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Sick of Google Analytics? Try the WordPress plugin Statify!

Still Google Analytics is the top dog when it comes to webstatistics. But there are numerous reasons, why someone doesn’t want to use Analytics. Privacy is just one issue, why people don’t want to work with Analytics no more. There are numerous alternatives out there. Today, I want to introduce you to Statify by Sergej Müller.

Especially when you worry about privacy, you should have a look as Statisfy is a transparent solution which doesn’t rely on third parties and doesn’t use cookies or the IP addresses of the visitors to track them down.

In direct comparison to statistics services such as Google Analytics, WordPress.com Stats and Piwik Statify doesn’t process and store personal data as e.g. IP addresses – Statify counts site views, not visitors.

You can also define how long you want the data to be stored and the additional database is rather lucid containing only four columns.

Also the plugin is quite lightweight, it gives you, what you need. A clean and beautiful insight over your visitors:

Visitor statistics with Statisfy
Visitor statistics with Statisfy

Statisfy is currently running on over 20,000 installs and received quite good reviews like this one, which points out the main advantages:

The strength of Statify lies in it’s simplicity. Set up with two mouse clicks you get a little widget in your dashboard that shows a chart with your website’s latest web traffic, the referrers plus the most active pages of your site – just enough data to give you a little feedback on the popularity of your site. As this information isn’t shared with third party, the plugin also meets German laws for the protection of your users privacy.

Another advantage is the good support which Sergej Müller is usually able to deliver. I saw it myself on Google+ how he quickly solved a server related issue in between minutes. Can you get this with GA? I switched today! What about you?

About the author

Seine erste Webseite hat David Remer 1998 in HTML verfasst. Wenig später war er fasziniert von DHTML und JavaScript. Nach jahrelanger Freelancerei arbeitete er zunächst für Inpsyde und ist heute Entwickler bei Automattic. Außerdem hat er das Buch "WordPress für Entwickler" verfasst.

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