Two Prestigious BI Software Awards From FinancesOnline Now Belong To Hitsteps Analytics

Since 2013, Hitsteps Analytics worked on bringing visitor management and monitoring to a new level of efficiency, tracking every move, activity, or function of relevance to your business, and analyzing data in an industry-specific manner. Our product’s beneficial effect on productivity has once again been officially acknowledged by one of popular B2B software review platforms FinancesOnline, which awarded Hitsteps with two of its prestigious quality awards and listed it among popular business intelligence solutions according to their team.

Their team of B2B experts examined how different business intelligence systems meet customers’ expectations, using a standardized evaluation procedure to award and distinguish products that come closest to how an ideal BI system should perform. They were really impressed with the appearance and functionality of our software, and in their Hitsteps review they analyzed its key functions, compared it to several similar systems, and ultimately decided to distinguish it with the 2016 Great User Experience and the Expert’s Choice Award for the current year. As the experts explained, the first of these awards is usually given to vendors who ensure customers will have an enjoyable and easy-to-use system to facilitate business workflows, while the second distinguishes only top performers in the FinancesOnline.com business intelligence software reviews category who are able to offer all vital features expected from an optimal BI solution.

What the team liked the most about Hitsteps is how it tracks each and every move upon the visitor’s arrival, and how it converts those insights into valuable business hints for intelligent decision making. According to them, Hitsteps is one of the rare systems that can track, analyze, and engage visitors at the same time, making it possible for a company to close deals while collecting customer information. In such way, they believe, Hitsteps can handle a dramatic increase in the number of visitors, in a process where all risk of redirecting customers on wrong pages will be eliminated. Among other things they liked, they mentioned reporting as the strongest asset of our system, and praised the idea of including downloadable entry/exit page analysis and reports that help companies retain 100% control of their operations.

How to use Hitsteps Web Analytics & Live Chat on Squarespace?

Squarespace have an integrated basic web statistics, but if you need more features, we’ve got you covered.

You can use Hitsteps Web Analytics and live chat with Squarespace-based websites, we’ve tested it and we provide you with instructions on how to get it running.

We suppose that you have a hitsteps account, if you don’t have, get your account here

Go to your website dashboard in hitsteps.com control panel and get your tracking code:

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You’ll see this page if you register for a new account and add your website.

If you would like to put a live chat widget in your website too, please use code provided in Chat Widgets section in additional to tracking code.

You need to put this code in footer of your Squarespace site, here’s how.

If you have SquareSpace premium, you can follow this steps. Otherwise, follow step below under “For SquareSpace Free Accounts”

From left menu, click on Settings:

Then click on Advanced:

And then Code Injection:

And enter code you copied into Footer area:

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Login to your Squarespace admin and from left sidebar, click Setting:

 

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Now click on little trigger button to add new content, and add a new “Code” content:

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Enter hitsteps tracking code you copied earlier here. Make sure “Display Source” is unchecked and code type is set to HTML as shown in this picture. click apply:

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And finally save the changes, and we are ready!

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In case of any issues or questions, please drop us an email

 

 

 

 

How to boost your online campaigns using Hitsteps?

To get most of your online campaigns, you need to have a good analytics solution to track it for you. Lesson learn while tracking your campaign will be priceless and best experience for your next campaigns.

Measurement is key for success, if you don’t set goals, you’ll never reach your goals! and that’s first step in Hitsteps.

Create your goal in hitsteps. Your goal is ultimate/final page where you want your clients to go or click, and then create campaign start page. Connect your campaign to your goal.

Next step is to Label each key page funnel along the way. It allow you to view where your visitors are at any given stage. You can search visitors based on labels they trigger, or see label tag next to each visitor in Hitsteps dashboard or any other lists. You can make a label for your Landing page, Funnel page, Another funnel page and Final page.

In labels page, you can see progress of each label. you can see exactly how many visitors trigger main page, how many proceed to next page, and how many finally made it to goal page.

In campaign page, you can see those who started campaign but haven’t finished it yet. you can checkout their behaviour in your website to understand why.

Calculating your ROI never been easier.

Don’t go having your next campaign without tracking them first, it’s like throwing eggs down to the floor!

Easy way to Track visitors on Shopify Store

Since we have launched Hitsteps Shopify App last week, we have applied many minor changes to perfect it.

It is a deal breaker for your business and make you be able to understand your visitors in deeper depth.

Here is how to install Histeps Web Analytics on your Shopify:

  1. Open Hitsteps App in Shopify here.
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  4. Shopify need to ask for Install confirmation. Please Install hitsteps shopify analytics.
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  6. Enjoy looking at flow of your visitors in your newly created hitsteps analytics dashboard.dashboardl

[Solved] Windows 10 update stealing your Internet connection. Disable it immediately

Have you noticed your internet is slower or your data is finishing faster after upgrading to Windows 10?

Hitsteps analytics code in our customers and members website show a huge sudden increase for Windows 10 users, thanks to Microsoft’s automatic update. Just after 1 day of release, 14 million windows users upgraded to Windows 10 and number is increasing, But handling such a huge amount of updates are quite difficult for microsoft, so they are using your computer for it too! Windows 10 is best windows since Windows 7, it actually fixed all mess up caused by Windows 8 and make it look like Windows 7 again!

However, did you know that once you moved to Windows 10, you are sharing your windows updates with the world? Yes, you read it correctly. In short, Microsoft use your computer and your internet connection to distribute Microsoft updates to people around the world. (same way Torrent technology is working) How’s that sound to you if you have a limited traffic quota to use on your Internet and have to be careful about amount of data transferred from/to your computer?
We wish Microsoft disable this feature by default but don’t worry, here is how to disable it.

This feature is called WUDO (Windows update delivery optimization) and aim to speed up update download process (and do a good job in doing it) however it might cost you your internet package if you are not on an unlimited data plan.

How to disable Windows update delivery optimization (WUDO)?

It is very easy. click on start menu, go to setting, open update and security. click on Choose how updates are delivered.

Here it is! You can change it to share updates with only your local PCs only or turn this feature off entirely.

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What it takes to be best web analytics solution available?

Hitsteps do provide free license for most complicated features and we do it for a reason. More users will lead to more feedbacks and ultimately lead to more quality platform for everyone.

We have based direction of hitsteps analytics based on our users feedback. Ask for it and you shall receive. If you don’t see a feature in hitsteps, it is just because you haven’t asked for it yet!

You have asked how to add it to your wordpress website, we provided you a comprehensive plugin which not only integrate hitsteps to your WordPress site, but it also add amazing tracking features for your contact and commerce forms.

You asked about Joomla, we provided you with an easy way. We tried to bring it to Drupal, but drupal teams being very strict about rules, we are still working on it. We don’t (DO!) blame it on them!

Those of you who experienced taste of hitsteps on your wordpress woocommerce site are asking for us to add same implementation for Shopify, we heard you and it is on the way!

Feature wise, you asked for heatmap tracking, you got it. Labels, goals and campaigns? Long time ago!

You said you want live chat with visitors? Isn’t it supposed to be a different service than web analytics? No, it is not if it can be integrated with web analytics to provide details of visitor who is chatting with you.

Now, we want to target you again. As an entrepreneur, as a business owner, manager of website in your company, as a webmaster, an internet shop owner or as a blogger, be it WordPress, weebly, tumblr or just a plain html site, what do you want to know about your website visitors? What features do you think are needed and are essential for a web analytics?

We are giving away free lifetime license to most interesting idea, no matter how big your traffic is!
Drop us a message until end of August and you can be our lucky winner.

Happy brainstorming!

Optimized Mobile Chat for your visitors

In additional to Website Analytics, We have polished, renewed and optimized hitsteps chat for your mobile visitors.

As you know, we updated our entire GUI few months back to make it mobile friendly for our users, however, chat dialog for your own visitors was still using old non-responsive codes.

Today, we are proud to announce that you can chat with your visitors who browse on a mobile phone without making them go nut!

Thanks to our friends at mobilution.io who helped us identify this problem.

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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!