Happy GDPR day! Vi kommer til å vente og se hvilken effekt den nye forskriften har i praksis, men jeg er overbevist om at vi som samfunn må gjøre noe for å kontrollere grenseløs datainnsamling ved de rikeste og mest kraftfulde organisationer i verden actors and the big Internet companies.)
I applaud the EU for taking a position, even if the end result may be flawed and may even end up strengthening the companies that already know most about us.
I used Google Analytics on This site from March 2011 until January 2018. I would like to apologize for this. Vi bør alle prøve å gjøre det så hardt som mulig for Google, Facebook, Amazon & Co.. to track people across multiple sites / apps. Not using a centralized analytics service is an important part of this. I should have removed Google Analytics a long time ago, but I was too lazy.
When I finally took the time, switching to a self-hosted Matomo (née Piwik) installation turned out to be quite easy.
So I still collect analytics data, but:
- I host the data myself, so it can not be used to track people across the web, and
- Matomo allows me to limit the data collection to a fairly non-invasive amount.
I am mainly interested in these data points:
- How many page views / visitors I get over time.
- Which posts are the most popular.
- Where visitors come from, ie referring sites.
- In which countries my site is most popular.
Lastly, Matomo is a popular library, so I ' m sure almost every ad / tracker blocker blocks it by default. Og þú ættir að ekki vera að nota netið án þess að hafa blokkara! (Seriously, if you do not have a content / ad blocker, get one.)
Discrepancies between Matomo and Google Analytics
I ran Matomo and Google Analytics for one month in parallel to get an idea of differences in the reporting. Pageviews reported by Matomo were about 1
Update May 31, 2018: Emilio Pavia suggested that the lower Matomo figures may be a Resultaten van respect voor de Do not Track header. Good guess, I did not think of that!
I thought it would be nice to share some of the data that Google Analytics collected over the years.
Pageviews per year
|2016||609000  2017||484,000|
2014 was clearly my most "successful" year and traffic has declined since then. I'm not sure how much (if any) of the decline can be attributed to more visitors using content blockers. Similarly, I have no idea how many pageviews are not being counted because people have blocked analytics scripts.
My Top Posts by pageviews between Apr 1, 2011 and Dec 31, 2017.
|Article  Pageviews|
|Replacing Launch Images With Storyboards (2014)||214,000|
|10 Things You Need To Know About Cocoa Auto Layout (2013)||115,000|
|How Dropbox Uses C ++ for Cross-Platform iOS and Android Development (2014)||106,000|
|Strings in Swift 1 (2014)||103,000|
|The Apple Symbols Font: A Great Repository for iPhone Button Icons (2009)||100,000|
|Passing Data Between View Controllers (2012)||86,000|
|iPhone 6 Plus Pixel Peeping (2014)||81,000|
|Tutorial: How to Sort and Group UITableView by Date (2011)||79,000|
|Animating The Drawing of a CGPath With CAShapeLayer (2010)||78,000|
|Starting With Bluetooth Low Energy De velopment on iOS (2013)||77,000|
With few exceptions, these are not my personal favorites.
About all time (April 2011-December 2017).
The primary language reported by visitors' browsers in 2017.
The top countries where my visits came from in 2017.
|Canada||3%  Ukraine||3%|
|Internet Explorer / Edge||1%|
Desktop vs. Mobile