We've been incredibly busy the last couple of months shipping loads of amazing new features and improvements for the Squeaky application. In the post below we've summarised all the most important changes to Squeaky during September and October
We have big plans for Squeaky's dashboard functionality in early 2023, but in the meantime we've made several long-overdue updates. When you next log into your site you'll find a brand new dashboard that provides a much more useful jumping-off point.
Below you'll find a brief summary of the newly available metrics:
There is now a graph plotting your latest visitor numbers, along with your top 5 most active visitors (by number of sessions), and the 5 newest visitors to your site.
Similar to the updated visitors tile, you'll now see a graph plotting your recording numbers. Alongside this, we've added the top 5 most eventful sessions (where your visitors were most active), along with the longest recordings during that time period.
See your current site-wide bounce rate and trends, along with the top 3 most-bounced pages.
See the 3 pages that your visitors are most often exiting your site from.
See your page views plotted over time, along with view counts, average time on page, bounce rate, and exit rate of your top 5 most-viewed pages.
Over the last couple of months we've rebuilt our heatmaps feature to offer what is now one of the most powerful heatmap tools on the market. You'll have to try it and see, but you can read about the key changes below.
Click and cursor gradient maps
Historically, Squeaky offered click counts and scroll maps, we've now added dedicated click position and mouse position maps.
These show heat gradients that represent either where users are clicking most often, or where they are hovering their cursor for the longest period of time. Both these tools are excellent for measuring user engagement, confusion, or frustration.
Huge performance improvements
Whilst adding new features we've also been moving our heatmaps data over to our new Clickhouse database. This has lead to a nearly 10x performance increase, meaning that even sites with huge volumes of historical data are now able to load their heatmaps incredibly quickly.
Doubling the array of heatmaps meant that our navigation needed an update too. You'll now find a drawer in the primary navigation that contains all of the 4 main heatmap views (and hopefully more to come soon!).
We've continued to introduce new user privacy improvements over the last couple of months, with our latest feature that allows you to suppress the data capture of all text on your site.
Previously you could anonymise all form inputs, but to avoid capturing data on other elements of your site you'd need to use our privacy-classes or the magic erasure. These are both great options, but for businesses that want total data suppression of all text we've added the option to make this site-wide with just one click.
If you'd like to learn more about Squeaky's commitment to user privacy you can visit the new privacy page on our website.
A new dedicated error dashboard allows you to monitor errors across your site, aggregate site wide, but also with the option to explore individual errors in more detail. Individual error detail pages show you the following details:
- Error events over time.
- Which page the error occurred on.
- The .js file the error related to.
- Which line and column you'll find the error in.
- The error message.
- The Stacktrace for the error.
- A list of all impacted visitors and their associated recordings.
Error details inline with recordings
Not only is there a new home for all errors across your site, we're also now surfacing errors in your session playback, so you can discover exactly when and where errors are impacting individual users during their visits to your site.
We've added several new translations for our NPS® survey and Consent widgets. For NPS we've added German, and the Consent Widget now includes translations for German, Spanish (Spain), and French (France).
If you'd like us to add an additional language for our feedback or consent tools please let us know via email@example.com.
New page selector
Last month we updated our page selector component to make this easier, faster, and more informative than ever.
You can now:
- Sort the pages list alphabetically or by page view count.
- See page view counts alongside the page URL.
- See only pages that match other filters, such as the time period you've defined.
- See more of the URL thanks to the component being wider.
The new component has been applied across the Squeaky application, in the visitor and recording filters, as well as in the feedback widget location-settings.
Small UI wins
Sometimes we don't include our smallest UI updates, but we thought there were a couple of pretty nice enhancements during the last few months, so we've included them below.
New collapsable sidebar sections
Our side navigation offers fast access to Squeaky's features, but you may not need every category of functionality on any given day or week. To reduce visual noise we've now added the option to collapse the side-nav groups by clicking their heading:
Copy to clipboard for links in playback
Sometimes you'll spot a URL in your session playback metadata that you'd like to quickly copy to your clipboard, and now you can:
Okay, those were all our major updates from September and October 2022, thanks so much for reading. If you have any feature requests or comments, please don't hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org