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How to tell which visitors are admins or someone else?

  1. I've always kind of wondered about that, here on dot com. Is there any way to differentiate between our own "hits" and those of others? Interesting how on certain days certain posts get visited more than I would expect. And I'm wondering "did I do that or was it actual online visitors from elsewhere?" - THNX

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

  2. WordPress.com uses cookies and your own visits to your blog (for logged-in users of public blogs only). Have you read the stats section? Also note that the user roles recommendation is to have a single Admin for each blog.

  3. The Stats page says-

    The following are not counted:

    Your own visits to your blog (for logged-in users of public blogs only)

    It also says-

    Every time a visitor views a URL on your blog, the visitor’s web browser loads a small smiley-face image from our stats system.

    I've seen those smiley faces time and again. Hmmm. I bet I know what's happening- my own visits are being logged when I go to my site's front page but I'm not signed in till I do so via the Meta link.

    Took me a while to figure that one out, LOL!

    Better quit admiring my own work so much ...

  4. I know what's happening- my own visits are being logged when I go to my site's front page but I'm not signed in till I do so via the Meta link.

    Yes that's what's happening. I don't log in that way. You can login using this link > http://wildwanderingirl.wordpress.com/wp-admin/

  5. LOLOL... I'm learning! Geez, ya'd think by this time....!!

    To be certain, I'll bookmark the link you graciously provide.

    What about when we are logged in but we view a page or a post? Does that count too?? - Of course I'd rather it didn't...

    I'm just now getting used to viewing the Stats area. Gotta have a plugin even to do

      that
    over at dot org, everything requires a plugin there, SO much work *sigh*... Best in the long run, that I moved back away from there. It was lonely too. Here at dot com it's so easy to become part of the community. At dot Org I was feeling ignored...

  6. If you are logged in and your site is NOT Private then your visits to pages / Posts etc do not count as long as your site is open to the public

  7. What about when we are logged in but we view a page or a post? Does that count too?

    If you are logged in then those stats are not counted. If you aren't logged in they are.

    P.S. I felt the same way at .org. My blog was a stand alone island when I self-hosted and not part of a community so I moved it back here.

  8. Thanks, All...I'm sorting it all out, slowly! ;^)

    My blog was a stand alone island when I self-hosted and not part of a community so I moved it back here.

    @timethief, I am glad I wasn't the only one who felt that way on dot org. It does have its perks, but what a ton of work, only to have it corrupted and stolen from me by poor management of the host database. And yet I was the one who was blamed! "Your fault, you didn't maintain your site correctly and you let all the bad guys in." GGRRR.

    There does not seem to be a good way to socialize with a dot org site, except by posting on other blogs. But that is just isolated posting, unless they really pay some attention to the poster's blog. Around here, it is so easy, I was amazed...I don't remember it being so easy before. Things seem to be changing here, and IMO for the better :-)

    I'm probably hijacking my own thread, sorries...

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