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Likelihood to Recommend

Crazy Egg

+ I strongly believe that this tool helps when a firm has good user count (depends on business model) as most of these tools are data friends. More data - more valuable insights+ Best fit if someone who is looking for deeper insights of individual page- Not suggested for very fewer visits of a website. Suggested to improve better visit count
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar is suitable for tracking data. If you know a certain page isn't being visited on a site, Hotjar may provide extra insight into how many users are clicking CTAs to that page for instance. So Hotjar is a good tool to know the 'why' if something is going wrong on your website.Hotjar is less appropriate for use on its own; it should be used in conjunction with other data. This is because it can be unreliable. For instance, a heatmap may be unreliable if it hasn't rendered correctly.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Crazy Egg

  • Provides heatmaps that shows you the elements on your site that are and aren't performing well.
  • Provides scrollmaps so you can see how far down a page users are scrolling and which content never gets seen.
  • Screenshots show you how your website looks across a variety of different devices.
  • Provides a type of clickmap called confetti that enables you visualise clicks by segments - device, new/returning visitors, campaigns and other metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • User session video capture - HotJar allows us to conduct usability testing as if we were sitting behind a user, interacting with our web software. Although we don't get audio, we can see exactly how a user interacts and moves around our software. We can see clicks, mouse movements, time spent during any given activity, and more. And best of all, the video timeline gives us timestamps/markers where major interactions happened, allowing us to find those interactions quickly.
  • Hot spot heat maps - Just like any good analytics tool, HotJar provides great colored heat maps of how frequently users clicked/interacted on different parts of our web page. This gives us a quick, at-a-glance idea of what our users are focusing on.
  • Dynamic user surveys - Sometimes pure interaction data is not enough to get the info we need. Luckily, HotJar gives us the ability to create dynamically-driven surveys on our web app. These surveys can be change without needing to re-deploy our entire application - they can be updated through the HotJar tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Crazy Egg

  • The largest thing we've struggled with is the Optimizely integration. I've contacted customer service a few times to get it properly setup. Customer Service is always friendly and helpful; they provide clear steps to get it setup. Unfortunately despite clear instructions, they are tedious, and if not completed in the correct order, the integration with Optimizely does not work. My success rate with the integration is less than 55%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • The video recording feature is very slow to use. I know there is a very powerful process going on (saving your CSS and the DOM movements you make) but anyway it's slow to use.
  • Hotjar itself is heavy and has effects on your load times. This is a very important issue and I hope they're working on that.
  • Adding more segmentation would be nice. For example, being able to connect your API or more information to show relevant polls or feedback buttons to certain users. Aggregated info is hard to process.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 8.5
Based on 14 answers
It's a great tool considering how inexpensive it is. If used correctly and you have a plan for tracking your websites, this tool can make a world of a difference. If you are not going to sit down and take the time to make a plan for how to use this tool, I would say it is not worth your time. Yes, you can look at items on your website that need to be changed, but without a consistent plan, other important items that need changing can be lost in the mix. Make sure you have enough time and energy to invest in this and it will be well worth it
Amber Steinert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Even though the heat maps and user recordings were useful, our website was significantly slowed down after we installed Hotjar, so much so, that it took over a minute for our blog to load. The data that we gathered was not worth the length that it took our website to load.
Patrick Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 10.0
Based on 7 answers
I gave Crazy Egg an overall rating of 9 because of its easy to use dashboard, integration and useful tools. If I need to quickly setup a page test, I can add the URL to make a snapshot, start the test and sometimes walk away (until its complete). Crazy Egg allows you set when the test should conclude, which can be helpful if you need to manage monthly visitor usage. You can test on all devices or be specific (i.e. Mobile). I also gave it a 9 because I feel as though the software [Crazy Egg] could improve on its steps to integrate with the A/B testing tool, Optimizely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

Hotjar 7.0
Based on 2 answers
It has never taken me more than a few seconds to figure out how to do what I want to do. I hope the Hotjar team remains committed to keeping the software intuitive to use as they continue to add more capabilities!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 7.1
Based on 4 answers
It's slow to post data, and slow to get a snapshot to finally be active (i.e. not pending). Not intolerable, but would be nice to see data within a couple hours. Often have to wait to the next day.
Chris Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

No score
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Support

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 5.4
Based on 7 answers
I think support is an area where Crazy Egg is lacking. I would love to have a quarterly check-in with a Crazy Egg rep to understand what kinds of changes have been made to the platform and what is on the horizon. I also think a quick consulting sessions with a rep could be extremely beneficial, as I'm sure there are ways to use the tool that we haven't even thought about yet that would be extremely insightful for our team.
Meredith Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

No score
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Online Training

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Crazy Egg is the best CRO and LPO tool for performance marketers who have a limited budget!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

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Implementation

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 9.2
Based on 3 answers
It is simple. JavaScript code needs to be added to any pages where you want to run tests. That's it.
Ben Alvord | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

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Alternatives Considered

Crazy Egg

It is very simple to use, everything from setting up to seeing the results. You can easily export everything into a JPG or PDF and share it with clients. CrazyEgg is also more value oriented with a lower price point.
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

No other solution offers the full suite of visitor recording, heatmapping and scroll mapping, polls, surveys, and funnel tracking at such a reasonable price point. Every other solution compromises either on features or price, with many sacrificing on both - fewer features and higher cost. Additionally, Hotjar's support is exceptional in comparison to alternatives, ferreting out bugs and recommending solutions for specific isolated issues on live chat or within 24 hours via email.
J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 9.8
Based on 2 answers
Its reliability (not scaleability, as the question asks for, sorry) is pretty good but through our testing we know that some clicks do not get recorded. It doesn't bother us a lot because we look at the aggregate of thousands of visits, but we do know it misses things.As for scaleability, it's about right. You really don't want zillions of clicks per snapshot - the screen just turns to 100% dots and you lose the ability to differentiate different screen areas. We find that 25,000 clicks for a page gives us a really good view.
Chris Grant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

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Return on Investment

Crazy Egg

  • Helped us increase blog ad clicks by a huge % (I wish I remember the exact percentage, but I believe it was 300%+ or something close to there).
  • Helped us make data-driven decisions on how to update and design our website.
  • Allows us to easily A/B test changes on website and measure data-driven results.
Aaron Treguboff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Hotjar

  • User Testing Alternative - Instead of hiring UX testers, we can leverage our actual customers to determine how they use our website. This has helped frame website redesign discussions on several occasions.
  • Landing Page Design - We've designed our landing pages based on user feedback from heatmaps we've gathered from Hotjar. Understanding where to place CTAs and other pieces based on user interaction has helped us streamline our landing page design.
  • Device Usage - Part of the data provided by Hotjar includes which device a user is visiting from. This helps us understand how mobile users work differently than desktop users.
Sasha Fritzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crazy Egg

General

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

Crazy Egg Editions & Modules

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Hotjar

General

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

Hotjar Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Pro$292
Business$893
  1. 2k pageviews per day
  2. per month; 10k pageviews per day
  3. per month; 20k pageviews per day
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