November 20, 2018
For the past 13 years I’ve been using Mint to track visitors and activity on my website. Mint is no longer under development and support has been suspended as well. Fortunately it still works perfectly for my purposes. But the demo for Matomo looked nice and since it was free I decided to give is a try.
After running Matomo for a couple of weeks I’ve added codes to my various subdomains and another
top-level domain. Adding in new sites to track is very quick and easy. Type in a human friendly name
on the site. Mint had, when it was still for sale, a $30 ($29?) fee per top-level domain. This
wasn’t a huge problem for my tiny little corner of the Internet, but it is nice to be able to add
multiple sites to one tracking tool.
I’m not going to abandon Mint - at least not while it is still working. It’s tracked the 1,012,936 visitors I’ve had since December 2005 beautifully. I hope to still be using when I reach 2,000,000 visitors. Having Matomo in addition to Mint gives me a second way to slice and dice visitor data. One that is completely under my control.