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Score 6.8 out of 100

Semrush

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BuzzStream ranks higher in 1 feature set: SEO Channels
  • Semrush ranks higher in 2 feature sets: SEO, SEO Platform & Account Management

SEO

8.1

BuzzStream

81%
8.3

Semrush

83%
Semrush ranks higher in 5/8 features

Keyword analysis

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
9.3
93%
148 Ratings

Backlink management

9.0
90%
17 Ratings
8.0
80%
141 Ratings

SERP ranking tracking

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.8
88%
144 Ratings

Page grader

9.0
90%
8 Ratings
8.1
81%
124 Ratings

Competitive analysis

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
8.9
89%
144 Ratings

Site audit / diagnostics

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
144 Ratings

Site recommendations

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.1
81%
134 Ratings

Task management

8.0
80%
14 Ratings
7.0
70%
89 Ratings

SEO Channels

8.5

BuzzStream

85%
8.2

Semrush

82%
BuzzStream ranks higher in 3/4 features

Local SEO

7.0
70%
5 Ratings
8.0
80%
123 Ratings

Social SEO

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
7.5
75%
102 Ratings

Mobile SEO

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
109 Ratings

Global SEO

9.0
90%
5 Ratings
8.9
89%
109 Ratings

SEO Platform & Account Management

8.0

BuzzStream

80%
8.6

Semrush

86%
Semrush ranks higher in 2/2 features

Multi-domain support

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
8.7
87%
111 Ratings

Integration with web analytics tools

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.4
84%
115 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BuzzStream is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Semrush is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.9

BuzzStream

69%
18 Ratings
9.2

Semrush

92%
148 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BuzzStream

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Semrush

91%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.2

BuzzStream

92%
2 Ratings
7.1

Semrush

71%
4 Ratings

Availability

BuzzStream

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Semrush

91%
1 Rating

Performance

BuzzStream

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Semrush

73%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.1

BuzzStream

81%
4 Ratings
9.8

Semrush

98%
30 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BuzzStream

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Semrush

73%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

BuzzStream

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Semrush

91%
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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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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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

    Semrush

    Starting Price

    $11,995 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Semrush editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Pro119.951
    Guru229.952
    Business449.953

    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?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    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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