Creating Your Own Ecommerce Website: 10 Analytics Tools You Must Check Out Before Proceeding Any Further

Setting up a new website can be really difficult, especially if you are doing it for the first time. You may have visited quite a few expert sites looking for advice that will help you set up shop online. While some may have told you to find tools that enhance your site SEO, others may have told you to look for tools that optimized your site for different devices and operating systems. It can be rather confusing as all these are valuable pieces of advice, but none of them seem to cover the primary requirement of a blog.

Any website owner who comes to us is usually looking for something extra that the other blogs haven’t told them. Our prime advice to these people is to get functional analytics tools and domain checker tools for their websites. This should be the first 2 tools that a website owner should add to his website. Here are 10 of the best tools that are being used by popular ecommerce stores right now.

Our choice of analytics tools for the first-time web builder/manager

     1. KISSmetrics

This is a name ubiquitous to all superior analytics tools used by blogs and ecommerce websites alike. This is a 360-degree management cum analytics tool that provides all the information you need to increase your CTR and customer dwell time. All the information is presented in the form of graphs and tables that makes it extremely easy for even laymen to understand and cultivate this tool.

     2. Google Analytics

This is another must-have on our 10-tool list. The Google Analytics tool is more of a toolset than a single tool. As a result, you may have to spend significant amount of time fine-tuning the functions of each tool. Each tool integrates seamlessly to all website platforms and thanks to its immense popularity, you can find countless tutorials about using Google Analytics.

     3. Adobe Marketing Clouds

AMC is one of the most popular tools after KISSmetrics and Google Analytics that most website managers choose for generating regular analytics reports. This is most often used by the bigger ecommerce stores as it is significantly costly and has tons of optimization options. Now before you go crazy shopping for this one, know that operating AMC requires significant knowledge of the software application. Even for primary installation and customization you will require knowledge about its working.

     4. Clicky

Clicky is a neat, compact tool that can be integrated with almost any ecommerce platform for stellar performance. One prime feature that sets Clicky apart from the rest of the analytics tools is the real-time analytics offered to the website owners in the form of concise reports.

     5. Crazy Egg

Unlike the other tools mentioned until now, Crazy Egg is less of an ecommerce based analytical tool and more of a versatile tool that can be used almost on any website. The company generates website info and analytics reports in the form of heat maps that are both easy to understand and extremely interesting to study.

A range of domain age checker tools you must have in tow for getting your very own web domain.

     6. Search Engine Genie

This is one of our favorite recommendations to the first timer who is looking for something authentic, supportive and free. You can check your own website domain age, registration details as well as keep a tab on your competitor domains with this too. Just enter the domain name and give it a go!

     7. Zen SEO Tools

This domain age checker tool is a freebie from Zen SEO tools that can determine the age of any domain you throw its way. It can pull up the creation date of the domain, latest update details and domain expiry date if you provide the concerned domain name. Zen SEO knows that search engines assign importance to domain age and that is why is willing to help website admins and managers like you to manage your own website domains better.

     8. SEO

This is one tool that is being used by many website managers and builders to figure out the exact age of their competitor websites. This tool has the potential to return each query with exact year(s), month(s) and day(s) of its age. The only catch is – you get to check 10 URLs at a time.

     9. Bulk SEO Tools – bulk domain age checker 

This is a very nifty tool used to check the exact age of any domain provided by the user. Your domain search results are kept private. You can input the domains in any format (maximum 500 domains are supported), in a list.

     10. Small SEO Tools

This is a free tool by Small SEO Tools that is used by small and medium sized ecommerce websites and veteran bloggers to get a quick glance of domain details. You can enter any domain you wish with http:// and check its age within a minute. It runs on the principle that older sites have more credibility and are hence favored by popular search engines including Google and Yahoo!

The integration of any of the analytics tools in combination with a domain checker tool with your new website should give you a good boost as far as website infrastructure is concerned. Most of the tools mentioned here are free or have free, trial versions that are good enough for personal blogs. If you are looking to compete with the reputed ecommerce sites, we’d recommend you download the premium, paid version of the tools to access their complete features. All of them have commendable customer service features that will help you to install and use the tools to your website’s advantage.