Web analytics tools show you the paths people take, the pages they visit, and how long they stay on each. Hotjar helps you understand what visitors actually do on each page, and how they behave throughout their journey on your site.
Despite all the tools we used to measure traffic, such as Google Analytics, we didn’t really know what our users were doing on our website or how they were using our online tool. Our goal was to start optimizing based on data, not assumptions - but we felt like we didn’t have enough information to make our process shorter and more efficient.
Traditional web analytics helps you determine your most problematic pages. Once your visitors get there, Hotjar reveals what makes them stumble and, eventually, leave.
Very often, Hotjar shows us things that the numbers themselves can’t tell us. For example, If we watch a Session Recording and see that people are struck somewhere hovering their mouse, we know something could be wrong and we can take a closer look.
Web analytics tools help you identify pages where most of your users convert or abandon your website. Hotjar goes a step further and gives you real user feedback so you can hear in your users’ words why they make the choices they make.
A Hotjar poll is a great way to analyze the checkout from a customer behavior perspective.
You can see how customers feel about it, give them an avenue to express their opinion as well. It’s really good to (capture) the voice of the customer.
“My concern was around user privacy, what is/isn’t revealed, and how that kind of data is stored. I was happy to see that Hotjar had options for suppressing things like credit card numbers, so I reassured the client that in addition to suppressing keystroke data with a single click, we could apply this same treatment to specific elements of their webpage as needed.”
The basic version of Hotjar is free forever. There is no contract to sign, and you can upgrade or downgrade between different plans any time directly from your account. It’s also really straightforward to use, meaning that you won’t need costly training for yourself or your team.
“A lot of tools try to sell you on the low price, but they ‘forget’ to tell that implementing can cost more, in time and money, than most people think. Hotjar was easy to implement, and it offered tremendous value for a great price.”
That’s a valid concern! We take site performance very seriously and do everything in our power to optimize everything in the process. Hotjar's script, like most scripts and other tracking solutions, will have an almost negligible effect on your site's speed and performance.
“Our only concern was the impact the code would have on the overall page load speed. So we checked the load speed using the network tab from the browser's Inspect Element tool to see the load time, and also the Page Speed insights from Google. It all turned out to be ok.”
Fast to install,
simple to use
We started using Hotjar a while back. We tried it for free and liked it, so we purchased it. Today, we find that onboarding new employees with Hotjar is easier than any of the other analytics tools we use.
Highly visual and
really shows you
He would not be as successful as a Product team without Hotjar. The value we receive far exceeds the price we pay per month. It’s a tool we use for not only UX, but for support, marketing initiatives, surveys, customer interviews, product decisions, presentations to our sales team, and communication to our entire company on how people use our product.