Big Different Results comparing Piwik and GA

I would like to seek for advice with you guys, AFAIK the difference between PIWIK and GA page views should be around 5%. I’m ok with that. However the results that i’m getting is quite a big different. Can you please advice on what might be the cause of this problem.
One of my page PageViews, GA = 428,867 ; PIWIK = 250,085

Thanks in advance.

Are certain pages not tracked or are all pages less tracked?

I think we should do an FAQ of this one as I have seen several people here ask this question.

For both GA and Piwik pick a recent 24hr period.

Do a pages report for that timeperiod in each application. use PVs and UVs

Then compare the 2 to actual pages served. and see if for example any pages are missing in one or the other, eventually any discrepancies that stand out.

Good Luck

The difference I mentioned is for the same page. Other pages also giving the same problem.
There’s one page which piwik recorded : 71,924. While GA recorded: 143,924
That’s doubled the result.
Please advice. Thanks.

Where is teh tracking code for each one?

What is the CMS or server running the code for this site? Can you track both PVs and UVs as well as referreral urls?

Does this site or page have and redirects?

The GA code is it just one UA site you are sending it to or are you sending multiple GA sites on page requests?

I’m running radiant cms on ruby on rails.

These are the tracking code i used.


<img src=“http://www.****.com/piwik/piwik.php?idsite=1” style=“border:0” alt="" />




[quote="<script type=“text/javascript”>

var _gaq = _gaq || [];
_gaq.push([’_setAccount’, ‘UA***’]);
_gaq.push([’_setDomainName’, ‘****.com’]);

(function() {
var ga = document.createElement(‘script’); ga.type = ‘text/javascript’; ga.async = true;
ga.src = (‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https://ssl’ : ‘http://www’) + ‘’;
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s);



Please help. Thanks.

Hi the code snippets are fine as far as i can tell but are they in the same place? one after another?, but could you PM your email address and then send me a report of all pages for site A in piwik then the same for site a in GA. When you pull results please do PVs and UVs.