Branch vs. Marchex

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Branch
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Branch provides a cross-platform linking and attribution platform, offering solutions that unify user experience and measurement across devices and channels. Branch powers mobile links and cross-platform measurement to more than 3 billion monthly users across the globe. It provides cross-platform marketing, engagement and measurement solution for over 50,000 apps — including Reddit, Buzzfeed, Twitch, Groupon, and many more.N/A
Marchex
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Marchex is a mobile advertising analytics company that connects online behavior to real-world, offline actions. By linking critical touchpoints in the customer journey, Marchex’s products enable a 360-degree view of marketing effectiveness. Brands and agencies utilize Marchex’s products to transform business performance. Marchex Call Tracking, an analytics platform for click-to-call, measures more than 250 million calls annually for brands and agencies worldwide.…N/A
Pricing
BranchMarchex
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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BranchMarchex
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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User Ratings
BranchMarchex
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.0
(8 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
BranchMarchex
Likelihood to Recommend
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch well suited: Branch links are perfecting for embedding into our email service provider (SendGrid), paid media channels (Facebook, Google, ASA), organic media (Instagram, Facebook, content marketing, referral) and push notification platform (OneSignal) to be able to evaluate actions taken from users that clicked on those branch links. No matter the data from these links, they are accurate and are easily exported to our database and CRM to determine ROI, and find weak points in our major funnels.
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Marchex
The Marchex platform is suitable for you to draw conclusions on how to approach your users. It also helps you with conversational improvements and data analysis. I recommend if you already have a large user base who buy your service and are always asking for explanations to hire Marchex for sure
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Pros
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Click tracking: it integrated well with Facebook, Google, Clevertap, product, etc. to allow multiple stakeholders to use this one platform for tracking.
  • Sale attribution: it has a robust fraud detection and event deduplication in place to attribute sales correctly.
  • Smart URL: it offers different deeplinks to support basic user platforms, thus making the URL behavior smart and personalized for users.
  • Referrals: it's a ready-made platform to easily launch your refer and earn program, with all checks of fraud detection in place.
  • Social sharing: it offers various goats and cards for how a link will appear on various social media channels if shared, which is particularly helpful for marketing teams.
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Marchex
  • Marchex does exactly what you need it to do. It allows businesses to quickly and effectively create online and offline call-tracking numbers to measure marketing performance.
  • Marchex offers a variety of additional options, features, and capabilities outside of their core business model, which is call tracking. These business offerings appeal to smaller businesses, since they are primarily an enterprise-level call-tracking platform.
  • Marchex allows you to listen and mark phone calls based on whether or not they lead to a conversion, if you business has the time to manage this process, it is an effective way to determine which source/mediums are providing the highest inside-conversion rate.
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Cons
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Multiplayers redirection is important feature. In our marketing process for [our] Ace Tutor app https://www.acetutor.io, we have a referral reward campaign for which we want to aggregate clicks from lower level links to higher level links. For example, we created unique Branch Links for 10 marketing interns, and each intern wanted to create Branch Links for their own 10 delegates, the clicks of the Branch Links from these delegates would be automatically rolled up to the right intern's Branch Link, so we can make payment following the aggregation paths. Currently, Branch Links do not support this kind of multiplayer or multi-layer redirections.
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Marchex
  • Although customer support is only a phone call away, trouble shooting was not their strongest area. There was usually only one person who could help with technical support and getting past the gate keepers to talk to that person was not easy.
  • Salesmen were difficult to get in touch with. You think it would be easy to negotiate a contract to add more services but this proved to be a difficult task as well.
  • Online reporting could use improvement. If you wanted to sift through data you had to download a spreadsheet to manipulate the data. Very little beyond simple reporting could be accomplished on their platform.
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Likelihood to Renew
Branch Metrics, Inc.
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Marchex
We renew Marchex each year, we love it! It's a great investment. It's woven into a few of our products that we offer our clients so we wouldn't stop using it any time soon. The clients are big fans of it
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Usability
Branch Metrics, Inc.
It's very usable. Multiple teams in the company are using it, and it never takes more than 5 mins to explain to someone how to use this.
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Marchex
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Support Rating
Branch Metrics, Inc.
We have never had any issue with support response yet. In fact, they have a local POC in our city too, who routes the urgent matters to their escalation matrix.
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Marchex
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Alternatives Considered
Branch Metrics, Inc.
Branch's links are the most consistent in the mobile space. They work across desktop and mobile, where AppsFlyer and Deeplink's didn't consistently perform in both places. Branch's measurement is more consistent across all customer touch points as well, which gives our marketing and growth teams the answers they need without any struggle.
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Marchex
I love how easy it is to listen to calls, filter and export reports for clients. Super happy with the services that are provided for me!
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Return on Investment
Branch Metrics, Inc.
  • Branch had given a profound impact on the way our users share their content.
  • Users now have more easy access to content created.
  • Users feel more motivated in creating content because they know that it is easy to share and get their content in the eyes of the target public.
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Marchex
  • Quick and easy distribution of phone numbers with city specific area codes
  • Easy to set up after business hours and alternative forwarding numbers
  • It has been very helpful in showing clients how their staff answers the phone and where there is opportunity for more training
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