Hotjar vs. Mouseflow

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Hotjar
Score 8.4 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.
$0
2k pageviews/per day
Mouseflow
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Mouseflow is a behavior analytics tool used by more than 190.000 digital marketing, UX, Product, Startups and Enterprise clients to optimize their website experiences. With Mouseflow, the user can: Find out what happens between visitors' clicks through watching video recordings of their sessions. Build 6 types of heatmaps for pages automatically to understand what is getting their attention. Set up funnels to watch where and why visitors drop. Use form…
$39
per month
Pricing
HotjarMouseflow
Editions & Modules
Basic
$0
2k pageviews/per day
Plus
$39
10k pageviews per day/per month
Business
$99
20k pageviews per day/per month
Starter
$39
per month
Growth
$129
per month
Business
$259
per month
Pro
$499
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
HotjarMouseflow
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
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Community Pulse
HotjarMouseflow
Considered Both Products
Hotjar
Chose Hotjar
Google Analytics is for big numbers and traffic analyzation and not about more personalized approach.

Mouseflow is good but has serious gaps if compared with Hotjar:
Chose Hotjar
Mouseflow matches nearly every feature that Hotjar offers – although, they may work a little differently.
The most relevant difference is in data capture. Hotjar offers unlimited options for heat maps, recordings, forms and comments as long as you are a paying customer. In …
Chose Hotjar
The fact that it has a trial period in which you can fully try each feature of the platform. The fact that is very intuitive for us to understand each feedback given by the users and to interpret how they move and what they observe on the pages we need to test.
Chose Hotjar
There was not something specific negative that we noticed in the other products, hotjar came in the discussion through a referral from one of our colleagues, was covering all the tickboxes that we had set and decided to move forwards with it
Chose Hotjar
Hotjar is the full deal and provides fantastic functionality and options for me to track my users on my website. The other software is good but I personally feel Hotjar is the best for purposes. I know it’s a little pricey, but if you use it right, it will ultimately help you …
Chose Hotjar
No other solution offers the full suite of visitor recording, heatmapping and scroll mapping, polls, surveys, and funnel tracking at such a reasonable price point. Every other solution compromises either on features or price, with many sacrificing on both - fewer features and …
Chose Hotjar
Hotjar offers a range of tools rather than focus on one functionality. Combining information from heatmaps, website recordings and user questionaries can provide a full picture of user behavior and user motivations that further help to improve the UX and UI. Hotjar was chosen …
Mouseflow
Chose Mouseflow
We looked at several different products when deciding on a heatmap and recording tool. We found that for the data we wanted to gather Mouseflow met all the requirements without a lot of additional features that we didn't want. We went through this process almost two years ago …
Top Pros
Top Cons
User Ratings
HotjarMouseflow
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(102 ratings)
9.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
5.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.6
(6 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(4 ratings)
9.8
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
HotjarMouseflow
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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Mouseflow
Mouseflow is a great when you're working in a busy product development or conversion optimisation environment, and want to understand exactly how customers are interacting with your site or app so you can respond. It's a capable tool that offers some great insight at a fraction of the cost of competitors like SessionCam or ClickTale. It has occasional problems in captures that its competitors suffer from less often, but if you're looking for a general understanding of usage then this is a great tool. It doesn't have built-in integrations with all A/B testing tools, but it does have a built-in Google Tag Manager tag so its very easy to set up without assistance. If you've got the budget to select reliability over cost, then you may choose to opt for a more mature, enterprise offering. But if your budget is limited, or you're just looking to prove the value of session recording as a concept, then Mouseflow will more than do the job.
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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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Mouseflow
  • Mouseflow does a great job creating wonderful Heat Maps. These allow you to really see how people are interacting with a page. Great data if you want to create better flow in your pages.
  • The User Session Recordings are also especially useful and when used in conjunction with the heat maps you can really get a feel and a look at how a page is working. This lets you see where people get stuck, elements that might be distracting, etc.
  • In the area of the heat maps Mouseflow can handle A/B testing which I think is priceless.
  • Another advantage to Mouseflow is that unlike many of these types of tools Mouseflow integrates with most Web platforms, well beyond WordPress.
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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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Mouseflow
  • Free version could have more features.
  • Should be optimized for a better view on mobile devices.
  • Although it provides a complete list of data, it is not able to capture certain sessions.
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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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Mouseflow
No answers on this topic
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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Mouseflow
Mouseflow is pretty easy to use. You need to be a core technical person to implement it on your site. Mouseflow provided us a tracking code that need to be installed on the website, and if do not have the knowledge of how to work on the backend of the website, you will not be able to install it. Here you will need the help of a technical person who has a good knowledge of your website platform to install the code on the website. There are also videos available giving insight on how to use the Mouseflow platform. I personally haven't faced any problem while using Mouseflow. Just login to this tool and a dashboard will open in front of you.
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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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Mouseflow
This is an area where Mouseflow is quite strong. Not only is the support good but they also have some very good training on the use of the product. There is a nicely laid out section of videos that not only cover the use of the tools functions but also how to use the data that Mouseflow produces. They are doing well in the support area.
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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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Mouseflow
Mouseflow is a supplement to Google Analytics and improves on some Analytics functions. Mouseflow adds qualitative data to the quantitative data that Analytics provides to help marketers better understand their website visitors
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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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Mouseflow
  • MouseFlow makes a positive impact on our future marketing decisions. We recently had a change in formula for a product and added a variety of ways for people to read about the changes via our website. Mouseflow allowed us to see which method was effective in communicating our message. We were able to replicate the style on other digital platforms.
  • Mouseflow allows us to save time we would normally spend in developing a website. For example, before building a new website I will spend a couple of weeks analyzing user data via mouseflow. I can clearly see what features are not currently working and where we are loosing people in the current process. This cuts down website revisions by about 10%
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