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  1. How is it possible to get likes to a post and new followers on days when the site stats say I didn't have any views or visitors? It doesn't appear to be a time zone issue. What else could cause this?

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

  2. 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 in email and the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. It's only when a visitor clicks into the site that a page view stat is created.

    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 the "full text". That will encourage followers to click into your blog to read the full post and create a page view stat.

    Note these settings too:
    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.

    Changing that RSS feed setting does not affect the length of the post displayed on the front page or main page for posts on the blog. To create excerpts there on the front page we can split content by inserting "the more tag" into our posts http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

  3. Very helpful -- thank you!

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