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For small businesses on a small budget, [ApexChat] gets the job done, but it is a barebones system. Not the best enterprise solution.
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Social media and reviews are the best features. Once we integrated into Facebook and Instagram we were able to have a great look at everything. So far, I cannot say for the surveys as we are in the very early phases. Listings are perfect for when we are relocating a business. Reports are fantastic when reporting to my upper management.
Read full review Pros Great chat box designs on website. Great backend support. Multi-language options. Read full review Their customer service is always very helpful and ready to give you the personal attention that you require. They connect many different sources and funnel them straight to you so you can easily capitalize on multiple platforms and information streams. They are constantly innovating and improving their systems with real-time feedback from their customers. Read full review Cons Updated UI Additional reporting options Greater flexibility in chat widget appearance and size Read full review The sentiment feature is just okay. It requires custom adjustments and time to understand where it is working well and where it is not in order to get the most out of it, while other features require very little user input. Social listening needs work. I often receive notifications for unrelated terms because of their similarity in spelling to my organization's name, so I don't use this feature. Birdeye could have more built-in features to create digital content from the reviews. Birdeye could also have additional reputation tools to strengthen GMB listings and to combat negative press. Review listings and rich snippets in search are great, but having a tool that measures and helps to improve overall brand health/search results would be amazing. My CEO isn’t looking at what is going right. He looks at what is going wrong. We may have thousands of positive reviews on Google, but the bad article with false information is still showing up on page one of search results. That makes for an unhappy CEO. Read full review Usability
Birdeye's dashboard is clean and user-friendly. Most of the functionality is easily understood, even for those who aren't necessarily technically inclined. Most issues come from the initial setup of individual locations, because there are a lot of fields to fill out and it can be easy to overlook some of them.
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The customer support is usually very fast in getting someone connected with you to figure out a solution. Sometimes the communication following up on how they did can be a little much, but they are just practicing what they preach and doing what they know best. People are usually very friendly and knowledgable also.
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Let Birdeye do what they do
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ApexChat is good if you want to outsource your website chat. If you want to keep things in-house and have an employee manage it, we prefer SalesIQ.
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We only utilized Birdeye as the reputation speaks for itself. I've heard of other products that are not as user friendly or streamlined. Good program that can be figured out with basic common sense, great tracking system of current reviews, auto replies, contact saver are all huge benefits to the Birdeye program
Read full review Return on Investment Increased lead flow Chat conversion improved Not scalable due to lack of features Read full review My clients have experienced very large increases to overall SEO and SEM traffic after reviews began coming in, this has increased CTR and conversions through ads to generate more revenue than ever before. The old-school gated review processes were wonky and required way to much time with hands-on functionality. With BirdEye the software manages almost all the work, so we can spend less time manually managing reviews. Being able to provide local SEO and reputation management as a service option has increased our overall retainers while driving more growth for our clients. It's a win/win for relatively low investment. Read full review ScreenShots