So right now we have it processing the access logs of 20 web servers and its running great! we wanted to add the java script to our magento site to track conversion rates. Question on this Can we use both the access log and the java script. We found that tracking the logs is better for us to show if we need to expand to more web servers based on traffic trends. Would it be best to create 2 sites, 1 for Java 1 for logs?
October 14, 2017, 8:43am
10:12PM - 30 Jan 16 UTC
Sometimes more than one data source is available for description/documentation o
… f the same activity.
**In most cases the data source have different strength and also weakness.
But combining them, the image of reality is always better** than only using one source.
To give an example:
there is a place with two different cameras looking at it from two different directions.
One of the camera is a HD Color camera, mounted in a height of 10m and the other one is an black&white model, with lower resolution, mounted in a height of 2m, but it can make pictures also in the dark.
Both on their own can't document everything happening all day long on the place in perfect quality.
But together they doesn't miss anything.
**The same situation exists when trying to track activities using Piwik:**
**In the future when Piwik will become a "universal activity tracker" with v3
but also today when tracking "only" websites.**
With **Piwik's java script tracking** you can track many many details.
But there are things that may block Piwik's js: browser settings, browser add ons etc.
In this case these visits are not tracked. And what is even more worse from statistics pov:
one do not only not now what these visitors have done, but one do not know how many visits were missed.
With this some numbers in statistics like number of total visitors are bably broken.
This may have effects on other things like e.g.Conversion rate not only in ecommerce (numbers of vistors/reached goals), impression counting when doing advertisments, etc.
With **Piwik's analyses of server log files**, all visitors are tracked -always.
But not with that great details js tracking can do.
=> **So why not making it possible to use data from different source and combine
the best of both worlds to build a perfect image of reality?**
When starting structural work on the core of Piwik for v3.0, it is a perfect point to think of these possibilities.
Until then you’ll probably use them separately as two sites.