In a previous blog post, I looked at how the top 10 JMP blog posts from 2011 held up over time and hinted toward the discrepancy between WordPress counts and Google Analytics. While I didn’t have historic WordPress counts for those blog posts, it's much easier for the posts released in 2014 since all started with view counts of zero -- much easier to make a direct comparison. I thought the Google Analytics Pageviews over the same period of time would presumably be highly correlated with the WordPress views. In particular, when the Top 10 JMP Blogs of 2014 via WordPress views were revealed last month, I expected the Google Analytics list should look the same. If the lists were identical, there wouldn’t be much point in writing up a blog entry. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 JMP blog posts of 2014 according to Google Analytics:
Four of the top 10 are different. What’s also striking is that the blog post with the most WordPress views doesn’t even show up on the Google Analytics list (to be fair, it is No. 11), whereas the No. 2 post, according to Google Analytics, didn’t show up on the WordPress list.