GoatCounter

Easy web analytics. No tracking of personal data.

GoatCounter is an open source web analytics platform available as a hosted service (free for non-commercial use) or self-hosted app. It aims to offer easy to use and meaningful privacy-friendly web analytics as an alternative to Google Analytics or Matomo.
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Features

Privacy-aware; doesn’t track users with unique identifiers and doesn't need a GDPR notice. Also see the privacy policy and GDPR consent notices.

Lightweight and fast; adds just ~2.5KB of extra data to your site. Also has JavaScript-free "tracking pixel" option, or you can use it from your application's middleware.

Identify unique visits without cookies using a non-identifiable hash (technical details).

Keeps useful statistics such as browser information, location, and screen size. Keep track of referring sites and campaigns.

Easy; if you've been confused by the myriad of options and flexibility of Google Analytics and Matomo that you don't need then GoatCounter will be a breath of fresh air.

Accessibility is a high-priority feature, and the interface works well with assistive technology such as screen readers.

100% committed to open source; you can see exactly what the code does and make improvements, or self-host it for any purpose. See the GitHub page.

Own your data; you can always export all data and cancel at any time.

Integrate on your site with just a single script tag:
<script data-goatcounter="https://yoursite.goatcounter.com/count" async src="//gc.zgo.at/count.js"></script>

The JavaScript integration is a good option for most, but you can also use a no-JavaScript image-based tracker or integrate in your backend middleware.

Pricing

Free

  • Free; donation recommended
  • Non-commercial use
  • Unlimited sites
  • 6 months data retention
  • 100k pageviews/month
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Starter

  • €5/month
  • Commercial use
  • Unlimited sites
  • 12 months data retention
  • 100k pageviews/month
  • Custom domain
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Business

  • €15/month
  • Commercial use
  • Unlimited sites
  • Unlimited data retention
  • 500k pageviews/month
  • Custom domain
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Business Plus

  • €30/month
  • Commercial use
  • Unlimited sites
  • Unlimited data retention
  • 1M pageviews/month
  • Custom domain
  • Phone support
Contact if you need more pageviews or want a privately installed hosted option.
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