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awstats almost double mint stats

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Aug 27, '08 at 04:50 am

When I compare the mint stats to awstats the difference is by a large factor.

For July for example:
awstats: unique - 10,075 total - 29,016
mint: unique - 6,832 total - 16,561

What is happening here?

I just added the .htaccess code from this thread. But have not seen any change.

Also, I have noticed my feed counts dropping dramatically over the last few days. This may, of course be readers unsubscribing, but I hope not…

Shaun Inman
Mint/Pepper Developer
Posted on Aug 27, '08 at 09:08 am

A search for “differences” found Different stats when comparing Mint and x

Third-Party Pepper Developer
Posted on Aug 27, '08 at 11:05 pm

Okay thanks Shaun.

Do you have any clues as to why the feed numbers (using birdfeeder) would have dropped dramatically over the last week?

I have seen increased traffic which usually means the subscribers go up rather than down.

This week the subscribers have dropped from a daily average of about 400 to 76 yesterday.

Posted on Sep 08, '08 at 11:36 pm

In addition to the considerations outlined in the post linked from Shaun’s reply, I have also written comments about stat comparisons in the past.

Currently I have AWstats, Google, Mint and StatCounter in play and after all were set up correctly (they weren’t at first), I’m getting numbers that are very close - less than 5% difference and often lower, among the four. My main site averages over 10,000 uniques per day.

The daily stats for Google, Mint and AWstats are especially close - StatCounter is lower because I didn’t automatically insert the StatCounter code into each page using Shaun’s trick of adding the google-analytics.com/urchin.js to the auto.php file in Mint. For more info on that trick, search this forum.

For those wondering why I use Mint in addition to the free services, I like the ability to customize Mint’s panes and styles, and that Mint updates in (almost) real time. I am also a beta tester for Woopra, and though it has a number of additional cool features and updates in real time, the free beta has a number of self-imposed stat limitations (currently 10,000 views per day). And though the country flag icons for each visitor are cute, the overall interface is ugly as heck.

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