Is google analytics accurate???

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A few days ago I found the results from google analytics a little low, so i decided to use Goingup analytics on my site along with google. I found that while Google analytics reported my website had only 29 views Goingup analytics said i had over 72. Does anyone know what i can do because i would like accurate results for my website. Thanks for any replies.
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UK Duke, Champion

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Hi Mark,

Be sure not to mistake unique views with views.

I use anaylitics but ive heard people talking about 'get clicky', its meant to be good -- you could check that out if you want.

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No... google analytics is not accurate whatsoever. Mine (and other people I know... ask billy) was telling me I was getting 100 to 400 pageviews per day which was impossible and 80 to 350 unique visitors per day which was impossible. I switched to get clicky and they indicate I get between 5 and 40 which I know is more accurate.
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google analytics's are inaccurate, they always have been, donald is says I get 50 visits a day, well mayb e now yes but not when I first started.... get clicky is 1 million percent accurate..and is FREE...
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After reading this thread last week, I signed up for Clicky and set up my site in no time. (And, this with a fever!) It is simple and gives me exactly the information I need. Thanks for the tip!

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If you would like to view how much traffic you get you should look at awstats. It's the best tracking tool and far more accurate, however Google analytics has its own advantages but it does not give me accurate visitor counting but it helps me to find out the search queries, visitor location, timing etc....
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I thought it was me not having set it up properly... been getting 2,000+ people filling in forms over the last two days, with Google reporting a total of 42 visitors!!!!!! Off to check out Clicky right away!