Google Analytics (GA) is too complex for me to understand. It's overkill for all of my basic websites. Additionally, there are general privacy concerns with GA.
For static content websites, I just want to know which pages are popular and who is referring traffic. Sieve does this by compiling server request logs into basic metrics.
Sieve is a tool for compiling basic website analytics from server request logs rather than using front-end libraries and third-party services. It has two parts: an application for computing the metrics, and a basic web server for viewing the metrics.
When we say "basic", we really mean it! The initial metrics are:
Checkout the GitHub project to get the code and give it a spin.