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391 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Optimizely

Optimizely is a great A/B testing tool for any size business. The Optimizely platform democratizes A/B testing through a simple interface, excellent training tools, easy implementation and low dependence on IT resources. Utilizing Optimizely I've been able to run robust experimentation programs with a variety of resources (acting as a 1-person team with limited access to IT resources as well as managing a team with high access to resources). Additionally, Optimizely is well-priced and positioned to be affordable for a variety of business sizes.
Emily Emmer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

SiteSpect is great for businesses with available development resources and a need to provide flicker-free performance. Additionally, the month-to-month service model is attractive considering the contract and implementation prices of most of the tool's competitors. If an organization wants to run a lot of tests with a small team of marketers, I wouldn't recommend a tool as complex as SiteSpect. Effective use of the tool requires a lot of technical skill.
William Van Fleet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Testing and Experimentation

Optimizely
7.0
SiteSpect
a/b experiment testing
Optimizely
7.9
SiteSpect
Split URL testing
Optimizely
7.7
SiteSpect
Multivariate testing
Optimizely
7.4
SiteSpect
Multi-page/funnel testing
Optimizely
7.2
SiteSpect
Cross-browser testing
Optimizely
7.0
SiteSpect
Mobile app testing
Optimizely
6.2
SiteSpect
Test significance
Optimizely
6.8
SiteSpect
Visual / WYSIWYG editor
Optimizely
7.1
SiteSpect
Advanced code editor
Optimizely
6.5
SiteSpect
Page surveys
Optimizely
6.3
SiteSpect
Visitor recordings
Optimizely
7.1
SiteSpect
Preview mode
Optimizely
6.6
SiteSpect
Test duration calculator
Optimizely
6.1
SiteSpect
Experiment scheduler
Optimizely
7.8
SiteSpect
Experiment workflow and approval
Optimizely
6.9
SiteSpect
Dynamic experiment activation
Optimizely
7.4
SiteSpect
Client-side tests
Optimizely
7.4
SiteSpect
Server-side tests
Optimizely
6.7
SiteSpect
Mutually exclusive tests
Optimizely
6.2
SiteSpect

Audience Segmentation & Targeting

Optimizely
7.3
SiteSpect
Standard visitor segmentation
Optimizely
7.6
SiteSpect
Behavioral visitor segmentation
Optimizely
7.2
SiteSpect
Traffic allocation control
Optimizely
7.9
SiteSpect
Website personalization
Optimizely
6.7
SiteSpect

Results and Analysis

Optimizely
7.0
SiteSpect
Heatmap tool
Optimizely
6.6
SiteSpect
Click analytics
Optimizely
7.2
SiteSpect
Scroll maps
Optimizely
7.1
SiteSpect
Form fill analysis
Optimizely
6.5
SiteSpect
Conversion tracking
Optimizely
7.4
SiteSpect
Goal tracking
Optimizely
7.4
SiteSpect
Test reporting
Optimizely
7.5
SiteSpect
Results segmentation
Optimizely
7.0
SiteSpect
CSV export
Optimizely
6.5
SiteSpect
Experiments results dashboard
Optimizely
7.0
SiteSpect

Pros

Optimizely

  • Optimizely makes it extremely easy to setup almost any type of split or multi-variate testing experiment. It has a variety of test triggers types & many ways to segment incoming visitors.
  • I believe Optimizely's results dashboard is one of the best among split testing software. It allowed my team to get insights into the running of tests, like time to significance and a view of metric changes over time.
  • Optimizely is very easy to use for non-engineers. It has a powerful visual interface that allows marketers and advertisers to setup complex variations without 1 line of code.
  • In terms of documentation and implementation, I believe Optimizely is ahead of its competitors in terms of its focus on reliability and speed.
Alec Dibble | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

  • It is able to intercept the code from your server, inject your code and then it continues on to the end-user's computer with virtually no speed interruptions.
  • It has several different options for performing A/B tests from regular factors to client-side factors, and origin experiments.
  • It is extremely flexible and configurable for the needs of your company or organization.
Jonathan Hodak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Optimizely

  • Actual creation of an A/B test is confusing and difficult (like the differences between Pages vs URLs etc.).
  • Setting up a URL Redirect Experiment is so convoluted it seems like it's not even a feature Optimizely wants you to use. Instead, it's like I'm tricking Optimizely into alternating between 2 URLs. That really needs to be cleaned up as it would be very helpful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

  • SiteSpect recently came out with a feature to test and optimize mobile applications. I have not used this, but it fills an important capability gap with the product I was using at the time.
Bobby Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 42 answers
Because it's an incredible and essential tool for my line of work as a conversion optimization specialist. Really couldn't do my job nearly as effectively without it. It's paid for itself many times over and I feel like I'm only beginning to unlock the tools potential.
Jeremy Bradford | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

SiteSpect 9.3
Based on 7 answers
Our clients who use our fully managed A/B and Multivariate testing services have been extremely happy with the results. Therefore the D&W and SiteSpect partnership continues to flourish. We have no hesitation in recommending the platform and we will continue to invest in our staff to train on this platform for the foreseeable future
George Ioannou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.2
Based on 56 answers
Without a doubt, after 8 years using various different testing tools, Optimizely is by far the easiest to use. Feedback from developers and more technical teams has always been positive, mostly due to the code editor allowing for easy implementation along with the creation of advanced audience segments using advanced javascript. For business users and non-technical people, the wysiwig editor allows for smaller changes to be made quickly whilst somewhat educating the user on the types of code changes that are being made.
Ashley Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.0
Based on 10 answers
Web interface is nearly always available. Javascript snippet (which actually runs the test) is distributed on a CDN for near-constant availability.
Albert Wavering | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Optimizely

Optimizely 6.0
Based on 10 answers
We have had some issues with screen flicker when loading experiment content. We had to dial back some of the creative changes to load smaller files.
Shawn Daley | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Optimizely

Optimizely 9.1
Based on 28 answers
They always are quick to respond, and are so friendly and helpful. They always answer the phone right away. And [they are] always willing to not only help you with your problem, but if you need ideas they have suggestions as well.
Sean Cleveland | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

SiteSpect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
When we have any questions on how the tool can be utilized for some unique requirements, they always make excellent suggestions.
avinash cipalli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Optimizely

Optimizely 3.0
Based on 1 answer
The tool itself is not very difficult to use so training was not very useful in my opinion. It did not also account for success events more complex than a click (which my company being ecommerce is looking to examine more than a mere click).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Optimizely

Optimizely 8.0
Based on 22 answers
In retrospect:- I think I should have stressed more demo's / workshopping with the Optimizely team at the start. I felt too confident during demo stages, and when came time to actually start, I was a bit lost. (The answer is likely I should have had them on-hand for our first install.. they offered but I thought I was OK.)- Really getting an understanding / asking them prior to install of how to make it really work for checkout pages / one that uses dynamic content or user interaction to determine what the UI does. Could have saved some time by addressing this at the beginning, as some things we needed to create on our site for Optimizely to "use" as a trigger for the variation test.- Having a number of planned/hoped-for tests already in-hand before working with Optimizely team. Sharing those thoughts with them would likely have started conversations on additional things we needed to do to make them work (rather than figuring that out during the actual builds). Since I had development time available, I could have added more things to the baseline installation since my developers were already "looking under the hood" of the site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

SiteSpect 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Just need to have your requirements ready such as, what you are expecting from the tool, is there anything specific you want regarding reporting, tracking etc.
avinash cipalli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Optimizely

I think that Optimizely is more user-friendly than Adobe and Monetate, for example - Adobe is really suited for people with deep pockets and a distinct technical acumen that may not be suitable for a small business. Montetate is not user-friendly - even for seasoned marketers. Apptemize is a pretty great product but they killed their free product. Like Optimzely, they seem to be shooting for enterprise-level clients.
Sylvia Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

I have used all the tools in the market. Sitespect kicks them into the curb based on how easy it is to build variations, and hot it doesnt interfere with client load.
Oliver Paton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Optimizely

Optimizely 7.0
Based on 49 answers
Thus far, Optimizely's overall scalability has been great. Our organization has a white label business that continues to grow and we've had to build up our MarTech stack accordingly, which comes with scalability challenges - especially with the budget. This is something we need to monitor as we continue to grow.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Optimizely

  • Optimizely has had a tremendous positive impact on the ROI of our clients. Whether you're just starting your testing program and just want to get your feet wet with a few simple WYSIWYG tests, or you're ready to dive in to complex MVT test designs and Personalization Campaigns, Optimizely has everything you need to create, and maintain, a highly successful testing center.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SiteSpect

  • Easily test and optimize the effectiveness of landing pages, layouts, variations of copy, different offers, photos, navigation elements, links, buttons, and more – all without having to change your existing site.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Optimizely

General

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

Optimizely Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SiteSpect

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
The entry-level setup fee is dependent upon the deployment model the client chooses to implement. Each prospect receives a custom quote based on their need.

SiteSpect Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
SiteSpect Enterprise
    SaaS Edition
    SiteSpect Cloud
      Additional Pricing Details

      Rating Summary

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Optimizely
      8.9
      SiteSpect
      6.0

      Likelihood to Renew

      Optimizely
      9.0
      SiteSpect
      9.3

      Usability

      Optimizely
      7.2
      SiteSpect

      Reliability and Availability

      Optimizely
      9.0
      SiteSpect

      Performance

      Optimizely
      6.0
      SiteSpect

      Support Rating

      Optimizely
      9.1
      SiteSpect
      10.0

      In-Person Training

      Optimizely
      SiteSpect
      10.0

      Online Training

      Optimizely
      3.0
      SiteSpect

      Implementation Rating

      Optimizely
      8.0
      SiteSpect
      10.0

      Scalability

      Optimizely
      7.0
      SiteSpect

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