Is Gauges a good alternative to Google Analytics?
January 09, 2016
Yes! Here’s why (and why not) Gauges is an awesome Google Analytics alternative:
- Gauges is simple. Really simple. You don’t need to be a marketing expert. We just give you the stats you care most about.
- Gauges is real time. Unlike Google Analytics, which is normally delayed several hours, in Gauges all your stats will be automatically updated in mere seconds without needing to hit the refresh button.
- Gauges is fast. No more staring at your computer for five seconds waiting for a Google Analytics report to run.
- Gauges isn’t owned by Google. Many people think Google has enough data about you and your website.
Why not Gauges
- Gauges is simple. If you ARE a marketing expert, you’ll probably miss advanced features like: ecommerce tracking, campaign tracking, funnel analysis, and custom variables. The Gauges marketing team uses Google Analytics in addition to Gauges,because we want those features in our own marketing.
- Gauges costs money. Not a lot, but it’s not free. We’re a small business and running a major website analytics service with high reliability isn’t free. Gotta pay for all those servers!
In general, it’s good to have multiple website trackers. It lets you compare statistics and enjoy the best features from each one. Note: don’t expect the two tools to provide identical statistics, there will always be some variance.
Free No-Credit-Card Trial
Gauges website analytics offers a free 7-day trial with no-credit card required. There’s zero risk in giving us a try. We think you’ll like Gauges better than Google Analytics!