Tracking Visitors

by andy mac 12 replies
Hi all,

I have a site which I want to rack visitors where they are from, what they did whilst on my site, and where they went after. What is the best tool to do this?

Thanks,

Andy
#main internet marketing discussion forum #seo #tracking #traffic #visitors
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  • Profile picture of the author RedHat39
    Depending on if you want a free solution or not Google Analytics is a good free choice. For paid choices I've heard lots of good reports on Visual Website Optimizer.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikeac
    Google Analytics is the best choice out there. You can track and analyze the actions of your visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author pinakin
    I think there is no need to pay for the tools, Google Analytics do the job wonderfully all you need to do is to setting up some custom variables and you are good to go
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    • Profile picture of the author andy mac
      Originally Posted by pinakin View Post

      I think there is no need to pay for the tools, Google Analytics do the job wonderfully all you need to do is to setting up some custom variables and you are good to go
      Just set up a Google Analytics account and added Google Analyticator plugin, which custom variables would you recommend setting up for best results?
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Ocasio
    I also vote for Google Analytics. However, another option (which is free for one site, but paid otherwise) is Web Analytics in Real Time | Clicky
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  • Google Analytics is the best, I've bee using them for years.
    you can get creative and create multiple accounts where you can track different squeeze pages to see what message is working best.
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  • Profile picture of the author WEBGEEK
    Google Analytics is the best choice
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  • Profile picture of the author Ed Micah
    As mentioned by a lot above -- free choice, go for Google Analytics. If you are after some paid ones, I'd recommend Web Analytics in Real Time | Clicky, as well as CrazyEgg.

    Getclicky gives you the ability to see real time visitors, and CrazyEgg gives you heatmap where you mentioned that:
    what they did whilst on my site, and where they went after.
    and their heatmap gives you an idea of where did most of your visitors click on your website, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Use motigo dot com. Its an external tool but the best one ever. Please take a look.
    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I personally like Google Analytics. Not too technical, and easy for newbies.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoexperttools
    Google Analytics is the best free tool to keep track of your website. Clicky is pretty good but it cannot track website that have more than 1mil visits per day, but hey, the hell can you get 1 mil visit a day.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnalyticsNerd
    Originally Posted by andy mac View Post

    Hi all,

    I have a site which I want to rack visitors where they are from, what they did whilst on my site, and where they went after. What is the best tool to do this?

    Thanks,

    Andy
    Hi Andy.

    If you're just getting started with web analytics then Google Analytics is very likely the optimal tool for you.

    It's free, it's (relatively) simple to use and there are plenty of ressources on internet where you can find guidance on how to make most use of Google Analytics for improving your online business.

    So go ahead, install Google Analytics and pick some of the basic Google Analytics dashboards from http://www.dashboardjunkie.com, then you are off to a good start
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