Ninja Forms Contact Form Analytics is supported too!

It was an exciting day few days ago when we announced our WordPress hitsteps web analytics plugin no longer only provide analytics on the web, but it also integrate it for Gravity forms and Contact form 7, and today we have took one more step forward.

We have received many request from those of you who use Ninja Forms, and we listened! We just integrated Ninja Forms contact forms into our plugin, so you can drop hitsteps widget into your forms and receive full analytics information of users who submitted the form, including full pageview paths.

Download/Update to our latest WordPress plugin to have this feature enabled in your website.

Let us hear your feedbacks about this, enjoy!

Contact Form Analytics

We are proud to release a new product from hitsteps, Contact form analytics!

Please go to and update to newest version of Hitsteps plugin.

Have you ever wish to know more about those who email you from your website? Did you wish that there was an easy way to track those users, know their viewed pages, their device setting, their activity on your site, so that you can answer them and help them better? We are here to help!

If you been using hitsteps before, you know that we have advanced and very detailed web analytics system. Now that we have integrated contact forms with this analytics tool, Hitsteps will not change look of your current forms, it is just an invisible piece of code but it will revolutionize your contact form emails!

Currently we do support Gravity forms and our team is working on Contact form 7 support at moment., Contact form 7 plugins for WordPress. Custom API will be available for developers soon, so that you can integrate it to any website and web service.

Once you install hitsteps analytics plugin and enable hitsteps widget in your contact form, you will be able to have something like above screenshot in all emails send from your website, happy supporting your customers even better than past, from now on!


We have switched to HTTPS (and why you should switch too)


Hitsteps had HTTPS since beginning when we launch our service two years ago, but now it is default protocol for all new users. All new users who open hitsteps, they will automatically get forwarded to https version of our service. You can choose to view normal HTTP version if you would like to, after you logged in, but that would be your own choice (and we won’t ask you why!)

HTTPS sites will have extra boost for their ranking, it is not some myth SEO science, it is directly quoted by Google’s official blog. It is a rare thing that Google tell businesses how to improve their SEO,  and we are glad that Google announced this one publicly, as it is for goods of our clients, YOU and help have a safer web overall.

over the past few months we’ve been running tests taking into account whether sites use secure, encrypted connections as a signal in our search ranking algorithms. We’ve seen positive results, so we’re starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal.
Quoted by Zineb Ait Bahajji and Gary Illyes in Google’s blog

so, did you get the hint? What are you waiting for!? contact your web hosting or developer and ask for HTTPS! If you are a hitsteps analytics user, please make sure HTTPS visitors tracking is supported in your current license to avoid missing any hits from being counted.

Hitsteps is faster than ever!

We have implemented few layer of optimization as well as active CDN networks in more than 33 countries around the world.

Our tracking code javascript have been automatically moved to CDN networks and it will load faster for your visitors result in faster load time for your website.

Additionally, all of hitsteps dashboard content will be cached in a CDN just near your location as well as your own browser, so you can expect very fast switching between sections of dashboard.

No matter where you are from, CloudFlare service will detect your location and serve our website to you at fastest speed possible.

Be careful, it is fast. don’t drink and analyze!

Web Analytics Whitelabel API

We are ready to expand and partner with be your new partner. Hitsteps have a new set of API functions that allow you to control almost everything which is related to your whitelabel brand and users under your whitelabel.

Our API command set is in PHP but it get input as POST return all data as JSON which make it up for a peaceful integration with almost every programming languages.

Here is list of commands we are currently offering (As of May 2015): Token based authentication, Search Account by Email, ID or Tracking API Key, Get account info, Get API Key from URL, Get list of tracking websites, Get list of accounts, Change email and password of users, Create a new account, Add a new website for tracking, Activate trial, Activate License for a specific duration, Convert licenses, get list of available plans, Get last 7 days pageviews and visits of websites, get auto-authenticated link to all report pages.

We have a full set of plugins we offer for WordPress and Joomla which we can rebrand them at your request. Are you ready? drop us a hint!

Hablamos Español!

Hola! We welcome a new language to join hitsteps list of languages! We officially support spanish language now.

This change has been applied automatically to all of our spanish speaking customers. You can change dashboard language using a dropdown box which we have put at bottom left of our homepage.

We have went ahead and applied multi-language support for our WordPress plugins, yes that is correct! Now you can have our chat widget and statistics widget in spanish language.

These widgets have ability to auto-detect your visitors location and show proper language to them. So chat interface will be in Spanish language for those who are in spanish speaking countries, German to german speaking countries and English to rest of world. or you can manually set language for them in WordPress Admin Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets

Must Have WordPress Real time Stats Plugin

When basic web pages started appearing decades ago, there was not many websites. There was not any way to track visitors of a website, and there was absolutely not enough data and technology about IP Address location and User-Agent and other information of a visitor. Actually All websites were just texts!

first-websiteAs web advanced further, Images appeared and websites changed from basic text to programmed pages. This programmed pages could count number of visits each page have. It grow further and they started logging more information such as IP Address, time of visit, Referrals and URL of the page.


Many years goes by, but server-side programmed analytics options only cover that base area! they didn’t change a bit. Nowadays, some websites get more bot and scrappers visit their website than a human do, and guess what? this ancient loggers track those bots and rendering a useless analytics data (to name, AWStats)


When WordPress appeared, there was many good options available, some provided a basic counter, some provided better Interface to understand data and some went further and mix all this data together to get something out of it, yet, it was not complete! They all miss some information, none of options were complete and all of them were tracking those spiders and bots!
Yes, even Google Analytics track those spammers and bots and yet, it is not even a real time analytics.


That’s why we created hitsteps analytics. we log all of this data, remove those who are appeared in daily list of spammers, bots and scrappers, analyze those data and provide you webmasters with real time data of what happening at your website at a very detailed visitor level, including heatmaps for clicks and integrating a live chat system to it, so that you can follow each of your visitors steps in your website and guide them by typing to them and receiving response back!

We packaged extract all possible data from a single hit! and provide them to you in a clean and easy to use interface, which is not confusing! You don’t need to go and follow long wizards to just generate a report showing you popular pages of your website! you just click on Popular pages and you can see number of hits each page get.

You post an article and instantly, you can see how visitors are responding to this article. It can be addictive, don’t complain we didn’t tell you!

You can install Hitsteps Ultimate Analytics WordPress Plugin and follow registration steps to get it activated and running in no time. get it now, it is free!

Realtime Campaign Funnel Conversion Tracking

Advertisement in popular networks such as Facebook Ads, Bing Ads as well as our beloved Google Adwords isn’t cheap! So you are spending a lot of money on advertisement with different keywords or in different networks, How do you manage and optimize the outcome?

We have provided campaign tracking, which allow you to know which of your keywords are getting best outcome among different ad networks. You can use this campaign tracking for everything else, but now we are going to have a look at it from Advertisement point of view.

Fortunately, All ad networks have a decent campaign Conversion tracking built-in. However, I can be very time consuming to open them all separately and have a look at figures and trying to find out what is actually going on! Some ad networks don’t even have Conversion tracking.

In Hitsteps, You can define your desired Goals pages. Set a default goal value (or you can modify goal value in real-time using javascript) and then connect that Goal to a Campaign landing page, It is that simple!

Once you have configured it, you can monitor all of your campaigns in real time.



It doesn’t end there, you can see list of visitors who just landed on your campaign, but never made it to goal page. You can also see list of visitors who successfully made it to goal page.

It allows you to see list of your campaigns returns on investments (ROI) all in one page.



Google Adwords and most other ads networks, doesn’t provide it real-time, but we do it in real-time. It can be very addictive, we have warned you!

Get your hitsteps account and start figuring out what is really happening with your ads!

How flexible is hitsteps web analytics? Unleash power of The Labels

Old days, web analytics were very simple. If they show your daily pageviews and number of visitors, you would be satisfied. But nowadays, those are called web statistics. so what is web analytics actually? Web analytics process your visitors information and give you more detailed information from exact same data. We now calculate bounce rate, we track clicks to generate heat maps, we track every single page views to make a detailed visitor browsing history in your website and keep them all in visitor’s profile.

Each web analytics service, have a certain major features point, what if you need something that is not there?

It is why we have introduced “Labels”, You can access labels in your dashboard menu, but lets have a look at what is that exactly?

Labels basic function is to add a customized colored label for each profile. so, to make it searchable, and to make it easy to understand. but in same time, it also analyze each labels separately.

As a result, for example, you can have hitsteps track everyone who visit your product checkout page, add a label to visitor profile with your defined name or color, and generate graphs for that label and notify you when this label is triggered via Email, Google Hangout and Desktop Notification.

There are many filters that we cover for labels. You can trigger it based on following values: IP Address, Visitor name, keyword searched, first referer, referer, first URL visited, URL visited, Page title visited, Browser, OS, Country, Region, City, Tag, Screen Width, Screen Height, Language, Java and Flash. These values can be mixed together!

So, you can define it in a way if a visitor from USA, who his first referer was from google adsense visit checkout page from product listing page, trigger the label and notify you. You will have the graph driven for it, and you get notification, with with help of our live visitor chat feature, you might make use of this trigger and contact your customer and seal the deal!

Top 10 WordPress Plugins for every WordPress sites

There are thousands of plugins to install for WordPress platform, making it a hard decision to decide which plugin is really a must-have. We have analyzed and ran a survey on our customers and publishing list of plugins that every website running WordPress must have.

1. Hitsteps Ultimate Web Analytics

Since our base of survey was our own users, so obviously they all mentioned they cannot run a website without Hitsteps, we second that! It pack most important web analytics features in a simple and unified user interface, allowing you to see list of online visitors, click on them and see pages they see in your website, see click heatmaps and even start a chat with your visitors.

2. WordPress SEO by Yoast

WordPress out of the box is already quite a good platform for SEO but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further! Improve your WordPress SEO, Write better content and have a fully optimized WordPress site using Yoast’s WordPress SEO plugin.

3. Visual Composer

Visual Composer is Commercial Drag and Drop Frontend and Backend Page Builder Plugin for WordPress. You will be able to take full control over your WordPress site, build any layout you can imagine – no programming knowledge required. Moreover, now you can choose either work on a backend or move your page building process to frontend and instantly see changes you make.

4. AddThis

Traditionally known as the “sharing tool”, AddThis has taken website tools to the next level through the creation of recommended content and conversion tools while also streamlining and evolving their suite of social tools, including sharing and following buttons. AddThis provides the best sharing, social, recommended content, and conversion tools to help you make your website smarter.

5. WP Super Cache

This plugin generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. A very fast caching engine for WordPress that produces static html files.

6. WordPress Backup to Dropbox

WordPress Backup to Dropbox has been created to give you peace of mind that your blog is backed up on a regular basis. Just choose a day, time and how often you wish your backup to be performed and kick back and wait for your websites files and a SQL dump of its database to be dropped in your Dropbox! Keep your valuable WordPress website, its media and database backed up to Dropbox in minutes with this sleek, easy to use plugin.

7. Google XML Sitemaps

This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

8. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on. It is not just another contact form plugin!

9. Wordfence Security

Wordfence starts by checking if your site is already infected. Wordfence do a deep server-side scan of your source code comparing it to the Official WordPress repository for core, themes and plugins. Then Wordfence secures your site and makes it up to 50 times faster.

10. TinyMCE Advanced

This plugin will let you add, remove and arrange the buttons that are shown on the Visual Editor toolbar. It includes 15 plugins for TinyMCE that are automatically enabled or disabled depending on what buttons are chosen. .