Chances are if you’re reading this blog you’re a Google Analytics fan & user. And don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of Google Analytics. But, GA is NOT the only tracking solution you should be using to track your visitors. For example, having a real-time web analytics solution, like Clicky Web Analytics can be very handy for instantly testing changes you make to your website without having to wait for the delay imposed by Google Analytics.
Clicky is also amazingly handy whenever you launch a new initiative like a new website, ppc ad or send out an email blast with a link to a special offer. Watching how users navigate your website in real-time is like crack for a web junky like me. No more waiting for 3 hours for GA to update.
Additionally, if you manage multiple blogs or websites, Clicky offers a handy high-level view of all your sites that outlines your traffic at that exact moment, for the current day, and for the last 7 to 30 days. Not to mention that this view can be customized to your liking.
Furthermore, Clicky is ultra-easy to setup, similar to Google Analytics. Just place a snippet of code on your site and you’re done. If you use WordPress, this is even easier with their official plugin.
Finally, it’s totally free to get started. Track your first website (up to 3000 page views per day) with the free version for as long as you like. You only pay when you begin to add more sites and even then it’s only $4.99 / month. Give Clicky a try today. They even have a demo site setup so you can see what the reports are like before you install the code.
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