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
- Greg McVerry
- Lewis Cowles
- Jamie Tanna
- Ana Rodrigues
- Sebastiaan Andeweg
- Kevin Marks
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- 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