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Ahrefs

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Top Rated
95 Ratings

BuzzStream

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23 Ratings

Ahrefs

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95 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

BuzzStream

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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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 is well suited for direct and personal email campaigns like reaching out to an influencer, contacting authors, promoting content, etc. It is not an ideal solution for mass email marketing your list, clients or customers.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.0
BuzzStream
7.8
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
BuzzStream
6.9
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.3
BuzzStream
8.3
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
8.7
BuzzStream
6.9
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
BuzzStream
8.5
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.1
BuzzStream
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
7.6
BuzzStream
7.5
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
6.9
BuzzStream
8.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.0
BuzzStream
7.7

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
7.6
BuzzStream
7.9
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.0
BuzzStream
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.1
BuzzStream
7.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
7.3
BuzzStream
7.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
8.9
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.1
BuzzStream
7.2
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
8.8
BuzzStream
8.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
7.4
BuzzStream
6.5

Pros

  • Large data set of inbound links across a seemingly infinite set of websites and pages.
  • Intuitive interface and dashboard data that can be exported to a spreadsheet.
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  • Managing Emails.
  • Scheduling Emails.
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Cons

  • URL rating distribution is a bit confusing and not as useful as Domain rating distribution would be. All sites I've reviewed with this tend to have a very poor distribution here.
  • New and lost referring domains links is a bit confusing as well. I've never seen any tool do this chart in a way that makes sense. Dramatic rises and loses tend to send people down the wrong path of investigation. A weighted version (based on DR) would likely be more useful.
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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

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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BuzzStream7.5
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

It's very clear that Ahrefs has a larger database than their competitors. I never run into issues where this tool isn't able to evaluate keywords - even if they are very long tail niche keywords. The link section of the tool is also very useful. Ahrefs is able to clean up the links to root domains better than competitors, making link tracking much easier than it has been in the past.
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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

  • 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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  • Email open and response rates have doubled.
  • We've generated a thousand more backlinks from influencers.
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Pricing Details

Ahrefs

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
Additional Pricing Details