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From Jeroen Geilman <jer...@adaptr.nl>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Adwords reports 3 times as many 'clicks' as the server log shows served.
Date Fri, 13 May 2011 19:52:42 GMT
On 05/13/2011 09:16 PM, Xavier Gallagher wrote:
> Dear Everyone,
>
> I am currently in debate with Google Adwords about the clicks I am
> being charged for.
>
> The issue is simple.  I have  specific landing pages for my Adwords adverts.
>
> My server logs show the landing page served 125 times, Adwords reports
> 360 'clicks'.
>
> There should be a 1-to-1 mapping as far as I am concerned.  If the
> landing page was not requested, then the click, valid or not never
> reached the server.
>
> Could a cacheing proxy servers be causing the difference?
>
> I repeated the experiment with a new site.  7 clicks, but only two
> reported HTTP GET requests to the landing page.
>
> Does anyone have a similar experience? or explanation?
>
> I have searched for answers, but I only get Adwords vs Analytics
> answers, and i don't use AWstats.
>
> I retrieve my logs via cpanel, if that is relevant.
>
> Any help gratefully received.
>
> Thanks
>
> Xavier
>

It will be very difficult to provide assistance without any form of hard 
data.

You'd need to look at real server logs - not something dished up by a 
crapanel.




-- 
J.


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