Domains and blog stats

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  • #143615

    janusgate
    Member

    Is there any kind of way to blog my OWN visits to my blog after I’ve created a domain? As it stands since I’ve created my domain today, WordPress is counting my own visits to my site along with everyone elses now that I’ve created it. Is there some kind of code or something I just have no idea about to prevent this? Or should I just stop looking at my blog?!!

    #143798

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, WordPress does not count your own visits, even on your own domain

    #143799

    janusgate
    Member

    Well I did a little test. I did a search engine search of my blog name and clicked on it. Unless someone else did that at the exact same time, it’s listed.

    #143801

    raincoaster
    Member

    What do you mean? Being listed in search engines and whether or not WordPress counts your hits are two entirely different things.

    #143802

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to raincoaster
    Exactly

    Is this stats reference helpful? http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/02/09/questions-about-stats/

    #143803

    janusgate
    Member

    Nah. I mean it’s on my blog stats. I googled the blog name and clicked on it. Sure enough my clicking on it showed up on my blog stats. And I know I was the one who did it. Does that make sense?

    #143804

    janusgate
    Member

    Checked out that link. Nothing really answered my question there, but thanks.

    #143805

    Yes, but when you clicked on the Google link, you are not “logged in” to your dashboard because you are on the Google site, not the WordPress site.

    Thus, the stats counter would not register you as the owner of your wordpress site – you would be treated like any other ordinary visitor on Google.

    Hope the explanation wasn’t confusing.

    #143806

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s quite true. I hadn’t thought of that. Good catch.

    #143807

    That’s because I’ve done this myself -you know, as a sort of a Google and Stats test. :)

    #143808

    janusgate
    Member

    Ah. That makes sense. I guess I also thought this was the case because a recent post got some healthy hits in a short amount of time. And it was around the same time I was tweaking it and looking back at it. But maybe it wasn’t me afterall.

    #143810

    raincoaster
    Member

    It should not count your own visits when you’re not clicking in from an external to WP.com site. If you’re within WP.com, it shouldn’t ever count your visits. You might want to ask staff to double-check your blog, though, as I have once heard of this happening.

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