DirigoDev - 2:31 pm on Oct 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
We use GA, Urchin 7, and a proprietary system developed over the past 10 years.
The proprietary system logs all session starts, cookies, cross site cookies (we call these jump cookies), IP addresses, geoip (company, city, state/provence, country, MSA...), browser agent, referrer (base site e.g. google or blogspot w/o TLD), website, querystring (and keywords extracted from the querystring), time, new/returning customer, email id... It also logs ever page load. At 22TB and growing.
Our own system is far more accurate than the other systems. If I need an answer, I can just query it from the DB.
For the most part our own system parallels GA and Urchin with some big differences in order attribution. Country, session starts, and page loads are consistent.
This "dry spell" is real. So too is the junk traffic.