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AppsFlyer

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppsFlyer

I would recommend this tool to any bigger company with a mobile app and bigger budget. This tool is extremely helpful when you're running multiple user acquisition campaigns and would like to better understand which channel works best, and why. In other words, this is great for mobile marketing initiatives and optimizations.
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Google Analytics

Converting traffic to sales, perhaps. I say this because I understand how to analyze the traffic information Google Analytics (GA) offers, but I have not yet reached a point where I can analyze "conversions" or some of the other marketing data. Behavior of users is easy to understand to a certain point, but deeper dives into marketing data can get tricky
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Pros

  • OneLink is a great feature for deeplinking, I don't think any of AppsFlyer competitors offer anything similar
  • Attribution data is SUPER accurate
  • Amazing integrations and cross-platform support
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  • It's free. Can't beat the price.
  • It's permissions, reporting, and dashboards allow for great flexibility for users to get what they need
  • It has advanced features many don't know of such as eCommerce reporting tools, goals and trending tools, and a plug-in API.
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Cons

  • Kind of expensive, especially for SMBs
  • I’m not a huge fan of the dashboard UI and the mobile app is still a little buggy, but it keeps improving with every version, which is great.
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  • GA still misses a few of the features some of the commercial tools do in regards to in depth data mining and trending.
  • It would be nice to see more Social sentiment in the GA system. This is an up and coming area that many are now adding to their tools, but most of the algorithms are so-so. Given the data Google captures they could build a good picture for social sentiment, but today are doing very little other than some social connectivity.
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Likelihood to Renew

AppsFlyer10.0
Based on 1 answer
AppsFlyer works well with our use cases already, and is working on addressing the gaps (of trackers UI)
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Google Analytics7.0
Based on 47 answers
The new features from the Universal Analytics update in late 2013 make the tool that much more useful. There are still unexplored features to consider and all of it amounts to more power and ability to gain insight into your site, what the traffic there is doing, where is came from and where it is leaving to. All stuff eMarketing and web managers will want.
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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
We typically have to go to a third party for support
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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 actually did an integration with Kochava. Our integration was Server To Server. It did not work out - we never got the right attribution. It was also a challenge to verify a real end-to-end campaign with a mobile network. To be fair, this was done 3-4 years ago, and Kochava might have improved in the meantime.
I evaluated DoubleClick as a way for measuring mobile attribution but gave up when I realized that most of our audience is on Facebook. DoubleClick does not integrate with Facebook, but AppsFlyer does.
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Both tools have their place. Both can do things the other cannot. One is free, or near free if you're a Premium subscriber, while the 'O' software can cost considerable $$$. We often run them in parallel for sanity checks, but ultimately GA is the go to for new and proto sites. Now with the features gained from the update to Universal Analytics, it's more powerful than ever.
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Return on Investment

  • Increased retention rate and quality of users
  • Better conversion rate on acquisition funnels
  • Made campaign optimizations easier and quicker for the team
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  • Google Analytics (GA) has a googol of features, but it takes time and effort to find, understand, and set them up. Go for it, but do some internet reading to help you.
  • Hey, it's free. Even if you're just trying it out, free is nice. I often use GA in parallel with a commercial tool to self check results
  • Beware the SEO algorithm updates! With any tool like GA, changes to the way Google does search listings and implementations can drastically effect your reports and results. Before you panic about large drops in traffic, do your homework to see if it's real or SEO changes.
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Pricing Details

AppsFlyer

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