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11 Ratings

Chartbeat

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Score 7.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Chartbeat is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Chartbeat

91%
54 Ratings
7.5

Decibel Insight

75%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Chartbeat

100%
5 Ratings
7.3

Decibel Insight

73%
1 Rating

Usability

8.7

Chartbeat

87%
45 Ratings

Decibel Insight

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Chartbeat

80%
11 Ratings

Decibel Insight

N/A
0 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

Decibel Insight

When we knew that there were some website issues, we were able to use Decibel Insights to really pinpoint the issue and then work on a fix. Again, if we are doing a CRO test then we could also use the tool for a similar reason. It is less suitable for complex websites or websites that are frequently changing, as a lot of support is required by the team and it takes a lot of admin to keep the Decibel Insights account working as effectively as it should.
Anonymous | 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

Decibel Insight

  • Heat mapping provides a great understanding of UI pain points/bugs
  • Integration with analytics tools (we use Adobe) brings in analytics analysis as well
  • Helps to understand the user journey and where dropoff is occurring
Anonymous | 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

Decibel Insight

  • Being able to create groups of segments would be useful.
  • The interface for selecting page types needs more options, it can be difficult to use if you have lots of similar pages.
  • Would be good if top level stats were presented in different ways, or in a more visual way (ie pie charts, graphs).
  • Generating reports - it would be nice if I could export charts and graphs instead of just CSV files.
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

Decibel Insight

General

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

Starting Price

$40 per month

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

Decibel Insight

Decibel Insight 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I've heard about some new features that are coming online soon to do with tracking forms. They also offer a lead tracking package that we haven't tried yet, but I'm keen to check out.
Anonymous | 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

Decibel Insight

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

Decibel Insight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Decibel Insight

I have used Hotjar before, and in comparison, the functionality and the abilities in Decibel Insights are so much more advanced. The only downside is the price difference between the two tools, but the adaptability and the customer support you get with Decibel Insights definitely make it a more manageable and long-term tool to integrate with your marketing activity.
Anonymous | 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

Decibel Insight

  • We have improved form fills, which has provided more sales leads
  • We have been able to tweak UI elements to make the site more navigable so that users want to spend more time on the site
  • We have been able to more quickly and efficiently identify bugs on our e-commerce pages, increasing order rates among users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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