[development] Heatmaps on Drupal.org

Khalid B kb at 2bits.com
Thu Aug 10 02:02:26 UTC 2006


This is different. It tracks the hot areas where clicks appear.
You can have the same link in the page, but at different locations
and you will know which one was clicked.

Check Google Adsense's heat map, this is something similar
but without the ads, and fine grained per site and per page.

Having said that, it is a non-free subscription service (30 day trial)
from an unknown company (they are not Google Analytics for example).

Not sure what they do with the data, privacy, and such, and hence would
be hesitant to use them.

On 8/9/06, Gerhard Killesreiter <gerhard at killesreiter.de> wrote:
> Arnab Nandi wrote:
> > [drup-infrastructure seems to be bouncing me, hence cross-posting here]
> >
> > http://www.clickdensity.com/ :
> > "clickdensity records the position of every click on a page, building
> > up a virtual heat map of visitor activity. But that's just the start.
> > It also provides user behaviour analysis, segmentation and tracking."
> >
> > I think this is a wonderful opportunity to get some free usability
> > testing done : if we install it on drupal.org, the data generated can
> > be used in improving not just Drupal.org, but also the Drupal
> > interface, since we use most of the popular modules for Drupal.org
> > anyway. The only downside might be a few microseconds of loadtime per
> > user, but I think it's definitely worth that much.
> We already collect all that data by ourselves. Drupal.org has the access
> log enabled and so we can in principle track every user's trail of
> clicks across drupal.org. I've some time ago made a graph showing such
> averaged trails, however it hardly generated interest:
> http://drupal.org/node/30211
> Cheers,
>         Gerhard
> >

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