A passionate programmer’s findings in the world of internet.

Google Analytics Not Showing Stats Correctly (Fixed)

Monday, February 4th, 2008


Google Analytics visitor graph

Go here to read my Google Analytics problem.

It took 2 days for the reports to finally show up with some values. Why can't Google Analytics show data instantly (like Statcounter)?

Google Analytics Not Showing Stats Correctly

Friday, February 1st, 2008

I did not check my Google Analytics statistics for a long time. I find some weird problems when I check it recently. It shows very little pageviews -- less than 5 a day, but I'm getting hundreds of pageviews a day in my Statcounter stats.

When I look in the content section, the whole list is filled with Google search cached pages. I don't see any normal pageloads. All the URLs listed look like something similar to this:


Why Google Analytics is not showing stats correctly? What have I do wrong?

When I last checked months ago, the stats was shown properly. I'll just replace the tracking code with the newer version and check if it's OK tomorrow.

Let me know if you know what would cause that.

Update: The tracking code update did not work at all. As I read through the help page, it suggests that improper filter will cause data not properly loaded. Since there's only one "Main" default filter, I'll just remove it from the filter settings. Is there a default filter? Or is it something I added long time ago? Anyhow, I shall see if removing it will work.

Update: Removing the filter works! If you encounter something like I did, consider checking your filters.

Google Analytics: Avoid Getting Hacked

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Are you using Google Analytics? Terrill found out that your competitors can easily hack your Google Analytics statistics by simply adding your tracking code to their site.

So, looking from the other side, this can be a "good" thing if you have a foe. You can simply find their tracking code in their source code and add them to some of your sites to sabotage their statistics. Be sure you make it looks like you did it accidentally!

So, how do we avoid it?


Tracking Adsense Clicks with Analytics

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

Most of you must have been wondering, which page of my site generates the most income? You can now get it answered with a new Adsense Tracking script by Shawn Hogan. Basically, all you have to do is to create a goal in your Google Analytics, then add the script to the bottom of all your pages. However, the script doesn’t track Firefox clicks. Another implementation by Aaron Wall claimed that his script is able to do that. I still don’t have any of them installed in my blog yet as my blog doesn’t generate any revenue. Let me know if any of the scripts works for you.

(via Jensense)

Add Google Analytics To Blog

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

Google announced their new service, Google Analytics when I was away for the weekend. I suppose this is a replacement for Urchin (a paid website traffic analysis tool) since urchin.com is now forwarded to Google Analytics. I’m so busy that I don’t have time to add it to my blog until today.