Buffer vs. Viraltag

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buffer
Score 8.5 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
Viraltag
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Viraltag is a social media marketing and management solution built to provide users with multi-channel content management based on engaging visual content. It includes third-party integrations with Dropbox, Picasa, Instagram, RSS feeds, and Canva, among others.N/A
Pricing
BufferViraltag
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BufferViraltag
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
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
BufferViraltag
Publishing
Comparison of Publishing features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
8.5
68 Ratings
5% above category average
Viraltag
9.3
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Content planning and scheduling9.068 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Content optimization7.861 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Workflow management8.657 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Audience targeting00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Reporting/analytics
Comparison of Reporting/analytics features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
8.2
63 Ratings
4% above category average
Viraltag
9.7
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Campaign success analytics8.263 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Real-time tracking00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Competitor analysis00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Account management
Comparison of Account management features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
8.9
65 Ratings
9% above category average
Viraltag
8.5
1 Ratings
4% above category average
Role-based user permissions & privileges8.852 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Mobile access9.062 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Listening/monitoring
Comparison of Listening/monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
-
Ratings
Viraltag
9.0
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Boolean keyword searches00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Filtering out noise/spam00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Sentiment analysis00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Broad channel coverage00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Engagement
Comparison of Engagement features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
-
Ratings
Viraltag
8.3
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Automated routing and prioritization00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customer interaction histories00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Bulk actions00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Marketing
Comparison of Marketing features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
-
Ratings
Viraltag
9.5
1 Ratings
19% above category average
Lead generation00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Content marketing00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Paid media management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Campaigns and promotions00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Channel coverage/integration
Comparison of Channel coverage/integration features of Product A and Product B
Buffer
-
Ratings
Viraltag
9.2
2 Ratings
8% above category average
Twitter00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Facebook00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
LinkedIn00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Google+00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Instagram00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Pinterest00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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BufferViraltag
Small Businesses
Publer
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Score 9.7 out of 10
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Publer
Score 9.7 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Social Suite by Reputation.com
Score 9.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
BufferViraltag
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(88 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(24 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.2
(23 ratings)
9.0
(1 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
BufferViraltag
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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Viraltag Inc.
I found [Viraltag] offers great value for money. Especially, it allows you to
just manage one account for all media social media platforms namely Pinterest,
Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Pages, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Tailwind (another
great social media posting tool), on the other hand, only allows 1 account for
1 social media platform. This implies that we have to pay more! However, [Viraltag] has
been responsive to users' requests, and it is constantly improving its features
over time.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
  • Affordable platform for Pinterest especially
  • Streamlining of pins at peak times on Pinterest
  • Easy to navigate platform
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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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Viraltag Inc.
  • While the more costly arrangement offers Google examination, this is just insufficient for a business to see genuine commitment with our posts.
  • Visual investigations with charts, which are standard on numerous different arrangements, are just accessible in the top estimated plan at VT.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
It is absolutely amazing software. I love to use this mind-blowing software.
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Reliability and Availability
Buffer
Buffer is always on hand and very reliable, their software suite rarely has outages
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Viraltag Inc.
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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Viraltag Inc.
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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Viraltag Inc.
It is very supportive by all means.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
We don't use Hootsuite for Pinterest and we don't use Viraltag (much) for Twitter, Instagram or Facebook feeds.
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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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Viraltag Inc.
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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Viraltag Inc.
  • Viraltag, when used to optimize Pinterest stream, saved advertising dollars and reached organic audience really well
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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