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Problems With Viewing Stats/Traffic (2 posts)

  1. demencha
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I'm trying to figure what statistics showings are the right one. For instance, "site stats" on the dashboard of my wordpress page shows that i had 114 "views per day" on 11-26-2010. However, google analytics shows that I had 77 "visits" on 11-26-2010. To make it even more confusing, the "StatPress Overview" on my wordpress page shows that I had 273 "visitors" on 11-26-10. There's even another showing on the same page of the "StatPress Overview" that shows I had 239 visitors on 11-26-2010, which is obviously different than the aforementioned 273.

    Which of these is the most accurate stat showing? The "StatPress Overview" seems to be the most comprehensive and up-to-the-second showing, because it also lets you see at exactly what time of the day someone hit a page on my site, what browser they used and their IP address. But on this "StatPress Overview" it does not give me information like bounce rates, etc., that google analytics does.
    Help!

    -Chris

  2. Andy Skelton
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There is no global standard definition for views, visits, or visitors. Each stats program uses its own logic to determine which events to count and which to discard.

    Google Analytics provides some of the most detailed stats, whereas WordPress.com stats tries to provide an overview tailored for bloggers. You can choose a stats program for its features or you can use several and try to ignore the discrepancies.

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