What are heat maps?Heat maps are the data visualization tools that help you understand the interaction behaviour of visitors on your website. In analogous with the temperature/ heat, the sections of the site with greater engagement are shown, and those with lesser interaction will be shown with blue/green colour. With the help of heat maps, you can check the most clickable section, scroll as well as read section using the moves of the mouse. There are two types of heat maps: cluster and spatial. For cluster heat maps, magnitude and terms of different factors are laid out, but there is no restriction on the size of the cell. In the spatial heat maps, the location of the magnitude in any space makes much more sense. The colour scheme may vary depending upon the software and its purpose of utility.
How can you deploy heat maps for website optimization?
- Understand the functionality of CTAs: The Call to action buttons (CTAs) are added to Business web page design to improve the session time of the users on the website. Using the heat maps, you will be able to check if people are clicking on those CTAs or not. Also, when one of the CTAs is redder as compared to others, you will gain an idea about the service or product of yours; that’s getting more attention.
- Know more about scrollable distance: When a visitor comes to your site intentionally, they will be searching for the products or services directly. However, normally customers navigate through the sites from search engines if they don’t find things they are exploring, they will not go through your website. To make your visitors stick to your site, you must add interactive CTAs, banners, and catchy phrases in the above-the-fold region.
- Fix & update erroneous clicks: Like your website, users are exploring several other business sites. Depending upon the utility of the website, some allow you to navigate to different pages by clicking on CTAs, while others let you click images. Sometimes, users try clicking different elements of the web page, as per their prior experience on other websites like your business.