ClickHeat – A Free Crazy Egg Alternative

Posted on 21st June, 2007

Yesterday I wrote about Crazy Egg, a click tracking tool that could help you analyse your visitors click behaviour.

Today I came across another tool called ClickHeat that could do the same for free. ClickHeat is a free PHP script that creates a visual heatmap of clicks on any web page you specify. The script can be hosted and run from your own server to allow tracking of unlimited number of clicks.

You can use it to track clicks on as many domains or web pages as you like. You can even host the script on one domain and allow your other domains to access it from there instead of having to install it on each domain.


While the interface is not as flashy as Crazy Egg, it’ll get the job that if all you wanted is to track users’ click. Unlike Crazy Egg which offers four methods to analyse your clicks, ClickHeat uses the heatmap mode only.

The reporting is rather basic, as it doesn’t break down the clicks by elements or traffic sources which could offer better insight into users’ behaviour and preferences. However, I like the fact that you can view click report on any date you specify.

If the 5000 clicks per month offered by the free Crazy Egg version aren’t enough, you might want to give ClickHeat a try. There’s a demo available on the site if you want to test drive the features.

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  • Lorna says:

    I have seen and tried Crazy Egg, and by looking at ClickHeat’s screen shot up there, uh… doesn’t look as pretty as CE 🙂 I’m fascinated by the options available for analysis, so I’m sure to check CH out, but right now I’m nice and comfortable with CE.

  • Kalvster says:

    This is a very useful tool that is very easy to install to wordpress: http://www.kalvster.com/web/clickheat-wordpress-crazyegg.html

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