10 Things I Learned From Using Clicky Analytics

May 27, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on September 5, 2016

While looking to switch from Google Analytics, I found Clicky from somewhere I don’t remember.

Note: I’m no experienced professional in any relative field and this is NOT meant to sway your opinion of the analytics service . . . much.

  1. Being able to see the user-friendly WordPress plugin on my dashboard means no extra steps to check stats. They have plugins for other platforms as well.
    Clicky and WordPress Stats on Dashboard
    There’s also a chart at the bottom of each individual page visible to administrators
    Clicky page stats
  2. You can’t do much with analytics that only cover the span of 31 days.
    31 days of history for Free Clicky
  3. WordPress Stats became more beneficial once my domain reached its one year anniversary. They both make it clear that my Linux deepin posts are my most popular post – no competition. Oh. . .
  4. I’d have to pay $10 monthly, or $79.99 annually, for such “premium” features.
    Clicky Premium features

    Check out full pricing details on Clicky.com

  5. Set filters to remove web administrators’ User ID or IP address (IP addresses can change periodically, though) or track independently to get a truer view of what’s going on.
    Clicky filter options
  6. Navigating analytics with a clean user interface is possible and much less stress-inducing.
    Clicky homepage
  7. There are still many Windows XP and Vista users. Maybe they’ve never heard of Linux Zorin or Mint.
    Clicky Statistics for Windows XP and Vista
  8. I had failed to avoid Google as Clicky’s “Recent Visitors” map uses Google Maps.
    Clicky Google Maps
  9. My bounce rate is horrible. But that’s a project for another day.
  10. It would’ve been fun playing with Clicky’s Segment.io, Contact Form 7, and mobile and desktop apps and plugins.

Did I get anything wrong? Is there something I should’ve tried with Clicky? Tweet me.

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