building at scale, BuzzStream is a highly effective toolset and will make you or your team more effective. Link building is a numbers game, finding prospects, outreach, and monitoring those efforts can get messy and BuzzStream does all the heavy lifting. If you have a team of link builders BuzzStream shines at organizing who owns what contact
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
BuzzStream
8.2
Keyword analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
5.0
BuzzStream
6.9
Backlink management
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
BuzzStream
9.0
SERP ranking tracking
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
BuzzStream
6.9
Page grader
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
BuzzStream
8.5
Competitive analysis
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
BuzzStream
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
BuzzStream
7.5
Site recommendations
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
BuzzStream
8.0
Task management
Advanced Web Ranking
6.0
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Channels

Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
BuzzStream
7.9
Local SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
7.0
BuzzStream
7.0
Social SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
BuzzStream
7.0
Mobile SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
BuzzStream
7.5
Global SEO
Advanced Web Ranking
6.5
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Advanced Web Ranking
7.7
BuzzStream
9.5
Multi-domain support
Advanced Web Ranking
8.0
BuzzStream
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Advanced Web Ranking
7.5
BuzzStream
10.0

Pros

  • It only costs $49/month, which is great for clients that are working with limited budgets (they're cost-conscious!)
  • Its ease of use – I've worked with plenty of cloud-based rank tracking programs before, and AWR was by far one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate. I could use it on my iPad and the user-touch interface was pretty seamless.
  • The info is updated in real-time. We were able to show our clients their live data while in meetings. It made us look good, and it made our clients feel better about the service they were paying for.
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  • Buzzstream is great for keeping records of your link building prospects.
  • Filtering prospects database is great with a ton of good filters.
  • Pulling Domain Authority and some other data automatically really speeds up work.
  • Contacts discovery is very good option. It's not perfect, but it really helps.
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Cons

  • The ability of the program to produce dashboards in web page format. While it can do this, it saves them out as HTML files on your hard drive or cloud server, which makes it super hard to share with others.
  • The cloud version is a bit more expensive, which offers the same tools as the desktop, which I found a little troublesome and it didn't make sense to me.
  • Their customer service was a little lacking. I had a couple of general questions and I was on hold for about 15 minutes...which isn't good when you're in the middle of a busy workday.
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  • They were late to give an option of bulk sending but they allow this now.
  • The export capability could be better. When I tried to export a list to enrich the prospect data with some other tools, I could only export 4 contacts from a prospect. The problem is, sometimes there are more than 4 contacts for a specific prospect so this creates exporting problems.
  • I can't find how to configure how many prospects per page to show and I would love to have a longer list of prospects per page.
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Usability

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BuzzStream7.3
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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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Alternatives Considered

There's a ton of competition for AWR but in all honesty, if you're on a budget, I'd advise going with this one. It gets you pretty accurate results, updates their info in real time, and all for about $49/month base price. It's pretty good software for the money that you're paying
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Honestly, haven't used anything else for link tracking that has been nearly as successful as Buzzstream. While many other SEO tools offer help for link building, they don't track links per se. So I would say Buzzstream is one of the key tools for a digital PR that has SEO intentions. If you are running a very small campaign, just use Excel. But Buzzstream with other SEO tools, like Majestic or MozPro will create a powerful, well-rounded campaign.
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Return on Investment

  • It stayed within our client's allotted budget (which drives more business our way down the road!)
  • Updated information in real-time assures our clients that they get the most accurate information possible, as quickly as possible.
  • It's been only slightly detrimental to my workflow (which is one little drawback of the program) sometimes I have to enlist the help of a keyword generator (because i find the one with the program a bit lacking)
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  • It has definitely increased the efficiency of employees at our company. Time management has improved a lot.
  • Customer service to the sites we contact has improved because we are able to better keep track of our contacting efforts.
  • It hasn't produced as many fast conversions as desired. We are continually trying to figure out how to better contact websites and use the templates option.
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Pricing Details

Advanced Web Ranking

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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BuzzStream

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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