[resolved] Blog Stats vs. Google Analytics. What's correct? (3 posts)

  1. nouveller
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I've been lookin at WordPress's 'Blog Stats' for a clients traffic, the results per month are :

    May - 820
    June - 2100
    July - 9800
    August - 3600

    I'm also tracking the site with the 'Google Analytics' plugin and Google reports back :

    May - 580
    June - 705
    July - 5040
    August - 1800

    Which one is correct, is Google not tracking WordPress properly? Which figure should I go off?

  2. Eric Mann
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WordPress's stats are recorded via PHP, which always works because it's server-side code. Google Analytics records via Javascript, which is client-side code and can be turned off by the user (and is disabled by many pop-up blockers).

    For raw visits, WP Stats will be more reliable. For deeper traffic analysis (click throughs, conversions, etc), you'll want to depend on Google ... though since it's Javascript based, it's obviously not perfect.

  3. nouveller
    Posted 6 years ago #

    As I thought, thanks for confirming that, I thought as much. Thanks for giving me some reassurance.

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