I was checking my Google Analytics for my blog and noticed I only had three visitors. I thought it was really weird so I went into Blogger and looked at my stats on there. I saw I had 17 visitors yesterday (November 20th) but only three from Google Analytics on the same date. Which one do I believe? Why am I getting two different readings?
Answer by KylePolansky · Nov 22, 2011 at 04:39 AM
Google Analytics is usually a day or 2 behind on stats. I'm not sure about Blogger but it seems to be more real time. Also, make sure you are looking in the correct time period in Analytics, and you are looking at page views, not unique visitors or something like that. Another thing is each time you view your blog post, Blogger will count you as a viewer (unless you install a cookie of some sort).
These are the problems I have ran into. Google Analytics is more of a professional monitoring program, while Blogger just tries to keep it simple. I have some friends that use Analytics on sites that have 100's of thousands of page views a month. It's really interesting to look at the data trends with that much data.