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Why are my # likes and referrals off?

  1. lilmisspoutine
    Member

    likes and referrals in statistics

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

  2. 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. lilmisspoutine
    Member

    Not a big gripe, but I've noticed that the number of my likes and referrals are off by a few digits between what I see in my Statistics page and what's actually displayed on my blog site. Sometimes I'll get an email notifying me of a like that doesn't show up on my post. This is the case, even accounting for elapsed time (2 weeks or more).

    Anyone else have this problem?

    thanks!

  4. lilmisspoutine
    Member

    thanks TimeThief! :)

  5. You're welcome.

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