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How Many Clicks Are Recorded Per Heatmap and How Do I Increase These?

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VWO records only the first three clicks from a user in a particular session per page for generating a heatmap or clickmap report. For example, when a user lands on a test page, the first three taps or clicks by the user on the page are captured in a heatmap or clickmap report.

By default, VWO records only first three clicks in a session per page. Our internal research shows that the first three clicks on a webpage are the most important clicks and have a huge impact on the reports.

However, there are scenarios in which you implement multiple changes across different elements in a variation. These changes can even involve scrolling the page. In such scenarios, it is likely that capturing just three clicks might lead to missing important click data on elements you want to track. Using VWO, you can now increase the number of clicks to be tracked for each session.

  1. In the source code of the webpage where the VWO tracking code is placed, add the following code snippet at the beginning of the tracking code.
    <script type='text/javascript'>
    var _vwo_clicks=10; //this will track first 10 clicks
  2. If you wish to track first five clicks, then you can change the value of _vwo_click to 5.
  3. Refer to the following screenshot to understand where to add the code snippet:heatmaps-clicks
  4. Save the changes. The number of clicks to be tracked for each session is now increased.

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