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6:28 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.
7:21 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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GA is tracking unique pageviews. The forum count includes repeats.

Yes, OK, I just made that up. Prove me wrong ;)
7:25 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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But there is both "pageviews" and "unique pageviews" ? They're side-by-side everywhere in GA.
7:32 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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The forum count probably includes bots. The GA count does not.
8:49 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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]

8:52 am on Oct 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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what do your server access logs show?
 

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