Historical Heatmap lets you save heatmap data so that you can compare changes over time. Here is scenario, you want to make changes to your website and want to see how these changes will help and increase conversions, get desired results and you also want to compare how the conversions were before you made the changes, historical heatmaps lets to do just that – save heatmaps, make changes to your heatmaps and compare before and after results.
1. Save the current page (only Administrators have permissions to do so), click on “Save the current background”
2. A Pop-up will appear, type in the version name, leave a note (suggest to leave a time frame of the version) and click save.and click Save to finish.
3.It can take up to 5 minutes to save the page.
4.Once it’s successfully saved, the version will be selectable from the list in the drop-down menu when Current Version is clicked.
5.You can select the version from the drop-down menu; it will be shown as a time range.
Click the “edit” button to change the version’s name and notes.
Click the “delete” button to delete a specific version
How to use Historical Heatmap for comparison
2. You can then select the date range of the web page (the date range should be equivalent to the historical heatmap saved version so that the data can be effectively and efficiently compared) and click current version and select the saved historical heatmap, you can now view if the changes you made to your web page are working for you or not(increased conversions, more clicks, etc)
Things To Pay Attention To
1.Saved heatmaps only include the page version for the device selected(PC/Mobile/Tablet, etc) for it during the time it was saved. For example, if your page, www.page.com/page1 was saved while in the PC visitors heatmap, the saved version will only be for the PC version of the page and not for mobile or tablet.
2.It’s recommended to write the time range of the saved version in Notes.
3.The amount of data you can save and view depends on your Subscription Plan.
4.Historical heatmap can be viewed for both original and combined pages.
1.The possibility of errors in saving.
For complex pages, you might experience that it takes longer than 10 minutes to save. In this case, the saving will most likely fail and it is recommended to delete any saved version that appears from this and retry saving the version again.
2.Parts of the saved version of the page could end up being distorted.
If a part of the website’s files is not successfully saved, this distortion may occur. If the web server uses SSL certification, files of the selected page version will fail to save.
3.Currently, page versions for a/b tests cannot be saved.