Concerned over likes from other bloggers
Don’t know if any other bloggers experience the same thing with !likes! as I do, so will ask you all a sincere question.
Whenever I publish a post, I have the same few people pressing the ‘like’ before the post has time to be read. I mean the likes come within seconds of my publishing. I have noticed this over a few months now and thus I question.. Do people actually read the posts, or are likes auto? a way of alerting other bloggers of their presence I would much rather have fewer likes and more comments then 20-30 suspicious looking “likes” and no comments. I don’t know about others here, but posts often take me hours to present and edit, to make good enough to publish. I do hope it is not all in vain..
Any thoughts from other bloggers,
The blog I need help with is cameracatchs.wordpress.com.
re: speed likers who don’t read post but click like buttons instantly after they appear in the feed, Sadly, what you describe is common. We bloggers cannot prevent anyone from speed liking as we cannot remove that !@%%&* like button from our posts when they appear in the Reader.
Our stats are not real time stats. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ and note the views and viewers take hours to update. Provided you are logged in when visiting, your own views are not recorded on any public blog you registered. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/
Please do not assume that everyone who clicks a like button actually reads the post on your blog because odds are they may not.
Also note that those who follow your blog in the Reader or by email don’t have to click into the blog unless they wish to.
Likes and shares and comments and reblogs and follows are not page views. In fact, likes, shares, comments and reblogs are completely misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com/Gravatar account who is logged into WordPress.com can “follow” your blog, “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.
Logged in visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-reader-show-full-text?replies=31#post-1373606
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.
Sorry about the inappropriate “Hello there” in the second paragraph.
Hi thanks for the details – I thought as much. I guess people reaching my blog through google are perhaps more sincere. At least they are searching for topics, I/we (bloggers) have published with care.
Actually the blog in question is not “camera catches,” but my old one, Children Of Light, Sathya Sai Memories…
Please provide the URL for the blog in question in the form of an active link starting with http://
Shame nothing can be done about speedy likes – what a shame people cannot be honest. Why waste time “liking” something you have not read.. Makes no sense. I expect speedy likes on Facebook, but not on blogs..
the active link is beside my (face) icon in blue letters.
Thanks for confirming it was the blog linked to your username.I wanted to be sure it wasn’t a wordpress.ORG install that you were referring to as that support forum is a different one.
The “like issue” should be posted as an article on someone’s blog, as a reminder of what blogging is all about – that is taking interest in others’ efforts and not for a load of false likes.. I mean how sad. well enough said.
thanks so much.
I have actually blogged on that issue. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2013/04/09/wordpress-com-follower-management/ There are even people clicking like buttons on empty pages. http://onecoolsite.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/idioticlikebuttonclickers.png?w=700&h=255
thanks.. I will read the comments tomorrow.. It is late here. I had no idea the problem was so severe. I don’t post as often as I use to. I rather be out with real people as in days of yore.. Sadly I do believe that FACEBOOK has been a great learning forum in “total dishonesty” and ego seeking behaviour. (FB has its good points but sadly the price has been high) and that price has carried over to all other on line activities..
I have blogger for along time. Previous to monetization of blogs entering the picture dishonesty online was something I rarely witnessed.
I have made my blog private for the time being. I hope I have followed the procedure correctly, as I have a lock icon on the dashboard, I take it that indeed I am now invisible to the world..
Perhaps a break is what I need.
btw, Timethief, have you ever had people use searches are a way of contacting you? – I have had someone do that? I often felt like I was being stalked and of course I could not prove it..
Well what next in the internet world.. Nothing would surprise me. ha!
tat tar for now.
I can confirm that the blog is private now.
I don’t worry about anyone following me online. If they arrive where I live that is, of course, a different story; it’s a matter for the police.
thank you for checking. I am off to bed.. blessings.. eve
Sleep well and have sweet dreams. :)
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