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Hosting, plugin, analytic traffic data all wildly different

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by Charlie Miller, Nov 23, 2018.

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    Hi all,

    I recently created a new Wordpress blog, i presume i'm not allowed to link to it in this category so i won't, and the stats (however small numbers) on traffic have large variances between them. The hosting, plugin (jetpack) and google analytic quoted numbers on traffic are all very different, i'm not very up to speed with how these things track traffic but i can only presume they attempt to extrapolate or predict the traffic which accounts for the differences?

    Which analytics tool is the best to stick with checking? Is google analytics the industry standard?

    Thanks in advance,
    SEMrush
    Charlie
     
    Charlie Miller, Nov 23, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Yes GA is the industry standard. One source of the difference is the number of non-human visitors. GA doesn't register the visits from crawlers and spiders.
     
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    themes4all Well-Known Member

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    Hello there,

    As dcristo said, GA is the best, plus you have alot of features inside.. you can generate and track what you want, when you want.. you can exclude your IP on stats or your team IPs...etc

    Goodluck
     
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    Charlie Miller Greenhorn

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    Thanks both, i presumed a lot of the data was coming from non human traffic, does GA decrypt the search terms from google or is that still hidden?
     
    Charlie Miller, Nov 27, 2018 IP
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    MilesWeb Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Google Analytics is the standard tool that many businesses use to track their website traffic and improve their website rankings. It also helps you to find the pages that need improvements.
     
    MilesWeb, Nov 30, 2018 IP
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    I recommend to use Google analytics only. It is more advance to give you the correct stats of visitors and even on real time basis. You can track your sales, conversions and signups. Is there a lot of traffic difference between Google analytics and Jetpack ? Can you tell us the difference in percentage ?
     
    AlphaNine_Vini, Dec 6, 2018 IP
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    You will get some search word information but not a whole lot. A large percentage will be encrypted and reported as (not provided) or (not set).
     
    Suckerpunch, Dec 8, 2018 IP