How Do I Create a Heatmap for My Website?

Now it’s time to see how to make a website heatmap. To create a heat map, you need website heatmap software. You can use a website heatmap tool, such as Watch Them Live, that collects your website’s data to create a heat map.

Here is a step-by-step guide for setting up WTL heatmaps on your website.

1- Sign up

If you haven’t created an account yet, first, you need to sign up for a free account (there’s a 3-month free trial.) If you want to try out the plans, take a look at the pricing page.

On the login page, click Register.

Watch them live login page

Enter your name and email address, and choose a password to register.

watch them live register page

2- Activate Your Account

After creating your account, check your email for the activation link. You will receive an email like this:

watch them live activation email

Click “Activate your account” to get started.

3- Add Your Website

After logging in to your account, add your website to the dashboard by clicking the “Add Website” button.

add website button on watch them live dashboard

Enter your website’s name and domain, then choose the advanced tracking type. And make sure to activate “Track Visitors Events.” Click “Submit” after you are finished.

adding a new website to watch them live dashboard

4- Install WTL on Your Website

You will be given a code after adding your website. Click “Tracking Code” to see it.

website tracking code

Copy and paste the code snippet before the end of the </head> of your website.

tracking code snippet

After adding the code to your website, verify the installation.

verifying watch them live installation

Now you’re ready to create heat maps.

5- Get Started with Heatmaps

On the left side of the dashboard, click on the fire icon to start using the heatmapping tool.

watch them live dashboard

Then, click “Create heatmap” to continue.

create heatmap button

Give your heatmap an appropriate name to know what page you are tracking. Then, enter the path of the web page you want to track.

creating a new heatmap on watch them live

After you add the page, the heatmapping tool will automatically start to collect data to create your heat map.

new heatmap created on watch them live

From now on, you don’t have to worry about doing anything else; Watch Them Live will get the job done.

Here’s a tip: When choosing a web page for heat mapping, you should consider factors such as page views, engagement rate, usability, and conversion goals. Here are the best web pages for heat map visualization:

  • Home pages
  • Landing pages
  • Checkout pages
  • Best and worst performing pages
  • New pages