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  1. Hi weekend bloggers, I just want to let you know that we've completed a huge stats data migration and we're switching things over to read from the new databases.

    Huh? What are you talking about?

    Nothing much. Just that if you happen to see a slight difference in your stats this weekend, please ignore it. If you see a major problem, send feedback.

  2. Thanks for posting this.
    We have some stats fanatics out here that haven't learned how not to sweat the small stuff. Could you expand please on how one differentiates between "minor" and "major" problems when it comes to stats? It seems to me that they are backed up so none are lost and that means "major" problems would be ...?

  3. Like if it's bad enough for raincoaster to start whining, it's on the borderline.

    There's a moderate difference in my stats so far today. I shall hang on and see how they are in a few hours and if they're still stuck in the toilet I'll drop a feedback.

  4. What type of "difference" should we be looking for? I, for one, have noticed things going awry in the last week or so.

  5. On October 3rd, 2006, when Andy wrote of the change in the way WordPress handles the counting of feed stats, my stats, as had been predicted, dropped significantly.

    Today, they are significantly higher---much higher than would be reasonably expected. Mine have increased 10 fold---not sure if that is of such significance as to notify feedback. Thought I'd post about it first here.

  6. Mine are up as well: double. One suggestion I recieved was if my blog had been nominated for a bloggie award, perhaps it was being checked out via RSS rather than by clicks directly to the blog. But that would be weird, as a blog should be judged by how it looks on the page, I'd think. How many RSS feeds will play YouTube videos?

    Also, I did a search and didn't find anything new about Feeds.

  7. Ahh, raincoaster, hope that is so, for you as well as for me.

  8. Luckily I have sitemeters on my blogs so the hills and valleys don't really upset me. But I do believe doubling or halfing, let alone 10 fold increases, must be at least "significant" if not "major" when it comes to problems.

    I think we need an answer to:
    Could you expand please on how one differentiates between "minor" and "major" problems when it comes to stats?
    For example "major" problems would be ...?

    ... oh Andy ...

  9. "Major" problems are when they go down. "Minor" problems are when they go up.

    I, also, have sitemeter, but I don't see where they break out Feeds. I can't see the word "Feeds" anywhere, nor RSS. Where would I find that?

  10. raincoaster --

    "Major" problems are when they go down. "Minor" problems are when they go up.

    Now that made me laugh out loud! Ha! Excellent!

    This stats bug has hit my site as well. Some mornings I wake up to find a "major" loss of 800 to 1,000 "readers" or more overnight. Ouch! I just figure something got stuck or unstuck -- but it always sticks a bit in the end.

  11. Oh, Boles. It must be nice to have enough feed-readers so as to lose 800 or 1000 overnight and still be in existence. :) If I had 1000 feed-readers I would stare at the screen in awe!

  12. Hiya Shirley!

    It's so wonderful to see you here.

    Oh, these stats are quite a trip. You get all happy all these "people" are reading your article and then later they go "poof!"

    I'm glad I know my average range of total daily readers over the years so I know not to get too excited about the bump in readership here until a few days have passed and any "corrections" are employed.

  13. "Major" problems are when they go down. "Minor" problems are when they go up.

    heh heh :)

  14. I saw the same thing that writenow mentioned, although my feed stats are only about triple what they had been.

    "Major" problems are when they go down. "Minor" problems are when they go up.

    Which is why my comments are not a complaint :)

  15. Vivian, nor are my reports complaints! Hope the increase is for real. :)

    Shirley

  16. Famous last words:
    Luckily I have sitemeters on my blogs so the hills and valleys don't really upset me.
    Please check out this thread. I have had an astronomical increase in stats and my sitemeters on 3 blogs have vanished. Have your sitemeters disappeared too? http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=6649&replies=3#post-43032

  17. Now I'm definitely seeing a downturn in the regular stats. They're probably down by 30%. Is it just that nobody loves me anymore, or has some tinkering gone on behind the scenes?

  18. My feed stats are still up today as they were yesterday. Any word about this?

    Does anyone know the answer to this question? Are the feed-readers counted as part of the total page views?

    Shirley

  19. Raincoaster: Must be that no one loves you. Sorry. :(

    Shirley

  20. Oh fine. To prevent my doing something drastic, may I suggest you make it up to me by voting for me in the bloggies? That should just about restore my self-esteem.

  21. Actually, it's possible that they re-jiggered the stats to move the google reader people over to Feed from Blog Stats. I have had several hits listed on Blog Stats that came from Google reader. That might account for it.

    But you should still totally vote for me.

  22. Raincoaster: How---where---does one vote?

    And, will someone please answer my simple question? Are the feed-readers counted as part of the total page views?

  23. Feed readers are a separate stat.

  24. They shouldn't be the same; we were told they were broken out and had their own page. If the individuals follow the reader back to your site itself, that counts as a regular blog hit AND a feed hit, but normally they're two separate things. But I've definitely seen Google Reader hits on the regular stat page in the past. None there at the moment.

    And you vote here. Only a few hours left. You must nominate a minimum of three blogs, so there's your own (you're encouraged to self-nominate) and mine and then pick a wild card.

  25. Vivian and Raincoaster: Thanks for your answers, conflicting though they be :)

    Thanks too for the voting site. I'll go over and vote...

  26. :D

    Your Nutrigrain bar is in the mail.

  27. Sorry Vivian and Raincoaster about my last post. I took a quick glance, had to leave the house, and misunderstood. I believe you are saying the same thing. Forgiveness, please. :(

    shirley

  28. Not at all; the ambiguity was mine, because Vivian and I were posting at the same time and I was replying to you, which made it seem like I was negating what she said. I went back and edited it. So you're not misunderstanding things, you're just not a time traveller.

  29. My feed stats have bounced from an occasional one or two to 25 for each of the past two days so I guess that is a minor glitch. I also wish I could see a difference of 1,000 hits in a day without being totally wiped out. Anyone voting for best Australian Blog who includes poor lil me will also be getting a nutrigrain bar. (it is the one I got from raincoaster - it has been cloned.)

  30. Oh dear. That could get weird.

    I see from my stats for yesterday that google feed reader stats are still being counted as regular blog hits, so my previous theory must be wrong and we must all be supercelebs of the blogosphere.

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