Webspotter is a SaaS lead generation tool that helps users get contacts and information about websites that use certain technologies.
Datanyze is a hi-end product which contains the typical functionality of a lead generation tool, but also gathers complete databases regarding companies (names of employees, company size, and so on).
As you can already understand, there are certain differences between the solutions. In our article, we will look at both products and their differences in detail. You will be able to see that you can start using Webspotter instead of Datanyze without losses. On the contrary, you will be able to gain some advantages due to the change of tools.
It is also worth mentioning that last year Datanyze was acquired by ZoomInfo. However, in our article, we will consider Datanyze a standalone product, without delving into ZoomInfo's features and technical capabilities.
In order for the comparison to be illustrative and honest, we will compare both products in these nine categories:
Since Webspotter and Datanyze offer datasets related to websites and technologies, we need to compare the sizes of both databases.
Size is an extremely important parameter, for example, if you want to search for leads using your software.
Now let's dive into numbers related to websites.
According to data from Datanyze, the tool monitors technologies on 40 million websites on a daily basis.
Webspotter monitors technologies across 252 million domains.
From our point of view, Webspotter is the winner since the number of sites in the database can be crucial when searching for potential leads.
The database of Webspotter exceeds the competitor's database by 210 million domains, which is a very large number.
Because of such a gap, Datanyze users may lose the opportunity to learn about hundreds or even thousands of potential customers.
Datanyze tracks more than 1000 technologies, while Webspotter monitors 645 technologies.
In this category, Datanyze wins.
Webspotter allows searching not only by technologies but also by keywords - which allows users to find leads from a certain vertical. For example, you can enter a query "seo agency" and find a bunch of SEO agencies. Users also can filter websites by such parameters as "traffic" or "Open Page Rank".
Datanyze also allows users to filter websites but not so detailed.
Both products allow customers to filter the search results to get more relevant site lists, but filtering options provided by Webspotter may be of greater value in terms of lead generation.
That's why we consider Webspotter the winner here.
Both solutions provide emails of potential leads.
However, Webspotter allows users to get not only corporate but also personal addresses of site owners, which will be very convenient when searching for leads.
For each provided email Webspotter has a URL where it was found and other context info.
All emails Webspotter provides are divided into personal (they contain the name of a person) and role-based which may indicate a person's position (such as "sales", "admin", "support" etc).
Webspotter is the winner and a really powerful Datanyze alternative since the tool provides users with more detailed contact data.
Webspotter provides users with several metrics related to domains, therefore, when getting lists of sites, you can see a lot of useful data about each website:
Alexa rating - allows users to analyze a site's attendance rate and select the most popular domains.
The Majestic Million - this is the list of top sites with the largest numbers of links according to Majestic SEO, which allows you to select sites with a larger number of links. This feature may be useful if you are looking for bloggers for your SEO campaign.
Open Page Rank - this is an alternative to Google Page Rank, another metric standing for a site's popularity.
Let's now look at Datanyze.
A feature named Datanyze Track helps you get more information about the companies you find to ensure they meet your requirements. Thus, you can check the companies' Alexa traffic rank, number of employees and revenue.
Despite the fact that both tools provide website data that may be valuable to users, Webspotter's data is more relevant regarding lead generation.
That's why we consider Webspotter a winner in this category.
Yes, the tools offer quite similar features, but even within this functionality, there are certain differences.
Let's start our analysis with Webspotter.
First, Webspotter contains the feature of choosing specific technologies divided into categories.
When you open a profile of a specific technology, you can see how many websites use it at the moment. Also, Webspotter allows you to see the technology's market share among all technologies of the same kind.
Also, the solution allows users to find sites that use certain technologies via search.
The second main feature allows users to use the search with some additional filters to get lists of sites using certain technologies.
With the next feature, you can check separate sites on technology usage.
Webspotter, as well as Datanyze, lets users install a browser extension to get information regarding technologies used on a website without the need to open Webspotter's website itself.
The last of the main Webspotter's features allows users to get email addresses associated with chosen sites.
This may be very convenient in terms of lead generation since users don't have to waste additional time searching for email addresses manually.
Let's now turn to Datanyze.
First, the tool contains a technology database. Among the categories with technologies, you can choose the one you are interested in and open its profile, where you can find data related to this type of software.
Also, there is the Datanyze Track feature - we mentioned it earlier. It helps users get more information about the companies they find.
Among all the Datanyze's features, we should name the tool's Chrome plug-in. This plug-in is quite convenient as you can find out what technologies are used on a particular site without the need to open Datanyze's main interface.
It is fair to say we have a tie in this category, since both product offer features missing from their competitor.
For example, Datanyze users can find out more information about the companies whose websites they view.
On the other hand, Webspotter allows users to get not only corporate but also the personal addresses of site owners, which will be very convenient when searching for leads.
Since both tools are lead generation tools with quite similar functionality and convenient interfaces, users get the same-as experience when utilizing both products.
Regarding Datanyze's convenience, there is still one major drawback.
As we said, Datanyze was acquired by ZoomInfo. As of now, new users can't just go to the website of Datanyze and try out the product without filling out a registration form.
Moreover, even filling out the form, you will not be able to log in immediately. You have to wait until the Datanyze team contacts you.
Also, according to FinancesOnline, even before Datanyze was acquired, users still could not try the free version.
On the contrary, if you want to try Webspotter, you can do it right now without any difficulty.
We believe that Webspotter won in this category since new users may have difficulties starting to use Datanyze.
As we have said, they need to fill out forms and wait an indefinite amount of time, while anyone can try Webspotter for free anytime.
As you could see in the screenshot above, the minimum price you have to pay for using Datanyze starts from $ 600.
Moreover, the solution does not offer any free features.
Webspotter is also subscription-based, but its cheapest plan costs $ 49 per month.
Users also may try a trial version of the product. Another nice thing is that many of the tool's features are available for free even in trial mode.
The winner is Webspotter since it contains some useful free features, and its plans are much more affordable. Some users may even find leads and not spend a single penny.
As we have said, Webspotter offers several free features and convenient plans that make it more accessible to a wide range of users.
Datanyze is really pricey, that's why only rich or at least successful companies may be able to allocate budgets for using this software regularly.
Webspotter, since the tool is inexpensive enough that almost everyone can afford using it.
We consider Webspotter the winner!
Datanyze and Webspotter have similar basic functionality, with both tools offering some unique features.
Webspotter offers more site and contacts data, which means more potential leads. Webspotter is also easier to utilize, and any user can try the tool for free right now.