Remove the Trap Doors That Distract Visitors from the Goal.

The number of links and buttons on a webpage equals the number of possible escape routes your visitors can take.

The Overlay Report exposes these trap doors so you can design a better page that really converts.

The Overlay Report identifies each clickable element on your webpages as well as the number (and percentage) of clicks. So you can easily zero in on the elements that are driving your visitors away from your intended goal.

The Overlay Report will indicate clickable elements by assigning them a plus (+) marker. You can click on these markers to see the number and percentage of people who click on these elements.

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Breaking down your page by elements makes for easier analysis.

That's the main reason we built this report. If you're a designer trying to improve the user experience or conversion rate of a page, getting click data on individual page elements makes understanding visitor behavior much easier.

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Know where visitors think they can click.

The way your visitors perceive your page is usually different from how you intended. Knowing if people are clicking on non-elements, dead zones, and obscure areas lets you know a lot about your visitors' actual experience. The Overlay Report is great at cluing you into what improvements a page needs.

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Know what visitor recording can't tell you.

Video recording of your visitor and user sessions are indeed very helpful. However, there are times when off-element clicks aren't noticeable during video recordings. The Overlay Report provides you with a visual report that identifies all the clicks on every page element during a time period so you can see everything that happened. That way, not one click gets by you.

FAQ

How is the Overlay Report different from the Heatmap Report?

The Overlay Report isolates webpage elements and provides click data in the form of total clicks and percentage of clicks for each element.

Heatmaps show "heat signature" regions where visitors and users click on a webpage by coloring the regions. White regions are areas of heavy click density, whereas blue regions represent areas of sparse clicks. These regions may overlap with other page elements, and therefore the Heatmap Report is not intended to be an accurate click-per-element analysis.

The Heatmap Report was designed to make visitor and user click analysis quick and easily digestible.

Is the Overlay Report color-coded as well?

Yes! Color-coding reports is a central theme here at Crazy Egg. With the Overlay Report, the plus (+) markers are color coded by click frequency. Blue plus (+) markers represent elements with the least number of clicks. "Warmer" colored plus (+) markers represent elements with more click volume.

Are there other metrics the Overlay Report displays?

The Overlay Report plus (+) markers will also display element metrics such as: New vs. Returning, Operating System, Browser, Country, Referrer, Window Width, Custom UTM variables, and more.

Find out where your visitors are getting stuck.