Comparison of Analytics Tools

Plausible vs Fathom Analytics

John Turner

Real reviews by me, John Turner.

Founder of ConversionTracking.com

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Analytic tool comparisons
Plausible

Plausible

Fathom Analytics

Fathom Analytics

Review
My Take

Plausible is a lightweight, privacy analytics tool. This means it uses no cookie to comply with GDPR but the downside is you have a limited 24hr window to track events and associates them with a user. The result is less accurate data. They have an easy-to-use single dashboard page with lots of built-in reports and filters.

Fathom is a privacy-first Google Analytics alternative tool. They have gone above and beyond to ensure privacy. Their reports and the user interface are similar to Plausible.io. Simple and easy to use.  They do have filtering but it’s not as advanced as Plausible. 

Pros
  • Advanced Filtering
  • Very nice and fast User Interface
  • Custom Properties, Funnels and Ecommerce Tracking
  • Filtering and Drill-down views
  • Ultra Privacy First
  • Goal Tracking

Cons
  • Privacy First means less accurate data
  • No ability to create custom reports
  • May be too simple depending on your needs
  • Privacy First means less accurate data
  • No ability to create custom reports
  • May be too simple depending on your needs


Verdict

I really like Plausible and it’s my favorite out of the Privacy First analytics tools like Fathom and Simple Analytics. The limit of a 24-hour lookback window is the biggest downside especially if you need accuracy of campaigns and how people are finding you.

I like Fathom and it is very similar to Plausible. I personally prefer the UI of Plausible. Ultimately they are very similar in regards to the features you get. Plausible seems to have a bit more capabilities but Fathom is a bit cheaper.

Pricing
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Pricing is based on number of monthly pageviews. The plans are featured gated. Free trial, no credit card required. Get 2 months free with annual plans.

Growth: Starts at $9 per month for 10k pageviews
Business: Starts at $19 per month for 10l pageviews, includes more features.


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Pricing is based on pageviews and there is no feature gating on plans. Offer a free trial with a credit card. Get 2 months free on annual plans.

Pricing: Starts at $15 per month for 100,000 page views

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