Best Blog Analytics Tools

Best Blog Analytics Tools for 2024

17 January 2024

Analytics tools are useful for all sorts of websites. But the data you need to understand blog performance isn’t always the information certain web analytics tools focus on.

Your blog’s budget relies on your ability to prove its value to your leadership stakeholders. Without tailored reporting that measures blog and content performance specifically, you may not have the right data to showcase the ROI of your content—or the insights you need to consistently grow that performance.

That’s why you need a solution designed for content and blog analytics—a tool that gives you access to the metrics and insights that actually matter for your blog.

The Best Blog Analytics Tools for 2024

Here's a look at the best blog analytics tools to use in 2024:

We start with the top all-in-one blog analytics tools—then dive into the best add-on tools to give you more insights into search, keyword optimization, and the customer journey.

All-in-One blog analytics tools

Proving the ROI—return on investment—and value of your blog starts with having all the information you need, right at your disposal. The four tools in this section give you that—a well-rounded look at the core analytics outlining your blog performance.

While each of these can stand alone, you can also use them together or with any of the add-ons in the second and third sections for richer, more in-depth analytics.

Google Analytics

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Not much needs to be said about Google Analytics. It’s the go-to web and blog analytics tool because it offers its household name and a wealth of data, right from the search engine's mouth. There’s no difficult setup with Google Analytics; it just needs to know your domain name, and the data’s all there.

Analytics is also a part of the broader Google Marketing Platform, which makes it easy to tie all of your marketing efforts together.

Google Analytics Pricing

Google Analytics is a completely free tool.


Blog analytics tool Matomo

Matomo prides itself on being a more privacy-conscious alternative to Google Analytics. It's open source, so its code is made freely available to the public, and you can customize it if you know how to code.

Overall reviews indicate that the big sell of Matomo is that it's generally a more ethically conscious option than Google Analytics if you're concerned about data privacy.

Matomo pricing

On-premise: Free

Cloud: $23 per month 


tableau analytic tool

Not all content marketers are completely data-savvy—plenty are uncomfortable with tools like Google Analytics and struggle with making sense of what Google gives them.

Plenty of executives and stakeholders are even less comfortable with blog analytics.

So having an all-in-one reporting tool like Tableau helps bridge the gap. Tableau helps you visualize your blog analytics and really understand what all the numbers mean. It helps you keep track of the numbers that matter for your company, without digging through all the stuff that doesn’t.

Tableau pricing

Tableau Creator: $75 per user per month

Tableau Explorer: Starts $42 per user per month (with a minimum of 5 users)

Tableau Viewer: Starts at $15 per user per month (with a minimum of 100 users)


Momently blog analytics tool

Momently’s analytics dashboard is similar to Tableau's, with one key distinction: Momently presents your data in a way that makes perfect sense to stakeholders with minimal content judgment.

Instead of using industry language like "bounce rate" and "session duration," Momently frames analytics in easier-to-understand terms. That framing cuts down on the time you have to spend interpreting reports and analytics for higher-ups.

How long did people pay attention to this article? Did readers find somewhere to go next?

That framing cuts down on the time you have to spend digesting reports and analytics for higher-ups.

Momently Pricing

  • For creators: Free (invite only)

  • For agencies: Contact for pricing

  • For publishers: Contact for pricing

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Blog analytics tool HubSpot

One can hardly talk about marketing analytics without talking about HubSpot. Its software is designed to help you discover the content that’s working hardest for you—and identify the content that isn’t working so hard.

Marketing Hub brings all analytics together, from PPC and social media ads to search. HubSpot also prioritizes tying all that data to your bottom line. When you connect with HubSpot CRM, it’s easy to track how content assets and blog articles contribute to sales and conversions.

HubSpot Marketing Hub Pricing

  • Free

  • Starter (for individuals and small teams): Starts at $20 per month

  • Professional: Starts at $880 per month

  • Enterprise: Starts at $3,300 per month

Blog analytics tools for search and keyword optimization

The analytics tools we’ve rounded up in this section may offer more than search and keyword data—but SEO is where they really shine and what earned each of them a spot on our list.


semrush analytic tool

One of the biggest weaknesses of Google Analytics is missing information. After a quick log-in, you'll see how much traffic ends up in the “not provided” bucket—that’s not helpful.

Semrush solves this problem with its powerful blog analytics tool. You can keep track of traffic, keywords, ranking positions, and engagement data (including social shares). Semrush's suite brings together all the channels that contribute to your blog’s performance—from social media and PPC to organic search and even link-building.

Semrush even offers data-backed recommendations for optimizing existing blog content and identifying trending topics you can post about.

SEMrush Pricing

  • Pro: $129.95 per month

  • Guru: $249.95 per month

  • Business: $499.95 per month

Google Search Console

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Google Search Console goes a step beyond what Google Analytics offers. In addition to reporting on your blog performance, Search Console gives you the insight needed to make your site shine in search results.

The biggest benefit of using Google Search Console is that it enables you to see what Google sees when it goes through your blog. You get reports on your blog’s mobile performance and added insights to help you rank for and improve rich snippets.

Google Search Console Pricing

Google Search Console is free!


clearscope analytic tool

Clearscope’s software is more focused on content optimization—it's all about getting better performance out of the content you’re already creating.

When you build blog posts with Clearscope, the AI-powered platform suggests relevant terms and keywords to include and offers tips on how to rank for them. The base pricing plan includes up to 50 content optimization reports per month, so even very busy bloggers can get all the insights they need to write better content.

Clearscope Pricing

  • Essentials: $199 per month

  • Business & Enterprise: Contact for pricing


marketmuse analytic tool

Similar to Clearscope, MarketMuse focuses on providing you with all the AI-powered insights you need to boost your chances of ranking high—before you hit publish.

The content optimization tool even makes it easier for the whole content team to work better together, from SEO and content strategists to writers and editors. The best part? MarketMuse’s objective measurement of content quality enables you to project the ROI of each blog post before it goes live.

MarketMuse Pricing

  • Free

  • Standard: $149 per month

  • Team: $399 per month

  • Premium: Contact for pricing

Blog analytics tools for tracking the customer journey

Seasoned content marketers know that the ROI of a blog is about a lot more than keywords and traffic volume. It’s about how your audience interacts with your content across the web. It’s about what you do with that traffic—how it moves people through the customer journey and contributes to the bottom line.

The tools in this section are designed to help you measure and report on that side of the blog performance equation.


Leadfeeder home page

Leadfeeder is great for learning which companies visit your website, turning your previously anonymous traffic into real company names. You can also monitor how these companies behave while they’re on your website.

Leadfeeder is built to enhance ABM (account-based marketing) for B2B companies focused on lead generation. It's also easy to try out. To give it a shot, all you have to do is take five minutes to install the Leadfeeder Tracker and use its features to see the companies visiting your blog, find out how long they're staying, and generate new leads to grow your readership base.

User reviews note the ample information it offers, the ease of signing up and using it, and its great integrations. It also offers a 14-day free trial before you decide whether or not to sign up for a paid plan. 

Leadfeeder Pricing

  • Free

  • Paid: from $139 per month


Blog analytics tool Chartbeat

Chartbeat offers reporting and dashboard features designed to give you a deeper picture of audience engagement, instead of just traffic numbers. You can view data in real time or use the historical dashboard to see trends and changes.

This analytics tool also offers some of the best features for blog reporting across multiple websites or clients. This makes it pretty easy to compare metrics across blogs and offers a holistic view of performance across your portfolio.

Chartbeat Pricing

  • Chartbeat offers 3 plans: Basic, Plus, and Premium

  • Contact them for pricing information


bitly analytics tool

You’ve probably heard of Bitly as one of the most popular link-shortening tools but it does a whole lot more than condensing URLs.

Bitly's shortened links are unique, and the analytics features enable you to track those links (just like a traditional UTM tracker.) That means Bitly collects data, in real time, from across any and every channel where you share that link. Bitly OneView brings it all together into a single custom and intuitive dashboard.

Bitly Pricing

  • Free

  • Core: $8 per month

  • Growth: $29 per month

  • Premium: $199 per month

  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing


Blog analytics tool Amplitude

Amplitude is an event-based analytics tool that says it's trusted by some pretty well-known brands, like Dropbox, Chick-fil-A, and HBO. For a blog, it'll track what readers click on while visiting your page, such as articles you've linked, menu options on your page, or ads you've included. It offers features to help you improve visitor engagement, set up strategies, and increase conversions. 

Though these are useful tools, user reviews have noted that there's a considerable learning curve in setting up events you want to track and using the platform's tools in general.

Amplitude Pricing

  • Starter: Free

  • Plus: $49 per month

  • Growth: Contact for pricing

  • Enterprise: Contact for pricing

Blog analytics tools to prove your content’s ROI

At the end of the day, blog analytics tools have two primary functions: helping you identify opportunities to improve your performance and giving you the information you need to prove the blog’s ROI to stakeholders.

The perfect reporting stack depends on the analytics that matter most, both to you and to executives or clients—and the right combination of these tools offers all the insight you’ll need to grow the blog and the budget.

Note: If you want to give Leadfeeder a try and see which companies have visited your blog in the past month, you can sign up for a trial and test it for free for 14 days here.

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