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How accurate is HG visit counter?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by makingfastcash22, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I have about 12 blogs that HG says is getting between 250-500 visits a day.

    Not seeing any cash yet, just wondering if these figures are accurate.
     
  2. polegi112

    polegi112 Newbie

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    Yes, I have the same problem. Statpress, google analytics and hg all show different values.
    I believe that the analytics is the most accurate one.. Only because Its google, but I dont know for sure.
    Heres the picture of visitors from all the sources.


    http://img156.imageshack.us/i/visitors.png/
    http://imageshack.us
     
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  3. C.S.A.

    C.S.A. Junior Member

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    The javascript based trackers aren't going to follow visitors who have JS disabled. There are a number of privacy plugins etc. that block the google image/javascript, so I generally see slightly lower numbers from that tracker as compared to my actual server logs of pages served. That's going to be the gold standard to compare against, if you can access it from your host.

    Looking at the posted image, I think the reason for the HUGE discrepancy is probably bot traffic. Bot traffic doesn't usually register on google (because bots don't bother to do anything but load the page, and don't parse javascript/tracking images), but will count in some tracking systems that use server logs.

    Trust analytics to track your real human visitors.
     
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