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Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo: Which is the Best Crowdfunding Site and Why?

What is the Best Crowdfunding Site? Kickstarter vs. IndieGogo

How to Pick the Best Crowdfunding Sites for Successful Fundraising Campaigns

In the booming Crowdfunding indsutry, the most important question that every Crowdfunding campaign manager (Crowdfunder) asks themselves is, “which Crowdfunding site is the best platform to launch my fundraising campaign?

Which Crowdfunding platform such as IndieGoGo.com vs. Kickstarter will offer the best chance of success? Is it better to risk an “all or nothing” strategy with a Kickstarter campaign and hope that it funds 100%, and then pay a commission of 5-percent? Or is it better to go with an IndieGoGo campaign, where Crowdfunders will be allowed to keep all the money regardless of whether they reach their Crowdfunding goal or not, and then pay a higher 9% commission fee?

What is Best Crowdfunding Website? Kickstarter vs. IndieGoGo Google Trends StatisticsThese may seem like simple questions, but they will get complicated quick when trying to make a wise, sound financial decision on which Crowdfunding website is best for a given campaign, especially when the there are 900 different platforms from which to chose. And when Title II, Reg. D Equity Crowdfunding becomes legal, they will get even more complex, but we will save that topic for another article.

Here are a few simple questions to help analyze a Crowdfunding portal’s performance to find out which one offers Crowdfunders the best chance of success. Selecting the best Crowdfunding site to launch a fundraising campaign can be boiled to a few simple questions:

1. How much web traffic does a Crowdfunding portal generate?

IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Website Ranking2. What is the composition of the site’s target audience demographics?

3. What is the site’s industry reputation?

4. Does the site provide any analytic information on its vertical segment landing pages?

In the future, all Crowdfunding websites need to provide an industry-standardized Crowdfunding Audit Statement. Using Google Analytics or other types website traffic analysis tools, all portals know exactly how much web traffic their entire website receives; what landing pages are receiving the most traffic; what search engine keywords are delivering the most donors/investors; and what external websites are referring the most visitors.

Kickstarter has a global ranking of all websites on the internet at a ranking of #830 compared to IndieGoGo’s global ranking of #2, 422. In the United States, the largest Crowdfunding donation market in the world, Kickstarter has a ranking of #399 compare to IndieGoGo’s ranking of #1, 140.

Another important statistic to review is the number of websites that have links to pointing to Crowdfunding websites, which helps their search engine optimization and places them higher in the search engine results. Kickstarter has twice as many link backs at 84, 130 compared to IndieGoGo’s link backs of 40, 720.

Based on the information above, it is easy to see that Kickstarter’s numbers exceed IndieGoGo’s by a large margin.

Last, but not least, we are going to discuss how Crowdfunding sites at the top of pack got to their current position and why every successful business development strategy includes a wide variety of marketing campaigns that are designed to build a profitable sales and distribution channel for the company’s products and services.

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