If you are like me, then you probably review your analytics in the morning instead of USA Today or the New York Times.
For a long time I struggled with different analytics apps, plugins and mobile browsers until I discovered the Piwik App for Android.
I’ve been a Piwik user now for probably about 5 years. I totally love everything about it and it has never skipped a beat. I keep it running on a dedicated server and it performs very well.
I think Google Analytics is great, and personally have nothing against it. There are pros and cons to using both of them, I just really love Piwik.
Piwik can be used as a Google Analytics alternative for anyone who is wondering.
I grabbed some screenshots to give a basic overview of how it works and how it looks, in case you are thinking about implementing it.
This is the main screen where you can choose what you want to view. From here you just tap what you want to see and it will display quite nicely.
If you want to change the date, you can do that at any time. You can choose day, week, month, year or any custom range you like with a few quick taps.
Here is the screen where you can select the date itself.
Here is the Visitor Log screen, where it will give you an overview of your last 5-10 visitors, where they came from and a bunch of more data. From here you can tap any visitor instance for more information.
This screen will give you a general overview of the keywords that the sites visitors are coming from. Pretty nifty.
This screen shows you your referrer traffic.
Here you can see a breakdown by country.
You can also view the engagement of your visitors here (not too good on this site)
You can also see how many pages your visitors have viewed per visit. Another great way to measure engagement.
Other stats such as screen resolution can be viewed with a quick tap.
You can also view which browsers are the most popular. This is great so that you can make sure your site is properly optimized for the most popular browser.
Piwik for Android is also great because you can view social network referrer traffic.
You can also get a quick glance of all of your referrers from one quick screen. This is one of my favorite stats to look at.
There are tons of more features you can use with the mobile app, I believe you can do anything that the web app can do. In my experience, I actually use it more than the web app! It is very clean and great for sending reports to customers.
Hello I'm Patrick Coombe and I'm the CEO and Founder of Elite Strategies, an agency I started in 2009. One of the main reasons I love blogging about SEO is the research it takes to come up with the posts. It allows me to not only write about what I love, but to learn more about the industry in the process. I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did consider sharing it or even better linking to it!
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