A Google Analytics alternative that’s privacy-focused and cookie-free
Fathom helps you understand your website visitors without spying on them. That’s why thousands of companies, from bootstrapped software companies to Fortune 100s, trust Fathom for their website analytics.
Don’t clutter your website with annoying cookie banners
Protect the privacy of your website visitors and customers
We’re fully GDPR, ePrivacy, PECR and CCPA compliant because our business model focuses on digital privacy at its core. We’ve invested heavily in the world’s leading privacy lawyers and experts to ensure Fathom meets and exceeds privacy laws.
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See all your analytics data, even if people use ad-blockers
Imagine using a service that only collected half your data? Google Analytics is blocked by so many browsers and plugins, losing valuable data. That's why Fathom pioneered a method to bypass ad-blockers without invading privacy, so you get 100% of your data from 100% of your website visitors.
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Get the information you need to make business decisions quickly
Learn in real-time what pages are popular, who’s sending traffic to your website, what campaigns are doing well and what products are selling the best, all from our simple, easy to use dashboard.
And so many more features...
A single line of code that works with every CMS, application and framework
Fathom is better for your SEO and page speeds than Google Analytics
Our script is smaller and loads faster than Google Analytics by quite a bit. So Fathom is better for your SEO and page speed than using Google Analytics (plus, Google’s search doesn’t punish your ranking if you use Fathom).
Free uptime monitoring on every Fathom plan
Don’t be the last person to know when your site is offline. Fathom can monitor your website 24/7 and send you a text, email, Telegram or Slack message the second your website stops responding.
Every plan comes with unlimited data retention.
Fathom shows you all of your data on your dashboard (not just the last seven days or six months). So whether you’re a brand new customer or someone who’s been with us for years, you can quickly see your analytics across any timeframe.
Enterprise-grade, infinitely scaling infrastructure
Even if your site goes viral, our platform will keep collecting stats and keep your dashboard loading quickly. Our database technology is the same that companies like Intel, Sony, Dell, and Uber use to quickly process vast amounts of data.
UTM campaign and event tracking
You can focus on digital privacy but still see marketing details that help you make business decisions, like which campaigns led to the highest gains for your company (of anything from product sales to mailing list signups to software trial conversions).
Export your data any time via CSV
Your data is yours, not ours. So you can export it in a readable CSV format whenever you’d like. We don’t need to lock you in or hold your data hostage.
Investment in privacy law compliance
We don’t guess on privacy laws or use boiler-plate templates for compliance. Instead, we’ve invested in the world’s leading privacy law experts to review and vet our policies and technologies as they relate to GDPR, PECR, CCPA and more.
Additional Fathom features
- Filter your data and drill into what’s important
- Make each dashboard private, public or passworded
- Collect data and filter for multi-domain website properties
- All sites view to see all your data on a single page
- Dark-mode for those late-night stats-crunching sessions
- Amazing referral program, we pay 25% commissions for life
Frequently asked questions about Fathom
Is Fathom Analytics GDPR compliant?
Yes, we put GDPR compliance at the top of our list when making decisions about our software. We are privacy-first, so privacy laws come before some features we could build. You can read more about our GDPR compliant website analytics software.
What is Fathom Analytics doing with my data?
Glad you asked since we’re radically transparent about how data is processed and stored within Fathom. Our anonymization methods have become industry standards in the digital privacy world, and we’re proud we’ve continued to innovate with features like EU isolation.
Can I host the data locally?
No, Fathom is a hosted solution for very good reasons. This means we can process pageviews via our global CDN network and use our enterprise-grade infrastructure to load our customer dashboards blazingly fast. It also means we can ensure GDPR compliance as we process EU visitor data in the EU on EU-owned servers (and intelligently route other traffic).
Who owns my data?
Our customers do. We sell software, not data. That’s why we offer full data exports for all customers. Our business model charges a fair price to use our software. In contrast, other analytics are run by advertising companies, who offer their software for “free” because they profit from the data.
How do I opt out of being tracked?
Fathom technically doesn’t track any individuals, as we anonymize all data through hashes and salts. That said, if you don’t want your pageviews to show up on your Fathom dashboard, you can block your IP or run a little script from your browser console to opt out. Fathom can also be set up to honour DNT.
Do you support goal tracking?
We do! They’re called events in Fathom, and they’re very easy to set up to track goals like newsletter signups, link clicks or even e-commerce sales. Event parameters will be available for all events later in 2022.
Can I connect Fathom to Google Search Console?
No yet! But it’s a feature we’re working on and are hoping to launch in mid-2022. Since Google Search Console is the only way to see your search terms from Google (they encrypt this data), integration is necessary to see what people are searching for when they click on your site.
Can I import Google Analytics into Fathom?
Soon. It’s a feature we’re actively working on and will be launching shortly. And rest assured, importing GA data will be done in a privacy-focused way. For now, our customers are keeping their GA accounts but removing the GA embed code (as Google Analytics is illegal).
Learn more about Fathom Analytics by reading:
- Why settle for analytics from only half of your website visitors?
- What are simple website analytics?
- Learn how Fathom Analytics works (our script, dashboard and reports).
- Why Fathom Analytics is a great Google Analytics alternative.
- How Fathom Analytics is GDPR, CCPA and PECR compliant website analytics.
- Why Fathom Analytics is the best privacy-focused web analytics tool (and why digital privacy matters).
- Why Fathom is website analytics for proudly bootstrapped companies