Ever since I announced that I chose to use HubSpot for my agency, I have been inundated with tweets, comments, and emails asking me why I “switched” from Infusionsoft to HubSpot and in today’s post, I want to set the record straight.
I Have Not “Switched” From Infusionsoft to HubSpot
The reality is that there is very little overlap between these two platforms.
In fact, pretty much the only area of overlap is that they both can do marketing automation…which is practical terms is this: the ability to create automated follow up sequences.
The differences between the two apps are stark.
Things I use HubSpot for:
- Planning, organizing, and executing my content marketing campaigns
- Landing Pages
- Marketing automation for prospects
- Detailed content marketing analytics
Things I use Infusionsoft for:
- Sales opportunity management
- Task management
- Online payment processing
- Marketing automation for clients and “sales qualified” prospects (they have gone through the bottom of my funnel and are now ready for one-on-one conversations)
Why Use Both?
While Infusionsoft is much stronger in terms of marketing automation (see the video below for examples), the reality is that for lead capture and nurturing, HubSpot is plenty good enough AND the analytics from HubSpot are absolutely incredible. On the other hand, if I want to improve conversions in my funnel, Infusionsoft’s analytics are virtually non-existent.
For example, with HubSpot I can very easily see:
- Cumulative traffic
- Leads captured
- Landing page views & conversion rate
- Call-to-action views and conversion rate
- Emails delivered, opened and clicked (Infusionsoft does this only for broadcasts)
- Interaction with every piece of content, landing page, etc… on the contact level (in other words, what did John look at, opt into, open, etc…)
To see me explain this and show some specific examples, please watch the video below.
Hopefully this clarifies how wonderfully these two incredible applications work together.
Questions? Please leave them in the comments below.