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Likelihood to Recommend

Hotjar

Hotjar is well suite for organizations that want to get a good glimpse into user behavior on their websites. The tool is easily installed through Google Tag Manager, and then users simply select which pages or paths they want the tool to analyze. After a few days, users can start seeing patterns develop, helping them understand what areas of the user journey flow they need to test out and improve. Hotjar is primarily for web-based experiences, not for mobile applications and other non-web digital applications.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

It's one size fits all for now. If you need someone very very specific, it may be less helpful, but those cases are few and far between. I think this service would work for 90% of user testing scenarios.
Philip Cortes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Hotjar

  • 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.
Sarah O'Donnell | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

  • It provides quick and diverse feedback. We don't necessarily want the most web-savvy individuals testing our product, UserBob had a good mix of users with varying skill levels.
  • Extremely affordable. Of all the user testing services we looked at, UserBob provided the most benefit for its price.
  • They over-delivered on their services. I requested 5-minute videos with a specified task figuring that if the users did not get through the task in 5 minutes and quit then that would be as valuable as them completing the task; but all the users went overtime to complete the task so I could see exactly what our system was doing wrong.
  • The co-founder, John, reached out personally to ensure that I was satisfied with the level of service provided. Great customer support!
Kevin Kuhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Hotjar

  • Customization of in-page user surveys - Although it is a great tool to be able to publish and update user surveys that appear on our web page, the customization options (mostly UI) are somewhat limited, making the survey either stick out like a sore thumb, or look like an advertisement or error on our site. It would be great to get a little bit more control over how the survey appears on our site.
  • Honestly, I have not run into any other major examples I can detail where HotJar has not been able to do what I have needed it to do!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

  • The UI could use a tad bit of polish.
  • I'd pay a few extra dollars to get people in a +150k income bracket, or an even more targeted demographic than what they offer.
Philip Cortes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Hotjar

Hotjar 5.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Patrick Eng | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

No score
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Usability

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 6 answers
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.
Halima Satheya | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

No score
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Support Rating

Hotjar

Hotjar 9.5
Based on 4 answers
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.
Zach Ettelman | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Hotjar

To be honest, we have only tried Hotjar session recording. I know there are some alternatives but we haven't tried any of them. I think there are none as complete as Hotjar for what you pay (some do heatmaps, other video recording, other polls). And the thing is that all of that is done pretty decent on Hotjar, so I'm not looking for any alternative right now.
Santiago Valdés | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

We selected UserBob due to their combination of affordability and functionality. They simply provide more for less money. And we are very happy with our decision. They give us exactly what we are looking for at a simple, unbeatable price.
Kevin Kuhn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Hotjar

  • User Testing Alternative - Instead of hiring UX testers, we can leverage our actual customers to determine how they use our website. This has helped frame website redesign discussions on several occasions.
  • Landing Page Design - We've designed our landing pages based on user feedback from heatmaps we've gathered from Hotjar. Understanding where to place CTAs and other pieces based on user interaction has helped us streamline our landing page design.
  • Device Usage - Part of the data provided by Hotjar includes which device a user is visiting from. This helps us understand how mobile users work differently than desktop users.
Sasha Fritzel | TrustRadius Reviewer

UserBob

  • Amazing ROI. So much cheaper than alternatives!
Philip Cortes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Hotjar

Pricing Details

Hotjar

General

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

Hotjar Editions & Modules

Edition
Basic$01
Plus39.002
Business$993
  1. 2k pageviews/per day
  2. 10k pageviews per day/per month
  3. 20k pageviews per day/per month
Additional Pricing Details

UserBob

General

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

UserBob Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Pricing is $1 per requested user testing minutes.

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