Google Analytics Vs. Mixpanel
Google Analytics Vs. Mixpanel Take a look at this perfect guide and learn everything you need to know about Google Analytics Vs Mixpanel.
October 13, 2016
The major difference between Google Analytics and Mixpanel is that instead of tracking pages and associating activities with them, Mixpanel tracks people and associated activities with them.
Google Analytics shows you page-by-page data about the site. It can track the traffic you are getting at any given point in time. Where the traffic is coming from and people are hitting which pages most frequently.
Mixpanel in that case is ideal for tracking events in real-time. It is a tool that is focused on visitor-level-event engagement. It is more indicative of people using your product.
Google Analytics supports measuring funnels, which it calls Goals. That is less accurate. It enforces customers to specify their funnel’s steps in advance. Mixpanel can also measure funnels. You can build your funnels and can analyze your data that how users are going through them.
Mixpanel’s retention analysis helps you to see which of your feature is being used over and over again at different periods. It allows you to measure the frequency with that they use your product. Google Analytics does not do this.
Mixpanel makes it easy with basic segmentation. In Mixpanel you can click an event, set some associated condition or property, can instantly get a result in form of a graph. Google Analytics reports require some more steps to do that.
Google Analytics reports tend to slow by an hour while Mixpanel provides instant and real-time data analysis.
Google Analytics has two pricing levels. If your site is generating 10 Million or fewer hits per month then Google Analytics is free, but if your monthly hits are more than 10 Million then you need to get Google Analytics premium.
In Mixpanel you need to set some data points for 25,000 data points Mixpanel is free. With increasing, data points price also increases.
Mixpanel provides high-quality customer support for both free and paid users if they encounter any bug or don’t understand a report. Google Analytics does not provide that support.
Google Analytics keeps track of users via cookies (average time 30 days). Mixpanel can use a user_id or any other id that will last longer than a cookie.
Google Analytics does not provide mobile A/B testing. While Mixpanel provides mobile A/B testing which is easy for the developer and non-technical person.
Unlike Google Analytics, Mixpanel will never use a customer’s data for advertising or any other purpose.