10 Weeks With Fathom Analytics

I have used Fathom Analytics for the past 10 weeks now.

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For the past 10 weeks I have used Fathom Analytics now. Before Fathom, I have used a self-hosted Matomo (formerly Piwik) instance.

And I must say: I like it a lot. Sure, I do not get quite the detailed analytics data with Fathom as before with Matomo, but I got used to it pretty fast. The beautiful UI of Fathom speaks for itself. Everything you need to know about your website is available on a single page. No nested submenus, etc.

A big plus: My websites are free of those filthy cookie banners that no one likes, and that distract the visitor.

The API of Fathom is still a work in progress (at the time of writing) but you can request early access by emailing the blazing fast customer support of Fathom. I did this as well in order to develop a neat little Laravel wrapper package for the API (and tracking script) because I found myself doing the same things over and over again while implementing Fathom on my websites. So I do not want to track page views of myself for example.

Disclaimer: My laravel-fathom package is still a work in progress because the Fathom API is so as well and so it may introduce breaking changes in the future.

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