I have been using Google Analytics for a little while and although it provides a lot of useful information I didn’t like the fact that the data seems delayed by at least 24 hours. It would be a hell of a lot better if it could give an analysis of what was happening on my blog in real time. Luckily I came across something that would do just that. It’s called Woopra and it’s just what the blogger or webmaster ordered.
I can’t give you a proper review of it yet as I’ve only just started using it yesterday, but there is one thing that I have tested, and it seems to work fine. Once I installed the the code in the footer, there is also a WordPress plugin available, and downloaded a program to the computer I discovered that apart from collecting real time data I was able to initiate a chat with my readers.
I am now able to see what visitors are doing on my blog in real time, including which post they are reading, whether or not they leave a comment and I’m pretty sure that it even shows if they click on a link. So, if you see a little box pop up in the bottom right hand side titled Woopra Chat, that says “Webmaster:” followed by a message, please don’t run away because it’s only little old me wanting to say hi. So far I have chatted with Dennis who’s looking for guest bloggers, Mitch who is trying to improve the style and appearnce of his Firefox and I think I have also managed to scare off Kristi and I dearly hope that the experience does not set off another episode of sleep paralysis. I’m not sure what happened to Pheak Tol, perhaps I caught him at the wrong moment and he was analyzing his writers block post to see if he could add anything to it.
This seems like the perfect addition to those sites who may require a one on one with their prospective customers, but for me I just want to have fun.
If you do stop to chat I promise not to take too much of your time.
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