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  • July 4, 2015

     

    All ExtraWatch automatically captures keywords visitors used to find your website. This is very important feature for every website owner.

     

    What are so cold long tail keywords?


    These are usually two or three keywords which your users used to find your website. This two or three keywords combination is not that much common and search volume is very low. But these long tail keywords are responsible for most of the traffic from search engines.

     

    long tail keywords

     

    Why is it then called Long tail keywords?

    When you check this picture below you can clearly see that there are some key phrases with high search volume. There is also very big competition to rank for such high search volume keywords. If you would focus your energy and effort to be able to have your website ranking for these high search volume keywords, it's a very costly.

    Lower search volume, better focus


    Therefore, it's better to produce a content focusing on these key phrases with with lower search volume and have unique content optimized for these long tail keywords. It is more likely that there will be only one or two visits for particular key phrase a month, but you can be sure that such visit brings in a visitor who is looking for the exact keyword combination. On the other hand, with high search volume keywords you cannot be certain about visitors intent.

     

    To see list of captured keywords, click on SEO tab and scroll to the bottom

     

    Long tail

     

     

     

  • February 17, 2015
    It's hard to know exactly who's online on your site right now. With ExtraWatch you can easily see that: 1. Click on "Visitors" 2. You will see this:
  • February 14, 2015
    • Install the Android ExtraWatch app
    • Open the app in your phone or tablet
    • Select your CMS
      Fig. 1 - Setting up for Joomla
    • Enter your joomla website's address
      Fig. 2 - Your Web Url
    • Enter your admin's folder (administrator by default)
      Fig. 3 - Admin Folder
    • Enter component's name
      Fig. 4 - Component
    • Enter your username and password
      Fig. 5 - Crendentials
    • Click the Save button
    • Start monitoring your website directly from your phone
      Fig. 6 - ExtraWatch on Android
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Sizes in left menu
    • Click on Refresh icon
      Fig. 1 - Refresh sizes
    • ExtraWatch calculates sizes of component and module directories and shows list
      Fig. 2 - Sizes list of component and module directories
    • Look for biggest directories in list to see what data occupy most web hosting space
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on DB Status in left menu
    • Go through your table list
      Fig. 1 - Database Table Sizes
    • Look for significant increases in size
      Fig. 2 - The table's size increased of 105.85% within the last 7 days
  • February 14, 2015

    ExtraWatch can create nightly reports that will be emailed to you automatically:

    • Click on Emails in left menu
    • Enable EMAIL_REPORTS_ENABLED checkbox
      Fig. 1 - Enable email reports
    • Change email address if needed
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on SEO Reports in left menu
    • Go down to most popular keyphrases list
    • Need screenshots and data
  • February 14, 2015

    See which keywords users typed in their search engine and which position your were in search results

    • Click on SEO Reports in left menu
    • Go down to section SEO report for **
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Emails in left menu
    • Scroll down to section SEO Reports
    • Enable EMAIL_SEO_REPORTS_ENABLED checkbox
      Fig. 1 - Enable SEO email reports
  • February 14, 2015

    See how users behave and navigate your website:

    • Click on Flow in left menu
    • ExtraWatch will show you a graph of your internal traffic flow starting from your most popular page
      Fig. 1 - Internal traffic flow
    • Modify Root outgoing links count to see only the n most followed links
      Fig. 2 - News and About Us are the 2 most followed links from Home
    • Change traffic flow by modifying selected page
      Fig. 3 - Internal traffic flow starting from page About Us
    • Use your mouse to move and extend graph as you wish
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Goals in left menu
    • Enter address which you want to block/redirect users from
      Fig. 1 - Came from condition
    • Set Block box to 1 to block the users
      Fig. 2 - Block
    • Or choose an URL to redirect them to
      Fig. 3 - Redirect
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Goals in left menu
    • Enter country which you want to block/redirect users from
      Fig. 1 - Targeting Chinese users
    • Set Block box to 1 to block the users
      Fig. 2 - Block
    • Or choose an URL to redirect them to
      Fig. 3 - Redirect
  • February 14, 2015
    Imagine you have a page that developers can register on with a form that looks like this:
    We want to set up a goal that notifies us every time a new developer with some experience in Java registers:
    • Click on Goals in left menu
    • Click on New Goal
      Fig. 1 - Create a new goal
    • Choose a name for the new goal
      Fig. 2 - A new Java developer
    • Scroll down to the advanced section
    • Enter in POST Var the name of the form we want to inspect
      Fig. 3 - Check input form with name "experience"
    • Enter in POST Condition which value to look for
      Fig. 4 - Looking for Java developers
    • Fine tune your new goal by adding more restrictions
    • Click the Save button at the bottom of the page
    • You will be notified every time a new Java developer registers
  • February 14, 2015
    • See achieved goals in real-time in visitors dashboard
      Fig. 1 - Goal notification in visitors dashboard
    • Track your goals in live stats
      Fig. 2 - Goals stats
    • Track your goals in Goals tab
      Fig. 3 - Goals list
  • February 14, 2015

    Measure success on your website by setting up goals.

    Let's set up a goal for everytime that a user from the US lands on our News page:

    • Click on Goals in left menu
    • Click on New Goal
      Fig. 1 - Create a new goal
    • Choose a name for the new goal
      Fig. 2 - Set goal's name
    • Enter News page's URI in URI condition
      Fig. 3 - Set URI condition
    • Set Country condition to US for United States
      Fig. 4. - Set Country condition
    • You can fine tune your goal by adding more restrictions:

      • Incoming URI
      • Incoming IP range
      • Username
      • HTTP parameters
      • ...
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the Save button
  • February 14, 2015

    Monitor individual files or directories

    • Click on Downloads in left menu
    • Click on Add File/Path
      Fig. 1 - Add new file/path to monitor
    • Type in file path you want to monitor
      Fig. 2 - Monitor song1.mp3
    • Add page that user must be referred from to dowload that file
      Fig. 3 - File can only be downloaded when referred from article my favorite songs
    • Click Add button
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Downloads in left menu
    • Check out the Download Monitor section to see how many times a particular file has been downloaded
      Screenshot of list of monitored files (Path, Today, Yesterday,..., Total Downloads)
      Fig. 1 - List of files being monitored alongs with the number of times they have been donwloaded
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Downloads in left menu
    • Check out the latest 100 downloads
      Screenshot of Log of latest 100 downloads section
      Fig. 1 - Log of latest 100 downloads
  • February 14, 2015

    Monitor individual files or directories

    • Click on Downloads in left menu
    • Click on Add File/Path
      Fig. 1 - Add new file/path to monitor
    • Type in file path you want to monitor
      Fig. 2 - Monitor song.mp3
    • Start monitoring files downloaded on your website
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Downloads in left menu
    • Click on Add Extension
      Fig. 1 - Add new extension to monitor
    • Type in file extension you want to monitor
      Fig. 2 - Monitor mp3 files
    • Start monitoring files downloaded on your website
  • February 14, 2015

    Get an email when a user uses a different IP to help you to detect immediately which user shares his login with someone else:

    • Click on Users in left menu
    • Enable Users Send Alert Email checkbox
      Fig. 1 - Enable alert email
    • Confirm by clicking the Save button
    • Check out section's list to see users that are possibly sharing their login
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Blockign in left menu
    • Check the Spam Words Ban Enable checkbox
      Fig. 1 - Spam features
    • Use the Spam Words List to tell ExtraWatch what words to look out for for spams
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Blocking in left menu
    • See list of recently blocked spammers
      Fig. 1 - List of latest blocked IP addresses
  • February 14, 2015

    Forbid access to your website to spammers and other fraudulent users:

    • Click on Blocking in left menu
    • Click on Enter IP manually
    • Enter IP address or IP range you want to block and click OK to confirm
    OR
    • In Blocking section
    • Import a list of IP addresses to block directly from a CSV file
    OR
    • Choose a user from the visitors dashboard and hover or click on it to block his IP address
  • February 14, 2015

    Measure success and activity of individual pages over time:

    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Click HeatMap for ** (today)
    • The daily clicks table lists your most active pages for a particular date
      Fig. 1 - Daily clicks table
    • See increase or decrease in number of clicks since 1, 7, or 28 days ago
      Fig. 2 - ExtraWatch recorded 44.4% less clicks that yesterday on that page
    • Click on the chart icon for a visual representation of that information
      Fig. 3 - Open charts of heatmap clicks over time
    • The two charts show you the total amount of clicks per day and per week that occurred on any part of that particular page
      Fig. 4 - Charts of heatmap clicks over time
    • Click the print button (upper right) to print it out or save it as pdf
    • Use this information to assess the popularity of important pages and think of changes you could make to improve it
  • February 14, 2015

    Display heatmaps of individual users in real-time:

    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Latest heatmap clicks refreshed in real-time
    • The Latest heatmap clicks table keeps track of partial heatmaps from individual users
      Fig. 1 - Latest heatmap clicks table with 2 partial heatmaps highlighted
    • Each table entry is a particular heatmap trace
    • Every partial heatmap of a page is created from traces of the same user
    • Click on a page's title to display a partial heatmap view
      Fig. 2 - Open heatmap view of page Home for user with IP address 127.0.0.1
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Click HeatMap for **
    • Click left or right to switch between days
      Fig. 1 - Daily clicks table
    • Find the name of the page you are looking for in daily clicks table
    • Click on page's title to open heatmap view
    • ExtraWatch will toggle heatmap display for that page
      Fig. 2 - Each click area is rendered in a different color ranging from blue (less frequent) to red (very frequent)
    • Use keys P/N to navigate to previous/next day
  • February 14, 2015

    Quickly identify hot spots on your website:

    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • Find the name of the page you are looking for in table All-time clicks
    • Click on page's title to display heatmap view
      Fig. 1 - Click to open HeatMap view
    • ExtraWatch will toggle heatmap display for that page
      Fig. 2 - Each click area is rendered in a different color ranging from blue (less frequent) to red (very frequent)
  • February 14, 2015

    Check your daily clicks and assess your site's performance over time:

    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Click HeatMap for **
    • Click left or right to switch between days
      Fig. 1 - Daily clicks table (descending order)
    • Find the page you are looking for in daily clicks table
    • Inspect the clicks column to find out the number of times that particular page was clicked on that day

    Example

    ExtraWatch recorded 12 clicks for page About Us on January 30, 2015 (30.01.2015):

    Fig. 2 - Most active pages on January 30, 2015
  • February 14, 2015

    Find out which pages are most popular on your website:

    • Click on Statistics in left menu
    • ExtraWatch greets you with a list of the most popular pages for today
      Fig. 1 - Root page / is the most popular today with 96 visits (28.4% of the traffic)
    • Switch view to see your All-time most popular pages
      Fig. 2 - Switch between daily and all-time views
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Statistics in left menu
    • Switch to All-time statistics if needed
      Fig. 1 - Switch between daily and all-time views
    • Switch between days if needed
      Fig. 2 - Select day
    • Check out country statistics
      Fig. 3 - Country distribution
  • February 14, 2015

    Assess how your site is currently performing in the search engines:

    • Click on Statistics in left menu
    • The first section Visit stats for the current week informs you of how visitors came to your website
      Fig. 1 - 4% of your sunday visitors landed on your site from a search engine
  • February 14, 2015

    Find out which links visitors follow within your website:

    • Click on Statistics in left menu
    • Switch to all-time view if necessary
      Fig. 1 - Switch between daily and all-time views
    • Scroll down to section Internal for **
      Fig. 2 - The most popular link on your website today goes from page / to page News
    • This information is important to understand how users behave on your site
    • Use it to improve navigation throughout your entire website
  • February 14, 2015

    Find out which pages get the most clicks on your website:

    • Click on HeatMap in left menu
    • The All-time clicks table lists the most active pages on your website in descending order
      Fig. 1 - All-time clicks table
    • Find the page you are looking for in table All-time clicks
    • Inspect the clicks column to find out the number of clicks that occurred on any part of that particular page

    Example

    ExtraWatch tells us that the Home page is the most active out of all the pages on the website with a total number of 31 clicks:

    Fig. 2 - See most active pages on your website
  • February 14, 2015

    See difference in activity for a particular element over time:

    • Click on Clicks in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Clicks Areas for **
    • See increase or decrease in number of clicks since 1, 7, or 28 days ago for a particular element
    • Click on the chart icon for a visual representation of that information
      (screenshot of elements charts)
      Fig. 1 - Charts of element clicks over time
    • Use this information to assess the activity of important elements and think of changes you could make to improve it
  • February 14, 2015

    Quickly identify which elements are the most popular on your different pages:

    • Click on Clicks in left menu
    • Scroll down to All time hottest click areas highlight
    • Find the page you want to analyze and click on its title
    • ExtraWatch will open the page and highlight its most popular elements
      Fig. 1 - Elements with lowest clicks are displayed in violet, then there's blue, yellow and red represents the most popular element
    • Use this information to optimize your content's layout in order to try and increase the popularity of some elements
  • February 14, 2015

    2.4. Analyze in real time what elements of your website are being clicked on

    • Click on Clicks in left menu
    • Scroll down to Latest element clicks refreshed in real-time
    • From there you can determine which elements are currently being clicked on and by whom
      Fig. 1 - Latest clicks refreshed in real time
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Clicks in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Clicks Areas for **
    • Click left or right to switch between days
      Fig. 1 - Select day in Clicks Areas table
    • Find the element you are looking for
    • Inspect the clicks column to find out the number of times that particular element was clicked on that day
    • You can also click on any element id to know which element it represents
      Fig. 2 - Click on first element in Clicks Areas table for ** (today)
    • ExtraWatch will open a new web page and highlight the corresponding element in it
      Fig. 3 - We see that the About Us page link is our element with the greatest number of clicks today
  • February 14, 2015

    Find out which elements get the most clicks on your website:

    • Click on Clicks in left menu
    • The All time element clicks table shows the most clicked on elements on your website in descending order
    • Find the element id you are looking for and inspect the clicks column to know the number of times it was clicked on

    Example

    ExtraWatch tells us that the element Home button is the most clicked on on our website with 14 clicks so far:

    Fig. 1 - All time element clicks table
  • February 14, 2015

    Improve tracking visibility by assigning a name to an element and setting it up as goal:

    • Open the web page containing the element you want to monitor and click on it
      Fig. 1 - We want to monitor the About Us page link
    • Back in ExtraWatch click on Clicks in left menu
    • Scroll down to section Latest element clicks refreshed in real-time
    • Look for a new addition to the table or a count increase in the clicks column
      Fig. 2 - Latest added element should be our About Us page link
    • Make sure you have the right element by clicking on it
      Fig. 3 - Highlight new element
    • ExtraWatch opens your web page and highlights the element
      Fig. 4 - Highlighted element is correct
    • Click + to add the element to goals
      Fig. 5 - Add to goals
    • Choose a name for your new goal
      Fig. 6 - Insert a new goal
    • Fine tune your goal by adding more restrictions:

      • Incoming URI
      • Incoming IP range
      • Incoming Countries
      • Username
      • HTTP parameters
      • ...
    • Finish by clicking the Save button at the bottom of the page
  • February 14, 2015
    • Click on Settings in left menu
    • Scroll down to the Ignore Section
    • Type the name of the user you want to be ignoring
      Fig. 1 - Ignore users admin and john
    • You can also ignore IP addresses
      Fig. 2 - Ignore localhost IP address 127.0.0.1
  • February 14, 2015
    Track a particular registered user throughout your website:
    • Click on Current Visitors in left menu
    • Inpsect the dashboard and find a user you are interested in
      Fig. 1 - History for user mathias
    • Scroll down through the entire user's history to see which pages he visited, which elements he clicked on, and which goals he achieved
    • Click on Users in left menu to see users that connected to your website recently
      Fig. 2 - Latest user activity
  • February 14, 2015
    • Go to Module Manager in Joomla's Control Panel
      Fig. 1 - Open Module Manager
    • Open settings for ExtraWatch Users Module
      Fig. 2 - ExtraWatch Users Module in module list
    • Select widget's position
      Fig. 3 - Widget's position
    • Go to Menu Assignment for the module
      Fig. 4 - Widget's top menu
    • Make sure that module appears at least on of your pages
      Fig. 5 - Select pages you want the widget to be on
  • February 14, 2015
    • Go to Module Manager in Joomla's Control Panel
      Fig. 1 - Open Module Manager
    • Open settings for ExtraWatch Visitors Module
      Fig. 2 - ExtraWatch Visitors Module in module list
    • Select widget's position
      Fig. 3 - Widget's position
    • Go to Menu Assignment for the module
      Fig. 4 - Widget's top menu
    • Make sure that module appears at least on of your pages
      Fig. 5 - Select pages you want the widget to be on
  • February 8, 2015

    Understand what is going on on your website in real time by watching users and see how they are navigating, interacting, and reading your site:

    • The visitors dashboard is the first thing you see upon opening ExtraWatch
    • Access it from everywhere by clicking on Current Visitors in left menu
      Fig. 1 - Track user behaviors in real-time
    • A green dot indicates that the user is currently logged-on
    • Some more information that you can get from the dashboard:
      • Which keyword a user used to find you in Google
      • Session duration
      • Goals achievements
      • Time difference since the user's last visit
      • Downloaded files
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