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[resolved] Plugin Data different than GA Dashboard Data (8 posts)

  1. adamt19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    We see large discrepancies in some metrics and small discrepancies in others.

    What are the possible reasons for this? We thought of timezones (both -06:00) and we've double checked we're looking at the same time increments in our comparisons.

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/google-analytics-dashboard-for-wp/

  2. adamt19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Some things (like % of traffic that is social referral) is reported by the plugin widget at of 0.6% vs 30% in google.com/analytics

  3. Alin Marcu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    After you select an interval, while comparing, make sure that the dates within the chart are the same.

    If they aren't, most probably the time of your server is not correct.

  4. adamt19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Alin

    During no time interval is our social referral traffic realistically "0.6%".

    This is the sort of obvious discrepancy that has us scratching our heads.

    Any other ideas?

  5. adamt19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Server time is UTC but wordpress is adjusted for -06:00

    Does the plugin use the time as-adjusted in WordPress?

    Again - either way this wouldn't explain some of level to which the incorrect reporting is occurring.

  6. Alin Marcu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's because you're looking at Top Channels report in Google Analytics while the plugin reports Top Mediums.

    Switch the Primary Dimension in GA to Top Mediums and you'll be amazed by their consistency :)

  7. adamt19
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok - I see now the GA report for "Top Mediums" matches the numbers you have chosen to label "Traffic Sources" ;)

    Why Mediums, anyway?

  8. Alin Marcu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It gives better insights about campaigns.

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