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What is CHEQ Essentials?

Eliminate invalid activity from your paid marketing funnels, campaigns and audiences, and divert your ad budget to real paying customers only.
CHEQ Essentials automatically blocks invalid traffic and click fraud from harming your Google Ads, Meta Ads and Microsoft Ads, making sure no damage is done to your ad budget.
CHEQ is trusted by over 14,000 customers worldwide, ranging from marketing teams and medium businesses to the world's leading marketing organizations.

Who Uses CHEQ Essentials?

Not provided by vendor

Where can CHEQ Essentials be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • CHEQ
  • Located in Holon, Israel
  • Founded in 2014

CHEQ Essentials support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands and 53 others

Languages

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 14 others

CHEQ Essentials pricing

Starting Price:

US$99.00/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

CHEQ Essentials does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. CHEQ Essentials paid version starts at US$99.00/month.

Pricing plans get a free trial

About the vendor

  • CHEQ
  • Located in Holon, Israel
  • Founded in 2014

CHEQ Essentials support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands and 53 others

Languages

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 14 others

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Features of CHEQ Essentials

  • Account Alerts
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Behavioural Analytics
  • Budget Management
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Tracking
  • Click Tracking
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Conversion Tracking
  • Data Visualisation
  • Engagement Tracking
  • Event Logs
  • Fraud Detection
  • IP Blocking
  • Keyword Research Tools
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Performance Metrics
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Threat Intelligence
  • Time on Site Tracking
  • User Interaction Tracking
  • Visitor Tracking
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Website Analytics

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Reviews of CHEQ Essentials

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.7
Customer Service
4.8
Features
4.6
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ian
Ian
Founder in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

I tried all the rest, and I went with the best.

5.0 4 years ago

Comments: It's rare when you test out all of the competitors in a market segment, and one of the stands SO FAR above the rest, in all the areas that are most important (effectiveness, price, management, implementation, and support team). This has been our consistent experience with ClickCease.

Pros:

To think that fraud doesn't exist within many industries, is turning a blind eye to the facts. Our OWN clients used to engage in click-fraud on a slow day, before we worked with them to improve their leads, and Google Ads close rates (and put them into the top place, and now they are so busy, they don't have time to think about such things). After doing long demo tests of PPC Protect and ClickGuard, it was immediately apparent that ClickCease NOT ONLY had a superior SYSTEM, but they had a proper TEAM to work with you, help guide the onboarding (which honestly, is quick and easy, even if you're not wildly skilled with these types of solutions), and to jump in and explore different use-cases and options at the drop of a hat. I've NEVER felt rushed, I've ALWAYS found their team to be knowledgeable, friendly, and responsive. [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] and I just worked through a number of conceptual use-cases, as we are seeing easily $2K+ fraud/month savings for some heavy accounts. The fact that we pay... $50 per account, and our SMALLEST account is saving $55 (on a slow month), and our busiest is saving $2,876.20/month... it's the definition of a "no-brainer". And THEN you get Ad-Spy? That's a standalone product by another vendor (and I've bought them before) AND it's better.

Cons:

I buy and return a LOT of software, because it doesn't live up to the hype. I have -100% cons for ClickCease.

Alternatives Considered: ClickGUARD and Lunio

Reasons for Switching to CHEQ Essentials: Management interface, price, speed to successful implementation, and SUPPORT. I felt like my questions were a BOTHER to the other companies, (and I mean, come ON, I'm writing THIS glowing review after 6+ months of using ClickCease, if you don't have time for your customers, they don't have time for you). AdSpy? Did I mention... AdSpy? We are using it so spy on new areas and industries we want to expand into.. they don't market it for this, but we now know who wants to answer the phone when we offer our services.

CHEQ Response

4 years ago

Ian, thanks so much for writing these amazing words. We are honored to serve Drive+ Company. This type of review makes our day and it will be shared with the entire ClickCease team. We will reach out to you on another platform to thank you as well. All the best, The ClickCease team.

Matt
Matt
Director in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Law Practice, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

PPC Business Must- have

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall the day we turned it on we noticed an immediate difference. It's like breathing for the first time.

Pros:

Google doesn't block 100% of fraud and it's good to have REAL numbers when comparing Adwords invalid click rates and comparing it to your own Device ID data. Clickcease keeps PPC honest and really gives us insight into when we're wasting dollars on Adwords and WHICH competitors are clicking on our ads and their own. Pretty interesting stuff if you use it the right way.

Cons:

Display ad placement blocking features and excluding low quality sites is a recently added feature that still doesn't perform optimally. And we wish it worked on Youtube.

Alternatives Considered: Lunio and TrafficGuard

Reasons for Choosing CHEQ Essentials: PPCSecure had downtime that of which we've never experienced on Clickcease.

Switched From: PPCSecure

CHEQ Response

3 years ago

Hi Matt! We are super happy to read such a lovely review! Glad you are enjoying your experience :) We continuously work on improving our services for our customers and will keep this in mind.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospitality, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Not worth the cost

2.0 2 years ago

Comments: We were initially pretty happy with ClickCease and had a great onboarding.
We then realized after a few months that this wasn't helping at all and was pretty costly for limited benefits.
We decided to cancel and were offered 50% for a few months, but eventually the price became unattractive again.

Pros:

- Simple user interface and user experience - Fairly easy setup

Cons:

- Very high cost compared to the value provided - Google Ads is limited the blocked IP addresses to 500, making ClickCease partially useless - Google Ads would deny our refund claims on the basis that ClickCease algorithm is generating false positives and their anti-fraud algorithm is already covering all bases

Alternatives Considered: ClickGUARD, Clixtell and Lunio

CHEQ Response

2 years ago

It's important that our customers get value from our capabilities while getting the highest level of protection. As the leader in click fraud prevention, we offer very competitive prices on monthly subscriptions and also 20% off all annual subscriptions. Our platform manages the IP blocking for you and we can automatically update the IP addresses so the most malicious IPs are prioritized, with that, we rarely see a problem with the 500 IPs limit although we also have "advanced mode" to enable a 500 IP list on the campaign level. We Also offer a plethora of analytics to make your Google refund request stronger, when it's needed, but as we block the malicious clicks, our customers are not being charged for them by Google Ads, thus focusing their budget on customers that matter. Our customer success specialist team is always ready to help you optimize your account so you will not lose real customers in your marketing efforts over Facebook, Google ads etc.

Matt
Director of Operations in US
Marketing & Advertising, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great tool, does exactly what it says.

5.0 last year

Comments: Overall, it's been a great experience. The customer support is helpful when needed. The tool does what it says it will do. The pricing is good enough that I'll be using it for a long time, for all my clients. It has a clean interface that's easy to use.

Pros:

It's incredibly easy to use. It has simple dashboards that make it one of my go-to tools. The data they give is visually appealing and I trust the data.

Cons:

I would love if the tool/website had website monitoring to check if the site is up/down. Would be great if they had more keyword research tools, as that would make this tool more useful for me.

Alternatives Considered: Acquisio

Reasons for Switching to CHEQ Essentials: acquisio was not doing what it was intended for

Azizah
Azizah
Office Management in Malaysia
Verified LinkedIn User
Telecommunications, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

ClikcCease help combatting fraund ads click

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

There haven't been any fusses about the product. ClickCease has been immensely helpful in getting my profile set up and comprehending more about the possibilities available. Your company's automatic reports help gain insight into campaign efficacy and outcomes of the marketing campaign.

Cons:

Bing's lack of an automatic IP restricting component makes adding blocked IP addresses monotonous and time-consuming. However, I use the platform for our Google Adwords, so it's not an incredible hassle.