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    Google Analytics vs. Urchin..more accurate?


    Hello,

    I recently signed up for Google Analytics. I had been using Urchin in the past. I noticed that the two programs are returning very different results.

    One example Urchin has my direct traffic as 82.10% and Google Anal. has 10.13%. Urchin has Google referrals at 7.42%, Google Anal. says Google referrals are 72.18%.

    Does anyone know which one is more accurate and why is there such a difference?

    Can anyone suggest a better program to use?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Originally Posted by capo4410
    Hello,

    I recently signed up for Google Analytics. I had been using Urchin in the past. I noticed that the two programs are returning very different results.

    One example Urchin has my direct traffic as 82.10% and Google Anal. has 10.13%. Urchin has Google referrals at 7.42%, Google Anal. says Google referrals are 72.18%.

    Does anyone know which one is more accurate and why is there such a difference?

    Can anyone suggest a better program to use?

    Thanks in advance.
    To be honest I never used Urchin, so can't tell you about the accuracy of that.
    But I feel google analytics is the best, when we have that I don't want to think about others.
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    i don't think there is an accurate tool for that... all of them give different result... so far i use both statcounter and GA, though both give result, they really help... traffic changes and some info where it comes is what most important for me so far.....
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    I prefer google analytics to urchin. but both dont give accurate result.
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    One example Urchin has my direct traffic as 82.10% and Google Anal. has 10.13%. Urchin has Google referrals at 7.42%, Google Anal. says Google referrals are 72.18%.
    Just checking, did you use the same Filters?
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    As Google Analytics relies on tracking code it can never be as accurate as solutions that use server logs. Is accuracy that important to you anyway? Most people are looking for trends not precise figures.
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    I have not used Urchin. google analytics gives good result but i think it is not accurate.
    Have you tried statcounter for tracking??

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