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Clicks on image files=hit on stats?

  1. Sorry about weird topic--wasn't sure how to word it.
    I have images on my blog that open in a new window. When I send that image to someone on Stumble Upon, and they open it, does that count as a hit on the site? Someone said No, it was just a hit on my files. Is that correct?
    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is 3bdigitalart.wordpress.com.

  2. The way you've set it up, no, it doesn't count as a hit in your stats. And DO NOT submit just the image URL to Stumble, for several reasons. Submit the POST URL.

    If people love the image and want to post it, credited, on their sites, you have given them no way to find the post from which it came. And in most cases, that means that they won't post your work or if they do, they won't give a link to your site and proper credit, because you haven't given them the info they need to do that.

    If you want a click on an image to count as a hit, you have to set it to Link To Page instead of Link To File. Without the frame of the theme around it, the stats cannot measure the hit.

  3. Thank you so much for your fast reply. I learn something new everyday about this blogging business. :).

  4. You're welcome. I am still learning, and I've been around forever.

  5. "If you want a click on an image to count as a hit, you have to set it to Link To Page instead of Link To File. Without the frame of the theme around it, the stats cannot measure the hit."

    Interesting! I too find that people take images from my blog and stumble them.
    I'm trying to change the image link now - so I click on the image in the editor and then on the little mountain image, and find I have these options - "none" -- "current link" -- "link to image" . There is no link to page as you recommend.
    So what to do?
    Thanks for your help!!
    Jonie

  6. "none."

    That means they have no choice but to use the post URL. Really, the only reasons to have links on images are: 1) if they're not your images, and you want to link to the source to give credit, in which case link to the URL of the source page 2) if they're displayed quite small on the blog but you'd like people to be able to see them full-size, in which case link to image.

  7. Thanks! You're a great help!

  8. You're welcome! I am always irritated when people Digg a file URL, so I can't possibly give credit where it's due.

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