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Web Traffic Not Showing Up Issues - Feedback Requested

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Merlin22, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Merlin22

    Merlin22 Regular Member

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    I have purchased traffic from about 5 different providers to measure results.

    2 of them both showed up in GA and Piwik, which is what I wanted. The interesting thing is that with one of the providers the traffic only shows up in GA, but not piwik. The other provider's traffic is not showing up in either GA or piwik. The 5th one is still being tested.

    Does anybody know why traffic would only show up in GA, but now Piwik? I've never had any issues with Piwik before, but now I am starting to question it.

    What are you guys using to analyze your traffic besides GA and Piwik?

    Thanks.
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Aren't there custom rules set in Piwik's configuration, which allow it to detect what is real traffic and what is not? Perhaps it's not counting certain traffic sources as legit.

    As to the differences between GA and Piwik and others, each has their own idea of what a visit is and what a visitor is, so your mileage will vary.
     
  3. Merlin22

    Merlin22 Regular Member

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    I'm not familiar with Piwik having that option, but I will look into it.