Buffer vs. vidIQ

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buffer
Score 8.3 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Buffer is a social sharing tool. When browsing content, clicking on the Buffer icon automatically stores the content and schedules posts to social media channels throughout the day.
$15
per month
vidIQ
Score 9.9 out of 10
N/A
vidIQ is a YouTube audience development and management suite that helps brands and agencies grow their views and subscribers, from the company of the same name in San Franciso. vidIQ's solution assists YouTube Marketers through their workflows, including uploading their videos at the best time of day, connecting brands with their top influencers, YouTube SEO, monitoring viewer and engagement analytics across Twitter and Facebook, bulk description editing, comment moderation, and Facebook fan…
$7.50
per month
Pricing
BuffervidIQ
Editions & Modules
Publish Pro
$15
per month
Analyze Pro
$35
per month
Analyze Premium
$50
per month
Publish Premium
$65
per month
Publish Business
$99
per month
Pro
$7.50
per month
Boost
$39
per month
Boost+
$415
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuffervidIQ
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsHere are the prices of our various plans: Pro: $15/month Small Business: $99/month Medium Business: $199/month Large Business: $399/month Enterprise: Feel free to get in touch with us at onboarding@buffer.com. All plans can be paid on either a monthly or yearly basis. If you choose to pay yearly, you would receive a 15% discount, which works out to be approximately two months free per year.
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Features
BuffervidIQ
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
7.6
64 Ratings
5% below category average
vidIQ
-
Ratings
Content planning and scheduling9.464 Ratings00 Ratings
Content optimization6.457 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow management7.153 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
7.8
59 Ratings
1% below category average
vidIQ
-
Ratings
Campaign success analytics7.859 Ratings00 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
8.5
61 Ratings
4% above category average
vidIQ
-
Ratings
Role-based user permissions & privileges7.749 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile access9.259 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
BuffervidIQ
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(84 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.2
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.6
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuffervidIQ
Likelihood to Recommend
Buffer
It helps me save hours by devoting only half an hour in a month's worth of posting, in addition to that it is quite simple to use. Buffer for scheduling social posts well in advance, but I have begun using it instead of posting natively on the social apps themselves because it makes it super easy to post the same messages to more than one platform.
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vidIQ
It is amazing to see the power of using keywords suggestions from VideoIQ. Our team had a great experience using it and wil definitely recommend it to those who really believe in keywords targeting & optimization
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Pros
Buffer
  • I can plan and publish content on social channels.
  • Buffer's interface is quite tidy and generates the necessary facilities to save us time in publishing consistent content.
  • It has a special price; it is pretty affordable.
  • It has the possibility of integrating with other tools to improve its functions.
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vidIQ
  • Youtube Videos Potential reach
  • Videos viewability & SEO
  • Share of voice
  • hashtags tracking
  • keyword tracking & performance evaluation
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Cons
Buffer
  • Expensive Analytics: The upgrade you need to access your analytics is quite expensive, and I have come across other tools that provide the same or even more for a lesser priced plan.
  • No Media Library: The one feature I have found on another social media planning tool that I wish Buffer had is a media library. This allows you to upload photos you aren't using right away to have them readily available when you do decide to use them. This is not a feature in Buffer.
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vidIQ
  • Sometimes it stuck while using it and there should be more adjustments and custom reports when it comes to reporting the results
  • Chrome extension is not somehow working properly. happened to me twice and then it was resolved. Annoying when you have to wait
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Likelihood to Renew
Buffer
I am giving buffer this rating because of a couple issues that it has compared to other platforms. It does not always post to instagram and you will need to go in an manually post. Also, one of the biggest qualms that we have with buffer is the price it costs to have robust analytics
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Usability
Buffer
We use Buffer for certain website content that should be shared on social networks, having this tool helps us to do it faster and easier since we can send the publications from the internet browser and the stack of scheduled messages. It is really fast and easy for all team members who share access to the account, so at the same time that we analyze the information that we can share, the message stack is prepared
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Buffer
Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Performance
Buffer
Buffer performs well on both desktop and mobile platforms. The one area as I have stated before is that it does not always want to automatically push to Instagram and the user will have to go do it manually. Buffer works very well pushing to other platforms. The instagram issue is the only reason buffer does not get a 10 on this section
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Buffer
  1. It really helped to my business to grow online.
  2. I was able to take actions mindfully as the analytics are damn good.
  3. Also used for managing clients social media accounts and it proved to be a best resource.
  4. Clients were really happy as they got high demand and growth on internet and the secret is Buffer.
  5. The user interface is really easy to understand and manage. Support is 24/7 available to help.
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Buffer
We were very satisfied with the implementation of Buffer. We had no issues switching from the platform that we were using over to buffer. Our staff did not even miss a beat when it came to posting content. It was an easy transition and I feel that is something that buffer has really done well. They have an "out of the box" usability platform
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Buffer
I also used Combin which is easy and free to use. However, Combin only posts when the computer is active and connected to the internet. So, posting while you are not actively using your computer at that moment is not possible, therefore Buffer is much more efficient as you can even post while being on vacation without working.
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vidIQ
I was told that it will really help you optimizing the video views so i tried it. Results were amazing. I would definitely encourage people who are on brands & media side to really look into it and get benefit out of it
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Scalability
Buffer
Buffer does what it say on tin as they say! you can always count on Buffer. Buffer can be scale to 25 social account with 2,000 scheduled post which is enough for most agencies or businesses
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vidIQ
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Buffer
  • It has saved money by allowing us to automate our social using one person
  • It allows us to connect one channel at a time instead of wasting money on larger account management tools
  • We are making money, because it has already delivered several clients
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vidIQ
  • Video views increased organically by using the relevant keywords targeted for relevant audience
  • By using competitors keywords & hashtags, one can really benefit from it.
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ScreenShots

Buffer Screenshots

Screenshot of The Buffer dashboardScreenshot of Customizable posting scheduleScreenshot of Tailored PostsScreenshot of List or calendar view of scheduled postsScreenshot of Browser extensionScreenshot of Social media analytics