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  1. I am getting a lot of views from spammers, which are slowing down my blog for others. I have had well over 1500 views lately, and very few clicks. Can you give me some advice as to fix this problem?
    Blog url: http://revivalandreformation.wordpress.com/

  2. The vast and overwhelming majority of all so-called information on the internet is spam. Over 80% of all comments submitted to .wordpress.com blogs every day are spam.

    For clarity likes and shares numbers 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 without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no blog can become followers and click the "like" and/or "share" buttons. Those who do not have accounts cannot use the like button. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    I set my RSS Feed to summary to compel readers to click in an create a page view stat.
    > Settings > Reading
    For each article in a feed, show
    _Full text
    _Summary
    click "save changes"

  3. which are slowing down my blog for others.

    I don't see how that could be. Free sites are on WP shared servers that can handle thousands of sites.

  4. I usually get around 200 views a day, give or take...now i am receiving 1500 views, and no clicks. My blog theme offers only excerpts that the reader has to click on to see. These viewers aren't doing anything but going on my blog and that's it.

  5. We need the URL of the blog you are asking about to give you accurate advice. The blog linked to your name is Private so only the people you have invited in can view your blog

  6. May we assume you aren't referring to this blog with the visibility set to private? http://revivalandreformation.wordpress.com/
    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

  7. Sorry about that everyone, but I had no choice. I set it for private because my blog was brought basically to a stand still. I can set it for public again, but if the views start up again as it did the last few days, then I will have to put it back to private.

  8. Your site should support something over 500,000 page views per hour - that is because of the way the WordPress.COM servers are set up - your 1,500 page views a day are rounding errors on many blogs here

  9. Wow! Well, my readers had no trouble accessing my blog before all this started, and then I was receiving emails about not being able to access anything because the blog was too slow. Nothing's changed except that. i set the blog to private and the views obviously slowed up to basically nothing. Then I set it back to public, and they started up again to the count of 500 in one hour! That's insane for my blog. Maybe that's normal for others, but this tells me that there's something else going on here.

  10. How many Posts do you have set to display on the first page?

    You have infinite scroll - but you seem to have a lot of Posts on the first page

  11. Maybe the staff have "adjusted" the infinite scroll or something - so I have flagged this for their attention -

    Your site was slow to finish loading for me - but if you have a lot of Posts on the front page or a lot of Sticky Posts that can mess with things also

  12. I have it set for ten posts per page. This has been the same though for a coon's age.

  13. It's not spammers actually, just a bug on our end. For some reason, your blog is bypassing infinite scroll.

    When infinite scroll is set, 7 more posts are loaded each time you pass the 7th post. This also counts as 1 page view.

    Your blog is currently loading each block of 7 posts without scroll, so you're basically generating a page view every few seconds.

    We're currently looking into this, but you may want to disable Infinite Scroll via Settings -> Reading in your blog's Dashboard for now.

  14. Well there ya go...thank you. I disabled it and hopefully the views I'm getting are legitimate.

    Thank you to everyone for your help.

  15. You're welcome!

    The views were "legitimate," but inflated.

    They were generated by real people, but with infinite scroll, we log 1 view for every 7 posts loaded. Since all of your posts were loading, it works out to a rather hefty number of views per legitimate visitor.

  16. I see. Thanks.

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