Performancing Metrics vs Clicky vs MyBlogLog

 

ClickyHaving previously discussed Performancing Metrics as being a little bit of a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”, I decided to sign up directly with Clicky. I also removed any Performancing affiliate links from the article.

As far as I am currently aware, Clicky, developed by Roxr Software Ltd are not a direct competitor, and thus in my mind them having access to my data is potentially less risk.

Accuracy of Tracking Data

The accuracy of your tracking data is important, thus I am doing a test

Clicky
Performancing Metrics
Mybloglog

Just to give Performancing Metrics a slight advantage, I am going to include their tracking data first in my page.

Performancing vs Clicky vs MyBlogLog

Clicky does seem to have an edge currently on interface over MyBlogLog, but remember that as I previously wrote, MyBlogLog might well have an API available soon and that historical data is highly valuable if you have been using them for a while.

Also what happens if Clicky gets acquired? I feel more confident in a change over and longevity of the service if it is not being hosted on 3rd party servers.
If Performancing Metrics was just an affiliate white label, and they didn’t have anything to do with my data, I would be much happier to recommend them, but at this stage, Clicky direct gets my vote.

Update

Performancing Metrics and Clicky don’t seem to want to co-exist, thus one of them has to go at least until they improve their scripts so that they truly are different. Maybe there is a problem with shared declaration.

Performancing Metrics

Nothing highly personal, I would just prefer Clicky to have my data rather than Performancing.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    It is Clicky, but no Acquisition, just a license it seems, as per the bottom of my previous post.

    It is not just a ploy to earn affiliate commissions – he has “officially” licensed our product and is hosting it on the Performancing servers. He believes in our product, as do we, otherwise we wouldn’t be in this position. I don’t know what else to say, but I think you are being overly negative for no good reason.

    With it being hosted in the Performancing servers, it is a question of who you want to have your data, a tracking company that might be acquired, or a potential competitor.

    The whole balance might change if Performancing buy them outright, or relaunch the monetization network and require that data.

    On this blog I would be happy to run both, it is fairly public, but not on my niche sites.

  2. says

    I have always found I have a negative gut reaction to Performancing. I can not shake the feeling I get. It’s the same when I know I’m talking to true blackhats, spammers or “network marketing” people that want to “sign you up”… something I can not express but I do not trust them.

    My gut is a good indicator of things.

  3. says

    I use Clicky as well. Simple and seem much more “trustworthy” than Performancing or Goog Analytics. The thought of using MBL for such purposes is beyond my realm of comprehension. I can’t believe people still do that.

  4. says

    Sam it really depends on what type of at-a-glance view you want.
    Clicky doesn’t allow me to see things at a glance that I find useful, such as which content generated subscribers, or at least clicks on subscribe buttons. I can see just a total count.

    I haven’t yet found the ideal tracking service that I can’t pick holes with within 5 minutes of using it.

  5. says

    Definitely true… whoever can develop such an application (for general use even on a subscription basis) will make a killing. Good point on the click counts, etc… MBL does do a decent job of that.

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