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Score 8.5 out of 100

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    SEO

    BuzzSumo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Semrush

    83%
    Semrush ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Keyword analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    146 Ratings

    Backlink management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    139 Ratings

    SERP ranking tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    142 Ratings

    Page grader

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    122 Ratings

    Competitive analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    142 Ratings

    Site audit / diagnostics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    142 Ratings

    Site recommendations

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    132 Ratings

    Task management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    87 Ratings

    SEO Channels

    BuzzSumo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Semrush

    81%
    Semrush ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Local SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    122 Ratings

    Social SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    101 Ratings

    Mobile SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    108 Ratings

    Global SEO

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    108 Ratings

    SEO Platform & Account Management

    BuzzSumo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Semrush

    85%
    Semrush ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Multi-domain support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    109 Ratings

    Integration with web analytics tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    114 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    BuzzSumo

    87%
    34 Ratings
    9.2

    Semrush

    92%
    146 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuzzSumo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Semrush

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    BuzzSumo

    90%
    6 Ratings
    7.2

    Semrush

    72%
    4 Ratings

    Availability

    BuzzSumo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Semrush

    91%
    1 Rating

    Performance

    BuzzSumo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Semrush

    73%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.4

    BuzzSumo

    84%
    9 Ratings
    9.6

    Semrush

    96%
    30 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    BuzzSumo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    Semrush

    73%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    BuzzSumo

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Semrush

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    BuzzSumo

    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.
    Sarah Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    BuzzSumo

    • 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
    Jason Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Katie Wojciechowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    BuzzSumo

    • 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.
    Alex Chaidaroglou | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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
    Daniel Drummond | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    BuzzSumo

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $99 per month

    BuzzSumo Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Pro (5 users)$991
    Plus (10 users)$1791
    Large (15 users)$2991
    Enterprise (30+ users)499+1
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Semrush

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional

    Starting Price

    $11,995 per month

    Semrush Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Pro119.951
    Guru229.951
    Business449.951
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    BuzzSumo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Semrush

    Semrush 9.1
    Based on 3 answers
    I [previously] used Semrush for many years and I cannot find any other tool being so complete and easy to use.
    Perrine Bettinelli | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    BuzzSumo

    BuzzSumo 9.0
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Charles Chy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Semrush

    Semrush 7.2
    Based on 4 answers
    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.
    Tim Sleeper | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    BuzzSumo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Semrush

    Semrush 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Semrush available when you need it!
    Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    BuzzSumo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Semrush

    Semrush 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    SemRush performs well with few errors!
    Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    BuzzSumo

    BuzzSumo 8.4
    Based on 9 answers
    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
    Sarah Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Semrush

    Semrush 9.6
    Based on 30 answers
    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!
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    BuzzSumo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Semrush

    Semrush 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    I did it by myself and do not have a comment!
    Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    BuzzSumo

    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.
    Aniket Kumar Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Joshua Poole | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    BuzzSumo

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Semrush

    Semrush 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Semrush is flexible and scalable software which can be deployed across multiple departments and sites as needed.
    Keith Jones | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    BuzzSumo

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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.
    Sacha Crowther | TrustRadius Reviewer

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