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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Testing and Experimentation

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    VWO

    76%
    VWO ranks higher in 11/11 features

    a/b experiment testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Split URL testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Multivariate testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings

    Multi-page/funnel testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    2 Ratings

    Cross-browser testing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Test significance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Visual / WYSIWYG editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Advanced code editor

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Visitor recordings

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Preview mode

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Test duration calculator

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Audience Segmentation & Targeting

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    VWO

    82%
    VWO ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Standard visitor segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Behavioral visitor segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Traffic allocation control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Website personalization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Results and Analysis

    Chartbeat

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    VWO

    70%
    VWO ranks higher in 8/8 features

    Heatmap tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Click analytics

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Scroll maps

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Conversion tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Goal tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Test reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Results segmentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5
    55%
    1 Rating

    Experiments results dashboard

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Chartbeat is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
    • VWO is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Chartbeat

    91%
    54 Ratings
    8.5

    VWO

    85%
    105 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    Chartbeat

    100%
    5 Ratings
    8.7

    VWO

    87%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    Chartbeat

    87%
    45 Ratings
    8.2

    VWO

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Availability

    Chartbeat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    VWO

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Performance

    Chartbeat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    VWO

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Chartbeat

    80%
    11 Ratings
    9.1

    VWO

    91%
    8 Ratings

    Online Training

    Chartbeat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    VWO

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Chartbeat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    VWO

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Chartbeat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    VWO

    82%
    1 Rating

    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

    VWO

    Our marketing team does a lot of creative testing around messaging and imagery. VWO is well suited for this type of testing and can yield great results if you define your conversion goals correctly. However, when we have tried to do more substantial/advanced changes through VWO (such as re-positioning content or modifying elements in a form), we have had some challenges and not been able to get the desired tests working correctly.
    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

    VWO

    • VWO has a strong support team willing to help provide answers to questions during the setup process. During setup, we had some questions regarding implementation across a significant number of sites and they were able to ease dev team concerns and provide detailed best practices to streamline integration.
    • Some of the initial results of a few of the initial tests raised some questions internally. We setup a call and were able to quickly address the questions and find some opportunities to leverage moving forward.
    • I discovered a bug within the UI that lead to some questions internally. I was able to report it and the problem was fixed rather quickly and their team followed up with a thank you for reporting it and to report the issue was now resolved.
    Kevin McLallen | 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

    VWO

    • The user interface within VWO does take a bit of time to get used to, especially as it pertains to switching back and forth between tests. When running multiple experiments on a site at a time, a clear and succinct dashboard for everything in one place would be helpful (as opposed to needing to switch between A/B, multivariate, etc).
    Joseph Collins | 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

    Chartbeat Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    VWO

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $49 per month

    VWO Editions & Modules

    Edition
    TESTINGGet a Demo1
    CONVERSION OPTIMIZATIONGet a Demo2
    ENTERPRISEGet a Demo3
    Subscription$99.004
    1. The classic VWO A/B testing solution
    2. The all-in-one platform for all your optimization needs
    3. Customized solution with advanced AB testing and conversion optimization capabilities
    4. per month
    Additional Pricing Details

    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

    VWO

    VWO 8.7
    Based on 20 answers
    It's great value and we think we've ironed out all the major teething troubles. However, if we experience any more bugs or problems that significantly slow us down then we're seriously considering switching to Optimizely, which I haven't personally tested but have heard great things about from my CRO peers
    Tom Kerwin | 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

    VWO

    VWO 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    I gave Visual Website Optimizer a rating of 8 because it is overall a great product to use. Setting up and keeping track of various tests is easy and straight forward. The only reason why this product is not rated higher is because the support documents online leave a lot of room for improvement.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Chartbeat

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VWO

    VWO 9.1
    Based on 6 answers
    I have not experienced an application error or unplanned outage with VWO.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Performance

    Chartbeat

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VWO

    VWO 8.2
    Based on 2 answers
    VWO doesn't appear to slow down our website at all, though some customers with adblockers like UBlock Origin have been known to not see entire pages if VWO is making changes to the page at a macro level (background, font, etc). This is rare though.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    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

    VWO

    VWO 9.1
    Based on 8 answers
    While their online document support is lacking a simple email to their support team will almost always get responded to the next day. It has however taken more than one email to explain the problem to the support team till they understood the problem. The solution I was given also only half fixed the problem the rest I figured out on my own.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    Chartbeat

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VWO

    VWO 6.4
    Based on 1 answer
    Training was good, just limited to the onboarding process. They walked through all of the steps it takes to get started in VWO and each of the modules, along with giving us ideas for starting our first test. I feel like it could be better if there was a guided process within the VWO program to continue to educate you along the way, and a way to turn that off for experienced users.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Chartbeat

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VWO

    VWO 9.1
    Based on 6 answers
    Overall, the implementation of VWO is straightforward. If you've got a straightforward way of deploying code to all of your test pages, either a good CMS or a TMS, then implementation should be a breeze. There is no tweaking to be done to the code itself, and once deployed it has the flexibility to cope with different VWO modules (tracking, conversion analysis, session analysis) without modification.
    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

    VWO

    I used Google Optimize when it had just launched. It was therefore not yet a competitor to VWO. I haven't used it in roughly half a year time, so a lot has probably changed.I still use Hotjar for certain features that VWO offers, but which I think function better in Hotjar. I for instance prefer the Hotjar heatmaps, because I can elect to ignore certain elements on the webpage, such as a cookie consent pop up. A simple difference which makes me like Hotjar recordings more is that I can view a recording and click next, rather than going back to the overview and selecting the next recording.
    Michel Zurkirchen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Chartbeat

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    VWO

    VWO 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    The product seems infinitely scalable for our needs (small business) and we've never had any issue with loading VWO-edited elements. I will say, though, that online customers with ad blockers have been known to not see certain VWO elements as their third-party scripts are disabled.
    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

    VWO

    • The ability to offer a CRO service is greatly enhanced by VWO, as it allows us to run tests for clients
    • The editor means to some extent we don't need much developer resource to run the tests, lowering costs of doing so
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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