I have GA code on some of my sites.
But it dont use it.
I added that GA code a few years ago when my paid shared hosting service replied to me “Why arent you using Google Analitics like everyone else ?” after i ask him in a support ticket why was it so hard to use Piwik (all widgets loading indefinately) after that my hosting service was merged into this one.
For a long time, i was really sad that i couldn’t use Piwik any more.
Because, i really dont like Google Analytics, it doesn’t show me what i want to see, at least in the free version of the service.
I need the visitor log.
I’m fine with getting to others stats, but visitor log is more important to me than anyting.
I even dreamed of programing my own little stats software that would only have the visitor log and be more lightweight on the server.
But instead, i used an old computer, made a server out of it and installed Piwik on it.
Mostly work like a charm.
It’s connection might be unstable, getting 90% of the stats and been able to consult them is better than what i had.
Beside, as the years pass, Google is doing more and more bad stuff for alternate analytic solutions.
Knowing what the visitors typed in search engine to visit my sites was my second reason to use Piwik, and since 96% of my visits are now from “Undefined keyword”, i really feel sad.
Sure, all i have to do is go to my “Google Sitemap” account and all the data is there, but it’s a pain !
As a Gmail (in Thunderbird) and Android user, i can’t totally get rid Google, but sometimes i wish i could.
If only they would stop asking for a cell phone number, i dont even have one !
Sorry to deviate from the main purpose of the discussion here.