Website Analytics

Just a quick note.  We are testing Piwik as an Open Source alternative to Google Analytics.

Why would anybody be interested in this?  Well for one, you can host the Piwik service on your own servers.  This allows for more easy customization, but it also ensures that the data you collect on the websites you are tracking, is YOUR data, i.e. it does not reside on the Google servers.

We are currently tracking one of the websites we host and manage, to wit Gulledge Insurance Agency.  The traffic is tracked with PIWIK as well as with Google Analyics.  I will be happy to report results of this comparison as they become available.

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