Loss of traffic and stats?

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  • #1008629

    Hi @macmanx. Thanks for your help. It’s not clear to me what you’re asking me to do. Are you requesting that I take screen shots and post them to my blog?

    #1008630

    @macmanx, I should state that I’m on WordPress VIP, so my numbers appear on a list with other blogs written by my coworkers. I’m not certain this added info is of any relevance but I write it here just in case. Thanks again.

    P.S. I also note that the “all-time” numbers for all WordPress blogs on our site are shifting, not just my blog.

    #1008631

    macmanx
    Staff

    citizenbigbeat, since you’re on WordPress.com VIP (sorry for not noticing earlier), our VIP Support department has gotten in touch with you via email.

    mittopia59, just to clear up any confusion, please take a screen shot with the all time totals visible once a day for the next 3 days and upload it via Media -> Add New in your blog’s Dashboard.

    You don’t need to add it to any post, as we can see what’s in your Media Library. Hopefully this will help us establish a trend, if the VIP team doesn’t find a solution before then of course.

    Thanks!

    #1008632

    martinremy
    Staff

    citizenbigbeat, I assume you’re talking about the “Top Authors” numbers, not overall blog stats. The Top Authors panel has always used sampling, and did not use all hits in its calculations. Over the last few days, we’ve been tuning the sampling, so numbers have gone up and down (mostly down, as you noticed). As of a few minutes ago, we raised the sampling rate again and in the summary views we’re now using all historical data, so those numbers should be higher than before. Sorry about the confusion this caused.

    #1008633

    Hi @martinremy. Yes, I’m talking about the “all time” list in top authors, which I get to when I click “summaries.” I see that the numbers for my blog have indeed gone up, reversing the steady downward slide in past hits.

    Just to be sure I understand: the “all time” number for an individual blog is not actually all hits the blog has ever had, but a number reached by sampling? If this is the case, is there a way to determine the real, total number of hits a blog has received?

    Thanks for your help!

    #1008634

    martinremy
    Staff

    @citizenbigbeat, the numbers you see when you click “summaries” are no longer sampled, they are complete. The numbers on the Top Authors panel on your main stats page (which shows today and yesterday and the “summaries” link) are still sampled, but should be very close to actual numbers (lots of samples now, whereas we’ve been experimenting with lower sample rates in the past few days — that experimentation is concluded now).

    #1008635

    Okay, great, thanks so much for your help.

    #1008636

    mittopia59
    Member

    Many thanks, macmanx and martinremy. I’ll upload some screenshots.

    #1008637

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1008638

    ninfield
    Member

    My traffic has also dived dramatically from around 700 a day to just over 100 last week.. It seemed to change after I added share buttons to all my posts and pages.
    http://ninfield.wordpress.com/

    Any help and advice welcome.

    #1008639

    macmanx
    Staff

    Your drop in visits corresponds directly with a similar drop in referrers from Google Image search.

    I’d say the problem lies with them not listing you as frequently or prominently anymore.

    You can see the details for specific days by clicking the bars within the graph.

    #1008640

    ninfield
    Member

    Thanks Mac, but any idea why it should suddenly drop to 10% after many months of higher numbers?

    #1008641

    macmanx
    Staff

    That would be up to Google. We have no control over how they operate their index.

    #1008642

    ninfield
    Member

    Thanks. I’ve asked over at Google Webmasters.

    #1008643

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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