HitsLink vs. Request Metrics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HitsLink
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
HitLinks is an inexpensive web analytics tools providing page view and unique visitor data to smaller site. Customers tend to be media sites with fairly simple analytics needs. The tools requires that some code be appended to all pages to be tracked, and does not offer any social media tracking.
$20
per month
Request Metrics
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
Request Metrics is presented as a fast, simple, and affordable way to monitor the real user performance of a website. The vendor states they approach APM differently, rather than trying to understand everything about every part of a system, their solution focuses on understanding the performance as experienced by real users, and showing metrics that any developer can understand. Request Metrics is built for the small busy software teams that can't spend all their time and budget on software…N/A
Pricing
HitsLinkRequest Metrics
Editions & Modules
10,000 Page Views
$19.95
25,000 Page Views
$24.95
50,000 Page Views
$29.95
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HitsLinkRequest Metrics
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$10 monthly page views
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
HitsLink
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Ratings
Request Metrics
9.0
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Application monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Threshold alerts00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Application performance management console00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
HitsLinkRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HitsLinkRequest Metrics
Likelihood to Recommend
Net Applications
If you're looking for a comprehensive, user-friendly web analytics tool, you should definitely consider Hitslink. Before you subscribe to the software, take a test run on their Demo version of the site, as it behaves exactly like the full professional version. The biggest disadvantage is that Google+ registered users' search engine traffic data will be mostly (if not completely) blocked. However, this drawback is rarely a significant hindrance to analyzing your website's traffic, but it is something to be aware of.
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TrackJS
Request Metrics is great for small web development teams that want to make fast web applications. It was quick for us to get started and we could use the reports right away without having to read through documentation. If you just need to get some performance metrics, Request Metrics is perfect. It would not be so good for a larger team or a complex backend application as it is pretty limited in what it can measure.
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Pros
Net Applications
  • View website traffic stats and trends in user-friendly charts, graphs, and lists.
  • Easily parses out website users by search engine, search term, geographic location, referral website, and other specific characteristics.
  • Shows which websites users are coming from, what pages on your site they've landed on and which ones they leave your site from.
  • Gives statistics on how long users are viewing specific pages, which allows for the analyzing of the effectiveness of each webpage on a website.
  • Easily view real-time as well as long-term traffic statistics
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TrackJS
  • Performance charts are really simple and easy for us to understand what is happening
  • It was easy to get started and doesn't need administration or training
  • It's affordable for our team
  • It's fast
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Cons
Net Applications
  • Specific information such as search term and geographic location is blocked for users coming into your site through Google who are also signed into a Google+ account, making it increasingly more difficult to analyze trends as more and more people acquire Google+ accounts. This is part of Google's strategy to make companies pay them directly through their Google Analytics software, and it is working against services like Hitslink.
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TrackJS
  • I wish that it could also do uptime checking of the site
  • There is not enough detail to drill into individual users
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Likelihood to Renew
Net Applications
Hitslink is as useful as it is user-friendly. I haven't seen another website analytics tool as comprehensive and at the same time straightforward as this service. The only downside of Hitslink is Google's blocking of information from its registered Google+ users to the software. As Google+ continues to reign in more of the population, I can see this being a significant problem for Hitslink to overcome. However, there is still a vast majority of search engine users whose actions are visible through Hitslink, and as long as this stays the case, the service will be an invaluable tool for website administrators.
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TrackJS
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Usability
Net Applications
The service is incredibly intuitive and very easy to learn. The only drawback is not having a mobile-optimized website to easily view website reports on the go. But on a PC or Mac, Hitslink is as user friendly as it gets. I have yet to see a navigation system on any SaaS website that makes a service that is this comprehensive seem so straight-forward.
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TrackJS
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Alternatives Considered
Net Applications
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TrackJS
We also consider Speedcurve and Calibre for monitoring. Speedcurve was really nice, but the reports were slow. We had to wait a lot to get information. It was also out of our budget and would require extra justification to use it. Calibre was also nice, but the numbers were based on synthetic rather than real user performance. We felt that this wasn't as helpful for us.
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Return on Investment
Net Applications
  • Faster lead conversion
  • Improvement of the effectiveness of landing pages (and all webpages on our sites for that matter)
  • Increased employee efficiency by allowing us to make targeted changes to webpages in real time
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TrackJS
  • The launch of our project dashboard was much smoother and more successful because we could fix problems earlier
  • It fit without our existing operations budget
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ScreenShots

Request Metrics Screenshots

Screenshot of Website performance dashboard rolls up the performance of your users as well as the busiest and slowest URLs.Screenshot of Page performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of a single normalized URL as well as web vitals.Screenshot of API endpoint performance report shows you the performance distribution and breakdown of an API call.Screenshot of Alert history report shows you when and why an alert was triggered with the history of the URL.