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Web analytics : The GPL way!

Increasingly, bloggers want to know more about their readership status turning to more sophisticated tools than the simple ones that their hosting service provide them with. The mainstream option is (tuh-duh!) Google Analytics, yet another competing and open source choice is available, Piwik.

Piwik is really good and you get a hold of your data (know what I mean?). It works as usual, you copy-paste a script JavaScript on your page of interest and it’s all set and done! Unfortunately (for me and the rest wordpress.com users) you have to install the software on your server,so… no web analytics for me!

See also

  • Piwik Online demo [link]
  • SourceForge.net project of the month (of course is Piwik!) [link]
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  1. December 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Also notice that GA offers a LOT more power of analysis. e.g: segments and alerts.

    The last time I looked at piwik it didn’t have it.

    I wonder what connections are available between piwik to R…

    Cheers,
    Tal

  2. December 10, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Well, you can export your data as .xml or even better .csv files and the get them on R. Then it’s your challenge to analyse it!

    True, I never used Piwik, but i’ve used Google Analytics and it’s pretty neat but still you know we get to depented on Google and that;s gonna turn bad IMO.

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