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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Tag Manager

If you have a marketing department that wants to be agile and measure valuable goals for your company, then GTM is the way to go.You will be able to track almost any event of value that you want on the site (without adding any extra code, thanks to auto-event listener), add new marketing tools if needed in minutes and send events to multiple platforms. This has huge value for your company if you think about it: measuring your efforts quickly and changing course if it is not working can save tons of money. I believe almost anyone who has a site on the internet can benefit from it because of how much time it saves (considering it's even free!).Just beware: GTM opens the door so you can add any piece of code you want. Someone without much experience can overload the site or affect site speed
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

I've used different testing systems, and Monetate is simple-to-use. I've been able to train interns who'd previously had little experience, too. More complicated tests require web dev. I'd like to be able to "safely" shift and style elements in a WYSIWYG interface, but the interface provides most of what I want.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security

Google Tag Manager
8.9
Monetate
Role-based user permissions
Google Tag Manager
8.9
Monetate

Tag Management

Google Tag Manager
7.8
Monetate
Tag library
Google Tag Manager
8.5
Monetate
Tag variable mapping
Google Tag Manager
8.5
Monetate
Ease of writing custom tags
Google Tag Manager
7.6
Monetate
Rules-driven tag execution
Google Tag Manager
8.3
Monetate
Tag performance monitoring
Google Tag Manager
7.7
Monetate
Improved page load times
Google Tag Manager
7.4
Monetate
Mobile app tagging
Google Tag Manager
7.2
Monetate
Library of JavaScript extensions
Google Tag Manager
7.4
Monetate

Data Management & Integrity

Google Tag Manager
8.5
Monetate
Event tracking
Google Tag Manager
9.6
Monetate
Mobile event tracking
Google Tag Manager
8.7
Monetate
Data distribution management
Google Tag Manager
8.1
Monetate
Universal data layer
Google Tag Manager
8.8
Monetate
Automated error checking
Google Tag Manager
7.1
Monetate

Pros

Google Tag Manager

  • Code injection is simplified with Tag Manager. Facebook Pixel, Google Analytics, Marketo Munchkin, HubSpot tracking, Hotjar, CallRail, the list goes on. One stop, no constantly bugging the devs to install new code.
  • Need to track onsite events? Build a single listener or trigger, and apply that trigger to countless different applications. A user form fill can trigger an AdWords and Facebook conversion, tag a Hotjar recording, signal deployment of a pop-up or just about anything else javascript-driven.
  • GTM is basically coding light. For non-developers who might be terrified of GitHub, it makes features like version control, forking/branches and draft / deploy mode approachable.
J.P. VanderLinden | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

  • You can test virtually ANYTHING on your website. Once you know what you're doing, it is really easy to upload assets and really customize the details of your test.
  • If you have multiple websites, you can keep all of your website tests separate - for example, we manage two separate brands, both which have 3 environments we can set up tests in: development, staging, and production environments. So, we can easily manage 6 separate test groups and store the various content in the proper section, very easily.
  • The design is really clean and easy to navigate. It is easy to organize and filter your experiments, you can tag them to make filtering a lot easier (especially when you have a bunch of experiments running at the same time), and the simple function of duplicating an experiment makes minor changes to a grand experiment SO much quicker.
  • The Monetate Inspector tool (I could be using the wrong word, sorry!) also allows you to far more easily identify the unique ID of an experiment so you can find it in Monetate and make any desired changes rather than sifting one by one through your various experiments trying to figure out which one you mean to edit.
Steffany Winkelmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Tag Manager

  • There is no real tutorial for GTM, and the one that exists in google analytics academy is very basic. Google should create a library or a document that specifies how to use each of the elements available in GTM. Earlier today I was trying to use a feature for a GA tag that I've never used before, but couldn't find any information about it.
  • They are not great at integrating with Facebook. FB is one of the most popular platforms for advertising, they should have created a specific Facebook tag by now to help marketer with their tracking.
  • It's hard to connect several actions taken by the same person in 1 tag. For example, there is no easy way of tagging a multiple step action. Each tag will fire individually on each action instead of firing on conditions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

  • Monetate can be difficult to learn at first. I think having a clear way to access how-to guides or videos would help employees learn the tool faster.
  • A small criticism but Monetate doesn't allow you to delete any experiences. It can make the platform a bit messy because there are times where we practice creating experiences and now they can't be deleted.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 10.0
Based on 6 answers
Google Tag Manager makes tracking traffic to our websites effortless, which enables our developers to focus on other tasks. Setting up a new instance takes only minutes and additional scripts can be added/modified without touching the source code of a site in production. This enables our marketing directors to coordinate tests and experiments with minimal effort.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

Monetate 8.2
Based on 24 answers
I had never worked within a company that had a tool like this. It made my life as a designer and a creative manager much easier with it's easy to use interface and limitless possibilities in terms of creative. I would highly recommend taking Monetate for a test drive, you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.9
Based on 3 answers
Google Tag Manager, like other Google products, is focused on user-friendliness. All buttons are clearly labeled, documentation is thorough and plenty of tutorials exist to help answer any questions. The layout and menus in Tag Manager are clearly labeled and consistent with other Google products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

Monetate 7.6
Based on 15 answers
Part of what I love about Monetate is how intuitive the tool is. Very very easy to use - based on the basics - Who/What/When/Where concept. Anyone can jump right in and start using the tool. And very easy to copy campaigns and tweak to continue to build experiences. We recently added Monetate on mobile and similar experience - easy to jump back and forth between platforms. Also love the analytics dashboard...easily quantifiable and easy to get tidbits that are digestible for others not as familiar with tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It depends wether you are seeking official support from Google itself, in which case it would be rated very low because it's not their business model, they would rather have you work with one of their Google Analytics Certified Partner (GACP).In terms of self-served support, Google offer extensive documentation at https://developers.google.com/tag-manager/, recently revamped training (https://analyticsacademy.withgoogle.com/course05/preview), has active forums and user community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104865292981489764063) which can typically answer even the most advanced questions.
Stéphane Hamel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

Monetate 8.2
Based on 15 answers
Monetate support team meets with use weekly, answers emails daily and promptly. They are proactive about getting answers for us when we need it and offering suggestions based on observations they have or learnings they want to share from other partners. Monetate's support is top notch.
Laura Santoki | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 7.3
Based on 1 answer
I thought there was a little bit too much emphasis on AdWords stuff, not enough on the generic application of GTM.
Stéphane Hamel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager 9.8
Based on 2 answers
Planning and communication will help greatly with an in-house implementation. If there are large teams, try to limit the number of people involved to 1-2 developers (back-end dev may be necessary depending on your platform), one analytics marketer and one project manager.
David Gailey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

Monetate 8.5
Based on 3 answers
Make sure that your feeds into Monetate are thoroughly QA'd
Parker Block | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Google Tag Manager

We moved to GTM from a standard Google Analytics implementation. GTM is much more flexible and easier to make changes, especially as the changes relate to multiple sites and environments. While there is a learning curve when figuring out how to use GTM, I believe the change has been worth it because it helps us understand at a more fundamental level how our tracking works and gives us a lot more control over what we track and how.
Ben Rubenstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

N/A This is my first time using a tool like this so I cannot compare however I don't see any need to try anything else. The team is helpful, the tool works and they resolve any concerns or issues when they do come up
Jenna Schweizer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Tag Manager

  • The google tag manager certainly generated an increase in the ROI of our clients, because, with the agility in the management of tags, it was possible to reduce the IT queue, and now the management of the tags happens to be done by the Marketing and media area itself.
  • Reduction of an IT staff
  • Saving time in organizing hundreds of tags in the backend and starting to use the GTM, everything was centralized in one place
Luiz Lai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Monetate

  • In many cases we have seen high lift in test scenarios very quickly, which helped us to move these better improvements to product faster.
  • Monetate has also helped us to asses changes that won't work. There is less risk with Monetate when you can test a hypothesis out first.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Tag Manager

General

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

Monetate

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Tag Manager
9.1
Monetate
9.4

Likelihood to Renew

Google Tag Manager
10.0
Monetate
8.2

Usability

Google Tag Manager
9.9
Monetate
7.6

Reliability and Availability

Google Tag Manager
9.1
Monetate
10.0

Performance

Google Tag Manager
Monetate
10.0

Support Rating

Google Tag Manager
9.1
Monetate
8.2

In-Person Training

Google Tag Manager
Monetate
10.0

Online Training

Google Tag Manager
7.3
Monetate

Implementation Rating

Google Tag Manager
9.8
Monetate
8.5

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