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Likelihood to Recommend

Algolia

If you have a dedicated developer who has the technical know-how to delve deep into Algolia's documentation to figure out what makes it tick, this is the product for you. Algolia's framework is extremely powerful, making search instantaneous and providing users with results at break-neck speeds. If all you need is great search, but you do not require a complex relevancy algorithm running it, Algolia will work well for you. The more complex your use case, the more expensive the product becomes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

I am not at all averse to the larger SEO platforms like SEMRush or Ahrefs they are great tools and can do virtually do everything GTmetrix can. However, I tend to like tools that are really good at one thing if I am looking to do a specific task.
GTmetrix is superb at what it does. Of all the Website audit tools available GTmetrix is the best at looking at the technical issues a site or page may have. It is built to do this one function and it does it great. Especially considering you can do all this with a free account. If you are looking for Metas description, H tags or other on-site data, this is not the tool. However, if you want to see all your render-blocking Java Scripts if compression is being used or scaled images are correctly sized, this is the tool.
A typical scenario we find ourselves in during speed optimization is to have a tab with GTmetrix open as well as being in the backend of whatever website we are working on. As we make changes to the site we can immediately check using GTmetrix to see how the improvements are helping. This process takes place in real-time and is quite efficient. I can do the same with other tools but they tend to look at other areas of the site at the same time and that makes the process slower.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Algolia
GTmetrix
8.6
Cross-browser testing
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.1
Preview mode
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.1
Test duration calculator
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.1
Server-side tests
Algolia
GTmetrix
7.3

Results and Analysis

Algolia
GTmetrix
9.0
Test reporting
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.0
Results segmentation
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.0
Experiments results dashboard
Algolia
GTmetrix
9.0

Pros

Algolia

  • Algolia is brain-dead simple to set up. I've implemented search with Algolia in a dozen different ways now, and it never took me longer than a few minutes to get the functionality I want. With Algolia, the only challenge is designing your search UI -- if you don't want to use their baked in UI solutions.
  • Results come back incredibly fast. I'm not sure how Algolia does it, but every keystroke I make in a search field returns new results instantly. It's hard to believe that I'm searching large datasets on a remote server when it works so fast.
  • Very little customization is needed for 99% of use-cases. Algolia's out of the box setup works great, and it takes no prior knowledge to set up.
Eli Allen | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • Really complete report of performance issues.
  • Get reports from PageSpeed and YSlow at same time.
  • Gives a score from each separate tool, also displays loading time, page size and total requests very easily.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Algolia

  • Algolia can be a bit complex -- for smaller companies or companies without many tech resources, it may be difficult to implement and use without the help of a third party
  • Manually manipulating search results (for specific queries having listings show up first) is a bit difficult to do without custom developing that functionality
Michael Riess | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • A few more test locations
  • Save more runs when logged in
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Algolia

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

GTmetrix

GTmetrix 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to use fast, data is easy to read and take aways are great too.
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Algolia

Algolia 9.0
Based on 2 answers
We did have one occurrence where we maxed out our plan and the service didn't respond well. This is probably a very common scenario and it took half a day to get things back to normal with slow response time. Price is also a consideration. If you are restrained in that sense you might want to dedicate the time to having your own setup from the get-go.
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

GTmetrix 4.4
Based on 2 answers
I have never had the need to use GTmetrix support. Therefore, there is really no way for me to give a grade here. However, if you are on a paid plan my guess and it is a guess, is that their support is as good as the tool is. There are a lot more features in the paid plans, reporting. monitoring etc. I could see where support could come into play as these features are added to the account
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Algolia

Algolia at first seemed and proved to be the fastest compared to the other search engines. It is very easy to implement. Also, it had a 24x7 support which proved to be very useful. It is also useful for all types of clients weather it be organizations or individuals. It can also handle typos. It also focuses on features like API and SSL Security. Also, it is designed to search records, not pages. These were some of the reasons we went ahead with Algolia.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

GTmetrix gathers data from both Google PageSpeed and YSlow at same time, so we're using it more often than Google's alternative.On the other hand, Google PageSpeed offers neat features like download optimized images, scripts and CSS (which GTmetrix don't), so it could be a better option if you (or your client) need that.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Algolia

  • It's too early to measure any increase in our transactions
  • We have good customer feedback on the Algolia search function
  • We are looking at other apps in development where we can also leverage the power of Algolia
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GTmetrix

  • A great free tool that is does what it is meant to do very well.
  • Due to its simplicity and speed it is highly efficient.
Jeff Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Algolia

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$29*

* per installation

Algolia Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Standard$12
Premium1.502
OEM PricingContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per unit/per month
Additional Pricing Details

GTmetrix

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

GTmetrix Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Algolia
9.1
GTmetrix
9.6

Usability

Algolia
GTmetrix
9.1

Support Rating

Algolia
9.0
GTmetrix
4.4

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