Definition of visitor for statistical reporting

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    When I look at my stats I see the number of views and the number of visitors for a given day. The number of visitors is usually one or two, while the number of views is much larger. Does this mean that one person is looking at my blog multiple times during the day? How does WP define a visitor?

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

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    timethief
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    Hi there,
    You can read all about view and visitors at http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#views-and-visitors

    Also note that “likes” are bragging stats only ie. they may make you feel good but they aren’t 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

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