en WordPress.com Forums › Support How is it that “private” posts get hits? Author Posts January 6, 2010 at 5:51 pm #434985 musecatcherMember I am showing visitors to my site landing on “private” posts. How is that possible? The blog I need help with is musecatcher.com. January 6, 2010 at 5:58 pm #435162 timethiefMember Are you the only Admin and user on your blog? Or do your have others users with Admin or Editor status? January 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm #435166 musecatcherMember Just me. I am the only admin. Stat counter is showing hits to private posts. I don’t get it. January 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm #435168 timethiefMember There gas just been an update of the Stats system and a new added feature for front page views. Other bloggers have been reporting stat spikes. I’m wondering if the hits you see weren’t due to the stats system changes. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/new-stat-section-home-page?replies=40 https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/stat-spikes?replies=2 January 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm #435169 timethiefMember I wonder if it’s possible that the new changes to the Stats system caused this. In any event only Staff can answer this question. January 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm #435171 musecatcherMember All of the hits are coming from “Snap Technologies”. Could this shed any light on it? January 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm #435186 raincoasterMember Yes, that’s the Snap Preview that some people use. If the post is private, they will see a Page Not Available, they will not see the post itself. Also, if the post is password-protected, anyone clicking on the title counts as a hit, even if they don’t have the password and can’t see the post. January 6, 2010 at 6:33 pm #435188 musecatcherMember Thank you. What is Snap preview and how would they be seeing posts that have been marked private via that? In other words, how on earth would they find the private post to begin with? January 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm #435193 dreamsburnredMember http://snap.com It’s a little screenshot service for when people hoverover wordpress.com blogs. They don’t find the private post. They just find your blog, and someone may link to the post. Author Posts The topic ‘How is it that “private” posts get hits?’ is closed to new replies.