Ask DN: What (simple) web analytics software do you use?

almost 6 years ago from , Designer at LoungeBuddy

I used to use Mint by Shaun Inman, but since it was discontinued, I switched over to Google Analytics. Truth be told, GA is too complex for what I am looking for, and was hoping someone here may have an alternative I can check out. Really only curious what pages people are interested in, who might be referring the views, and where people are coming from.


  • Steve McKinneySteve McKinney, almost 6 years ago

    It depends how much traffic you get, but GoSquared should meet what you need on a free plan.

    3 points
  • Paul @StammyPaul @Stammy, almost 6 years ago

    Was also a Mint user forever ago and moved to https://gaug.es years ago

    1 point
  • James GillJames Gill, almost 6 years ago

    Mint was awesome. But, as a member of this community I feel I couldn't leave this post answered – I'm one of the founders of GoSquared, and part of our platform is a super simple, real-time web analytics product. If you're interested, or have feedback for us, we're all ears. https://www.gosquared.com/demo/

    1 point
    • Jonathan Brodheim, almost 6 years ago

      Was the "free" plan Steve mentioned discontinued? I'm always willing to pay for a service, but this is quite expensive if you're not a business or expect a lot of traffic. Would you say GoSquared is more for businesses/larger sites then?

      1 point
      • James GillJames Gill, almost 6 years ago

        Hi Jonathan, sorry for the slow reply on this. We do deal with a lot more businesses these days, but love to support the design community wherever we can. Ping me on James at GoSquared dot com :-)

        0 points
  • Per Damgaard Husted, over 5 years ago

    Hi Shaun

    I do not know if your question is still relevant to you. If you still are in the market for a free GA alternative, then I suggest you check out Canecto.com. It has some features on user behaviour designed for what I think you are looking for.

    It can tell you a sites top and trending User Interest based upon user content interaction, not pages views. It even tells you what converting users were interested in on any page, compared to non-converting users. I am the CEO of Canecto (so sorry for the sales pitch - but we really do like our product) Anyway, if you do check it out, please let me know what you think, thanks / Per.

    0 points
  • Rand BrownRand Brown, almost 6 years ago

    try woopra or parse.ly

    0 points
  • Arnold ClassicArnold Classic, almost 6 years ago

    Same here!

    0 points