Here at EyeQuant, we are often asked what the difference is between EyeQuant and click-tracking tools such as ClickTale or Crazy Egg. Many marketers assume they are the same thing – afterall, they're all heatmaps of your webpage, right?
Indeed they are, but a heatmap is just a means of visualizing data. The insight you gain from any particular heatmap is based entirely on what kind of data it actually represents. For example, you can have a heatmap showing where heat (literally) is escaping from inside your home, and you can also have a heatmap representing the volume of “tweets” from a given geographic area:
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When consumers are busy, under time pressure or slightly indifferent towards a product's branding they tend to choose products that visually pop out, even overriding their personal preferences.
As the old adage goes, "seeing is believing". World-famous behavioural economist Daniel Kahneman specified the principle as "What You See Is All There Is", pointing out how most of our decisions are based on quick, intuitive and ultimately flawed perceptual processes. A simple example of this is the universally flabberghasting Müller-Lyer illusion, in which two lines of equal length appear to differ once outwards and inwards arrows are added.