Tracking page views/visitors

I understand the 'usage stats' pluigin is unavailable for the Confluence Cloud.  Why is this? It is vital to know how frequently a page is viewed to know if it is useful, and very helpful to know who has (and therefore hasn't) viewed a page.

Are there other plug-ins that can do this,  of is the capability simply not possible? Can google analytics fill the gap?

Cheers, Martin

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It's because the built-in usage stats stuff is frankly archaic and does not perform well.  It works, but doesn't scale well.  I'm not sure why it's even left in there any more.

There's a couple of add-ons I reach for here.  View Tracker for Server and Analytics for Cloud - very different, but both seem to get me trustworthy numbers.  (I've injected google analytics on server, but it was a while ago.  I prefer dedicated add-ons personally, much as GA does work)

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Nic has covered some good alternatives, but to answer your question about Google Analytics: No, you can't use it on Cloud because you'll need to inject a tracking tag into every single page, and that can't be done in Cloud.

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Hi Martin,

We've created an add-on that tracks page views in Confluence Cloud. It includes an overview of activity but also the details like who has viewed a particular page.

You can find more information here: Analytics for Confluence Cloud

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If you are using Confluence Cloud,  Page View Analytics for Confluence allows you track page views & perform reporting.

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