So, I finally gave in and was too curious NOT to enable Analytics on my main site.
I noticed two different interesting things.
First, I have a service worker that when it installs itself, it grabs a copy of an offline page. Every time my SW is installed, it registers a page view (about 5,000 from June 30-July30). That’s not necessarily a bug, but it definitely feels like it falls into “unintended consequence” territory. Curious if anyone has thoughts about that.
Second, if I take that 5,000 view bloat into account, my site reports 10,999 more page views in Netlify Analytics than with Google Analytics. I expected it to be bigger than GA… but not quite that large…
The stats (June 30 - July 30):
Google Analytics with my spam filter (a few different things built into this filter): 5,228
GA without filter: 5,384 (+ 156)
Netlify Analytics: 21,277 (+16,049)
Netlify Analytics without /offline bloat: 16,227 (+10,999)
Just curious to see if this is in keeping with everyone else’s experience. Just caught me off guard