Thursday, May 14, 2009

The woes of a web geek/grammar geek...

Fellow bloggers and web geeks, you'll appreciate this post.

My StatCounter's been acting up lately. For some reason, it's not recording all my site stats--it's only recording about 70% of my actual page views. It's being a little bitch, and I've been annoyed with it.

Now, the reason I know for sure that the damn StatCounter is recording fewer stats than it should be is because I have a Bravenet account (Bravenet also records stats). Bravenet is recording a lot more stats for me than StatCounter is. The reason I usually prefer to use StatCounter over Bravenet is because StatCounter has cooler and more extensive free features, while Bravenet (which is also, at its most basic level, free to use) tries to get you to pay for a lot of its cooler features. That, too, is annoying.

Anyway, out of frustration and curiosity, I logged in to my Bravenet account today so that I could find out how many hits I really had on my site so far (since StatCounter has decided it's cool to lie). This is what I found:


I just. Can't. Win.

Sigh.

6 comments:

jblue said...

But at least the forum is "now better then ever!"

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

*snicker* Of COURSE it is! How could I have forgotten that? ;)

LadyStyx said...

Oh my! Maybe you should make that offer to them as well. You proof their pages and they give you a couple cool clicks and whistles.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I like that idea, LadyStyx! :) That would be a nice trade!

Rimpy said...

How can you be sure that Bravenet's stats are any more accurate than StatCounter's?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

In this case, I'm going with the idea that the one that gives me the most stats is the one that's the most accurate. ;)