I just tagged GoatCounter 1.0! A lot of things have changed since the initial announcement, a whole bunch of new features have been added, it’s a lot faster, and many minor details have been improved. Thanks to everyone who provided feedback!

GoatCounter is my attempt to build better and more privacy-aware web analytics. You can sign up for a free hosted version at goatcounter.com, or grab the source at GitHub and run your own.


There’s still a lot of work to be done, and I aim to release a new version roughly every 6 to 8 weeks. The next version will mostly focus on small UX improvements and making the self-hosting experience better. You can see the roadmap for 1.1 on GitHub.

The roadmap for 1.2 and beyond is less defined, the rough idea is to work on improving the data quality in 1.2/1.3, and improving the data visualisation in 1.4 and beyond.

I’m also going to be spending a bit more time on promoting GoatCounter. You can have the best product in the world, but if no one has heard of it then, well, it’s kind of pointless.

I’ll also start maintaining a devlog, which I’ll try to update weekly. It has a separate RSS feed.