heatmap provides realtime analytics and mouse tracking that helps sites editors understand in seconds which are their best performing contents. heatmap is used to optimize the traffic flow on websites and significantly reduce exit rates.
Key features of heatmap
- realtime analytics, with easy-to-understand heat maps, that are overlaid on your site
- smart heat maps that support responsive web design and touch devices
- fully asynchronous tag; no impact on your site’s performance
- no sampling
- automatic updates (no need to refresh the page)
- only you can see the data of your site
- https supported
- full privacy (your users are anonymous)
- free plan available!
- Visit heatmap.me to learn more
Key features of the plugin
- easy and automatic installation of heatmap’s tag
- no extra load on the database of your wordpress site (no impact on your page speed)
- compatible with symbolic links if you have lots of websites
- written and maintained by the team behind heatmap
- Create your account on heatmap.me
- Log into your WordPress admin panel and go to the Plugins menu.
- Click Add New and search for “heatmap for WordPress”.
- Click Install Now, then Activate Plugin.
- Go to the heatmap plugin page to connect your plugin with your account on heatmap.me
- Do I need an account with heatmap?
Yes, but the sign up is easy as you can use your Google or Facebook account to register
In fact, you need to register on heatmap.me as we are using powerful servers and technologies to offer a product that would slow down your WordPress sites if we tried to integrate it as a standalone plugin.
- How much does it cost?
We have a free plan available to you, with limited features. We also have various paid plans depending on your audience and the number of sites you operate.
- I don’t see my clicks when I play with my own site
To prevent your clicks from polluting your data, the plugin disables the logging engine when you are logged in as admin on your own site. You can test with a different browser if you don’t believe us 😉
- Does the plugin impact the performance of my site?
Not a bit. Our tag is very small and fully asynchronous. Plus, we set up powerful servers and technologies to collect data (we collect hundreds of millions of clicks per month), crunch them and then, display them to you. Finally, the plugin itself stores its configuration using WordPress core engine, so there is no extra load on your WordPress installation.
Just installed the plugin. Looks cool! Wondering – My site is relatively new, so traffic is sparse. Should I just hit record and let it record for a week to see what my visitors are up to? Can you even do that? Thanks,
The plugin looks cool but baits you to buy the a license or subscription for x amount of money per month. The author of the plugin should mention this in the description of the plugin. What the basic free version and the payed version has to offer.
The plugin is really advanced for a free, <1.0 version. We run a premium theme with Ajax and constantly changing site design, and the plugin is always matching the heatmap with the current layout, changed positions of buttons etc. – smart. They only have one page of support threads, and all are resolved: That’s how good this plugin is – it just works! A rare exception!
And please, if you do rate low and you got a reply with an explanation or solution, raise your rating. Is is ridiculous to give one star, if the team offers you a free service but has to put it on hold for some days to keep up with the infrastructure.
They even gave me a premium account for free, because we run a non-profit volunteer social movement. That is so kind!
Contributors & Developers
“heatmap for WordPress – Realtime analytics” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Changed to use the new version of tag
- Show warning on plugin conflicts
- Option to disable the button in the admin bar
- Minor reorganization of heatmap page
- Server side check falls back to http if only older SSL protocols are supported
- Support for affiliates
- Increased connection timeout for server side checks
- heatmap.me is now https
- Tested on WordPress 4.0
- Minor improvements (new api, link to documentation)
- Minor improvements (wording, layout of settings page)
- Initial official version