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Anyone using Open Web Analytics?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by maineyak, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. maineyak

    maineyak Power Member

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    I have been using it on a few sites and find it to be just OK. The support and knowledge base are pretty lacking and of course, you have to install on your server so you have to have the right versions of mysql and php or it will not work. I think I am going to give piwik a try.
     
  3. maineyak

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    I switched from Piwik to this one, Piwik's stats were way lower then other's i've trid along side of it. I liked piwik features better, but I'm more concerned with accuracy.
     
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    Your assumptions are then that your site is doing better than what is being reported. Analytics is supposed to do that. The only way for you to confirm it is to compare a given time frame against your raw access logs. Doing that will tell you which is wrong.

    One thing to keep in mind: Not everyone has javascript enabled. That throws out google analytics as being 100% reliable. Never looked at Open Web but if they track via javascript it will also be wrong.
     
  5. ber789

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    The last numbers I have seen put the number of users with javascript not enabled anywhere from .25 to 2%. Probably not enough to matter honestly and you can always do a sanity check with your server logs.