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How accurate Google analytics is?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by krishnap, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. krishnap

    krishnap Junior Member

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    I have a wordpress website. I integrated it with the Facebook plugin. The facebook like and share button shows on

    I am getting more facebook likes on my pages than the number of visitors on Google analytics shows. I published a story today, I already got 238 likes on the post but the number of visitors to the site shows 185. Now how it can be possible? More likes than the pageviews? Or the analytics do not show all the visitors?

    What other toll you guys will suggest?
     
  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    If a user blocks javascript, GA can't count their visit.
     
  3. nishat

    nishat BANNED BANNED

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    It is highly accurate. better than anything else out there.
     
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    divok Senior Member

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    clicky is comparable to analytics . I find their bounce rate metric more believable than google analytics . I think they have a free trial , try it .
     
  5. switchjohnny

    switchjohnny Registered Member

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    If a user blocks javascript, they can't click "like", and 99.9% of people don't block javascript.
     
  6. evilclown

    evilclown Senior Member

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    For accurate numbers GA + Server Logs. Not 100% accurate, but I will say you can get about 90% accuracy.
     
  7. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    Yes they can. They can block analytics while allowing facebook.
     
  8. MonitorBacklinks

    MonitorBacklinks Newbie

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    G analytics is the most accurate traffic tracker available.
     
  9. ShadowLaster

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    It is most accurate
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    nishat I would be grateful if you could answer this, cheers
    I would like to know how your English improved from when you first opened that account.
    All your early posts had grammatical errors and you were to be found begging in the Freebies and giveaway sections.
    You were doing any $3 Job you could in the freelancer section.
    Then suddenly you claim to have bought somebody else's CB products, your English improved beyond recognition and you are banking $30k p/m.
    This all happened in December right round the same time that this account was banned
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/148735-cats_eye.html
    The nishat now seems very similar to cats_eye. The old nishat owned Bangladeshi entertainment sites.
    It appears to me that your old account was banned and that you brought the nishat account.
    I have nothing but respect for somebody banking $30k per month but I don't like bullshitters and scammers.
    Care to comment?
     
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    prab1996 Elite Member

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    he purchased a old account to look legit.
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  12. krishnap

    krishnap Junior Member

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    Till now I also used to believe that it is the best but no way i can get more FB likes on a post than the visitors. Number of visitors should be way more than the number of likes.

    I don't think people are disabling javascript. Its a news site, mostly political and crime related news. not many tech savy people visit.
     
  13. themkook

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    Google Analytics is one of the more accurate tracking services out there.