Intranet websites hosted on an internal network generally have strong requirements for Security, Privacy, and often require that the Statistics software be hosted within the company or government agency’s infrastructure. There are several statistics and analytics softwares that you can use on your own servers such as AWStats, Analog or Urchin (now deprecated). In this page you will find more information about using the modern open source analytics Piwik in the context of Intranet websites (such as governments, enterprise portals, universities intranets).
Piwik lets you access reports showing how your Intranet content is accessed, so you can learn to improve the content and experience for your your users and colleagues using the websites. It provides overview of traffic and general patterns and insights, as well as allowing to drill down to visitor paths.
First, download and install Piwik on your internal server.
Example Intranet Dashboard, showing few of the 40+ reports available in Piwik
Piwik reports are designed to be used by technical people (to find out browser, OS, mobile penetration, etc.) but also it can be shown to the people working on the website content, writers, colleagues, etc. With Piwik you can easily give other users access to the reports, and schedule custom Email reports (HTML or PDF) containing the relevant reports.
Piwik can track multiple intranet websites in the same installation. It is common to track several websites with Piwik, for example your intranet search engine, portal, blogs, or company information.
You could also track standard Extranet/Internet websites in the same Piwik server. Just make sure the Piwik server IP and Hostname is available to the Internet as well in the Intranet.
Piwik will automatically track which queries are the most searched on your Intranet Search, which Keywords are searched but returned no result, and which pages are the most visited after click in Search Results. Learn more about Analytics Site Search
Privacy & Cost are Piwik strong points: Piwik is FREE to use on your existing server. For any question or new requirement, Professional Support Plans and Consulting options are available. Piwik respects your privacy as it gives you complete control over your data. You can easily configure Piwik for advanced privacy features (anonymize IPs, delete old logs, DoNotTrack support).
Example Pages report showing how many visits each page of the Intranet gets
Learn more about Transforming Server Logs in Beautiful Analytics Reports.
Piwik being open source, you can be confident your data is not used or shared in any way… you have the freedom.
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If you need support, please contact us via Piwik Consulting.