Which Stats Are You Using (Awstats or Webalizer) to Calculate Conversion? May I Ask?

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Let's say you have lots of mini-sites (one page, "click here to buy").

If you look at Awstats, it has "Unique Visitors" & "Number of Visits".

Looking at Webalizer, it only shows "Visits" and between the two stats systems, their numbers don't necessarily match (although some numbers come close) and I have a few sites numbers aren't close at all usually Webalizer being greater in number of "Visits".

So my question is if you want to calculate number of sales per every 100 visitors, which one should be used?

Perhaps only the "Unique Visitors" shown in Awstats?
#internet marketing #awstats #calculate #conversion #stats #webalizer
  • Profile picture of the author KenJ
    I use webaliser and analytics.
    Webaliser seems to have more uniques showing than analytics but this may be the way I have it set up.

    I like the interface of webaliser and the trends it shows are I am sure quite accurate.
    • Profile picture of the author Matthew Keith
      I've been using statcounter for years, which compares uniques and total visits plus a whole bunch of other stuff. I'm not sure if it's the best, but it's always served me well and I'll probably always use it.

      EDIT: Sorry, I misunderstood the question. If you're trying to calculate sales/visitor, then I think it's up to you whether you want to base it on total visits or uniques. I would say to go by uniques as total visitors includes people that have already been to the page. You could also use this info to figure out an average of how many visits it typically takes each visitor to convert.
  • Profile picture of the author James Turner
    I prefer AWstats.

    At the end of the day as long as you are using the same
    source of data when you make comparisons, that's all that

    • Profile picture of the author wordwizard
      Another vote for Awstats. Same reason: differentiates between uniques and visitors.

      I also like that it shows where people came from and how they found my site.

  • Profile picture of the author George Langer
    May I ask why don't you use Google Analytics?
  • Profile picture of the author esk
    I use google analytics and fliptracker
  • Profile picture of the author Ronnie Nijmeh
    I'd go with Google Analytics and setup Goal Tracking... it provides the best stats around.
  • Profile picture of the author enterforum
    soory.but i dont use any of them.

    i use google analytic and getclicky.

    getclicky is superb..they will give you real time analytic.
    if there are 20 user visiting your site then they show you 20 visitors acton in real time...
  • Profile picture of the author nasuryono
    I only use "Unique Visitors" to calculate the EPC (earnings per click) from my sites.

    This will give you a more accurate number while being realistic at the same time.
  • Profile picture of the author GaryKing
    I use Google Analytics
  • Profile picture of the author ryanhan
    preferably AWstats.

    reason : I'm using it ! so far so good. it shows where people came from and how they found my site. and personally, I like their preference compare to others.

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