What’s the difference between a godaddy hit counter and google analytics visitor tracking?

Question by Brooke95: What's the difference between a godaddy hit counter and google analytics visitor tracking?
Hi,

My website (hosted by godaddy) has a godaddy hit counter. When I log into my google analytic account, the visiters stated on it are always lower that what's on my godaddy hit counter. Please explain this, as I would like to know how many people are truly visiting my website. Thank you for your help!

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Answer by J D Webs
Depending on what type of reporting godaddy gives, google’s analytics gives you a wide range of reports from where the visitor came from, how long they stayed and how many pages they viewed while on your site. It also gives you a chance to download the report into a pdf file if you want to keep a record per time period you want to view. Personally, I think it is a better resource to use than any other.

The reason why the count is lower is because google analytics reports on unique visits, not each time your site is viewed. That’s probably what is happening with your godaddy counter. Each hit it reports is not from a unique visitor.

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