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Why are my page views not showing in stats?

  1. thiskindchoice
    Member

    I've recently started my first blog, and am having trouble with my stats when logged into wordpress.com. It says there have been zero views and zero comments, despite the fact that I know this isn't the case.
    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.

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

  2. Our stats are not real time stats and take hours to update.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/
    When you are logged in your visits to your own public blog are not recorded.

    Visitors can click directly into posts found on search engine page results without visiting the front page of the blog at all. Also be aware that likes and 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. re: the 404 error message on the front page of the blog linked to your username

    Nothing Found
    It seems we can’t find what you’re looking for. Perhaps searching can help.

    As soon as you publish a post not a page the error message will be gone. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/not-found/

    On the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/

    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.

  4. Thanks for your help. I realised now that my profile was linked to thiskindchoice.wordpress.com rather than thiskindchoice.com so that was affecting my stats, but the info you've given me is still very useful, thanks.

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