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Google Analytics can only track PPL W/ Java Enabled?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rakoom2002, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    I bought some traffic from a guy, its suppose to be 100 visitors a day. I checked and am only getting like 25 visitors. He says hes sending the traffic and asked how I was monitoring it. I told him Google Analytics, and hes like "Oh ya, google analytics can only keep track of users with javascript enabled thats why youre only seeing 25 visitors a day..." Is this true?
     
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    midnight_focus Power Member

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    that's interesting I never heard this before but I'm not an expert in that area
     
  3. shadowedsniper

    shadowedsniper Junior Member

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    Would make sense... The GA script is embedded with Javascript.
     
  4. JenniFranks

    JenniFranks Junior Member

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    Only users with JavaScript enabled can be tracked by Google Analytics. However, typically only about 2% of users disable javascript. You should be seeing 98 unique vistors/day.
     
  5. Monrox

    Monrox Power Member

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    Ya check your raw logs, usually accesible from your host. If you don't know how to do it, now it's a good time to learn some nitty-grittyness. They will also show you the IPs. Very high % of disabled javascript could mean fake traffic from proxies. Not that low % of disabled JS can't be proxies too.

    At any rate, the more you know, the better off you are :)
     
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    To be picky, java is not the same thing as javascript.

    Java is a full fledged programming language and is what you use to run java applets in your browser. Not many people use it on the client side these days (ie. applets), mostly it's a server language these days eg. .jsp pages.

    Javascript is a utility-knife type of scripting language that shares some syntax with java and is mainly what you use to do browser scripting, including triggering Google Analytics. You are better off using the abbreviation "js" to refer to javascript to avoid confusion.
     
  7. rakoom2002

    rakoom2002 Supreme Member

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    The only reason I used Java in the title was to keep an already long title shorter. Used it properly in the actual body. :D