Snapshots: Scrollmap Report
Welcome to your Scrollmap Report!
When you create a Snapshot, you have access to five different data reports. The Scrollmap Report can help you determine the ideal landing page length for maximum conversions.
It shows you how far visitors scroll on your most important web pages and where they start to lose interest. This is helpful insight when it comes to figuring out where to put your signup buttons, forms, and other important calls-to-action. If you would like to experiment with a Scrollmap Report while you wait for yours to populate, check out our demo.
How does a Scrollmap Report work?
You may be tempted to assume that web pages are the most popular at the top of the page and that content gets less popular the further down the page you scroll.
Scrollmaps can tell a different story. How do you visualize the people that stop and then start scrolling again? And what about the content that people zip straight past and never look closely at?
There's where Crazy Egg Scrollmaps can give you these deeper insights into the real world behavior of your website visitors.
Instead of only seeing where people drop off on a page, you can also see what they scroll past, when they resume scrolling, and where they truly start to drop off permanently so you can optimize your site for effective conversions.
Here are the helpful rules to remember when looking at a Crazy Egg Scrollmap:
- White and red spots: People spent time looking at that section. These are the hot and engaging parts of your page.
- Blue spots: People scrolled past that section or exited the page entirely. These are the cold parts of your page that don't resonate with your visitors.
Impressions are used to show the sections of the page that are viewed the most. A section of the page will only receive an impression if a visitor stops scrolling and the section is in the viewable area of the browser.
What does the Average Fold mean?
The Average Fold shows what visitors see on average in their browser without having to scroll.
The Average Fold is accompanied by the exact pixel value. For example, if it says "763px," this is an indicator of the information that is immediately shown to visitors on your site before they need to scroll to see more.
This feature allows you to see how much of your content is immediately visible on your audience's screens. Use this information to adjust your layout to show important information above the fold. For example, you can place a primary call-to-action above the Average Fold line.
The Crazy Egg Scrollmap also has a hover effect called the "Movable Marker." The Movable Marker allows you to accurately see the data of all the impressions on your page.
This feature appears as you move your cursor up and down the Scrollmap Report. The markers indicate the popularity of that area compared to the rest of the page as well as the exact number of impressions it received. Using this information, you can adjust content on the page to keep the most important items above a desired viewing percentage. For example, let's say you have a Buy Now CTA. If the CTA falls below the 50% viewed marker, you can move the CTA above that section to target a larger audience.