ExtraWatch is tool that has many features, but mainly acts as joomla visitor counter for your website.

 

Joomla visitor counter which allows you to watch who's on your website in real time. This visitor counter gathers also other useful statistics about your visitors and how they interact with your website.

 

 

  ExtraWatch recommended as "Great CRO insights and test ideas by showing you visitor click maps of your WordPress pages": http://rich-page.com/website-optimization/top-30-cro-wordpress-plugins-to-boost-your-sales-and-leads/

Prestashop introduced module validator. It is on one hand a good step towards quality of submitted modules, but on the other hand, it reports many things which are not that crucial for quality of the module as a whole. For example: - structure errors - 900 structure errors? Just because all javascript files are not in /js folder but in /js/{js_lib_name}/{js_lib}.js ... Come on.. They insist that you get a module with bunch of .js in one folder? With a module that has tens of thousands lines of code? prestashop-validation-structure   The same with images and .css - what if you'd have separate themes. No. You have to put everything as a mess into one folder, because the module won't pass the validation .. Insane ! prestashop-validation   Anyway, I guess I don't have any other way, but to adapt. On chart above, you can see the progress of my effort towards compatibility with this prestashop validator. ExtraWatch 2.4 will have structure which conforms to this validation even though the content of the module will be not as structured as I would like. If authors of this validator would be responding .. but there is not a single response.. Such a shame. UPDATE: (same day after 6 hours changing structure of the module): IT keeps reporting wrong structure (as you can see on screenshot below !) validator-css-img

Optimize Your WordPress Site with a Heat Map

Creating a profitable website is the same as building any business. If you are starting a WordPress site with the hopes of creating a really successful blog, then you need to approach this new business with the same attitude that you would any other venture. You need to market, plan and analyze information. wordpressFirst and foremost, you must pay attention to your consumers, be willing to adjust your plans according to data and have a good grasp on marketing. There is nothing more detrimental to your business than creating something great and then ignoring consumer behavior. Just because you have a fabulous site full of great information, you can’t simply expect that you will make money. It’s a lot more complex than that. However, in this day and age, there are some pretty simple and straightforward software applications out there that can help you to look at your data. If you want to be successful, you will need to get your hands on the right tools to analyze data and find out what people are actually doing on your site. It’s not rocket science. You just need to pay attention to the following and adapt accordingly.

  • What are people loving?
  • Where are they scrolling?
  • What are they clicking on?
  • Where is the traffic?
  • Where do they seem to linger?
  • What are the things that are distracting them?

These questions matter. Just as you would want to know what consumers were spending the most time looking at in your store, or which foods diners loved at your restaurant, you need to pay attention to what they are viewing, reading, clicking on and noticing on your web site. That is where click heat maps come into play. Investing in a heat map marketing tool may be the best thing that you could do for your website

What is a Web Heat Map?

A web heat map is a simple application that looks just like an infrared click map as seen below. It shows you

  • what’s going on your website
  • what are people interested in
  • which ads are placed well
  • how often are they being clicked

With this information, you can target your content to suit consumer needs and wants. If your site is doing well, then you can see why so that you can keep doing what you are doing. On the flip side, if your site is suffering, then you can make the changes that you need to so that you can turn it around. The issues that may need to be addressed can range from design, to content, to placement, or even the types of links you are using. This insight will help you to make your site the best that it can be.

How do Heat Maps Optimize WordPress sites?

#1 Monitor user behavior

If you aren’t monitoring your users’ behavior, then you are making a huge rookie mistake in business. The assumption, for example, that your videos are so great that all that you have to do is post them and people will view them is a very wrong one. You need to make sure they are placed well and that people are able to find them, view them and enjoy them. Creating great content, or an awesome site design, is just the beginning. Heat map software provides both at-a-glance data, and in-depth analytics. It will allow you to see what is being done on your site. This gives you actionable information. For example:

  • do your visitors prefer to click on text, buttons or pictures?

That information will give you the opportunity to change even small, subtle parts of your site so that people enjoy visiting and feel that it is user-friendly. If you are looking to redesign your blog or if you are going to use a WordPress theme, you will know what might be the best choice based on the data that you can find with a heat map, as well.

#2 View where traffic is interacting

With a heat map you can:

  • interpret user’s actions to decide why you are successful… or not so successful.
  • Are there distractions on your site like links, ads or pictures? You may need to move their placement or simply eliminate them based on what you see on your heat map.
  • You can easily see what people love, what people don’t seem to care about and what is driving them away or sucking them in.

This is a simple strategy, but one that may not be considered by some site owners. Though you may be posting often and think you are adding great stuff, are the people actually reading? The old ‘if you build it, they will come’ concept has become outdated.

#3 Strategically place your features

optimize-strategySo, with a heat map, you can get a very simple and straightforward view of your site and see what people are doing. As we discussed in # 1, this provides information that can easily be acted upon in design decisions. Look at where people are scrolling, clicking and spending time and then put your call to action features and other most important links there. Conversely, your dead areas should include the least important information or links. Don’t add your call to action or sales links to areas that are “cold” on your map and then wonder why no one is clicking or looking! Add them where they will be seen and noticed!

#4 Remove Distractions

As we touched on, heat maps can help a site owner eliminate distractions, but let’s take a closer look. Your website, like any business, has a goal. You want people to see certain things, read certain things and spend time viewing certain things. You also want them to click on your ads, of course. Anything that is keeping from people doing that is a distraction and is not helpful to your business. If you see that people are spending a great deal of time viewing or reading things that draw them away from your site, address that. You may not even realize the areas that are distracting your consumers and many people are surprised to see which things are problematic.

What are the Benefits to Heat Maps in Wordpress?

Improve User Experience

User experience on your site is paramount. It makes no difference if you THINK your site is great. You need to find out what THEY think. If they are having a great time on your site, they will come back. If you can pinpoint what people are doing on your site, then you will have a better understanding of what they are experiencing. Are they enjoying your content? Do they find your information useful? If so, what can you do to increase this type of content? If not, what type of content do you need to start putting up?

Optimize Visitor Engagement

Hypothesizing about what will draw people in is the best way to kill your site’s chances for success. There is no good that can come from just thinking that you know. Guessing has no place in business. Cold, hard facts are what will help you to be successful. Numbers, data and graphs are the keys to understanding your visitor engagement. You need to know what your visitors are doing. With Heat map analytics, you can optimize engagement by providing the types of content, pictures, ads and more that your audience responds to and engages with. If they are spending a lot of time engaged with articles about specific topics, then you need to provide more of those. Simple as that!

Increase Online Sales

Bottom line: you are in business to make money and make sales. How can you do that if you aren’t monitoring consumer behavior? The answer is that you can’t! You need to have the kind of information that heat maps provide so that you can refine your Wordpress site, improve regular followers and more. What makes heat maps so useful is that anyone can figure them out. They are not high tech or confusing, and even a novice website owner can take away valuable information about what is happening on their site. It’s in-depth, but very user-friendly and practical. If you are looking to increase sales, optimize engagement with the consumer, improve your visitors’ experience and decrease distractions on your Wordpress site, a heat map can help you to accomplish these ends.  

I've started to work on new version of ExtraWatch which will be based on ready-made "Neon" bootstrap admin template purchased from Themeforest. This admin template has some nice charts and interactive elements which we can use to offer you a better user experience and better customization

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First beta with some basic integration should be available in mid January. Existing ExtraWatch PRO 2.3 will be still available as most stable release and only possible critical bug fixes will be included into its codeline. Price of ExtraWatch PRO 2.3 will stay the same

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There are many possibilities, like nice map integrations and timelines which can for example show you interaction of visitor with your website tiles2   tiles These tiles could be re-arranged, replaced and easily customized to keep only data which you are interested in.

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Geolocation functionality can be now visualised in more user-friendly way.

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Multiple types of charts will be available, ranging from small ones to larger ones  

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Various great maps with different themes

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Language selector is also nicer and it's more convenient to pick your native language

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Various items on dashboard could be easily rearranged

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Another types of maps and charts

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This admin template is also responsive so it looks great on various screen dimensions and even on mobile phones and our mobile app. This version will be of course available on Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, Prestashop, Magento and as hosted version as well ! I'm using this admin template for development purposes only and when ready, ExtraWatch will be shipped with full extended license of this template which allows redistribution. I hope you'd enjoy it. To stay tuned, follow us on twitter or give us like on facebook. We will post updates there

Ever wondered what drives traffic for all the websites that seem to be doing so well?

Perhaps you think they have some magic moves that you do not know. You would be wrong to think that, because all these successful marketers do, is to have a sound content marketing strategy. This means, that they have content that drives search traffic to their website and ensures lots of visits to their pages.

  • Survey shows only 49% of content marketers really take their strategy seriously. This may be because they do not have the appropriate tools to understand how their content and their individual pages are performing.
  • Some type of content drives more traffic than others. If you try and find out the patterns in the type of content that sells, the one thing that really emerges from all of this is – pre-established content strategy. Excellent content marketing is possible when you have established a content strategy to drive traffic.

So What Does Drive Traffic?

Assuming you have great content on your website and it provides great value to people from all across the globe; it still needs some basic elements to help you build enough traffic to your website.

  • You will first have to study the keywords that are driving traffic and then ensure that these keywords are included in your content organically. Stuff the keywords and get penalized instantly.
  • Have your content optimized for as many keywords as you possibly can.
  • The next thing you should be worrying about is the backlinks. Your website should ideally have enough high quality backlinks to help it establish a reputation.
  • Finally, your content should be relevant at all times. This is perhaps the most difficult of all things to do. How do you ensure your content is relevant? Simple, make sure that you keep updating the content as and when required. If you leave stale content on your pages, it will no longer offer value and therefore, will not be driving any traffic.

Why Should You Have Lots of High Traffic Keywords?

  • Strategy #1 Life would be so much simpler if you could just focus on a few high traffic keywords and optimize your content for them. This way, you would not have to put in a lot of effort into keyword optimization and content creation. That is true, but then you would be only getting a small percentage of traffic, with the rest of it goes to other competitors.
  • Strategy #2 On the other hand, if you choose to use several different keywords to drive traffic to your website, you would be having a greater share of keyword driven traffic to your website. If you get ranked, you will get even more traffic and that is exactly what you wanted in the first place.

How Do the Back Links Work in Modern world?

  • Don't ever try to buy backlinks Gone are the days when you had to buy backlinks using black hat SEO practices. In the modern day world, your back links have to be generated organically, using quality content
  • Build informative quality content Look at it this way, if you have a lot of valuable content, which is not only relevant but also very informative, it can add a lot of value to other people's work. This means, that they would willingly want to link to your content and share it with others. This generates high quality back links to your website organically and you will not be penalized. Instead, your ranking will continue to grow rapidly. So the more high quality content you post on your website, the more likely you are to get high quality back links. When your content provides more value, it will be shared more eagerly, receive more references and your website will get more back links.

So What Type of Content Should You Be Writing?

To make sure that your content
  • Provides value to the end user Using data and case studies add credibility to what you are presenting. This does not mean that you have to be an absolute authority on the content you are creating. It only means that you have to research a tad bit more than you are used to. Offer a comprehensive list of resources and guides to your users, so that they can add to what you have already presented to them.
  • Exclusive information that is not available elsewhere Lists and guides usually work very well and attract a lot of visits because people value this kind of helpful information. As an authority on your business, you can also give a unique perspective on the various issues associated with your business.
  • Gives unique perspective This is also a very popular way of attracting readership, because uniqueness in content and value of your content will be greatly appreciated by all.

Tips for Writing Great Content

  • Select topics that remain evergreen This means, your topics should not only be current, but remain so in the long term. There is some useful information that does not get irrelevant with time. The challenge is to identify this information and present it in a way that it always appears to be current. Content, that is evergreen, will usually keep attracting people and build your reputation over time. It is also most likely to increase traffic to your page in the long term. The real takeaway is that crowd pulling content usually contains a lot of long tail keywords and is appropriately optimized for it. In addition to this, it is of very high quality and appears authoritative enough to generate a lot of back links. It is also evergreen and appears current, no matter how long ago it was created.

Understanding Analytics

  • Understand your website You may work and work on your content, but unless you understand how the traffic on your website is behaving, you are not likely to successfully pull off a content marketing campaign. To understand your website's statistics better, you need software that can help you map just how well your website and its individual pages are performing. Monitor your entire website's behavior from a single dashboard

Value you should expect from an analytics tool

  • SEO reports Along with all these features, you also have the option to generate SEO reports and see how your pages are doing vis-a-vis your selected keywords. This function will also allow you to add more keywords to your content and better optimize your website for search engines.
  • Internal Traffic Flow You can get more information about your users, understand the flow of traffic through your website and see how you are performing vis-a-vis your website's goals. This is an extremely easy to use product and can be used by anyone who does not have a lot of technical acumen.
  • Block certain harmful spam bots trying to steal your content You can also find out the location of each of your visitors. This could be relevant when you want to perform real time visitor tracking and get a live stats counter.
  • How users interact with your website in Real-time Apart from giving detailed statistics of your website, including how many visitors you have had, what pages have been clicked on and how long do people stay on each page.

Are there any tools?

The software that is easy to install in your website and give you very detailed analytics, along with descriptive reports that help you devise better content marketing strategies. Owing to these reports, a lot of business owners have been able to devise better content marketing plans, understand which pages are working and which are not, optimize their content for the intended audience in a much better way and improve overall performance of the website. Since the information you get is in real time, you can take remedial steps without wasting much of your precious time. This will help you keep your website ranking high, and your users engaged at all times. The moment you see that users are showing low interest in a page or a particular section of your page, you can immediately remove or change the content and replace it with something that works better for your business.

Converting visitors to customers

When there are visitors on your website, you have to engage your visitors and convert them into customers. To do so, here are functions which should help you.

  • Click Heatmaps You can see click heatmaps, which pictorially represent a map of your website with the areas of each page, that have been visited the most, heated up. Just by looking at a heatmap, you will be able to analyze how each of your pages is performing
  • Location of each of your visitors You can also find out the location of each of your visitors. This could be relevant when you want to perform real time visitor tracking and get a live stats counter
ExtraWatch is a tool which can give you what you need to be successful. You can either download the free version of the software with very basic functionality here. Or get full version. Have you tried implementing content marketing strategy? If yes, was it successful? Do you agree with content of this article?  

Important ways to use traffic reporting plugin is to use the Live Visitor Tracking feature of ExtraWatch extension. Live Visitor Counter actually serves you the key information in real time. You'll see who’s browsing your site at the moment – as well as all the information about your users’ vital statistics and most important behaviors as they browse your site.

Main Real Time Live Visitor Tracking Overview

Dashboard seems large and complicated at first, you might be a little intimidated to use all of the information right away. live-visitor-tracking

Live Visitor Counter view with real time visits tracking

This includes information like where your user is from (flag icons), which site the user came from, and which google search keywords they used to find you. Each listing gives you an overview of the user’s basic behavior – the top lists the most recent visitors. (Note: visitors for your site will update themselves as you use the Live Visitor Counter, such new visit is highlighted with yellow color) Dashboard will give you more options or information if you click on individual visit. Clicking on the globe icon on the far left next to a user’s information will open a map that shows the user’s approximate location on Google Maps.   visitor-location Scrolling down, you’ll see older and older visits. If this seems like a difficult concept to comprehend at first, remember that just about everything you see on the tracking dashboard is clickable or hoverable – you can get more information as you explore its different features, thus allowing you to get a comprehensive look at your live traffic statistics to unprecedented levels. Below, you can see a zoom-in of the traffic statistics available to you on the left-hand side of the screen: If you’re paying close attention, you’re seeing that there’s a listing that looks like a clicking hand along with a number on the right side of each visit’s information. That’s because you’re seeing correctly – these numbers represent a very informative statistic for you how many times a user clicked when on a particular page. These clicks you are then able to see in click heat map. Using the main tracking dashboard on the left side, you’ll also be able to view where your site has been showing up in Google searches. Needless to say, this can be a very handy and quick way of viewing your site’s overall performance in search engines. One way to do this is to hover over the description of the visit, whereupon you’ll see the following box appear:

URL and Form values

This box gives you a number of options: first, you can choose to block a specific IP address from your website. This one feature alone will help you to specifically weed out users, spammers, or individual bots that you don’t find conducive to building a good website. Additionally, you can view the URL parameters of each visitors, and you can use each URL parameter as a goal if you so choose, helping you to customize and build upon the style of traffic that you’d like to see out of your audience in the future. Because this parameter is customizable, you can add a complete page as a goal, which means you can set a shopping cart page as a goal in order to track your conversion rates. This will additionally help you to measure your traffic flow and conversion rates when combined with other features like the heat map and traffic flow features. You don’t have to use goals at first if you’re still getting the hang of using Joomla, but as you get used to the idea of tracking visitor conversions to certain sub-sites like feedback forms and shopping cart pages, you’ll probably end up using this feature perhaps more than any of the other features present in Live Visitor Counter. If a user that you’re hovering over also submitted some kind of form or performed a similar action at your site, you’ll also be able to view that at this point. It will simply indicate whether or not a user who arrived at your site eventually submitted a form. Below the Main List A quick note about what you see below the main list on the left side of the dashboard: your live traffic statistics based not on actual visitors, but by the bots who visited your site. You can view what this looks like below: As you see, many of the main features for tracking your visitors are still present – IP address, individual navigation statistics, etc. – but the key here is that you can also block these IP addresses in order to ensure that you are capable of repelling spam bots. For example, a spam bot that collects information on your email addresses is not something that you want on your website – that’s a great reason to use Live Visitor Counter in and of itself. If you want to unblock certain IP addresses from your blocked list, you’ll be able to do that in a similar area on the right hand of the screen. In both cases, you’ll get an easy-to-view summary of blocked IP addresses that allows you to manage your site’s privacy easily. So far, this has all been about the left side of the main Live Visitor Tracking dashboard. But there’s just as much information to be found over on the right-hand side of the dashboard. Exploring What’s on the Right One of the beautiful things about visitor dashboard is that it allows you to view so much information using the same basic dashboard – you’ll be able to pull up just about all the information you want by exploring the different sides of the screen. At first glance, you’ll get true dashboard – including the history of the traffic your site has been pulling throughout the day. But you can customize these stats and features to view statistics well into the past –indeed, at some points, you can quickly view all of your comprehensive statistics since you began recording your traffic. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the top section located over on the right-hand side of the Live Visitor Tracking dashboard:

Blocking user, adding page as goal

As you can see, one of the most prominent visible features is that of the “Last Visit Map,” which uses an icon to display the approximate location of your most recent visitor. You can change where this map is located and zoom out if you’re curious about more of your recent visitors and how your site has been performing across different locations. The essential statistics shown here are unique visits, page loads, and overall hits. Dashboard breaks each of these down by day. In the charts above, you can see that the blue bars showed how many unique hits you had, while the green bar displays how many pages they viewed. The number to the right of the blue bars displays a ratio of unique visitors to pages viewed, thus giving you a quick overall idea of how many pages each of your visitors are viewing your site. Another great feature is that you aren’t limited to viewing only the previous week – you can view different weeks easily by looking at the past (from the moment you started tracking your statistics with Joomla). Further down the right-hand side of the dashboard, you’ll see this:

Block SPAM and entire IP “wildcard”

Keep in mind that you can also block entire IP “wildcard” numbers from your site if you keep receiving visits from a particular spammer. This helps give you even more control over who’s viewing your Joomla site without any inconvenience at all. Simply click “enter IP manually” for more options on blocking specific types of numbers from access to your website.     visitor-blocking In addition to all of the live and daily stats that you see on your dashboard, you can easily change what you see on the right hand side of the dashboard by selecting a different setting: for example, you can see your all-time traffic statistics. This is a great way to run an “instant report” without having to download any new PDF file or new Word document. The beauty of Live Visitor Tracking is that it dos a lot to demonstrate to you exactly what’s going on with your site all in one page. You can certainly integrate it with other Joomla or Wordpress or even Magento features to get an even more comprehensive view of your site and how well it’s directing its users to the right spots. But it all starts with your knowledge and usage of the dashboard.

Click Heat Maps – Replacing Your Old Stats Counters With Something That Actually Helps

Click heat map incorporated into a landing page[/caption] Changing the past is impossible – in fact, you cannot even change what happened two minutes back. If you really want to change the way your online business behaves with your clients, you should have real time analytics that allow you to act in time. With most online content being short lived, it becomes all the more important to have an insight into what works on your website and what doesn't. Click heat maps are designed just to do that. They help you see the total click density on each page of your website. They also help you identify the hotspots on your websites – pages and links that appeal the most to users. When you know which pages are not performing that well, you can optimize them quickly.

Heat Maps – Why Does Your Website Need Them?

Heat maps are web analytics tools that are great for getting an overview of user behavior on your website and help predict future behavior too. This is especially helpful when you want to look at how your landing page is behaving. The logic behind it is simple. To have a responsive website, with a great user interface, you have to understand your users better. To do that, you have to understand how they are behaving with your website right now. Heat maps essentially act as a web traffic monitor, and help you analyze your ad placement and link optimization. If you have an e-commerce website, heat maps can actually help you minimize the abandonment of shopping cards. When you identify the areas on your website, which interest people, and then contrast it to areas which people have not liked, you can work on both to optimize your website. So in the end, your heat map is actually helping you with website visitor tracking, thus improving the functioning of your website and by that extension, of your business.

Understanding the Click Tracking Heat Map

Your click tracking heat map goes beyond the simple website traffic report. Heat maps are not a simple stats counter. They present no sampling or break downs. Instead, they offer a heat signature map, which tells you exactly where people click when they come to your website. Unlike a simple website visitor counter, which tells you how many visitors you have had, they tell you how your visitors are using your website and what interests them. With these heat maps, you are able to create customized analyses, by better understanding your visitors' clicks and movements presented visually.

So Now That You Have a Click Heat Map, What Next?

When you want to track visitors on website, you may want to understand their activity and learn how far they scroll down a page. Are they reading the content you offer? Are they finding your landing page interesting? Which are the pages that no one wants to visit or stay on? Your click heat maps help you understand your visitor activity, track conversions, visualize traffic flow, check all your search engine reports to get lists of keywords that people are using to get to your website, monitor which extensions are eating up your hosting space and remove them, see most active click spots on your website, monitor all the clicks that lead to downloads, monitor visits from different social media websites, detect the type of device used for each visit, keep an eye on your database status, and help manage your front end widgets and data counters.

Some Things to Think About

After you have made all the analyses, the next step is to take some action. Keeping this analyses with you, you can now

  1. Remove the areas that have a very few clicks because these are not being visited anyway. Your visitors are probably not finding this information useful, and it may actually be nothing more than a distraction. Remove these elements, or replace them with something more useful and track these new elements closely.
  2. Identify clicks that are not leading your visit anywhere. With heat maps, it is easy to notice click patterns. If you notice that users are clicking at areas, which are not really links, your visitors may be ending up confused. Lead them somewhere useful.
  3. Observe all the areas that are getting a lot of attention. These areas are the part of your website, where you should put in more effort. Polish the existing content and add more information or high quality content on these pages because this will eventually help you.
  4. Observe the areas just below the ending of the content, to see if the visitors are moving somewhere else after they are done with the content. If they are not clicking anywhere else, it means they have reached a dead end, and that cannot be good for you. Take this opportunity to convert these endings into useful beginnings.
  5. Review all your clicks above the fold and those after the fold, and compare them with each other. These results are often shocking and eye opening. They will definitely help.

ExtraWatch is now on FIRST place on Joomla Extensions directory among Joomla Analytics section! Rated 5 out of 5 by you, our customers. You can find the listing here: Joomla Analytics category Thank you! number-one

Some users were reporting problems with shopping cart buttons. This issue was debugged on "VP One Page Checkout" extension and was possibly appearing also on VirtueMart. If you were facing similar issue, please get the very latest version from customer download zone. Thank you for your understanding.   Image by: Nicola Sapiens De Mitri

ExtraWatch adopted by CHECKusmedia for Carlton landing page optimization campaign - "Take user experience of your sites to the next level"

CHECKusmedia on ExtraWatch tool in General:

"ExtraWatch analytic tool helped us measure as marketing agency all data from our campaigns and give quality output to our customer. Besides daily reports which include basic information like: like unique visitors , page loads , hits , referrers pages , media , browsers , countries , operating systems , it has some unique features" CHECKusmedia on ExtraWatch Goal setting "With this feature we can set some action , for example facebook page click-throughs and then measure, how many visitors clicked through facebook page from our customer‘s landing page or web" carlton-extrawatch-element-clicks CHECKusmedia on ExtraWatch Heatmap "This is something perfect! We can see how customers behave on pages , where is the highest click-rate, what could be very helpful for design optimization. Based on click heatmap screen , we saw many clicks on OFFICES FOR RENT headline from landing page visitors ." carlton-landing-page-heatmap"They thought , that they will find here more information about offices , so we don’t hesitated and we added our customer’s web URL address to this headline . On this address visitors can find more information like : sales manager contact , offices plan, location in town on a map and more information about office benefits . The result was amazing !" "We've added this headline to one of our ExtraWatch goals and saw , that headline’s click-through rate is really high . With this feature we could bring user experience of customer’s landing page to higher level , what is from our point of view very important and now we can give through ExtraWatch maximum for our customer and then have a positive response :"

Jozef Cino - Product Manager of Carlton: „ Guys, this tool is amazing, I will recommend it to my development team! Thank you Extrawatch team for great job and perfect 24/7 support !"

How to install ExtraWatch via Magento Connect? 1. Login into your Magento back-end to access MagentoConnect You will do it via System -> Magento Connect -> Magento Connect Manager magento-connect-1 2. Magento asks you to login with your admin credentials again to access Connect Manager magento-connect-2 3. Click on Browse magento-connect-3 4. Choose ExtraWatch-PRO-{version}.tgz and click Upload to install it via Magento Connect magento-connect-4 5. After a while, you will see this console: magento-connect-5 6. Then, go back to admin panel and you should be able to see ExtraWatch in Main menu of Magento installed via Connect manager magento-connect-6 7. Then, just use ExtraWatch -> Live Stats and there you go. You can check your visitors immediatelly magento-connect-7

Multi-store Setup ExtraWatch now supports installations on multiple domains with same database.

What is Multi-store setup strategy?

It is used usually by online stores where they maintain database of products but have different domains for each country. I did not know about this strategy until I was contacted by users of ExtraWatch running it as an extension for Magento and Prestashop.

How to activate multi-store / multi-domain setup with ExtraWatch?

1. Access ExtraWatch back-end on your domain1.com 2. ExtraWatch will ask you for a license key for domain1.com 3. Type the license key for domain1.com 1. Access ExtraWatch back-end on your domain2.com 2. ExtraWatch will ask you for a license key for domain2.com 3. Type the license key for domain2.com Do this as many times as number of domains you own and want to use ExtraWatch on.

Is this multi-store / multi-domain setup OK for your SEO ?

Well, it depends. We all know that google penalizes duplicate content. Therefore make sure that your store lists different products per different domain name. In case of any questions, feel free to contact us.
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When trying to setup this blog, I was wondering why some domains prefer to have their own blogs on separate subdomain. So there were two options:
  • blog.extrawatch.com
  • extrawatch.com/blog

Well, there are many cons mentioned for using subdomain on other blog posts around the internet. I've tried it, and

I'm giving it a no-go.

Why? When using subdomain and you have different CMS like we have - Joomla and want to use Wordpress for blogging

you can't use relative URLs in your CMS themes !!!

So, if you have images on: extrawatch.com/img/myimage1.png then when using the same image in wordpress theme, you'd have to use full URL: http://www.extrawatch.com/img/myimage1.png Cause using a relative one: /img/myimage1.png would make the browser think that he has to search for http://blog.extrawatch.com/img/myimage1.png That's it. Maybe this post will help other people making the right decision. Feel free to comment what do you think. Image by Paul Downey

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