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Real Time Website Analytics

Published 03/02/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by Shel Gatto
What can you use the app for?

Gauges is a website analytic solution that lets users view all web traffic stats across multiple websites in real time. the user can see overview stats as simple bar graphs with total counts displayed in large headers. Individual pages are listed with URLs and visit times. The user doesn’t have to refresh the page to see the most recent stats. Each item updates as a new visitor explores the user’s websites. AirTraffic gives the user a live view of a world map that shows the user where their visitors are originating from. Monthly data can be viewed, breaking down specifics such as which browsers are the most frequently used by site visitors. Users can retrieve their site stats at any time by visiting Gauges.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Gauges was introduced in 2011 by The application is based around the idea that website stats can be easy to access and displayed in a user friendly format. The application has earned favor among users for many of its features, including a handy WordPress plugin. Many users also noted that setting up a new Gauges account was very simple, putting the application on par with competitors like Google Analytics.

What are the differences to other apps?

The unique appeal offered by Gauges is found in the finer details. The user interface is elegant and very easy to read. Users will also notice that a few extra features have been included, such as the WordPress plugin and multiple viewing options. Many of the features are similar to those offered by competitors, however this could be because those same features are very effective for a service like this. Most users discover that Gauges offers a positive experience with a few extras they didn’t expect.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Gauges is very elegant and utilizes a pleasant palette of color that blends beautifully without giving the user visual overload. The interface is very clean and features smooth graphics that display data in a way that’s easy to digest with little more than a glance. Users can change view options to see data for different time periods or various aspects of their website. Gauges presents a clean environment that gives users quick access to stats that can help them make decisions about the websites they track.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can click the white “Sign up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the Gauges homepage to get started. The page shifts down to show the user the short registration form (tucked into the right side near the plan explanations). The form asks for an email address and password. The user is taken to a similar form that asks for the same data (which is a little cumbersome, but the only design drawback on the site). The next menu asks for a title and time zone. The last step takes the user to their dashboard.

What does it cost to use the application?

New users can sign up for a free seven day trial of Gauges. After the trial, the user will have to choose one of the three subscription plans offered by the application. The first is the Solo plan which includes up to 100,000 page views per month, unlimited sites and no sharing features for $6 per month. The Small plan costs $12 per month and upgrades to 250,000 page views per month and the ability to share with friends and coworkers. The Large plan costs $48 per month and includes up to 1,000,000 page views per month.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Gauges is ideal for users who need to track one or more websites. The application presents data in a way that’s very easy to understand. Three subscription plans are available for a fee, however the basic Solo plan is very affordable for casual users with smaller website demands. Gauges presents users with a clean interface and a way to retrieve stats that can help them make better decisions about their website.

  • A free seven day trial is available to all new users
  • Three economical subscription plans are offered to users
  • Data is updated in real time so uses are always viewing accurate stats
  • Every account can track unlimited websites
  • Sharing tools are built in (with specified subscription plans)

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Gauges pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $6.00
Most expensive plan (per month) : $48.00




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