- they’re both provacy-first, aiming to give you useful information without tracking your visitors personally,
- there are no cookies, so no need to add any banners,
- they’re fairly simple UI-wise, exposing just the high-level info.
It wasn’t initially clear to me what the differences were - after a buch of reading, turns out there aren’t that many! They’re both very easy to set up, Plausible has a lower/cheaper pricing tier and a couple more features, which are just now in the preview version of Fathom (v3) - but otherwise they seem to be very comparable.
- $14/month, 100k monthly pageviews,
- unlimited websites,
- uptime monitoring.
- €6/month, 10k monthly pageviews, or €12/month, 100k monthly pageviews,
- 20 websites,
- built with Elixir <3.
- no cookies,
- email reports,
- serve JS from own domain,
- Google Search Console integration (Fathom v3),
- track campaigns with UTM (Fathom v3),
- filtering (Fathom v3),
One annoyance is that they are both blocked by uBlock Origin, even after setting up a DNS CNAME record to serve the script from own domain.
This is bittersweet - on the one hand I love uBlock origin and have been using it for years, so I’m glad it’s doing a good job blocking trackers. On the other - this makes these solutions much less useful for me. I want to build things for technical people and they’re likely to have something like uBlock running. The alternative is probably server-side analytics? I guess I’ll need to investigate that next.