Feature #5581


Explore alternatives to Google Analytics

Added by Matt Gold over 7 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Valerie Townsend
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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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Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Bug #10722: StatPress performance & migrate to per-site Google AnalyticsResolvedBoone Gorges2018-11-17

Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release

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
- Open Web Analytics

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:

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.

Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges over 7 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.

Actions #3

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 4 years ago

  • Related to Bug #10722: StatPress performance & migrate to per-site Google Analytics added
Actions #4

Updated by Raymond Hoh over 4 years ago

I came across this ticket while I was cleaning up the Future Release milestone the other day. The momentum behind removing the StatPress plugin in #10722 made me think of this ticket.

FWIW, Piwik is now Matomo -

Actions #5

Updated by scott voth over 3 years ago

Here is another alternative that I came across -

Open Source, requires no cookies, fully compliant with GDPR, CCPA and PECR

Actions #6

Updated by Matt Gold over 3 years ago

On our community team call, we said we'd discuss this in more depth next week at our meeting


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