Loss of traffic and stats?

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  • #1008252

    mittopia59
    Member

    In the last week, my blog has gone from 90-150 views per day to 10-12. I might have put this to chance, but I’ve also noticed that the cumulative count of tagged clicks has changed: Tags that used to report 400-500 hits now show 100 or so.

    I have had trouble with my DSL service during this time, though I’m not sure what difference that would make…

    Thanks in advance…

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

    #1008354

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    I have flagged this thread so Staff will take a look at your stats for you.

    #1008358

    I’s having problems with stats too.
    I receive some emails of people who liked my blog or my posts, but in stats bar only have one or two visits.
    Something is happening

    #1008364

    mittopia59
    Member

    AP is reporting that GoDaddy was hacked on Monday. Wondering if this has anything to do with it…

    #1008365

    macmanx
    Staff

    mittopia59, it looks like you main source of traffic has been Google, and that has been on a steady decline. Unfortunately, we have no control over how Google operates their search index.

    lyingonthemoon, Likes can be generated from the WordPress.com Reader without visiting your blog http://wordpress.com/#!/read/

    #1008366

    timethief
    Member

    @lyingonthemoon
    Folloing up on what macmanx posted, likes and shares numbers are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. Those who have username accounts only but no blog can become followers and click the “like” and/or “share” buttons. Those who do not have accounts cannot use the like button.

    Note: To compel readers to click into my blog to read the full post thereby creating a page view stat, I have set my RSS Feed for posts to “summary” on this page > Settings > Reading

    #1008374

    mittopia59
    Member

    The “like” and “share” stats are not the ones that concern me. The “clicks” stats have changed. That is: Tags that showed over 500 views now show fewer than 100. This seems odd, though maybe I’m not interpreting them properly.

    #1008375

    macmanx
    Staff

    It’s pretty much directly related to the decrease in traffic from Google.

    Less Visitors = Less Clicks

    #1008379

    mittopia59
    Member

    So….It’s normal behavior for clicks to disappear?

    Perhaps I’m not being clear:

    Tag Topic A—535 clicks showing last week

    Tag Topic A–85 clicks showing now

    Does the click counter only apply to a given time period? Does it reset at some point? My impression was that it is cumulative.

    I understand that my traffic may simply have dropped. But I do not understand why clicks on a given tag have vanished.

    #1008382

    raincoaster
    Member

    If your traffic has dropped, there are fewer readers to click on things. Seems natural to me.

    #1008386

    pagelady
    Member

    I am having the same problem as mittopia59, it is NOT a decline in traffic but a disappearance of previously tallied views. I have been refreshing my stats page today because I was close to 100,000 all-time views and I have a celebratory post ready. Before my lunch break my all-time views stat was 99,994. When I came back from lunch it had dropped to 91,015. Since this number is an accumulation of all views on my blog, it should never decline! Why did nearly 10,000 views suddenly disappear?!

    #1008387

    timethief
    Member

    Our stats are not real time stats. They are cached and do take some time to update and rectify.

    #1008388

    mittopia59
    Member

    @ Pagelady, et al:

    This is what I have been trying to convey.

    Clicks and views have been disappearing.

    I understand that my traffic may simply be down. But I don’t understand why a tag that had previously showed 500+ clicks now shows 85.

    If clicks is a number that resets at some interval, that would make sense, but that’s not what I’m hearing. The responses I’m getting are that I have less traffic, but that doesn’t explain why existing clicks have disappeared.

    #1008393

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    What mittopia is saying is that the amount of hits that were on a particular tag has gone down in the stats count page, right? That’s because we are now in a new month. Are you looking at the views from the past week, the past month, the past 30 days, or overall?

    #1008395

    mittopia59
    Member

    To clear up any confusion with my poor use of lingo:

    I am losing “Views” under “Topics.”

    This is not a matter of seeing fewer views because of less traffic–Views that were previously counted from older posts have gone away.

    #1008397

    pagelady
    Member

    I am having the exact same issue: “Views that were previously counted from older posts have gone away.” And I’m looking at my “views all time.”

    #1008399

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    If you had seven views over seven days, on the eighth day if you had no views then you would have had six views over seven days. that’s the easiest way i can describe it. Someone else may do better.

    #1008400

    mittopia59
    Member

    @thegiddygoat: Thank you. I did consider this, but it doesn’t correlate to a new month, a new thirty-day interval, or a new week, as far as I can see–just sort of happened randomly, a few days into September, but less than 30 days after starting the blog.

    Also…I can’t find a setting in my stats page that allows me to select a time interval for tags viewed?

    Am I missing something?

    #1008401

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    Also take into account there are not always the same amount of days in a month.

    #1008402

    thegiddygoat
    Member

    Wasn’t sure what you mean about a setting in the stats page , but on your stats page click on ‘summaries’ for a run down of your stats by week or month etc.

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