Heatmap, Hot or Not? Free Alternatives for Crazy Egg
This is the second part of the article about the heatmaps and alternatives for Crazy Egg. Many more to come! A lot of new heatmap systems made their way to the public since this article was published. Time for an update!
Ptengine is a complete analytics tool that includes a full heat -and scroll map as well. One of the many great features is that you can differentiate between the interactive and non-interactive elements of your interface when viewing the maps. That’s something I’ve only seen before at Lucky Orange. You can also compare multiple pages with each other. All of this comes with a multi device monitoring.
A great tool that offers so much more than heat maps. If you sign up through our blog, you will receive an extended 2 month trial. This instead to the normal 14 days.
Want to know more about Ptengine first, then read our review.
Zarget is a complete Conversion Rate Optimization tool, packed with great features. They not only offer heat -and scroll maps, but they also let you set up funnel analysis, A/B testing and split URL testing. Unfortunately, they currently do not offer any free plans, but you can try them out for 30 days.
We have tried Zarget out for several weeks and we were really happy with them. It’s unbelievably easy to set up and integrate all there features with the help of a Google Chrome extension. We even wrote a review about them.
If you signup for one of their plans, do not forget to use the following promotion code for a 10% reduction: ZB-OFFER
MonkeyTracker has a limited set of features (don’t expect session recordings for example), but what it has to offer, it does it really well and very fast. Responsive design and IP filtering are included as well.
We have written a short post about MonkeyTracker, in which we share a special promo code. This promo code will give you a 30% reduction for all paid subscriptions and will extend its limitations. The limitations of the free subscription is extended as well.
Another free heatmap comes from Labs Media and is called Clickheat. This open source application uses php and needs to be installed on your server. To make things easier, they developed Clickheat as a wordpress plugin as well.
After several search strings into google I came across this article on heatmaps written by Matt Ridout and gave me some new insights of Labs Media. Apparently the plugin adds a little link into your webpages back to the website of Labs Media, which can conflict with some searchengines. It’s not difficult to remove the link, but I’m not really fond of this kind of strategy.
SimpleHeatmaps has a very simplistic approach to heatmaps. SimpleHeatmaps does what it says and does it well. No unnecessary bells and whistles. So don’t expect any fancy filters (in fact, don’t expect any), additional information about your visitors or anything else that might be worth looking at. Maybe a bit too thin for my taste.
Beside the heatmaps (click, attention and scroll), it also offers live screen and form recording. The first month is completely free of charge. After that you will need to choose a paying plan if you would like to continue with the tool!
Continue reading on the third page for even more heatmap systems.
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