AB Tasty vs. Algolia

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AB Tasty
Score 8.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
AB Tasty is a SAAS application created for e-marketers that enables them to optimize their website and conversion rate without technical knowledge. They can test several versions of their pages to identify which one has the biggest impact on their business objectives, e.g. click-through rate on a call to action button, add-to-cart rate, global conversion rate of their website.N/A
Algolia
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Algolia in San Francisco, California offers enterprise search as a service.
$0
per month 10,000 search requests + 1 Million records
Pricing
AB TastyAlgolia
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Build
$0
per month Up to 10,000 search requests + 1 Million records
Grow
$0.50
per month per 1,000 search requests
Algolia Recommend
$0.60
per month per 1,000 Recommend requests
Premium
Custom
per month Customized pricing
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AB TastyAlgolia
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsPay as you go, scale instantly, or upgrade anytime for advanced features and capabilities.
More Pricing Information
Features
AB TastyAlgolia
Testing and Experimentation
Comparison of Testing and Experimentation features of Product A and Product B
AB Tasty
8.8
21 Ratings
5% above category average
Algolia
-
Ratings
a/b experiment testing9.121 Ratings00 Ratings
Split URL testing9.114 Ratings00 Ratings
Multivariate testing8.918 Ratings00 Ratings
Multi-page/funnel testing8.615 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile app testing7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Test significance10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual / WYSIWYG editor9.617 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced code editor9.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Page surveys5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Preview mode6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Test duration calculator9.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Experiment scheduler9.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Client-side tests9.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Mutually exclusive tests10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Audience Segmentation & Targeting
Comparison of Audience Segmentation & Targeting features of Product A and Product B
AB Tasty
9.3
20 Ratings
7% above category average
Algolia
-
Ratings
Standard visitor segmentation9.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Behavioral visitor segmentation9.117 Ratings00 Ratings
Traffic allocation control9.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Website personalization9.518 Ratings00 Ratings
Results and Analysis
Comparison of Results and Analysis features of Product A and Product B
AB Tasty
8.4
21 Ratings
1% below category average
Algolia
-
Ratings
Heatmap tool7.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Click analytics7.616 Ratings00 Ratings
Scroll maps8.58 Ratings00 Ratings
Conversion tracking9.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Goal tracking9.120 Ratings00 Ratings
Test reporting9.221 Ratings00 Ratings
Results segmentation7.519 Ratings00 Ratings
Experiments results dashboard9.38 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AB TastyAlgolia
Likelihood to Recommend
8.2
(52 ratings)
8.8
(44 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
7.7
(8 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(5 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
7.3
(2 ratings)
6.3
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.4
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
AB TastyAlgolia
Likelihood to Recommend
AB Tasty
A/B Tasty tool allows us do easy testing without burdening our limited developer resources all the time. Reports are simple enough to interpret. Support has been excellent and proactive, also the onboarding was successful. It is also an advantage that we have the possibility to drive all our traffic to the test versions rather than being limited to specific user amount per month. We can recommend A/B Tasty for testing purposes, as the platform keeps it’s promises, doesn’t require too much technical knowledge and the support is excellent.
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Algolia
Algolia offers a wide range of capabilities that can benefit any business by addressing their specific requirements. Integrating with this platform is seamless, and their extensive knowledgebase and training resources are highly valuable for both developers and UI users. We have already witnessed the advantages of this product and are eagerly anticipating future enhancements as we continue to expand our platform, with Algolia as our primary tool for enhancing our search experience.
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Pros
AB Tasty
  • Customer-focused. Over the past year, AB Tasty has worked with us to overcome many obstacles (e.g. tracking hurdles, ITP issues, etc.). The team always finds a solution in a timely manner to ensure we're able to execute on experiments.
  • Reliability. One of the biggest hurdles earlier this year were the ITP regulations set out by Apple. Over 40% of our ad traffic was Safari users. AB Tasty was using 3rd party cookies but quickly migrated over to a local session storage solution that circumvented the issue.
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Algolia
  • Easy setup and configuration of fast search results across multiple types of object
  • Can be used to power sales pages, category headings, category product listings, help articles and more within the same search results
  • Managing synonyms, blocked words and other product requirements can be done without engineering support
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Cons
AB Tasty
  • Sometimes the platform is a little glitchy and requires a refresh.
  • Would be great to be able to see the experiments and projects on a timeline with their status and main result to have an immediate view of ongoing and completed projects.
  • Email notification for when an experiment reaches a certain confidence level.
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Algolia
  • Recent pricing model changes made Algolia considerably more expensive. I understand that companies change their models all the time, but my plan almost doubled in price overnight. They let me keep my legacy plan for as long as I wanted, but I had already outgrown it, so a small increase in demand caused big price spikes. It's still cheap for what it is though.
  • The documentation is generally good, but sometimes hard to navigate. I was trying to find examples of how to combine geo-queries with normal ones, and I couldn't find an example, but it wasn't actually hard to figure out.
  • Some of the advanced features can be hard to understand at first. This isn't really a con, as it just means Algolia is loaded with features, but I was a bit overwhelmed the first time I tried to customize an index.
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Likelihood to Renew
AB Tasty
AB Tasty's tool as well as the support team completely met my goals on A/B Testing. Editing a test is really easy and AB Tasty made the marketing team free to launch nearly any test. Reporting is also easy to set up and give us the information needed to keep improving transformation on landing pages and forms
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Algolia
Algolia is a great tool, we didn't have to build a custom search platform (using Elasticsearch for example) for a while. It has great flexibility and the set of libraries and SDKs make using it really easy. However, there are two major blockers for our future: - Their pricing it's still a bit hard to predict (when you are used to other kind of metrics for usage) so I really recommend to take a look at it first. - Integrating it within a CI/CD pipeline is difficult to replicate staging/development environments based on Production.
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Usability
AB Tasty
No answers on this topic
Algolia
Algolia has a good interface and they have done some improvements. However, some non technical users have a challenging time in the use for the first days of learning. But once the main aspects are learned is a straight forward operation
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Reliability and Availability
AB Tasty
No answers on this topic
Algolia
Having used Algolia for over 5 years we have experienced zero downtime. I'd say that's pretty good.
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Performance
AB Tasty
No answers on this topic
Algolia
Performance is always a major concern when integrating services with our client's websites. Our tests and real-world experience show that Algolia is highly performant. We have more extremely satisfied with the speed of both the search service APIs and the backend administrative and analytic interface.
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Support Rating
AB Tasty
Support is good, but it would be better if it was quicker or if AB Tasty provided a quicker SLA. At times, you require stuff urgently but AB Tasty support isn't as quick as I personally like it to be.
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Algolia
It’s non existent. No tech support and no customer service… my application was blocked and is currently inactive causing huge business disruption, and I’m still waiting days later for a response to an issue which could be resolved very very quickly if only they would respond. Very poor from a company of that size
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Alternatives Considered
AB Tasty
We selected AB Tasty mostly because we got a sense that their dev and customer service teams were going to go above and beyond to help us out. We were right! The cost was also a factor as they came in a small bit lower, but cost wasn't the only factor.
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Algolia
While AWS's offering is a typically cheaper solution, it requires a lot of work to gain any of the core features of Algolia. The cost of dev time and long-term maintenance would be more than the costs incurred with Algolia, which is why it made the most sense financially. On the engineering side, we could give our stakeholders access to Algolia to adjust the indices themselves, which would allow us to focus on other work.
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Scalability
AB Tasty
No answers on this topic
Algolia
Overall is a scalable tool as the environment and the backend functions are the same and many things are done directly on the tool so without the need of further specific developments. However some things could be improved such as documentation for integration that could help in doing whitelabel solutions
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Return on Investment
AB Tasty
  • Since we use AB tasty our conversion rates have significantly increased on the Watch pages.
  • We can report positive comments about the evolutions of our interfaces, from our expert users. And so improved customer satisfaction.
  • The solution allows us to validate or invalidate without taking major risk while gaining in reactivity, our proposals relook pages.
  • Commitment rates are much higher, multiplied by 2 or 3, when we implement customizations that are relevant. These customizations are very relevant insofar as we are governed by the seasonality of events as a media site.
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Algolia
  • Users who had abandoned our product (attributing slow search speeds as the reason) returned to us thanks to Algolia
  • We used Algolia as our product's backbone to relaunch it, making it the center of all search on our platform which paid off massively.
  • Considering we relaunched our product, with Aloglia functioning as its engine, we got a lot of press coverage for our highly improved search speeds.
  • One negative would be how important it is to read the fine print when it comes to the technical documentation. As pricing is done on the basis of records and indexes, it is not made apparent that there is a size limit for your records or how quickly these numbers can increase for any particular use case. Be very wary of these as they can quite easily exceed your allotted budget for the product.
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ScreenShots

AB Tasty Screenshots

Screenshot of Reports: Quickly interpret results with a robust reporting interfaceScreenshot of Dynamic Widget Library: Nudge visitors into actionScreenshot of AB Tasty Editor: Easy-to-use WYSIWYG editorScreenshot of Dashboard: Manage all your campaigns in one placeScreenshot of Targeting Criteria: Target specific user segments

Algolia Screenshots

Screenshot of Index & Query Rules Management: Query Rules helps to enhance an engine's ranking behavior for specific queries. Setting up rules can uncover and enable users to respond more specifically to the intent behind users' queries.Screenshot of Query Monitoring: Offers insight into the status, performance and overall activity happening within the search engine.Screenshot of Algolia Analytics: The search bar is a feedback form. Algolia's analytics drives insights from search to click to conversion.Screenshot of Algolia Dashboard: Products to accelerate search and discovery experiences across any device and platform.Screenshot of Advanced front-end libraries, API clients, and extensive documentation to help developers build, deploy, and maintain.Screenshot of To get started users simply choose an index, denote the events, and choose a model.