Clicky vs Google Analytics

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Clicky vs Google Analytics: What are the differences?

Developers describe Clicky as "Real time web analytics". Clicky Web Analytics gives bloggers and smaller web sites a more personal understanding of their visitors. Clicky has various features that helps stand it apart from the competition specifically Spy and RSS feeds that allow web site owners to get live information about their visitors. 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.

Clicky and Google Analytics can be categorized as "General Analytics" tools.

Some of the features offered by Clicky are:

  • Free version available
  • Detailed information about every person who visits your web site
  • Highly customizable tracking

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.

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Clicky over the competitors, whereas "Free" was stated as the key factor in picking Google Analytics.

Slack, Lyft, and StackShare are some of the popular companies that use Google Analytics, whereas Clicky is used by Launchrock, Lighthouse, and 37 Signals. Google Analytics has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15298 company stacks & 2385 developers stacks; compared to Clicky, which is listed in 175 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.

Advice on Clicky and Google Analytics

I'm looking to switch from Google Analytics to other more privacy compliant analytics tools. My ideal tool would have the basics (visits, pageviews, duration, rebound rate, source/medium) and more: breakdown by page, conversion goals, campaigns set-up... But I'm a bit confused by the different choices, and I would greatly appreciate any feedback ;)

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Decisions about Clicky and Google Analytics

Caring about privacy I've chosen to go with self-hosted Ackee analytics for incoming traffic analytics and ahoy ruby gem to build inside-app analytics. Still getting Caring about privacy I've chosen to go with self-hosted Ackee analytics for incoming traffic analytics and ahoy ruby gem to build inside-app analytics. Still getting a plenty of data without sending visitors' information to Google

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Dennis Paulus
Founder, Software Engineer & Product Manager at BlazingMedia · | 7 upvotes · 15.6K views

We have integrated Panelbear on our Website, rather than Google Analytics, because it is way more respecting of the User's Privacy. Whilst Google Analytics gives us in-depth information on virtually everything, we don't even need that much. Panelbear keeps it simple and in addition to that, displays the data well structured in a simple and intuitive dashboard

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Pros of Clicky
Pros of Google Analytics
  • 10
    Easy setup
  • 6
    Tons of detail
  • 5
    Cheap
  • 5
    Many features
  • 1.5K
    Free
  • 924
    Easy setup
  • 887
    Data visualization
  • 696
    Real-time stats
  • 402
    Comprehensive feature set
  • 180
    Goals tracking
  • 154
    Powerful funnel conversion reporting
  • 137
    Customizable reports
  • 83
    Custom events try
  • 53
    Elastic api
  • 13
    Updated regulary
  • 8
    Interactive Documentation
  • 3
    Google play
  • 2
    Advanced ecommerce
  • 2
    Industry Standard
  • 2
    Walkman music video playlist
  • 1
    Medium / Channel data split
  • 1
    Financial Management Challenges -2015h
  • 1
    Lifesaver
  • 1
    Easy to integrate

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Cons of Clicky
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    • 9
      Confusing UX/UI
    • 6
      Super complex
    • 5
      Very hard to build out funnels
    • 3
      Poor web performance metrics
    • 2
      Very easy to confuse the user of the analytics
    • 2
      Time spent on page isn't accurate out of the box

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    What is Clicky?

    Clicky Web Analytics gives bloggers and smaller web sites a more personal understanding of their visitors. Clicky has various features that helps stand it apart from the competition specifically Spy and RSS feeds that allow web site owners to get live information about their visitors.

    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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