i do web design and hoting for my clients all their site point back to mine at the bottom of the page - all on the same hosting account.. why would they penalize me?
Originally Posted by lesterj
You can use statcounter.
Originally Posted by vinay11111
I'm of the opinion that by having GA, the webmaster is revealing its data (mainly bounce rate) to Google.
Statcounter has good stats but also slows down page loads. Any request to an external server is not under the control of site owner operator. Might be, at any time, lightening quick or a stick in the mud.
Also, everything that Google can track Google does track. What Google does with what it tracks is unknowable regardless of what any spokesperson or policy statement may imply.
I use Google adsense and web master tools and avoid any other involvement wherever possible including google search
If that is the case, then it is better to stick with web hosting stats.
Those stats may not be comprehensive but still you can get the required data.
Nothing is perfect in terms of tracking but you need to select the ONE which suits your requirement in better way.
You're potentially revealing bounce rate from other channels via GA, yes.
Originally Posted by innominds
However, Google already knows the bounce rate of any site back to its SERPs. If you click on a SERP listing and hit back to go back to Google, they know the details about it regardless of whether you have GA installed or not. I believe they'd only be interested in whether users bounced quickly from keywords you were ranking for to determine the relevancy and quality factors of your site for those terms in ways that crawlers can't. They could look at other channels but it'd be a waste of their time IMO.
You can configure it to suit. It uses a SSI method and you can use it to track individual pages. Home page, 403 page or whatever. If your error page is set to include referrer, ip, request... then it will record it. It has a send mail feature and you can use it to redirect. I've been using it for some time. It lives on your server. Oh, it's free
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