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Crazy Egg Review
Date Added: 6/25/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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Website URL: http://www.crazyegg.com
Company Name: Crazy Egg, Inc
Alexa Traffic Rank: 8,031
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Crazy Egg Description

Crazy Egg is a new tracking service that offers features that traditional web analytic tools do not have. Webmasters can now look at their stats in an overlay and as a heatmap, giving you a visual picture of the click activity on their websites. The data can then be used to improve the usability and profitability of a web page.

Crazy Egg Detailed Overview

Most web analytic tools give you the statistical data of what your site users are doing, but Crazy Egg decided to take it up a notch and offer a visual presentation from the user’s point of view. By knowing what parts of your website invite clicks and are most popular, you can structure your site so that popular content, ads and offers are placed where it can invite more clicks. You can also use this information to get rid any links or ads that get little to no clicks.

The tool is so easy and simple to use. By adding a simple code to your site or blog, you can start collecting data from any of your pages. All you have to do is set how long you want to collect your data to get started. As soon as you login, you’ll be introduced to the dashboard which gives you an overview of all the pages you are tracking.

When you click through to the view results button, you will be introduced to an overlay of the page. From here, links that have been clicked will be marked by a small box and color. By clicking on these marks, you will get the number of clicks. You can also look at a list of all the links and objects that have been clicked and view a percentage of the clicks for each. It’s important to look at both the list and the overlay so you have the visual idea in front of you as well as the statistics. Comparing both really helps you brainstorm ways to improve your site.

Finally, you can view results using the heatmap. The heatmaps are labeled by a range of colors which indicate the number of clicks. The area where it is colored blue indicates low click activity while the red colored areas indicate very high click activity. What I found really helpful was that the heatmap doesn’t just measure the links clicked but the areas on your site that are clicked. So if you find that your visitors are clicking on an image that’s not linked, you can go back and link the images to take them where they want to be taken (for example – a product image).

I really like the various ways to view your referral information. You can use the Confetti features to get a list of clicks and the traffic source (labeled by different colors). Alternatively, you can click on the bars in the overlay to see what sites your visitors came and what keywords they used (if they came from a search engine).

You can dig into each element of your site and view data on the percentage of clicks compared to overall clicks as well as a list of referrers for that click and percentage of each referrer. You can use this information to concentrate your advertising from your best traffic sources, establish stronger relationships with sites that send you traffic and also make sure your page is targeting the audience coming from the sites.

If you want to make changes and see how you it compares to your other tracking campaigns, you can click test a new version. Again, you set how long you want to collect information and when you finish running the test, you can compare your new version with archived old ones. This process will give you some great insight on what works and what doesn’t. While this is not real time split testing, it’s close enough and produces the same kind of results (although it is more time consuming).

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Crazy Egg is an incredibly innovative way to figure out what’s happening on your site. While most web analytics solutions offer you statistics of which pages were visited and where they came from, it doesn’t give you the whole picture. The only way to know the best way to improve your site is by having a visual picture of clicks, percentages and heat maps. After all, when we think of a website we think of them visually.

Crazy Egg will help webmasters to really test new designs, site structures, and site content. At first, it looks like the tool’s purpose is to improve usability and design layouts, but profits can be increased by finding out the best way to place your ads, offers, subscription boxes and more. The best part of Crazy Egg’s service is that it starts at just $9 and goes up to $99 per month. Over 4 different plans are available, making it affordable for anyone.

I do have a few suggestions for improvement, although I have no complaints about the service. It’d be great if you get info on the time that visitors clicked around your site and also if you can get data on the sequence the links were clicked on. Another helpful feature that can be added is the ability to track links and see the conversion rates of them visually (if the links point towards a sale) in context of the overall site layouts. I can see this being an incredibly intuitive way to monetize your pages better and increase profits. All in all, this is an incredibly valuable service and as their business grows I’m sure they’re going to make some creative improvements.

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Better than Google Analytics!

Crazy Egg is so amazing! They have one of the coolest features I have ever seen used before. It is a feature called HeatMap. This feature shows you where people are clicking on your site. The feature really helped me in the designing of my site. It allowed me to choose where to put different things on my site so that they would receive more clicks. Crazy Egg gives me much more in depth information than what I received from Google Analytics for just a small fee. It is only $9 a month at the cheapest level which should have enough features for a basic blog or site. I recommend using this site.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by nickm717 on October 18, 2009 at 5:12 PM CST

 
 
 
WOW sums it up good

Using Crazy Egg is eye opening. It's great for finding out if people are interacting with your advertisements. Do they stop the video from playing? Are they watching the entire thing and then joining? It reveals it all. It's also great for finding out what people do before they jump ship!
 
 


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avatar   by timlinden on September 18, 2009 at 8:12 PM CST

 
 
 
Crazy Egg Was Great!

When I first got serious about my blogging and decided to do something with it other then use it for a hobby, I came across Crazy Egg. What I loved about the website was how easy it was to use and understand even for those of us that haven't been in to the "traffic" game for very long. I was able to quickly learn my way around the site and figure out what I needed to do. It did help me plan the best places for my ads and the heat map feature I felt was awesome. Overall, I would recommend this useful tool to anyone looking to improve upon their website.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by lmc41472 on September 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM CST

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Pretty good, but no free membership

I started to use Crazy Egg about four month ago (of course I took the $9-version to start with, this is the cheapest)

And I'm impressed by what Crazy Egg had to offer. The tools are just great and some of them quite unique. With help of Crazy Egg, I rearranged my blog and it became more efficient. The ads that no-one clicked on, are removed now, not to annoy visitors. Now the ads are placed more efficiently. Thanks to Crazy Egg. And that's by far not all that it offers.

Crazy Egg is pretty easy to use and their site is simple and beautiful. It's user-friendly so dummies as well pros will find their way easily.

What turns me off for a bit is the price. I wished there was a free version, because I'm just a part-time blogger and doesn't want to pay so much.

And I wonder if Google doesn't offer some service like this, I think even with less features, Google would be better for me, cause it's free.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by Thierry on September 11, 2009 at 7:51 AM CST

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I'm crazy for crazy egg!

The site is really easy to use, and the starting membership is well worth the cost for the features it offers.

Its great because it gives you accurate info on which links are getting the most attention. I use this to help me because I know which links attract more visitors, and with this info, I try to replicate it some what on my other site. I found it really easy to read the stats on my site, it wasn't complicated, so it's great for users and pros.

Compared to other site analysis sites, I can safely say that this one is really thorough and gives detailed stats.

Great site.
 
 


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avatar 5,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Master   by luvikavi on August 21, 2009 at 9:00 PM CST

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Fast & Easy To Use

I started Crazy Egg and boy, is it pretty good. It's easy to use and I got the hang of things quickly. I started with the cheapest fee at about $9 and it still gives you the important basic tools you need to check your stats. I managed to raise my membership and it's worth it! I put this on another blog of mine and gives me many details such as IP addresses that visit your site, ability to see which links are clicked the most, ability to show areas of your site that are clicked the most, etc. This site gives you the tools you need to improve your site on different levels.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by mariiii on August 21, 2009 at 9:55 AM CST

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So far so good!

I've only been using Crazy egg for a month on the basic package. I have found it to be really useful and it does what I want. The system is easy to set up as it's all pretty intuitive and self explanatory so it's good for any level of users. I am happy that I can track the performance and popularity of my site all in one place and I think it's worth the monthly fee. I recommend this service to track your website performance.
 
 


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avatar 10,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Guru   by lawrencio on August 20, 2009 at 8:43 AM CST

 
 
 
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