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  1. quick point of clarification, like most bloggers here at wordpress.com, i promote my posts through twitter and use a URL shortening service (tr.im or bit.ly) to track the click throughs on each link. is there a reason why tr.im/bit.ly would reports > 100 click throughs to a blog post (even after subtracting the "bots" hitting the link) and my blog stats page reports just five hits to that post all day?

    The blog I need help with is edlee.ca.

  2. WordPress.com stats does not track any bot of any kind.

    So you may have to factor in more bots.

  3. /nod to dreamburnred

    The following are not counted:
    * Visits from registered users of the blog when they are not logged in.
    * Visits to uploaded documents and files
    * Visits from browsers that do not execute javascript or load images.
    * GoogleBot and other search engine spiders.
    More information here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

  4. lol :D we're ♫ a duet ♫

  5. @dreamsburnred sure, but 100 clicks down to five views?

    @timethief what does the "views from browsers that do not execute javascript or laod images" mean? does that mean mobile browsers like the blackberry?

  6. It could firefox users who have no script which will block things that like.

    Blackberry and other smartphones support javascript.

    Twitter seems to have a ton of bots following it, so wordpress will ignore them.

  7. I use http://statcounter.com because the WP stats are kinda weak. Might wanna try adding a secondary stat counter to compare. :)

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