Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Chartbeat
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Chartbeat delivers real-time analytics, insights, and transformative tools for content teams around the world, to help improve audience engagement, inform editorial decisions, and increase loyalty.N/A
GoSquared
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
GoSquared provides real-time website analytics to sites of all sizes. The real-time dashboard displays website analytics on an individual visitor basis. The Now App displays concurrent analysis (the visitors who are on your site right now) of your site performance. The Trends App displays historical, trends and comparison analysis on real-time data. You don't have to wait 4 - 24 hours in order to compare todays current performance against last years. The Ecommerce App displays the same freshness…
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Per Month [Unlimited Users]
Pricing
ChartbeatGoSquared
Editions & Modules
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GoSquared Free - Access to the Now and Trends realtime web analytics dashboard.
$0
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
GoSquared Analytics - Everything included in free plus premium analytics features.
$29
Per Month [Unlimited Users]
GoSquared Suite - The most popular GoSquared plan, full access to our real time analytics dashboards, intelligent live chat and customer data hub.
$79
Month [Unlimited Users]
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ChartbeatGoSquared
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsChartbeat pricing is based on monthly site page views. Discounts are applied to multi-year contracts. The Basic Plan includes the Real-time Dashboard, Historical Dashboard, Heads Up Display, Reports, Big Board, iOS and Android app, and Real-time API endpoints. The Plus Plan includes all of the Basic Plan features, plus ONE of the following Premium features: Headline Testing, Advanced Queries, or Multi-Site View. The Premium Plan includes all of the Basic Plan features, plus ALL Premium features: Headline Testing, Advanced Queries, Multi-Site View, and enterprise-level support and custom trainings.GoSquared Free, track up to 1000 pageviews a month. GoSquared Analytics, track up to 100k pageviews a month with pricing starting at £29/month. GoSquared Suite, track up to 100k pageviews a month with pricing starting at £79/month.
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Community Pulse
ChartbeatGoSquared
Considered Both Products
Chartbeat

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GoSquared
Chose GoSquared
  • Gaug.es - Easy to read data, but pretty limited information.
  • Chartbeat - Too expensive for the number of websites we needed to track.
Top Pros
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Features
ChartbeatGoSquared
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Chartbeat
7.6
11 Ratings
2% below category average
GoSquared
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Ratings
Lead Conversion Tracking6.45 Ratings00 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting7.710 Ratings00 Ratings
Pageview Tracking8.510 Ratings00 Ratings
Event Tracking5.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Reporting in real-time8.910 Ratings00 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking8.310 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards6.88 Ratings00 Ratings
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Small Businesses
StatCounter
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Score 9.0 out of 10
StatCounter
StatCounter
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Siteimprove
Siteimprove
Score 8.9 out of 10
Siteimprove
Siteimprove
Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
Contentsquare
Contentsquare
Score 8.8 out of 10
Contentsquare
Contentsquare
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
ChartbeatGoSquared
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(65 ratings)
9.0
(15 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(9 ratings)
7.7
(12 ratings)
Usability
8.9
(56 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(10 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
ChartbeatGoSquared
Likelihood to Recommend
Chartbeat
The main point of benefit is the realtime data. This is vital to our team as we are publishing a lot of content per day, so we have a busy homepage to manage and it's important to know which content is performing well. We also like to get an understanding as quickly as possible - which Chartbeat offers - of where traffic is coming from. Often we will see an example where a page is getting high traffic from Google, for example, and we know that might not need to be placed so prominently on the homepage because the traffic is arriving to us externally anyway. Without that depth of understanding what is performing best and why - updated immediately, unlike in Google Analytics now - our homepage would not be as well optimised for users coming to us direct
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GoSquared
1) Maintaining customer relationships - GS just makes it so easy to respond to our users who use our product more from a tactical point of view 2) Onboarding - I think it's more or less an extension of the first point above but GS does make it easy for us to onboard new clients who are sort of beginners.
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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
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GoSquared
  • Provides real-time statistics and trends which is invaluable to representative to establish solid connections with our customers
  • Allows us to see current trends and product engagement. Also allows us to compare unique visitor counts with relevant dates.
  • You can go big as you need, and pay as you need with instantly upgradable and affordable plans.
  • Customizable dashboard is a great add-on for representatives to remove screen clutter and have clean information
  • You can always directly communicate with your customers by integrating another component to your site.
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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.
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GoSquared
  • CloudFlare integration is spotty - stats in Cloudflare (tracks also Javascript off visits) and GoSquared stats are often significantly at odds
  • Notifications don't seem to work very well
  • Dashboard likes to re-set itself even when it was arranged & saved previously
  • Weekly/ Monthly/ Yearly absolute numbers
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Likelihood to Renew
Chartbeat
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.
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GoSquared
Not only does the GoSquared application work well, the GoSquared team is constantly making improvements. When I first started using GoSquared, they only offered daily reporting -- now they offer the weekly and monthly feature per popular request. I like that they are always updating the look and feel of the website and emails they send to maintain a modern look. GoSquared is easy to implement and easy to use!
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Usability
Chartbeat
I am able to "set it and forget it," keeping it up on my monitor for either constant checking or just keeping an eye on the numbers during the day. I'm also able to keep track of what times are perfect to post a story and which stories rack up the most traffic.
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GoSquared
GoSquared makes it easy to get started, providing everything you need to integrate the code into your site and start seeing and analyzing data
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Support Rating
Chartbeat
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.
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GoSquared
The GoSquared team has always gone above and beyond to create the best analytics platform and provide top notch
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Alternatives Considered
Chartbeat
Omnilytics is more robust, detailed, and catered for an intermediate media user, while I think Chartbeat is a more user-friendly and beginner-oriented piece of technology. That being said, there is an impressive amount of lift for Chartbeat, and it's evident that simplicity is the key to using a software daily (which is absolutely the point in the content world).
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GoSquared
Google Analytics is massively bloated and can be difficult to configure, navigate and understand. While GoSquared doesn't provide the feature set that Google Analytics does it focuses on providing the best experience for the features it does offer. If you just want to know who is visiting your website and when then GoSquared is a simple way of tracing this information.
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Return on Investment
Chartbeat
  • It has helped us save time in report generation and performance analysis.
  • By helping us evaluate our contributors, we're able to get our money's worth.
  • Seeing our numbers on the Big Board fosters healthy competition among brands, motivating us to distribute our stories better.
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GoSquared
  • GoSquared helps us to react quickly to high volumes of traffic, and allows us to identify very quickly how engaging our content is
  • Using browser specs helps us to ensure our websites are compatible with as many of our customers as possible, rather than relying on generic global stats
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ScreenShots

Chartbeat Screenshots

Screenshot of Big Board: For newsrooms, the leaderboard-style visualization shows the  top stories on the biggest screen.Screenshot of Real-time dashboard: Displays how an audience is connecting with content in the moment – across platforms, channels, and devices.Screenshot of Historical Dashboard: To assess content performance, KPIs, and valuable trends over the long term.Screenshot of Heads Up Display: Shows which homepage articles are the top performers, how stories are trending up or down in traffic, and how far visitors are scrolling down the page.Screenshot of Video Dashboard: Reveals how video content captures viewer attention.Screenshot of Conversion Dashboard: Track conversion metrics and insights.

GoSquared Screenshots

Screenshot of Now Dashboard. What's happening on your website right now – in real timeScreenshot of Trends Dashboard. The simple, curated real time analytics reporting dashboard.Screenshot of GoSquared Profiles. A true view of all of your leads browsing behaviour, from the moment they landed on your website.Screenshot of GoSquared Customer Data Hub. Segment your leads based on their web behaviour and trigger real time marketing automation.Screenshot of GoSquared. Capture more leads and communicate with site visitors with intelligent live chat.