I am looking at Google Analytics and comparing it to the my host, TigerTech, statistics. The number of visits as stated by TigerTech statistics and the number of sessions stated by Google Analytics are different day-to-day? Would you be able to explain the discrepancy for me?
Re: Abnormal Statistics[ Edited ]
August 2016 - last edited August 2016
It is unlikely that the data from different analytics tools match. There are multiple reasons why you see different numbers in your Analytics. Common causes are:
- The way the visits/session are counted.
- Internal traffic
Here you can find more information about differences between analytics services
To start, I recommend you creating filters for spam and internal traffic in Google Analytics, that should give a more clear view of your real visits in GA. I also would recommend sticking to GA Analytics after applying those filters. Hosting analytics usually count everything including bots and don't have the flexibility of filtering out data.
Here you will find a guide that will help you up those filters in GA.
Hope it helps,