discrepancy between 'likes' and visitor stats

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    hi, my latest post shows 8 ‘likes’ but my stats page shows no increase in visitors. how can this be? (my posts feeder only gives the first paragraph of a post)

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



    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.

    WordPress.com stats are not real time stats. That means they take time to update. Also as I posted above one does not need to click into your blog and create a page view stat to click a like button.

    Why don’t post/page views add up to total views?
    Post/page views are included in total views, but there are many views to your site that are not a post or page URL. The front pages, category/tag/date/author archives, and searches are all examples of other views that only count towards total views. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info



    thank you, timethief. (cool that you are my reply-er as i have appreciated your help comments while searching around on the forum *several* times!)

    from your answer, i have to to deduce that readers are liking, which is lovely, but not really reading: my stats page allows me to see if someone is referred from an address either within or without of my site but thats a different issue, i guess. i do understand that stats can’t be ‘real-time’.
    many thanks for your time. i am very happy with my wordpress site, all in all.

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