AdEspresso by Hootsuite vs. Contentsquare

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
Score 7.4 out of 10
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AdEspresso by Hootsuite is tool that allows you to perform split tests on every aspect of an advertising campaign. The platform also allows you to create, analyze and optimize Facebook Ads, Instagram, and Google campaigns. Understanding from AdEspressos analytics of what is performing best allows one to optimize campaigns both manually and automatically.N/A
Contentsquare
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Contentsquare is a digital experience analytics cloud designed to help companies understand hidden customer behaviors, and use those insights to drive more successful experiences. It includes functionality from the former Clicktale heatmap, session recording, and A/B testing tool and now boasts a suite of customer journey analytic capabilities.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AdEspresso by HootsuiteContentsquare
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
AdEspresso by HootsuiteContentsquare
Ad Network Integration
Comparison of Ad Network Integration features of Product A and Product B
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
7.0
2 Ratings
9% below category average
Contentsquare
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Ratings
Data Transfer7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
DSP integration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Campaigns
Comparison of Ad Campaigns features of Product A and Product B
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
6.6
2 Ratings
18% below category average
Contentsquare
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Ratings
Ad campaign creation7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad deployment7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Display advertising7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad display and retargeting segmentation6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Sequence targeting4.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Ad Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
AdEspresso by Hootsuite
6.8
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Contentsquare
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Ratings
Ad dashboards7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad performance reports8.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad conversion tracking7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad attribution reporting6.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Cross-channel ad management6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Ad forecasting and optimization4.42 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AdEspresso by HootsuiteContentsquare
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(13 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AdEspresso by HootsuiteContentsquare
Likelihood to Recommend
Hootsuite
[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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Contentsquare
ContentSquare [(Clicktale)] is best suited to deep dive understanding of how web users truly consume your web pages. For example, when a traditional analytics software informs you on exit rates, ContentSquare [(Clicktale)] helps you to understand if users left without interacting with their last page or if they in fact spent time reading, scrolling, clicking it.
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Pros
Hootsuite
  • A/B testing
  • Mass advertising
  • Budget and finance
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Contentsquare
  • Heat Maps - we used and liked CrazyEgg in the past, and it was a cheaper tool that was easy to use. ClickTale gives us additional capabilities with better data about scroll reach, mouse movements, clicks and a summary report that shows what parts of our pages are getting attention. A product manager asked us yesterday for insights on how his product page was performing, and we were easily able to send him the reports in the heat map section.
  • Visitor recordings - We get good data on our website using analytics tools like GA, HubSpot and ClickTale, but it is very helpful to watch actual visitor recordings for certain visitor segments. If we add a new page or new feature to our website and notice a trend, we can easily drill down and watch visitors and see how they are interacting with the page.
  • Conversion funnels - We do a lot of our analysis in Google Analytics and you can set up conversion funnels in GA if you know how to do it. The problem is you can't segment the data and the aggregated data is not as helpful. ClickTale makes it very simple to do conversion funnels, and you can segment them with just a few clicks.
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Cons
Hootsuite
  • 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.
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Contentsquare
  • It's a bit difficult to navigate form heatmaps of one page on my sites to those of another.
  • It would be useful to have data on what percentage of clicks for each link are bounces. If this is available already, it is not very easy to find.
  • I have slight doubts about the accuracy of ClickTale's data based on some industry related articles I've read (i.e. http://redant.com.au/tool-reviews/clicktale-review-technology/). For the most part I feel like the data I'm getting is accurate, because it roughly corresponds to what I'm able to see on Google Analytics. It would be nice to see ClickTale address some of these issues.
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Likelihood to Renew
Hootsuite
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Contentsquare
At my former company I was able to upgrade our initial subscription level from bronze to gold without any problems after the first year. Unfortunately, the company I am presently with doesn't have a Clicktale subscription. I would have absolutely no hesitation in strongly recommending Clicktale to my current company if I ever get even a remote chance to do so. Clicktale is used in some of the statistics I use on my resume in an effort to quantify my results as a certified usability analyst. Clicktale has made a significant difference in my value to any team I work with.
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Usability
Hootsuite
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Contentsquare
I had some issues interacting with viewing recordings of a specific page by many users but my impression was that this was going to be fixed.
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Alternatives Considered
Hootsuite
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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Contentsquare
ClickTale is now a step ahead of the competition since it delivers insights based on pre-defined business KPIs and customer journeys that we have set up. We can also segment our traffic and easily sift through the many recordings finding the ones that match our lookup criteria. This paired with a good and reliable PII masking helps us with insight collection and drive business decisions which other solutions don't have. The new non-Flash interface is clean and simple to use and has all the functionalities centralized.
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Return on Investment
Hootsuite
  • 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
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Contentsquare
  • Rarely was actionable insight taken from the ClickTale tool that resulted in a better user experience on our website. We made small changes on different aspects of our webpages that typically did not show an improvement over the previous versions.
  • The dedicated time and resources in the ClickTale tool did not justify the investment. The heat maps can be helpful but they are based on mouse clicks (Google Analytics can help with that). Watching recordings can get time consuming and don't always provide enough data for an actionable takeaway.
  • If you take the approach of identifying a potential problem on your website first, then using the ClickTale tool to dig deeper in the issue, you might find the tool helpful. However, make sure you gather enough data on the potential issue before making changes to your site (and monitor the changes afterward).
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