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who do we trust for analytics

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lloughry, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. lloughry

    lloughry Regular Member

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    I have been using jetpack but recently added google analytics and kstats was recommended so I added it. A bit of time passed before I realized i still had jet pack site stats running. In looking at all three the numbers reported are very different. kstats reports visitors much higher than either of the other two with google being much lower than the other two. Who is right, which would you use? I would love to use the kstats number of around 100 visitors a day (60 day old site) but I am guessing that google is closer at around 25-30 a day.

    I have had adsense up a total of four days, it shows 206 impressions and one click.

    So, how much traffic am I getting?
     
  2. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    I think it's better to stick to google analytics data. Firstly it is the source and secondly it has been developing and evolving for years. I have used a number of tracking tools, they will never show you the same amount of visits ever, but apart from my belief that google created a good instrument I always noticed that it showed relevant results unlike other tools. It is hard to imagine that other software developers could create better algos. Google is not a world wide moster by chance.
     
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  3. Normdogg

    Normdogg Registered Member

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    clicky.com without a motherfucking doubt.
     
  4. HatIsBlacked

    HatIsBlacked Regular Member

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    take the raw log files and ftp them down to your local machine and run your log analyzer software.
    no need to use g analytics

    use crazyegg to monitor click behavior
     
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  5. aka sam

    aka sam Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    First and foremost, Stick to one In your life as far as analytic is concerned ( you can change rest of the things in IM) ....
    i have been using GA for more than 100 clients and I believe when I am fighting against Google ...I need help from them in analytic.
    Yes for sure, I have seen that they report minimum visits as compared to others but my +1 for Big G on this one.
     
  6. placksmaco

    placksmaco Registered Member

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    In my opinion Google Analytics is pretty accurate.
     
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    maecenas23 Senior Member

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