Onsite traffic for a website is an important measure of success. Engagement of site visitors to a site can be analyzed using site analytics. Site analytics are a useful and powerful tool which integrate the site marketing initiatives and targets, provide better ads and create better conversion rates. It tracks sales and can increase customer loyalty in the long run for a business website. These can be integrated into the Joomla site from available extensions for a strategic fit. In this article we discuss the top 15 most popular site Analytics Extensions for Joomla.

Heatmap:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7

heatmap

Plugin for visualizing clicks on the website made from Joomla. Plugin has been made by EdvardAnanyanandSimon. Thisfreeplugindevelopsthesiteanalyticsforvisitstothesiteandprovideshinttooptimizesite.

Visistat Plugin For Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5,1.6, and 1.7

Visistat

This free plugin easily helps the website in adding tracking codes to the site. It can add ids through plugin interface and has some few other features which are important for analytics for Joomla site. It has been developed by “Analytics for Joomla”.

Visual Website Optimizer Plugin For Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7

Visual Website Optimizer

It is a free plugin which has been developed and created by Martijn van Vreeden.This plugin which is an A/B testing tool and features point-and-click test designer and WYSIWYG editor. This is a highly versatile tool for split testing, tagless integration and shortens time for A/B testing.

Plugin BTBuckets For Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5 ,1.6 and 1.7

Plugin BTBuckets For Joomla

This plugin is a free extension tool and developed by MartijnvanVreeden. This is a simple plugin which integrates the tracking code with the Joomla website. It is a free and onsite behavior targeting tool. From this plugin it is easier to have user segments with a unique experience.

Plugin Optimizely For Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Plugin Optimizely For Joomla

A simple, free and fast plugin which integrates with the website easily. It allows A/B testing and has an easy to use interface. It is developed by Nico Kaag.

Stalytics2:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Stalytics2

This  plugin and module has been developed by soft-evolution. It is highly versatile and full of features like 30 different analyses for visitor behavior. Features like full and automatic database cleanup, individual clickpath amount, trend lines and indicators are also provided.

Easy Google Analytics:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5,1.6 and 1.7

Easy Google Analytics

MichaelA. Gilkes has been the developer behind this free plugin. It is a flexible and easy to use plugin which adds Google analytics tracking code to the Joomla site. It utilizes asynchronous tracking code with the tracking for only a single domain.

Woopra plugin for Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.5:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Woopra plugin for Joomla 1.6 and Joomla 1.5

This free plugin has been developed by AnalyticsforJoomla. Integrates the asynchronous tracking code into the Joomla site with visitor tracking as an added option.

Yahoo Web Analytics plugin for Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Yahoo Web Analytics plugin for Joomla

It is a free, customizable and enterprise level analytics which when added to the website from Joomla increases tracking for insight on online customers and reduces marketing costs. Hence it is an effective extension and plugin for Joomla site. It has been developed by Martijn van Vreeden.

Multi Sites Google Analytics:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Multi Sites Google Analytics

Module developed by Edwin2Winsprlu. This is a free module which can be added to the Joomla site for google analystics script code.

SW Google Analytics:

Compatible Up To Native 1.6 and 1.7

SW Google Analytics

This free plugin adds Google analytics to Joomla site. It has been developed by StyleWare. Various features of asynchronous tracking, anonymize IP option, analytics script being added to site and not to admin are other features.

Hit Sniffer Live Stats:

Compatible Up to Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

Hit Sniffer Live Stats

This is a module and plugin developed by hit sniffer. It is an activity tracker and monitoring tool. Includes various features and is applicable to both websites and blogs.

NfrPiwik:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

NfrPiwik

The plugin is free and developed by nfr. It is available only in German and English languages. The tracking codes are written into the current index.php.

Tynt-Joomla:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5

Tynt-Joomla

This is a free plugin developed by Seth Kaplan. It tracks the user engagement on site – copy and paste activity, similar to google analytics and has a number of additional customizations.

RokClicky:

Compatible Up To Native 1.5

RokClicky

This is a free plugin developed by RocketTheme. This is a simple plugin for email tracking and supports SSL.

Conclusion:

Joomla websites which need online tracking and site optimization achieve this from site analytics. For a Joomla site, many numerous extensions which provide site analytics are available. Top 15 of these extensions are discussed in the article. Readers are invited to submit their comments and views.