I don?t use Google Analytics and Google WMT (as well as other google products), as I don?t want to leave a footprint, and I don?t want to provide google freely with that much info about my sites and the visitors. Reports of people having all of the sites they have in their account hit (and not those who did not share that account) during updates is probably the main reason I stay away from GA, since I get a lot of my traffic from search. Yandex Metrica is the web analytics solution offered by Yandex, Russia?s equivalent to Google. It has lots of features, and looks really impressive! However, despite seeming like a great alternative to GA, I have only seen it mentioned sporadically on BHW, and usually people talk about Piwik, Statcounter, and Jetpack as the main alternatives. Is there any reason why not more people are using it? I have read that yandex also collects the data from the people who use metrica on their sites, just like google does with analytics, but unless you target the Russian speaking/eastern European market, is there any problem with this? I am not concerned with how I do in the yandex serps. Those who stay away from GA and WMT, what are your thoughts on using Yandex Metrica? Any reason to stay away from it?