Crazy Egg vs. VWO

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Crazy Egg
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Crazy Egg is a heat map web analytics product.
$24
per month
VWO
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
VWO is an A/B testing and conversion optimization platform that enables growing businesses to conduct qualitative and quantitative visitor research, build an experimentation roadmap and run continuous experiments on their digital properties. With its 5 capabilities Plan, Track, Test, Analyze, and Target, it brings the entire CRO (conversion rate optimization) process at one place. VWO helps online businesses follow the process- and data-driven conversion…
$49
per month
Pricing
Crazy EggVWO
Editions & Modules
Crazy Egg
$24.00
per month
Subscription
$99.00
per month
TESTING
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The classic VWO A/B testing solution
CONVERSION OPTIMIZATION
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The all-in-one platform for all your optimization needs
ENTERPRISE
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Customized solution with advanced AB testing and conversion optimization capabilities
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Crazy EggVWO
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Crazy EggVWO
Considered Both Products
Crazy Egg

No answer on this topic

VWO
Chose VWO
VWO is better in price for sure, and I would say it has much better functionality than Crazy Egg. Optimizely is more expensive than the two and I think its UI is much better than VWO. However, I think you get the same with VWO that you do with Optimizely. Once VWO catches up in …
Chose VWO
A unified tool where all data points are shared across the different features is a much-preferred option.
Chose VWO
I don't remember exactly why we ended up with VWO instead of Optimizely, both had quite similar feature list.
Chose VWO
The key aspect in the decision to switch to VWO was the integration of all the features as a single unified resource and platform.

The competitors are very good at what they do (did back then) but required moving insight and understanding from one platform to the other.
Chose VWO
VWO has a similar toolkit of features to Optimizely, although in almost every respect Optimizely is a more mature offering. VWO is catching up, which is visible through the addition of SmartStats (to compete with Optimizely's Stats Engine) and acquisitions like Navilytics. Optim…
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Features
Crazy EggVWO
Testing and Experimentation
Comparison of Testing and Experimentation features of Product A and Product B
Crazy Egg
-
Ratings
VWO
7.6
8 Ratings
9% below category average
a/b experiment testing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Split URL testing00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Multivariate testing00 Ratings8.88 Ratings
Multi-page/funnel testing00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Cross-browser testing00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Test significance00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Visual / WYSIWYG editor00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Advanced code editor00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Visitor recordings00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Preview mode00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Test duration calculator00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Audience Segmentation & Targeting
Comparison of Audience Segmentation & Targeting features of Product A and Product B
Crazy Egg
-
Ratings
VWO
8.2
1 Ratings
6% below category average
Standard visitor segmentation00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Behavioral visitor segmentation00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Traffic allocation control00 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Website personalization00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Results and Analysis
Comparison of Results and Analysis features of Product A and Product B
Crazy Egg
-
Ratings
VWO
7.0
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Heatmap tool00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Click analytics00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Scroll maps00 Ratings6.41 Ratings
Conversion tracking00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Goal tracking00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Test reporting00 Ratings7.31 Ratings
Results segmentation00 Ratings5.51 Ratings
Experiments results dashboard00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
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User Ratings
Crazy EggVWO
Likelihood to Recommend
7.3
(34 ratings)
8.5
(105 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(14 ratings)
8.7
(20 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(8 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
7.1
(4 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Performance
2.0
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(7 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.2
(3 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
3.6
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Crazy EggVWO
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
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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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.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
  • 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.
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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%.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
  • 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).
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Likelihood to Renew
Crazy Egg
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
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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
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Usability
Crazy Egg
It's not clear what features there are. The navigation icon is not labeled. It's hard to know where to start when you're first logging in as a first-time user. It's hard to know how to set up anything and there aren't many helpful tutorials in-product. I don't want to be kicked out of a help center or read the documentation.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Crazy Egg
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.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
I have not experienced an application error or unplanned outage with VWO.
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Performance
Crazy Egg
No answers on this topic
Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Support Rating
Crazy Egg
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.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Online Training
Crazy Egg
Crazy Egg is the best CRO and LPO tool for performance marketers who have a limited budget!
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Implementation Rating
Crazy Egg
It is simple. JavaScript code needs to be added to any pages where you want to run tests. That's it.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Crazy Egg
Hotjar is more expensive than Crazy Eggs, and we needed a tool to fit the budget for small comp. With more time, we could have tested it deeply also to have a better opinion, it seems to be great too
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Scalability
Crazy Egg
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.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
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.
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Return on Investment
Crazy Egg
  • Very Positive impact on ROI as it pointed towards some specific flaws of the website. These flaws were removed on a regular basis.
  • It constantly helps finetune our website to the requirements of the users. This helps in boosting our business development efforts.
  • It helps us to remove or modify the least visited sections of the website. Thus removing the limitations that hamper our growth.
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Wingify Pvt Ltd
  • 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
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