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- John Siwicki
Netlify is the only company that has ever made me feel bad for not giving it money. I have been a Netlify user for a long time, and with its generous free tier, I’ve never needed to upgrade or hit any of its caps.
When Netlify announced an analytics add-on, I immediately read the docs and did nothing with it. I have Google Analytics installed on my sites and figured that was enough. But the thing that was interesting about Netlify’s offering was that it used all server-side data.
The benefit that I didn’t see was how different the numbers would be on the server-side. If your target audience for a product is a user base that is blocking trackers, then your numbers might be eye-opening.
Netlify will give you the following stats:
- Page Views
- Unique Visitors
- Top Pages
- Top Not Found
- Traffic Sources
- Bandwidth Uses
The one thing that I found interesting was the Top Not Found pages. There was a ton of old WordPress login URLs, so I was wondering if something was trying to attack that.
At $9 a month, it might be a lot for people to shallow to add to a lot of their projects. But if you are hosting one of your flagship products on Netlify, then it will at least be an eye-opener to see what is going on with your site more quickly than any other platform.