If you are the owner of any website, you would want (and also like) to know who is visiting your website right now. The reason is that you would know when your website gets more traffic and which of your article is getting visitors.
Also, it will give you an estimate of how your website is performing among users. As you are the owner of the website, you would know exactly when something is published. Therefore, you should get an idea of how things are going on your website.
Apart from that, you have shared something on social media and you want to get its feedback then website’s visitors are the best way to gauge that.
We would also like to tell you that some websites promise to show you traffic of third-party website. We must tell you that this is not possible without the owner’s consent. Yes, you can take a rough estimate from the data shown but it is nowhere near the exact traffic.
That being said, there are some tools like Alexa (owned by Amazon) and SimilarWeb which show you the estimated traffic of a website. They are found to be somewhat closer to the estimated traffic but they too are not accurate.
Now, we are here to tell you about the 7 tools which are best for tracking live visitors on your website:
First one in our list is obviously the best live website visitor tracker out there. Also, this is also Google’s official tool so it is pretty accurate as well. We are talking about Google Analytics.
With Google Analytics, you can clearly see the number of visitors currently on your website. On this tool, you can also see where your visitors are coming from and how much time they are spending on your website.
Next up is another popular tool for Live Website tracking, named as Hitsteps. In this tool, you can obviously see the live visitors that are on your website. But you can also see the countries from which your website is receiving traffic.
Apart from that, you can also see which pages are receiving how much traffic inside Hitsteps’s Dashboard itself in a very intuitive manner.
We have already mentioned that Google Analytics and Hitsteps do the job perfectly for you. Then why have we mentioned the third tool, Live Traffic Feed, in this list?
On this, we would like to tell you that Live Traffic Feed is for those who don’t have a huge amount of traffic on their website. For those users, Google Analytics or even Hitsteps would be an overkill.
Therefore, the Live Traffic Feed perfectly suits them. For instance, you have a static website which does not have much content but you still want to track its visitors then the tool is exactly made for you.
For tracking live visitors with Live Traffic Feed, you will have to either paste the HTML code or download its WordPress plugin to your website.
The next tool in our list is a website called Whos.amung.us. On first glance, this exactly looks like a typo of Whos.Among.us but it is what is. This website is also a live visitor tracker and on top of that, it is FREE.
Who.amung.us is a free tool which supports unlimited visitors, unlimited page views and an infinite number of websites. This means that even if you are a small-scale publisher or an agency, this tool is available for everyone.
Same as with other tools, Who.amung.us also has an HTML code which you have a place anywhere on your website. After that, the tool will track your live visitors in real time on its dashboard.
Our fifth recommendation for a website which lets you track live visitors is Supercounters. This is one website which does things slightly different compared to others.
Instead of the live visitors and countries, this websites divided its widget into seven broad categories which are Hit counters, Tab widgets, Online counters, Visitor trackers, Visitor maps, Flag counters, and IP address trackers. To add to that, Supercounters is completely free as well.
We have a new website for you which lets you track live visitors on your website too. This tool lets you track individual visitors as well as their activities per-session. You can also see their operating system, browser, ISP, language and even their screen resolution.
With the help of screen resolution, you can get an idea of which device the visitor is coming from. For example, it could be from a mobile, desktop or a laptop.
You can also have features such as Google Search ranking data, HTTPS tracking, website heatmaps, and an uptime monitor. However, these features are not available in real-time.
Last and probably the fanciest one on this list is the Web-Stat live website visitors tracker. This tool gives you a dashboard which clearly shows the visitors, its OS, its locations as well as a number of pages they are visiting as well as the duration they are spending on your website.
You also get to see the time as well as the referring domain from where the visitor has come to your website. Also, Web-Stat promises zero downtime as well as alerts via SMS or email if your website goes down.
You also get personalized support whenever you need it. This tracker is also free but you can also upgrade for a price of $9.50 per month to get even more detailed tracking stats of your visitors.
We have certainly mentioned all the different methods through which you can track live visitors on your website. However, for some reason, most of the people use Google Analytics to do the same.
For sure, you need to technical prowess to set up Google Analytics to track your website but it is very easy after that. Also, many website owners feel uneasy to embed an HTML code or download third-party plugins to their website due to the fear of hacking.
Therefore, if you are not bothered about hacking and you only want to track live visitors then you can use either of the tools. If not, we suggest using Google Analytics for tracking your visitors.
(On a side note, you will need to embed code inside your website for Google Analytics too)