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Google Analytics VS PIWIK

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by chrismartin4u, May 9, 2012.

  1. chrismartin4u

    chrismartin4u Registered Member

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    Which web analytic system is best for web analysis? Google Analysis or Piwik. I need your opinions on this. Please give your suggestions.
     
  2. jurupa

    jurupa Newbie

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    Both are good. If you want access to a lot of data, info, etc use Piwik. if you want more basic info go with Google Analytics.
     
  3. chrismartin4u

    chrismartin4u Registered Member

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    Thanks Jurupa for your help.
     
  4. spoon22

    spoon22 Regular Member

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    Piwik is better, because it's not from google...
     
  5. bigkapp

    bigkapp Regular Member

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    I don't think Piwik is better then Google Analytics , although I haven't tried Piwik yet .You might be able to get more data from Piwik but for ease of use and reliability I would go with Google .

    But if you don't want to give Google all your data, etc. Piwik looks like a really good alternative.
     
  6. chrismartin4u

    chrismartin4u Registered Member

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    Thanks to all of you for your help. I will try the PIWIK.
     
  7. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    not worth starting a new thread for , but can PIWIK import data from Analytics (or does analytics even have an export function)?

    I want to dump analytics but need/want the history.
     
  8. spoon22

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    I think if you remove the GA tracking code from your site, you are still able to access your historic GA data.
     
  9. SnakeX

    SnakeX Registered Member

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    Piwik is great but its hosted at your server...i used it on a dedicated server and it crashed it:) if you plan to use it for many domains check first reviews about resources it needs
     
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