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Ahrefs

Top Rated
75 Ratings

BuzzStream

20 Ratings

Ahrefs

Top Rated
75 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

BuzzStream

20 Ratings
Score 8.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ahrefs

Ahrefs has great prices for the data they provide. As a freelancer, I know there are cheaper options, but they do not provide the backlink data that Ahrefs provides. As an in-house SEO, I believe that Ahrefs is a must for research. If I had one SEO tool, it would be Ahrefs because it has most SEO tools all in its suite.
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BuzzStream

It's great for PR and link building teams who regularly perform outreach (every day or a few times a week). If your main goal is to link build or get placements, this tool will become essential to your team. If you don't reach out to writers/reporters on a regular basis, I don't think you need something as large-scale as BuzzStream
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

Ahrefs
8.4
BuzzStream
8.2
Keyword analysis
Ahrefs
9.4
BuzzStream
6.9
Backlink management
Ahrefs
9.5
BuzzStream
9.0
SERP ranking tracking
Ahrefs
9.1
BuzzStream
6.9
Page grader
Ahrefs
8.0
BuzzStream
8.5
Competitive analysis
Ahrefs
9.2
BuzzStream
8.5
Site audit / diagnostics
Ahrefs
8.7
BuzzStream
7.5
Site recommendations
Ahrefs
7.7
BuzzStream
8.0
Task management
Ahrefs
5.6
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Channels

Ahrefs
8.0
BuzzStream
7.9
Local SEO
Ahrefs
8.2
BuzzStream
7.0
Social SEO
Ahrefs
6.5
BuzzStream
7.0
Mobile SEO
Ahrefs
8.3
BuzzStream
7.5
Global SEO
Ahrefs
9.2
BuzzStream
10.0

SEO Platform & Account Management

Ahrefs
8.6
BuzzStream
9.5
Multi-domain support
Ahrefs
9.1
BuzzStream
9.0
Integration with web analytics tools
Ahrefs
8.1
BuzzStream
10.0

Pros

  • Backlink data: Ahrefs continues to provide the best backlink data in the industry when compared to other tools. Other players are playing catching up, but as a first mover, Ahrefs is ahead of the game by far.
  • Keyword data: Ahrefs provides extremely valuable keyword data. Though I rank them second in this category, the data that they provide is comparable to the first ranked player.
  • Content Explorer: I don't think other industry tools (SEO specific) has a content explorer as useful as Ahrefs. Their content explorer works great for identifying top content and trends for multiple industries.
  • Rank Tracker: This rank tracker is better than the average tracker and Ahrefs provides a large limit for tracked keywords. Though they have moved away from daily updates, the rank tracker is great for bench marking progress.
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  • BuzzStream is the key to keeping our PR team organized! You can assign specific people to manage projects or allow for your whole team to have access.
  • It's highly customizable and can be tailored to the type of work your company does. You can create email templates with customizable fields and sales sequences so that you don't have to remember to follow up. Overall, this software can really enhance your email outreach and save you a ton of time.
  • Transparency and reporting! BuzzStream gives you a deeper understanding of your outreach campaigns, team performance, and link placements through fully customizable reports. You can look at things like open rates, template efficiency, etc.
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Cons

  • Anchor text alert notifications for a specific domain would be nice to have.
  • Would also be nice to set a specific client domain and then be able to pick 5 competitor sites to compare it to instead of entering in the client site and then 4 competitors to compare.
  • Adding emails to forward the exports to from running a report would be good too.
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  • BuzzMarker does not always scrape contact information that is accessible on a website. It could do a better job with pulling all of the information needed to contact a website so that people do not have to waste time and dig deeper on their own.
  • BuzzMarker does not allow you to create a new page for the same website in another project for the same client. This would help as there are more than one ways to approach a website about a partnership of some kind.
  • BuzzStream does not do very well with listing the press list in alphabetical order. If it could do this automatically that would help.
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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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BuzzStream7.3
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

I like these other softwares too. If you work in an agency you will likely have uses for many different platforms. I do like the way that ahrefs indexes and tracks links more than anything else I have used though. I think it is very effective with competitive research as well
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BuzzStream is more of an in-depth system while Buzzsumo is great to use for finding topics and influencers in certain industries. BuzzStream keeps accurate records while Buzzsumo is merely a side tool to use when searching online does not suffice. Buzzsumo does help more than BuzzStream with finding better leads though.
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Return on Investment

  • Positive: Helped me track total links for clients and show them that we were building more links, which helped them want to renew and gave us more revenue.
  • Positive: Same with keyword rankings. Helped prove agency value.
  • Negative. It was too expensive for the start up I worked for, based on the SEO progress we could make vs the cost of the software
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  • Increased efficiency
  • Better organization
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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