What is the most reliable page view/stats counter?
For example, there are often discrepancies between page views measured on Google Analytics and other stats sources.
Without a doubt the statistics provided by your website host, within your website Control Panel.
Third Party applications, such as Google Analytics, merely "read" the logfile information they are allowed access to.
Terry and I have used several Third Party applications, and in our opinion Statcounter is the best. it provides results consistent with the AwStats which is what our service provider uses.
The reason we use Third Party applications is because: (1) It keeps our clients out of the Control Panel, where they can break things, and (2) because the awStats interface is just a tad difficult to absorb for non-geeks.
Client feedback we have had about StatCounter is very positive.
I agree with Flanigan, if you own your own website, use your control panel's stats; if you use a third-party platform such as Blogger or some other website that lets you add tracking code, use StatCounter.
On Blogger blogs at least, I've found the StatCounter service to be much more useful than Google Analytics, Google Webmaster Tools, or the Blogger Stats page.
by Nathan Bernardo 4 years ago
It is something that's bugged me for a long time how there is a discrepancy between GA stats and the stats my webhost provides for my website. Most people say GA is more reliable, but that wasn't making sense to me for many reasons. There is a very convincing argument that the stats that are...
by Ronald E Franklin 2 weeks ago
I have several hubs for which Google Analytics reports "Avg Time on Page" as 00:00:00. But in HP stats, those same articles show 5 stars for View Duration. The figures for page views seem to track between GA and HP.Anybody have an idea about the view duration discrepancy?
by John Mark 5 years ago
I saw where this issue has been addressed in the past and supposedly corrected. But for many weeks now, especially toward the end of the week and weekends, my HubPages stats will not update for hours and sometimes even days at a time. An example would be "Includes data from 17 hours ago and...
by aa lite 5 years ago
I would certainly hope not, given that the HP stats counter seems to be rather past its use-by date, and frequently gets stuck. Even staff have told us in the past that we are better off using Google analytics.Whenever the stats get "stuck" they seem to have trouble catching up with...
by Dr. John Anderson 3 years ago
The stats have frozen again, and have not been updated for 12 hours (heading for the weekend). Earlier in the week they were stuck for 3 days. That means that the stats are only OK, twice a week - very disappointing! It has been getting worse lately. Please fix this HP staff. Thanks.
by LongTimeMother 3 years ago
We had this same problem a couple of weeks ago and it was resolved. Same problem again today though, so I'm reporting it. (If we don't report problems, how can we expect them to be fixed?)1 day stats are abnormally low, so I checked the stats on an individual hub. The 'day' stat there is...
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