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Hotjar

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Likelihood to Recommend

Decibel Insight

It doesn't replace traditional analytics tools like Google Analytics, but works best alongside them. Google Analytics is ideal for number crunching and stats, but it can't tell you why the stats are they way they are. DI helps answer those questions, it does things that Google can't do - showing information about clicks or scrolling on a specific page, and showing how much each page element contributes to your bottom line. The user playback tool is very very useful. In combination with the interaction maps, it's a great way to highlight key site issues quickly, and develop strategies of dealing with them.
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

Decibel Insight

  • Easy and intuitive. The interface isn't overly complex.
  • Information is presented clearly.
  • Easy to find the information I'm looking for. Again, this is due to the simplicity.
  • The user playback tool is very powerful. It's like a video recording of where the client goes throughout the site.
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

Decibel Insight

  • Being able to create groups of segments would be useful.
  • The interface for selecting page types needs more options, it can be difficult to use if you have lots of similar pages.
  • Would be good if top level stats were presented in different ways, or in a more visual way (ie pie charts, graphs).
  • Generating reports - it would be nice if I could export charts and graphs instead of just CSV files.
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

Decibel Insight

Decibel Insight 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I've heard about some new features that are coming online soon to do with tracking forms. They also offer a lead tracking package that we haven't tried yet, but I'm keen to check out.
Anonymous | 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

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No score
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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

Alternatives Considered

Decibel Insight

Doesn't replace Google Analytics, but serves as a complement to them. Does things that Google cannot do. Other products are quite narrow in scope - they only do one kind of heatmap, or only track visitors. DI is more fully featured as a suite of tools.
Anonymous | 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

Return on Investment

Decibel Insight

  • Helps clients buy-in to our redesign proposals.
  • Helps create trust with our clients when they can see clear evidence of our claims.
  • Clients are impressed by it.
Anonymous | 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

Decibel Insight

General

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

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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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