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Help interpreting Ads3ns3 stats

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by billsfan2012, May 16, 2013.

  1. billsfan2012

    billsfan2012 Regular Member

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    I just registered Ads3ns3 on 5/13 and put the script on the sidebar of Website #1 (281 visitors/day, 1844 pageviews/day, 0 paid traffic) and then on 5/15, I added script to Website #2 (200 visitors/day, 0 paid traffic).

    Obviously Website #1 has much more traffic than #2.

    But then I review my Ads3ns3 stats for the first 3 days and I see:

    5/13: Page views = 20
    5/14: Page views = 20
    5/15: Page views = 42

    HUH??? How is that even possible? My sites have normal traffic and real visitors and your telling me there are only 20-40 page views each day?

    Please tell me Ads3ns3 takes a while to kick itself into gear or something.

    If these look like real numbers to you, can someone please explain what constitutes a "page view" then ?

    Thanks for reading.
     
  2. CindyWong

    CindyWong Junior Member

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    Page view mean how many times a page is loaded. From the stats it really hard to tell whether it accurate or not. Perhaps you should consider the fact for a page load not count as an impression such as:
    -Visitors had plugin that block ads to appear.
    -Crawler/Bot doesn't crawl the javascript hence adsense code is not loaded.
    -Bad IP that harm to Google's advertiser.
    -adsense ads not serve 100% for each page load.Near to 70-80%
    -some visitor just leave before even the adsense ads load up.

    Among all I think you should find out whether crawlers more than the visitors that you think of.
     
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  3. senty4love

    senty4love Junior Member

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    something dosen't look right..if you get 1400 pageviews ..you should get more adsense views than what you have got..What tools r u using for tracking? if its awstats..then it exaggerate pageviews..try G analytics and see exactly how many pageviews u r getting
     
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  4. billsfan2012

    billsfan2012 Regular Member

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    Right, that's why I'm confused! Well for Website #1 I'm using Statpress SEO (WP plugin) which has been pretty good to me and when I have both Statpress and AWStats on a site, AWStats is the one that outputs the bigger numbers and Statpress for me has been closer to Google Analytics numbers. Having said that, it's foolish of me but I'll admit I do NOT have Analytics installed for Website #1, only Website #2. Perhaps I should get Analytics on both for starters.

    I just noticed something on Website #1 that might be inflating my stats though. I looked at the Search engine referral page and see that a lot of people are coming to my site through sitename.com/forum/ and the forum has not existed in months. Surprised traffic is still coming through that page, and it must be all those dang pageviews :(

    Having said all that, I did use Ads3ns3 once before a few years ago, and i do remember that the first week or so all the results were pretty inconsistent and there was reporting less page views than it did a couple weeks later. Has anyone else experienced this?

    I'm going to add Analytics to my main site and then re-analyze things. Or maybe by that time, the ads will have been running for like a week and if this did have anything to do with it being new, I'll know that too. Plus, Website #2 has more 'confirmed' traffic also by itself than what I'm showing now.
     
  5. billsfan2012

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    I think my theory might be partially correct. In regards to stats initially under-reporting on new accounts.

    Yesterday, traffic to both of my sites remained the same, and yet the stats jumped as follows:

    5/13: Page views = 20
    5/14: Page views = 20
    5/15: Page views = 42
    5/16: Page views = 150

    That's an increase of 257% in one day; more than coincidental.

    It's still lower than it should be, but I think I'm starting to make a little more sense of all this.
     
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