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Tracking incoming traffic - what do you use?

M

macB

New Member
I have Google Analytics and AWStats available for my site but I never know which one to believe. I didn't expect them to be identical on basic stats such as pageviews, but they are miles apart, here's an an example:
JanFebMar
AWStats136343835561
Google Analytics248735923

So I was wondering what do people use?
 
Community

Community

Administrator
Staff member
Google analytics Is most reliable, AWStats counts every single request including junk,scrapers and bots, where as Google Analytics counts real visitors.

Best to disregard AWstats completely
 
M

macB

New Member
Thanks for the replies, I suspected that AWStats was including more than it should.
 
Jennifer Neon

Jennifer Neon

New Member
I prefer SEMRush as my first choice for detecting incoming traffic.
 
deniel

deniel

New Member
Hey@macB I suggest you use Google Analytics because it gives you a perfect and accurate result, i personally use these for tracking traffic
 

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