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113 Ratings

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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Chartbeat

It's a great tool for media or market-facing sites that get enough customer traffic to benefit from realtime changes in headlines, design or display. However, small sites that don't get enough traffic to benefit from realtime changes in headlines, design or display probably can't justify the cost of the product.
Kurt Gessler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

The scenarios where a tag management solution is appropriate are:
  • Your marketing team needs to move faster on actionable data than your IT team can deploy tags.
  • You want to give your marketing team the power and responsibility of managing and deploying analytics tags.
  • Vendor tags are interfering with site performance or uptime and you wish to have an easy "off" switch.
One key question to ask is: "Do I need assistance with the technical implementation of the data layer?". And if you do, "how much assistance?". Another question is "does our marketing team need direction on a data layer or tagging strategy?" Tealium excels at these areas because of their excellent support before, during, and after implementation.
David Gailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.8
Role-based user permissions
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.8

Tag Management

Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
7.8
Tag library
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.6
Tag variable mapping
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.5
Ease of writing custom tags
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
6.9
Rules-driven tag execution
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
7.7
Tag performance monitoring
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
6.9
Improved page load times
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
6.5
Mobile app tagging
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.2
Library of JavaScript extensions
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.7

Data Management & Integrity

Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.9
Event tracking
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
9.0
Mobile event tracking
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
9.2
Data distribution management
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
9.0
Universal data layer
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
9.1
Automated error checking
Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
8.5

Pros

Chartbeat

  • Instant insight for newsrooms: What are readers reading, on what platform, how long are they staying?
  • Headline testing: Allows us to try multiple versions of the 'sell' for the story to understand what interests different sorts of readers
  • Segmentation of audience: Allows us to understand not only where readers come from (search, social, direct, etc.) but also how loyal they are and how long they stay
  • Proper engagement time: Too often our industry obsesses on dwell time, but Chartbeat's active engaged time gives us a true sense of how long we really engage people for
  • Simple actions: For example, the Chartbeat overlay tells us where people on average leave a story, so it helps us take actions quickly
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • Allows us to stay nimble and focus on limited developer resources to other more critical development tasks.
  • By have the flexibility to add, but also to remove tags easily, you can ensure your site speed doesn't suffer from forgotten tags still on the site.
Kelly Saux | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Chartbeat

  • The service could be broken down to provide page view figures for individual tags on our website metadata
  • The dashboard for each day could offer more detail on performance compared to previous days/last week - how many people viewed articles of the same topic in a similar time period
Andrew Topping | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • Tealium iQ can be an intimidating solution to understand and use. So, it is highly valuable to have walkthroughs and setup wizards that reduce that barrier of entry to the solution.
  • Communicating out the latest changes and ways to leverage them is a constant challenge for Tealium given the rapid release of features. Making sure this messaging is clear by leveraging a mobile Tealium Customer Application like that used for Digital Velocity to communicate out the latest and greatest changes may be an opportunity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 9.6
Based on 14 answers
Tealium continues to impress us with their focus on innovation and continuous improvement. Their support team makes use feel as though we are their one and only client. They exceed our expectations from both a product and people perspective, so we have no reason to look elsewhere!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Chartbeat

Chartbeat 8.1
Based on 22 answers
[Charbeat is] really user friendly both on desktop and mobile. In terms of being able to extract live data, it has been transformational. We are able to make live content decisions backed up by research from platforms which is relevant at the time of publication. The app makes it possible for me to stay in touch with performance when I am not working.
Graeme Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Tealium is very straight forward and transparent in its tool interface. It does a good job of providing information and resources around every function of the tool. This allows a user to be comforted knowing there is a wealth of information surrounding any specific action in the tool for a user to rely on
David Campanella | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Great user interface. Easy to use. Very responsive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Chartbeat

Chartbeat 7.9
Based on 11 answers
Support seems to be solid although there does not appear to be regional (ie. UK) support. One support enquiry I requested asking for an improvement to the interface was however, dealt with promptly and very helpfully and this surprised me a little as it was a UK request to a US support service
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Our AM is the best part of our Tealium relationship. He's well aware of our sites and KPIs, responsive, and always goes the extra mile to help.
Jeremy Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Chartbeat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Tealium iQ

Tealium iQ 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation had some bumps in the road and it was new for all of us, but for the most part, it was easier than many other implementations we've done with other technologies.
Jeremy Myers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Chartbeat

Larger analytics suites like Google Analytics and Omniture simply do not provide the kind of real-time data that Chartbeat does. I have used Parse.ly which has some interesting real-time features as well; I would say Parse.ly is similar in terms of ease of use, though Chartbeat does give you the feeling of using a best-in-class product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

Tealium is the only tag management system I've personally used, but it's way better than our websites' former tagging systems (autotagging or WebTrends) because it gives us the flexibility to rename key/value pairs so our data is intuitive and easily understandable for an end user.
Courtney Craig | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Chartbeat

  • The most positive impact is that it gives us realtime outage emails — faster than our server provider does. So we know within seconds if one of our sites is down. This has proven an invaluable part of Chartbeat
  • Another great feature of Chartbeat is the multiple sites dashboard, so I can see traffic to all my sites at once.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tealium iQ

  • We haven't recognized all of the benefits yet, since we're still working on implementation, but our last set of tags deployed (Quantcast, Criteo) were quite painful to implement. Once we get our Tealium data layer properly implemented, we're looking forward to the day where we can deploy a new tag for a display vendor with a few clicks.
  • Just having a paid option is a nice improvement over Google's free product, which means support is non-existent. Our business is at the point where paying for support is preferable to free product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Chartbeat

General

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

Tealium iQ

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Chartbeat
8.1
Tealium iQ
7.6

Likelihood to Renew

Chartbeat
10.0
Tealium iQ
9.6

Usability

Chartbeat
8.1
Tealium iQ
9.0

Performance

Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
9.0

Support Rating

Chartbeat
7.9
Tealium iQ
10.0

Implementation Rating

Chartbeat
Tealium iQ
7.0

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