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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Crazy Egg is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability
  • Hotjar is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Crazy Egg

100%
27 Ratings
8.9

Hotjar

89%
82 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

Crazy Egg

85%
14 Ratings
5.1

Hotjar

51%
2 Ratings

Usability

10.0

Crazy Egg

100%
7 Ratings
9.6

Hotjar

96%
6 Ratings

Availability

7.1

Crazy Egg

71%
8 Ratings

Hotjar

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

2.0

Crazy Egg

20%
4 Ratings

Hotjar

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

5.0

Crazy Egg

50%
14 Ratings
9.6

Hotjar

96%
4 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

Crazy Egg

100%
1 Rating

Hotjar

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.2

Crazy Egg

92%
6 Ratings

Hotjar

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.8

Crazy Egg

98%
2 Ratings

Hotjar

N/A
0 Ratings

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 well suite for organizations that want to get a good glimpse into user behavior on their websites. The tool is easily installed through Google Tag Manager, and then users simply select which pages or paths they want the tool to analyze. After a few days, users can start seeing patterns develop, helping them understand what areas of the user journey flow they need to test out and improve. Hotjar is primarily for web-based experiences, not for mobile applications and other non-web digital applications.
Zach Ettelman | 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

  • Heat mapping is great on Hotjar. It is a good place to start when you are looking at the UX & CRO on your website. You can see the % of people clicking on elements on a page, how far they scroll, and mouse movements.
  • Hotjar is great for session recordings. These record the mouse movements, clicks, pages and scrolls of a user in video format. You can watch these to investigate what works well on a site and identify potential roadblocks and bugs.
  • Hotjar is great as it ensures that users details are anonymous; for instance, if you are watching a session recording, you cannot see what a user types in a form field, as Hotjar blanks this out.
  • Hotjar has a poll function, so you can have polls on your website.
Sarah O'Donnell | 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

  • Customization of in-page user surveys - Although it is a great tool to be able to publish and update user surveys that appear on our web page, the customization options (mostly UI) are somewhat limited, making the survey either stick out like a sore thumb, or look like an advertisement or error on our site. It would be great to get a little bit more control over how the survey appears on our site.
  • Honestly, I have not run into any other major examples I can detail where HotJar has not been able to do what I have needed it to do!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Crazy Egg

General

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

Starting Price

$24 per month

Crazy Egg Editions & Modules

Edition
Crazy Egg$24.001
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Hotjar

General

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

Starting Price

$0 2k pageviews/per day

Hotjar Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Plus39.002
Business$993
  1. 2k pageviews/per day
  2. 10k pageviews per day/per month
  3. 20k pageviews per day/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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 9.6
Based on 6 answers
So easy and simple to use! Straightforward anyone in the team is able to easily go in and set up anything in Hotjar. The UI is really simple. Whenever you give feedback to Hotjar they continously take on board the feedback and improve the tool.
Halima Satheya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 7.1
Based on 8 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
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 5.0
Based on 14 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

Hotjar 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Hotjar is a SaaS-based company, and as such has a good support service. Users can quickly submit support tickets through Hotjar's online portal. Enterprise customers get access to additional support members and have SLAs to support their larger, more complex needs. Overall, Hotjar is extremely reliable and I've never had to reach out to customer support.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Crazy Egg

Crazy Egg 9.2
Based on 6 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

To be honest, we have only tried Hotjar session recording. I know there are some alternatives but we haven't tried any of them. I think there are none as complete as Hotjar for what you pay (some do heatmaps, other video recording, other polls). And the thing is that all of that is done pretty decent on Hotjar, so I'm not looking for any alternative right now.
Santiago Valdés | 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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

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