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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Marketing Cloud

If you have a sizable budget and the ability to oversee both marketing and web development teams, Adobe might be right for you. If you only oversee marketers, you will not be able to get the full value out of the tool. Plus, if it's out of your price range or at the very top, you won't be able to do some of the custom set up that might be needed.
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Google Analytics

For optimizations of anonymous tracking, google analytics is second to none--and it's free! Unless you have extremely high traffic... then it get's very expensive very fast. It is well suited for tracking multiple sales channels, across multiple devices, and allows for very granular tracking. GA supports annotations, providing invaluable context when viewing trends.
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Pros

  • Online behavior data collection
  • Testing and targeting different user experiences
  • Integrating 1st and 3rd party data to build audiences
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  • GA tracks user behaviors wonderfully
  • GA provides invaluable insights regarding the geographic dispersal of customers.
  • Paired with embeddable click events, GA is an indispensable solution for website conversion optimization.
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Cons

  • Price. If all you need is a basic web stats, you should choose a cheaper/free and more intuitive solution.
  • Scarcity of professionals proficient at the tool combined with a steep learning curve has to be taken into consideration before adoption.
  • Endless customizations can give you to more data than you need. If you don't have an plan in place for analytics you'll end up a victim of "analysis-paralysis"
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  • There are some redundant systems in place.
  • Tracking isn't always consistent, but it's more accurate than competitors.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Marketing Cloud6.5
Based on 2 answers
Although a powerful tool, Google Analytics has been catching up in capabilities and is much simpler to use.As analytics move to the spotlight, more sections in a company want to have access to it. However, creating straightforward reports/dashboards and sharing them with different groups is not a strength of Adobe Marketing Cloud.
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Google Analytics7.0
Based on 47 answers
Having used Google Analytics for the last 9 years, I have no intention of discontinuing my service. Google Analytics is a fantastic product that provides me with almost everything I could wish for. The positives in this product outweigh any negatives that you might find. I can not think of a single reason to not immediately start using Google Analytics for your business.
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Usability

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Google Analytics7.4
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Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
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Support

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Google Analytics4.0
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We typically have to go to a third party for support
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Online Training

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Google Analytics10.0
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love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
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Implementation

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Google Analytics5.0
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I don't think we spent enough time work GA before switching from IBM
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Alternatives Considered

As an agency, we are vendor agnostic so we typically recommend a tool based on our client's specific needs. Both Google Analytics 360 and Adobe Marketing Cloud are powerful tools, but if a client does not have the appropriate organizational pre-requisites to leverage the outputs, they should not invest in either and focus on that.
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Mixpanel and Kissmetrics are good systems, and for the most part they can do the same thing that GA does, but they are more basic. If an average person, if you don't have a desire for deep data, I think these two platforms are better choices
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Return on Investment

  • Team collaboration has vastly improved, especially when working with third-party vendors.
  • Reporting has become more streamlined and accessible to our clients.
  • Campaign creation and organization has been moved to the cloud, freeing up agency resources and increasing overall efficiency.
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  • The most positive impact is that we use GA to augment other systems like Hubspot that don't let us customize tracking parameters are thoroughly as we would like. For example, Facebook has the ability to dynamically change parameters based on where the ad placement is, and you can use that parameter in utm_content to segment traffic based on the ad placement. It's much easier to analyze behavior on your site with GA than with the Facebook pixel, and you can create much more detailed custom reports which has been critical in our conversion rate optimization.
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Pricing Details

Adobe Marketing Cloud

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

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details