StatCounter: moving on from the big G.07 Sep 2020
I have been wanting to get rid of Google Analytics on my website. One, I am trying to reduce the Google-influence in my life, and two, I have to disconnect my VPN to view the Google Analytics page.
This requirement to NOT be on a VPN in 2020 seems weird and unnecessary.
I finally found an alternative – StatCounter!
Creating an account and setup is very fast and easy, copy the tracking code into
head.html in the
_includes folder if your Jekyll-generated site is like mine. I like the StatCounter’s reports a lot better than Google’s, and the navigating the analytics site from StatCounter is a lot faster and responsive than Google’s Analytics as well.