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GA vs Awstats

Discussion in 'SEO, Social Media & Online Marketing Forum:' started by Journey, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Journey

    Journey Member

    In analyzing and monitoring your site, what tool do you prefer better and why?

    For me, I prefer to use google analytics because it provides more detailed report for your site's traffic.
  2. dot design

    dot design Member

    I have a WordPress website so I'm using WordPress stats plugin, which works well with no problems.
    With google analytics don't you have to place code on each of your web pages?
  3. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Yes Google Analytics involves adding code to your pages and is really good. What plugin are you using for Wordpress Gareth?
  4. dot design

    dot design Member

    Its called 'WordPress Stats' and it gives a broad outline of traffic coming in, nothing too detailed, but it updates quickly throughout the day, so its fine for my uses.

  5. Stationery Direct

    Stationery Direct Administrator Staff Member

    Cheers Gareth

    Another good one, so i've geard is Get Clicky
  6. Eagle

    Eagle Member

    I wish I had the time to analyse my stats! :icon_rolleyes:
  7. IS-James

    IS-James Member

    I use Google Analytics, I find it to be more accurate than AWstats and the presentation of the information is much better. AWstats always seems to over count traffic. I don't know whether it is due to how it tracks visitors or less accurate filtering out of bot traffic but I never feel confidence in the numbers it comes up with.

    If you use Adwords then Google Analytics is particularly useful as all of your campaign information is linked in with analytics. The e-commerce tracking is meant to be very good as well although it can be difficult to get it working properly with some e-commerce systems. If you manage it though it is invaluable to be able to have a precise conversion rate and value for different traffic sources.
  8. chris@pwk

    chris@pwk New Member

    I have just started using It provides much of the info you'd get from other stats systems, but what's interesting about this one is that it's supposed to give users' other interests related to their lifestyles like their hobbies to help you understand your users more.

    Hope it helps!
  9. Logopro

    Logopro Member

    I use GA as its useful for browsing stats of more than one site at a time!

    LogoPro looks after a few of our close friends websites also so it comes in handy :icon_wink:

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