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Alternatives to Google Analytics

Mixpanel, Piwik, Google Tag Manager, Amplitude, and Heap are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Google Analytics.
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What is Google Analytics and what are its top alternatives?

Google Analytics lets you measure your advertising ROI as well as track your Flash, video, and social networking sites and applications.
Google Analytics is a tool in the General Analytics category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to Google Analytics

  • Mixpanel
    Mixpanel

    Mixpanel helps companies build better products through data. With our powerful, self-serve product analytics solution, teams can easily analyze how and why people engage, convert, and retain to improve their user experience. ...

  • Piwik
    Piwik

    Matomo (formerly Piwik) is a full-featured PHP MySQL software program that you download and install on your own webserver. At the end of the five-minute installation process, you will be given a JavaScript code. ...

  • Google Tag Manager
    Google Tag Manager

    Tag Manager gives you the ability to add and update your own tags for conversion tracking, site analytics, remarketing, and more. There are nearly endless ways to track user behavior across your sites and apps, and the intuitive design lets you change tags whenever you want. ...

  • Amplitude
    Amplitude

    Amplitude provides scalable mobile analytics that helps companies leverage data to create explosive user growth. Anyone in the company can use Amplitude to pinpoint the most valuable behavioral patterns within hours. ...

  • Heap
    Heap

    Heap automatically captures every user action in your app and lets you measure it all. Clicks, taps, swipes, form submissions, page views, and more. Track events and segment users instantly. No pushing code. No waiting for data to trickle in. ...

  • Segment
    Segment

    Segment is a single hub for customer data. Collect your data in one place, then send it to more than 100 third-party tools, internal systems, or Amazon Redshift with the flip of a switch. ...

  • Tableau
    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • Pendo
    Pendo

    Use Pendo to create more engaging products. With absolutely no coding, understand everything your customers do in your product and use in-app messages to increase engagement. ...

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Mixpanel

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Powerful, self-serve product analytics to help you convert, engage, and retain more users
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PROS OF MIXPANEL
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    Great visualization ui
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    Easy integration
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    Great funnel funcionality
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    Free
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    A wide range of tools
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    Powerful Graph Search
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    Responsive Customer Support
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    Nice reporting
CONS OF MIXPANEL
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    Messaging (notification, email) features are weak
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    Paid plans can get expensive
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    Limited dashboard capabilities

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Max Musing
Founder & CEO at BaseDash · | 8 upvotes · 351.1K views

Functionally, Amplitude and Mixpanel are incredibly similar. They both offer almost all the same functionality around tracking and visualizing user actions for analytics. You can track A/B test results in both. We ended up going with Amplitude at BaseDash because it has a more generous free tier for our uses (10 million actions per month, versus Mixpanel's 1000 monthly tracked users).

Segment isn't meant to compete with these tools, but instead acts as an API to send actions to them, and other analytics tools. If you're just sending event data to one of these tools, you probably don't need Segment. If you're using other analytics tools like Google Analytics and FullStory, Segment makes it easy to send events to all your tools at once.

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Yasmine de Aranda
Chief Growth Officer at Huddol · | 7 upvotes · 368.5K views

Hi there, we are a seed-stage startup in the personal development space. I am looking at building the marketing stack tool to have an accurate view of the user experience from acquisition through to adoption and retention for our upcoming React Native Mobile app. We qualify for the startup program of Segment and Mixpanel, which seems like a good option to get rolling and scale for free to learn how our current 60K free members will interact in the new subscription-based platform. I was considering AppsFlyer for attribution, and I am now looking at an affordable yet scalable Mobile Marketing tool vs. building in-house. Braze looks great, so does Leanplum, but the price points are 30K to start, which we can't do. I looked at OneSignal, but it doesn't have user flow visualization. I am now looking into Urban Airship and Iterable. Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Piwik

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The ultimate open source alternative to Google Analytics
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PROS OF PIWIK
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    It's good to have an alternative to google analytics
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    Not blocked by Brave
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CONS OF PIWIK
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    Hard to export data

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Google Tag Manager

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Quickly and easily update tags and code snippets on your website or mobile app
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      Iva Obrovac
      Product Marketing Manager at Martian & Machine · | 8 upvotes · 76K views

      Hi,

      This is a question for best practice regarding Segment and Google Tag Manager. I would love to use Segment and GTM together when we need to implement a lot of additional tools, such as Amplitude, Appsfyler, or any other engagement tool since we can send event data without additional SDK implementation, etc.

      So, my question is, if you use Segment and Google Tag Manager, how did you define what you will push through Segment and what will you push through Google Tag Manager? For example, when implementing a Facebook Pixel or any other 3rd party marketing tag?

      From my point of view, implementing marketing pixels should stay in GTM because of the tag/trigger control.

      If you are using Segment and GTM together, I would love to learn more about your best practice.

      Thanks!

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      Amplitude

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      User analytics to fuel explosive user growth
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      PROS OF AMPLITUDE
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        Great for product managers
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        Easy setup
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        Efficient analysis
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        Behavioral cohorts
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        Event streams for individual users
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        Chart edits get their own URLs
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        Free for up to 10M user actions per month
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        Fast
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        Great UI
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        Engagement Matrix is super helpful
      CONS OF AMPLITUDE
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        Super expensive once you're past the free plan

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      Jesus Dario Rivera Rubio
      Telecomm Engineering at Netbeast · | 15 upvotes · 432.5K views

      This time I want to share something different. For those that have read my stack decisions, it's normal to expect some advice on infrastructure or React Native. Lately my mind has been focusing more on product as a experience than what's it made of (anatomy). As a tech leader, I have to worry about things like: are we taking enough time for reviews? Are we improving over time? Are we faster now? Is our code of higher quality?

      For all these questions you can add many great recommendations on your pipeline. We use Trello for bug-tracking and project management. We use https://danger.systems/js/ to add checks for linting, type-enforcing and other quality dimensions in our PRs and a great feature from Vercel that let's you previsualize deployments directly in a PR. However it's not easy to measure this improvements over time. For customer matters we have Amplitude or Firebase analytics, but for our internal process? That's a little bit more complicated.

      I collaborated recently with some folks in a small startup as an early adopter to create a metrics dashboard for engineers. I tried to add the tool to stackshare.io but still it doesn't appear as one of the options, please take a look on it over product hunt and let us know https://www.producthunt.com/posts/scope-6

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      Robert Zuber

      Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

      We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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      Heap

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      PROS OF HEAP
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        Automatically capture every user action
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        No code required
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        Free Plan
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        Real-time insights
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        Track custom events
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        Define user segments
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        Define active users
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        Redshift integration
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        Fun to use
      CONS OF HEAP
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        Dan Robinson

        At Heap, we searched for an existing tool that would allow us to express the full range of analyses we needed, index the event definitions that made up the analyses, and was a mature, natively distributed system.

        After coming up empty on this search, we decided to compromise on the “maturity” requirement and build our own distributed system around Citus and sharded PostgreSQL. It was at this point that we also introduced Kafka as a queueing layer between the Node.js application servers and Postgres.

        If we could go back in time, we probably would have started using Kafka on day one. One of the biggest benefits in adopting Kafka has been the peace of mind that it brings. In an analytics infrastructure, it’s often possible to make data ingestion idempotent.

        In Heap’s case, that means that, if anything downstream from Kafka goes down, we won’t lose any data – it’s just going to take a bit longer to get to its destination. We also learned that you want the path between data hitting your servers and your initial persistence layer (in this case, Kafka) to be as short and simple as possible, since that is the surface area where a failure means you can lose customer data. We learned that it’s a very good fit for an analytics tool, since you can handle a huge number of incoming writes with relatively low latency. Kafka also gives you the ability to “replay” the data flow: it’s like a commit log for your whole infrastructure.

        #MessageQueue #Databases #FrameworksFullStack

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        Jason Barry
        Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 7 upvotes · 165.8K views

        Segment has made it a no-brainer to integrate with third-party scripts and services, and has saved us from doing pointless redeploys just to change the It gives you the granularity to toggle services on different environments without having to make any code changes.

        It's also a great platform for discovering SaaS products that you could add to your own – just by browsing their catalog, I've discovered tools we now currently use to augment our main product. Here are a few:

        • Heap: We use Heap for our product analytics. Heap's philosophy is to gather events from multiple sources, and then organize and graph segments to form your own business insights. They have a few starter graphs like DAU and retention to help you get started.
        • Hotjar: If a picture's worth a thousand words, than a video is worth 1000 * 30fps = 30k words per second. Hotjar gives us videos of user sessions so we can pinpoint problems that aren't necessarily JS exceptions – say, logical errors in a UX flow – that we'd otherwise miss.
        • Bugsnag: Bugsnag has been a big help in catching run-time errors that our users encounter. Their Slack integration pings us when something goes wrong (which we can control if we want to notified on all bugs or just new bugs), and their source map uploader means that we don't have to debug minified code.
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        Segment

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        PROS OF SEGMENT
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          Easy to scale and maintain 3rd party services
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          One API
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          Simple
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          Multiple integrations
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          Cleanest API
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          Easy
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          Free
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          Mixpanel Integration
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          Segment SQL
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          Flexible
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          Google Analytics Integration
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          Salesforce Integration
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          SQL Access
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          Clean Integration with Application
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          Own all your tracking data
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          Quick setup
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          Clearbit integration
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          Beautiful UI
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          Integrates with Apptimize
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          Escort
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          Woopra Integration
        CONS OF SEGMENT
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          Not clear which events/options are integration-specific
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          Limitations with integration-specific configurations
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          Client-side events are separated from server-side

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        Julien DeFrance
        Principal Software Engineer at Tophatter · | 16 upvotes · 3.1M views

        Back in 2014, I was given an opportunity to re-architect SmartZip Analytics platform, and flagship product: SmartTargeting. This is a SaaS software helping real estate professionals keeping up with their prospects and leads in a given neighborhood/territory, finding out (thanks to predictive analytics) who's the most likely to list/sell their home, and running cross-channel marketing automation against them: direct mail, online ads, email... The company also does provide Data APIs to Enterprise customers.

        I had inherited years and years of technical debt and I knew things had to change radically. The first enabler to this was to make use of the cloud and go with AWS, so we would stop re-inventing the wheel, and build around managed/scalable services.

        For the SaaS product, we kept on working with Rails as this was what my team had the most knowledge in. We've however broken up the monolith and decoupled the front-end application from the backend thanks to the use of Rails API so we'd get independently scalable micro-services from now on.

        Our various applications could now be deployed using AWS Elastic Beanstalk so we wouldn't waste any more efforts writing time-consuming Capistrano deployment scripts for instance. Combined with Docker so our application would run within its own container, independently from the underlying host configuration.

        Storage-wise, we went with Amazon S3 and ditched any pre-existing local or network storage people used to deal with in our legacy systems. On the database side: Amazon RDS / MySQL initially. Ultimately migrated to Amazon RDS for Aurora / MySQL when it got released. Once again, here you need a managed service your cloud provider handles for you.

        Future improvements / technology decisions included:

        Caching: Amazon ElastiCache / Memcached CDN: Amazon CloudFront Systems Integration: Segment / Zapier Data-warehousing: Amazon Redshift BI: Amazon Quicksight / Superset Search: Elasticsearch / Amazon Elasticsearch Service / Algolia Monitoring: New Relic

        As our usage grows, patterns changed, and/or our business needs evolved, my role as Engineering Manager then Director of Engineering was also to ensure my team kept on learning and innovating, while delivering on business value.

        One of these innovations was to get ourselves into Serverless : Adopting AWS Lambda was a big step forward. At the time, only available for Node.js (Not Ruby ) but a great way to handle cost efficiency, unpredictable traffic, sudden bursts of traffic... Ultimately you want the whole chain of services involved in a call to be serverless, and that's when we've started leveraging Amazon DynamoDB on these projects so they'd be fully scalable.

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        Robert Zuber

        Our primary source of monitoring and alerting is Datadog. We’ve got prebuilt dashboards for every scenario and integration with PagerDuty to manage routing any alerts. We’ve definitely scaled past the point where managing dashboards is easy, but we haven’t had time to invest in using features like Anomaly Detection. We’ve started using Honeycomb for some targeted debugging of complex production issues and we are liking what we’ve seen. We capture any unhandled exceptions with Rollbar and, if we realize one will keep happening, we quickly convert the metrics to point back to Datadog, to keep Rollbar as clean as possible.

        We use Segment to consolidate all of our trackers, the most important of which goes to Amplitude to analyze user patterns. However, if we need a more consolidated view, we push all of our data to our own data warehouse running PostgreSQL; this is available for analytics and dashboard creation through Looker.

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        Tableau

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          Intuitive and easy to learn
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        CONS OF TABLEAU
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          Very expensive for small companies

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        Looking for the best analytics software for a medium-large-sized firm. We currently use a Microsoft SQL Server database that is analyzed in Tableau desktop/published to Tableau online for users to access dashboards. Is it worth the cost savings/time to switch over to using SSRS or Power BI? Does anyone have experience migrating from Tableau to SSRS /or Power BI? Our other option is to consider using Tableau on-premises instead of online. Using custom SQL with over 3 million rows really decreases performances and results in processing times that greatly exceed our typical experience. Thanks.

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        Hello everyone,

        My team and I are currently in the process of selecting a Business Intelligence (BI) tool for our actively developing company, which has over 500 employees. We are considering open-source options.

        We are keen to connect with a Head of Analytics or BI Analytics professional who has extensive experience working with any of these systems and is willing to share their insights. Ideally, we would like to speak with someone from companies that have transitioned from proprietary BI tools (such as PowerBI, Qlik, or Tableau) to open-source BI tools, or vice versa.

        If you have any contacts or recommendations for individuals we could reach out to regarding this matter, we would greatly appreciate it. Additionally, if you are personally willing to share your experiences, please feel free to reach out to me directly. Thank you!

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        Pendo

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            Hello, We are a medical technology company looking to integrate an in-app analytics tool. We've evaluated Mixpanel, Pendo, and Heap and are most impressed that Heap will solve our issues. We'd like to be able to determine not only clicks (con of Pendo) but also swipes and other user gestures within our app. Not sold on all three of these, can also look at other tools. We use Cordova, so hoping to find something compatible with that. Any advice?

            Thanks

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            Can either of these (Pendo, and Amplitude) also function as a data warehouse for data we want to retain? How well can they accept data from other systems? I know they focused on session behavior. I would like to hear if anyone took their implementation further than session behavior?

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