Hotjar vs. Lead Forensics

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hotjar
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Hotjar is a conversion rate optimization tool for digital marketers. Features include heatmapping, visual session recording, conversion funnel analytics, form analytics, feedback polls and surveys, and usability testing. The tool is used by digital analysts, UX designers, web developers and product marketers. Hotjar was acquired by Contentsquare September 2021, and is now a Contentsquare brand.
$39
per month 100 daily sessions
Lead Forensics
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
UK company Lead Forensics offers their eponymous platform for lead generation and web analytics.N/A
Pricing
HotjarLead Forensics
Editions & Modules
Hotjar Observe - Plus
$39
per month 100 daily sessions
Hotjar Ask - Plus
$59
per month 250 monthly responses
Hotjar Ask - Business
$79
per month Starting from 500 monthly responses
Hotjar Observe - Business
$99
per month Starting from 500 daily sessions
Hotjar Scale - Business
$213
per month Starting from 500 daily sessions
Hotjar Ask - Scale
Contact Sales
per month unlimited volume
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotjarLead Forensics
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscount available for annual pricing.
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Features
HotjarLead Forensics
Web Analytics
Comparison of Web Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Hotjar
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Ratings
Lead Forensics
7.6
11 Ratings
6% below category average
Lead Conversion Tracking00 Ratings7.47 Ratings
Bounce Rate Measurement00 Ratings6.56 Ratings
Device and Browser Reporting00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Pageview Tracking00 Ratings8.210 Ratings
Event Tracking00 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Reporting in real-time00 Ratings7.89 Ratings
Referral Source Tracking00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Customizable Dashboards00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
Contentsquare
Contentsquare
Score 8.8 out of 10
Contentsquare
Contentsquare
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
HotjarLead Forensics
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(104 ratings)
8.2
(30 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.7
(6 ratings)
7.7
(12 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.1
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotjarLead Forensics
Likelihood to Recommend
Contentsquare
Hotjar is good for a first pass at understanding user sentiment or locating potential usability issues. There are features such as "rage clicked" which shows recordings or instances when a user rage clicked or had an issue with your site. Hotjar has also been helpful to launch intercept surveys on mobile, desktop, and app, which not all competitor software allow. Hotjar recordings are fun to watch. "Watching Hotjar like Netflix" is a favorite pastime at work.
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Lead Forensics
If you want to understand if the things you're doing in the market place are improving your audience reach, then Lead Forensics is a great tool. It's all very well to network, email, win awards and so on, but you will want to address any inconsistency in how effective outreach activities are. Lead Forensics is great for this.
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Pros
Contentsquare
  • Heat mapping is great on Hotjar. It is a good place to start when you are looking at the UX & CRO on your website. You can see the % of people clicking on elements on a page, how far they scroll, and mouse movements.
  • Hotjar is great for session recordings. These record the mouse movements, clicks, pages and scrolls of a user in video format. You can watch these to investigate what works well on a site and identify potential roadblocks and bugs.
  • Hotjar is great as it ensures that users details are anonymous; for instance, if you are watching a session recording, you cannot see what a user types in a form field, as Hotjar blanks this out.
  • Hotjar has a poll function, so you can have polls on your website.
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Lead Forensics
  • The information is detailed & you get a lot of it
  • Tagging of people on the site, makes it easy to search and report
  • Pages viewed- this helps you see where they spend the most time and gives you a reason to follow up
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Cons
Contentsquare
  • Hotjar is primarily used for web-based experiences. Not that easy to use on mobile apps.
  • I'd love to see Hotjar integrated with Google Analytics for an even deeper view.
  • Hotjar is primarily used by smaller organizations...pricing can get steep quickly for larger organizations.
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Lead Forensics
  • The menu could be improved, maybe by giving the chance of a "basic" and an "expert" menu.
  • The instructions are good and exhaustive but they might be improved.
  • The most difficult part of Lead Forensics is how some colleagues will use it and - should they not understand - they won't. There should be a way to interest even the less technological colleagues that this tool is for their best.
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Likelihood to Renew
Contentsquare
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.
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Lead Forensics
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Usability
Contentsquare
So easy and simple to use! Straightforward anyone in the team is able to easily go in and set up anything in Hotjar. The UI is really simple. Whenever you give feedback to Hotjar they continously take on board the feedback and improve the tool.
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Lead Forensics
It is really easy to use and customisable. It can be used in any way you need it to in order to get the desired result. If you want to track international sales then it has a function that allows you to see the different countries. If it is key accounts then they can be logged and tracked as such.
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Support Rating
Contentsquare
Hotjar is a SaaS-based company, and as such has a good support service. Users can quickly submit support tickets through Hotjar's online portal. Enterprise customers get access to additional support members and have SLAs to support their larger, more complex needs. Overall, Hotjar is extremely reliable and I've never had to reach out to customer support.
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Lead Forensics
[Their] support is great, [whether] you call or send in an email. They are always friendly and willing to help. Anytime I can’t figure something out and need to reach out, I always get a response back quick[ly] - and they will always offer to go in and make the change, but I like when they show me so I can do it next time.
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Alternatives Considered
Contentsquare
HotJar was selected for a few reasons:
  • Video Capture - HotJars video capture of user sessions is nothing short of amazing. It is so useful (not to mention cool) to see, in real time, how users interact with our software. It makes our jobs so much easier and more enjoyable to get this type of d
  • User Surveys - The ease and flexibility of surveys we can make available on our website are an awesome tool to get additional data.
  • Simple implementation - Adding a very small amount of code to our website gives us the ability to use all of HotJars features without having to touch our code again.
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Lead Forensics
Lead Forensics is the best as far as I can tell, but choices that are a fraction of the cost come pretty close. Some places like ThomasNet even throw this functionality in for free now. I guess it's a question of if you view this type of intelligence as a luxury or essential.
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Return on Investment
Contentsquare
  • We have fixed many issues, for example, checkout usability problems with the video recording feature. You can catch bugs and get an overall idea of how a particular page is working.
  • Polls have helped us pair intent with the video sessions, so we can understand better why certain users answered different things. You get greedy and try to ask everything but that won't work. Keep it simple and it will give you small but important insights.
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Lead Forensics
  • So far we are working on generating an ROI. We did not accurately estimate the time and processes needed to manage the software and processes.
  • It is interesting to see which companies are engaging in our site that we did not know about, so there is a knowledge ROI there. Just need to figure out better execution to turn it into revenue.
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ScreenShots

Lead Forensics Screenshots

Screenshot of Lead Forensics' insight with regard to who is visiting a website, where they have come from, how visits trend over time, what they have looked at on the site, as well as detailed firmographics about each and every business visitor identified. This is presented at a glance insight for marketers to understand website performance, weak spots, campaign effectiveness and market engagement.Screenshot of a view of which businesses are visiting a website, in real-time. Users can categorize visitors according to their stage in the sales pipeline and create actions based upon each visitor profile to commence further engagement, understand what each visit is interested in by reviewing the time they have spent on each page, and use this information to start valuable conversations, and review the contact information to commence pro-active engagement to give each customer and prospect an exceptional first impression.Screenshot of marketing campaign analytics that help locate which are driving high value opportunities to a website. Users can track changes over time to understand the success of specific campaigns and monitor the performance of social media, PPC, SEO and any other referring source, to optimize campaigns and invest marketing budget where campaigns are driving maximum engagement and return.Screenshot of detailed firmographics relating to each visiting business, used to qualify and score a visitor, according to their 'fit' for a business. This helps users to understand the size and scope of each visitor, identify where they are located and get their contact information. Automated lead scoring against any specific criteria can be used to focus on the highest priority opportunities, in order to acquire new business, expand existing customer revenues and deliver excellent levels of customer service.