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Awstats and google analytics different valus

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by gsy159, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

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    I have a question why is the visitor number different in awstats and google analytics?
     
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    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Neither is 100% accurate because each is measuring different things.

    Awstats works from the actual server logs and does its best to extract information from that. Google is only tracking those of your visitors with JavaScript enabled and so will miss out on around 6-10% of your visitors completely.

    In any case trying to estimate such things as unique visitors when all you have to go on is the IP address (where the same address can be used by many different people and the same person can have different IPs at different times) will give different results depending on exactly how it determines whether multiple page loads are likely to be the same person or not.
     
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  3. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

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    oh i get it thank you