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Last year realtime analytics startup Chartbeat raised an impressive $3 million Series A financing with a glittering array of backers including Betaworks and Ron Conway. Realtime analytics of sites, especially publisher sites like TechCrunch where we use Chartbeat, is a hot space right now, since anything slower is just no longer viable. Having a realtime dashboard that shows you what stories, pages, or items are hot and where traffic is coming from, or how fast your pages are loading is crucial to just about any site today.

Chartbeat launched in launch in April, 2009, got 2,500 paying corporate customers, largely on 5 employees.

However a new upstart of just three young guys is poised to produce, I would say, at least as good a product on a fraction of the backing and resources. GoSquared provides real-time website analytics that lets you to see who’s on your website right now. It has two products: LiveStats and Trends. LiveStats gives a real-time dashboard of a site’s traffic information, while Trends stores all of this useful information and builds simple, easy to understand graphs and tables.

The new version 3 of LiveStats just went live and brings a new interface which focuses around the popularity of a site’s content. The central area shows the most popular pages; the left side shows where your traffic is coming from; and it has and has full Twitter integration so you can see who’s talking about the site in real time.

The right side of the interface shows who’s browsing your site, down to which city they are coming from, which site referred them, and every page they’ve browsed on your site. IN addition it shows which pages they’re actively viewing, and how long they’ve spent on each page.

GoSquared, founded by James Gill, James Taylor and Geoff Wagstaff, is based full-time at White Bear Yard in London, which usually means they have taken an Angel round from one of the Angels associated with the space.

Certainly site owners seem to like them as they were a finalist in The Europas in the Best European Startup Tool For Startups 2010 category.

Here’s them last year doing an elevator pitch, literally.

  • http://twitter.com/L1AD LIAD

    site looks excellent. very well done guys!

    we were using chartbeat, but woopra kicked its ass. am going to ask my devs to install gosquared and will give it a test drive.

    impressive stuff. best of luck.

    ps – you need to have tooltips over the icons on the dashboard – you may know what they link to and what they do, but (new) users won’t.

  • http://twitter.com/HartMichael Michael Hart

    Answer: Yes. They have a free plan, and that’s all it takes. Free accounts greatly improve the word of mouth quality of their service, which quickly attracts bigger fish.

    I love Woopra, but they innovate very little (it’s just about the exact same as it was when TC covered it 2 years ago!). A pity, they were off to a great start.

    • http://twitter.com/eliekhoury Elie Khoury

      Micheal, we’ve been adding a many features to Woopra for the last 2 years: Segmentation, Funnels, Campaigns, Desktop Class web app (Beside the desktop app), Custom Visitor and Event Data… Stay tuned for a killer new feature this coming week.

      • http://twitter.com/HartMichael Michael Hart

        Sure, maybe some specific features, most of which are already very easy to do in Google Analytics. None of that is really innovating realtime stats, though. That’s just extra complexity to long-term stats.

        My point is that Woopra looks 99.8% the exact same as it did in the video TechCrunch posted 2 years ago. Sure, there were a lot of rockin’ features back thin, and they still rock today. But the core of the application remains unchanged, unimproved, and quite buggy still. I read about bugs on your forums, and one in particular (messaging statuses) appears to have been around for at least 8 months, known and unfixed.

        Don’t me wrong, I love Woopra. But you guys don’t seem to have a very solid long term strategy or desire to really spice things up. Remember, if you’re trying to play catch up, you’ll only ever catch up, eventually. And at the rate you guys are going, you’ll be out of business by then.

  • http://twitter.com/robertovalerio Roberto Valerio

    There is a great startup in that space: http://www.woopra.com

    Chartbeat does not even get close to Woopra, and goSquared looks nice but it´s not as versatile.

    I am not affiliated with Woopra, but we use it since months and we love it!

  • Anonymous

    Yes they can!! I am currently using their service on my websites and i must say it is impressive.

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  • http://www.layeredbyte.com/ Holden Page

    I think GoSquared is pretty terrible personally. It’s UI feels very… raw, and I personally like Clicky Analytics much more. Their spy feature is pretty amazing. http://www.getclicky.com

    • http://www.gosquared.com/ James Gill

      Very sorry to hear you have not enjoyed using GoSquared – we spend a lot of time ensuring GoSquared is a pleasure to use, and generally it is highly regarded by our users. The visitor list in LiveStats 3 has similar functionality to what you may be looking for so please do check it out if you have time.

  • Anonymous

    I’m sold, just canceled my chartbeat account, they are overpriced for what they offer, reinvigorate + gosquared == much better.

  • Ryan

    Congrats guys. We were literally just upgrading our Chartbeat account, but being an English company, we’re going to support our startup community, ditch chartbeat and hook up go squared. Well done!

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  • http://twitter.com/umovers amber finis

    wonderful. lets take it for a drive.

  • http://www.gosquared.com/ James Gill

    Thanks to everyone for your kind words so far – we take them all on board, and look forward to showing you what we have planned for the rest of 2011.

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    Sounds great, however, we have a perfect blend of all the web interaction tools that you will need in a single location in a KISS interface, recently launched, http://foxmetrics.com is a real-time web analytics app. We will be adding funnels, segmentation and more. Our in built live stream feature gives you a real time view of your visitors just like the getclicky spy or chartbeat.

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  • http://www.julian-carter.com Julian Carter

    How does this stack up now with Google Real Time Analytics, we just cancelled Chartbeat and use GA all the time now, for free.

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