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Likelihood to Recommend

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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Buzzsumo

I think that BuzzSumo is perfect for large B2C companies. However, B2B and small businesses may have trouble getting their money's worth. For example, BuzzSumo's SEO features and the social media insights don't always apply during the buyer journey for B2B businesses because we often present our content to clients directly -- especially for larger companies. It wouldn't make sense to create content that attracts online visitors if you plan to present the content during a video or in-person meeting. Lastly, the pricing could make it difficult for small businesses, non-profits, etc. to use the platform.
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Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

BuzzStream
6.5
Buzzsumo
Keyword analysis
BuzzStream
6.5
Buzzsumo
Backlink management
BuzzStream
7.7
Buzzsumo
SERP ranking tracking
BuzzStream
6.0
Buzzsumo
Page grader
BuzzStream
5.8
Buzzsumo
Competitive analysis
BuzzStream
5.5
Buzzsumo
Site audit / diagnostics
BuzzStream
6.5
Buzzsumo
Site recommendations
BuzzStream
7.0
Buzzsumo
Task management
BuzzStream
7.3
Buzzsumo

SEO Channels

BuzzStream
7.6
Buzzsumo
Local SEO
BuzzStream
7.0
Buzzsumo
Social SEO
BuzzStream
8.0
Buzzsumo
Mobile SEO
BuzzStream
7.0
Buzzsumo
Global SEO
BuzzStream
8.4
Buzzsumo

SEO Platform & Account Management

BuzzStream
6.3
Buzzsumo
Multi-domain support
BuzzStream
6.7
Buzzsumo
Integration with web analytics tools
BuzzStream
5.9
Buzzsumo

Pros

BuzzStream

  • 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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Buzzsumo

  • Content analyzer is helpful in finding the most popular topics to focus on
  • Backlinks is a quick way to glance at links that are pointing towards our site
  • Trending now is helpful to make sure we don't miss any big happenings, topics or ideas in the industry. It also helps us find popular articles to link to on our social media
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Cons

BuzzStream

  • The search function needs to be more accurate in returning results when searching for existing prospects the platform only display exact match results - www.websitename.com vs websitename.com. In reality, the two websites are the same prospects.
  • Customer service assistance needs to be more instantaneous when seeking out help a response can take up to 24 hours.
  • Importing large CSV files of websites takes time as well.
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Buzzsumo

  • Showing influencers who have shared: They only show Twitter followers and only if more than 20 (I believe) people have shared it.
  • The brand mention tool, like most, picks up mentions close to your company's name. If you have a relatively common name, you'll get a mess of results.
  • The influencer tab is a little bit of a mess as well as they go based on Twitter profiles and I've found bot account mixed into the results at times.
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Usability

BuzzStream

BuzzStream 9.1
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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Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The interface is a little clunky for me, especially on mobile. However, the directions are clear and it didn't take long for me to figure out how to use it. I just wish that things were a little more streamlined.
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Support

BuzzStream

BuzzStream 7.5
Based on 2 answers
Support is one of the best aspects of BuzzStream. I know their support team is small and somehow they are able to get back to us right away in a super helpful, friendly fashion. I've had many questions - sometimes they release a new feature, sometimes a feature isn't working correctly and they are quick to answer but also help explain it in a way that makes sense.
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Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Customer support gets back to me within 24-48 hours. So it's not the slowest but not the fastest either.
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Alternatives Considered

BuzzStream

BuzzStream stacks up quite well compared to its competitors. In particular, Hootsuite and HubSpot. BuzzStream has many of the same capabilities that its competitors do, at a fraction of the cost. We selected BuzzStream because it had a fairly flexible contract, and it was sufficient for our needs. It was a good intermediate-level tool.
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Buzzsumo

Buzzsumo has more features when compared to Followerwonk. I only ever used Followerwonk to find new followers on Twitter and build out targeted lists. Buzzsumo I use endlessly for competitive research (social media, back links, social media influencers as well as top performing content via search platforms, including days of week and popular times to post)
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Return on Investment

BuzzStream

  • It's had a positive impact in keeping our entire agency organized. Especially when employees leave, all of their communication is in one place, so it's pretty easy to have someone take over the process.
  • You can test different messaging for prospects and then determine the most successful.
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Buzzsumo

  • People who follow us on our social media think of us as more of thought leaders in our industry because we are sharing such relevant information.
  • Going further than other avenues of research, we are able to see in real time what is important to consumers and base our products around what peopl are actually talking about.
  • The only negative is that it's so easy to cur rate content, I find I am spending less time creating our own as a company!
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Pricing Details

BuzzStream

General

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

Buzzsumo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

BuzzStream
8.5
Buzzsumo
8.0

Usability

BuzzStream
9.1
Buzzsumo
8.0

Support

BuzzStream
7.5
Buzzsumo
8.0

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