HeadquartersCalifornia, United States
Sitejabber was founded in 2008 in San Mateo, California and describes itself as "the Yelp for websites and online businesses", and they primarily target the North American market. They are a consumer-facing review website, meaning that they help companies build trust with their consumers. Their service helps you by asking your customers to review you and verifying that the review comes from a real customer.
As part of the Sitejabber tools available, they stand out by offering unlimited review collection while most review platforms limit this based on their pricing packages. The service also states that you as a company own the reviews generated on their platform, and as other platforms of their kind, they take a strong stance against fake and fraudulent reviews.
BazaarVoice is an American publicly listed company (NASDAQ: BV) with global offices that offers extensive software solutions specializing in user-generated content. They work with some of the largest retailers in the world, including Dell, Kraft, HTC, Oakley and hundreds more. Bazaarvoice Conversations forms one part of their offering, which provides solutions for ratings and reviews, questions and answers, review sampling technology and more.
BazaarVoice runs in the thousands of dollars per month, so is geared towards large and established retailers. The benefit of their service is that they offer a one-stop solution for most of your user-generated content, ranging from your reviews, social content, advertising and more.
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Sitejabber has a powerful combination of tools that help businesses with their online reviews. With a reasonably priced offering, they are a good option for companies looking for a flexible solution that doesn't get too pricey as they grow (along with a monthly contract!). With that said, their stated 48-hour resolution window for their Enterprise plan does raise questions about their response time for their lower tiers. All in all, Sitejabber does offer a very competitive solution to help companies build trust with reviews.
BazaarVoice has an incredibly strong offering aimed at the enterprise, that helps with a range of user-generated content. As opposed to consumer-facing review platforms, they help brands and retailers generate and manage this content on their own sites, as opposed on the review platform. The BazaarVoice network similarly syndicates reviews across millions of store-fronts around the world, giving you a broad reach for your content.
We put this comparison together to help you as a business owner navigate the world of review platforms. There are so many different platforms to choose from, and this competition means that the power is in your hands.
As with most things, the devil is in the details when it comes to review sites, and we'd be happy to offer our impartial opinion if you think we could help. Just get in touch!