Promising Open Source Web Analytics Software – Piwik

Mar 14, 2008 | 12,737 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A latest Open Source web analytics Software released under GPL license, Piwik can be called a neat and developer friendly tool. Though similar in functionality to Google Analytics, Piwik has many features. It is the new version of phpMyVisites and is supported by OpenAds.

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Some of the fine features of this Open Source Software include:

  • Open APIs
  • Plugins Architecture
  • Data abstraction layer
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Innovative User Interface

Piwik like Google Analytics uses javascript to collect users data and is not dependent on the web servers access.log file. Therefore, it completely eliminates the chances of any bad bot activity to be mistaken for a user. It can also be hosted independently on a separate server. Another advantage of Piwik besides it being open source and API friendly, you can further tweak it a bit, to show refers from Google Search, Google News Search, Google Blog Search as separate search engines. And all of this in real time.

Watch this video to see why Piwik is better than Google Analytics, clicky and its other competitions:

Certainly, it has the potential to be the world tool for the people who have privacy concerns with google analytics.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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