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  1. I have a few questions on followers:
    1. Is there a way of seeing who is following by email just like you can see who the bloggers are who are following you or Twitter followers?
    2. Those who follow by email, are they counted also in Stats? There are times I get multiple likes on a post, but in Stats in shows no one visited that particular post or it shows less visits to that post than what Notifications says on how many people liked it. Maybe those subscribed through email or other blogger followers don't count in Stats?
    3. The ones following by email are same people that follow as bloggers? Or are they readers that are not bloggers or at least don't have an account with WordPress? Thank you for answers

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

  2. No response as yet... wanted to see if someone knows the answer? I just updated my email so this here is just to make sure I am getting the follow ups at my new email and not miss any response. Thanks

  3. 1. Is there a way of seeing who is following by email just like you can see who the bloggers are who are following you or Twitter followers?

    There is no means provided for you to personally identify individuals.

    Your site stats page displays how many followers you have, who your followers are, as well as how many people are subscribed to post comments on your site. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    Dashboard > Site stats > Total, 'Followers' , Shares
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#totals-followers-shares

    Click "blog" and when that page opens click "email followers"
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email

  4. 2. Those who follow by email, are they counted also in Stats? There are times I get multiple likes on a post, but in Stats in shows no one visited that particular post or it shows less visits to that post than what Notifications says on how many people liked it. Maybe those subscribed through email or other blogger followers don't count in Stats?

    Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can "like" and "share" your posts in several locations such as the Reader and in Emil without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats

    Note this setting and particularly "sharing":
    > Settings > Reading > Enhanced Feeds
    Enhanced Feeds
    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.

  5. 3. The ones following by email are same people that follow as bloggers? Or are they readers that are not bloggers or at least don't have an account with WordPress?

    I think you are referring to the follow blog button users as well as to follow my blog widget users. If you would like a follow button to appear on the bottom right hand corner of your site for those who do not have WordPress.com accounts see here >
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/more-traffic-for-your-blog-with-the-follow-button/

    We don't know. There's nothing to prevent anyone withe a wordpress.com account from doing both but why would they bother to set up getting 2 emails for every post?

  6. Wow, I am impressed with your quick and thorough responses. I read your answers but haven't clicked on the links as yet. Going to prepare dinner and then I will sit and click on all. I am sure those will satisfy what I wanted to learn. If needed I will ask further. You are awesome!!! Hope you get paid for your hard work!! :-) :-)

  7. This is a peer support forum where Volunteers and Staff work cooperatively to deliver WordPress.com support. Volunteers answer most questions and Staff monitor. When Volunteers cannot provide the required support we flag threads for Staff attention. I'm a Volunteer and I trust what I posted answers your questions.

  8. Trying to find the answer I was looking for, how to compel people to click into my blog so their visit is counted, I find your response to leave me again in the dark as that was exactly a question I was wanting to ask... What in the world is RSS FEED? "Note 1: To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post thereby creating a page view stat, I have set my RSS Feed for posts to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading"

    I have bumped into this term so many times while reading for tips and still don't know what it is. I also saw that I can put a widget on my site for RSS Feed, but when I realize I don't even know what the term means or what it does, I feel like a fool using a tool I don't understand... So, I don't even know how to do what you are suggesting in note 1. (I just sit here and feel frustrated at my lack of understanding of terms)

    Great site you have for support. It will take time to read everything.

  9. I did go where you said and changed it from 'full text' to 'summary'. Just to follow your instructions. But I don't even understand what I just did, so hopefully it means that people will be compelled to click into my blog and then their visit will be counted in stats.

  10. What in the world is RSS FEED?

    All WordPress blogs have multiple RSS feeds and you can read about them here http://en.support.wordpress.com/feeds/
    This is the RSS Feed URL for your posts re: the blog linked to your username
    http://lisettedefoe.wordpress.com/feed/
    See here for more See: Video: RSS in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU

    On your blog go here > Dashboard > Settings > Reading and choose "summary" here
    For each article in a feed, show
    Full text
    __Summary

    Scroll down and make sure you do NOT enable "sharing" on that same page here
    > Settings > Reading > Enhanced Feeds
    Enhanced Feeds
    Add to each article in your feed: Categories
    Tags
    Comment count
    __Sharing

    Scroll down and click "save pages"

  11. I did go where you said and changed it from 'full text' to 'summary'. Just to follow your instructions. But I don't even understand what I just did, so hopefully it means that people will be compelled to click into my blog and then their visit will be counted in stats.

    Yes. The good news is that if you did what I posted above you have compelled all followers, who want to read full posts ,to click into your blog and read them on the blog, which will create page view stats. :) Reading posts in emails and or in the Reader (yada, yada, yada) does not create a page view stat. Likes are bragging numbers that make us feel warm and fuzzy but they are not page view stats.

  12. Good explanation. I did make the changes you suggested earlier, but then you said...Scroll down and make sure you do NOT enable "sharing" on that same page here
    > Settings > Reading > Enhanced Feeds
    Enhanced Feeds
    Add to each article in your feed: Categories
    Tags
    Comment count
    __Sharing

    So, if I understand right, I was supposed to UNCHECK 'Sharing', so I went now and unchecked sharing and left the others checked. I hope I am understanding... I am making sure I do NOT enable sharing.

  13. This is a matter of preferences. By disabling "sharing" you have prevented anyone from sharing the excerpt of the post they receive in email on social networks until after they have clicked into the blog and read the whole post. However, if that's not to your liking then you can enable it.

    Enhanced Feeds
    Add to each article in your feed: Categories
    Tags
    Comment count
    Sharing

  14. I was surprised to see 42 followers by email. That is good news. But when I clicked on the link you gave me "Click "blog" and when that page opens click "email followers"
    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?blog_subscribers&type=email"

    I only saw myself as an active follower. (I followed so I would see what the emails look like). It says only active followers show up, the rest who have not confirmed will not show up. Does that mean that 41 people intended to receive emails but none of them actually confirmed their email addresses? That would be terrible.

  15. That means that the other followers are following your blog in the Reader and don't wish to receive email. That's very common. In fact many blog readers are not enthusiastic about receiving posts by email so they do not choose that option.

  16. P.S. I am among those who do not subscribe to receive posts by email. I have family and friends email, business email, contracted work email and blog email. If I were to add the 269 blogs I follow to that email load I would not have a life.

  17. oooooh, I see. Ok. I thought that was solely email follows. Ok. Understood. Makes sense. Thanks

  18. Okay and here's one more followers count kicker for you but it's not about email followers. If you use Publicize to autopost to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. then the followers counts on those sites are added to your WordPress.com followers numbers you see on that page http://en.support.wordpress.com/publicize/

  19. HAHA, I just realized that and felt dumb! I thought those 42 were ON TOP of the Publicize followers. It is all clear now. You have been soooo helpful. You could be the manager of the whole WordPress instead of a Volunteer. haha. Thank you again.

  20. Thanks for the compliment. I've been here for a long time but I still learn new things form other Volunteers and Staff every day. Best wishes with your blog.

  21. Ok, something isn't quite right I see. Posted a new blog... Through email it came with the link to read more, which is what we wanted to see. (That way it leads people to the site). But then I thought that it would do the same in the Reader. I have seen this from another blogger so I know it should work. But instead it shows full text . (I followed myself to see what it shows like). Did I do something wrong?

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