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Writer, marketer and data+stats specialist with a left and a right brain | LinkedIn profile

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Google Analytics alternatives - free and paid

January 13, 2022

Google Analytics alternatives – free and paid

Google Analytics’ approach to privacy, data quality, transparency in handling data make you seek alternatives. See the pluses and minuses of those platforms.

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Find a Matomo alternative – from free to enterprise-ready platforms

December 8, 2021

Find a Matomo alternative – from free to enterprise-ready platforms

Companies use Matomo to collect data in a privacy-friendly way, and store data virtually anywhere. For many projects Matomo works fine. However, it employs basic analytics methods, lacks advanced features, and experiences performance issues. All that makes you look for alternatives, whether free or paid. A lot of companies choose Matomo because it has a strong […]

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Anonymous tracking: How to do useful analytics without personal data usage [Updated]

November 24, 2021

Anonymous tracking: How to do useful analytics without personal data usage [Updated]

GDPR restrictions on the collection and use of personal data mean that many analytics users are asking themselves: Can I do useful analytics without personal data?The simple answer is yes. Although you won’t be able to draw the same conclusions as with personal data, an anonymous data collection method provides you with useful insights into […]

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Compare 7 free web analytics platforms (product analytics included)

September 27, 2021

Compare 7 free web analytics platforms (product analytics included)

Download the full 65-point comparison table here (direct link, no form to fill out). We’ll walk through the highlights in this article, but the full table provides a valuable overview of the products we’re comparing. Why use a free web analytics platform? Free web analytics platforms are limited. To get the price down to zero, […]

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Piwik PRO Core, a free plan for Piwik PRO Analytics Suite, is now publicly available

September 22, 2021

Piwik PRO Core, a free plan for Piwik PRO Analytics Suite, is now publicly available

We’ve seen many positive developments in the past five years concerning privacy on the internet. GDPR came into force and regulators all over the world started taking data leaks and careless data collection seriously. That’s the good news.The bad news is that we’ve also still seen large players in AdTech, MarTech and analytics routinely ignore […]

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6 ways analytics software collects data online – plus a comparison of 5 popular platforms

July 22, 2021

6 ways analytics software collects data online – plus a comparison of 5 popular platforms

Data collection and analysis are a vital part of running any organization. For online data tracking, cookies and fingerprinting are among the most popular technologies and the basis for many tracking methods. In this article, we’ll discuss those different methods and the possibilities they provide. Additionally, we’ll compare how these 5 platforms approach tracking: Piwik […]

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CNIL's consent exemption for Piwik PRO – What it means for you and the analytics data you collect

June 24, 2021

CNIL’s consent exemption for Piwik PRO – What it means for you and the analytics data you collect

CNIL has added Piwik PRO Analytics Suite to the list of analytics platforms that can be used to collect data without consent in France.

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New Tableau Integration released as part of Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.5

June 9, 2021

New Tableau Integration released as part of Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.5

Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.5.0 is now available. It introduces many improvements and updates, but the biggest one is a new integration with Tableau, the popular business intelligence and visualization platform. Here is the full changelog for Piwik PRO Analytics Suite 15.5.0 It’s been possible for years to export data from Piwik PRO to Tableau, […]

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What is privacy-friendly analytics?

June 2, 2021

What is privacy-friendly analytics?

Privacy-friendly analytics is a set of methods for collecting, measuring and analyzing data in a way that respects privacy and delivers relevant insights.

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70-point comparison of 6 tag managers

March 1, 2021

70-point comparison of 6 tag managers

JavaScript tags are a necessity to manage data flow on websites, in mobile apps and in digital products of all kinds. For over a decade, tag managers (also called tag management systems or TMS) have helped analysts create, organize and test a huge variety of tags for data collection and activation.In recent years, data governance […]

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Core – a new plan for Piwik PRO Analytics Suite

Privacy-compliant analytics, built-in consent management and EU hosting. For free.

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