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Chartbeat

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Testing and Experimentation

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.2

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    92%
    Google Content Experiments (discontinued) ranks higher in 19/19 features

    a/b experiment testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Split URL testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multivariate testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multi-page/funnel testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Cross-browser testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Mobile app testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Test significance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Visual / WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Advanced code editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Page surveys

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Visitor recordings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Preview mode

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Test duration calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Experiment scheduler

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Experiment workflow and approval

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Dynamic experiment activation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Client-side tests

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Server-side tests

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Mutually exclusive tests

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Audience Segmentation & Targeting

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    100%
    Google Content Experiments (discontinued) ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Standard visitor segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Behavioral visitor segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Traffic allocation control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Website personalization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Results and Analysis

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.9

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    99%
    Google Content Experiments (discontinued) ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Click analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Form fill analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Conversion tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Goal tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Test reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Results segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    CSV export

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Experiments results dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Chartbeat is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Chartbeat and Google Content Experiments (discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Chartbeat

    91%
    54 Ratings
    9.0

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    90%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Chartbeat

    100%
    5 Ratings
    7.5

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    75%
    10 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    Chartbeat

    87%
    45 Ratings

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Chartbeat

    80%
    11 Ratings
    8.0

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Chartbeat

    If you are looking for a tool that tracks traffic, content performance, author performance, and reader retention with a relatively simple interface and gleaming graphics then this is for you. Trickier things like report generation are made much more seamless now, and except for some friction in the sidebar navigation –– I find it to be a pretty flawless tool that I would recommend to friends or others in the media field. It's just a basic necessity to understand content these days, so Chartbeat is a great tool at that!
    Kaley Roshitsh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    Do you already have Google Analytics? If so content experiments is a good, free, starting point to dip your toes in A/B testing. Do you need to run Multivariate experiments? If so, Google Content Experiments is not going to fit your needs.
    Salvatore Polizzi McDonagh | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Chartbeat

    • Provides easy at-a-glance look at what people are reading right now
    • Heads-up Display allows you to make sure the homepage is showing the content people want to read
    • Headline testing tool provides fascinating insight into what makes people read a story and improves headline-writing ability
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    • Quick and easy to create and set up experiments
    • Results are presented in a way that is familiar and easy for any Google Analytics user to understand. So is great for beginners to conversion testing
    • Already integrated into Google Analytics and can measure results against your existing conversion goals
    • Allows nine possible variants to be A/B tested
    • Features more than one testing methodology, Bayesian (Multi-Armed Bandit,) and Full Factorial
    • Allows the user to select one of three possible confidence thresholds to ensure that experiment results are robust
    • Great value, it is free!
    John Mills | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Chartbeat

    • Source of traffic needs improvement. Search and social make sense, but "internal" and "links" is a grey area. It would be helpful to define those with an organization and provide an information icon so users can easily remember what each of those buckets is tracking.
    • More ways to customize the real-time board. For example, with video content, that's great that I can see a user has started a video, but what is the completion rate, was that only on O&O or can that track Facebook, too?
    • Would like to see demo (age) information included as a way to slice the data so I can see what's working with my older and younger demo.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    • Their documentation is not the best and it's quite a steep learning curve.
    • They also don't tell you particularly well what sorts of things you should be testing.
    • Compared to other suppliers of A/B testing tools- it needs a simpler interface. Optimize is starting to answer that - but is still quite Beta-like.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Chartbeat

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Chartbeat

    Chartbeat 10.0
    Based on 5 answers
    I gave Chartbeat a 5 for a renewal rating, because, while it delivers clear and understandable content, Google Analytics also provides many of the same features for free. For a small to medium website, I believe it would be more cost effective to use Google Analytics. A website with a high amount of traffic, however, could merit spending the money on Chartbeat to maximize their potential.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued) 7.5
    Based on 10 answers
    Content Experiments just makes it is simple and easy to implement A|B tests. We will be evaluating other tools in search of a more robust system for multivariate and cross-page testing, such as Optimizely or Visual Website Optimizer. However, for basic testing, you can't really beat it.
    Jenny DeGraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Chartbeat

    Chartbeat 8.7
    Based on 45 answers
    It's easy to use and understand, which can't be said for all data-tracking sites that I've used in the past. It's easy for me to navigate and I didn't need to Google anything in order to find what I needed
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Chartbeat

    Chartbeat 8.0
    Based on 11 answers
    I have had limited experience of support for Chartbeat but whenever I have needed help it has been there. Recently there was an issue of seeing different forms of data in real time - app and otherwise effectively, and the issue was being clearly dealt with and communicated back to us.
    Graeme Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued) 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    Using the free tool, overall "live support" is limited. However, there are plenty of online resources to get started. If you need handheld support, it is best to upgrade the service or hire a developer through one of Google's partner agencies. There could be more support for understanding what makes a test useful or not.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Chartbeat

    Chartbeat really remains the gold standard in the tracking, measurement and display of realtime engagement metrics. If your site has sufficient audience benefit from immediate changes in content programming, display and design, it's a great tool with a highly refined and intuitive user experience. Plus, it's API allows for broad integration.
    Kurt Gessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    Google Website Optimizer was a better product but has been discontinued. We have also used Test and Target , which has more features but we have been doing fine with Google Content Experiments. Most testing situations can be handled with Google Content Experiments.
    Mark Castaldo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Chartbeat

    • I do not have access to the financial arrangements in place, but I would view Chartbeat as a key tool for the company with significant advantages over other analytical software.
    • Continued enhancement of the product, for instance picture previewer, would provide additional value to the service.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google Content Experiments (discontinued)

    • CE has made efficient time use easy and fool-proof when it comes to learning the software
    • Because it integrates with other Google programs there is a benefit to track with Google Analytics
    • The learning curve can create initiate time investment that may go beyond what companies are willing to dedicate.
    David Jackiewicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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