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Likelihood to Recommend

AdMob

As for technology and implementation... I think they are superb. But in today's world you can't go around doing whatever you want to stroke your own ego. You have to care for your clients & communicate with them. AdMob loses all respect there. I understand banning those illegal click farm guys in Asia/Africa, but banning a developer in Europe who has nothing to do with click farms, and then refraining to verify their own data collection is absolutely nauseating.
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo is a great alternative for monitoring and tracking your web applications because:
  • It is free.
  • You own the data on a local database; with some SQL expertise, you can get customized reports easily.
It is not suited for you if:
  • You have the budget for software purchase and don't care where the data is stored.
  • You don't have some technical skills to install it or use the SQL for custom reporting(if needed).
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Pros

AdMob

  • Well it works really well.
  • No complaints about their technical backing.
  • They do take the pain so your implementation is fairly easy.
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • Access to the raw data, and allowing us the ability to customize as needed.
  • Painless install, for the most part. It was nice to be able to customize the interface.
  • I really love the mobile app, which make it easy to get insights on the go.
  • A perfect replacement for Google Analytics for us when we needed to know we were in control of the data.
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Cons

AdMob

  • Theyre customer service is by far the worst ever.
  • They have to stop banning user accounts for no reason. They have been wrong on so many counts, it just will make you wonder which primary school student is giving them info to make such horrendous decisions.
  • Their high handedness is handling cases, they keep giving copy paste client servicing replies, won't own up to it being their fault, and leave you in a lurch absolutely unbothered. This is a black spot on Google.
  • They keep sending you emails with warnings about stuff you haven't even dreamed of doing. Saying absolutely shady stuff like "asking your family to click on ads for you is an invalid activity" What will I earn out of that, 25cents after a 1000clicks? Do you think my 80yr old granny has the energy to keep clicking something for 1000times?
  • They never have the courage to accept they've made a mistake and they may have collected some invalid data without considering all of the circumstances. And if you try to draw their attention to that, they give you a deaf ear. It is really sad, for such an amazing product. The attitude sucks big time.
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • Instructions on how to better use the ecommerce functionality would be awesome.
  • how to better use the funnelling options and get more data out of it.
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Likelihood to Renew

AdMob

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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 8.7
Based on 13 answers
It's free, community supported with constant upgrades. It is compatible with most websites and provides awesome statistics
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Usability

AdMob

No score
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Piwik succeeds in presenting me (and my associates and my clients...) large amounts of data in a user friendly way. The interface and functionality can easily be customized. While some enhancements do need technical background (API calls by programming language from the webserver or javascript), others are easy to use (goal / event tracking)
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Implementation

AdMob

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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Only one hiccup when we were using a beta installation. Other than that, smooth sailing.
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Alternatives Considered

AdMob

Better rates
Reply very often.
No fake copy paste customer service.
No high handedness in handling cases, they always listen.. And then make decisions, they never brand you a self clicker and ban your account when you are innocent
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

I've used both Piwik and Google Analytic. I still prefer Piwik for it's more user friendly interface compared to Google Analytic. For most users, Piwik would be sufficient to provide the statistics required for planning. Google Analytics has more functions that complicates matter and makes things more confusing. Most users would find a cheap, easy to implement option and more importantly, easier to manage option to be a better solution.
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Return on Investment

AdMob

  • Before I got into it my other friends told me there are way better Ad providers. But being a Google fan I still signed up.
  • Now I remember writing to AdMob, requesting them to give me earning rates... But they never replied. So zero return on investment. They just keep you guessing.
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Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • Ease of see who visits your page - Gives total number of users who visited your page in an easy to read chart.
  • Ease of seeing how many people visit your page - Allows you to look at total visitors versus new visitors in a very readable chart. It makes it easy to demonstrate/display how well your website is visited.
  • Ease of seeing the time you have the most traffic - Lays out in a readable chart the time when you have highest traffic.
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Pricing Details

AdMob

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AdMob Editions & Modules

AdMob
Additional Pricing Details

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) Editions & Modules

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)
On-premise Edition
Free download (open source)
$0
Content Optimization Bundle
$5792
Growth Bundle
$1,1492
Premium Bundle
$1,4992
Email Support Subscription
$2,0902
2. per installation
SaaS Edition
Essential
$91
Business
$291
Enterprise
$1992
Free 30 day trial
$03
1. number of pageviews (monthly traffic)
2. your requirements and monthly traffic
3. limited to 30 days
Additional Pricing Details
On-premise Edition is free to download and install on your own servers: free download at https://matomo.org/download/ Individual features can be purchased from $19/year: see all features at https://plugins.matomo.org/premium SaaS Edition (Matomo Cloud) starts from $9/month: see transparent pricing at https://matomo.org/pricing

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