Gordon Swaby

I’m an analytics monkey, get Clicky!

I’m not writing this post because Clicky Web Analytics is providing monetary incentive–because to be honest it’s really not much. I’m writing this because i actually love them.  Clicky is the first web analytics service in the world to offer live, real time goal tracking for your web site. I found out about clicky through a post Jamaipanese did on his blog on July 3, 2008. I wasn’t sold on them at the time and commented on his post saying “What’s wrong with Google Analytics? That works fine”, oh how naïve i was.

Click Admin Dashboard

I was using Google Analytics at the time, and i more or less stuck with them because, well it’s Google and also because it was free ( And still is). Problem was, Google Analytics is so tedious to use i barely understood what was going on so i more or less developed some level of apathy for website analytics. But on Sun Feb 14 2010 i signed up for Clicky; i subsequently  started to abandon GA and started using Clicky more frequently. Only recently i decided to sign up for a pro account and i have not looked back since.

My favorite Clicky feature is probably something called “Spy”– Spy is a live view of visitors interacting with your web site.

Click Spy showing a world map and where visitors are viewing your website from wherever they are in the world.

If you’re a website or blog owner you will definitely  not regret using Clicky. I’ve grown to love web statistics and it has caused me to take my blog a bit more seriously. Don’t lose out like i did for so long, try it before you knock it!

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Thursday, May 27th, 2010 at 5:54 pm. Filed under Interesting, Tech, Webology.

  • http://fyrfli.net fyrfli

    Probably never heard of Woopra either, have you …. *evil grin* woopra.com 😉

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Hahah, i actually have. On Clicky's main website they have: Clicky -VS- The Other Guys; they go on to show what they offer and what Woopra ( and many others) doesn't. Check it out. http://getclicky.com/

  • http://www.owensoft.net owen

    lol, google analyics is a bit comprehensive but its not that bad once you get accustomed to the terminology

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Meh, and it takes 24 hours to update. Your comment is similar to the one i made on Kirk's post in 2008. But as i said. Try it for a few weeks!

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com jamaipanese

    really happy you are enjoying the service. I checked out Woopra too but the interface is kinda clunky, not sure if they made changes to that recently.

    For those interested please check out my post from back then about the features of Getclicky and why I like it so much. The best part is so many improvements have been made since then.
    http://www.jamaipanese.com/the-only-web-analyti

    ..and dont forget there is a 30 day free trial!

  • http://corvedacosta.com corve

    Thanks for highlighting this. I have signed up for it.

  • http://www.caribsingles.com Leighton Scarlett

    lol good job… I clicked through and signed up for a paid account right away… i'm very impressed!

    Thank You

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      Great! Glad to know:)

  • http://zahen.info zahen

    I immediately tried it based on your recommendation, and Clicky is super fast. It immediately logged visits with all additional info. The advantage I find with GA is that you can analyze adsense clicks, but other than that I already find Clicky easier. Thanks for the post!

    • http://gordonswaby.com Gordon Swaby

      No problem, glad i could help:) Nice website you have there by the way. Come back again:) And subscribe to my posts if you don't mind.

      • http://zahen.info zahen

        definitely will bro, and thanks 🙂

  • http://twitter.com/AstleyHenry Astley Henry

    This is a good heads up. Thanks.

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    well, Evolving in Monkey Town is about a southern, church girl, … I like the process she takes in finding answers!



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