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Stats for 'Likes'

  1. I get badges for the number of likes, so know they are being counted, but I can't see anything about 'likes' on the Site Stats page.

    Am I missing something here?

    Thanks
    UNCLE SPIKE

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

  2. Go here http://wordpress.com/trophy-case and scroll down to "likes".

    Be aware that our stats are not real time stats. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ Note the views and viewers take hours to update.

    Moreover, those who follow your blog in the Reader or by email don't have to click into the blog unless they wish to. Likes, follows, shares and reblogs are not page views. In fact, likes, shares and reblogs are completely 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", "share" and "reblog" your posts in several locations such as the Reader, without ever clicking into your blog and creating a single page view stat.

    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 to "full text". That will compel followers who are not using mobiles to click into the blog to read the full post which will create a page view stat.

    Visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-reader-show-full-text?replies=31#post-1373606

    Note that setting the RSS Feed to summary 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 we can split content by inserting "the more tag" http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    Also note that you can disable "Sharing" on the same page:
    Settings > Reading
    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.

  3. Thanks for all the info. I knew most of that already, but it was specifically more regular stats on the 'likes' that I was after. I guess that is not currently available (apart from the trophy bit which is updated very rarely. No problem, it was worth asking.

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