Microsoft Clarity, a fierce competitor to Google Analytics

A few days ago, on October 28, 2020, Microsoft unveiled its new analysis service, Microsoft Clarity. The service is known as a fierce competitor to Google Analytics. But is Clarity better than Google Analytics? Should we replace Clarity with Google Analytics?

Microsoft Clarity

As it turns out, Microsoft’s Clarity service is a new service for checking website traffic statistics. But Google Analytics also has excellent capabilities to get statistics from our site. We also decided to use this service on the Mihan WordPress with a simple look, Because it has incredible power. But what are the capabilities of Clarity? Better capabilities than Google Analytics?! You can say yes to some extent!

Microsoft Clarity features

At first glance, Clarity features are the same as Google Analytics. But two exciting features of this service will attract our attention and yours. Features that we have already introduced to you. But it is designed by a simple website and naturally does not have very high accuracy. For example, HeatMap and view user behavior on the website.


HeatMap, or website heating map, shows a set of sections of your website pages that the user pays more attention to. As a result, these sections can insert ads or CTAs.


You may ask, how does Microsoft know which part of the page the user is looking at?! Naturally, Microsoft is not aware of the user’s eye movements. But it can identify the details of your website where the mouse is placed.

Naturally, the more the user’s mouse is on a section, the more visible this section is.

Screen Recordings

The most exciting feature of this service is capturing your visitor’s screen. You can see exactly what the user is doing on your website. Of course, do not forget that the user’s privacy has not been violated. Only clicks and mouse movements are recorded. This behavior is then restored on the live pages of your website. 🙂

Screen Recordings
Screen Recordings

From the Recordings section of the Clarity service, you can check which part of the screen has attracted the most attention from the user and exactly how your user has behaved on your website.

This can help you to improve your website user experience.

Clarity; An alternative to Google Analytics?!

However, the Clarity service has good capabilities. But it is not yet fully mature to compete with Google Analytics. Google Analytics gives you sections such as tracking sales and advertising campaign success that are not currently available on Microsoft Clarity.

We suggest using Clarity alongside Google Analytics. Perform basic analytics on your website with Google Analytics and make the most of Clarity to examine your website users’ behavior.

Good luck and be happy. 🙂

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