accuracy of blog stats?

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  • #437434

    edlee
    Member

    quick point of clarification, like most bloggers here at wordpress.com, i promote my posts through twitter and use a URL shortening service (tr.im or bit.ly) to track the click throughs on each link. is there a reason why tr.im/bit.ly would reports > 100 click throughs to a blog post (even after subtracting the “bots” hitting the link) and my blog stats page reports just five hits to that post all day?

    The blog I need help with is edlee.ca.

    #437586

    WordPress.com stats does not track any bot of any kind.

    So you may have to factor in more bots.

    #437587
    #437588

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to dreamburnred

    The following are not counted:
    * Visits from registered users of the blog when they are not logged in.
    * Visits to uploaded documents and files
    * Visits from browsers that do not execute javascript or load images.
    * GoogleBot and other search engine spiders.
    More information here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/

    #437589

    timethief
    Member

    lol :D we’re ♫ a duet ♫

    #437605

    edlee
    Member

    @dreamsburnred sure, but 100 clicks down to five views?

    @timethief what does the “views from browsers that do not execute javascript or laod images” mean? does that mean mobile browsers like the blackberry?

    #437625

    It could firefox users who have no script which will block things that like.

    Blackberry and other smartphones support javascript.

    Twitter seems to have a ton of bots following it, so wordpress will ignore them.

    #437663

    bookguy4
    Member

    I use http://statcounter.com because the WP stats are kinda weak. Might wanna try adding a secondary stat counter to compare. :)

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