Over the last few years I’ve been slowing moving away from Google services and products. It was pretty easy to move on from products like Gmail and Chrome, but it’s been tough to get away from Google Analytics.
For a couple months I tried out the self-hosted version of Fathom when it initially launched. It worked, but it was a pain to set up and host. Their new, hosted version looks great, but $14/month is a little steep for someone with a handful of hobby sites.
I just wanted simple, privacy-focused analytics for a reasonable price, but there didn’t seem to be any good options.
A couple months ago, I ran across Plausible in my Twitter feed. I signed up for a free trial and within a couple days I was sold. It was everything I needed. Lightweight and privacy focused analytics for a reasonable price. I purchased the annual plan for $48 and now have it running on three sites.
It’s you’re looking for a Google Analytics alternative, check it out. On the other hand, if you’re still using Google Analytics, you should think about all the free data you’re sending to Google.