Watch people browsing your site

watch and record web visitors

Clicktale says it will record your visitor’s browsing sessions and allow you to watch them later as if you were standing over their shoulder while they browsed. It also provides you with ‘Heatmaps’ showing where most people click and how far down the page they scroll.

As with all web analytics, you need to add a few lines of code to each web page. The site claims the code only adds 10k to the page for the user and a 2k upload per page so it shouldn’t slow down their browsing, nor will they notice any difference.

If you’ve ever wished you could focus-test your website and watch how people use it; this sounds like the closest you can get for free. The free version lets you view 100 random recordings per week on a maximum of 2 domains.

I haven’t tried it yet but I plan to try the free version, I’ll let you know what I think once I’ve tried it, I am curious to see whether it will show any substantial visitors.


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2 Comments » Watch Your Visitors  on June 9th, 2009

[…] previously mentioned the excellent tracking tools from Woopra and Clicktale. Much like Clicktale, userfly is another great visit recorder. You can record 10 users per month […] » Watch Your Visitors  on April 26th, 2010

[…] Mouseflow is another addition to the growing list of web services that allow you to record your visitors’ sessions and watch how visitors interact with your website. It works by adding a small line of code to your web pages which records your visitors mouse movements and clicks. More than just watching recorded sessions, Mouseflow also allows you to view a wide array of analytics incuding heatmaps and viewport maps (how far down the page visitors scroll) They offer various priced packages but 100 sessions a month can be recorded and viewed for free. Also see the previously mentioned Clixpy,Userfly,  Woopra and Clicktale […]

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