GoatCounter open source hosted/self-hosted web analytics

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  • GoatCounter

    Easy web analytics. No tracking of personal data.

  • Plausible Analytics

    Simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.

    nice to see a alternative to https://plausible.io/. UI looks a little rough in comparison, but that's maybe more a matter of taste.

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  • Umami

    Umami is a simple, fast, privacy-focused alternative to Google Analytics.

    I was after something like this a while ago. Settled on Umami https://umami.is/. Great projects!

  • Koko Analytics

    Privacy-friendly analytics for your WordPress site.

    For WordPress sites I recommend Koko Analytics.

    Koko Analytics is really good when:

    * You don't have much technical knowledge (eg: self-host GoatCounter).

    * Want a really basic and simple way to see traffic data in a privacy respecting way.

    * Want to use a open source, maintained tool with no "Go Pro" up-sell annoyances and no big changes across the years.

    * Want to own the data on your server and don't phone any third party server.

    I'm using it for some years now with no complains :)

    Demo: https://www.kokoanalytics.com/?go-to-demo

    Main page: https://www.kokoanalytics.com/

    It is maintained: https://wordpress.org/plugins/koko-analytics/#developers

  • GoAccess

    GoAccess is a real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser.

    For some basic analytics a la "I want to know which of my blog posts are read the most", I highly recommend GoAccess[1]. It doesn't require JavaScript and uses access logs instead. There are of course some pros and cons of that approach. When I've migrated from Google Analytics a few years ago, I've ran both at the same time for a while, and the relative numbers were pretty close.

    [1] https://goaccess.io/

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