So you have a website, you have spent a lot of time and money getting it to look, feel and work exactly as you wanted it to.
It's been online for a while but you're not sure if anybody is using it or what pages they are looking at - or what problems they are having while using it.
Wouldn't it be great to be able to watch as people navigate around your website? That way you would be able to help them out if they can't find something or if they seem to be struggling to do something. It's also fantastic to get to find out where your traffic is coming from and measure it over time.
A decent Website Analytics tool can dramatically change your online business and the effect it has compared to your competitors.
Google Analytics is extremely popular in the Website Analytics world, it's FREE (unless you go for the Premium plan) and is a very good option if you want something stable that's been around for ages and don't really need any visitor specific information like some of the other Realtime Website Analytics alternatives.
Statvoo originally started as a Realtime Website Analytics tool, a few years ago we moved it to it's new home and took over the main domain for more general web information. It was created by a group of web developers who needed missing features from other website analytics platforms. Obviously we really love it and use it all over the place. Give it a go if you want something that works well and has loads of features.
Realtime analytics for the web
More of a blogging analytics tool for high traffic websites.
Content Analytics and Insights for Digital Publishing | Chartbeat
Clicky has been around for sometime now and has tons of information and appart from a few customers complaints occasionally, seems pretty stable and reliable.
Web Analytics in Real Time | Clicky
Crazy Egg has been around for ages and offers a lot of features in a very different way to the alternatives.
Crazy Egg Website Optimization | Heatmaps & A/B Testing
GoSquared is a good option if you want something with a lot of aggregated information with high traffic websites.
Analytics and Live Chat software – GoSquared
A little known tool with an amazing amount of features, works really well.
Dynamic Heatmaps, Visitor Recordings, Live Chat Software, Conversion Funnels, Form Analytics, Polls, All-in-One Conversion Optimization Suite | Lucky Orange
Open Web Analytics says it all in the name, it's Free, Open and covers off most of the funcionality that Google Analytics has on offer.
A self hosted, FREE website analytics alternative to Google Analytics. Lots of plugins available and you get to host it yourself.
Enjoy the full benefits of a Premium Web Analytics and Conversion Optimization tool ALL in one place, while taking full control with 100% data ownership.
Woopra came out with a fantastic offering a few years back and really drove the Realtime Website Analytics forward - in doing so it also indirectly created a lot of competitors as many other companies started doing exactly the same thing. An excellent interface with a solid infrastructure backing the platform. Excellent option if you are willing to pay but want the best out of your analytics package.
Customer Journey Analytics for Web, Mobile, Product and Beyond | Woopra