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


Mah Noor



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.


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Instant and Real-Time Data Analysis

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.


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Retroactive Funnel Analysis

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.


Comprehensive Retention Analysis

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.




Segmentation and Reporting

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.


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Google Analytics reports tend to slow by an hour while Mixpanel provides instant and real-time data analysis.




Code Integration

If you use Google Analytics to measure your traffic, its setup is so simple to integrate. Just include some javascript code and never worry about it again. While Mixpanel has a difficult setup process, especially when you are not familiar with the metrics tools.


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.


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Customer Support

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.


Data Accuracy

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.

Mobile A/B Testing

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.


Your Data Is Your Data

Unlike Google Analytics, Mixpanel will never use a customer’s data for advertising or any other purpose.

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