Lead Forensics vs. Metadata.io

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Lead Forensics
Score 3.8 out of 10
N/A
UK company Lead Forensics offers their eponymous platform for lead generation and web analytics.N/A
Metadata.io
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Based in San Francisco, Metadata.io is a Demand Generation and ABM platform designed to execute thousands of B2B campaigns in a matter of hours, automatically optimizing campaigns for pipeline impact at a high velocity.
$24,000
per year
Pricing
Lead ForensicsMetadata.io
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
MetaMatch
$295
per month per installation
Web Personalization
$24,000
per year
Audience Targeting
$24,000
per year
Metadata Base Platform
$60,000
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Lead ForensicsMetadata.io
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$2,500 one-time fee per installation
Additional Details
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User Ratings
Lead ForensicsMetadata.io
Likelihood to Recommend
1.3
(19 ratings)
7.9
(21 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.8
(15 ratings)
User Testimonials
Lead ForensicsMetadata.io
Likelihood to Recommend
Lead Forensics
It is a costly solution but well worth the money because of the details and information. We used others in the past but switched because it links with WIX. Sometimes I feel as if it is not capturing all our web traffic simply because it doesn't even track when our business is using it. It is good for some leads but I think there can be more it is missing.
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Metadata, Inc
Metadata is well suited when you have a really large ad budget (>50k per month at least). This is because the power of metadata lies in the ability to quickly set up and run a large number of experiments (combinations of channel, audience, creative, and conversion assets). To evaluate these variations, all of them need a large number of impressions, clicks, and conversions to be statistically relevant. If your budget is smaller, you will either have a very small number of experiments (not fully utilizing the power of metadata), or your experiments will not have enough clicks to make informed decisions. We had expected a better explanation of this from metadata before signing up.
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Pros
Lead Forensics
  • It gives you valid leads that have been on your website looking for your products
  • The information is always accurate and detailed about their visit
  • It notifies you when the customer is looking for help or products, so you know when to reach out to them
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Metadata, Inc
  • Best paid ops tool I've ever used (and I've used a lot): we can launch a new LinkedIn & Facebook campaign in minutes.
  • Lead gen ops: no more dealing with broken zapier zaps, we are able to automate pushing native lead gen leads directly to our CRM.
  • Attribution: see influenced & triggered opportunities/CW deals
  • Multivariate testing: Metadata scales audience, ad, creative testing so you learn what performs much faster than manual process
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Cons
Lead Forensics
  • I wish the process could be a little more automated somehow. Right now it is more manual, at least in our process, to aggregate the accounts and segment accordingly.
  • It seems more geared towards sales, rather than marketing. We are struggling a little to use this at scale, but it could be where we are in maturity of using the product.
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Metadata, Inc
  • If you don't have a large budget and audience it's hard to meaningfully optimize. If I have 4 ad creatives, to 2 audience groups on FB and LinkedIn, that creates 16 experiments, each of which needs an ample enough budget, say $40/day, that's now $640 per day or $19K per month.
  • Limited ability to edit ads after they've been launched. You usually have to stop the ad, clone it, and launch a new campaign.
  • Can't add new ads to existing campaigns which limits the ability to optimize. If I start an MD campaign with 4 ads, and in a few weeks we see that one is working well and the other 2 are not performing, I can pause those (or it can autopause by rules), but I can't add 2 more new creatives to the mix against the high performer. I'd have to either stop the high performer, and recreate it in a new campaign (losing likes and comments), OR - leave the high performer in the first campaign, and create. a second campaign with the new ones, which will only optimize against each other.
  • Limited to a single conversion event on a landing page. I'm not able to choose either a Demo Request OR a Sign-Up conversion, I can only choose one.
  • Google search ads are doable but aren't necessarily more feature-rich or easy-to use than native, so there's no value added to doing it through Metadata in my opinion aside from unifying ad reporting.
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Usability
Lead Forensics
The tool takes a bit to learn and you go through an onboarding to get a better understanding. Once you go through that, the tool is very user friendly and a piece of cake to use - anyone can go through it, no IT skills need to run and manage their platform.
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Metadata, Inc
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Support Rating
Lead Forensics
While we have not had a lot of issues, the Lead Forensics team has been helpful in addressing them. The software is fairly intuitive, and issues rarely arise. This could also be from a lack of use on our part, but we have not had a great deal of interaction with the customer support team.
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Metadata, Inc
Metadata's customer support is a difference-maker! They really do care how well your campaigns perform and will help you improve them.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Metadata, Inc
We chose [Metadata.io] because it was a smaller company and could get more personalized attention. The price was better and they seemed more eager to support us. The feature set was what we were looking for and not more - it was exactly as robust as we needed it to be. Didn't want to pay for features we weren't going to use.
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Return on Investment
Lead Forensics
  • In the end, we canceled our subscription, however, we had a couple solid leads from our use. We reached out to those clients. We didn't generate actual business, but at least we're on their radar.
  • In general, we have a better understanding of the marketing capabilities Lead Forensics can offer us. They provided us all of the tools we'd need to be able to recommend it to our clients.
  • We were able to see the effects of our marketing and learn from their successes of different tactics.
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Metadata, Inc
  • Huge decrease in CPLs, CPMQL and Cost Per Opportunity
  • Big improvement in MQL to SQL rates
  • 90%+ of our leads from paid social now have valid business emails, before it was like 30%
  • Saving us hundreds of hours over the course of the next year doing daily manual optimization and budget management tasks for us so we can focus on strategy and testing new things
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ScreenShots

Lead Forensics Screenshots

Screenshot of Lead Forensics provides detailed insight with regard to who is visiting your website, where they have come from, how your visits trend over time, what they have looked at on your site, as well as providing detailed firmographics about each and every business visitor identified - all in real-time. At a glance insight for marketers to understand website performance, weak spots, campaign effectiveness and market engagement.Screenshot of Get a detailed view of precisely which businesses are visiting your website in real-time. Categorize visitors according to their stage in your 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. Lastly, review the contact information, and commence pro-active engagement to give each customer and prospect an exceptional first impression.Screenshot of Understand which of your marketing campaigns and tactics are driving high value opportunities to your website. 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, enabling you to optimize campaigns and invest marketing budget where you are driving maximum engagement and return.Screenshot of Detailed firmographics relating to each visiting business, enable you to qualify and score a visitor, according to their 'fit' for your business. Understand the size and scope of each visitor, identify where they are located and get their contact information. Leverage automated lead scoring against your specific criteria in order to focus on the highest priority opportunities, in order to acquire new business, expand existing customer revenues and deliver excellent levels of customer service.

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