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Analytics and the IndieWeb was a session at IndieWebCamp London 2020.

Notes archived from: https://etherpad.indieweb.org/analytics

IndieWebCamp London 2020
Session: Analytics and the IndieWeb
When: 2020-03-14 14:40



  •   Jamie Tanna enjoys having analytics on his site to discover where people find his data, ?
  • Lewis mentions there are risks for data collection, protection
  • Cheuk doesn't like having Google (Analytics) having that data
  • Greg McVerry does not use analytics, wants to add for his vita and to encourage samzidat Use server logs to watch traffic spikes
  • Dan proxies Gravatar (despite working for Automattic) because that can lead to tracking users / posts
  • Carol mentions Fathom
  • Seb only uses server logs
  • Barry uses CloudFlare as a CDN before the site
  • Jamie mentions that seeing the source of spikes in traffic is quite nice
  • It's a balance between how much do you want to know vs need to know - what makes it popular, what do people want?
  • Jamie uses Blogumentation as a way to write for himself - it's great to see other people seeking it out / reading it, but it's not the end goal (for most content)
  • Ana doesn't render webmentions, similar to not wanting analytics - doesn't really care if people sees/interacts with it
    • note by Ana Rodrigues: I don't think I explained myself correctly: I care about people interacting with me (and try to I interact back) but I prefer not to see analytics and I don't render webmentions (likes) because I associate "likes" with social media likes and currently to me these may have a negative feeling associated with it.
  • Greg McVerry just added cloudfare analytics just no
  • Tracking vs analytics - does it mean for i.e. better advertising, or just passive interest in who uses the site?
  • WordPress plugin for Matomo: https://piperhaywood.com/switching-from-google-analytics-to-matomo-f-k-a-piwik-on-wordpress/
  • check out Jason McIntosh use of Bise

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