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    Weird keywords in Google Analytics - Could Analytics actually be wrong?


    So I'm stumped. I just happen to be browsing the analytics for one of our sites and noticed that the traffic, according to Analytics jumped the whole month of March till April 9th. When I check the keywords to see where the traffic came from it's this:

    indian journal of science and technology
    (not provided)
    indian journal of innovations and developments
    journal of science and technology
    indian journals
    indian journal
    indjst
    http://www.indjst.org/
    indian journal of science and technology impact factor
    indian journal of science and technology impact factor 2010
    indian journal of technology
    science journal
    www.indjst.org
    indian journal of science
    indian journal of drugs and diseases
    science and technology in india
    journal of science
    science and technology magazine
    p govinda reddy
    science journals in india
    indian science journals
    free journals download
    indian journal of innovations and development
    indian journal of innovation and development
    international journal of science and technology
    science and technology journal
    science journals

    And it goes on and on for hundreds of keywords. However, we're a web design company in Canada. I don't see any evidence or warning of a hack in my messages in webmaster tools, plus webmaster tools also does not show any of these keywords in their list for the same time period.

    When I checked Awstats server side statistics for the same time frame as Analytics I get 470 or so visitors but Analytics is saying 2800 + visitors.

    Everything is saying these Indian search terms never came to our site and I just can't believe Analytics seems to actually have a major flaw in it's reporting!

    Anyone else seeing this for March or early April?
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    Duh I think I figured it out.. It didn't dawn on me that the site likely has a similar JA number and instead of copying and pasting they typed it wrong and used our JA number and caught on after a month of not seeing data...

    Well at least it's a heads up for anyone else who sees anything weird in their Analytics.

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