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What is Buzzsumo

So, what is Buzzsumo. Have you ever wondered what is trending across all walks of social networking sites? What is everybody talking about? What is buzzing online? What is the most current video everybody’s watching?

Well at Buzzsumo.com they have produced a unique tool which specifically does just that and more.

Product Name: Buzzsumo

what is buzzsumo Owner(s): Henley Wing/ James Blackwell
Website URL: Buzzsumo.com
Cost: Free, Or $79mo-$239+mo(see pricing below)


Buzzsumo.com is a website and mobile app that offers a search engine tool which you can use to track trendy content on the most popular social networking sites. In other words, great for content seekers, and a research tool you should consider trying.

Buzzsumo ranks content based on the number of times it has been shared. This content includes Sports, Entertainment, Tech, Business, Video, Fashion, Science, Health, Marketing and more. Buzzsumo contains Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest as their  sharing sources.

How it works is by monitoring topics or “influencers”(users) that are buzzing online, when you go to use the advanced search engine accurate results are then provided. So who is Buzzsumo for?

Who’s Buzzsumo For

I’ve tried Buzzsumo to help develop content for my online business.

I’d like to mention I use another method or tool daily to help bring recognition to my business as well.

Buzzsumo is also most popular among different agencies, brands, publishers, bloggers, and marketers. It’s also for your average online user but it’s unique search offers appealing information to those listed above.

The website itself is easy to navigate and find the exact content you are seeking. You can filter between numerous topics of content as mentioned above and it comes with a timeline filter. Users can see what’s been buzzing the last 2, 4, 8, 12, 24 hrs and this continues to weeks and so on.


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Buzzsumo is easy to use.



To my understanding free is free to use but you are limited to many features and certain search restrictions are applied. Now for those interested in having unrestricted access here’s what you can expect to pay:

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You will save a little bit of money by going with a yearly plan over paying for the month by month plan (shown above).

They do offer a two week free trial for the pro starter plan the moment you sign up.

Break it Down a Bit More

Buzzsumo is a place to see which topics are thriving around social media as it quickly identifies content great for marketing and SEO(Search Engine Optimizer).  In addition it has domain comparison(see where the competition stands) with a feature allowing you to “track competition”(seek out the competitions every move). Track competition will notify you when a competitor publishes new content you may also get notified when a site links to a competitor.

You as a user, will be also allowed to receive content alerts, just filter out content that applies to you or your business and receive it in a daily digest. Buzzsumo.com as a whole is a very solid website and tool. It offers many relevant features to it’s users and keeps you up to date not only on current events, but which current events are being voiced throughout the social media world.

Any questions or comments left below will be replied to.

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  • JasonLynne says:

    This sounds interesting and I have never heard of it before. Thanks for sharing all this information.
    I wouldn’t be interested at this stage in a paid subscription because the price is quite hefty!
    Do you think the free version would be suitable for a small business and how can it benefit me?

    • JasonJason says:

      They offer a two week trial for their Pro starter deal and does not ask for any credit card info, only your email address. Decent amount of time I believe for one to decide if they want to upgrade or not. Buzzsumo is definitely beneficial. Depending on your business you can always stay on top of the most relevant topics in our day and age of social media. Thank you for the comment and Good Luck!


  • JasonPeter says:

    Hello Jason I enjoyed reading your post very much it was an easy read and the site was uncluttered. You have explained Buzzsumo very well and gave a good reason as to why you would want this service. As it keeps you up to date with current events are being voiced throughout the social media world. Which is good for bloggers wanting to stay up to date or marketers looking for what is trending now.

    Good work keeping us informed of an excellent resource 🙂

    • JasonJason says:

      Hey Peter thanks for leaving a comment and glad I could help. Links and link totals are important which other tools provide, but Buzzsumo is nothing like I have seen in the fact that it provides what people are really socializing about. Thanks again


  • JasonSarah says:

    I have never heard of Buzzsumo till I read your article. Finding out the topics that are relevant to you and your business that are trending on social media can be quite time-consuming if you spend time on each social media network – so I can see how this could be helpful! I would have to take a look at how useful it would really be for my business – I am not sure that I could see myself paying for it. However, I would probably be willing to have a look around the free version to see what it’s all about…! Thanks for bringing this tool to my attention!

    • JasonJason says:

      You are welcome, I appreciate the comment. Yes it is definitely worth at least giving it a try. A very resourceful tool. Thanks again


  • JasonKeye says:

    I tried buzzsmo before and it’s really helpful in finding content that I can post to my social media accounts like facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest. I would like to ask if what other benefits can I get from this tool so that I could get the most of my payment.

    • JasonJason says:

      Well, you can do more then just find the shared content and post it to your social accounts. You can use the knowledge Buzzsumo provides to start your very own website. If you refer to my page How To Create A Website, it will explain more on how to build a website, which is easier then people think. And I say your own website because your free to design it how you like and your in charge of all content. If you want the most trendy content, Buzzsumo is a good place to visit. Thanks for leaving a comment Keye, I appreciate it!


  • JasonMike says:

    Its crazy I’ve never heard of Buzzsumo. This really sounds like a unique tool to use..especially for us marketers lol. Not sure of how I feel about the price, but it could potentially be a boom for your business. So the cost might very well be worth it.

    Thanks for the information!

    • JasonJason says:

      Yes it is a very handy tool, very convenient. And remember they do offer a two week period for their Pro membership which is sufficient time to see if it is for you! Enjoy and thanks for leaving a comment.

  • JasonKerry Bramham says:

    Hi Jason,
    I also had never heard of Buzzumo before I read your review. It does seem like it would be a very handy tool, although I think it is a bit pricey. It certainly wouldn’t hurt to get a free account though as I am sure you could still find out some useful info.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    • JasonJason says:

      You are welcome and thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. Yes, the free trial offer is definitely worth trying out! Good luck, and be sure to visit again for more reviews!


  • JasonNeil says:

    Hi, Jason!

    Buzzsumo sounds pretty sweet, and definitely a tool I could use to my advantage where my online business is concerned 🙂

    I am a blogger, so Buzzsumo will certainly help to drive my business that extra mile on the internet.

    Thanks for a great review, and I’m sure many other bloggers will use this tool as well. Neil

    • JasonJason says:

      Hey Neil, you are very right about that. When looking for new content I often refer to Buzzsumo.com it’s almost too convienent. Good luck and visit often for more reviews. Thanks for the comment.


  • JasonChris says:

    This is a really handy tool that I’ve never come across before – it’ll do wonders for my blog content!!!
    It sounds a little bit like a bumped up version of Google Alerts – very useful in it’s own right!
    I love the way you can cover the trends over the last 2, 4, 8, 12, 24 hrs – always staying on top of topics and keeping your writing fresh. Maybe a little pricey though on a subscription basis?

    • JasonJason says:

      Hey and Thank you for leaving a comment,

      I also use google alerts, and it doesn’t compare to Buzzsumo lol. And I agree, the price is a little high, that’s why I recommend trying the 2 week trial free where you will have access to all you need as if you were paying within that time. From their people can make a decision if it is for them.


  • JasonVictor says:

    Perfect! I’m always trying to keep up on everything trending for my business and its kind of a tedious process. Thankfully there is a program like this that exists. This will save me so much time and give me additional insights. I don’t like the price though. It’s a little expensive but it sounds more than worth it. Thanks for this review.

    • JasonJason says:

      You are welcome, and Thank You for commenting

      I can only suggest trying the free Pro Trial, which I believe lasts for 2 weeks. The best way to see if the service is truly worth it. Good luck

  • Jasonlori says:

    i love how your content is very crisp and to the point. i dont know if it is just in chrome but the pricing layout is wonky on my screen. it shows as quite out of alighnment and appears…wobbled? i might have just made that word up but dont know how else to say it :)just a heads up. well done & happy new year

    • JasonJason says:

      Hello Lori and Happy New Year!

      I appreciate the heads up and for going out of your way to notify me of an error!

      I have been adding some modifications to the website and didn’t even notice this occured, anyway got around to fixing it already.

      Have a nice day and thanks for visiting.

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