traffic stats accuracy?

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Hi at the moment I am using 2 ways to track my traffic. I use google analytic and I also look at the stats provided from my hostgator cpanel. Analytics is giving me 13 visitors a day, while the hostgator site is giving me 50+. Which one is accurate?
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  • Profile picture of the author Cobaki
    It's explained by Google why analytics will display a different result from a third-party software. There are different reasons why this happens. They count traffic differently. You can search for this on Google so you can understand more as it is explained there fully.
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  • Profile picture of the author tks
    Analytics by default displays the unique visitor count (not page views). You may change the view settings to get page impressions in GA.
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  • Profile picture of the author eeeasyas12345
    I always get different stats also, I use get clicky, awstats, and track that stat. Each one of them give a different number for unique visitors and page views.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    AWStats include bots - Google Analytics filters this and other things out, so you should be seeing actual human visitors on Analytics, but both are correct...
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by MartinPlatt View Post

      AWStats include bots - Google Analytics filters this and other things out, so you should be seeing actual human visitors on Analytics, but both are correct...
      AWStats is far from correct.

      Ive seen data out by 60%.

      Just stick with GA, forget about AWStats.
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      • Profile picture of the author RKeele
        I like the wordpress plug in called stat counter. It is really easy to use, and it seems to be pretty accurate.
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