Good Analytics Without Google

Vegan_Outfits
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Hello Everyone,

Is there a good free app for analytics that can get the job done without involving Google Analytics? I tried searching but all I can see are analytics for social media campaigns. Did I miss a good one or it doesn't exist?

I have installed Hits but I doubt if it will do what I want

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Govind_C
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Hey there!
What specific goals are you looking to achieve with your analytics? Based on your requirements, I can tell you if Hits is the solution for you (disclaimer - I work at Hits).
Govind
(Vegan and proud!)

govind [at] hitsanalytics [dot] com
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Vegan_Outfits
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Are you guys this superefficient or I just got lucky you stumbled on this thread?

What we want for now are simpler metrics. We just want to know how many visitors we got, from which locations, using which systems, where they came from and the pages they viewed. The kind of infomation you would get from Awstats.

Does hit do that?

I opened a private browser window after installing it. I browsed my site but I did not see the session in the report. Is this behavior normal. How often are the reports updated?

(Viva Vegananism!)

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Govind_C
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TLDR:

We do all of the above. Answers below. We offer free consults to all Shopify users - you can book a slot at https://hits-govind.youcanbook.me/ if you'd like a demo.

Long version:
Well, a friend of mine found this thread and directed me to it. Here're the answers to your questions

1) "How many visitors"

Checkout "Customers" and "Sessions" on https://dashboard.hitsanalytics.com/basics/users?view=all

FYI, we track data from two sources, Shopify and the Hits pixel. The latter can only collect information from the date you've installed (as is the case with Google Analytics and any other analytics platform), so if you've installed just recently and your store is young, be mindful of this.

2) "Which locations, systems, where they came from and the pages they viewed"

Visit the segments page at https://dashboard.hitsanalytics.com/segments/customers/all. You'll see a city and country next to each customer. Click on any customers name and you'll see their activity on the store, including which products they visited/abandoned/purchased and when.

Another way to browse the same information is to look at it from a product perspective. Click on any product listed on https://dashboard.hitsanalytics.com/basics/products to view how many sessions it received.

Hope this clarifies? If you'd like a run-through, here's my calendar.

govind [at] hitsanalytics [dot] com
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Mike_Anderson1
Tourist
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I also find other apps or tools that can track the number of click to a product or a item within a landing page. Google Analytics may not be able to do that, just traffic of the whole landing page. Anyone has any ideas?

Brand assistance @ DRT.com
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Ahmad_Kanani
Shopify Partner
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In Google Analytics, you can set up tracking of product impressions in a list (i.e. featured products on your homepage), along with the position they appear on the list, with their click-through rates. You can also see how much sales have resulted from those clicks.

The report is called Product List Performace and needs to be setup manually. Here's a screenshot:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6VIYVazyLTTRmMtZWpNS0pqaE0/view

- Ahmad

 

Certified E-Commerce Optimisation and Analytics Expert
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What's your reason for not wanting GA? Seems like an strange request. No, there is not another GOOD free analytics software for Shopify that I know of.

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Anh_Nguyen1
Shopify Partner
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Yes, Google Analytics is powerful but not enough, it only counts the session of a landing page. As a digital marketer, I required further trackings, such as how many people click on the A button or B button within a landing page. To do so, it requires another tool: Google Tag Manager.

But the problem is: setting up tracking using Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics takes me TOO MUCH TIME and very DIFFICULT for new users. That is the reason I switch to PageFly - a Shopify Page Builder with Analytics Dashboard. This app helps me to create any pages and also integrate Google event tracking code to any elements. Data will be pushed to an Analytics Dashboard.

Really helpful, here is some inside looks:

Just want to share something, hope it helps ;)

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