Plausible vs Google Analytics: Google is missing out on a lot of visitors 🧐
@plausible I observed the same on some high-ish profile sites that I managed, where we had both GA and Matomo.
In our set-up Matomo used log analytics, so there was no way to block it from counting a visit.
The difference was not that large, about 30% from what I recall.
I wonder how much of it is people blocking trackers, and how much is different math used on GA side? GA math (what is counted as a "visit", etc) has always been *magic*, and I don't mean it in a good way.
@plausible it would be interesting to figure out how to compare data without the unknown of how many people actually block GA.
In other words, it would be interesting to try to figure out GA's magical math.
@rysiek @chris thank you! there's also this thread on our github on the topic of supporting server logs https://github.com/plausible/analytics/discussions/234
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