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  1. markchapmanthewriter
    Member

    Hi there under the stats followers and shares section it says I have had 16 visitors to site so far and under Facebook and Twitter logos it says 496 for Facebook and 9 for twitter does anybody know what these figures indicate please? Thank you. I would attach a screenshot but doesn't seem possible here.

    The blog I need help with is markchapmanthewriter.wordpress.com.

  2. Please do not assume that everyone who clicks a like button or a share button actually reads the post on your blog because odds are they may not. Also note that those who follow your blog in the Reader or by email don't have to click into the blog unless they wish to.

    Likes and shares and comments and reblogs and follows are not page views. In fact, likes, shares, comments and reblogs are completely misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com/Gravatar account who is logged into WordPress.com can "follow" your blog, "like", "share" and "reblog" your posts in several locations such as the Reader, without ever clicking into your blog and creating a single page view stat.

    Logged in visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-reader-show-full-text?replies=31#post-1373606

    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 who are not using mobiles to click into the blog to read the full post which will create a page view stat.

    Our stats are not real time stats. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ and note the views and viewers take hours to update.

  3. markchapmanthewriter
    Member

    There wasn't one bit of positivity in that reply (lol) thanks. Thanks for reply but my question in relation to the Facebook figure of 496 and Twitter 9 is still unanswered as to what this denotes.

  4. I'll tag this thread for Staff so they explain this share numbers and stats numbers game too you ... lol ;D Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

  5. Hello there! As explained in our support page:

    The Facebook followers count includes all friends of a connected personal profile or all likes of a connected Facebook Page.

    Twitter followers counts exactly that: all followers of the connected account.

    Hope that answers your question!

    Thanks timethief for chiming in. :)

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