What users are saying about
12 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
2655 Ratings
12 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 6.8 out of 100

Google Analytics

<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring#question3' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>Customer Verified: Read more.</a>
Top Rated
2655 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener noreferrer'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Commanders Act

If you need a single place where you can handle all the third party pixels, this is a well-suited platform. As well as if you want to keep the deployment independent from all other (and more complex) deployments driven by IT.If you need a pixel to be fired not just when the page loads, but based on user actions, you should use the events and that's pretty complex to handle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is suited for
  • Advanced marketers who have experience running both paid and organic advertising campaigns
  • Web developers and strategists who need rich insights of website user behavior and activity
  • UX & UI professionals to improve website navigation and custom tracking
Not Suited for
  • Entry-level marketing beginners (take courses and learn use-cases for Google Analytics before diving in headfirst because it can be very overwhelming
  • Not a 100% reliable source of social media conversion tracking. Use Facebook Ads Manager for reporting instead.
  • Be careful not to install tracking pixels more than once if you're using e-commerce in order to avoid the pixel double-firing resulting in inaccurate reporting
Sarah Hoffman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Commanders Act
7.0
Google Analytics
Role-based user permissions
Commanders Act
7.0
Google Analytics

Tag Management

Commanders Act
7.0
Google Analytics
Tag library
Commanders Act
9.0
Google Analytics
Tag variable mapping
Commanders Act
7.0
Google Analytics
Ease of writing custom tags
Commanders Act
8.0
Google Analytics
Rules-driven tag execution
Commanders Act
8.0
Google Analytics
Tag performance monitoring
Commanders Act
3.0
Google Analytics

Data Management & Integrity

Commanders Act
6.0
Google Analytics
Event tracking
Commanders Act
4.0
Google Analytics
Universal data layer
Commanders Act
8.0
Google Analytics
Automated error checking
Commanders Act
6.0
Google Analytics

Pros

Commanders Act

  • Creating new pixels is very easy, as well as organizing all of them, handling prioritization between different partners' pixels.
  • Defining the perimeters and constraints where the pixels need to be fired is a breeze.
  • Deploying the container and keeping track of all the modification is very well done.
  • The configuration of the deduplication rule is pretty flexible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics does the obvious thing really well: tracks user behavior around our website. But more specifically, it allows us to do some very complicated attribution to behavior, traffic sources and even specific campaigns or devices. Depending on the volume of traffic we are trying to analyze and the purpose, we can narrow things down EXTREMELY well and get a great story to use for data mining.
  • The eCommerce tracking with GA (Google Analytics) is hands down the best. Specifically, its attribution to traffic sources and matching with user behavior that is the best. I have yet to find another tool that can let me track traffic sources, split campaigns down to devices and track which inventory was purchased specifically from that campaign--especially if I am looking back at inventory purchased from a campaign (or in our case, people who signed up for Classes) I can tell all of that from GA.
  • You can use GA to track specific user accounts within a product, and differentiate user behavior within the product based on account roles. A lot of people don't know about this, but with the help of a developer you can leverage a TON of data including creating lookalike audiences that you can sync into AdWords and make your display campaigns highly targeted. Most people think this kind of feature is only available on Facebook ads--nope! :)
Seth Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Commanders Act

  • Reports. Tag Commander lacks in term of reports of what's happening. There is an additional module called Attribution Management System that gives you a lot of insights, but more basic reports to understand what has been fired will be useful.
  • Support. Tag Commander support is very low responsive. It took several days to have the first feedback and generally, it takes a lot of emails to get what you need.
  • Deduplication engine flexibility. The engine is there and it works pretty well, until you have a slightly different need. In that case you need to implement something custom in terms of implementation, reports, etc. A more flexible approach would be useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • I was bummed that they moved some of the functions (keyword data, etc.) over to Google Webmaster tools. (On the bright side, this has prompted me to become more familiar with Google Search Console.)
  • A lot of functions are right there. But it's hard to tell which functions are most important or what they offer.
  • Perhaps this is related to number 2, but the UX is fairly intimidating. All of these tools and subsets of tools are right in front of you, and it's difficult to understand what ones are the most important. A simpler, streamlined format might be a better approach.
Jonathan Miltimore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Commanders Act

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.5
Based on 49 answers
Having used Google Analytics for the last 9 years, I have no intention of discontinuing my service. Google Analytics is a fantastic product that provides me with almost everything I could wish for. The positives in this product outweigh any negatives that you might find. I can not think of a single reason to not immediately start using Google Analytics for your business.
Joshua Van Horsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Commanders Act

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.9
Based on 6 answers
Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
Victor Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Commanders Act

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.4
Based on 82 answers
Google provides this super product, but the best teaching for it comes from outside Google. That's absurd. I always felt insecure using the product. Our managers didn't rely on this product very much either, as the data would not necessarily reflect the success of the campaigns. It's so hard to use, despite it being a requirement for the SEO industry.
Kenny Madison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Commanders Act

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
Roy Morejon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Commanders Act

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 5.0
Based on 12 answers
Make sure to put the tracking code on every page. Ideally this would be part of a template or "include" so you can update the code on all pages (or at least within pages of the same category) at once.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Commanders Act

No answers on this topic

Google Analytics

Realistically, Google Analytics is in a class of its own. While there are competitors in the space, none are really worth mentioning in comparison. Analytics has every single tool a webmaster could need to effectively track website visitors' behaviors and origination, wrapped up in an extremely easy to use interface.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Commanders Act

  • It let us deploy new pixels/fixes to pixels independently from the IT deployment process.
  • It let us easily turn on/off and sort the pixel execution based on partners' priority, assuring better data tracking for more important partners.
  • It provides out of the box pixel implementation for tons of partners, but really often we need to rewrite the pixel from scratch as they're not up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Analytics

  • While very little in this world is truly free, the only real cost to using Google Analytics is time, from your PM's, your web admins, your engineers, your email admins, and QA analysts--but it is without a doubt time well spent.
  • Because you run the risk of paralysis by analysis, one must pick their battles with Google Analytics. If you go in with a clear, concise set of objectives, and a competent technical supporting cast, you will succeed.
  • On the reverse side of the same coin, if you come in without a purpose, you run the risk of getting bogged down in all of the information without immediate relevance, and you may just leave behind this treasure trove of invaluable analytics in search of said relevance.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Commanders Act

General

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

Google Analytics

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Commanders Act
7.0
Google Analytics
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
9.5

Usability

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
9.5

Support Rating

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
6.4

Online Training

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
10.0

Implementation Rating

Commanders Act
Google Analytics
5.0

Add comparison