So I wrote a custom module for displaying popular nodes, that is based on the buzzworthy module, but with a few tweaks. Buzzworthy has dependencies with the core statistics module.
The results are inaccurate, because when I compare with google analytics, GA yields different results. I know that GA has a latency issue, so it's like comparing apples and oranges, but another reason I know the list that my custom module displays is incorrect, is because it shows a blog post having waaaaaay more page views than it does normally.
Has anybody else had trouble with the accuracy produced by the statistics module? Is there a reason why my counts are incorrect?