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Stats,Stats. and more Stats...WTF...Who Do I Beleive?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by maniac2002, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. maniac2002

    maniac2002 Registered Member

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    Was not sure where to post this question, so I put it here.....

    I need some help, or at least an explanation. I have 3 sites. 1 with CJ banner ads, 1 with CPA banner ads, and 1 with Adsense.

    According to Awstats, the one with the CJ banner says I got 32 unique visitors and CJ says there were 3 banner impressions.

    The Adsense site according to Google says I got 1 page impression and Awstats says 47 uniques.

    The CPA site has had 55 visitors according to Awstats and 0(zero) banner impressions according to my CPA stats.

    Is Awstats just plain wrong? or is there something I am missing? I find it hard to believe that, according to CJ, Adsense, and my CPA company, I am receiving little to no traffic.....

    Awstats even gives IP's and countries of visitors.....Why is there so much of a difference in stats across the board?

    Also, all of these stats are from today only.

    Thanks a lot for reading......:)

    edit: thought I should also add that when I visit the sites, the stats do show me visiting through CJ, Adsense, and my CPA company....Very strange!!!!
     
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    IIRC from my own experiences, awstats often reports higher traffic than other tracking systems.
     
  3. maniac2002

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    But Awstats also provides the IP's of visitors. I can understand inflating numbers, but not IP address's.

    And no, they are not Googlebots or the like, those are counted separately. Still confused.
     
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