"Like"-ed posts not showing up in Site Stats. Why?

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  • #809422

    usermattw
    Member

    Hi. I sometimes encounter situations where it seems the page views under the Site Stats do not accurately reflect the number of actual views. Today it happened again. It’s been a couple hours since I published today’s post, and already two different users have “like”-ed it, and yet the Site Stats indicate nobody has viewed the post at all. This has happened before. Is it possible to “like” a post without viewing it? Perhaps I’m just not understanding something about how this works. (I hate to sound greedy about views, or sound like I can’t believe my stats would be low, but no views at all when it has already been liked twice doesn’t seem right.) Thanks in advance for any advice or clarification.
    -Matt

    The blog I need help with is picsofthen.com.

    #809550

    timethief
    Member

    All visits to your site, from visitors with or without a WordPress.com account, should be counted. Could you make sure that your blog is set to the correct timezone in your Settings -> General please?

    Let’s pretend I am subscribed to your blog. You publish a post and it appears in my WordPress.com reader. There are two ways I can “like” your post:
    Ican “like” button in my reading list above your post;
    or I can click into the blog, read the post and click the “like” button.

    Also note it does take time for stats data to update. What I recommend is to wait and see if it rectifies. If it doesn’t then we Volunteers can’t help you with this issue, you will have to contact Staff

    #809551

    hnsaifi
    Member

    Your e mail subscribers can like your post without seeing your post. Same for RSS subscriber. So don’t bother yourself about it.

    #809552

    timethief
    Member

    Edit: replace “Ican “like” button “
    with “I can click the “like” button …

    #809560

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    And people who read your post on “Tag Surfer” can “like” them without actually visiting your site.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/tag-surfer/

    #809561

    usermattw
    Member

    Thank you timethief and hnsaifi for your helpful replies!

    #809562

    usermattw
    Member

    Thank you 1tess!

    #809566

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome from me.

    #809569

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    echo welcome from me too!

    #809708

    katochores
    Member

    I noticed the same issue, i think its said that people can view your post and that it is not counted in your stats. It is miss leading information and i think we can conclude that the actual views in your stats are not correct, probably more people viewed your post but it is not counted.

    #809709

    usermattw
    Member

    Thanks for your response, katochores.

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