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Mostly, it never made sense to me that the webhost stats would show twice as much traffic as what GA showed. Not even with the fact that GA doesn't count bots.
Thank you. I feel there is contrast between HP and Google Analytics too. Since I do not understand the methods, programming, and the science I look for relationships as much as numbers. Usually the primary purpose I use GA is to see how much time on the article, what time of day read most, and where in the world. You have to play a little, but those are available. I expect a 100% bounce rate being a one page article. If less and a lot then I wonder.
I have little knowledge of SEO and analytics. I know enough to know a page visit and a visitor as counted are not the same. Bounce rate is interesting too. I still only am grasping that by finger tips.
From the article you shared I would imagine the web host is more accurate. It is probably specific, yet I just dun'no.
I like your point about time on page and bounce rate; GA is definitely good for that. It also is good for seeing a general trend over time in terms of traffic. I still use GA, in addition to stats from my webhost. I think at the very least the webhost gives a good general idea of activity on the site, including crawling from bots.
The other thing good about GA is you can see where people went on your site; I believe it's called in-page routes. There's a couple ways to find that data on GA, I think the other one is called visitor flow. Anyway, it tells you what pages a visitor goes to and if they bounce or go through to other pages.
Thanks for your input and insights.
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