In September, we announced that we’re building a new, free Web Analytics product for the whole web. Today, I’m excited to announce that anyone can now sign up to use our new Web Analytics — even without changing your DNS settings. In other words, Cloudflare Web Analytics can now be deployed by adding an HTML snippet (in the same way many other popular web analytics tools are) making it easier than ever to use privacy-first tools to understand visitor behavior.
As I mentioned in a post from earlier this month, I’ve been starting to look into replacing Google Analytics with a privacy-oriented analytics solution. I was taking a serious look at Fathom Analytics which clocks in at $12/month until I saw Cloudflare’s free analytics service pop up this week. I like the idea of supporting small businesses like Fathom Analytics, but I’m really trying hard to minimize costs for this site as much as possible.
I’ve already installed Cloudflare’s new service on this site. Cloudflare uses a single
I’ll monitor for a few weeks, and provide an update. Thrilling stuff!