joined:Nov 5, 2013
As part of my foray into dealing with users running adblockers, I implemented server side based Google Analytics (the server makes calls to analytics vs the client). What I discovered is simply staggering. While I have only tested this weekend (friday, saturday, part of sunday) thus far, I found that I have slightly more than TWICE as much traffic as I thought I had. My bounce rate is also HALF of what I thought it was. Because adblockers like Ghostery and uBlock block analytics as well as other 3rd party scripts, the only way I ever knew about this traffic was via the method I mentioned above. The pains of dealing with a tech niche.
1) Has anyone had success with warning users to stop blocking ads?
2) Has anyone else here tracked their user via server side based tracking (web server logs, server side analytic packages, etc.) If so, what were your results?