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Whats more accurate StatCounter.com or CPANEL?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by vexusdev, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. vexusdev

    vexusdev BANNED BANNED

    Dec 13, 2008
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    So I'm getting 500+ uniques everyday on cpanel but couple days ago I added a statcounter to my main site and here are the results:

    Day Date Page Loads Unique Visitors First Time Visitors Returning Visitors
    Friday 6th February 2009 656 126 113 13
    Thursday 5th February 2009 5,987 1,041 985 56
    Wednesday 4th February 2009 7,877 1,476 1,411 65
    Tuesday 3rd February 2009 7,134 1,482 1,445 37
    Monday 2nd February 2009 1,057 187 181 6
    Sunday 1st February 2009 0 0 0 0

    So if you cant read that it says

    Friday(today) 126
    Thursday 1,041
    Wednesday 1,476
    Tuesday 1,482
    Monday 187

    So which one do I believe, cpanel with 500 or statcounter with double or even triple the amount?
  2. pintonbd

    pintonbd Power Member

    Feb 12, 2008
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    Use google webmaster tools
  3. lokiceo

    lokiceo Registered Member

    Jul 26, 2008
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    Use google analytics, its incredibly accurate and collects all kinds of data that is very useful. but to answer your question, I would take Cpanel's word over statcounter's
  4. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

    Aug 25, 2007
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    CPanel is server-side and statcounter is client-side. I don't use Cpanel or StatCounter for analytics, but server-side will capture spider visits whereas a client-side package may not. However it may also be capturing hits to various images on page loads, I'm not familiar enough with that package to know.

    Most CPanel-enabled hosting accounts provide server-side packages such as AW Stats, Webalizer and such, and those are much more accurate and do not present hits to images mixed in with actual visits, plus you'll be able to see what spiders are crawling your site and how often.

    The client-side version of Google analytics is decent, but it doesn't capture spider visits and sometimes doesn't load the javascript when site visits do occur, so it's not as accurate as those I cited above.

    I tend to use both on sites that can afford to load some extra code and not compromise page load time.

    Hope that made sense.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009