Woopra is one of the best applications to monitor the live traffic of sites. Some time ago I did a review Of the desktop application, there is also a version for Google Chrome and just now has been updated the version that only existed for iPhone, in a spectacular 2.0 universal version that is compatible with the iPad.
The design has remained vertical, as it was the previous version although with lower accesses that allow you to navigate without going / coming. Now allows notifications and you can have several sites active at the same time only waiting for notifications of specific alerts such as:
- When a user enters a specific country, where we have a special campaign.
- When a user who has been on the site returns for more than 50 occasions.
- When a user arrives for the word «AutoCAD 2012»
- When the site reaches more than 20 concurrent visits
- When a user communicates with Geofumadas through chat (Now supports chat)
The main board is divided into 6 sections, the same that has the desktop application in the control command:
- The graph of how many visitors there are at the moment, in this case there is 15
- The percentage between new and recurring visitors, in this case 3 of 12 already had navigated in Geofumadas
- The graph of visits per hour, separating visitors from page views. As you can see, at 3 in the afternoon Mexican time 1,669 visits and a total of 3,929 shares have arrived
- A kind of thermometer separates those who are writing in the blog, those who are only reading and those who have remained static thinking about the Item of 37.5 seconds.
- The map with visitors
- The main sources of visit
- The colors of the visitors according to the particular labeling. I use a yellow color for those who arrive for the first time, orange for those who have not been to the 5 site, coffee for the range from 5 to 10, green between 10 and 25 and red up for the 25 visits. This allows us to understand some weekly cycles, the impact of a retweet or the scope of a recently uploaded post.
- In the other panel is the type the keywords of those who arrive from the search engines
- And the last panel shows the country with the most visitors, inside is the detail of visitors by country.
Each of the panels has access to more details, for example, if you select the list of visitors, you can see all the current ones with basic summaries but by selecting it you can see details like the one shown below: The visitor 149,699 connects from Panama, uses Internet Explorer with Windows Vista, has reached the 9 site times, has seen 69 pages in total, 69 has done actions in an approximate time of connection of two hours since its first visit that was 34 days ago.
Of the best, historical visitors, which can only be seen in the application for the iPad, also filtered searches are much easier.
This type of data, are usually useful for the sites, because in sum, statistics can help improve the way content is arranged to improve the browsing experience. It is impossible to know who is the user on the other side, just the city where it arrives and the navigation behavior it has had -Unless of course the translator of Get well Which has been connected to the site over 500 times and I know you live on the outskirts of
Peru Lima-. As well -In leisure time- seeing the behavior of users that come and go between pages also helps improve hyperlinks, because who wrote knows which is the article that responds to the reason of arrival, so the entry is modified by leaving a link to that page or updating a Content that is known to have changed over time or whose subject matter was temporary.
Every six months the data is deleted, depending on the account you have with Woopra. So the data is not eternal, nor are the user numbers that change every time the browser cache is cleaned or the incognito mode is used.
Another utility that I have had is the alert of the fallen site, I had a hard time doing it, since in the year I Has occurred twice I have learned to detect it to enter and prevent the fall. It was about to happen to me a few weeks ago, for the same reason, to insist on a template that I will end up discarding completely. The way to detect it is that users try to open the same page more than three times in less than a minute, if that happens for a lapse of 10 minutes the Apache will raise an alert and Hostgator The site will suspend you with a ticket to solve problems. The last time I made the attempt with the renovations of the Arthemia template, and I monitored the behavior with Woopra, when I least expected it, at a peak hour of 4 PM Mexico time the alert arrived and then I went up, changed the template and learned that Although attractive, it is not viable for sites with many images.
Although they announced it since September, so far it can be downloaded; for now, to try it, it brings greater ease in the handling of reports, although at the outset it would be better if it made better analysis tools backwards, because its greater emphasis is on real time, with what Google Analytics is still necessary but not for daily consultations but for weekly trends. They have announced that they are building an Android version, which will surely increase their demand.