I happened to compare the google analytics report with the apache access logs and it shows a startling 250% drop offs.
We have a wordpress installation hosted on aws with 2 webservers behind a ELB and a NFS server, RDS and an elastic cache.
The way i carried out the analysis is as follows:
- I examine the legitimate requests on the access logs (eliminate requests without User agents+ without referrer URL's etc.) and examine only the requests which generate 200,206,301,302 response codes.
mod_dumpiodoesn't let me map the response body to the client IP.
Audit log doesn't seem to support logging of response body.
With these things into consideration could anyone please point me in the right direction?
As I don't have the reputation to add a comment I would like to add a few points here.
I did look only for document requests i.e excluding all CSS and JS and image files, and I did filter out google bots and other suspicious crawls. Accounting for all this there is a clear drop off up to 250%.