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capterra - good or bad?
anyone have experience
Mr Bo Jangles

10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3844884 posted 9:11 am on Feb 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

As a software company, we're naturally always on the lookout for new ways to market.
Anyone have experience as to whether Capterra is any better/worse (more, or better value) than other directories?

Hate to throw precious $s 'down the gurgler' in this climate...




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Msg#: 3844884 posted 9:59 pm on Mar 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

For software, I can say with confidence that Capterra has more traffic than any other directory that I know of.

We market B2B software and Capterra's directory rivals the traffic of a targeted Google Adwords campaign for the same. The quality is good, too. We measure conversions through to leads and sales and it works well.

I recommend them, but like anything you must:
* have relevant landing pages with good offers
* take the time to look through their categories - you can be in multiple ones, and you should be in all of the ones that are relevant for you.
* bid to be in the top 3 spots to get any decent traffic. In the top 3 you should find lots of traffic.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3844884 posted 5:28 am on Apr 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

Depends on the software/industry...and probably a host of other factors - are you looking for leads? shopping cart purchases? is that standard for your industry? etc. :)

I regularly see Capterra leads come through for B2B software that cost 2-3x Google AdWord's cost per lead...with very little difference in sales conversion rate.

We're talking about software that costs $20k+ to implement and license...so the Capterra leads are easily worth it given the size of the market for this particular software.

So I would say to be conservative, you may want to calculate 2 or 3 times your AdWords cost per lead if you're pursuing leads and if you already use AdWords...Sorry I don't have a really good answer for direct sale/ecommerce purchase conversion rates from Capterra.

Hope this info helps!

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