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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.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO makes implementation and integration easy. They have done a great job to ensure the script does not heavily impact load times or page speeds. This was a very important aspect especially if you will be doing tests across multiple sites or products. Overall the UI is easy to learn and the support team is quick to address specific questions.
Kevin McLallen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Google Analytics
VWO
7.5
a/b experiment testing
Google Analytics
VWO
8.2
Split URL testing
Google Analytics
VWO
9.1
Multivariate testing
Google Analytics
VWO
7.7
Multi-page/funnel testing
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Cross-browser testing
Google Analytics
VWO
8.2
Test significance
Google Analytics
VWO
7.3
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Google Analytics
VWO
7.3
Advanced code editor
Google Analytics
VWO
9.1
Visitor recordings
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Preview mode
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Test duration calculator
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Google Analytics
VWO
8.2
Standard visitor segmentation
Google Analytics
VWO
9.1
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Google Analytics
VWO
7.3
Traffic allocation control
Google Analytics
VWO
9.1
Website personalization
Google Analytics
VWO
7.3

Results and Analysis

Google Analytics
VWO
7.0
Heatmap tool
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Click analytics
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Scroll maps
Google Analytics
VWO
6.4
Conversion tracking
Google Analytics
VWO
8.2
Goal tracking
Google Analytics
VWO
8.2
Test reporting
Google Analytics
VWO
7.3
Results segmentation
Google Analytics
VWO
5.5
Experiments results dashboard
Google Analytics
VWO
8.2

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! :)
Seth Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

  • When designing A/B variations I can choose to either use the visual editor or to make the changes using code. I particularly like using jQuery.
  • VWO offers the ability to keep long term track of the performance of your goals.
  • I can easily identify recordings of users that dropped out of a funnel and watch those.
  • There is live chat to get support, with great response times and which is very helpful.
  • You are forced to create observations and hypotheses when creating a test, which is a great way to make sure that you are actually testing something worthwhile.
  • You can group tests together so that you can rule out interaction effects between tests that you are running at the same time.
Michel Zurkirchen | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Jonathan Miltimore | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

  • 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).
Joseph Collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.7
Based on 48 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.
Joshua Van Horsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO 8.7
Based on 20 answers
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
Tom Kerwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.5
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
Victor Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO 8.2
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.3
Based on 40 answers
Google provides this super product, but the best teaching for it comes from outside Google. That's absurd. I always felt insecure using the product. Our managers didn't rely on this product very much either, as the data would not necessarily reflect the success of the campaigns. It's so hard to use, despite it being a requirement for the SEO industry.
Kenny Madison | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO 9.1
Based on 4 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Roy Morejon | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

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.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

VWO 9.1
Based on 3 answers
Very easy, and great support in case you find any challenges.
Ahmad Rahman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Google Analytics

Realistically, Google Analytics is in a class of its own. While there are competitors in the space, none are really worth mentioning in comparison. Analytics has every single tool a webmaster could need to effectively track website visitors' behaviors and origination, wrapped up in an extremely easy to use interface.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

We have used conversion.com and Lucky Orange. This is the 3rd CRO tool we have purchased. I think VWO is better than the other two. We also evaluated Optimizely and VWO was the clear winner in terms of price and functionality. The one thing that VWO lacked that Optimizely had was the ability to add custom dimensions to users for more granular business-specific testing segments.
Thomas (TJ) Tate | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Analytics

  • GA has only had a positive impact for myself and my clients. Utilizing the data from Google Analytics, we have been able to optimize landing pages, shopping carts, and content to only improve our acquisition, reduce abandonment rates and follow through with successful conversions.
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

VWO

  • We've been able to roll out new design patterns with confidence that short term revenue is not negatively effected.
  • We've had more wins than losses, as the company is just ramping up a testing strategy. We know percentage of wins will go down as we optimize, but VWO has been vital on making calculated steps along the way.
Hovhannes Mkhitaryan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Google Analytics

Pricing Details

Google Analytics

General

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

Google Analytics Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

VWO

General

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

VWO Editions & Modules

Edition
TESTINGGet a Demo1
CONVERSION OPTIMIZATIONGet a Demo2
ENTERPRISEGet a Demo3
  1. The classic VWO A/B testing solution
  2. The all-in-one platform for all your optimization needs
  3. Customized solution with advanced AB testing and conversion optimization capabilities
Additional Pricing Details
For any additional information about pricing and plans, visit https://vwo.com/pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Analytics
8.7
VWO
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Google Analytics
8.7
VWO
8.7

Usability

Google Analytics
6.5
VWO
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Google Analytics
9.5
VWO
9.1

Performance

Google Analytics
VWO
8.2

Support Rating

Google Analytics
6.3
VWO
9.1

Online Training

Google Analytics
10.0
VWO
6.4

Implementation Rating

Google Analytics
5.0
VWO
9.1

Scalability

Google Analytics
VWO
8.2

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