Google Analytics vs. Log File Analysis

We have had several questions recently regarding the difference between the statistics seen in Google Analytics and statistics available in our Control Panel. I thought I would take this opportunity to explain why there will always be some discrepancies.


AWStats

Let’s begin with the statistics you find within the IQnection Control Panel. Depending on your account and hosting service, you may see a variation of statistics. The one most clients see is Advanced Web Statistics also known as AWStats. These reports are available under the Hosting Tab - Detailed Site Statistics.

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Interpreting Your Website’s Statistics

The most valuable piece of information you get from an analytics program or SEO service is your website’s monthly statistics. While appearing to be a confusing jumble of numbers, it is important to be able to understand these measures to gauge your own progress. Some basic knowledge about SEO is the key to making sense of it all.

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