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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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Chartbeat
VWO
7.5
a/b experiment testing
Chartbeat
VWO
8.2
Split URL testing
Chartbeat
VWO
9.1
Multivariate testing
Chartbeat
VWO
7.8
Multi-page/funnel testing
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Cross-browser testing
Chartbeat
VWO
8.2
Test significance
Chartbeat
VWO
7.3
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Chartbeat
VWO
7.3
Advanced code editor
Chartbeat
VWO
9.1
Visitor recordings
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Preview mode
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Test duration calculator
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Chartbeat
VWO
8.2
Standard visitor segmentation
Chartbeat
VWO
9.1
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Chartbeat
VWO
7.3
Traffic allocation control
Chartbeat
VWO
9.1
Website personalization
Chartbeat
VWO
7.3

Results and Analysis

Chartbeat
VWO
7.0
Heatmap tool
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Click analytics
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Scroll maps
Chartbeat
VWO
6.4
Conversion tracking
Chartbeat
VWO
8.2
Goal tracking
Chartbeat
VWO
8.2
Test reporting
Chartbeat
VWO
7.3
Results segmentation
Chartbeat
VWO
5.5
Experiments results dashboard
Chartbeat
VWO
8.2

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

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

  • 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

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

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 8.1
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

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 3 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 1 answer
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 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

VWO

VWO 9.1
Based on 4 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 3 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

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

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

  • 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

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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Pricing Details

Chartbeat

General

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

Chartbeat Editions & Modules

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VWO

General

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

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
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