For a while, I've had my suspicions that the statistics and analysis on the blog were inaccurate.
I believe that the referrs and top posts & pages are under calculating the number of hits, particularly when people are directed straight to a blog article rather than the entire page.
I've just started to use bit.ly to shorten & monitor the usage of my links before placing onto twitter. According to my bit.ly there have been 25 recorded clicks to my latest blog article; however, wordpress has only counted 10 views. I understand that bit.ly may be inaccurate; however, in my opinion, with this link being posted onto 3 individual twitter sights I believe there are more likely to be 23 recorded clicks than there are to be just 10.
Additionally,we receive a large number of views per day, but the information in the search engine and referrals do not cover even half the reported visitors.
Is this a persistent problem with everyone's blogs or just my own? And how can we improve this service for a more accurate reading of blog/hit statistics?
The blog I need help with is jellylondon.wordpress.com.