We have done it for over a decade: every new website we make or get access to, we add Google Analytics for tracking, not even thinking twice. It’s free, has a ton of data, and stores it indefinitely. Win-win, right?
- https://panelbear.com/- Simple dashboard, has a ‘hobby’ plan for free that is up to 5,000 page views a month. Only keeps your data 30 days (paid plans for more traffic, real time analytics, email reports, and longer data storage.)
- https://simpleanalytics.com/ – Same simple dashboard idea but integrates directly with Twitter (if you want to see what tweet sent you the traffic) and has its own API.
- https://plausible.io/- Simple dashboard that has some open source code (https://github.com/plausible/
analytics) but also has a paid solution ($6/month starting) that integrates with Slack too.
- https://usefathom.com/- A simple dashboard with goal completions front and center. Starting at $14/month (track unlimited websites with under 100,000 page views)
- https://matomo.org/pricing/ – The most like Google Analytics with ecommerce and other integrations. Open source if you want to put it on your own server (AKA free) but monthly fee if you want your data hosted in ‘the cloud’.