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Thread views count doesn't match Google Analytics - Trivelo - 2016-11-25

http://forum.trivelo.co.uk/

Any suggestions as to why the Thread views count in the forum does not match the volume of Page impressions reported in Google Analytics?

Forum Thread views count = c. 37k
Google Analytics page view counts = c. 1k

Thanks


RE: Thread views count doesn't match Google Analytics - Ashley1 - 2016-11-25

Maybe analytics excludes the hits made by bots, and multiple hits by the same IP address. Volume of Page impressions is different to view counts.


RE: Thread views count doesn't match Google Analytics - Josh H. - 2016-11-25

(2016-11-25, 02:43 PM)Ashley1 Wrote: Maybe analytics excludes the hits made by bots, and multiple hits by the same IP address. Volume of Page impressions is different to view counts.

Just want to jump in and say is the most probable explanation. Anything that loads showthread for a thread = 1 hit in MyBB land, whereas Google tries to do some things to make the statistics a bit more meaningful and realistic.


RE: Thread views count doesn't match Google Analytics - Trivelo - 2016-11-25

Thanks guys for taking the time to respond.

Makes sense thanks. Albeit a bit disappointing as I've obviously over estimated the volume of actual/genuine thread views.

I'm assuming there's no way to exclude counting bot hits from myBB view count tracking?


RE: Thread views count doesn't match Google Analytics - Ashley1 - 2016-11-25

(2016-11-25, 09:09 PM)Trivelo Wrote: Thanks guys for taking the time to respond.

Makes sense thanks. Albeit a bit disappointing as I've obviously over estimated the volume of actual/genuine thread views.

I'm assuming there's no way to exclude counting bot hits from myBB view count tracking?

Not by default, no. Although it's a good idea for improvement or a plugin, to give some options wrt how thread count works.