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My google analytic numbers change downward randomly. Where once a particular page/post or even day will show 4000 visits, when I go back later in the day, the same variable is reduced to 1500 or something. Even my total numbers change downward. I'll look at the total page views for the month in the morning and then in again in afternoon and the second time they will always show several thousand fewer - what's going on?

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I have the same issue, but with the opposite effect. It shows me 1500 visits, the next day 4000 visits and the next day are reduced to back 1500. Comparing Google Analytics with other counters, I am sure that the correct number is 1500. I believe that it is a bug. –  krokola Mar 11 at 20:08
    
Lotusms - it's not about the numbers going up and down across a day or month it's about the same variable showing reduced numbers. For example, this morning the rolling month page views showed 73K +, later today, same variable, same parameters showed 68K - why the decline of total views. Happens with page views too. A particular story will show 4000 hits on let's say 3/10 when first viewed. If I pull up 3/10 a second time, it may show 3000 hits. The numbers on any given day seem to change downward, across the day. The numbers had already been counted, why would they move down, once in? –  user36875 Mar 11 at 20:54
    
Currently noticing the same kind of issues, I'm not a pro user of analytics but intrigued why Wednesday visits showed massive jump to 11K+ (from 5K prev. day), then today (Friday) Wed. now (genuine?) 5.5K and yesterday (Thurs) 10.5K+ –  user37146 Mar 21 at 11:37

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