Piwik VS Google Analytics!
Piwik is the leading open source web analytics software used on more than one million websites in 200 countries. But when there are also dozens of other free and paid web analytics solutions, why choose Piwik? One of the principle advantages of Piwik is that you are in control. Unlike remote-hosted services (such as Google Analytics, Webtrends or Adobe Analytics), you host Piwik on your own server and the data is tracked inside your Mysql database. Because Piwik is installed on your server, you enjoy full control over your data. You can access the data easily via the Piwik APIs. Advanced users can use Custom Dimensions, Segmentation, or even run manual queries on the database in order to build advanced reports.
Piwik also protects your visitor privacy with advanced Privacy features. When using Piwik for Web Analytics, you ensure that your visitors behaviour on your website(s) is not shared with advertising companies.
Piwik is an open platform which you can extend with plugins and make it your own. More than 70 plugins are available on our Marketplace (both free plugins and paid premium plugins). For even more possibilities you can even build your own plugin for Piwik or get the experts to build it for you.
Another key advantage: in Piwik there is no sampling of data. Piwik always report all of your data and will not filter out some. There is no data limit with Piwik!
To help you decide on a Web Analytics software, you might want to look at the list of features in Piwik or the online demo. Piwik offers nearly all features that other tools may offer and also has some unique features such as Real Time visitor details, Ecommerce Analytics, Visitor Profile, Real Time Visitor Maps and an awesome Mobile App for iOS and Android. Finally, our Roadmap is public, and the community can check our progress on the public issue tracker.
If you need professional help, contact our Piwik Support team.