AWStat Or Google Analytics

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  1. iyalah

    iyalah Regular Member

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    Hi all, which one more accurate AWStat or Google analytics.

    I found something interesting here my Google analytics stats only less than half my AWStat.

    So, whats your opinion guys????
     
  2. nossie

    nossie Regular Member

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    Use both and take average. This is what i personally do. Most of the time awstats registers much more "hits" (sometimes not real visitors) because the stats are coming from serverside logs.
     
  3. GuerillaDreamer

    GuerillaDreamer Registered Member

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    Well, analytics leaves footprints.It tells google what you are doing.For example if you have multiple sites/ blogs and you are doing some shady things on them a good idea is to not have analytics on .

    If what you're doing is squeaky clean then sure, analytics is the way to go.
     
  4. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    You might check out statcounter as well.
     
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    writingc Newbie

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    I would use both. Compare both. Statcounter is great because it is simple.
     
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  6. iyalah

    iyalah Regular Member

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    Ok bro, thanks, I will check and install statcounter :D
     
  7. splurgoth

    splurgoth Registered Member

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    AWStats is most accurate because it uses server access logs. So it tracks any kind of hit that your server gets from anything. Analytics is a piece of Javascript code... if it's not run, it doesn't work. People with Javascript disabled won't get tracked.
     
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  8. jtliewim

    jtliewim Junior Member

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    yep. awstats is more accurate. traffic count lost when the users hit your page but pressing stop button before it loads google analytics script .
     
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    Jcsarokin Power Member

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    AWstat for me. I dont like giving google that much power lol
     
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  10. iyalah

    iyalah Regular Member

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    Splur, thanks bro why I do not mention about javascript hahahaha yup finally I know why it such difference
     
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  11. lexmark

    lexmark Junior Member

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    It akes some time to set up google analytics but it is well worth it. I like to think that g.analytics. tells Google to rank me better because I care about their traffic tools and I verified myself as the site owner etc

    I ike the idea also about big G. tracking and being aware of my site performance great for long term sites!

    but I wont suggest it for BH sites etc


    Dave
    :)

     
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    anyone using Piwik ?
    it has similar interface to Analytic and pretty nice since all data store on your host and it totally free
     
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    lern how to use analytics. there's shitloads of info about it on googles help-sites.

    i use it on a lot of small and some big sites, i track ecommerce and transactions with it and do a lot of other stuff. you absolutely can't compare awstats/webalizer and all the other free and open source stuff out there to analytics...

    analytics shows me where the "money visitors" come from, i see paths users take and i can take a very close look on adwords campaigns as it's fully integrated (every penny every keyword makes)...

    there are other great tools out there (webtrekk / webtrends / urchin [analytics big brother]) but those cost quite a lot of money...

    and yes, you give a lot of information to google. but that's their price. take webtrekk and you pay up to 10k€ per year... so you have to decide. but don't use googles tools on blackhat sites.
     
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    boiler Power Member

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    wow this is was great info for me

    thx all :)
     
  15. handsomedan

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    I use piwik for all my sites and it works great
    It's easy to set up, highly customizable and real time

    I don't like sharing my data with google ;)
     
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    awstats because it doesn't use javascript
     
  17. cobra8

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    Agree with this, analytics just like put spy cam on your website, it have a great feature, just make sure your site is clean.

    AW stats tends to more accurate since not all browser have java turned on.
     
  18. baskara

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    i usualy use extremetracking.com ,they simple n powerfull
     
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    cobra8 BANNED BANNED

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    extremetracking also great! I used it personally.
     
  20. Leads Provider

    Leads Provider Junior Member

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    AWSTATS and google analystics both are good... I use both of them and many times their data regstrng is different with each other.