Referrals coming from WordPress Dashboard

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  • #160409

    Hmm…I have noticed today that I have been receiving referrals from the Word Press Dashboard. I looked at the actual News Department Selections and the More News Selections. Neither of these selections have Second Chance to Live or my most recent post, Traumatic Brain Injury and News Networks. Does anyone know why I am receiving referrals from the Word Press Dashboard? Per your information I have researched why on the FAQ and in the Forums with out success.

    Thank you for your time and kindness.

    Craig

    #160757

    timethief
    Member

    I believe this may be the correct explanation. However, if it’s not then I expect staff will correct it.

    When you visit the wordpress.com global tag pages you will find linked excerpts of your posts listed under tags and categories you assigned to them. I believe what you are seeing is visitors who have found your posts on the wp.com global tag pages and are clicking through to your blog.

    #160758

    Thank you very much timethief. That makes sense to me. Have a great day. Craig

    #160759

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. However, do note that I’m only speculating. Only staff can tell us for sure where these ‘wordpress dashboard” referrals are coming from.
    Top ‘o the day to you Craig. :-)

    #160765

    newbie Q here, what’s a referral ?

    #160767

    timethief
    Member

    It’s a site that someone is on and then clicks into your blog.

    #160773

    sulz
    Member

    if i’m not wrong, referrals from wordpress dashboard includes everything in dashboard from blog stats, blog surfer, my comments and tag surfer. meaning people could have got through to your blog through any of this.

    #160780

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks sulz :)

    #160784

    sulz
    Member

    well not exactly sure but i thought i read this somewhere in the forums. =)

    #160785

    Here’s another possibility: when you log out of your dashboard and wordpress automatically directs you back to your own blog. In other words, it is really your own referral that is being counted. Those are the only times I have noticed the Dashboard referral.

    While wordpress supposedly doesn’t count views from the blog owner, perhaps that isn’t a perfect feature.

    #160808

    Thank you for your input. You all are very kind. Have a simply amazing day! Craig

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