how accurate google analytics is?

Discussion in 'Site Flipping' started by still_crystal, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. still_crystal

    still_crystal Junior Member

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    So how accurate G analytics is? In my server stats it always shows high page views while google show 1/3 of what stat shows. How to understand it?
     
  2. cober

    cober Newbie

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    Its not accurate.Google analytics completly based on javascript.So if any user comes to your site with javascript disabled,then it will not count him as a visitor.
     
  3. Petrel

    Petrel Registered Member

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    How many real users do you think there are that have JavaScript turned off?
     
  4. micha

    micha Newbie

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    Usually Google Analytics is about 80% accurate.

    - if a user have javascript disabled in his browser, he won't be counted in GA (but will be counted on sever stats)

    - if a user opened your site and closed it before javascript was loaded - he won't be counted in Google Analytics (but will be counted on sever stats)

    - Also note that most of the bots that visit your site can't execute javascript - and not all of them would be included in your server stats as bots - this is probably what makes the large difference between GA and your server stats.

    (*) Since we are inside the "Site Flipping" section: If you are considering to buy a site - you need to know that GA traffic can be faked using virtual pageviews and some other methods (so you can't trust it 100%)

    hope that helps