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I had 5 people like a post today and three pageviews. How is that possible?

  1. Hi,

    This isn't a huge deal, I'm just curious. I made a new post today and it has 5 likes so far (so at least 5 people viewed the page and read it). However my stats say that I've had 3 pageviews. So if I've only had 3 pageviews how did the other 2 people like the post?

    Just curious.

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

  2. A follower can click the “like” button without visiting your blog and creating a page view stat.

    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts in the Readomatic reader on the home page of WordPress.com
    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts on the Topics pages.
    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts when using an app.
    • An email subscriber can click the “like” button in the email they receive of your new posts without visiting your blog.

    P.S. To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post I have set my RSS Feed to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

  3. waitingforthecall
    Member

    Thanks for that tip, timehtief, I'd wondered how to that!

    I'm also puzzled by the randomness of the "Likes" I get, sometimes within seconds of publishing a post. It did make me wonder if there's a way of Liking all posts published with certain tags.

  4. @waitingforthecall
    You're welcome. Be aware that there are "like" button spammers and sadly we cannot delete their likes. We cannot prevent their gravatars from displaying without disabling gravatar display for everyone.

  5. waitingforthecall
    Member

    Yes, those spammers are annoying. I had a few of those unfortunately.

  6. Well, I sure hope you don't get any more. (fingers crossed)

  7. Thanks for the information. I should have figured it was something like that.

  8. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog.

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