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App Annie

12 Ratings

Google Analytics

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App Annie

12 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

App Annie

I would think for basic level app activity, this would be a great software. For more complex level data, I don't think this platform serves as well as others out there that are available
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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

  • The visuals in the platform are easy to read and understand and make it simple to understand the data you are looking at.
  • I find that the data in App Annie is very reliable in terms of the number of downloads we see on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • It gives me the ability to integrate the data here with other analytics and provide viewers and consumers good solid information on our performance.
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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

  • I do think there are quite a few side bar options when you first login to the software. I'd like to see the features maybe more condensed.
  • For us, it would be super useful to see more zip code or county level data in the software.
  • I would like to see a PDF version offered in the export options. It would make the presentation of the chart data more appealing.
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  • One of my biggest complaints is that Google Analytics removed the functionality of tracking search keywords and phrases referrals from within the service. While a slimmed-down version of this functionality is still available through Google Webmaster Tools, the need to utilize multiple tool sets is limiting and unintuitive.
  • Without some research and understanding of how Google Analytics Event Tracking works, I feel that there is minimal support or explanation of how to track downloadable content on your sites. This is a major shortcoming, and something that Google should make more obvious. The feeling of going to pull download data on an item, only to find out no data has been collected for the last 2 years is horrible.
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Likelihood to Renew

App Annie10.0
Based on 1 answer
Well the fact that the freemium features are all that I need right now, I will most definitely continue to use it on a daily basis. I might upgrade to the pro version in the future if I need more data than what I am getting now. But for now it works great for what I need.
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Google Analytics7.0
Based on 47 answers
No cost - elegant solution.
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Usability

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Google Analytics7.5
Based on 5 answers
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
Based on 5 answers
Support is non-existent for this product (as well as most Google products).
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Online Training

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Google Analytics10.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Based on 6 answers
I don't think we spent enough time work GA before switching from IBM
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Alternatives Considered

We use Google 360 and are able to do a much deeper dive into the activity we see on our apps. I think App Annie is a great starting point product, but for more in depth analytics, something like a Google 360 or Adobe might be better.
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We wanted to try out a new program as IBM analytics was a bit pricey and our company has been trying to cut in areas of our budget in order to provide service for recent hurricane claims and to upgrade offices in the Northeast. This was a good solution to the budget issue, but it's still a new implementation.
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Return on Investment

  • Since I'm not a purchaser of the product, only a user, I can't really speak to the ROI.
  • I do think it serves a purpose and we are able to get some usable data from it.
  • I think until we add other analytical software, this was a great starting point.
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  • Fully measurable KPI's for different parts of our website which has aided our acquisitions and conversions.
  • A large amount of demographic information to drive both content marketing and sales.
  • The re-targeting feature allows us to drive ppc ads toward potential customers, amounting in several thousands of dollars a year.
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Pricing Details

App Annie

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

Google Analytics

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