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TrafficTicker

Monitor your Google Analytics site traffic in real-time

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Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
๐Ÿ‘‹ Hi PH, Thanks for checking out TrafficTicker. I have often found it cumbersome and time consuming to open GA multiple times to track the real time traffic on my website. In the past, i have also missed a traffic spike by a single post going viral on Hackernews. (I got 2000 real time visitors which crashed my server ๐Ÿ˜) ๐Ÿ›  Solution I made TrafficTicker, a simple chrome extension which integrates with Google Analytics to show you real time ticker of number of visitors at ALL TIMES right in your extension without a single click. ๐Ÿคฉ ๐ŸŽ Features: - Monitor real time traffic without having to open GA - Refresh the count every 10 seconds - Receive alerts upon unusual traffic - Set multiple thresholds for alerts - Safely sign in with Google - Complete privacy. No traffic data is ever stored. You can check the data stored with us at all times. (Click on https://www.trafficticker.com/my-data-my-right to see your data stored with us) ๐Ÿ™ Please let me know what you think. With love from India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
Raffi Muradyan
can be useful
Prateek Srivastava
I tried using the tool, but on sign in, i could see my GA projects but saving is not taking me anywhere, so kind of stuck there. so do you have any documentation for this?
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
@srtv_prateek No documentation really. Steps are - 1. Sign in with Google. 2. Download extension. 3. Save your GA view / project. 4. Click on the extension. Try that again and let me know?
Prateek Srivastava
@ktkaushik yeah got it now, just a small feedback, since the extension is an essential part of your product, make the link more prominent, as right now its showing under 'Create alert policy' which is giving an impression that its for paid user. Apart from that the tool is really useful. Good Luck!!!
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
@srtv_prateek That's actually true. Making the link more prominent would help. However, would you have received alerts without downloading the extension at all?
Prateek Srivastava
@ktkaushik sorry, I didn't get your question
Dean
Didn't work for me sadly, just shows two circles
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
@theshadyx Hey Dean, sorry to hear that. Here's the thing, the GA api Quota had exceeded but the issue has been resolved. Can you please try signing up again? Also, can you please post a screenshot? i should be able to help you better that way.๐Ÿ˜Š
Babken Karapetyan
The tool have big potential to becom veluable
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
It's been a tremendous day. ๐Ÿš€ Thank you ProductHunt. ๐Ÿ‘
Aazar Ali Shad
Hi Kaushik, I just added it to my account. I believe 20$ a month is too much for this chrome extension. Reduce the price so that you can make some money out of it. The value is too less to pay for it.
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
@aazar_ali_shad Hey Aazar, thanks for the feedback. Value is subjective from user to user. However, I do get your point though. I am currently back on the whiteboard with regards to the pricing model.
S. Ketharaman
Nice Chrome Extension. Just wish it wasn't on Chrome, though. I noticed that, after logging into my Google Analytics account and installing your extension, I remain logged in to that Google account while doing Google Search, etc. The thing is, I can't be logged in to Google all the time because my work in SEM requires me to see generic search results whereas being logged into Google shows only SERPs customized to me. Not to mention it also lets me be tracked for other things like offline purchases according to the recent secret data sharing deal between MasterCard and Google, which impacts only people who're logged into a Google product. (That's one of the reasons why I don't use GMail as my primary or even secondary email account.) If only your extension was available on another browser - say Brave - I'd log in to my Google Account on Brave, keep your extension open all the time but keep doing the rest of my work on Chrome, which is my preferred browser, under my customary logged-out and untracked mode.
Kaushik Thirthappa
Maker
@s_ketharaman Thanks for that feedback. I agree you have to log into you GMail account but you do not have to be logged into Google Chrome browser itself. Why don't you try this? 1. Install extension 2. Log into TrafficTicker with GA account 3. Select account on TrafficTicker and click on extension to activate it 4. Log out of GMail Let me know if that works. There are currently no plans to support Brave browser but there is a plan for Slack.
S. Ketharaman
@ktkaushik I actually did all that before writing my comment. But Traffic Ticker Chrome Extension showed "0 visitors" before logout and "0 visitors" after logout, so it wasn't conclusive whether it works in logged-out state. I tried a more elaborate test today, asking a few coworkers to visit the said website one after the other. I can confirm that Ticker Chrome works even after logging out of Google Account. PS: BTW, I meant Google Account, not GMail account. Although many people tend to use the two terms interchangeably, they don't have to be the same. For example, I use my business email (s.k*@gtm360.com) - and not GMail - as my cred for Google Analytics. (And my business email is not provided by Google Mail).
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