In our bimonthly marketing meeting yesterday, we were further familiarizing ourselves with the VisiStat system we're using to analyze our website traffic.
It's way cool.
One of the most remarkable functions is being able to see — in real time — who is visiting your site.
For example, as I write this, there are 14 people visiting HolidayWorld.com. Eleven of the 14 are from the U.S., including New York, Alabama, Tennessee, and New Jersey. Several are visiting our homepage, while others are perusing the Pilgrims Plunge page, the webcams, pricing and the HoliBlog.
I can click on a button and see the "click path" each person has taken, the browser they're using and even their "monitor resolution."
While showing this to Will and John, Will couldn't contain himself: "West Chester, Ohio — that's The Gravity Group!"
Now, obviously the city of West Chester holds more than our five friends at TGG. But still…
I glanced at my watch. Ah, 10:30 am. That's 11:30 their time. Lunchtime. HoliBlog time.
Sure enough, the click path showed a visit to the HoliBlog and then the webcam page. And a big honking computer monitor.
Will just howled with laughter. I promised to check in with the fellows, guessing it was Korey or Mike.
Here's my email:
Yesterday, in a marketing meeting, we were looking at this cool new system we're using to analyze our web traffic.
One of the neatest features is that you can see — in real time — who is visiting your website.
At 10:30 am (11:30 am your time), we saw someone was visiting from West Chester, Ohio. Will howled with laughter and I promised to check if it was one of you — we saw that you visited the HoliBlog and the webcam page.
Kinda creepy, huh?
Within minutes, I'd heard back from Korey (remember Korey? the World's Tallest Roller Coaster Designer?):
Wow…that is creepy. I am the guilty one. I read the blog at lunch and noticed a tweet about the Pilgrim’s Plunge webcam being up, so I was curious and decided to check it out. I guess Santa has the ability to watch me more than ever now…
That's right, Korey.
So, you'd better watch out …