Fathom Analytics vs Google Analytics

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Fathom Analytics vs Google Analytics: What are the differences?

Fathom Analytics: Simple, open source website analytics library. Fathom tracks users on a website (without collecting personal data) and give you a non-nerdy breakdown of your top content and top referrers. It does so with user-centric rights and privacy, and without selling, sharing or giving away the data you collect. It's a simple and easy to use for website owners at any technical level; Google Analytics: 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.

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

Fathom Analytics is an open source tool with 5.59K GitHub stars and 226 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fathom Analytics's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Fathom Analytics and Google Analytics
Dennis Paulus
Founder, Software Engineer & Product Manager at BlazingMedia · | 7 upvotes · 18.9K 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 Fathom Analytics
Pros of Google Analytics
  • 2
    Self hosted
  • 1
    Privacy friendly
  • 1.5K
    Free
  • 926
    Easy setup
  • 890
    Data visualization
  • 698
    Real-time stats
  • 405
    Comprehensive feature set
  • 181
    Goals tracking
  • 154
    Powerful funnel conversion reporting
  • 138
    Customizable reports
  • 83
    Custom events try
  • 53
    Elastic api
  • 14
    Updated regulary
  • 8
    Interactive Documentation
  • 3
    Google play
  • 2
    Industry Standard
  • 2
    Advanced ecommerce
  • 2
    Walkman music video playlist
  • 1
    Medium / Channel data split
  • 1
    Irina
  • 1
    Financial Management Challenges -2015h
  • 1
    Lifesaver
  • 1
    Easy to integrate

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Cons of Fathom Analytics
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    • 11
      Confusing UX/UI
    • 8
      Super complex
    • 6
      Very hard to build out funnels
    • 4
      Poor web performance metrics
    • 3
      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 Fathom Analytics?

    Fathom tracks users on a website (without collecting personal data) and give you a non-nerdy breakdown of your top content and top referrers. It does so with user-centric rights and privacy, and without selling, sharing or giving away the data you collect. It's a simple and easy to use for website owners at any technical level.

    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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