BuzzStream vs. Semrush

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuzzStream
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Buzzstream is the eponymous SEO and influencer marketing platform from the Austin-based company of the same name.N/A
Semrush
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Semrush is a relatively popular search engine optimization tool set from the company of the same name based in Pennsylvania and founded in 2008. Largely the platforms relies on competitive intelligence, and features SEO staples like backlink checking, keyword analysis to refine SEO and PPC campaigning and locate low-cost / high-yield keywords, analysis of competitors who co-occupy desired ad and listing spaces, domain vs. domain analysis, as well as site audit and domain tracking. Semrush can…
$129
per month
Pricing
BuzzStreamSemrush
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
$129.95
per month
Guru
$249.95
per month
Business
$499.95
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuzzStreamSemrush
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details17% discount for annual pricing.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BuzzStreamSemrush
Considered Both Products
BuzzStream
Chose BuzzStream
Buzzsumo is strictly a 'research & brand-watch' based tool whereas BuzzStream helps me to be actionable. Google Drive is used primarily for the organizational aspect, but BuzzStream is like 1000x better as we can see when things are done and not depend on people to fill it out …
Chose BuzzStream
Buzzstream is for professionals. There are other similar tools and each tool is better at something. Mailshake is a great simple tool for outreach, but it doesn't have database management like Buzzstream. Buzzstream has maybe the best database management among the link building …
Semrush
Chose Semrush
The only alternative that comes to my mind is Ahrefs. However, Ahrefs is more expensive compared to SEMrush. SEMrush is much more keyword specific tool so I believe for our purposes SEMrush is better option. Pricing also plays a role because Ahrefs has a lot more options that …
Chose Semrush
SEMRush is more more user friendly and informative than Moz tools.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuzzStreamSemrush
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BuzzStream
8.1
17 Ratings
4% above category average
Semrush
8.5
148 Ratings
9% above category average
Keyword analysis9.05 Ratings9.4148 Ratings
Backlink management9.017 Ratings8.3141 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking8.05 Ratings8.3144 Ratings
Page grader9.08 Ratings8.5123 Ratings
Competitive analysis7.05 Ratings9.0143 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics7.05 Ratings9.0144 Ratings
Site recommendations8.05 Ratings8.2133 Ratings
Task management8.014 Ratings7.188 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BuzzStream
8.5
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Semrush
7.8
135 Ratings
3% above category average
Local SEO7.05 Ratings6.1123 Ratings
Social SEO9.05 Ratings7.7101 Ratings
Mobile SEO9.04 Ratings8.5108 Ratings
Global SEO9.05 Ratings8.8109 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BuzzStream
8.0
11 Ratings
5% below category average
Semrush
8.5
120 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-domain support8.010 Ratings9.0110 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools8.08 Ratings8.0114 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 10
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Dupli Checker (DupliChecker.com)
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
BuzzStreamSemrush
Likelihood to Recommend
7.5
(18 ratings)
9.4
(148 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.2
(2 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(2 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzStreamSemrush
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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Semrush
This is suited to plan for keywords in a single market, but it struggles when you need to consolidate several markets. It is well-suited to discover new keywords directly related to the ones being used currently to expand the content the company is creating to get better results.
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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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Semrush
  • Great visuals for keyword position tracking, love that you can see the page that is ranking
  • Enjoyed the auto-generated reporting feature (specifically in the context of keyword position tracking)
  • Shows many different and useful views for competitive research
  • Great templated keyword research tools for those who are not as hands-on with SEO
  • I LOVE the Keyword Magic Tool for honing in on longtail, high-opportunity keywords
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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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Semrush
  • Extra seats can be expensive, as [an] agency with multiple team members this can be frustrating
  • Backlink data is not great, misses out a lot of backlinks (better off using a specialist backlink tool like Link research tools LRT)
  • Tracking multiple keywords, across multiple clients can be costly
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Likelihood to Renew
BuzzStream
No answers on this topic
Semrush
I [previously] used Semrush for many years and I cannot find any other tool being so complete and easy to use.
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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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Semrush
SEMRush has a slight learning curve, but everything is organized really well. Once you learn where everything is, using the software and running reports is incredibly easy. You can easily add new projects, get help for improving on-page SEO, and there are even video tutorials that walk you through the whole system if you still feel uncomfortable with it.
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Reliability and Availability
BuzzStream
No answers on this topic
Semrush
Semrush available when you need it!
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Performance
BuzzStream
No answers on this topic
Semrush
SemRush performs well with few errors!
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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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Semrush
I'm in a FB group for Semrush paid users and it amazing! They are fast to respond, take suggestions and help with questions. I have not felt alone in using this product at all. Highly recommend their support team. When I had an issue I can jump into the group and they will help get me the right person to help or even tag their programmers to look at something that is going on. Love the group!
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Implementation Rating
BuzzStream
No answers on this topic
Semrush
I did it by myself and do not have a comment!
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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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Semrush
We have used both Ahrefs and Semrush extensively at our agency and Semrush remains the tool of choice. We find that Semrush has the largest selection of tools & features to use, with the highest accuracy, and provides top-tier analysis recommendations. It's really is the ultimate all-in-one tool when comparing other performance measurement tools in the digital marketing space.
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Scalability
BuzzStream
No answers on this topic
Semrush
Semrush is flexible and scalable software which can be deployed across multiple departments and sites as needed.
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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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Semrush
  • Using Semrush on behalf of our clients, we have seen some impressive growth in organic visibility, traffic, conversion and revenue, across multiple industries.
  • The site checks available with Semrush have helped us to pitch and sell our services, securing new clients.
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