Parse.ly

Parse.ly

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Parse.ly

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Parse.ly is great

10 out of 10
February 22, 2022
I use it to analyze our site's traffic on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, to see what types of stories do well and what types of …
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Great for journalists

10 out of 10
January 13, 2022
We use Parse.ly for real-time traffic monitoring and reporting.

It allows us to identify breakout search trends within our editorial …
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Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee required
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $499 per month

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Product Details

What is Parse.ly?

Parse.ly is an analytics platform built for content and designed with the belief that the most successful companies are the ones with the best content. Winning in the digital content world, though, isn't easy. You need to create feedback loops and listen, though data, to what your audience is telling you.

With 30 unique attention metrics, subscriber tracking, and audience segmentation, content creators, analysts, editors, marketers and communications professionals can use Parse.ly to:

  • Grow their business and improve key metrics like reader engagement, conversions, and retention through data-driven insights.

  • Act on immediate real-time audience insights or analyze historical data to get a clear picture of the past and plan for the future.

With a built-in personalization platform product teams can use Parse.ly to create dynamic content experiences powered by data and personalized by user on their website and in their CMS or WCM.

With our data pipeline platform data scientists and engineers can use our enriched clickstream data to spend less time on data infrastructure and more time on data analysis and insights.

Parse.ly works with 300+ enterprise companies using their trusted data infrastructure:

  • The #4 most widely installed premium web technology on high-traffic sites (according to BuiltWith).

  • Parse.ly is used by leading media and entertainment companies, DTC brands, Fortune 500 companies, B2B enterprise companies, and anyone who believes content can move their business forward.

Parse.ly Screenshots

Overview in full-screen mode: Many Parse.ly pages, like the Overview, are TV-ready. Keep your entire team up-to-date with live, full-screen dashboards on TVs in your office.Overview screen: See a snapshot of what your audience is paying attention to today so you can make fast decisions about what content to produce or distribute. Customize it to show only what your team cares about by filtering it to a particular author, section, or tag. You can pick what stats and listings are displayed.Real-time posts page: See what’s gathering steam so you can capitalize on attention to every post, campaign, or section.
Real-time data includes the last 24 hours and updates every five seconds. It can be seen, filtered, and sorted on most screens.Historical posts page: Explore historical trends by post, author, section, topic, referrer, or campaign. Compare today’s performance to last week, month, or year.Campaign tracking: Easily tie in your off-site promotion to engagement with your on-site content using UTM parameters.Multi-channel tracking: Track all your content in one place, no matter where it lives.
Compare how your content performances on various distributed channels including your website, AMP, Facebook Instant Articles, and Apple News.Referrers: Understand where your readers are coming from and what’s trending where in real-time or historically.Reporting suite: Set up recurring reports and schedule them to be emailed to you or your team on a daily, weekly, or monthly cadence.Tags: Tag content by format, topic, style—whatever structure makes sense for your company. Track sponsored content campaigns for better, more efficient, sales reporting.Conversions report: In the report, quickly see which content converts the most readers, which content assists the most conversions, and which types of conversions content drives best. The report runs weekly, showing conversion data for the last week.Video analytics: Demonstrate ROI of video efforts with a real-time and historical view of video performance. Parse.ly shows how videos and posts interact: which posts contain videos and which videos are played on each page.

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Deployment TypesSaaS
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parse.ly?

Parse.ly is a content optimization platform for online publishers. It provides in-depth analytics and helps maximize the performance of the digital content. It features a dashboard geared for editorial and business staff and an API that can be used by a product team to create personalized or contextual experiences on a website.

How much does Parse.ly cost?

Parse.ly starts at $499.

What is Parse.ly's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.

Who uses Parse.ly?

The most common users of Parse.ly are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Media Production industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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Parse.ly is a fairly intuitive and user-friendly system, and even without the need for training, the basics can be picked up fairly easily. The more you use it, the more you are likely to get out of its functionality and features - there's a lot it can be asked to do with your data.
Score 8 out of 10
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The UX is not intuitive and there are a lot of steps between changing and altering displays - I used it for nearly a year before finding out I could save filtered searches to display just the site sections I oversee. Setting up the saved searches is clunky and slow and can't be changed.
Score 10 out of 10
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I gave this rating because my experience with Parse.ly so far has only helped me understand what my readers prefer and how much time are they willing to spend on reading my work. It has also helped me to understand how the readers react to certain articles and allows me to deliver content that is more user-friendly and keeps them coming back to the company's platform.
Mark Chiles | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The Parse.ly platform is very user-friendly and easy to use. User management is simple, and reporting setup only takes a few minutes. They provide very helpful documentation for implementing the scripts on your site and have great customer support to help with custom development such as implementing their content recommendation engine.
Score 7 out of 10
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Positives (among others): - The leaderboard function gives a clear, real-time daily picture of which stories are performing best and which channels have been used to read them. - The data given overall is informative and forms the basis of a clear plan for the newsroom. Negatives (among others): - Its appearance can make it seem daunting and less welcome than other software, like Chartbeat. - Data, particularly in the campaign tab, is often associated [with] channels with names made of jumbled letters and words resembling hyperlinks. The software could be improved by making it clearer what each of these names [is], allowing newsrooms a better opportunity to analyze.
Score 9 out of 10
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Compared to the two other web traffic analytics tools used by my organization, Adobe Analytics and Google Analytics, Parse.ly is a much easier and faster tool. Parse.ly can pull information almost immediately, while Adobe and Google usually need 10-30 seconds to pull data, in my experience. Co-workers and clients who do not use web traffic analytics tools can understand and digest data shown on Parse.ly much more easily than Adobe and Google, in my experience, thanks to the interface.
Score 8 out of 10
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They still have some room for improvements on reporting, matrices, and [the] dashboard. Also, they should implement defensive [checks] on their API, so during any circumstances, if API is down, it should give fallback data, and [the] user should get [a seamless] experience. They are [the] best in the industry for those functionalities.
Score 9 out of 10
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Most functions in Parse.ly are readily understandable with virtually no training. You do not need to be a web developer to use it--it simply enables you to study performance and gives you a clear overview of what is trending on your site and how your daily performance compares to usual. The reports function is relatively straightforward to set up, with a bit of trial and error. The search bar makes it easy to check up on a particular story.
August 10, 2021

Parse.ly just clicks!

Score 9 out of 10
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We have to come to rely on it so that reporters can gauge interest in stories and perhaps do a follow up on it to garner even more traction. It is an indispensable tool in today’s digital journalism profession, which is all about clicks and engagement and number counts.
Score 9 out of 10
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It is a simple-to-use platform while still having a wide amount of functions. As a publisher with multiple brands, you can easily jump between them and identify everything from individual articles up to a much wider view of how the whole company or a single author is performing.
Alice Marshall | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Parse.ly offers a great user experience that is intuitive, its interface clean and clear. This is important when coming back time and time again to use, offering a smooth performance with the ability to easily pick up how to navigate and find the data you are looking for. Its homepage is clear, with just a few clicks allowing you to search and seek out more focused data.
Score 9 out of 10
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It's super easy to use. The site basically explains itself upon being accessed. I like that it ranks a given day compared to the same day of the week in the week before, and the week before that. Traffic charts illustrate the findings and make them easier to understand and digest.
Omar Raya León | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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It is easy to understand and to use it. Parse.ly classifies how the productivity and views of each worker are doing throughout the day, week, month, or year. It also tracks the most viewed posts and most successful writers, which could be useful for giving stimulus or rewards for them.