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Blog Stats and Posts

  1. I have a quick question. I want to get a more accurate read on what posts are being read. I split the post so people have to continue reading. Does WordPress only record a stat for a particular post if the actual post is selected or can it record a stat for the post if they select "continue reading?" I hope that makes sense.

  2. WordPress counts page views. What that means:

    Scenario 1
    someone lands on the front page of your blog = 1 page view
    someone clicks through to continue reading = 1 page view
    total page views = 2

    Scenario 2
    someone lands on the front page of your blog = 1 page view
    someone decides they don't feel like continuing to read = 0 page views
    total page views = 1

    Scenario 3
    someone lands on a post page by finding it via Blog Surfer, Tag Surfer, a feed reader, a search engine result, etc. = 1 view
    someone leaves the blog after reading that one post in its entirety = 0 page views
    total page views = 1

    A bit long-winded, but does it make sense?

  3. As we understand it, wordpress makes a count every time anything on your blog is viewed. That's what's in the graph. The system counts a post view anytime someone clicks through to read the rest of the post or comes into your blog via a link or a search engine and lands on one of your Posts.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

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