we have installed Piwik on premise to track users on our companies website.
Since all topics I found seemed to be without result I´ll try my best here, hoping to get more clearity about this topic.
Basic problem - the “visits” on piwik are about 50% of AWstats values (“number of visits”) during the week and only 20% on weekends.
The global Page-Impressions per day are even worse.
Before using Piwik we used eTracker which led to about the same results.
So my guess - is it a problem of Browsers blocking the Java-Script and count-pixel? Or what is the explaination for this?
Does anyone have an idea?
Thanks in advance
(Piwik version 2.16.1, AWStats 6.95 (build 1.943)
Hi, thanks for your reply.
The website is http://www.uptime.de created by Typo3 but its static - no shops or so.
As I said AWStats gets its reports from the Apache log. When a user loads a file from the server (Even a JS file) that is logged in the Apache log. Piwik, on the other hand, can be used to log actions the user takes (Amongst a huge amount of other things) in the browser.
You can’t really compare the two products.
Well, but the number of visitors should be the same on both sides or not?
AWStats excludes bots and piwik does the same.
Normaly - from my point of view both should also show the same amount of Page Impressions if all bots were excluded correctly.
As I understand it you can set Piwik up to use just the logs. In that situation I would expect the stats to be the same.