Focus is on interface use patterns, not on raw page views.

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    Your question (and others you've posted) sound like a professor who is giving a homework. :-)
    – Hisham
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 17:06
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    @Hisham - I was thinking the opposite - parroting questions asked of him by a professor. Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 17:51
  • Um. Sit next to them and watch them?
    – Rahul
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 20:08
  • @Rahul: By "passively" I mean that they user is not aware they are being watched.
    – blunders
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 21:10
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    @blunders: While using cookies may be considered "standard operating procedure" by some (now ask why many people do not allow them), logging them or an IP is not and is spying when you do not make your users aware (tell them directly and not on some hidden page) that it is being done. Commented Oct 27, 2010 at 6:09

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Effective but expensive... Checkout http://www.tealeaf.com/. It allows you to see the fine details of use.

You can also setup most analytics systems, like Ominture or Coremetrics, to track every single selection (takes a lot of work though).

  • Tealeaf is the sort of solution I was looking for, thanks.
    – blunders
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 21:18

ClickTale lets your record visits and then watch them back like a video, including mouse moves, scrolling, etc. The first time I saw it, I felt a bit odd that I was being tracked in so much detail - so some users might not like it, but it should do what you want.

They offer mouse-move heatmaps as well, which (they claim) correlate highly with eye-tracking data.

It's also quite expensive for a web monitoring tool.


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