1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

GA and statcounter. Different results.why?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by AMABE, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. AMABE

    AMABE Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    6
    I started using statcounter 2 weeks ago and it's a surprise to see how different the results are from GA.
    Being a new blog, traffic is small but statcounter always shows more visitors than GA. The difference can be +20 visitors.
    I've been told GA doesn't count visitors with java off but even if that is so, it is not enough to explain this difference.
    Btw, both codes are located in the same place, one after the other.
     
  2. Typlo

    Typlo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,289
    Likes Received:
    499
    Location:
    New York
    Home Page:
    Depends on the traffic you are receiving, Google Analytics is not reliable at reading redirected or iframed traffic. Statcounter may also be registering more crawlers or bots.

    However, on our sites where we use GA to track conversions, it missed a good percentage. People assume since it has the google name attached to it, it is infallible, but it can be.
     
  3. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2011
    Messages:
    5,290
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Location:
    www.Indexification.com
    Home Page:
    different stat programs always show different results, due to the way each program is coded and made to handle and count visits
     
  4. AMABE

    AMABE Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2014
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    6
    I don't have any paid traffic. Traffic source is direct, referrals and SE. I believe direct traffic is originated by tube sites, image galleries, social networks and other places where I promote my blog using watermarked videos and images.

    As for crawlers or bots, I believe +20 daily is a bit too high.

    I don't expect the same results by both counters but the difference is important considering the total number of visitors.
     
  5. saber210

    saber210 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    500
    Location:
    -
    I dont usually trust stat counters..
     
  6. Gambling Attack

    Gambling Attack Junior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2014
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Affiliate Manager
    Home Page:
    Different programs always provide different results. It's normal.
    If difference is more than 5% — this is suspicious.
     
  7. black101

    black101 Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    1,567
    Location:
    Switzerland
    i sent some bot traffic once to my site, ga didnt count them, stat did