Since 2003 VisitorVille Has Been the Visual Website Analytics Tool In real-time, VisitorVille translates raw traffic data into visual insights. It's easy: each building represents a web page; each bus a search engine; and each animated character a real visitor to your site. Just paste our tracking code into your web pages, then launch VisitorVille for Windows to watch your traffic in real time, analyze your stats, and provide Live Help. VisitorVille also collects visitor data 24/7, so you can play it back at any time, at any speed, with our Virtual VCR. Perform A/B analysis, plus track your Google Adwords, Yahoo!, and email campaigns, accurately and with ease.And the most important aspect of Visitor Ville is that it looks cool.
Reviews for VisitorVille
First of all, it is interesting tool with its benefits and drawbacks. The $29.99 enables you to track upto 1000 unique visitors on your website, which means that website owners with more unique visitors will encounter problems with it.
Setting the program up was not complicated at all. It adds the necessary code to each page you want to onitor via a wizard. You just have to let it know which pages, and your ftp details. Upon cancelling it, the wizard also correctly removes the code which is a relief.
Upon easy set-up the show was off and running. Each page is depicted by a building, with the visitors to each page being a person walking around between pages(buildings). There are buses as well which are taken as search engines. It's quite good fun watching the Google bus drive round dropping people off at the pages. Well it's fun to start with, all though the novelty of it soon wears off! On the left hand side is a list of all current visitors on the site. You can drill down on each visitor as well to see a history of what pages they have visited.
There is also a possibility to initiate live 'messenger type' chat with them. They don't have to download anything, they just have to click yes or no when a little box pops up in their browser. In general I found it wasn't good trying to initiate chat with people. It mostly scared them off. It is also possible however for you to put links on your website that will enable the users to initiate the chat.
There are standard reports that you find with all stat and tracking systems. For instance, particularly good is the click report. You select which page you want to view, and then underneath each hyperlink it put a percentage number, which is the percent of people that clicked on that link when visiting the page. Actually, it is a great idea for working out your popular pages, and for perhaps noticing which links people are missing.
To sum up, the novelty of the people wandering round your site quickly wears off, but the click reports are good.