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110 Ratings

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Score 8 out of 101

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

VWO

Good:
Simple tests like hiding and showing a button, text, etc.
Adding text onto the page
Changing the color of things
Split tests where the whole page can change

Bad:
Complicated tests regarding custom JavaScript that's run (there may be asynchronous actions happening in that script that we need the page blank for until those actions finish)
Want a smarter visual editor (e.g. we can change the layout and the test would still work, by class or id selectors)
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Hotjar

HotJar is well suited for our UX team in trying to get as much data as possible to validate our decisions decisions. Specifically, we have a interaction component that is focused on showing and hiding metadata of a given item on the screen. We had many conflicting ideas within our team of the best way to show/hide this data. We implemented one of our ideas that we thought would be the best to test out in the wild. HotJar has provided very specific data about how our users are interacting with that interaction component, and we can now iterate on making updates that are in direct response to what we are seeing through HotJarData.
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Pros

  • Heat maps
  • Easy set up of A/B tests
  • Easy implementation of the tool
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  • User session video capture - HotJar allows us to conduct usability testing as if we were sitting behind a user, interacting with our web software. Although we don't get audio, we can see exactly how a user interacts and moves around our software. We can see clicks, mouse movements, time spent during any given activity, and more. And best of all, the video timeline gives us timestamps/markers where major interactions happened, allowing us to find those interactions quickly.
  • Hot spot heat maps - Just like any good analytics tool, HotJar provides great colored heat maps of how frequently users clicked/interacted on different parts of our web page. This gives us a quick, at-a-glance idea of what our users are focusing on.
  • Dynamic user surveys - Sometimes pure interaction data is not enough to get the info we need. Luckily, HotJar gives us the ability to create dynamically-driven surveys on our web app. These surveys can be change without needing to re-deploy our entire application - they can be updated through the HotJar tool.
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Cons

  • Auto report on activity, unless I'm not aware of this feature my reports are created manually
  • Grouping tests and analysis into folders, I have a lot of tests and analysis running so scanning and finding the right item can be tricky
  • Usage reports, a weekly or monthly report emailed from the platform on our usage stats
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  • Updates - The product has released very few updates or improvements since I began using it, and the core offerings have remained the same.
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Likelihood to Renew

VWO8.3
Based on 18 answers
There is always something to test, to keep improving our website's efficiency.
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Hotjar5.1
Based on 2 answers
For what it costs (at least as of now!) it's too good a bargain to pass up as long as you are dedicated to using Hotjar even infrequently for finding opportunities for improvement on your site.
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Usability

VWO8.0
Based on 1 answer
I gave Visual Website Optimizer a rating of 8 because it is overall a great product to use. Setting up and keeping track of various tests is easy and straight forward. The only reason why this product is not rated higher is because the support documents online leave a lot of room for improvement.
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Hotjar7.0
Based on 2 answers
It has never taken me more than a few seconds to figure out how to do what I want to do. I hope the Hotjar team remains committed to keeping the software intuitive to use as they continue to add more capabilities!
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Support

VWO10.0
Based on 3 answers
While their online document support is lacking a simple email to their support team will almost always get responded to the next day. It has however taken more than one email to explain the problem to the support team till they understood the problem. The solution I was given also only half fixed the problem the rest I figured out on my own.
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Implementation

VWO8.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall, the implementation of VWO is straightforward. If you've got a straightforward way of deploying code to all of your test pages, either a good CMS or a TMS, then implementation should be a breeze. There is no tweaking to be done to the code itself, and once deployed it has the flexibility to cope with different VWO modules (tracking, conversion analysis, session analysis) without modification.
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Alternatives Considered

VWO has more options, and a deeper engine for analysis. Unfortunately, I do wish they integrated better to pull data from GA as well
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Hotjar serves as a replacement to hiring UX testers, which are more expensive and not representative of our true audience.
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Return on Investment

  • Doubled CRs in some areas with the smallest of content changes, like the header copy on a form
  • Helping to validate the decisions the design and content teams make back to the business, specifically helping us prove the idea we have had actually works
  • Helping to identify usability issues and problem areas that we have further researched, changed and improved to the benefit of our users and business
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  • 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.
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Pricing Details

VWO

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
VWO Editions & Modules
VWO
Edition
TESTING
Get a Demo1
CONVERSION OPTIMIZATION
Get a Demo2
ENTERPRISE
Get a Demo3
1. The classic VWO A/B testing solution
2. The all-in-one platform for all your optimization needs
3. Customized solution with advanced AB testing and conversion optimization capabilities
Additional Pricing Details
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Hotjar

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Hotjar Editions & Modules
Hotjar
Edition
Basic
$01
Pro
$292
Business
$893
1. 2k pageviews per day
2. per month; 10k pageviews per day
3. per month; 20k pageviews per day
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