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101 Ratings
23 Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

This is a very comprehensive tool in terms of ability and information it provides. While it won't give you every link a site has, it will give you most of them and will provide you with the most up to date link information for any site compared to all of the other link crawl providers.
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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

SEO

Ahrefs
8.1
BuzzStream
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.3
BuzzStream
6.9
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
BuzzStream
8.3
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.6
BuzzStream
6.9
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.1
BuzzStream
8.5
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
BuzzStream
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.8
BuzzStream
7.5
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.1
BuzzStream
8.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.5
BuzzStream
7.6

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.8
BuzzStream
7.9
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
BuzzStream
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.3
BuzzStream
7.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.6
BuzzStream
7.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.0
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.4
BuzzStream
7.2
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.9
BuzzStream
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.8
BuzzStream
6.4

Pros

  • Click rate metrics for each keyword
  • Content gap analysis
  • Best link database I've used
  • Useful keyword and link filtering in all reports
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  • Communication Organization: It provides a simple communication format for even the most novice of users to understand. All messages are kept in nice order, even placed in folders if needed, to alleviate the pain of losing messages in normal email.
  • Locating Contact Information: I love that BuzzStream aids in finding additional contact information for people. From social accounts to other emails, we can make sure we reach out to people via the correct channels.
  • Building a Consistent Voice: BuzzStream allows you to save templates that have worked or failed when conducting outreach. These templates can have autofill parameters added to them and are accessible to all users.
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Cons

  • Ahrefs does not have a feature similar to the Topical tagging in Majestic. Adding that would be a big improvement.
  • Pricing: Ahrefs is just plain *expensive* compared to competing products.
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  • Reporting could be better: I feel like the reporting templates and visuals are almost too high-level. I do like that it can break it down based on subject line performance and template performance, but I want to have more analysis into why the numbers are what they are.
  • Researching aspect can be off: While I love that it can find other forms of contact for my contacts, sometimes is can be off and give me emails for either an entire company or [emails that are] completely wrong all together.
  • Autofill/Personalization parameters don't work all the time: I've had a number of autofill parameters just not work when sending so the contact will see [FIRSTNAME] instead of their actual first name. This isn't all the time, but it does occur.
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Likelihood to Renew

Ahrefs8.0
Based on 4 answers
Ahrefs recently became more expensive. While they offer a large web index of backlinks, some of the modules of analysis available in similar tools make them a better value in many respects. Ahrefs continues to update their interface, but the accuracy of link counts and new/lost data modules calls into question the validity of the provided information.
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Usability

Ahrefs7.0
Based on 1 answer
Ahrefs is very easy to use - you can jump right in and understand most of the assets. Overall, the dashboard snapshots give a very good picture of inbound link activity. For deeper analysis of historical trends, the system can become cumbersome, making it hard to do full work without exporting and reformatting the data.
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BuzzStream7.8
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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Alternatives Considered

Actually, I still use SEMRush and BrightLocal. Majestic, though, just didn't compare and certainly didn't have all the features that Ahrefs offers.
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I haven't used many other link building tools. The only other way that I've found to stay organized is to use Google Spreadsheets. I like BuzzStream because you can have different profiles for each client, can manage users and messaging, and it reminds you when it's time to reach out to a prospect again
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Return on Investment

  • Ahrefs makes me able to perform my work faster and more comprehensively than other tools.
  • Ahrefs allows me to stop using tools that I would otherwise have to spend money on e.g. Majestic
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  • It serves as a platform for one employee to find prospective contacts for another employee to do outreach.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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

BuzzStream

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