BuzzSumo vs. Semrush

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
BuzzSumo
Score 8.3 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
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
BuzzSumoSemrush
Editions & Modules
Content Creation
$199
per month
PR & Comms
$299
per month
Suite
$499
per month
Enterprise
$999
per month
Pro
$129.95
per month
Guru
$249.95
per month
Business
$499.95
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuzzSumoSemrush
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details17% discount for annual pricing.
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Community Pulse
BuzzSumoSemrush
Considered Both Products
BuzzSumo
Chose BuzzSumo
We still use Semrush for our SEO and content department and don't use BuzzSumo much for social media these days so what BuzzSumo does for our agency it does better than the competitors and that's primarily advanced monitoring and the relevant data associated with placements …
Chose BuzzSumo
Buzzsumo is probably the best tool when it comes to social shares. Other tools like Ahrefs and Mention can get you similar data, but those tools have other focuses (social mentions and baclinks). If you want accurate social share counts for your blog and other companies, …
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 …
Chose BuzzSumo
We use them in tandem. We’ve found little crossover between the two.
Chose BuzzSumo
While they show similar metrics to Buzzsumo, I like the visual aspect of Buzzsumo and the breakdown it has per channel. It's simple, but effective.
Semrush
Chose Semrush
SEMRush is more more user friendly and informative than Moz tools.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BuzzSumoSemrush
SEO
Comparison of SEO features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Semrush
8.5
148 Ratings
9% above category average
Keyword analysis00 Ratings9.4148 Ratings
Backlink management00 Ratings8.3141 Ratings
SERP ranking tracking00 Ratings8.5144 Ratings
Page grader00 Ratings8.5123 Ratings
Competitive analysis00 Ratings9.0143 Ratings
Site audit / diagnostics00 Ratings8.8144 Ratings
Site recommendations00 Ratings8.2133 Ratings
Task management00 Ratings7.188 Ratings
SEO Channels
Comparison of SEO Channels features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Semrush
7.9
135 Ratings
4% above category average
Local SEO00 Ratings6.6123 Ratings
Social SEO00 Ratings7.7101 Ratings
Mobile SEO00 Ratings8.5108 Ratings
Global SEO00 Ratings8.7109 Ratings
SEO Platform & Account Management
Comparison of SEO Platform & Account Management features of Product A and Product B
BuzzSumo
-
Ratings
Semrush
8.5
120 Ratings
1% above category average
Multi-domain support00 Ratings9.0110 Ratings
Integration with web analytics tools00 Ratings8.1114 Ratings
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BuzzSumoSemrush
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Score 9.9 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 7.8 out of 10
Advanced Web Ranking
Advanced Web Ranking
Score 8.4 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
BuzzSumoSemrush
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(34 ratings)
9.2
(148 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(6 ratings)
6.9
(4 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(7 ratings)
9.9
(17 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuzzSumoSemrush
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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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
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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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
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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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
Cision
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
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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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
Cision
No answers on this topic
Semrush
Semrush available when you need it!
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Performance
Cision
No answers on this topic
Semrush
SemRush performs well with few errors!
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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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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
Cision
No answers on this topic
Semrush
I did it by myself and do not have a comment!
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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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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
Cision
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
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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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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