CrazyEgg allows you to track your users clicks on a website. This is especially useful when analysing page layouts and the effectiveness of page elements to call a user to an action.
The way crazyegg works is different from Google Analytics and other tracking software. It gives you visual aids to determine the correct placement of elements on a page.
I use Crazyegg to find out where people click, what elements are used by them and if people find particular menu items and links. On this site, I’ve utilized Crazyegg to determine the placement of the large ad and tabs in the right hand column, to mention some.
I particularly like the heatmaps available in Crazyegg. They really provide a useful visual representation of your site.
To ease the integration between Joomla and Crazyegg, there are now several free Joomla plug-ins available. Read more below.
Crazyegg Joomla plug-ins
You can choose from two different Joomla Crazyegg plug-ins:
Just download and install the plug-in, enable it, enter in your 8 digit account number from CrazyEgg and start your click tracking.
Crazyegg is a great tool if you want to learn more about how people use your website.
But why just take my word for it? Lots of people love Crazyegg, and here’s some words from a guy who likes it just as much as I do (he’s just a bit younger and has more hair):
To find out more about CrazyEgg and its tracking capabilites, please visit crazyegg.com
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