tracking website visits

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  1. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    Hi,
    Can anyone tell me why there's such a huge difference in the stats of google analytics and aw stats?

    and which one is the most accurate?

    Thanks
     
  2. ezlegion

    ezlegion Senior Member

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    ...also, my awstats are always miles higher than google analytics. Around 5:1

    What is awstats recording that analytics aren't?

    Thanks
     
  3. profit282

    profit282 Newbie

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    Make use of both
     
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  4. wpbacklinks

    wpbacklinks Elite Member

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    i think google analitics count a new (unique) visitors, but awstats counted all visitors.
     
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    ivo1017 Regular Member

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    I use Piwik and it is awesome. :)
     
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  6. bizroot

    bizroot Supreme Member

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    Analytics is best tool so far in my experience... You can digg and get lots of data from them... Awstats are ok and give you only basic idea...
     
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  7. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Is your Google Analytics code appearing on every page of your site? Please check that first
     
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  8. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    Both are good, GA however won't count if a user has blocked Analytic (using no script/ad block). So GA usually has less visitors count.
     
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  9. admhat

    admhat Newbie

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    People use awstats? I've never heard awstats to be anything near accurate. It's been that way for years.
     
  10. manEatingMac

    manEatingMac Junior Member

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    oh.. awstat outdated already ?