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Are email subscribers not counted in stats?

  1. I've got over 300 subscribers, 200+ of which are email subscribers (while the rest are WP followers). Do they (any of them) count in my stats?

    On one side, it's a convenience for them. On the other, I can't see my true stats (in the case they don't count).

    The blog I need help with is eyesonbrazil.com.

  2. Email subscribers are not seen as visitors in stats, unless they click a link in the email to actually visit your site.

  3. It's only when a visitor actually clicks into the site that a page view stat is created.

    Your blog followers are found here http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers

    Your email subscribers are found here http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email

    Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com or Gravatar account who is logged into WordPress.com can "like" and "share" your posts in several locations such as in email and the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat.

    You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here > Settings > Reading. Choose the "summary" setting for your RSS feed rather than to "full text". That will compel followers to click into the blog to read the full post which will create a page view stat.

    Note that doing that to the RSS Feed does not affect the length of the post displayed on the front page or main page for posts on the blog. To create excerpts there we can split content by inserting "the more tag" http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    Also note that you can disable "Sharing" on the same page:
    Settings > Reading
    Add to each article in your feed:
    Categories
    Tags
    Comment count
    Sharing

    Changes may not appear until you create a new post or your news reader refreshes.

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