Who Uses This Software?

Startups, SMBs, SMEs - Digital Marketers, CRO specialists, Web designers, Web developers, UX specialists

Average Ratings

279 reviews
  • Overall 4.7 / 5
  • Ease of Use 4.6 / 5
  • Customer Service 4.5 / 5
  • Features 4.5 / 5
  • Value for Money 4.5 / 5

Product Details

  • Starting Price US$29.00/month
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  • Free Version Yes
  • Free Trial Yes, get a free trial
  • Deployment Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training Live Online
    Webinars
    Documentation
  • Support Online

Vendor Details

  • Hotjar
  • https://www.hotjar.com
  • Founded 2014

About Hotjar

Hotjar provides insights you can't get from traditional web analytics by combining behavior analytics (what people do) and user feedback (what people say).

Visualize behavior with Heatmaps.
Eliminate guesswork with Recordings.
Find the biggest opportunities and blockers with Conversion Funnels.
Improve online form completion rates with Form Analysis.
Understand the reasons behind behavior with Polls and Feedback.
Build your own responsive surveys

Hotjar Features

  • Analytics
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Dashboard
  • Feedback Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Multi-Channel Data Collection
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Survey/Poll Management
  • Text Analysis
  • Action Management
  • Attribution Modeling
  • Behavioural Analytics
  • Collaboration
  • Customer Profiles
  • Data Import / Export
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Templates
  • 360 Degree Feedback
  • Analytics
  • Call Reporting
  • Complaint Monitoring
  • Feedback Collection
  • Survey Management
  • Behavioural Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Dynamic Maps
  • Element Analytics
  • Embeddable Maps
  • For Sales
  • For Science
  • Radial Mapping
  • Territorial Mapping
  • Website Analytics
  • A/B Testing
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Channel Attribution
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Dashboard
  • Performance Metrics
  • Predictive Analytics
  • ROI Tracking
  • Social Media Metrics
  • Website Analytics
  • Annotations
  • Collaboration
  • Data Visualisation
  • Media Analytics
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Multi-Language
  • Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Quantitative Content Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Text Analytics
  • User Research Analysis
  • Custom Survey URLs
  • Data Analysis Tools
  • Email Marketing
  • Mobile Survey
  • Offline Response Collection
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Site Intercept Survey
  • Skip Logic
  • Supports Audio / Images / Video
  • Animation
  • For Mobile
  • For Websites
  • Heatmaps
  • Prototyping
  • Screen Activity Recording
  • Unmoderated Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • User Journeys
  • User Research
  • Campaign Management
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Goal Tracking
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multiple Site Management
  • Pageview Tracking
  • Referral Source Tracking
  • Site Search Tracking
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Availability Testing
  • Event Logs
  • FTP Monitoring
  • Mail Server Monitoring
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Transaction Monitoring
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Content Management
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Link Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Problem Area Alerts

Hotjar Most Helpful Reviews

HotJar is an awesome tool for studying websites and optimizing!

Reviewed on 22/8/2019
Akande D.
Marketing Communications Specialist
Consumer Goods, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Overall HotJar is a great platform and I am one of their biggest advocates. I would recommend HotJar to anyone looking to enhance their understanding of on-site traffic and conversion.

Pros: At each company that I have worked for, I always bring up HotJar as a solution they should implement as soon as possible. It is so easy to use and allows for such a comprehensive view of the customer experience that it's a loss to NOT use it! I love that it can capture click data, scroll depth, and even user interactions on the website. There is so much valuable information to be pulled from the data!

Cons: There are two things that I'm a little bummed out about with HotJar. One issue is that they recently removed cross-domain tracking. This was a great benefit and we used it often, so not having it is tough. They also have a limit on the height of the pages that can be captured, 1500px. Our pages are slightly larger so we lose some detail on the report that we would have otherwise had.

Vendor Response

by Hotjar on 27/8/2019

Hey Akande,

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Hotjar! It's great to read that you're getting a lot of value from the tool :)

It's indeed the case that we removed cross-domain tracking in light of our continued commitment to privacy-by-design. I'm sorry to hear that working with the tool is a bit tough without this - we'd like to help if we can! Do reach out to us at [email protected] if you've got questions.

Following up your note on the height of captured pages for Heatmaps - we do have a 15000px limit, but if it's a pain point I'd definitely suggest using the Suggest a Feature function in-app to let us know what you need :)

All best,
Alex

Hotjar Really Helped Us Leverage Our Business!

Reviewed on 5/12/2018
Ratish K.
Digital Marketing Analyst
Marketing & Advertising, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: My overall experience has been good so far. Initially, we were worried about the user insights and heatmaps to test the pages/CTA'S for better campaigning of our products. But, as soon as we started utilizing the set of tools from Hotjar we are so happy that we are able to find a quick solution for problem that helps our business grow and provide our customers with a GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Pros: Have been using Hotjar for more than a couple of years and is the opinion on the tool
1. Hotjar has a very simple and easily accessible dashboard that has Heatmaps, Visitor recordings, Funnels created, Active polls, Surveys, and Recruiters.
2. Heatmaps have really helped us understand the landing pages and test various parameters for many of our marketing/advertising campaigns.
3. Visitor recordings and monitoring are soo good that helped us understand and rectify the issues that users come across. This has really helped our engineering/technical team in identifying the bug and fixing it ASAP thus resolving our customer issues quickly.
4. Had some experience on using the funnels as well which gave us some ideas on how to better modify the landing pages and we were able to understand the content.
5. The polls part has also added value to our business by letting us know on what the visitors are missing on our website.
6. The pricing of this tool is reasonable that students, enthusiasts and start-up companies can easily afford it. We have started with Basic Free Forever plan and later upgraded to Plus plan once our website started getting some good amount of traffic.
7. Multiple filter feature saves our time in analyzing the important pages and metrics.
8. Being a member of the customer success team for a couple of SAAS products I analyzed and learned some good metrics that helped our business grow.
9. Hotjar can be used by any team member like Digital Marketers, Support Agent

Cons: Although I do not have any cons in my mind regarding this tool I would just like to suggest the Hotjar team to give us quick response for any queries/ issues by providing instant live chat option.

The ultimate voice of visitor tool - no need for anything else

Reviewed on 3/9/2019
David R.
Conversion Consultant
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Hotjar shortcuts hours of quant research by letting you SEE what's happening on your web pages, and HEAR a users thoughts. Priceless if you're in the business of designing web pages that serve your users better.

Pros: It's a one-stop shop. No need for expensive subscriptions to multiple tools. Everything you need to understand your visitors is at your fingertips. The only condition for success is that you actually use it!

Cons: Very difficult to think of a disadvantage. It's cheap. Fully featured. Customer support is great. Perhaps the fact that you can't run a/b tests too. But there's plenty of other great tools for that.

Vendor Response

by Hotjar on 14/10/2019

Hey David,

Thanks so much for reviewing Hotjar! We really appreciate it and it's great to hear you that you consider the tool essential in understanding your visitors.

Best,
Kayleigh

Must Have for landing Pages

Reviewed on 10/9/2019
Jeffrey H.
Business Development
Financial Services, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
Customer Support
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Comments: Hotjar has allowed us to test ideas with web design. It helps confirm the effectiveness of certain visual cues, the flow of information and the effectiveness of the overall sales funnel by showing us exactly where the viewers attention is going on our web page. It has been an essential source for our overall analytics and critical to our design process.

Pros: Hotjar adds a much-needed type of analytics to your arsenal. It allows you to see exactly what your page-viewers (potential buyers) are doing, seeing and spending time on your landing page or funnel. It allows you to test different design cues or features and see how your targets react. Also, the pricing is very convenient. Having this tool for free up to 200 pageviews per day is huge. it's just one of those tools that you need if you want to build new landing pages and help them convert.

Cons: The only issue I've had with this tool thus far is sometimes the screen recordings come out laggy or completely black, but this happens rarely. Other than that, it's been very informative and a great addition to our toolset.

Vendor Response

by Hotjar on 15/10/2019

Hey Jeffrey,

Thanks so much for reviewing Hotjar! We love feedback and it's great to hear you consider our tool an essential part of landing page optimization!

Sorry to hear you've had a problem with Recordings. Feel free to reach out to [email protected] and someone will be able to take a look into the issue.

Best,
Kayleigh

Analytics on steroids

Reviewed on 25/12/2018
Ranvir G.
Co-Founder
Marketing & Advertising, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
Not Likely Extremely Likely

Pros: From a marketing point of view it is an absolute necessity to know which areas of your webpage does your visitor interact with most and what can you do to create more engagement. It is also essential for a marketeer to undestand which pages of portions of a page leads to users bouncing off the site. I used to use google analytics for most of my analytics works it simply did not work. That’s when I found hotjar and it was the thing of my dreams. It let me see usign heatmeaps the exact areas where users are interacting with most and allowed us to create suer polls right on the site for users to tell us what they would like us to add to the site.

Cons: Though no one should mind paying for such a great tool, and its offers a lot of features for free, some of them like unlimited storage of analytic reports will only be available to paying users, but thats only fair as far as I am concerned. Apart from this I have never found any other issue with their application.

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