SiteScout: Full Control and Customizations, Complicated Interface
May 23, 2018

SiteScout: Full Control and Customizations, Complicated Interface

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SiteScout AdServer

We began using SiteScout as one of many self-serve ad platforms to test the usability and cost of each. We serve display ads through the SiteScout platform, which allows us to upload our own creative and target websites by category. The platform offers a truly self-serve experience, with complete customization and full control over our ad performance and objectives.
  • Control over ads - We are able to completely customize our campaigns and targeting methods from start to finish. The platform is completely self-managed and no interaction with a rep is needed to get ads up and running.
  • Display network - The display network offered a wide variety of options, with thousands of available placements.
  • Low cost - Our cost was comparable to Google AdWords, which is very affordable on both a CPC and CPM basis.
  • Targeting - We were able to target based on behaviors and demographic information, which helped us ensure our budget was only being spent on a relevant audience.
  • User Interface - The user interface is very difficult to learn and use, despite frequent and necessary interaction with it on a daily basis. There are sparse training materials available, and there is a steep learning curve to understand the platform.
  • Reporting Function - There are really no built in reporting dashboard features, and I had to manually pull out all of the data I wanted and plug it into another dashboard. The interface could be improved significantly by adding more data analysis, with the ability to manipulate the data by campaign.
  • Affordable display option - The SiteScout platform runs comparable to other self-serve display platforms, and offers a very large network from which to choose.
  • More visibility for our brand - We've used SiteScout as an awareness tactic, and received millions of impressions at a reasonable cost.
SiteScout has much more control over our ads than other comparable platforms offer. We spend a bit of time configuring everything, but we're able to perform many A/B tests and really optimize our campaigns to a very detailed level.
SiteScout definitely takes some dedicated time to learning the platform and keeping up with ad maintenance and optimizations, but the platform allows for seemingly endless options on targeting, campaign structure, budgeting and creative. Overall, the SiteScout platform is well-suited for an experienced PPC professional, who wants to experiment with a large display platform that offers a great deal of customization.

Basis Feature Ratings

Ad campaign creation
9
Ad deployment
8
Display advertising
10
Ad display and retargeting segmentation
7
Sequence targeting
Not Rated
Data Transfer
Not Rated
DSP integration
Not Rated
Ad dashboards
5
Ad performance reports
5
Ad conversion tracking
4
Ad attribution reporting
Not Rated
Cross-channel ad management
Not Rated
Ad forecasting and optimization
6