homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Receptional & mademetop

Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging Forum

Different package, different results
But why is the difference so big?

 12:09 am on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi All

I recently switched from Sawmill to Webtrends (a slightly older version - 6.0 I think).

I've had enough experience with stats packages to know that different ones measure things differently, and understand there are many ways to skin a cat. However, this one is pretty extreme.

For the same period (March), Sawmill reported 562,575 for one site, but Webtrends, using the same logs, reported 381,842. That's a pretty enormous difference.

Can anyone offer any hints as to why there's such a vast difference? If it makes a difference, this site is visited very regularly by a relatively small number of people (a few thousand), most view it several times a week.



 9:30 pm on Aug 1, 2006 (gmt 0)

What do those numbers correspond to? Hits? Pageviews? Do you know offhand how each package was configured for identifying crawlers?

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / WebmasterWorld / Website Analytics - Tracking and Logging
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved