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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 (formerly Piwik)

If you want to easily track visitor behaviour anonymously on any website, and have the possibility to enhance the data by a good API, Piwik might be just the right thing for you. Piwik is an open source project, where participation is possible and welcome. By installing Piwik on your own server you will have all your statistical data in your own place and not in any cloud space of a third party company.
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Pros

  • 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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  • Great customizable dashboard
  • Programming API for manually setting events
  • Privacy Features !!! (Data protection complies to German laws )
  • Quick and easy access to big statistical data
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Cons

  • 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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  • Moving single projects from one Piwik installation to another
  • Define customized views for clients
  • More flexibility and enhancements in eCommerce functionality
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Matomo (formerly Piwik)8.7
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Piwik provides all the data we need and does a good job organizing it, so we would be moving backwards if we started with a new product.
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Matomo (formerly Piwik)9.0
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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

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

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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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

  • 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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  • 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
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Matomo (formerly Piwik)

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details
On-premise Edition is free. SaaS Edition (Cloud) starts from $65/month. On-premise Edition (Enterprise) starts from $5,900/year.