I had 5 people like a post today and three pageviews. How is that possible?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #911578

    faroutmadman
    Member

    Hi,

    This isn’t a huge deal, I’m just curious. I made a new post today and it has 5 likes so far (so at least 5 people viewed the page and read it). However my stats say that I’ve had 3 pageviews. So if I’ve only had 3 pageviews how did the other 2 people like the post?

    Just curious.

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

    #911722

    timethief
    Member

    A follower can click the “like” button without visiting your blog and creating a page view stat.

    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts in the Readomatic reader on the home page of WordPress.com
    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts on the Topics pages.
    • A follower can click the “like” button when viewing your posts when using an app.
    • An email subscriber can click the “like” button in the email they receive of your new posts without visiting your blog.

    P.S. To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post I have set my RSS Feed to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

    #911745

    Thanks for that tip, timehtief, I’d wondered how to that!

    I’m also puzzled by the randomness of the “Likes” I get, sometimes within seconds of publishing a post. It did make me wonder if there’s a way of Liking all posts published with certain tags.

    #911747

    timethief
    Member

    @waitingforthecall
    You’re welcome. Be aware that there are “like” button spammers and sadly we cannot delete their likes. We cannot prevent their gravatars from displaying without disabling gravatar display for everyone.

    #911748

    Yes, those spammers are annoying. I had a few of those unfortunately.

    #911749

    timethief
    Member

    Well, I sure hope you don’t get any more. (fingers crossed)

    #911780

    faroutmadman
    Member

    Thanks for the information. I should have figured it was something like that.

    #911781

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome and best wishes with your blog.

The topic ‘I had 5 people like a post today and three pageviews. How is that possible?’ is closed to new replies.