I have been a blogger for many years, and on the Inmotion platform for several years now. During that time, until recently, I used Google Analytics to give me feedback on visitors and popular pages and a few other statistics.
But I became disenchanted with GA because (1) GA4 seemed overly complex and difficult, (2) despite help from Google experts, I couldn't get GA4 to exclude my own traffic like the older GA did, and (3) I guess I'm liking Google less as a company. So after some research, I installed Matomo analytics, and it is working fine.
However, my page speed has dropped quite a lot, and I think Matomo may be part of that (I am going to do some experimenting with all my plugins over the Christmas break - I try to minimise my use of plugins, but they seem to creep in slowly!).
Futhermore, I find myself depending less on analytics now. I could live with just pageviews (total and for each page), but some indication of visits and times would be useful. This is pretty basic analytics. So I'm wondering two things please:
(1) Does anyone recommend an absolutely basic analytics software that has minimal impact on page speed?
(2) I imagine Inmotion's servers have this data. Does Inmotion have any way I can extract that basic data?
Thanks for any help.