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Kevin McLallen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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VWO Is being utilized to learn more about and improve conversion opportunities across multiple products including client sites. The VWO platform quickly enables the ability to implement and test different hypothesis for conversion rate optimization goals. This includes enabling the ability to run simultaneous tests across multiple different mobile device types.
  • VWO has a strong support team willing to help provide answers to questions during the setup process. During setup, we had some questions regarding implementation across a significant number of sites and they were able to ease dev team concerns and provide detailed best practices to streamline integration.
  • Some of the initial results of a few of the initial tests raised some questions internally. We setup a call and were able to quickly address the questions and find some opportunities to leverage moving forward.
  • I discovered a bug within the UI that lead to some questions internally. I was able to report it and the problem was fixed rather quickly and their team followed up with a thank you for reporting it and to report the issue was now resolved.
  • The plans are constantly changing from a pricing and visitor perspective. This means that if you are trying to prove the product you will need to be ready for a long term commitment.
  • This platform tends to consume a large visitor allotment to find a result. In our initial tests, it took much longer than anticipated in order to find a reliable result.
  • If you pause a campaign or test, the UI creates a large red warning that indicates it has been paused. This notification is red with an large exclamation point that makes it appear as if something is wrong with the test. This notification is by design according to VWO cannot be dismissed. This creates some confusion when presenting or training new users.
VWO makes implementation and integration easy. They have done a great job to ensure the script does not heavily impact load times or page speeds. This was a very important aspect especially if you will be doing tests across multiple sites or products. Overall the UI is easy to learn and the support team is quick to address specific questions.
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Michel Zurkirchen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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VWO is used within our digital department to run A/B tests and to personalise our website for visitor segments. I personally also find it useful to watch recordings of visitors that have dropped out of our ecommerce funnel. VWO makes it easy to select these recordings, instead of having to manually go through a great number of irrelevant recordings.
  • When designing A/B variations I can choose to either use the visual editor or to make the changes using code. I particularly like using jQuery.
  • VWO offers the ability to keep long term track of the performance of your goals.
  • I can easily identify recordings of users that dropped out of a funnel and watch those.
  • There is live chat to get support, with great response times and which is very helpful.
  • You are forced to create observations and hypotheses when creating a test, which is a great way to make sure that you are actually testing something worthwhile.
  • You can group tests together so that you can rule out interaction effects between tests that you are running at the same time.
  • The heatmaps within A/B tests are overlayed on the live website. Unfortunately, these don't work properly when scrolling down the site.
  • I am missing an overview of all my custom conversions. I can only see a list of frequently used goals while setting up an A/B test, which may or may not include all custom conversions.
It is well suited for exactly what you would expect. To gain insight into what visitors are doing on your website and to improve your website based on these insights through testing. Given my experience so far, I would say it is less suited to deal with websites that use AJAX. The insight gathering tools are still valuable, but the testing tools quickly become complicated.
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Megan Lattanzi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use VWO in my department to track website engagement, get feedback from surveys, and test different variations of enhancements and changes. We share this information with our marketing department, and sometimes the company as a whole.
  • VWO A/B tests are easy to set up. I like that we can input our own HTML/CSS/js.
  • Surveys are nice. I like the new feature of being able to see some recordings of sessions who answered the survey.
  • Overall, the recordings are very useful. We have set up some recordings to even verify/debug some issues we were seeing on our site.
  • Setting up specific goals or events is sometimes hard. our goals/events/clicks are not always straight forward as "if user clicks this thing" which means we have to do extra set up.
  • Form tracking has been a pain, especially with forms that don't have a "submit" button - our checkout process. being able to funnel from delivery/pickup, delivery address form, to payment type, payment form, and submit, it has been difficult. we have dynamic forms with unique id per each session, which also required extra set up. We had an issue with the form only capturing the latest submit, rather than all submits. Even with it set up, the form tracking doesn't seem to capture how we would want.
  • It's good for basic testing and tracking page engagement.
  • If you have a complex site or are trying to use it as an analytic platform, it may not work as you would like.
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Mark Harding | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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VWO was used within our digital team primary by myself and the developers, mainly for user research, collecting and analyzing the user feedback within surveys. The other main functionality we used was for MVT and AB testing throughout our UK website. With detail, reporting was helpful for board meetings and quickly grabbing data for presentations.
  • Great customer service and support.
  • Easy to use testing tool.
  • Clear and simple reporting of stats/data.
  • There is a lot to the tool that can add confusion.
  • Lots of guides that sometimes are confusing too.
  • Although there's great service, sometimes you are dealing with different people about one issue. Might be the time difference.
VWO is a great testing platform. We found it straightforward to set up and implement throughout the whole functionality of VWOs testing.
The tool is well laid out and should there be any confusion, there are plenty of helpful prompts, an editor which really anyone can use and the reporting is again very clear and easy to understand.
Where it is less appropriate is when traffic levels are low, however, this would apply to many other testing tools.
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David Lane | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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VWO is being used within the marketing team to help improve on-site user-experience, increasing brand advocacy, and helping to deliver continual conversion rate improvements for our lead generation campaigns.
  • Simple to create very detailed multivariant tests.
  • Good heatmapping and scroll depth software.
  • Easy to understand results and reporting.
  • Faster support.
  • Simplified segmentation.
  • Easier to use form testing tools.
Very easy to view the performance of the full funnel, identifying areas for improvement, and then theorizing and testing an improved part of that process.
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Taylor Marmie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use VWO for marketing, and particularly A/B Testing! We A/B test our paid landing pages and website pages. From content to hero images to CTAs, VWO helps us A/B test everything we need to understand how users are using and converting on our websites. VWO is also seamless in allowing us to manage four websites in one account.
  • Nice data reporting.
  • Easy step-by-step instructions to set up your tests.
  • Easy to collaborate on tests other people on your team may have set up.
  • We would like the option to not add a hypothesis, as sometimes our tests aren't developed enough for one.
  • Date range on data reports.
  • Download screen recordings.
Our generic A/B tests for copy, hero images, and CTA copy/color/size/shape are all super well-suited for VWO. Our company has yet to come across a scenario where VWO has not worked for us. We've also taken advantage of the screen recording/heatmap sessions on VWO to make changes to pages, like our pricing page, once we know what may be confusing to a user in a new layout.
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Ryan Bennion | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use it for A/B Testing, Customer recordings, Heatmaps, reducing page load times, and making decisions. We find that we can show through their data why a customer will or won't behave a certain way. This allows us to stop making business decisions off of hunches and start taking action based on data that will move the needle for us and provide an overall better customer experience. That has translated to better sales for us.
  • Customer Recordings. Take a page, watch how your customers behave, and start making tests to reduce friction.
  • Heat Maps. We have long, evergreen content posts and we want to see how many people identify with the content, because then they will continue to scroll further on the page.
  • A/B Testing. If you have a simple website built on basic code, you should not have to integrate or bring on a developer. It's an easy drag-and-drop functionality. You can also request hours to have them help you if your IT resources are limited.
  • I think the UI could be a little more modern. At times, it can be touchy.
  • I would like it to be easier to export a customer recording into a small MP4 file. It's not the easiest way currently to export.
  • I think most of the company is based in India, which I don't have a problem with, but the time zones can make things a little challenging.
I would say it is well suited for A/B Testing, Customer Surveys (think popup surveys), monitoring customers, identifying customer behaviors, and drag-and-drop functionality for limited IT Resource companies.
It is less appropriate for complete overhauls of websites. It would be best to do testing for a page at a time. You can do split URL testing, but it doesn't seem easy and would require some hours on their part.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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VWO is used by the UX & CRO department of our digital marketing agency to facilitate running A/B tests on client websites. It solves the business problem of not needing to much developer resource to run tests, allowing our team members to mostly set up tests themselves rather than needing complex code.
  • Quick to set up AB tests on sites, with multiple variations allowed and the ability to use segments to control who sees the test.
  • Easily links with GA for accurate analysis
  • Heatmaps are included which allow you to see differences between test variations
  • Setting up multivariate tests can be very difficult, particularly if you want to test something which requires custom code rather than using the VWO editor.
  • Using the VWO editor to create tests can create excessive amounts of code to do quite simple changes, compared to if custom code written by a developer was used.
  • The heatmaps could be more detailed, and seeing how far users had scrolled would be useful.
  • Integration with more tools, such as Hotjar, would be very handy
VWO is useful when you need to run AB tests on websites which have been set up well. Problems can arise when the tests are more complicated, especially multivariate tests, or when the website is quite old/doesn't function as well as it should. Then tests can become quite buggy. It can also be difficult previewing tests via the preview tool, as that sometimes doesn't display the test correctly. It is also difficult allowing clients to preview live tests when there is more than one variation. The test can be set live to the client's IP, but to guarantee them seeing a specific variation it has to be set to 100%, so you can only show one variation at a time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 2 out of 10
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It is currently being used by CRO and UX department, it's main focus is to AB test.
  • Allows split testing
  • Allows any traffic split
  • Allows segmentation
  • Horrible usability - the navigation within each account is quite something, not clear where you find certain features, imagine someone using it daily and having to deal with these issues - it's really a perfect recipe to ruin anyone's day.
  • The reporting isn't great either, it's difficult to understand how VWO reports as it never matches up with data in other platforms i.e. GA.
  • Another issue is related to the glitches and bug fixing, sometimes VWO agents don't have an answer and it can be frustrating.
  • Site speed - it can negatively affect the website and user experience, however not much has been done about it over the last few years.
  • MVT testing is too complex and in many ways impossible to actually execute.
It's well suited for the AB testing simple tests, which tie in nicely within the CRO strategy. Not ideal for personalisation and wanting to do tests which are more sophisticated.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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It's being used to analyze our marketing and e-commerce site. We use A/B testing, recordings, heatmaps and surveys to gather information about how users are able to use our sites and what they are understanding. A/B testing has been valuable in getting buy-in from decision makers as we are able to directly prove the effectiveness of the changes we are proposing.
  • Visual editor for A/B testing is really solid, especially if your site is fairly static. It gets a bit tougher when you have very dynamic content but it's still much easier than having our dev team make two versions of a page and try and split traffic.
  • Recordings and Heatmaps are invaluable assets for figuring out how well certain pages are working. While they don't replace standard user testing they can supplement it very well and reinforce your position to make a design change.
  • Support has been fairly quick to resolve rather complex issues, even with a bit of a language barrier a lot of the time. Discussing technical challenges over chat is not easy but I can usually get these difficult challenges ironed out in a day or so.
  • I don't really use the "plan" features much. They seemed nice at first but they are too slow and cumbersome to use in practicality. I don't like being forced to use it to do testing.
  • Goal tracking seems limited. I'd love to be able to use advanced e-commerce goals (like how many people bought a specific product) for my test but have to use overall revenue and 3rd party tracking like GA to fill in the gaps.
  • Dynamic content is really hard to edit. Anything built on a modern JS framework is hard because manipulating multiple states on the same page starts to get really complex. There's a lot of workarounds, and I haven't found a better solution, but it's not as easy as point and click if you have something more complex than a static site.
I wouldn't recommend VWO to non-enterprise users. Hotjar does a lot of the tracking equally as well at a fraction of the cost and there are split testing options out there that are much, much cheaper. It's convenient if you have the budget to have it all in one place, but if you don't, then doing it on two different platforms is still workable. If I'm price sensitive I'd probably explore some other options in combination with Hotjar.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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We use VWO across two markets. It helps us extend a test beyond the fundamental of AB Test. It has a 360-degree view of funnel and goal. Each test can be customized depending on traffic volume and specific to its conversion rate. As no pages value are equal, it makes sense to adjust conversion or improvements as you'd expect. It solves the issue of a number of concurrent tests you can run on the case of Google Optimise. Solves some flicker issues and nuances you get from using free testing tools. Tool also helps us from hypothesis to agile recording of insights and conversions to implementation, reporting and insights.
  • 360 degree view of your tests helps you frame insights. It's always challenging to put together reports if you're using multiple testing tools.
  • I like the collection of hypothesis and problems to solve, and you can reuse them to other tests rather than starting from scratch.
  • The best thing is that it's simple to use. Features are arranged in a simple and easy to understand manner.
  • Form tracking is one of its features that I really like. However, our websites are using Angular forms and it needs a bit of customization from their support.
  • For us the volume of traffic is not yet that huge, I had to spend quite a bit of time to calculate what should be the right conversion rate to achieve.
  • Would be great to also cater for low volume traffic in running tests.
Definitely better for high volume traffic. And probably not ideal for low volume traffic.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use VWO primarily for its A/B testing functionality, secondarily for its ability to edit website content on the fly and implement flexible customer experience surveys. We use VWO in our EBSCO Mags business line, a B2B magazine agent. It allows us to implement A/B tests based on user behavior and other criteria and it allows the marketing department to make changes to the website before the Web Development team is able to implement permanent changes.
  • A/B testing. VWO users are able to use all sorts of criteria to trigger and serve an A/B test, and the editor functionality is extremely flexible in editing page content.
  • Surveys. We're looking to expand our surveys with the new logic functionality that VWO is beta testing.
  • Web content editing that circumvents the web development "wait time". If marketing needs something simple changed on a webpage, all we have to do is go in VWO and edit or hide it.
  • Continued learning. I think that quarterly product update calls would help us understand what's new in the VWO universe.
VWO is great if you're looking to learn more about your customers' online behavior, even if you've never had any kind of formal A/B website testing plan.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use VWO within our digital design team to conduct on-site surveys, observe how users interact with our site, and perform A/B tests, all with the aim of improving the usability of our site.
  • On-site surveys allow us to gather information directly from our users without having to seek them out and ask in person. For example, what information they would find useful for specific pages.
  • Recordings of users allow us to see exactly how people use our website, so we have a greater idea of where improvements can be made.
  • A/B tests give us vital information on if an idea really does work or not.
  • As a UX designer myself, I appreciate how well VWO has been designed. It really is easy to use, especially for something complex like creating A/B tests.
  • Our front-end team has a huge issue with how long VWO takes to load, which obviously will have a negative impact on user experience. More needs to be done to reduce this issue.
VWO is great for gaining a better understanding of your users and testing ideas to know if they work. Heatmaps, surveys, session recordings, hypothesis, and A/B tests make a complete set of tools to figure out what people are struggling with/need, and to analyze and test what will help make your service/product better.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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We use it to run A/B tests, surveys, form analysis, and web recordings. It is primarily being used by the product team and to a certain level by the marketing team. It helps us to analyze how users behave and respond to various pages. Apart from this, it helps us choose one variation over the other while running experiments at any scale.
  • Conducting A/B tests. Segmenting their reports to get deep insights into which variation is performing well for what segment of users.
  • Form analysis. Knowing how users are interacting with the survey.
  • Surveys. Conducting various levels of surveys via the platform.
  • Segmentation in Surveys.
  • Connecting it with other tools like CRM, GA, etc.
  • Running multiple experiments on the same page simultaneously.
Running A/B, split URL tests easily without having to worry about any setup process. Connecting them with GA for advanced analytics could be done in a better way. It is also a great tool for conducting surveys and doing form analysis on a bunch of different landing pages. They have great customer support as well.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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VWO is being used to analyze client's sites and improve their conversion rates. It addresses issues related to UX or poor conversion performance. We use this tool across a variety of templates and sites to gather insights on user journeys and flows.
  • Insights.
  • Reporting.
  • Integration.
  • Hard to build tests when dealing with dynamic content.
  • The WYSIWYG can be confusing as most tests require development.
  • It would be good to have an easier integration with Google Analytics.
It can be quite tricky to implement tests when you don't know JS.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 22, 2019

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In my organization, we manage the UX and CRO on our client's websites and use VWO to give us the ability to AB test on the sites. It only gets used by the UX and CRO team, and not in other departments. Mainly it helps us by giving us the ability to test the impact of making changes on websites, so we can build the changes in house and direct traffic to the appropriate percentage of users, with less time required for the clients.
  • Ability to direct test traffic to specific user types, devices, IP addresses allows easier test previewing and allows you to direct relevant traffic to the tests.
  • It is easy to set up new sub-accounts and sub-users so relevant people can view relevant accounts.
  • Ability to send preview links and QR codes of test variations.
  • The idea of having heatmaps with test variations are great. However, I find the VWO heatmaps largely unreliable, and don't show much data.
  • The previews links are really important so we can send our tests to clients before setting them live. However, they are really unreliable and are quite difficult for clients to use. You have to ensure the client clears their cookies and views the test in incognito, which is fine, but even after doing this it does not always work.
  • Building tests can be quite awkward as the code editors are overlaid over the view of the page, so you can't instantly see what the changes to the code do to the page -- you have to close the code editor, then select to correct variation. If you then find something isn't right, you find yourself repeating this a lot.
This is a great tool to use if you are wanting to change something on your site, but want to make sure it is the best thing to do for the user. You can use this tool to track user conversion and engagement on the website to track the success of the changes you are made. Although, if the changes are quite large on the page/site, it may not be appropriate to do this on VWO, as it can break and cause more issues on your site. For instance, major changes to the page, such as new navigation, may be too big for VWO.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2019

cheap option

Score 7 out of 10
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This is being used only by the e-commerce department. We use them for on-site A/B testing. We use the tool to learn more about our customers, their behavior, and how to improve the overall site experience. We have leveraged this data to share with our retail partners. There are a few tests we can run based on branding, but are also able to test based on behavior, which is great.
  • Very communicative.
  • They come up with great ideas on their own.
  • Easy tools.
  • Great reporting.
  • They try to push their ideas on you instead of learning your brand.
  • Time zone differences (based in India) make it difficult at times.
They were able to unlock a few issues our customers were having on site, which lead to great CVR increases. However, they can be a bit pushy about what they want to test at times, leading to frustrating conversations. They have a great pricing structure, which makes things more tolerable.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 20, 2019

VWO is doing well for us.

Score 8 out of 10
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We are using VWO in the e-commerce department, together with an external consulting agency.
  • We got some great insights and could fix some issues by watching the VWO's recordings.
  • It's great that A/B tests can be paused and changed. In Google Optimize, we were struggling when we needed to add some minor changes while a test was running.
  • We love Smart Decisions. It's a time saver and helps whenever we aren't sure if should keep a test running or not.
  • A bit pricey
  • We had a few problems when we set up tracking codes - support helped us and everything works flawlessly now
VWO is a great testing platform. There are several functions within one software. We were able to get rid of several tools that we used before. We have them all in one place now with VWO.
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Thomas (TJ) Tate | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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We have a unique organization where we have a central services team that assists 4 publishing groups. We implemented VWO for use in all teams. We are a direct response marketing company and wanted to leverage VWO for format testing across our promotional pages and order forms, as well as our fulfillment websites. The real value would have been to optimize our sales funnels using the tool.
  • Multivariant testing async. We have a limited development staff, so having our marketers be able to control experiments was a big plus.
  • Multiple dimensions for testing, allowing us to isolate tests based on device was a benefit.
  • Screen recordings, being able to view customer recordings was valuable to see what people are doing on our pages.
  • Heatmaps loaded very slow. We have very long form sales copy and VWO could not load the pages with a heatmap view a majority of the time.
  • Google and Facebook slap. We were shutdown from running ads to pages that had VWO embedded in them as it was perceived as cloaking. This was the biggest issue for us as we rely on optimizing for display spend.
It is well suited for user experience and optimizing UI on a traditional website. It is not well suited when you need to optimize on campaigns from display as you run the risk of the native display networks blocking your ads from running.
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Hovhannes Mkhitaryan | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2018

Solid Testing Platform

Score 8 out of 10
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The basic observation tools in VWO are being used by our User Experience Team to
1) Monitor success of split and A/B tests, and
2) Draft new hypothesis to fuel next rounds of tests.

A/B & Split testing tools are being used by the Development Team to set up and execute tests on our Shopify stores.
  • Test set up is a breeze and settings are presented in a thought out sequence.
  • Recordings, Heatmaps, and other observation tools are easily segmented by audiences we care about, making observation simple for our UX team.
  • Our customer success manager is always available for meetings and proactive in his advocation for the platform.
  • Observations currently (9/14/18) don't support outside domains.
  • Observation collection sample rate is a little low (for the price) - takes a bit longer to collect meaningful amount of data.
For sites with backend languages (i.e. PHP) it is simple to do A/B and split testing as we can rely on parameters set, which can be analyzed by PHP before page loads.

For sites like Shopify that don't truly have a server side language, we have to rely on split testing with different URL or by using Javascript to analyze parameters and change content after.
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Bianca Alexandra Darie | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Visual Website Optimizer is being used only by the marketing team with a continuous process of website optimization
  • All in one platform: The fact that Visual Website Optimizer offers all the features available in one platform facilitates the research work of marketers a lot.
  • A/B Test feature: Within the A/B test feature, users have the possibility to analyze the results not just on a summary level, but on a detailed one, too. The best part always comes from the detailed report, which offers a clearer view of the performance of the test.
  • Support team: Visual Website Optimizer has a great support team for their users. Fast, knowledgeable, friendly people that you can lay your trust in them that by the end of the day (if not quicker,) they will be there with a solution for you. The support team can assist you in any difficulty you might face at that specific moment with clear directions, both by email or a call.
  • Surveys are a great way to get insights from your website visitors. The current version offers you the possibility to do so, but in a very basic way: question -> answer -> the end. My recommendation would be to upgrade this feature by adding branching logic to each answer.
  • Customers of Visual Website Optimizer can allocate visitors to their sub-accounts by designating 'testing visitors' or 'research visitors'. Both of them are equally distributed among the different features. But my recommendation would be to have the option to allocate visitors from the 'research visitors', for example, by each individual feature. To know from the start that 100% of research visitors will be distributed depending your needs. e.g. 25% recordings + 25 heatmaps + 30% surveys + 5% forms + 15% Track features.
  • It would be great if the Heatmap feature would have the option to save the created reports in a PDF form. This will allow any additional user of the VWO account to overview them on a later point.
It is a great way to start testing and showing the results of conversion optimization efforts. It is priced right and has the right features to improve client ROI on websites and display/paid search landing pages.
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Jeff Blettner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Visual Website Optimizer (VWO) as our primary A/B testing platform of choice as it has an easy to use interface, does not provide extra load on a client's website (it loads async), and has all the basic features to run an effective optimization program. Most importantly, it seems to be the most cost-effective alternative to Optimizely.
  • Automatically creates heatmaps of test variations, so no extra "syncing" work is needed to be done with Hotjar or other tools.
  • Easy to use interface that let's you quickly create, develop, implement, and start A/B tests.
  • Extremely cost-effective compared to Optimizely
  • A/B test analysis is not great. Instead of giving you a specific number on lift, it gives you a range and calculates "likeliness to beat control". This is due to the fact they use Bayesian statistics and not Frequentist. Though I don't think they need to move away from B Statistics, having a specific numbered lift, like X% better/worse, would be extremely helpful in communicating the effect a test has to clients.
  • No easy way to see how long a test has been running. Must look at the date range on a different view in analysis and then count the days. Very annoying since it could easily be solved by just listing the duration in days somewhere.
  • Cannot compare conversion rates over time. Optimizely and most other AB testing platforms create a nice chart that shows how the conversion rates of different variations have changed in relation to each other overtime. VWO does not. Instead it gives you a line chart of the amount of conversions per variation over time. So naturally the line chart just keeps growing because conversions keep coming in. But comparing amount of conversions is very misleading since its conversion rate we care about.
If a client has a large budget and would like "best in class", Optimizely is hands down the way to go. However, with a smaller budget, VWO in my opinion is the next best option as other platforms fall short.
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Mark Sullivan | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We decided to use VWO as our primary conversion optimization platform for website content. The main person using it was our Conversion Optimization Manager, who is responsible for the quality and quantity of lead conversions from our website, in addition to lower funnel conversions.
  • Fairly inexpensive for the suite of conversion optimization tools
  • UI is confusing and there is not enough help tips (or they are poorly written) to denote what each setting or metric actually does/is.
  • Support is provided by obviously non-native English speakers and we had a hard time getting each support rep to understand what we were asking, which was typically a question about what something within the platform (setting/metric) actually means.
  • Statistics engine underlying result data is not explained well and often doesn't line up with other conversion tracking applications (by a large margin).
  • Form analysis feature, which is something that we really wanted, doesn't work natively with Marketo forms without significant custom development.
  • VWO uses sampling on the overall goal tracking, despite us explicitly negotiating a visitor/session quota price point so that we could track everything on our website. This was one of the most frustrating parts of using VWO--we couldn't trust the accuracy of the data for our overall goal tracking due to this sampling issue because it was wildly different from our actual conversions as tracked in our application.
If you have the time and energy to work through a confusing and poorly documented application UI and you're willing to deal with sub-par support (although they were timely in their responses) from reps that might not often understand what you're asking about, then this is a good tool.
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Marceau Boulenger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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We are using VWO only for the marketing department on all our different websites. We are using it mainly to understand better the behavior of our web visitors and how we can improve the website for better conversion and better user experience. By using VWO to test new designs or pages, we are able to have data to back what we think is the best for the user experience.
  • Heatmaps automatically on all pages of the website
  • A/B testing quick/small changes on a page and see the results in term of form filled or button clicks
  • Split URLs for bigger A/B tests where we test some brand new designs
  • Targeting specifics users (new visitors, mobile users) for some A/B tests
  • The hypothesis part where we need to enter the hypotheses before doing A/B test seems to be useless in our case, as we do that more outside of VWO and don't really see the added value of that to be inside the software
  • The sampling of recording/heatmap seems to sometimes be pretty low for automatic recording, and the fact that we need to explicitly ask for one page to be tracked with more sample is sometimes a bit irritating
I believe that the perfect scenario for VWO is when you want to test changes on your website and that you are really focusing on getting the data to validate your findings. By having the recording, the heatmap and the AB testing in one single platform is a perfect one-stop software to improve your website base on data instead of intuition
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Shubham Gupta | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We use VWO to conduct A/B testing, anything from moving elements on the page, testing new CTA verbiage to straight up redesigning the whole page. This is a fantastic choice if you want to conduct some serious UX testing and gain insight on how users behave on your site using heatmaps. It's a great option if you want to be able to set up AB testing experiments for a website fairly quickly!
  • AB testing
  • Removing Outliers from the data and provide actionable insights
  • Provide lots of options as a filter to target a specific audience set
  • Heatmap and Visual recording of all the test
  • Provide a Mobile app or an improved version of Mobile web.
  • Send alerts of any actionable results happening on my AB test
  • Algorithm to sample and remove outlier needs a lot of improvement

VWO isn't perfect, but it is a great tool if your organization is looking to get its feet wet with Conversion Rate Optimization. They are developing great tools and features, as well as providing a library of testing ideas and case studies in case you're having trouble thinking of what to test.

Their results reporting isn't iron-clad, but for many efforts it's good enough. I personally am not a big fan of how "confident" they are in their declaring winners - I've seen tests where one day it says a variation is a winner at 100% confidence, then the next day that's down to 81% (think about that for a second).

However, for most new testers, it's a great tool and definitely a lot easier to use than a tool like Google Optimize.

The price point is very reasonable as well, making it accessible to companies of all sizes.

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Feature Scorecard Summary

a/b experiment testing (1)
8.2
Split URL testing (1)
9.1
Multivariate testing (2)
7.7
Multi-page/funnel testing (2)
6.4
Cross-browser testing (1)
8.2
Test significance (1)
7.3
Visual / WYSIWYG editor (1)
7.3
Advanced code editor (1)
9.1
Visitor recordings (1)
6.4
Preview mode (1)
6.4
Test duration calculator (1)
6.4
Standard visitor segmentation (1)
9.1
Behavioral visitor segmentation (1)
7.3
Traffic allocation control (1)
9.1
Website personalization (1)
7.3
Heatmap tool (1)
6.4
Click analytics (1)
6.4
Scroll maps (1)
6.4
Conversion tracking (1)
8.2
Goal tracking (1)
8.2
Test reporting (1)
7.3
Results segmentation (1)
5.5
Experiments results dashboard (1)
8.2

About VWO

VWO is an A/B testing and conversion optimization platform that enables growing businesses to conduct qualitative and quantitative visitor research, build an experimentation roadmap and run continuous experiments on their digital properties.

With its 5 capabilities Plan, Track, Test, Analyze, and Target, it brings the entire CRO (conversion rate optimization) process at one place. VWO helps online businesses follow the process- and data-driven conversion optimization to boost their conversion rates.

With features like heatmaps, surveys, visitor recordings, and others, VWO enables businesses to develop an in-depth understanding of on-site visitor behavior. VWO facilitates conducting research-driven A/B testing to optimize web experience across desktop, mobile, and other devices, to deliver a unique experience based on visitor preferences.

According to the vendor, VWO has helped more than 4,500 brands across the globe to run over 600,000 experiments to date. VWO’s global customer base includes brands like Vodafone, Samsung, Toyota, and eBay.


VWO Features

Testing and Experimentation Features
Does not have featurea/b experiment testing
Does not have featureSplit URL testing
Has featureMultivariate testing
Does not have featureMulti-page/funnel testing
Does not have featureCross-browser testing
Does not have featureMobile app testing
Does not have featureTest significance
Does not have featureVisual / WYSIWYG editor
Does not have featureAdvanced code editor
Does not have featurePage surveys
Does not have featureVisitor recordings
Does not have featurePreview mode
Does not have featureTest duration calculator
Does not have featureExperiment scheduler
Does not have featureExperiment workflow and approval
Does not have featureDynamic experiment activation
Does not have featureClient-side tests
Does not have featureServer-side tests
Does not have featureMutually exclusive tests
Audience Segmentation & Targeting Features
Does not have featureStandard visitor segmentation
Does not have featureBehavioral visitor segmentation
Does not have featureTraffic allocation control
Does not have featureWebsite personalization
Results and Analysis Features
Does not have featureHeatmap tool
Does not have featureClick analytics
Does not have featureScroll maps
Does not have featureForm fill analysis
Does not have featureConversion tracking
Does not have featureGoal tracking
Does not have featureTest reporting
Does not have featureResults segmentation
Does not have featureCSV export
Does not have featureExperiments results dashboard
Platform Features Features
Does not have featureAPI
Does not have featureWeb analytics integration
Does not have featureContent Management System Integration
Does not have featureSearch Engine Optimization/Marketing Integration
Does not have featureIntegration with CRM or DMP software
Additional Features
Has featureA/B Testing
Has featureSplit Testing
Has featureCode Editor
Has featureMulti-Page Tests
Has featureGeo Behavioral Targeting
Has featureOn-Page Survey
Has featureSelf Hosting
Has featureComprehensive Reporting
Has featureRevenue Tracking
Has featureIntegrated Heatmaps, Clickmaps and Scrollmaps
Has featureDIY Visual Editor (WYSIWYG)
Has featureAdvanced jQuery based API
Has featureEnterprise Level Security
Has featureLog Observations
Has featureTesting for Mobile and Tablet Websites
Has featureAdvanced Segmentation
Has featureCross-Browser Previews
Has featureMobile App A/B

VWO Screenshots

VWO Integrations

WordPress, Drupal, BigCommerce, Mixpanel, Shopify, Google Analytics, Magento Commerce Cloud (formerly Magento), Joomla

VWO Competitors

Adobe Target, Optimizely, AB Tasty, Omniconvert, Frosmo, Google Analytics, Convert.com, Adobe Test & Target

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
TESTINGGet a DemoThe classic VWO A/B testing solution
CONVERSION OPTIMIZATIONGet a DemoThe all-in-one platform for all your optimization needs
ENTERPRISEGet a DemoCustomized solution with advanced AB testing and conversion optimization capabilities

For any additional information about pricing and plans, visit https://vwo.com/pricing/

VWO Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Live Chat
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar
Phone

VWO Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No