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Feature #5581

Explore alternatives to Google Analytics

Added by Matt Gold almost 3 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Category name:
Analytics
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Start date:
2016-05-21
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Per our discussion at the May 20 subcommittee meeting, please explore alternatives to Google Analytics. Thank you!

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_analytics_software

I think our minimum requirements are:
1. Must be FLOSS
2. Must be self-hosted
3. Must provide API so that we can provide user-specific data

I think that these limit our options to two packages:
- Piwik https://piwik.org/
- Open Web Analytics http://www.openwebanalytics.com/

My initial impression is that Piwik is more widely used and under more active development. It also has a popular WordPress plugin that we could probably use as a starting place for Dashboard integration on the Commons: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-piwik/

It'd be nice to get a preliminary review of Piwik from Valerie to see if she thinks it'd be sufficient for our purposes. If she says that it's missing critical functionality, then it may be a non-starter.

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Boone Gorges to Valerie Townsend

Valerie, I've taken the liberty of creating a Redmine account for you so that I can assign you this ticket :) Let me know if you have any problems logging in.

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