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Chartbeat vs Google Analytics: What are the differences?

Developers describe Chartbeat as "Real-time site data for front-line action takers". Chartbeat provides realtime analytics to Websites and blogs, and shows visitors, load times, and referring sites on a minute-by-minute basis. On the other hand, Google Analytics is detailed as "Enterprise-class web analytics". Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.

Chartbeat belongs to "Realtime Analytics" category of the tech stack, while Google Analytics can be primarily classified under "General Analytics".

Some of the features offered by Chartbeat are:

  • Historical Engagement Series
  • Historical Engagement Stats
  • Historical Social Series

On the other hand, Google Analytics provides the following key features:

  • Analysis Tools- Google Analytics is built on a powerful, easy to use, reporting platform, so you can decide what data you want to view and customize your reports, with just a few clicks.
  • Content Analytics- Content reports help you understand which parts of your website are performing well, which pages are most popular so you can create a better experience for your customers.
  • Social Analytics- The web is a social place and Google Analytics measures success of your social media programs. You can analyze how visitors interact with sharing features on your site (like the Google +1 button) and engage with your content across social platforms.

Airbnb, Uber Technologies, and Spotify are some of the popular companies that use Google Analytics, whereas Chartbeat is used by Starbucks, Accenture, and Foursquare. Google Analytics has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15339 company stacks & 2444 developers stacks; compared to Chartbeat, which is listed in 215 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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What is Chartbeat?

Chartbeat provides realtime analytics to Websites and blogs, and shows visitors, load times, and referring sites on a minute-by-minute basis.

What is Google Analytics?

Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
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      Avatar of IanEdington
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      Review ofGoogle AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      Google is an amazing free tool and is extremely customizable. I use it for A/B testing (using google content experiment), Lean Analytics (measuring goals based on events), and it's new asynchronous JS has made a lot of tracking easier.

      However it takes a lot more configuration to set up cohort studies and user based analytics than other analytics platforms. It is possible to do however: http://analytics.blogspot.ca/2013/03/get-useful-insights-easier-automate.html

      If you need something free this is definitely your best option.

      How developers use Chartbeat and Google Analytics
      Avatar of Lawrence Cheuk
      Lawrence Cheuk uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      I mainly use it to trace how many user using it before my site get monetized, at the age before smartphone and we only have web site, now I look at the profit rather than web page visited. As web page is not the single interface now. Android, iOS, Web. Wasting time to set up one by one. so I just simply look at revenue.

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      shridhardalavi uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      Google Analytics is a freemium web analytics service offered by Google that tracks and reports website traffic. Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.

      Avatar of Tim Lucas
      Tim Lucas uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      Google Analytic is setup with user id tracking, allowing to view traffic for logged in users only, as well as custom events based on video watching and conversion goals for purchases. The Google’s autotrack plugin provides additional tracking of click events.

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      datapile uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      We installed Google Analytics. Can we haz data science now? We ares teh bestest analytics gurus evar!

      Nothing easier than one line of JavaScript to let Google know anything and everything about your website in exchange for some pretty dashboards and reports.

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      osu! Ripple uses Google AnalyticsGoogle Analytics

      We use Google Analytics to see in which countries we're having most success, and in which demographics. We offer users the possibility to opt out of Google Analytics by setting the Do Not Track feature in their browser, because we want to respect user privacy.

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