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Analytics vs AwStats?

Discussion in 'Google Analytics' started by SimThePhpCoder, Mar 29, 2015.

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    My host runs AwStat's and was wondering how much better Google Analytics was compared to AwStats?
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    SimThePhpCoder, Mar 29, 2015 IP
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  2. robby1995

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    google analytics is way better and provides tonnes of advantages. Its super easy to setup as well so i recommend you do it and check out the benefits for yourself. :)
     
    robby1995, Mar 29, 2015 IP
  3. Ash Stronge

    Ash Stronge Active Member

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    I would trust Google Analytics more than AWstats if i'm honest, plus I feel that Google Analytics gives far more relevant data that can actually be used to implement and measure changes.
     
    Ash Stronge, Mar 30, 2015 IP
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    Patricia Ann Lee Active Member

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    I've never used any other analytics tools except for Google Analytics. I am actually satisfied with the data and information they give.
     
    Patricia Ann Lee, Mar 30, 2015 IP
  5. SimThePhpCoder

    SimThePhpCoder Well-Known Member

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    awStat's is just so much easier to use. I been clicking on every link I seen in my google analytics to find "traffic sources" for what I set up and this wack thing is just showing all 0's across all the graphs. I can't find the list of referrals or phrases used to access my site from search engines. Maybe it'll just take awhile to update stuff, only had it on there for a few hrs.
     
    SimThePhpCoder, Mar 30, 2015 IP
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    kjh-08 Well-Known Member

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    Awstats is no comparison to Analytics.
    Analytics only updates once a day, so you won't have any data for 24 hours.
     
    kjh-08, Mar 30, 2015 IP
  7. M_Samara

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    Google Analytics is indepth more than AWstats. It gives you details for allthing. I think Awstats gives you a fast look to check your traffic only during the day.
    I like both.
     
    M_Samara, Apr 21, 2015 IP
  8. Mr.Dog

    Mr.Dog Active Member

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    Although Analytics' sophistication is undisputable, I believe AWSTATS is more accurate.

    I have the feeling that a lot of my traffic is getting away from the eyes of Analytics for some reason.

    I do social media campaigns and guest article campaigns, which send me a decent amount of traffic.
    Yet, Google's Analytics only sees a mere 8-10 % of the traffic that AWSTATS does.

    AWSTATS shows me a bunch of referral URLs, while in Analytics much less show up. And no, that's not just "bot" traffic, but real people who are getting away.

    I am using the Analytics code inside .php pages by using "include" like this:
    <?php include_once("../analyticstracking.php") ?>

    ...and similar throughout my pages.

    I am not sure whether this or what is probably hindering Analytics from seeing that little traffic.
     
    Mr.Dog, May 2, 2015 IP
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    Kingfish85 Active Member Premium Member

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    bambang airsoft gun Greenhorn

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    Analytics Better I Thinks
     
    bambang airsoft gun, May 20, 2015 IP
  11. LinnieMoneyMaker

    LinnieMoneyMaker Greenhorn

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    Awstats checks guests that have gotten to picture documents or archive records on your server straightforwardly, that would not have the Google Analytics code stacked, thus would not be numbered by Google Analytics.
     
    LinnieMoneyMaker, May 26, 2015 IP