Incorrect Weebly Stats
Should you really care for Weebly Stats ? Are the stats right ?
In this article we address the common concerns Weebly users face.
Weebly provides two primary reports.
2. Unique Visitors
Now, the Unique Visitors reported by Weebly is rubbish. Just throw it away. Weebly has no clue what it is counting and how. For almost all sites, Weebly would show unique visitors 15% less than pageviews. Weebly’s report of Unique visitors is plain wrong.Skip Weebly Stats. If you really want to monitor your website stats, just follow Google Analytics.
And the next one is Pageviews. This can be correct to some extent. But Weebly counts the pageviews from robots, worms etc. Weebly does not distinguish real views from those of the bots. So, this number can’t really be trusted.
If you really want to monitor your statistics, skip Weebly Stats and just count on Google Analytics.
No analytics is going to be 100% accurate. Add about 10% to what Google Analytics reports.
Remember, we add Google Analytics to the footer code. It means, Google Analytics is the last one on the page that loads. There are many situations under which the script may not successful run to capture the analytics correctly.
If your site is loading slow, a user might click away a link on the page that is still loading. This gets in the way of Google Analytics and prevents the page from being accounted.
If your site has broken tags or code, that could as well prevent the analytics script from running.
If you are a Free Weebly user, Weebly blocks the Google Ad-servers and that could potentially be blocking access to the analytics. Typically, ad-blocker interfere with analytics.
Don’t count much on “Expanded Visitor Stats”. The stats reported are not even basic.
When you add analytics code, remember to add it to “Site Settings” so that all pages are covered.Don’t believe “Expanded Visitor Stats”. Google Analytics gives you 10 times more data, and reports accurately.
We have a few articles following that will cover the advantages and differences between “Google Webmaster Tools”, “Google Analytics” and “Google Event Tracker”. We presented a detailed article on Google Webmaster Tools.
Soon, we will be presenting detailed articles on Google Analytics, and the Google Event Tracker which lets you track what links on a page were clicked how many times. This is very important if you are using affiliate links on your site and would like to track exactly how they are performing.
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