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  • Could anyone tell me why there is such a large difference in traffic that is being recorded to my same blog between Jetpack Site Stats and the Slim Stat plugin?

    Does Jetpack have strict filters that exclude bots and spammers?

    I noticed that site stats recorded my own I.P which I blocked it from recording, whereas Jetpack automatically ignores my I.P. However, slimstats is showing up almost DOUBLE the hits in one day that Jetpack shows and I’m wondering which one is most likely to be correct?

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  • I’m not familiar with either but they may include different types of visitors. For example, plugin A may include search engine bots which makes it appear that there is much more traffic.

    In my opinion, you are best off using Google Analytics and http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-for-wordpress/.

    Thank you. Will set it up right away.

    WP SlimStat, the plugin I developed, uses a server-side tracking engine, while Jetpack relies on Javascript, and thus is not able to capture all the spiders, crawlers and bots that SlimStat can track. Usually that is the difference between the two. With Google Analytics and co. you won’t be able to track those bots either.

    Camu

    Tracking bots definitely has a purpose. However, the majority of users just want to know about human visitors and Google Analytics, arguably, does that the best.

    I do want to point out that with Slimstat you can enable Javascript Mode at Settings > SlimStat and enable Javascript Mode. According to the plugin author this “will only track human visitors (just like Google Analytics does, pretty much), but its accuracy will dramatically improve.”

    That is correct. As for the accuracy, it will improve if you’re using WP SuperCache and friends, otherwise it’s basically the same.

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