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Should I even use google analytics when I do blackhat?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by terrymartin, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. terrymartin

    terrymartin Newbie

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    Even if I change my c class ips for each site and even if I change my account for each domain (or ip) for Google Analytics/webmaster tools, if I log in from the same computer (meaning same service provider ip at home), G will know that they are owned by me?

    So should I not use Google analytics(or webmaster tools)?
    Or paranoia?
     
  2. hertz314

    hertz314 Newbie

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    my advice is to use open source alternative:

    hxxp://piwik.org/

    it's free.

    I have bad exp with analytics on blackhat sites, they seem to get banned faster, but maybe it's just my paranoia.

    piwik is very nice and sufficient for my needs, so i stick with it. plus it's real time, when GA is not :)
     
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  3. dropzone

    dropzone Registered Member

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    Statcounter.com is another possibility and free is always good
     
  4. terrymartin

    terrymartin Newbie

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    Thanks guys I'll look into them!:)
     
  5. _Austin

    _Austin Junior Member

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    That is an amazing piece of code, thank you very much for sharing it. I have begun wondering how I was going to accurately track stats and still be safe from prying eyes and this is definitely it. Not only can you track your stats but this thing also tracks downloads! Effin' amazing.

    Thanks again,
    _Austin
     
  6. miked1919

    miked1919 Registered Member

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    damn, i got to look into piwik also
     
  7. hustlingrind

    hustlingrind Junior Member

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    Would you send a letter to the gardener who's flowers you keep stomping on, with a picture attached of dandelions on your shoes?
     
  8. DebbieSprules

    DebbieSprules Senior Member

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    alsjdhaslkjdhaldsahdlshdahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    brilliant

    I am using ana.. but I am not going mental with things. only slightly treading on a few.

    dont see what the issue iss...

    made me laugh
     
  9. Sippy79

    Sippy79 Junior Member

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    I usually only use wp stats for my wordpress bh blogs. Getting referrers, keywords and visits mostly enough for my needs. I still use analytics on white hat sites for better SEO purposes.
     
  10. freller

    freller Regular Member

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    One point on piwik - the site you're using to host it appears in your target page source so it's an obvious footprint unless you host piwik separately on each domain. That, and other problems with the software, were why I stopped using it.
     
  11. ruler0fall

    ruler0fall Power Member

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    just use awstats with jawstats