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Stats - Views and Likes

  1. There are some days when the number of 'likes' I get on my posts exceeds the number of views. I have also noticed that while my number of followers is growing steadily (thank you, all of you) the number of views is not growing correspondingly. I have concluded that this might be because many of the actual views and some of the likes are entered through the Reader and the person never actually clicks through to the Webpage. (Many of my posts are simply a photograph). Thus they are not included in the Stats.

    Have I got this right? And if so what can I do to include within my stats these additional likes and Reader views to get a truer impression of the number of people seeing my website.

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

  2. Likes are not page views. http://en.support.wordpress.com/likes/ They may make us feel warm and fuzzy but they are not page view stats. In fact, 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 the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats

  3. Thanks for your response. Very helpful. And a nice intro to your helpful website. Thanks again.

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