History of Visitor Analytics
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New feature launched: dynamic pages
With this new feature launched, website owners have the possibility to group more pages with dynamic parameters in their URL, in order to get a global view of the visitor data on those pages. For example, this would make sense in the case of an e-commerce owner who would like to see stats for all of his different "thank you" pages in one place, rather than separately for each order. In other cases, a web owner might want to see the global stats for his entire blog aggregated, not only for each blog post URL separately.
Release of beta version of new module Visitor Recording
This is an all important feature that was first tested in beta. It allows website owners to watch actual recordings of their visitor's sessions. With this feature on, they will be able to better understand which areas of their website are easy to navigate and which need improvement. By watching the actual path of the mouse arrow, the clicks and the time spent in various areas of the page, the website owner will get a direct insight into the UI / UX and he/she will be able to detect bugs and act to improve the user experience.
New features launched: multi-websites overview and new metrics
The multi-website option meant that customers who used Visitor Analytics on more than one property (web domains) would now be able not only to view their data with only one login, but also to easily manage their plans and website statuses from one place. Other new metrics were also introduced at this time: devices, browsers and operating systems.
Release Visitor Analytics Plugin for Joomla
Joomla is a web building platform that allows you to choose from a great deal of themes and plugins to enhance a website. Having a dedicated plugin in Joomla made the entire process of installing and using Visitor Analytics on Joomla pages a lot easier. Joomla website owners were now able to search and install the app directly from the Install Extensions menu.
Release Visitor Analytics Plugin for Typo3
TYPO3 is an open-source system for building websites. It offers website owners smooth backend management. Having a dedicated plugin in TYPO3 made the entire process of installing and using Visitor Analytics on TYPO3 pages a lot easier. TYPO3 website owners were now able to search and install the app directly from the Upload Extensions button.
Release Visitor Analytics Plugin for OctoberCMS
OctoberCMS is a very popular system for its' flexibility and ability to reuse components. Having a dedicated plugin in OctoberCMS made the entire process of installing and using Visitor Analytics on OctoberCMS pages a lot easier. OctoberCMS website owners were now able to search and install the app directly from the Plugins Market.
Release Visitor Analytics Plugin for Drupal
Drupal is a complex, powerful CMS framework that can be used for any type of website. It is very popular among those with a higher than average level of technical abilities. Having a dedicated plugin in Drupal made the entire process of installing and using Visitor Analytics on Drupal pages a lot easier. Drupal website owners were now able to search and install the app directly from the Modules Market.
Released Visitor Analytics Plugin for WordPress
Wordpress has become the most popular CMS in the world. It is user-friendly and offers access to the most comprehensive list of themes and plugins that help make any website more functional and nice to look at. Having a dedicated plugin in Wordpress made the entire process of installing and using Visitor Analytics on Wordpress pages a lot easier. Wordpress website owners were now able to search and install the app directly from the Install Plugins menu.
Almost 2,000 buyers of web app
An important milestone for the Visitor Analytics stand-alone app: 2,000 buyers. This was an encouraging sign that Visitor Analytics will continue to grow and expand outside of the platforms where it was initially available.
Officially launched Visitor Analytics app
After a period of testing and fine-tuning and after the silent launch, it was time to officially launch the Visitor Analytics app. Launching a stand-alone app, that any customer could use, regardless of the CMS of their websites, was an important step for Visitor Analytics. This broadened the horizons of the company and ensured that it will not be restricted to a given platform.
New features launched: UTM campaign stats, multi-websites and contributors
With the launch of these new features, website owners were now able to better track the results of their advertising campaigns through the use of UTM parameters. They would now easily see the visitor stats for each of the referring ads that brought them traffic. Also, the first version of multi-websites was introduced, which allowed users to switch more easily between the different webpages that they tracked. Having a "contributors" option would now allow for multiple users to be associated with the same account.
Visitor Analytics installable on any type of site
In a short time span, the efforts of the company to reach beyond the users of Wix were intensified. The tracking code from Visitor Analytics was now installable on any type of site, opening the way to integrations with various 3rd party platforms.
Got over 1,000 beta users during silent launch
This milestone was very important, as we needed to see how people would react to the stand-alone version of our app. Feedback from the initial beta users was essential in order to further develop and fine-tune the app.
Silent-Launched Visitor Analytics' web app
A silent launch is a launch that is not accompanied by an advertising campaign for the new product. At the beginning of 2018, we launched the Visitor Analytics web app, which was the first step towards expanding the Visitor Analytics experience outside of Wix.
Became Top performing Analytics app on WiX
Following the 1,000,000 installs milestone in the first part of 2017, it was inevitable that Visitor Analytics would climb to the top position in the web analytics category on Wix. Since then, it has been the top-performing analytics app on Wix.
Visitor Analytics available in 19 languages
In order to adapt to the stats showing that Visitor Analytics had been installed in over 150 countries, the company knew that it had to meet the needs of website owners who may or may not have been trained in English. This is why it had been a priority to make the app available in more languages.
Got over 1,000,000 installs on WiX from over 155 countries
The rise on Wix was spectacular. Less than 16 months after the launch, Visitor Analytics reached the incredible milestone of 1,000,000 installs from over 155 countries. Visitor Analytics had become one of the most important web analytics tools on Wix.
Launched v1.0 of Visitor Analytics on WiX
The beginnings of Visitor Analytics are tightly connected to our partners from Wix. The first version of our app (v1.0) was available only for Wix users at the time, installable from within the platform. To this day, most of our users come from Wix, with which Visitor Analytics has always had a fruitful collaboration.