Landing page builders can be used to generate leads or to build a clients website so it is also important to know what your purpose of buying a funnel building software tool is.

This page dedicates itself to going through the actual benefits, side by side so you can make an informed decision on which funnel builder is suited to your needs. I try to be as honest as I can about both products. If they deserve a bashing then I deliver it, if they deserve a compliment I deliver it....

Landing page builders can be used to generate leads or to build a clients website so it is also important to know what your purpose of buying a funnel building software tool is.

This page dedicates itself to going through the actual benefits, side by side so you can make an informed decision on which funnel builder is suited to your needs. I try to be as honest as I can about both products. If they deserve a bashing then I deliver it, if they deserve a compliment I deliver it....

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Introduction

Hi, My name is Craig Connelly and I am based in New Zealand. I have a lead generation business which means I have used most of the landing page builders on the market at one time or another. The one I settled on for all my clients now is called Convertri.  I have used Instapage on many campaigns prior to switching and the main reason I moved away was page loading speed.

This page looks at  Converti versus Instapage and gives you the facts side by side.

Both marketing tools are cloud based software suited for lead generation, simple websites, creating funnels and getting products to market however there are some fundamental differences in the features of each landing page builder.

It's  important to understand the differences before diving in head first and parting with your hard earned cash. 

In this article we are going to look at the top 5 most important things for a landing page builder

1. Speed

2. Ease of use 

3. Price

4. Support

5. Features 

I have created a comparison on a few other landing page builders if you are interested

Convertri and Thrive Leads

Convertri Versus Leadpages

Convertri Versus Instapage

The easiest way to find out which is best is to run a speed test on pages of a similar size that are hosted on both platforms and see who rates as fastest. Sound fair enough? 

I have found the Instapage totally at random and looked for something with a similar size to my site to compare. Both are hosted on the different companies platforms and both landing pages are the same size and have similar characteristics. I have tested the speed on Google speed test and also GTMetrix so the comparison is fair.

Introduction

Hi, My name is Craig Connelly and I am based in New Zealand. I have a lead generation business which means I have used most of the landing page builders on the market at one time or another. The one I settled on for all my clients now is called Convertri.  I have used Instapage on many campaigns prior to switching and the main reason I moved away was page loading speed.

This page looks at  Converti versus Instapage and gives you the facts side by side.

Both marketing tools are cloud based software suited for lead generation, simple websites, creating funnels and getting products to market however there are some fundamental differences in the features of each landing page builder.

It's  important to understand the differences before diving in head first and parting with your hard earned cash. 

In this article we are going to look at the top 5 most important things for a landing page builder

1. Speed

2. Ease of use 

3. Price

4. Support

5. Features 

I have created a comparison on a few other landing page builders if you are interested

Convertri and Thrive Leads

Convertri Versus Leadpages

Convertri Versus Instapage

The easiest way to find out which is best is to run a speed test on pages of a similar size that are hosted on both platforms and see who rates as fastest. Sound fair enough? 

I have found the Instapage totally at random and looked for something with a similar size to my site to compare. Both are hosted on the different companies platforms and both landing pages are the same size and have similar characteristics. I have tested the speed on Google speed test and also GTMetrix so the comparison is fair.

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Speed Test for Convertri on Desktop

GTMETRIX

Overall rating A+++

Speed Test for Convertri on Desktop

GTMETRIX

Overall rating A+++

Speed Test for Instapage on Desktop

GTMETRIX

Overall rating C-

Speed Test for Instapage on Desktop

GTMETRIX

Overall rating C-

Convertri puts a lot of focus into keeping up with Google's requirements for speed. It is no secret that Google loves fast loading sites and Convertri is very fast, very fast! 

The speed of convertri helps with Search Engine Optimization and landing page conversions.

The mobile speed of convertri is like lightning. Its super fast

Convertri puts a lot of focus into keeping up with Google's requirements for speed. It is no secret that Google loves fast loading sites and Convertri is very fast, very fast! 

The speed of convertri helps with Search Engine Optimization and landing page conversions.

The mobile speed of convertri is like lightning. Its super fast

Instapage uses freeform technology for building landing pages and lead generation website pages. Freeform gives the user full control  and means you can work within confidence and ease for each segment of the page. 

Instapage uses freeform technology for building landing pages and lead generation website pages. Freeform gives the user full control  and means you can work within confidence and ease for each segment of the page. 

Convertri Editor and Ease Of Use : A++

Convertri Editor and Ease Of Use : A++

Instapage Editor and Ease of Use: A++

Instapage Editor and Ease of Use: A++

Convertri Monthly rate: Starts from $53 to $199 per month

Click here to compare speeds. Free Trial Today

The comparison is made on Convertri Pro package at $58 per month

  • Split Testing  : YES
  • Accelerated Pages YES (fast!)
  • Layers YES (like Photoshop)
  • Sell Products YES
  • Autoresponder integration: YES
  • Parallax Scrolling YES
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Complete Domain DNS Management Tool and Hosting Included in price
  • Team Members  YES
  • Page Importer YES (Very useful for importing your other webpages)
  • Very Fast Support via Facebook, Facebook Group Members and Tickets.
  •  Great community via Closed FB group
  • Google Ads integration  NO
  • Heat Maps NO
  • Build Mobile pages separately YES
  • Templates YES 200+
  • Funnel Builder YES

Convertri Monthly rate: Starts from $53 to $199 per month

Click here to compare speeds. Free Trial Today

The comparison is made on Convertri Pro package at $58 per month

  • Split Testing  : YES
  • Accelerated Pages YES (fast!)
  • Layers YES (like Photoshop)
  • Sell Products YES
  • Autoresponder integration: YES
  • Parallax Scrolling YES
  • Free SSL Certificate
  • Complete Domain DNS Management Tool and Hosting Included in price
  • Team Members  YES
  • Page Importer YES (Very useful for importing your other webpages)
  • Very Fast Support via Facebook, Facebook Group Members and Tickets.
  •  Great community via Closed FB group
  • Google Ads integration  NO
  • Heat Maps NO
  • Build Mobile pages separately YES
  • Templates YES 200+
  • Funnel Builder YES

Instpage Annual rate : Starts from $129 per month through to ? (You need to request a quote)

Very expensive in comparison to Convertri

  • Split testing : YES
  • Accelerated Pages NO
  • Layers NO (like Photoshop)
  • Sell Products NO
  • Autoresponder Integration: YES
  • Parallax Scrolling YES
  • No SSL Certificates
  • No Domain DNS Management but has hosting
  • Team Members YES 
  • Page Importer NO
  • Adequate support via tickets or chat 
  • No FB Group or community
  • Google Ads integration  YES
  • Heat Maps YES
  • Build Mobile pages separately YES
  • Templates YES 200+
  • Funnel Builder NO

Instpage Annual rate : Starts from $129 per month through to ? (You need to request a quote)

Very expensive in comparison to Convertri

  • Split testing : YES
  • Accelerated Pages NO
  • Layers NO (like Photoshop)
  • Sell Products NO
  • Autoresponder Integration: YES
  • Parallax Scrolling YES
  • No SSL Certificates
  • No Domain DNS Management but has hosting
  • Team Members YES 
  • Page Importer NO
  • Adequate support via tickets or chat 
  • No FB Group or community
  • Google Ads integration  YES
  • Heat Maps YES
  • Build Mobile pages separately YES
  • Templates YES 200+
  • Funnel Builder NO

Support

Support

The support at Convertri is excellent. Also the owners of the business (Neil and Andrew) both answer questions along with the support team via the facebook group.

It took a while for the support to improve and every now and then you need to give them a push but overall I am loving the support at Convertri.

Updated 2019 Can't fault it 10/10

The support at Convertri is excellent. Also the owners of the business (Neil and Andrew) both answer questions along with the support team via the facebook group.

It took a while for the support to improve and every now and then you need to give them a push but overall I am loving the support at Convertri.

Updated 2019 Can't fault it 10/10

Overall Instapage support is good although the support can be slower than Convertri and this is due to the many members they have who have purchased the landing page builder.  So if it was faster at Instapage I would rate it higher

Overall Instapage support is good although the support can be slower than Convertri and this is due to the many members they have who have purchased the landing page builder.  So if it was faster at Instapage I would rate it higher

Convertri   Support A+++

Convertri   Support A+++

Instapage  Support A++

Instapage  Support A++

Features

Features

Wow this is a tough one as the list is so long and there are so many sales-focused tools and features in both products, so I have tossed and turned on what to say here. I ended up comparing what I consider to be the important things and lets be clear that I don't use everything on both products but I have used most features. 

Wow this is a tough one as the list is so long and there are so many sales-focused tools and features in both products, so I have tossed and turned on what to say here. I ended up comparing what I consider to be the important things and lets be clear that I don't use everything on both products but I have used most features. 

Autoresponders Integrations: Convertri

Convertri has a unique system for adding integrations which works brilliantly and means you can add most autoresponders without an API Integration however they have no where as many as Instapage (reflected in the price) 

Convertri is adding  APIs and currently that is Aweber, Mailchimp, Getresponse, Active Campaign, Sendlane, Drip, Infusionsoft, Convertkit and more being added weekly. 

Personally I just use the free convertri integration element which I find equally as fast and works awesome!

Web Hosting: Convertri

Convertri offer the best web hosting I have seen on the planet. It is included in the monthly fee and is very, very fast on mobile and desktop. They also have DNS domain control on your dashboard.

AB Split Testing: Convertri

This is included in their standard package for all sales funnels. Results are shown in the dashboard in a simple manner. 

It is a simple to use inbuilt system and works brilliantly. 

Inbuilt Shopping Cart: YES

Convertri has an API connection with Stripe built within the software which makes selling products a breeze.

At the time of writing this Paypal is weeks away from the final integration and will be added soon.

Ease of Use with Page Editor: Convertri

Convertri is a drag and drag free form editor which means you can drag any component anywhere you like on the page. 

There is also an option to build pages using layers which means you can overlay some very flash things that look like a top developer has done them.

Mobile Pages: Convertri 

Convertri gives you full control of mobile view, a big plus in my eyes. It allows elements to be seen or not seen on mobile and desktop which means you have 100% control of the mobile view. There is no "text editor" for mobile so what ever text you have on desktop is what shows, so if you want certain text or images shown on mobile only you just unselect "desktop" too easy !!

Upsells, down sells and so on

The Convertri feature of an Integrated shopping cart lets you create 1-click upsells, downsells and set up subscriptions, trials, and even use bump offers to get your funnels working effectively and producing sales. At the time of writing the cart was connected with Stripe but Paypal is being introduced shortly​

Media Storage

Converti host all image files with no limits, however video files are hosted off site (Amazon S3 or Youtube or Vimeo are recommended)

Two Step Opt Ins

Convertri has a brilliant system for creating one step or two step opt-ins which relies on the API integration of an autoresponder or manually using autoresponder code

After and In Content Opt-in Forms

When browsing content Convertri has the option of  a"mouse over" or a "click" which can trigger a "layer" to respond. 

The "layer" can be an opt in popup with form linked to your favourite autoresponder, or just a form

Navigate within IFrame

Convertri has a fantastic feature called "navigating within Iframe' which means you can use your pages within software programmes such as Product Dyno so you can create pages within Convertri and then password protect them with Product Dyno. This is perfect for building "Intranets" for small to medium sized companies or a great way to share downloads and product news for Franchises

Top Bar Sales Tools: YES can be exit intent or timed

Autoresponders Integrations: Convertri

Convertri has a unique system for adding integrations which works brilliantly and means you can add most autoresponders without an API Integration however they have no where as many as Instapage (reflected in the price) 

Convertri is adding  APIs and currently that is Aweber, Mailchimp, Getresponse, Active Campaign, Sendlane, Drip, Infusionsoft, Convertkit and more being added weekly. 

Personally I just use the free convertri integration element which I find equally as fast and works awesome!

Web Hosting: Convertri

Convertri offer the best web hosting I have seen on the planet. It is included in the monthly fee and is very, very fast on mobile and desktop. They also have DNS domain control on your dashboard.

AB Split Testing: Convertri

This is included in their standard package for all sales funnels. Results are shown in the dashboard in a simple manner. 

It is a simple to use inbuilt system and works brilliantly. 

Inbuilt Shopping Cart: YES

Convertri has an API connection with Stripe built within the software which makes selling products a breeze.

At the time of writing this Paypal is weeks away from the final integration and will be added soon.

Ease of Use with Page Editor: Convertri

Convertri is a drag and drag free form editor which means you can drag any component anywhere you like on the page. 

There is also an option to build pages using layers which means you can overlay some very flash things that look like a top developer has done them.

Mobile Pages: Convertri 

Convertri gives you full control of mobile view, a big plus in my eyes. It allows elements to be seen or not seen on mobile and desktop which means you have 100% control of the mobile view. There is no "text editor" for mobile so what ever text you have on desktop is what shows, so if you want certain text or images shown on mobile only you just unselect "desktop" too easy !!

Upsells, down sells and so on

The Convertri feature of an Integrated shopping cart lets you create 1-click upsells, downsells and set up subscriptions, trials, and even use bump offers to get your funnels working effectively and producing sales. At the time of writing the cart was connected with Stripe but Paypal is being introduced shortly​

Media Storage

Converti host all image files with no limits, however video files are hosted off site (Amazon S3 or Youtube or Vimeo are recommended)

Two Step Opt Ins

Convertri has a brilliant system for creating one step or two step opt-ins which relies on the API integration of an autoresponder or manually using autoresponder code

After and In Content Opt-in Forms

When browsing content Convertri has the option of  a"mouse over" or a "click" which can trigger a "layer" to respond. 

The "layer" can be an opt in popup with form linked to your favourite autoresponder, or just a form

Navigate within IFrame

Convertri has a fantastic feature called "navigating within Iframe' which means you can use your pages within software programmes such as Product Dyno so you can create pages within Convertri and then password protect them with Product Dyno. This is perfect for building "Intranets" for small to medium sized companies or a great way to share downloads and product news for Franchises

Top Bar Sales Tools: YES can be exit intent or timed

Autoresponders Integrations: Instapage

Instpage has way more integrations than Convertri such as  Aweber, Mailchimp, Getresponse, Active Campaign, Sendlane, Drip, Infusionsoft, Convertkit Arp Reach, Constant Contact, Hubspot, Icontact, Kicktop, Mailerlite, Mail Poet, Mail Relay and more.

Instapage wins on this one at the time of writing

Web Hosting: Instapage

Instapage offers web hosting too however mobile is quite slow in comparison  and not as fast as Convertri. Mobile is a biggie for me.

No DNS so you need to control from domain level

AB Split Testing: Instapage

Instapage has a good system for AB split testing

Inbuilt Shopping Cart: NO

At the time of writing Instapage does not have a shopping cart 

Ease of Use with Page Editor: Instapage

Instapage editor is based on freeform blocks which are dragged into place. Brilliant

Mobile Pages: Instapage

Instapage has a separate mobile editor which is fully customizable. Very good.

Upsells, down sells and so on

NO

Media Storage

Yes

Two Step Opt Ins

Not available at time of writing

After and In Content Opt-in Forms

Instapage has exit extent and popups

Navigate within IFrame

Not available

Top Bar Sales Tools: NO

Autoresponders Integrations: Instapage

Instpage has way more integrations than Convertri such as  Aweber, Mailchimp, Getresponse, Active Campaign, Sendlane, Drip, Infusionsoft, Convertkit Arp Reach, Constant Contact, Hubspot, Icontact, Kicktop, Mailerlite, Mail Poet, Mail Relay and more.

Instapage wins on this one at the time of writing

Web Hosting: Instapage

Instapage offers web hosting too however mobile is quite slow in comparison  and not as fast as Convertri. Mobile is a biggie for me.

No DNS so you need to control from domain level

AB Split Testing: Instapage

Instapage has a good system for AB split testing

Inbuilt Shopping Cart: NO

At the time of writing Instapage does not have a shopping cart 

Ease of Use with Page Editor: Instapage

Instapage editor is based on freeform blocks which are dragged into place. Brilliant

Mobile Pages: Instapage

Instapage has a separate mobile editor which is fully customizable. Very good.

Upsells, down sells and so on

NO

Media Storage

Yes

Two Step Opt Ins

Not available at time of writing

After and In Content Opt-in Forms

Instapage has exit extent and popups

Navigate within IFrame

Not available

Top Bar Sales Tools: NO

Instapage is still quite fast. Converti is a lot faster to load than Instapage and after numerous tests on different sites Convertri won hands down every time

See below for the speed test done on Google Speed Test checker

Instapage is still quite fast. Converti is a lot faster to load than Instapage and after numerous tests on different sites Convertri won hands down every time

See below for the speed test done on Google Speed Test checker

Speed Test for Convertri on Mobile

Google

Overall rating A+++

Speed Test for Convertri on Mobile

Google

Overall rating A+++

Speed Test for Instapage on Mobile

Google

Overall rating C-

Speed Test for Instapage on Mobile

Google

Overall rating C-

Building solid landing pages helps grow sales and yield great results, but which is easiest to use?

To answer that question we first have to understand how editors work. Convertri is a Free form editor and Instapage is a freeform editor. Freeform is easier to use. How to create a landing page on instapage.

Building solid landing pages helps grow sales and yield great results, but which is easiest to use?

To answer that question we first have to understand how editors work. Convertri is a Free form editor and Instapage is a freeform editor. Freeform is easier to use. How to create a landing page on instapage.

As shown above with Convertri you can place any element on any part of the page and drag it into place where ever you like. This is true free form editing and one of the most popular reasons people buy Convertri apart from the amazing fast loading speed.

Other landing page builders like Leadpages, Click funnels and Thrive landing pages are what we call block builders. The element has to fit with in a certain area of the page and other elements can not be dragged on top.

They either have to go to the side, top or bottom.

As shown above with Convertri you can place any element on any part of the page and drag it into place where ever you like. This is true free form editing and one of the most popular reasons people buy Convertri apart from the amazing fast loading speed.

Other landing page builders like Leadpages, Click funnels and Thrive landing pages are what we call block builders. The element has to fit with in a certain area of the page and other elements can not be dragged on top.

They either have to go to the side, top or bottom.

Convertri FREEFORM editor: Drag any element, anywhere you like on the page as shown below and have elements on top of others if desired.

Convertri FREEFORM editor: Drag any element, anywhere you like on the page as shown below and have elements on top of others if desired.

Instapage FREEFORM editor: Drag any element, anywhere you like on the page as shown below and have elements on top of others if desired.

Instapage FREEFORM editor: Drag any element, anywhere you like on the page as shown below and have elements on top of others if desired.

Which Is The Cheapest Landing Page Builder?

Convertri vs Instapage.

Convertri vs Instapage.

2. Which Landing Page Builder Is The Easiest To Use?

2. Which Landing Page Builder Is The Easiest To Use?

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Convertri Landing Page Builder Editor

Convertri Landing Page Builder Editor

Which landing page builder is the fastest?

Which landing page builder is the fastest?

Summary.

Both software packages use freeform editors and both are fantastic. There are huge price differences which is why I think Convertri is better value. They are similar but have different UX and I would rate both easy to use and learn. There are advanced features for both brands so there is a learning curve for those features, however on both packages you can be up and running with amazing looking pages in a very quick time. 

Summary.

Both software packages use freeform editors and both are fantastic. There are huge price differences which is why I think Convertri is better value. They are similar but have different UX and I would rate both easy to use and learn. There are advanced features for both brands so there is a learning curve for those features, however on both packages you can be up and running with amazing looking pages in a very quick time. 

Instapage Price  C++

Instapage Price  C++

Convertri Price: A++

Convertri Price: A++

Summary.

I am a keen user of Convertri however I can see why Instapage has a great following too. For my purpose I think Instapage is too expensive and the features it has don't really match up to the extra revenue needed to use it. That has alot to do with why I don't rate it as high as Convertri.  I guess that is why one of the most popular searches on Google "why is instapage so expensive" .

For my money I recommend Convertri each and every day as I run my business on it, I use it daily and I love it.

Summary.

I am a keen user of Convertri however I can see why Instapage has a great following too. For my purpose I think Instapage is too expensive and the features it has don't really match up to the extra revenue needed to use it. That has alot to do with why I don't rate it as high as Convertri.  I guess that is why one of the most popular searches on Google "why is instapage so expensive" .

For my money I recommend Convertri each and every day as I run my business on it, I use it daily and I love it.

Convertri   Features A+++

Convertri   Features A+++

Instapage  Features A++

Instapage  Features A++

Instapage Landing Page Builder Editor

Instapage Landing Page Builder Editor

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