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What are the Pros and Cons of Using Log files Instead of JavaScript Tracking?

September 27, 2018

Pros:

  • Best solution for high security websites – you can import logs from a remote server not actually connected to the tracked property.
  • Log Analytics is not affected by Tracking blockers (Ghostery, uBlock etc.) thus tracking all data…?
  • Cons:

  • Requires server access and some Technical Knowledge to implement
  • Tracks only data available in the server logs (ex. Page Titles will not be tracked)
  • Cannot be used with Piwik PRO Tag Manager and other Piwik PRO Marketing Suite components to build a complex tracking scenarios (event tracking,ecommerce etc.)