GetClicky is my New Favorite Toy!

Updated December 4, 2011

Doc Sheldon

My recent fiasco with Jetpack and Jetpack Lite gave me good reason to dive into my system and take a hard look at my plugins, as well as various other aspects of the Clinic.

Vernessa Taylor commented the other day that she was using Clicky Stats, so I decided to check it out. I wish I’d done it months ago! Simple install, easy set-up and a wealth of information – far more than WordPress or Jetpack offered – and I am one very happy camper!

There’s far too much depth to Clicky Stats to go into here now. I’ll just say that you owe it to yourself to check it out. Trust me, if you’re currently using Jetpack or Jetpack Lite, you’ll be blown away by the expanded stats presented by Clicky.

If there are other features of Jetpack that you like (the Gravatar Hovercards is pretty cool, for instance), and you don’t want to give them up, then simply deactivate the stats module in the Jetpack setup and install Clicky Stats.

You’ll find much more information available, and the cost for one site is far from prohibitive – it’s free for one site and up to 3,000 daily pageviews! If you have more sites or traffic than that, then the next level up allows you to monitor 3 sites, of up to a total of 10,000 daily pageviews for under $5 per month ($29.99 for the entire year). There are higher service scales available, up to 5 million daily pageviews, all priced very competitively.

The GetClicky dashboard is extensive, offering numerous ways to drill down to a granular level on each visitor. Want to know what city the visitor resides in, or what search term he used? How about precisely how much time he spent on each page or what actions he took? Of course, the other data that’s handy to see is what browser he used, what bounce rate you’re seeing, and fine detail filtering.

I almost feel badly about kicking Jetpack to the curb in favor of GetClicky after Matt Mullenweg took the time to respond to my issues with Jetpack. But Matt did that because he’s a businessman, and as such, he needs to keep a finger on the pulse of his market and respond to his customers.

I’m a businessman, too. And to do my job, I need data. For now, at least, it looks as though Clicky Stats is my best source for that data.

I strongly recommend you check it out and see if it’s right for you.

On an entirely different topic, as long as I was digging around in my backend, I also decided to update my newsletter subscription form and list management. I’ve been procrastinating for over a year and I just finally sent out my first newsletter on Dec. 1st. – nearly ten months after announcing its coming.

Hey! I’ve been busy, okay?



  1. jim syyap says:

    I have an account with clicky. Getting setup is easy. You just insert a script into your website and you are good to go. There’s not much traffic going on in my site at the moment, but it’s good to know that I have a good tool up and ready when the need arises. Have a nice day!

  2. Steve@Affiliate Marketing Tips says:


    I have also begun to migrate to Clicky but from another angle. I was using Google Analytics, but I was really disgusted with some of the changes they have begun to make and since using Clicky I see that their information is actually cleaner, neater and goes even deeper than I would ever need.

    Clicky gives more information about the people who visit your site than you could ever possibly need. But is you do need it someday…it is there.

  3. Hi Doc

    I’ve heard good things about GetClicky from a few people who recommend it over Google Analytics due to the fact they don’t want Google to have access to their data. The fact it’s free if you only have one site with limited pageviews makes it ideal for someone like me. Also being a simple install and an easy set-up is something I’m looking for, so that’s a help too.