If you’ve read any of my posts on Woopra or PrettyLink Pro you would be correct in coming to the conclusion that I’m a bit of a stats junkie. You would also be correct in assuming that I’m a huge fan of both Woopra and PrettyLink Pro.
If you don’t already use it, I’d get PrettyLink Pro without hesitation, it is simply the best in-platform url shortner our there and I like it better than the services because I control my links completely, own the history and the stats.
But despite my love and support of PrettyLink Pro, I’ve been plagued by the observation that whenever I published a short url it would always show many more clicks in the WordPress backend than I would see in my Woopra stats.
Fortunately, Blair Williams, the man behind PrettyLink Pro, was at OpenCamp so I finally had a chance to meet him in person and ask why that might be. “Robots” he answered. If you look under “Options > Reporting Options” there is a checkbox for “Filter Robots.” Check the box and you’ll see your stats line up a little more nicely.
I had a feeling I was just overlooking something! So if you’ve been wondering the same thing, odds are that will bring things back into line for you as it did for me.
Keep in mind that reporting across all stats applications will never be exactly the same but they should be reasonably close.
If you want to read a little more on why I love this plugin so much you can see my prior post on PrettyLink Pro.