Are you using WordPress analytics? If you’re not collecting analytics data on how visitors use your site, you’re missing a huge opportunity to grow your traffic!
Are you looking at your website and wondering, “why isn’t this working?” or have you ever sifted through your entire post history in order to figure out what was most popular? There’s an easier way to find out what your most popular material is than hand sifting through your site to compare topics, tags, and publishing time of day manually, but you’re on the right track.
WordPress analytics is hugely important to any website or business, but you don’t have to do it all yourself. Today, lets take a look at four plugins that take care of all your analytics needs!
That’s a mouthful of a plugin title, but If you’re already using WooCommerce then this is a great WordPress analytics plugin for you, and it’s free! This plugin allows you to track user behavior while on your site, beginning from product views and going all the way through the thank you pages. This plugin features a number of different reports and will even help you build product impressions. This makes for a great plugin for any WooCommerce user.
Slimstat is a simple plugin that packs a ton of features. Real time access logs, ability to customize reports to fit your criteria, generate user heat-maps daily, and more! What makes Slimstat great is that it also comes with a bank of add-ons to reach your specific needs. If you’re not sure where to start, I recommend Slimstat as your starting point.
Google Analytics is often many businesses go-to when they are looking for data to analyze. Analytify takes all of these data and makes it more understandable and presentable. After all, data isn’t much good if you can’t understand it. If you’re already using Google Analytics, this plugin can make your job ten times easier, and if your not then it will still give you some great data. There is a general and premium version of Analytify, so make sure you explore this plugin and its many features.
ExactMetrics operates much like Analytify in that it will take your Google Analytics and make that data more readily available and understandable. However, the leg up that ExactMetrics has is that it is 100% free. Even free, ExactMetrics provides real-time stats, event tracking, file tracking, demographics report, and more right from your dashboard. Even better, its also multi-site ready. If your looking for a lot of WordPress analytics data on a budget, then ExactMetrics will be a fantastic option for you.
With any of these four WordPress analytics plugins, you’ll have mountains of data to pour over improve your site
There you have it, four great WordPress analytics plugins that will improve any developers data gathering. Comments are below- do you have a analytic program or method not mentioned here?