Clicky Web Analytics (

June 8, 2009 in 5 out of 5 stars, Analytics

What is it?

Clicky Web Analytics: A web analytics system (i.e. a web stats program).


Who makes it?

Roxr Software Ltd.

Why is it the killerest?

I remember when Google Analytics (GA) came on the scene, and for free, I thought "there goes every single web analytics company, it's over." And to a degree, I was right. I don't think there are any web analytics offerings that existed before GA came out that haven't lost crippling market share to GA.

But in an instructive (and inspiring) move – the Roxr folks found a way to create something that is more in touch, more contemporary, more interesting, and ultimately (yes I’m going to say it) better than Google Analytics.

Of course you can always use both. I’m doing that – but I virtually never look at my GA reports anymore, like an addict I return at my Clicky reports.

I won’t go into detail on all the juicy Clicky features here – you can see those on their site. But I will outline why I think they’re succeeding, and why I’m such an enthusiastic fan.

Clicky gives you a raw, intimate, personal connection to your web traffic (including a fantastic “spy” feature letting you know who is currently on the site, where they came from, what they’re viewing, and more) and they “get” the things that matter, and that we care about in today’s online market place (take their Twitter tracking features, for example).

But it’s not all stat candy, it’s useful stuff. Like GA they’ve got goals, and campaign tracking so you can use it with your serious online marketing efforts.

Plus the interface is a pleasure to use, and is very well considered. These folks entered what any sane person would call an impenetrable market, and they’ve made their mark. I’ve been using them for over a month now, and I can’t imagine living without them now.

What could be improved?

I have only one complaint - it's impossible to find pricing on their site. It's ridiculous.

How much does it cost?

From free to $50/mo if you really try.


Reviewed by Carson McComas

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I see that it simply blows Google away with those unique features they have such as Developer AI, real time goals, conversions and campaigns. I’d definitely give it a shot, thanks for sharing this article.

Posted by: RedHotFranchises | Jun 8, 2009 8:52:57 PM

Features sound great. How about real-time? What about Lead Gen? If this is important to you then check out

Posted by: Tina Bean | Jun 10, 2009 11:24:57 AM

Wow! I use google analytics, but still checking out.

Posted by: Strategic management | Jun 17, 2009 1:20:43 AM

I use Google Analytics but I don't enjoy Google Analytics. While I can see huge entry barriers when a company is competing with a free product, I think GA leaves a lot to be desired. Not to mention the fact the the numbers are often wrong, especially when tracking Twitter links. Thank you for your Clicky review. It seems like a product worth trying.

Posted by: Kelly Strickland | Jun 30, 2009 9:46:03 AM

We use GA, but Clicky looks pretty sweet. Going to give it a try.

Posted by: Julia Breton | Jul 15, 2009 12:13:24 PM

Wow...this post was worth reading JUST to remind us of the "boxes" we put ourselves into and how imagination and innovation can penetrate, make the quantum leap past preconcieved ideas of "what works". Thanks, Carson for the interesting report.

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Posted by: sarah | Jul 24, 2009 4:58:21 AM

just like you I use both for all my sites but I haven't checked GA but getclicky is my place for stats.

thought I was the only one!

Posted by: Scott Scanlon | Jul 27, 2009 10:49:41 PM

We also use GA but I looked at Clicky and it looks great. I have also noticed that the numbers are often wrong. We will give it a try.

Posted by: Sympathy Gift Baskets | Aug 4, 2009 9:25:53 PM

You forgot to mention how getclicky supports the iphone for easy viewing on the go.

Posted by: Nish | Aug 9, 2009 10:21:44 PM