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What website heat map are you using?



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What website heat map are you using?

A heat map representation can give a website administrator a better understanding on how users are actually using the website. It usually uses colors to indicate the area of the website where people are clicking stuff. Red usually means a highly popular area while green indicated a less used area.

What website heat map are you using?

It's very important to know why they're clicking and where they're clicking, it can be hugely effective to understand what attracts your users and what doesn't.

For example, if you have certain functionalities on the homepage, you can use a heat map to figure out which functionalities are used and which users ignore. If certain functionalities are ignored, it can be safely removed, making way for other functionalities or just making room for other kinds of information you may think it's helpful.

Either way, a heat map, can help you improve your website overall, increasing user productivity and conversions.

Are you using a heat map for your website?
What would you consider the best-paid heat map out there?
Any free heat map suggestions?

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idealmike

I've used Heatmaps in the past and they are very helpful. For the reasons you've stated, in knowing where your visitors are clicking on your site. And not just on your homepage either but on other internal posts and pages on your site as well. It was many moons ago when I was using it but have used one on several sites in the past (just not so much lately) but they showed some very insightful things! If I remember rightly, the one I was using at the time was Sumo.me (free). But there is a paid one that is much better with Crazy Egg but it was about $9 a month or something. But there are quite a lot of other really good free heatmap sites out there today as well. heatmap.me is another.

While Google Analytics shows you the "what" of how people are using your site, heatmaps show you the "where" instead. So by using one on your site you can really gleam some insight into where people are most clicking on your site so you can then optimize that area. Whether it's putting some of your most important links to your pages there or optimizing it with an ad of some kind. And using one over a long period of time can tell you this so you can increase the earnings of your site in time by knowing just what to place where exactly. What website heat map are you using?




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Cristian

Crazy Egg seems like a very awesome tool Just registered for the free trial and if everything goes well as I think it should I'll start using it full time.

9 bucks or month is really a great deal if you ask me. And also, I don't need it like forever. I probably just need 3-4 months to figure out what to do and what to change as well as optimize and I'll stop renewing my license.




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cmoneyspinner

A friend talked me into signing up for Sumo.me (free) and I did. I saw that thingamabob called a "heat map". (O.o) I didn't turn it on in because I didn't know what it was. Now I have to go back into my dashboard, activate that tool, and take a another look! Thanks for the explanation.




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Lynne

Cristian I tried to set up a heat map and tried lots of different plugins but I just couldn't get anything to work. Or maybe it was working and I didn't know where to activate it or get it going. I just gave up after a while. Yes a heat map is on my to do list and it has been for a while. I was going to leave it there for another few months.

I would love to get some feedback from you in the near future about your experience with Crazy Egg, maybe then I'll take it off my to do list and try again!




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Cristian

Sure thing. Maybe I'll write an article or a tutorial with my experience as well as some tips and ticks.




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Lynne

Yes please Cristian, I would find that really helpful. If I do get a free trial using something I like to have it all quite figured out very quickly so that I make full use of the free trial. There have been a few occasions I've signed up for a free trial of something and spent like the whole 30 days figuring out how to set it up! Then by the time I can start using it my trial is up,




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procoder

I've never used any heat map for my website before, but i know that they are very important and useful for anyone that want to know which zone is being clicked mostly by visitors. Thanks to this post , i'm going to install it right now.




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overcast

I have used both Crazyegg and few other analytics sites. I also used Google analytics heatmap. I wanted to check it out on the affiliate site I own. I found that most of the settings of that are good enough to see where people are clicking. I think this way we can learn more about the people on our site. And that can save a lot of money on testing position of ad clicks.




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