Over time Crazy Egg definitely shows a pattern Looking at it over and over again, you begin to notice patterns and understand the user with more depth. At this point in time, some of the tracking you started out with seems unnecessary.
When you start, you want to track everything under the sun, so the questions to ask yourself to narrow down the selection process would consist of:
- What pages do we want people to convert?
- What pages provide the most ROI? (if known)
- What pages seem to have high bounce rates?
- If you have recently added a new "tool" on the website you believe people will use, track the click rate on that. Are people using it as much as you thought?
- Many more questions that relate to your business can be used to narrow down the search process.
Once problems are solved on these pages, you can always tackle the more minor pages to improve usability. Also, after several months, tracking becomes easy because you fall into a rhythmic pattern: the same pages are tracked every week, during the holidays specific pages are tracked, and hopefully you will see an improvement of the websites' usability.