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Why does Analytics show different information than my Cpanel?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by abyssal_miss, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    For example, one of my newer sites shows on Cpanel that it had 327 visits last month, and 321 visits so far this month. A total of over 500 unique visitors all together, and over 1000 total visits for the time it has been active

    On the flip side, Analytics tells me that the site has only had 49 visits and 41 unique visitors, which is probably more likely considering it is fairly new and doesn't have any keywords high in the serps. I thought maybe that Cpanel was recording my visits, but I guarantee I haven't visited it over 1000 times lol. Maybe 50 times at the most.

    Is this normal?
     
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  2. Windmill

    Windmill Supreme Member

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    I'd like to know this too, actually. I use Google Analytics data as the authority, but cpanel always shows a super-high inflated number. I never bothered to Google it and read an answer. Still too lazy to do so. Lol. :p
     
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    On my site I use newstatpress and I must say, I like the numbers that shoes over Google analytics. LOL

    I am guessing Google analytics does not matter if people have Java off...

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    Also, server side analytics are better but may not filter out some things that count as views.

    Maybe Google does not count the views from some bots that are running server side where any server analytics would still count that as a view.

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  5. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    That is because they are both different type of traffic logs.

    Google Analytics is a javascript traffic logger , always remember that. So they will not run by simple mere http requests, they only count the visits that are visited by users browsing your site through a browser that have javascript enabled.Therefore it logs a very minimal amount of visitors, one can say the 'real' looking visitors, hardly any bots or simple http requests to your server.

    Now cpanel on the other hand, uses a server side traffic logger. It actually records all visitors, or atleast 99% of the time, because it logs every request done to your server. That is why awebstats shows a much higher count of visitors since it doesn't run off javascript.

    So client side is Google Analytics, and server side is mostly any traffic logger from cpanel.
     
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  6. abyssal_miss

    abyssal_miss Power Member

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    So analytics is more reliable for real user visits?
     
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    Scritty Elite Member Premium Member

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    Because Google doesn't know everything.

    It's 100% accurate on the traffic that it send to your site

    It's pretty poor at knowing about traffic that comes from other sources, even wiuth the analytics code installed on your sites server, it still doesn't know what's going on.

    You need to get the idea that Google is "omnipotent" and "omnipresent" out of your head. Google is just another website. it doesn't know anything you don't tell it, it has no rights or overarching power (or authority) to find out or doing ANYTHING you don't want it to.

    In fact, if the visitor isn't actively logged into their Google account when they visit your site, then Google really hasn't got a clue who does what.

    People still think of Google as "the internet police" - they aren't. They are one, private, commercial website, with no more rights than any other site is allowed.
    They can no more measure all the traffic movements on the internet than anyone else could.

    Clean your mind.
    Repeat to yourself

    Google...is...just...another....website

    Cause that's all it is.

    Scritty
     
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  8. Gyuman82

    Gyuman82 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah the AW stats will show everything as opposed to analytics.