WordPress.org

Forums

[Plugin: WP-Stats] Invalid and incomplete counts (1 post)

  1. Milan Petrovic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recently installed a short link software YOURLS, and I finally got the proof that WP-Stats is not counting visits properly. I published post on the website, got the short link url and tweeted the link.

    In the next two hours, YOURLS logged 20 hits. And WP Stats logged only 2. I have added some additional logging for referrers and from 20 hits logged by YOURLS only 3 were from search engines, so most of the hits were not registered by WP-Stats. Google Analytics has logged 17 hits in that period, excluding the search engines.

    Second problem is that WP-Stats is not logging direct visits to custom taxonomies pages. Other visits tracking solutions (like Google Analytics) were counting visits to those pages, and they have a rather heavy traffic because I use them as a fully qualified pages with generated content.

    In terms, Google Analytics has logged 70% more page views than WP-Stats in the same period. I use WP-Stats mostly for quick facts stats, but such discrepancies makes WP-Stats really unreliable and not to be trusted.

    Why the WP-Stats report so different counts from other similar systems?

    Milan Petrovic

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-stats/

Topic Closed

This topic has been closed to new replies.

About this Topic

  • RSS feed for this topic
  • Started 5 years ago by Milan Petrovic
  • This topic is not resolved
  • WordPress version: 2.8.4

Tags