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Conversion tracking seems unreliable

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10:29 pm on Jun 3, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Our OV conversion tracker is showing triple the conversion rate as that of Adwords and our in-house stats. Is anyone else experiencing the same? Could it have anything to do with the way the tracker was installed?
12:40 pm on June 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It should be fairly simple to determine if the conversions actually exist. I don't know what you consider conversions (purchases, sign ups, etc.), but did they occur?
3:46 pm on June 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes their tracking tool is not that reliable. I've used it, but now do not. And 99% of the time it was wrong it OVERSTATED conversions...surprise surprise to give you the sense you were doing better than you were.
8:57 pm on June 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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From my experience both Google and Yahoo conversion trackers overstate conversions. Google admitted to me as much. I use these tools only as a backup to my primary tracking solution.