BuzzSumo vs. Screaming Frog SEO Spider

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuzzSumo
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
BuzzSumo is an influencer marketing platform focused on influencer location, author reports, content analysis for locating trends, and domain comparisons, useful for competitor analysis. The analysis engine is intentioned to track and optimize content marketing efforts. BuzzSumo was acquired by Brandwatch, which is now a Cision company (acquired February 2021).
$159
per month
Screaming Frog
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
N/A
$149
per year
Pricing
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Editions & Modules
Content Creation
$199
per month
PR & Comms
$299
per month
Suite
$499
per month
Enterprise
$999
per month
Paid Version
$149.00
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Considered Both Products
BuzzSumo
Chose BuzzSumo
Buzzsumo seems pretty far ahead of many of its competitors. Specifically, I find that its data pool is much more extensive and in-depth compared to mainstream competitors. For example, Buzzsumo seems to be more aware overall of tangential topics that are relevant to–but not …
Screaming Frog

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
50 Ratings
3% above category average
Keyword analysis00 Ratings7.419 Ratings
Backlink management00 Ratings6.022 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Page grader00 Ratings7.020 Ratings
Competitive analysis00 Ratings8.025 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics00 Ratings9.850 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings10.022 Ratings
Task management00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
8.0
35 Ratings
5% above category average
Local SEO00 Ratings8.116 Ratings
Social SEO00 Ratings6.510 Ratings
Mobile SEO00 Ratings8.021 Ratings
Global SEO00 Ratings9.427 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Screaming Frog SEO Spider
10.0
39 Ratings
17% above category average
Multi-domain support00 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools00 Ratings10.032 Ratings
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BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
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Newswire
Score 8.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Newswire
Score 8.3 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.2 out of 10
Enterprises
Cision Communications Cloud
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(34 ratings)
9.8
(52 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
6.2
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(7 ratings)
7.9
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzSumoScreaming Frog SEO Spider
Likelihood to Recommend
Cision
Pros
  • The real-time data unmatched and Buzzsumo is continually improving their tools and dashboards every year (we've noticed that their team listens to suggestions and often implements new features based on how our industry is evolving).
Cons
  • The price is a little steep for us. We are a small advertising agency and have a lot of tools to consider to improve our efficiency. We just wish it was a little less expensive.
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog SEO Spider is well suited to auditing brand new websites, when you need a quick, holistic view of the websites technical issues. Its great for providing a top line view of a websites architecture, perhaps for a new business approach where you need to assess the scale of work to maintain a website. Its also a useful tool in situations where you might need to see whether a large scale change in the website has taken place, you can see word counts, pages and their https response codes. Screaming Frog may be less useful if you need an idea of the customer experience on a website, it doesn't really provide information that helps assess how fast a website loads, what issues might come up when trying to convert or faults with the payment process. Screaming Frog is largely a technical SEO focused tool, it also can't assess the quality of a websites, layout or the quality of the content used on the website. As mentioned, its niche, but very useful within that niche.
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Pros
Cision
  • Monitors for client PR placements and notifies via email and Slack alerts
  • Helps us research potential journalists writing about the topics relevant to our clients
  • Displays trending web and social content clearly with relevant metrics
  • Allows us to view what's working for our clients' competitors in the media
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Screaming Frog
  • Crawling client sites of up to thousands of pages. Gives you almost every tool that you need to do a proper SEO audit.
  • Custom extractions using CSSpath, Xpath, or Regex. I'm not even a techy, but their support section here is a huge help with the provided examples.
  • Customer service and support - Dan is ALWAYS very prompt to respond with helpful answers on Twitter if needed.
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Cons
Cision
  • Although I think it's hard, I'd like to see it being used for other mediums as well such as Twitch, etc.
  • It could have better backlink data to include more backlinks that each content piece has.
  • One or two more pricing tiers might work.
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Screaming Frog
  • Requires Java. This isn't a huge deal as many computers already have it installed, but it's yet another 3rd party component.
  • The free version has a crawl limit of 500 pages per site. This is fine for smaller sites, but if you're running a big e-commerce site then you'll need to pay for Pro version.
  • The user interface isn't very pretty. This is an analytics tool so it doesn't really have to be, but it might be helpful for improving the overall user experience.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cision
No answers on this topic
Screaming Frog
The tool has become integrated into our teams daily workings and I have yet to find a tool other than scremaing frog to replicate all of our use cases for it. It's a great tool and we're sticking with it
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Usability
Cision
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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Screaming Frog
Easy for me to use because I have using the product for a long time and understand the ins and outs of it. If I was a newbie, I would be completely lost. It does take some prior knowledge to operate this software and understanding of what a crawl means
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Support Rating
Cision
The support we have received over the years has been wonderful. They have definitely demonstrated excellent customer service. We find the chat support to be the quickest and most useful for the day-to-day questions. A rep always responds very timely, answers our questions, and sends a follow-up to ensure we're maintaining success
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog is a relatively primitive system, and doesn't need to be supported by devs or other software. Screaming Frog does interface directly with some programs that are most needed (Google Analytics, Search Console, Page Speed Insights), so that's convenient. It isn't widely supported by other programs, but it also doesn't need to be.
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Implementation Rating
Cision
No answers on this topic
Screaming Frog
If the software was a little easier to use for beginners, there really wouldn't be an issue
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Alternatives Considered
Cision
Buffer is a tool that can be very useful for certain uses of Twitter, but in reality, it is very limited when you want to demand a little more. The pros actually weigh a lot, but the serious limitations in several regards do not allow us to give it a higher mark.
I consider that Buffer is a very useful tool that allows you to have an active presence on social networks without having to be glued to them all day. There are others, among which Hootsuite stands out.
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Screaming Frog
Screaming Frog SEO Spider is probably the best non-client facing SEO audit tool in terms of technical SEO. There are other tools on the market that do a more complete job of keyword tracking, competitive analysis, and backlink profiles...however, for analyzing the technical SEO health of any website, Screaming Frog is the best
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Return on Investment
Cision
  • It has had a positive return as it has allowed us to create better content and gain popularity online.
  • Though the cost is relatively high in my opinion, it has allowed us to make better organic content than we would have paid this cost on ads.
  • Helps us find influencers for campaigns.
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Screaming Frog
  • Increased employee efficiency - We spend many less hours tracking down and reporting simple meta tags.
  • Better Client Servicing - We are able to ensure we have a total look at a client's site before we recommend anything.
  • True Pricing Structure - We are able to more accurately predict how much help a client may need based on factors such as size of site, number of redirects, proper use of meta tags, etc.
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