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[AdEspresso is] great if you have a smaller budget or are just getting started with Facebook advertising. You can easily create ads and publish them in minutes after everything is set up for your account. I would recommended trying it if you don't have a lot of experience, but not to manage a large account with multiple clients (10+)
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If you are looking for a tool that tracks traffic, content performance, author performance, and reader retention with a relatively simple interface and gleaming graphics then this is for you. Trickier things like report generation are made much more seamless now, and except for some friction in the sidebar navigation –– I find it to be a pretty flawless tool that I would recommend to friends or others in the media field. It's just a basic necessity to understand content these days, so Chartbeat is a great tool at that!
Read full review Pros A/B testing Mass advertising Budget and finance Read full review Provides easy at-a-glance look at what people are reading right now Heads-up Display allows you to make sure the homepage is showing the content people want to read Headline testing tool provides fascinating insight into what makes people read a story and improves headline-writing ability Read full review Cons It is a bit limited in features, for example can't do everything that you can do in Facebook's Business Manager There are certain levels, depending on budget, so you'll have to pay more to use it the higher your budget is Could use an update for Lead Ad creation, found it very tough and couldn't get things to synch correctly. Read full review Source of traffic needs improvement. Search and social make sense, but "internal" and "links" is a grey area. It would be helpful to define those with an organization and provide an information icon so users can easily remember what each of those buckets is tracking. More ways to customize the real-time board. For example, with video content, that's great that I can see a user has started a video, but what is the completion rate, was that only on O&O or can that track Facebook, too? Would like to see demo (age) information included as a way to slice the data so I can see what's working with my older and younger demo. Read full review Likelihood to Renew
I gave Chartbeat a 5 for a renewal rating, because, while it delivers clear and understandable content, Google Analytics also provides many of the same features for free. For a small to medium website, I believe it would be more cost effective to use Google Analytics. A website with a high amount of traffic, however, could merit spending the money on Chartbeat to maximize their potential.
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It's easy to use and understand, which can't be said for all data-tracking sites that I've used in the past. It's easy for me to navigate and I didn't need to Google anything in order to find what I needed
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I have had limited experience of support for Chartbeat but whenever I have needed help it has been there. Recently there was an issue of seeing different forms of data in real time - app and otherwise effectively, and the issue was being clearly dealt with and communicated back to us.
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I find it a lot more detailed in creation and ad reporting, but not very user friendly or helpful if you encounter an error or something happens that needs to be fixed. AdEspresso [by Hootsuite] is better if you want an easier experience and less to look at while you're creating your ads.
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Chartbeat really remains the gold standard in the tracking, measurement and display of realtime engagement metrics. If your site has sufficient audience benefit from immediate changes in content programming, display and design, it's a great tool with a highly refined and intuitive user experience. Plus, it's API allows for broad integration.
Read full review Return on Investment They have helped us greatly in lead generation for internal marketing efforts Big focus on lead generation for clients, have helped sell dozens of homes for them! Engagement and lead gen saw a big increase while using AdEspresso Read full review I do not have access to the financial arrangements in place, but I would view Chartbeat as a key tool for the company with significant advantages over other analytical software. Continued enhancement of the product, for instance picture previewer, would provide additional value to the service. Read full review ScreenShots