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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Analytics

For optimizations of anonymous tracking, google analytics is second to none--and it's free! Unless you have extremely high traffic... then it get's very expensive very fast. It is well suited for tracking multiple sales channels, across multiple devices, and allows for very granular tracking. GA supports annotations, providing invaluable context when viewing trends.
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM analytics has continued to improve upon the days of being the original core metrics. After using the updated version for quite some time, it has been great at providing the needed analytics to measure ROI and goal performance for our quarterly KPI's. It has resulted in a great increase in web engagements although we are a midsize company, smaller outfits may not need such an expensive option.
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Pros

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! :)
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IBM Digital Analytics

  • Click pathways provided a robust way to analyze visitor pathways
  • TruePath Funnels were essential to learn day over day changes through key lead capture paths
  • Ability to accept and table a variety of user & registration IDs allowed us to perform off-UI multichannel analysis
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Cons

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.
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IBM Digital Analytics

  • Limit in Explore Credits that are too costly
  • Segmentation on the fly (like GA) in DA - segmentation in IBM DA are poor and too restricted
  • Benchmark module that is a real strengh but under exploited
  • DDX : not performant enough - better to use 3rd party solution such as Tealium
  • R&D : no major next feature or project over the past year
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Likelihood to Renew

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 7.0
Based on 47 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.
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 6.0
Based on 19 answers
We do not renew use of the tool, instead relying on our clients to make such decisions.
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Usability

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 7.1
Based on 5 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
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to implement and use.
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Reliability and Availability

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 9.5
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had any issues
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Performance

Google Analytics

No score
No answers yet
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 8.0
Based on 1 answer
As reports are templated, the system is pretty quick. Sometimes you have to wait a bit for a report to render. Or you might have to re-load the page. But there is no real issue here and the system is on par with other similar systems.
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Support

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 4.0
Based on 5 answers
We typically have to go to a third party for support
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 2.3
Based on 4 answers
Overall, the level of support is very good and I would say it is a strong asset of the solution. However, you can sometimes feel that there is a difference of level among the support team.
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Online Training

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.
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 7.1
Based on 2 answers
Online training is really great. One of the best assets that they have. Lots of great videos, pop quizzes at the end of each module. Fantastic. Other tools have similar features, but not as good.
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Implementation

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 5.0
Based on 6 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.
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IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.9
Based on 2 answers
See previous comment: reading and understanding the encyclopedic implementation guide is a must.
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Alternatives Considered

Google Analytics

A sub-domain of our site is on WordPress. Google Analytics provides much more information on visitors than the WordPress tool's has available. We're able to incorporate both sites in out data with ease to measure the success of both sites as the WordPress site provides great deal of our back links to drive our main sales site
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IBM Digital Analytics

As a consulting company, we tailor the analytics solution to our clients. Usually they start with a free solution like Google Analytics, but they rapidly end up with a paying solution because it offers a deeper analysis and less restrictions on the data.For instance Google Analytics will not allow you to nail a visitor and trace his journey from the start of his visit to the end of it. Moreover we are, with IBM Analytics for example able to identify the visitors that came multiple times in their lifetime to buy online. This allows us to study the customer life cycle and link this with the email that we send them to re-engage them after a while.An other strength that IBM Analytics has compared to Google Analytics is the ability to have 50 attributes per tags and therefore adapt the tracking to the company.The weak point however is the price of the solution.
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Scalability

Google Analytics

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

IBM Digital Analytics

IBM Digital Analytics 9.0
Based on 1 answer
This solution can support large amount of data and transaction. The way that user management features are built, it shows it is meant for large organizations.
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Return on Investment

Google Analytics

  • Being able to offer a billable, monthly service to clients.
  • After discovering inbound links, being able to create effective social media content.
  • Showing clients that the capital they have invested in has paid off.
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IBM Digital Analytics

  • Digital Analytics is essential for reporting across web performance and marketing activities.
  • Although ROI is difficult to calculate for a web analytics tool, it has helped us drive business decisions that lead to increased ROI for marketing performance as well as a higher conversion rate on the website leading to higher revenue.
  • In particular, the Digital Recommendations solution has proved positive and has consistently returned positive ROIs for the majority of our clients, on average adding a lift of 5-10% in Sales.
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Pricing Details

Google Analytics

General

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

IBM Digital Analytics

General

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

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