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Difference between Google analytics and Phpbb "users online"

by ericnyamu1 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:07 am

I have a slight problem.I have installed this extension and everything is great BUT when i look at the google analytic's dashboard "Active Users" and the phpbb's "users online" there's a difference.What could be the problem.You can try it our yourself with your forum.
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Re: Difference between Google analytics and Phpbb "users onl

by YoOoster » Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:41 am

ericnyamu1 wrote:I have a slight problem.I have installed this extension and everything is great BUT when i look at the google analytic's dashboard "Active Users" and the phpbb's "users online" there's a difference.What could be the problem.You can try it our yourself with your forum.
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Re: Difference between Google analytics and Phpbb "users onl

by VSE » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:15 pm

They are two totally different tracking methods.

Google uses Javascript, so users need to have that active. phpBB has its own method and is counting users from up to the last 5 minutes (or longer if you changed that setting). phpBB also counts bots.
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