What: I’m trying out Koko Analytics by Ibericode on this site and on a client’s site. Just two months ago I did a big search on privacy respecting website analytics and couldn’t find anything much of anything that looked promising, especially for potential clients. This looks very promising.
How: Koko Analytics does not use third-party services and it runs inside WordPress. It does not keep track of bounce rates or how long a visitor remains on a page.
Where: Read also Introducing Koko Analytics by Danny van Kooten.
Thoughts: It’s clearly still in development; there are updates with improvements. You can exclude logged-in users from the statistics but I have the impression that I’m still being counted. It’s either that or bots. I’m also using Statcounter on this site for analytics and I can put them next to each other. I don’t mind if it isn’t perfect or all that detailed, as long as it’s roughly right.
The client site I installed it on is a client who I did a big redesign for recently. They never had any kind of counter or tracking on their site, have no real interest in it and they never log onto their site. It has more traffic than this blog does though and I know roughly when traffic to their site spikes, so I thought I’d see what it does over there.