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3 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100
6 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SambaSaaS

SambaSaas is a pretty basic system, best used for companies that are just starting to integrate all of their web properties. It would be good for a start-up, but not as much for more mature businesses. The integrations are lacking somewhat and is not as robust as the higher-end platforms.
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ascend, by Wix

It suits a small business well, and has features for bookings that suit my consulting, plus it would suit accommodation and hospitality businesses as well with its booking system. Although I don’t need to use it, it also works for multiple employees by delegating tasks and multiple bookings. I don’t know how effective this is though, due to not using this aspect.
Vanessa Stupples | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

SEO

SambaSaaS
4.9
Ascend, by Wix
Keyword analysis
SambaSaaS
6.0
Ascend, by Wix
Backlink management
SambaSaaS
5.0
Ascend, by Wix
SERP ranking tracking
SambaSaaS
7.0
Ascend, by Wix
Page grader
SambaSaaS
5.0
Ascend, by Wix
Competitive analysis
SambaSaaS
1.0
Ascend, by Wix
Site audit / diagnostics
SambaSaaS
6.0
Ascend, by Wix
Site recommendations
SambaSaaS
7.0
Ascend, by Wix
Task management
SambaSaaS
2.0
Ascend, by Wix

SEO Channels

SambaSaaS
6.0
Ascend, by Wix
Local SEO
SambaSaaS
7.0
Ascend, by Wix
Social SEO
SambaSaaS
7.0
Ascend, by Wix
Mobile SEO
SambaSaaS
6.0
Ascend, by Wix
Global SEO
SambaSaaS
4.0
Ascend, by Wix

SEO Platform & Account Management

SambaSaaS
3.5
Ascend, by Wix
Multi-domain support
SambaSaaS
4.0
Ascend, by Wix
Integration with web analytics tools
SambaSaaS
3.0
Ascend, by Wix

Email & Online Marketing

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.3
WYSIWYG email editor
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Dynamic content
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Ability to test dynamic content
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.0
Landing pages
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.0
Mobile optimization
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
5.0
Email deliverability reporting
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
10.0
List management
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
10.0
Triggered drip sequences
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
7.0

Lead Management

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
7.3
Lead nurturing
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
6.0
Lead scoring and grading
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
5.0
Data quality management
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Automated sales alerts and tasks
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0

Campaign Management

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
6.0
Calendaring
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
4.0
Event/webinar marketing
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.0

Social Media Marketing

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
6.5
Social sharing and campaigns
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Social profile integration
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
4.0

Reporting & Analytics

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.3
Dashboards
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.0
Standard reports
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Custom reports
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.0

Platform & Infrastructure

SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
8.3
API
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
7.0
Role-based workflow & approvals
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0
Customizability
SambaSaaS
Ascend, by Wix
9.0

Pros

SambaSaaS

  • SambaSaaS helps me schedule posts across all my social media accounts and track results in a user-friendly dashboard. I also use it to repost content from authoritative sites in my niche and repost old social media posts.
  • SambaSaaS helps me get my blog posts optimized and distributed to popular influencers and top news sites.
  • SambaSaaS has geolocated and toll-free SeoSamba tracking phone numbers. This lets me make inbound and outbound phone calls, so that I can contact my clients from anywhere in the world. Each call is tracked and recorded, so I can easily review the calls I made.
  • SambaSaaS helps me flag long-tail keywords, access weekly keyword ranking variations via email and view critical queries’ reports. This includes graphical reports and tables for top #1 listing, top 5 rising keywords and newly listed keywords. I also use the keywords opportunities finder tool to determines the potential keywords that can skyrocket my site’s traffic.
  • I use SambaSaas to manage and create my referral program. I also use it to create coupons, customer incentives, or miscellaneous delivery options, all of which help motivate my customers to shop in my online store.
  • SambaSaaS helps me create and send drip campaign emails to different customer segments. I even use it to customize messages based on cart content and request post-purchase reviews.
  • SambaSaaS gives me a quick overview of SEO reports, social network analytics, and important metrics for multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS has a centralized cloud-based interface, which I use to manage my multiple websites.
  • SambaSaaS comes with beautifully-designed pre-packed themes that can be downloaded for free.
Monique Danao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ascend, by Wix

  • Email automations.
  • Easy accepting sales and payment setup.
  • Professional-looking website.
  • Customer support.
Vanessa Stupples | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SambaSaaS

  • The interface can be a little more streamlined
  • The system has no option of bulk mailing
  • Not integrated with all platforms I use
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ascend, by Wix

  • Including more social channels for scheduling posts.
  • More differentiated member-only subscription pages.
  • Ability to directly connect to a larger range of domains.
Vanessa Stupples | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SambaSaaS

Both Infusionsoft and SambaSaaS are popular email marketing tools. However, I chose SambaSaaS because it helped me manage multiple websites, social media accounts and create SEO-friendly landing pages
Monique Danao | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ascend, by Wix

I looked for a product that covered most business needs and Wix was rated highly and cost effective.
Vanessa Stupples | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SambaSaaS

  • Overall neutral impact to ROI
  • Utilized for a test to limit risk
  • Solved basic business objectives
Joseph Alleruzzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ascend, by Wix

  • Enables memberships to increase email lists.
  • Great email marketing for increased interest in newsletters.
  • I’ve had to change tact to work around not enough member subscription pages.
Vanessa Stupples | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SambaSaaS

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$299

SambaSaaS Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard monthly license$1091
Tracking phone number$52
  1. per domain
  2. per local number
Additional Pricing Details
You can take advantage of many SambaSaaS features regardless of your website platform. However, SambaSaaS offers even more functionalities when your website is also powered by WordPress, SeoToaster CMS, SeoToaster E-commerce or SeoToaster CRM. SeoSamba offers migration package with or without look & feel re-design, but always including a comprehensive search engine optimization process that is implemented on your behalf. What's unique about it? SeoSamba benchmarks your existing search ranking positions, and offers a 60 days post-release improvement guarantee. Migration packages costs vary usually between $1500 and $2500 range or most small businesses clients.

Ascend, by Wix

General

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

Ascend, by Wix Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SambaSaaS
6.0
Ascend, by Wix
10.0

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