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[resolved] Stats visitor country of origin (3 posts)

  1. levimust
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I turned on my stats to day and according to Jetpack Stats had 1 visitor-- but this visitor had two countries of origin! Canada and Russia. What gives? Was this person standing on the border (I don't think there is one).

    This makes one leery of the country of origin data. Any logical reason for this?


  2. Richard Archambault
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wait, you've never heard of Mooseakastan? ;)

    In all seriousness, website statistics tracking is fraught with challenges in getting 100% accuracy. Because of proxy users, javascript being off in a browser, and so on and so forth, it is not possible to have accurate results. You should see stats as being a close approximation of your visits, and not as a perfect accounting of them. I can't tell you exactly why you had this result without actually seeing it for myself and digging into it more, and even then I probably wouldn't be able to tell you. In any case, if you wanted to try to get a more complete stats picture for your site (you'll never get 100% accurate results though, remember), you could add another stats tracking method to it, such as Google Analytics and GoSquared, to name but 2 examples.

  3. levimust
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I actually spent a week at a fishing lodge in Mooseakastan, the horseflies had 13 inch wingspans!

    I do have the sense that the stats are generally correct..I wonder if the discrepancy I noted was a time lag..sometimes it appears that the post stats appear before the country of origin data.

    Thanks for the reply.

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