Windows Live Space Stats Are Wrong

Good Morning. I added a counter to my blog and since it is Sunday and a low traffic day it was a good test to compare the stats that were being generated. I am using the counter from http://www.statcounter.com. Needless to say I was annoyed. Live Space stats seem to miss page views on a regular basis. Now I am left with wondering if I should rely on the Live Space page view number or the statcounter.com number. The only reason I debate that in my mind is that I have been using the Live Space page view number to base my counter on this whole time.  I wonder if I should file this as a support issue and if I do who do I go to? Windows Live Help email form has not been very helpful. They usually copy and paste stuff from their FAQ’s which I already know and usually have nothing to do with what I am asking about.

First these are the stats that were generated so far today by Windows Live. The stats are shown as date and time, page seen and referred from. Below that are the stats provided by statcounter.com. Windows Live clearly missed the hits that occurred from 4:30AM on among others. 

11/23/2008 4:18:42 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Fu…
http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&q=vb.net+ftpwebrequest+uploa
d+delete&meta=

11/23/2008 4:13:47 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Da…
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Datagridview+cancel++enter+event+

11/23/2008 4:00:51 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Sh…
http://www.google.pt/search?hl=pt-PT&q=vb.net+enumerate+all+forms&
amp;meta=

11/23/2008 3:40:00 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Ba…

11/23/2008 3:40:00 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Ba…

11/23/2008 2:58:57 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Ve…
http://www.google.jo/search?q=is+valid+email+vb.net+function&ie=ut
f-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&c
lient=firefox-a

11/23/2008 1:05:53 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Ge…
http://us.mc588.mail.yahoo.com/mc/showMessage?fid=Inbox&sort=date&
amp;order=down&startMid=0&.rand=1965367814&da=0&mi
dIndex=0&mid=1_25031_ANlkxEIAAYCxSSj8uw5lETuhg7w&f=1&n
extMid=1_23766_ANhkxEIAAB51SSh3EQNK82M2vK0&m=1_25031_ANlkxEIAA
YCxSSj8uw5lETuhg7w,1_23766_ANhkxEIAAB51SSh3EQNK82M2vK0,1_23072_ANp
kxEIAADQGSSgVlwMJagjouMQ,1_22399_ANxkxEIAACVxSSf%2BtwEvwxUTUYg,1_2
1584_ANtkxEIAAOUbSSfrIAm3uTzVWcw,1_20001_AN5kxEIAAYZ%2FSSfMUgcrTkdzNiM,

11/23/2008 12:58:00 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Us…
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=binarywriter+.net&start=1
0&sa=N

11/23/2008 12:36:34 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Ge…

11/23/2008 12:20:41 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Su…
http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkellychronicles.
spaces.live.com%2Fblog%2Fcns%2521A0D71E1614E8DBF8%2521647.entry%3F
wa%3Dwsignin1.0

11/23/2008 12:20:38 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: Su…
http://www.stumbleupon.com/refer.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fkellychronicles.
spaces.live.com%2Fblog%2Fcns%2521A0D71E1614E8DBF8%2521647.entry%3F
wa%3Dwsignin1.0

11/23/2008 12:01:34 AM
Kelly’s Chronicles: El…
http://www.google.com.my/search?hl=en&q=delete+row+with+visual+bas
ic.net++without+prmary+key&btnG=Search&meta=

 

Now that stats from statcounter.com. They don’t show the referring link because I am using the HTML not javascript version of their counter. Live Space does not allow javascript.

23 Nov
06:28:02
Firefox 3.0
WinVista
unknown
Bangkok,
Krung Thep,
Thailand
True Internet Co. (124.120.129.18)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!580.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
06:01:18
IE 6.0
WinXP
unknown
Yokohama,
Kanagawa,
Japan
So-net Service (115.163.167.126)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!217.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
04:35:24
IE 7.0
WinVista
unknown
Jakarta,
Jakarta Raya,
Indonesia
Pt. Broadband Multimedia, Tbk (118.137.48.39)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/default.aspx
No referring link

23 Nov
04:30:10
IE 7.0
WinVista
unknown
Jakarta,
Jakarta Raya,
Indonesia
Pt. Broadband Multimedia, Tbk (118.137.48.39)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!670.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
04:18:27
IE 7.0
WinXP
unknown
Melbourne,
Victoria,
Australia
Netspace Online Systems Pty Ltd (220.253.49.68)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!215.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
04:13:28
IE 7.0
WinXP
unknown
Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
Dubai Sports City (91.73.236.130)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!256.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
04:02:28
Firefox 2.0
WinVista
unknown
Cape Town,
Western Cape,
South Africa
Internet Solutions (196.209.20.7)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!525.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
04:00:44
IE 7.0
WinVista
unknown
Lisbon,
Lisboa,
Portugal
Onitelecom – Infocomunicacoes, S.a. (213.58.243.15)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!308.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
03:40:54
Firefox 3.0
WinXP
unknown
Antwerp,
Antwerpen,
Belgium
Scarlet (81.11.230.24)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!483.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
03:39:58
Chrome 0.3
WinXP
unknown
Kfar Saba,
Hamerkaz,
Israel
Eci Telecom (147.234.2.5)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!368.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
03:39:50
Chrome 0.3
WinXP
unknown
Kfar Saba,
Hamerkaz,
Israel
Eci Telecom (147.234.2.5)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!368.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
01:42:18
IE 6.0
WinXP
unknown
Surat,
Gujarat,
India
Hathway Ip Over Cable Internet Access Service (116.74.98.193)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!215.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
01:04:35
IE 6.0
WinXP
unknown

Esfahan,
Ira
Rangin Kaman Rayaneh Sepahan (80.191.149.197)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!461.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
00:57:49
IE 7.0
WinVista
unknown
Denver,
Colorado,
United States
Qwest Communications (65.102.192.133)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!200.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
00:52:54
IE 7.0
WinVista
unknown
Kingsport,
Tennessee,
United States
Systems And Computer Services Division Eastman Che (199.190.8.13)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!400.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
00:36:28
IE 6.0
WinXP
unknown
Kashan,
Fars,
Ira
Fara Ertebat Kashan Co (85.185.131.62)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!461.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
00:32:46
IE 7.0
WinXP
unknown
Nijmegen,
Gelderland,
Netherlands
Chello (77.251.133.105)

kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!217.entry
No referring link

23 Nov
00:20:28
Firefox 3.0
WinVista
unknown
Jackson,
Michigan,
United States
Comcast Cable (76.20.173.140)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns%21A0D71E1614E8DBF8%21647.entry?wa=wsignin1.0
No referring link

23 Nov
00:20:25
Firefox 3.0
WinVista
unknown
Jackson,
Michigan,
United States
Comcast Cable (76.20.173.140)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/blog/cns%21A0D71E1614E8DBF8%21647.entry?wa=wsignin1.0
No referring link

23 Nov
00:01:17
Firefox 3.0
WinXP
unknown
Shah Alam,
Selangor,
Malaysia
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (60.51.31.118)
kellychronicles.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A0D71E1614E8DBF8!406.entry
No referring link

 

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