Webtrends Analytics 10 - Don't Rush into It...Weigh All Options First
Lindsay Buescher | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 10, 2013

Webtrends Analytics 10 - Don't Rush into It...Weigh All Options First

Score 5 out of 10
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Analytics 10

Overall Satisfaction

  • The Webtrends user interface is fairly easy to navigate and the reporting is pretty intuitive to figure out on your own.
  • The level of data that Webtrends provides is very helpful as an analyst to make appropriate optimizations for both the website as well as the paid advertising campaigns driving to the site.
  • For the most part, I trust the data that is collected by Webtrends since the site is being tagged and managed by a team of professionals at the company
  • In the past 2 years that I have been using Webtrends there was very little support and services/faq available online, which I've just noticed that they have started to address, which is great to see. For example, when I had a question on how Webtrends defines a certain site metric, they didn't even have a dictionary or reference guide online to help.
  • Customer service in general has been in issue for our agency in regards to response time to questions/troubleshooting and following through on client requests.
  • We have found that local market reporting can be limiting when you want to segment the data a lot further.
  • Webtrends has had a positive impact on site visitation because it allowed us to understand the sources by domain for site traffic and find out ways to increase visits from those domains.
  • Webtrends has also allowed us to understand areas of optimization on the site, which has had a positive impact on the overall user journey on the site, likely leading to longer site duration and engagement.
Our client is currently exploring other options on an international scale. We are not sure what their final decision will be.
I would ask who their client is, what their objectives are and what type of data they are most interested in analyzing. Also, how tight of turnarounds do you have? Webtrends needs a LONG time to turn complex projects around, especially if you are thinking about multi-touch attribution -> forget about it if you need anything less than 6 months.