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Google Anlytics not tracking everything Marked msg:4506769 6:28 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0) Hi all, I'm looking at my google analytics panel for my site, in particular a forum topic's pageviews. In google analytics is has the total pageviews as 70. However on the forum itself, the pageviews are at 250. That's a bit odd? I have set the total applicable range (including today) when viewing the stats. I can confirm the code is on every page, directly before </head> Any ideas? Thanks in advance, Mark.
lucy24 msg:4506790 7:21 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
GA is tracking unique pageviews. The forum count includes repeats. Yes, OK, I just made that up. Prove me wrong ;) Marked msg:4506794 7:25 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
But there is both "pageviews" and "unique pageviews" ? They're side-by-side everywhere in GA. g1smd msg:4506796 7:32 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
The forum count probably includes bots. The GA count does not.
Marked msg:4506819 8:49 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
Oh, the difference will be that large with bot views? I tried to find a big gap with one of my topics: Forum count: 3,466 GA count: 196 Counting from a specific date range, total topic views: Forums: 3million GA: 100,000 Is it normal for bots to push the number out so far? Certainly not all topics have views so high. I suppose this would infer bots really liked this topic over others. [
edited by: Marked at 8:54 am (utc) on Oct 11, 2012] phranque msg:4506821 8:52 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
what do your server access logs show?