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Open Web Analytics with Piwik

May 06, 2011, 15:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"These days, Google Analytics is extremely popular for tracking and analyzing Web traffic — but it's a poor choice for organizations that don't want to depend on a third party, or share their traffic data with someone else. Fortunately, you have a mature free software alternative that runs great on Linux, called Piwik. Let's look at what Piwik can do for you.

"Piwik may not be an exact replacement for Google Analytics or other proprietary Web analytics applications, but it's pretty close to par with GA. This is especially true if you're not tied into Google AdWords or running really complex campaigns in Google Analytics."

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