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Linkedin traffic in Google analytics

Discussion in 'Linkedin' started by gogreen, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. gogreen

    gogreen Power Member

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    Google analytics shows one of my sites gets about 200 visits from Linkedin, but awstats shows just 10 visits for the same period.
     
  2. himanuzo

    himanuzo Supreme Member

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    I have more confidence in Google Analytics than Awstats.

    If you are doubt, you can add one traffic tracking, StatCounter. For comparing 3 traffic tracking services.

    You can do experiment yourself - by clicking your own link.
     
  3. gogreen

    gogreen Power Member

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    Thanks, that's a good idea.
     
  4. sanufdutta16

    sanufdutta16 Newbie

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    Why to believe in third-party apps when you got official Google analytics. You must go with Google's product! Good Luck.
     
  5. longseo

    longseo Junior Member

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    Just believe in Google analytics. It's more accurate than others. Another reason that you should believe in Google analytics is Google is the biggest search engine and of course it will base on Google analytics to rank your website.
     
  6. gogreen

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    After investigating the raw log file, I've to say Google Analytics is deadly wrong in this case. Somehow, it counts Linkedin bot as a visit.
     
  7. MissioneR

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    Google analytics is the trustable one than Awstats. Follow up Google it's real. Between himanuzo idea is good.
     
  8. gary2

    gary2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i guess u sud just go for google anlytics... its the best thing to use and better than others... at least as per me
     
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    T0NYS Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I never knew you could get traffic from linkedin too lol :D if anyone want to share ideas or sth send me a message please :)
     
  10. rodvan

    rodvan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Feedjit has worked awesome for me.
    I have alarms and special reports, also real time tracking that can be accurately compared to Analytics.
     
  11. DamageX

    DamageX Elite Member

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    Any stats app on YOUR server will always be far more accurate than any third-party counter. Awstats resides on your server and directly accesses your raw traffic logs. Then it processes it and outputs results in a format that gives you a good overview of your traffic.

    Google Analytics IS third-party.
     
  12. mukanfixor

    mukanfixor Junior Member

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    Awstats and webalizer give wrong information, trust analytics
     
  13. DamageX

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    Don't quit your dayjob.
     
  14. christiandave77

    christiandave77 Newbie

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    Google analytics is better
     
  15. gogreen

    gogreen Power Member

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    I added tracking code to the important pages myself, it works pretty accurate now.