On the flight over to Hawaii last week, I was listening to the This Week In Photography Podcast. They had an interview with John P, the CEO of woopra.com, and I was so impressed with the woopra live website tracking that I immediately signed up and installed woopra on PhotographyForRealEstate.net and started using it.
The real time features of woopra are amazing. While you are reading this I can see how you got to the blog, which posts you have read, which outgoing links you click on, how many times you've been to the blog, how much time you have spent on the blog, what city and country you are in and much more. The only thing I can't see is what you had for breakfast. I can also start a chat session with you or you can start one with me if I'm online while you are here. Trey Ratcliff has 4 minute video that gives you feeling of how the real time aspect of woopra works. I've only had woopra installed on the PFRE blog for less than a week and the more time I spend with it, the more features I find. In general it has more data available than Google analytics.
A natural question is what is the value of having live website statistics as opposed to the Google analytics style of stats where you get the data a day after it happens? Well I'm not sure I've used woopra long enough to answer that question definitively but here are some of my observations at this point:
Why do real estate photographers need to track what's going on on their sites? I talk to many real estate photographers that are working at tuning there sites to get high google ranking for search keywords that home sellers and agents use. Woopra can help you get immediate feedback on your keyword tuning efforts. You can see exactly what keywords visitors are using to get to your site and get immediate feedback on your site tuning efforts. Check it out, I think you will like it.