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Score 6.7 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SEO

    8.1

    BuzzStream

    81%

    Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BuzzStream ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Keyword analysis

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Backlink management

    9.0
    90%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SERP ranking tracking

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Page grader

    9.0
    90%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Competitive analysis

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site audit / diagnostics

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Site recommendations

    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Task management

    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Channels

    8.5

    BuzzStream

    85%

    Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BuzzStream ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Local SEO

    7.0
    70%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Social SEO

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile SEO

    9.0
    90%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Global SEO

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    SEO Platform & Account Management

    8.0

    BuzzStream

    80%

    Constant Contact

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    BuzzStream ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Multi-domain support

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with web analytics tools

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email & Online Marketing

    BuzzStream

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    Constant Contact

    76%
    Constant Contact ranks higher in 9/9 features

    WYSIWYG email editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    83 Ratings

    Dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    83 Ratings

    Ability to test dynamic content

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    82 Ratings

    Landing pages

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    56 Ratings

    A/B testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    53 Ratings

    Mobile optimization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    86 Ratings

    Email deliverability reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    136 Ratings

    List management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    92 Ratings

    Triggered drip sequences

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    48 Ratings

    Reporting & Analytics

    BuzzStream

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Constant Contact

    77%
    Constant Contact ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Dashboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    88 Ratings

    Standard reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    89 Ratings

    Custom reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    58 Ratings

    Pre-Send Testing

    BuzzStream

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Constant Contact

    80%
    Constant Contact ranks higher in 8/8 features

    URL Validation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    31 Ratings

    Link Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    34 Ratings

    Image Validation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    32 Ratings

    Inbox Display

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    35 Ratings

    Email Accessibility Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    28 Ratings

    Spelling and Grammar Check

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    33 Ratings

    Spam Testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    26 Ratings

    Email Previews

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    42 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Constant Contact is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.9

    BuzzStream

    69%
    18 Ratings
    7.6

    Constant Contact

    76%
    109 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Constant Contact

    90%
    22 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    BuzzStream

    92%
    2 Ratings
    9.3

    Constant Contact

    93%
    10 Ratings

    Availability

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Constant Contact

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Performance

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.1

    BuzzStream

    81%
    4 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Online Training

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    9 Ratings

    Configurability

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    BuzzStream

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Constant Contact

    100%
    1 Rating

    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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    Constant Contact

    Constant Contact is the best tool for communicating information in an attractive way to multiple people with customizable pictures, content, and links. It is also the best option for tracking information regarding what constituents received the email, clicked through, unsubscribed, etc. This platform makes keeping track of data for multiple levels of constituents manageable.
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    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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    Constant Contact

    • Market segmentation is great: my main segmentation is by region because that's how our sales team is divided.
    • Lists: making customized email lists is easy and intuitive; the custom fields allow some flexibility in case our fields don't exactly line up with Constant Contact's.
    • Campaigns: creating campaigns is quick and simple. I especially appreciate the 'resend to non-openers' option. I am constantly using this feature.
    • Subject line generator: I like using the recommended subject lines. I'm able to plug in their recommended ideas, or sometimes, this feature helps me generate my own ideas.
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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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    Constant Contact

    • Drag and drop interface can be buggy. For example, when you drag in a component, sometimes the email template keeps scrolling, so you're not able to actually drop in the component.
    • Reporting is a bit confusing. There are 2 different ways to access reporting and I believe only one of them allowed you to view click rates for embedded links.
    • Limitations on the drag and drop interface. For example, you're not able to create a sidebar that spans the entire length of the email, which was a request from a client.
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    Pricing Details

    BuzzStream

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    BuzzStream editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Constant Contact

      Starting Price

      $9.99 per month

      Editions & Modules

      Constant Contact editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Core$9.991
      Plus$45.002
      CRM Platform by SharpSpring$449.003

      Footnotes

      1. per month
      2. per month
      3. per month

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Add on the SMS Marketing tool to any Core or Plus Constant Contact account. SMS is only available in the US for Core and Plus paid plans. SMS can be added when logged in to your account after purchase. Plans start at $10/month for up to 500 messages.

      Likelihood to Renew

      BuzzStream

      No answers on this topic

      Constant Contact

      There is no doubt that we are going to renew Constant Contact. We have not just invested a lot of time in learning and creating a great looking product but we have developed a strong database of information that allows us to track how we are doing for each newsletter. This supports our goals of creating products that residents desire and are excited to receive.
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      Usability

      BuzzStream

      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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      Constant Contact

      There is always room for improvement. I don't know how they test their systems, but they should invite not-so computer savvy people to test it. If I, as an expert have problems, they need to think like the technophobe. Since I've used Constant Contact in the past as part of my former employment, I have not viewed any of the tutorials and just jumped in to work on my client's newsletter. With that said, I found some areas easy and some a bit cumbersome
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      Reliability and Availability

      BuzzStream

      No answers on this topic

      Constant Contact

      No major problems in sending out the email campaigns and accessing the analytics
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      Performance

      BuzzStream

      No answers on this topic

      Constant Contact

      The system seemed quite slow sometimes. Specifically, there was sometimes a delay in sends if it was during a high traffic period. There were time-outs when uploading new code for an email, and a lag in reporting analytics which was sometimes as long as 72 hours
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      Support Rating

      BuzzStream

      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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      Constant Contact

      I think the overall support for Constant Contact has always been incredible; I have nothing negative to say. Our customer support representative was attentive, easy to understand, and very knowledgeable. I never felt like I wasn't a priority of his and my issues, while very small, were fixed in a very short time frame.
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      Implementation Rating

      BuzzStream

      No answers on this topic

      Constant Contact

      Implementation is very easy for someone who wants to send out the “batch and blast” type newsletters. If you want to use their templates with no customizations, the product works fine. However, the more customizations you get into involving link color, etc, that’s where things can get tricky for someone who may not be familiar with coding
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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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      Constant Contact

      We tried Mailchimp. We could send messages to larger groups for free with Constant Contact. And we simply found more people read the emails and responded more frequently when we used Constant Contact. I think it's because it didn't feel as much like a marketing tool as when we contacted them with Mailchimp.
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      Scalability

      BuzzStream

      No answers on this topic

      Constant Contact

      Very reliable in sending email campaigns and controlling the recipients so that no contact is sent the same email more than once, even if they are on a resent list
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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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      Constant Contact

      • Good email marketing option that we need to expand on
      • We have not had a strong determinable ROI, but we do not always know if a donation resulted from an email
      • Very affordable and we plan in keeping it as a resource
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