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west555

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I have a website that runs via Cloudflare. ( one of the sites ) and its 1 year old site where I haven't done much SEO just content was added.

Anyway, I have a big discrepancy between google analytics and Cloudflare analytics. I am aware that Cloudflare is reporting all kinds of stuff as hits (bots...) but the difference is pretty big.

on analytics, I see cca 70 daily visits and on Cloudflare, I see 15k per day.

My question for those that have experience with Cloudflare is this normal to have this much difference, or there is something wrong there and cloudflare is blocking legit visits also ?
 

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They are just counting all the bots, and if that is really 15K you should take a look at it that is costing you bw.
 

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It is quite normal.

Download amount also isn't that big, I wouldn't worry about it much.

As far as accuracy goes, analytics is the way to go here.
 

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It is quite normal.

Download amount also isn't that big, I wouldn't worry about it much.

As far as accuracy goes, analytics is the way to go here.
thanks.
I let it stay for now. I wasn't using Cloudflare too much and never checked their analytics until now, since i had to move site because of problems with Siteground.
 

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thanks.
I let it stay for now. I wasn't using Cloudflare too much and never checked their analytics until now, since i had to move site because of problems with Siteground.
It is actually good they show all visits because it can indicate DDOS and CloudFlare can protect against that.
 

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It is quite normal.

Download amount also isn't that big, I wouldn't worry about it much.

As far as accuracy goes, analytics is the way to go here.
Exactly. Tons of bots scraping sites and as they don't run javascript, they don't appear in analytics
 

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That's request analytics, enable cloudflare web analytics as well and the web analytics will match up with google analytics.
 

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15k refers to the number of queries actually, that includes each of the files on every page per visitor such as images, css, js, etc...
For the unique visitors, Cloudflare simply count all of the visits including bots & crawlers which make it more than analytics and it's completely normal
 

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I trust Analytics
Bot activity should be evident from the bounce rate
 
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