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New to IM. How does my website have 24 unique visitors?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by VincentNerotho, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. VincentNerotho

    VincentNerotho Newbie

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    Hello everyone. I've been a lurker here for a long time so it feels good to finally have an account. I'm new to IM, but finally decided to take action and create a blog. I have my hosting set up and some content already, but I haven't done any advertising at all. So how does my website have 24 unique visitors?

    I'm using host gator and in my control panel it shows 24 unique visitors and 72 for the number of visits. The reason this bothers me so much is because if I want to know how much traffic I really have, the numbers will be skewed and I'll be out of luck..

    Should I use a completely different tool for tracking? If so does anyone have any suggestions? I'm willing to pay for a good product, free is always good too :p
     
  2. GreenHustler

    GreenHustler Junior Member

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    Google Analytics is free and will show you everything you need, including your visitor's referrer so you can see where they came from.
     
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  3. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    Yeah dont trust your hostgator panel stats its usually way off. 24 unique visitors for a new site are usually bots or webcrawlers.
     
  4. santhu

    santhu Power Member

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    Yeah I Agree With Duffers5000 Those 24 UVs You Got Are Actually Bot And Crawlers For Sure...................
    Maybe You Should Start Using Google Analytics You'll Get In depth Core Information On Your Sites Traffic................
    Very Helpfull...........
     
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    ceosam BANNED BANNED

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    It'll always be alittle bit skewed brother. DO THE BEST YOU CAN.
     
  6. VincentNerotho

    VincentNerotho Newbie

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    Thanks for the advice guys. So I just made an account with Google Analytics and I've tried installing two different plugins on my WordPress blog that claim they install the code necessary but Google Analytics says "Tracking Not Installed." Should i just do it manually or is there some trick to get it to work?

    Edit: Nevermind, I got it working. I had it installed wrong. Thanks again for the help! Already loving Analytics!
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2012