odd Google Analytics

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  1. davidjoy

    davidjoy Junior Member

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    hey guys!
    I happen to observe Google Analytics of a competitive site - they have two Google Analytics sites registrations of the same domain and super different results.
    One has over 300 real time visitors, the other has 600 real time visitors - reading totally different things! The domain is the the same - first I thought of transliteration and domain forwarding, but it wasn't the case. I saw that the tracking code is different as if it was 2 separate accounts but it is actually the same site with no forwarding.
    How it is this possible? Can you help me out?
     
  2. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    Is the code placed on same pages? Probably not.
     
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    Exactly, there's a 99% chance that the code wasn't placed on the same pages.

    EDIT: 1% chance of ghosts
     
  4. Neocortx

    Neocortx Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Why would anyone want to use GA anyways? oO

    In my experience, it completely sucks compared to statcounter or clicky.

    warm regards,
    neocortx
     
  5. davidjoy

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    wow. i never thought of that - the code is somewhere else - but that will actually explain everything! thanks so very much!
     
  6. originalposter

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    Another possibility is that one account was setup with filters (Ie: only report traffic from US or referrals from mysite.com etc.)
    Hence, it only report the traffic that matches those requirements.
     
  7. davidjoy

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    yes, that could be it too. as i had a little time i went as fast as i can between those two GA accounts but i didn't see any filters or limitations but maybe i didn't look right.
    now when i come to think it could be just like that - because the numbers didn't add up. thanks so much for the advices!