Creating a heatmap is not a long process and you can do it in a minute. For advanced purposes we suggest you to follow this document.
Main important facts are:
- You can create multiple projects from multiple domains You are just limited to your total Heatmap Projects, not domains.
- You need a project for each page you want to analyze it. As you know, MouseStats has more than 5 types of heatmaps for each project and we do a lot of process to make them understandable. It's impossible to catch all pages with this quality of heatmaps. There are a few professional services who support version testing and archiving. MouseStats will take a website screenshot, you can stop a project. Create another project with new design and compare them even after a year. With all other competitors, if you change a CSS file or any image, all of your heatmaps will be broken. So it's impossible to store all pages without project details.
- You can catch-all similar pages in one heatmap project without limit.
- For example if you have two similar pages at www.exampleA.com/home.php and www.exampleB.com/myHome.php so you can aggregate both pages in one project.
- If you have a same structure for all pages, so you can make single heatmap for all of them. For example if you have a Profile view, you can catch all user activities on all user profiles in one heatmap. www.example.com/profiles/John and www.example.com/profiles/Jessi, so you can catch all these ones using a wildcard: www.example.com/profiles/*
How to create a heatmap project?1. Login to your panel.
2. Click on Heatmap Projects:
3. Click on Create a project:
4. Set a unique and remember-able name that describe the target. For example Home Page, Signup, Shopping Card are good choices.
5. Enter the valid URL without wildcards. This address will be used to make the screenshot. So if you enter an invalid address, your heatmap background will break. (THIS URL SHOULD BE VALID AND ACCESSIBLE ON THE INTERNET. (If this page is protected or it's not accessible, you need to upload a custom screenshot later))
6. By default, if you want to track a single page and it's on the URL, no settings is required here and you can pass this step. But if your page may have some URL Queries or this page has some other URLs, you need to set them here. You can add aliases as much as you need. You can use Wildcards here.
7. Enter pageview limits for this heatmap project. Default value is enough to create a useful heatmap. This option is just made to help you to save your plan credit and do scheduling. Set your page float and click on "Create".