Describes the things that you need to consider while setting up Heatmaps in VWO.
- By default, the Safari browser blocks third-party cookies. To load the heatmaps data correctly, go to Safari > Preferences > Privacy and disable the Prevent cross-site tracking option.
- You must first enable the VWO heatmaps to collect data for your website before you can view heatmap reports.
- For heatmaps created as part of a test, the maximum number of clicks that can be plotted on the heatmap report is 100k. However, there is no limit to the number of clicks plotted on standalone “Advanced” Heatmaps created.
- VWO records only the first three clicks from a user for every page on any of their visits for generating a heatmap or clickmap report
NOTE: Our internal research shows that the first three clicks on a webpage are the most important clicks and have a huge impact on the reports, but this can be customized as per your requirement. To know more, refer to this article.
- Use the Navigate option to access a section of your websites that only appear after clicking on an element. This can be useful to reach pages behind logins.
- Heatmaps for testing campaigns are tracked for all visitors who become part of the campaign.
- Heatmaps in VWO collect the data only from the sampled visitors. To know more about sampling in VWO, refer to How VWO Sampling Works.
- For any page, the heatmap is generated for a maximum of 32767 pixels from the top. If the page is longer than this, the overlay will not extend beyond that point. If you wish to see the heatmap for the entire page, add a query param ‘?vwo_bo=1’ to the URL.
- While viewing the heatmap for a URL, if the bar at the bottom hides any content or a portion of your page, we recommend you toggle its visibility. To do this, set your focus to the page and press Command+Shift+2 (MacOS) or Control+Shift+2 (other operating systems).