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Published 12/29/2010 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Without a specialized tool, it is nearly impossible for the average person to compare multiple search terms thoroughly. HitSplitter makes it possible to quickly compare two or more items and how they are viewed online. This works by entering two items (or more, even hundreds if the user prefers) then reviewing the results. HitSplitter results show users where the item is being discussed and what people are saying about it. Users can select specific regions and a time frame to search within. Colorful graphs depict how many results are found in various domains. The user can check out where a topic is being frequently discussed to make decisions about marketing or other website related factors. Users can also scan blogs to see which topics are popular.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

HitSplitter was created by ILUMY. ILUMY was founded by Dutch entrepreneur and site designer Stefan Hoevenaar. The HitSplitter team has created a functional service that produces sophisticated results that allow users to learn more about what is being said and where it is found online.

What are the differences to other apps?

HitSplitter helps users gain valuable insight into specific search terms. This information is very important for marketers, anyone working with branding, journalists, and others who have an interest in following discussion topics online. HitSplitter covers most everything, from different domain names to blogs and more. Users can get a detailed perspective on their desired search terms when using HitSplitter.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The HitSplitter website uses a sleek style and clean design to draw in visitors. Three large tabs help users navigate to quick search, search comparison and advance search features. A professional video is also available to help users understand the site’s capabilities. The results pages are very easy to read, using colorful graphs to show users where their search terms are being discussed. Coors are also used to highlight popular search terms from blogs and other online resources.

How does the registration process work?

Any visitor arriving on the HitSplitter website can use all features as soon as they arrive. There is no registration form available or sign in option. Users can perform searches whenever they like (search speeds may slow down during peak times). Users can choose to follow HitSplitter on Facebook or Twitter. The site also invites users to submit any “nice” splits they find that they want to share. If chosen, the submitted split may be posted on the homepage for other users to check out. An account option might be a nice touch to allow users to save and organize information, however it is really not needed to make HitSplitter a useful tool.

What does it cost to use the application?

There is no registration requirement for HitSplitter, so naturally the site is free. It is difficult to charge users without some way to identify them. The site lists no search restrictions either, so users can return as often as they like. All available features can be accessed just by visiting the HitSplitter website. It should be noted that HitSplitter is currently in beta. There may be additions or changes made in the future that will require a fee or add a premium paid membership. No further information has been provided as far as upcoming changes after HitSplitter leaves beta.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Marketers, business owners, or anyone who has a need to know what is being searched online can really get into HitSplitter. The site is easy to use and provides a detailed listing of information regarding content and how it is found.

  • Perform comparisons between two or more keywords
  • View colorful charts depicting search results
  • Search within a specified time frame set by the user
  • Narrow down searches with location filters
  • Toggle between quick and advance searches


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