Welcome to your Overlay Report!
When you create a Snapshot, you can access seven different data reports. The Overlay report displays the specific elements on your page that have received clicks, demonstrated with plus (+) markers. Markers that are colored red are elements that are more popular and have received more clicks than markers that are colored blue.
Hovering over the marker will display the element's name, the number of clicks the element has received an outline the element's position on the page. Clicking on a marker will reveal additional click information about the element. If you want to experiment with an Overlay Report while waiting for yours to populate, check out our demo.
Overlay Report Views
There are three views for the Overlay report: Live, Other, and Both - the default view is the Live view.
- Clicks on live elements will show up in Live view. Links, buttons, text fields, etc. are all considered live elements.
- The Other view displays clicks on non-live elements like paragraphs, divs, spans, etc. - any element without action when clicked. Markers for the Other view will always be colored with a shade of grey.
- Choosing Both shows the Live and Other elements at the same time.
Grey markers are only used in the Other view.
How Can I Use the Overlay Report?
The Overlay Report lets you drill down on the exact clicks on every page element. You can see what areas are non-clickable but still attracting clicks (in which case you might want to add in a link), what Live elements are the most popular, and what messaging works best.
For example, say that you have a company blog where you also advertise your product. You could use the Overlay Report to find what sentences in what articles get clicks and then add links to your product there.
If you'd like to see a detailed report on every single click, check out the List Report. The best part is that you can use the List Report with the Overlay Report to understand better which elements correspond to specific markers in the Overlay Report.