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Likelihood to Recommend

Google Analytics

For optimizations of anonymous tracking, google analytics is second to none--and it's free! Unless you have extremely high traffic... then it get's very expensive very fast. It is well suited for tracking multiple sales channels, across multiple devices, and allows for very granular tracking. GA supports annotations, providing invaluable context when viewing trends.
Kyle Reichelt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

This software can be installed manually or via a third party installer. Those less happy with coding may prefer to check availability of Piwik via the web host before choosing it as a preferred option. That aside, the important issue when choosing any analytics package is whether it tracks the range of data that you need. Piwik is very rich in this respect.
Sharon Hurley Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics does the obvious thing really well: tracks user behavior around our website. But more specifically, it allows us to do some very complicated attribution to behavior, traffic sources and even specific campaigns or devices. Depending on the volume of traffic we are trying to analyze and the purpose, we can narrow things down EXTREMELY well and get a great story to use for data mining.
  • The eCommerce tracking with GA (Google Analytics) is hands down the best. Specifically, its attribution to traffic sources and matching with user behavior that is the best. I have yet to find another tool that can let me track traffic sources, split campaigns down to devices and track which inventory was purchased specifically from that campaign--especially if I am looking back at inventory purchased from a campaign (or in our case, people who signed up for Classes) I can tell all of that from GA.
  • You can use GA to track specific user accounts within a product, and differentiate user behavior within the product based on account roles. A lot of people don't know about this, but with the help of a developer you can leverage a TON of data including creating lookalike audiences that you can sync into AdWords and make your display campaigns highly targeted. Most people think this kind of feature is only available on Facebook ads--nope! :)
Seth Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • Piwik does a great job of allowing customized campaign tracking to try and hit marketing or funding goals.
  • The robust plugin architecture allows for a large amount of custom development to track very specific needs. The availability of a REST API also allows you to build in support for Piwik to your in-house applications which can enable developers to track bugs with more precision.
  • The dashboard structure allows you to create specialized views for specific user roles so that you can give a specific focus to a small subsection of the reported data. This is an excellent way to show non-technical users only the portion of the data they are interested in without getting bogged down into the details.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Analytics

  • I was bummed that they moved some of the functions (keyword data, etc.) over to Google Webmaster tools. (On the bright side, this has prompted me to become more familiar with Google Search Console.)
  • A lot of functions are right there. But it's hard to tell which functions are most important or what they offer.
  • Perhaps this is related to number 2, but the UX is fairly intimidating. All of these tools and subsets of tools are right in front of you, and it's difficult to understand what ones are the most important. A simpler, streamlined format might be a better approach.
Jonathan Miltimore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • I wish there were some additional pre-formatted tiles/tabs to choose from
  • Creating custom data sets for tiles/tabs is not straightforward and there isn't much in the way of explanations on how to do it
  • I have clicked the "WP-Piwik - SEO" button in setting/statistics but can't seem to get the data to populate. Again, not much in the way of "Help" on the site to assist in figuring it out.
Jeff Wallace | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 8.7
Based on 48 answers
Having used Google Analytics for the last 9 years, I have no intention of discontinuing my service. Google Analytics is a fantastic product that provides me with almost everything I could wish for. The positives in this product outweigh any negatives that you might find. I can not think of a single reason to not immediately start using Google Analytics for your business.
Joshua Van Horsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 8.7
Based on 13 answers
Given, that I do not make a decision wherever to buy the product, I think the biggest culprit would be name recognition (that Piwik currently lacks compared to Google Analytics and such). Also, not to put it into negative light, but being "free" raises eyebrows, as being a lesser software
Mike Tihonchik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.5
Based on 5 answers
Google Analytics provides a wealth of data, down to minute levels. That is it's greatest detriment: find the right information when you need it can be a cumbersome task. You are able to create shortcuts, however, so it can mitigate some of this problem. Google is continually refining Analytics, so I do not doubt there will be improvements
Victor Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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)
Hendrik Schaper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 6.3
Based on 40 answers
Google provides this super product, but the best teaching for it comes from outside Google. That's absurd. I always felt insecure using the product. Our managers didn't rely on this product very much either, as the data would not necessarily reflect the success of the campaigns. It's so hard to use, despite it being a requirement for the SEO industry.
Kenny Madison | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik) 8.0
Based on 4 answers
The best thing about the Matomo support is that they have a forum which basically you can find the answer to almost all of your questions and most of the time you don't need to contact them regarding your questions and problems but if you need help they will answer in a reasonable time slots.
Alireza Hassani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 10.0
Based on 2 answers
love the product and training they provide for businesses of all sizes. The following list of links will help you get started with Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented by Google Analytics.
  1. How to Use Google Analytics for Beginners – Mahalo’s how-to guide for beginners.
  2. A beginner’s guide to Google Analytics – A free eBook walking you through Google Analytics from setup to understanding what data is being presented.
  3. Getting to Know Your Google Analytics Dashboard – The title says it all! This is a brief post with one goal: to introduce you to the Google Analytics dashboard.
  4. Google Analytics for Beginners: How to Make the Most of Your Traffic Reports– This guide doesn’t cover setup, but it does a great job of helping you to better understand the data being presented.
  5. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 1: Setup – A video presentation that walks you through Google Analytics setup.
  6. Google Analytics Video Tutorial 2: Essential Stats – A video presentation that introduces you to some of the most important data being presented in Google Analytics.
Roy Morejon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

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Implementation Rating

Google Analytics

Google Analytics 5.0
Based on 6 answers
Make sure to put the tracking code on every page. Ideally this would be part of a template or "include" so you can update the code on all pages (or at least within pages of the same category) at once.
Sid Haas | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Erik Rühling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Google Analytics

Realistically, Google Analytics is in a class of its own. While there are competitors in the space, none are really worth mentioning in comparison. Analytics has every single tool a webmaster could need to effectively track website visitors' behaviors and origination, wrapped up in an extremely easy to use interface.
Jeffrey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

With Matomo Analytics you have total control of your platform, whereas with Google Analytics you never know how they'll be using your data. Being an open source platform allows you to build plugins and themes for this great platform. Some of the users have already build some plugins freely available and some are commercial.
Jean Franco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Analytics

  • GA has only had a positive impact for myself and my clients. Utilizing the data from Google Analytics, we have been able to optimize landing pages, shopping carts, and content to only improve our acquisition, reduce abandonment rates and follow through with successful conversions.
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Matomo Analytics (formerly Piwik)

  • We can see the analytics of our web applications and thus having the insight of the systems' behavior.
  • It helps in improving the performance and scalability of our web application.
  • It helps us improve the user experience on our sites; seeing the user's activity we can take decisions to make it better.
  • A cost-effective tool, since it is free.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Google Analytics

General

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

Google Analytics Editions & Modules

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

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
  1. 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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