- Easy to track daily traffic
- Easy to monitor visitor traffic
- Can set up website goals and tie them to marketing campaigns
- When looking through visitor log it only allows you to go back one day
- Cannot see how long the visitor spent on each page, only the total length of their visit
- Need to add real time visitors on your page to show if there are any active visitors on your page at the current moment, similar to Google Analytics
- 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.
- I feel the upgrade process could be smoother.
- Sometimes the speed in the backend is a bit slow.
- I'd like to see the realtime get more detailed, and the design to be rethought, maybe with more real-time summaries.
- Multiple sites can be easily configured and tracked in one central dashboard.
- With the new version 2.0, various reports can be 'widgetized' and embedded in other web pages that are not necessarily part of the main Piwik domain (i.e. you can embed live reports in a client's intranet)
- Initial setup is simple, but you'll need to know something about your server environment.
- Importing raw data from server logs is not trivial, and takes a bit of work to get right.
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- One of Piwik's strengths is the provision of customizable widgets for different bits of analytics data. The ability to add and remove them, change dates and more makes this a flexible way to visualize data.
- The visitor log section is also rich, providing date, keywords, actions and more in a single table, which makes it easy to identify your most effective content.
- And the visitor actions table includes both bounce rate and time on site, so you can quickly tell which pages have the most engagement.
- Data display is a strength for Piwik, as you have access to overview charts while simultaneously being able to drill deeper.
- My impression is that you can do more with goals in other analytics packages, though the basic functionality works well in Piwik.
- The WordPress integration can be buggy. Though it worked well most of the time, in one case I had to remove the Piwik code to fix a site error.
Right out of the "box" Piwik Analytics provides insights that either need to be set up in Google Analytics or (to my knowledge) do not exist. Piwik Analytics gives some tremendously useful and valuable granular insights broken down by individual sessions. I love having the ability to see the path a visitor took, where they went, spent their time and even what they downloaded.
Currently, Piwik Analytics is only used in the Marketing Department... specifically me. Although I do not have a lot of free time to really dive in, learn how to customized Piwik Analytics and set up custom reports; with very little effort I was able to quickly install the program and immediately fill the gaps in our current Analytics reporting. Additionally, having the WP-Piwik plugin loaded on all of our WordPress web sites gives me a very valuable, quick snapshot of the current state of affairs right from the WordPress Administrator dashboard.
- Default Admin dashboard provides a ton of very useful information that is easily maneuvered around with "click-n-drag" to meet your preferences
- Provides some very valuable granular insights by default without needing to do additional customizations
- Breaks down insights into categories, then sub-categories which allow you to really drill down
- Compiles and presents the data in a nice, visually friendly way
- 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.
- 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
- Moving single projects from one Piwik installation to another
- Define customized views for clients
- More flexibility and enhancements in eCommerce functionality
the site, what keywords are being used to search for the site. With these extra info, we can better plan and forecast future developments.
- Where the point of entry to the website is from. This allows us to redirect advertising funds to increase clicks.
- What type of browsers are visiting the website. This assist in better allocating resources for future web development. If there are more mobile users, we might implement a better looking responsive site, or if more of our users that visit the site uses IE, we will need to make sure the site looks good in IE.
- What time visitors are visiting the site. With this info, we can time competitions or schedule maintenance during the down time.
- What keywords are being used to search for the site. This assists us in purchasing Google Adwords.
- 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.
- Ease of integration into the environment
- Easy to create custom plugins using PHP
- Piwik was setup on our own servers (straight forward process), so we had more control over data, compared to NewRelic or Omniture
- It's Open-Source... enough said...
- I think Piwik could use a face-lift in the dashboard GUI department. I have used both NewRelic (best presentation in my opinion) and Adobe Omniture, and both seems to have a better flowing, modern-design dashboard GUI that is somewhat easier to navigate
- Had to make sure analytics server that is running Piwik is always "up", as we hosted our own instances
- 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.
- From a user security standpoint it would be useful to provide users the ability to have two-factor authentication. While stats data is not necessarily sensitive in aggregate, some users may feel that certain portions need to be more secure.
- It would be nice if there was a tighter integration with the Google search/referrer API so that "keyword not defined" would be replaced more often with the actual keyword that is being used to send a visitor to a site.
- An easier branding method, maybe in the form of an API function set, that pulled branding URLs from a set of database fields would be great as well.
- Complete customization of analytics dashboard with movable widgets.
- Data is easy to export.
- Easy to filter data and create new segments.
- Being able to compare one time period to another within a widget would be useful.
- Real time data.
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About Matomo (formerly Piwik)
Piwik is an open source analytics platform that enables users to measure web and mobile apps as well as intranet portals. It protects the privacy of users through advanced privacy features and its approach to data ownership. Piwik offers On-premises and Cloud deployment options.
Available in over 50 languages, it is fully customisable and vendor-independent. Piwik offers over 70 integrations with Content Management Systems, Ecommerce solutions, Forums as well as other mobile and web platforms. Piwik users can access analytics through the Piwik web interface, as well as mobile apps on iOS and Android.
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On-premise Edition is free. SaaS Edition (Cloud) starts from $65/month. On-premise Edition (Enterprise) starts from $5,900/year.
Matomo (formerly Piwik) Support Options
|Free Version||Paid Version|
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|Deployment Types:||On-premise, SaaS|
|Operating Systems:||Windows, Linux, Mac|
|Mobile Application:||Apple iOS, Android|
|Supported Languages:||Over 50 languages|