Referrers stats not showing all views

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  • #1291768

    Hi

    On the Stats page, the Referrers section is only showing a few of the total views for the day. Usually these figures match. This has been happening for the last two days.

    Any help or advice will be appreciated.

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

    #1291854

    timethief
    Member

    See the Stats documentation:

    Why doesn’t the number of referrers add up to the number of total views?
    Not all visitors will land on your blog by clicking a link somewhere else. Visitors may type your URL directly into the web browser, click a link in an email, or click a link in another application which then loads the browser. http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info

    #1291858

    Thanks for that, but there’s been a huge drop over the last couple of days. Mostly these figures are the same or near enough, but now my Referrers is less than a third of my views. I genuinely don’t think that lots of visitors are suddenly typing in my URL – they’ll be coming from the Reader or from links on Amazon, Goodreads etc as they have always done. The drop has been sudden not gradual.

    #1291868

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for Staff to take a look at your stats. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1291870

    Will do – thank you.

    #1291873

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome.

    #1292012

    kardotim
    Member

    I don’t see a big difference compared with the last 30 days stats. The only difference I see is that you don’t have had any referrers from Google Images in the last 7 days. It might be caused by the recent change Google did to its Google Images search results page. Before, a click on an image found through Google Images resulted in a view. Now, after clicking on an image it doesn’t automatically redirect you to the source anymore. Therefore you don’t get a pageview.

    #1292020

    Thanks – I guess I’ll just have to wait and see if it resolves itself – a pity, since as a stats nerd I enjoyed seeing what were the most successful ways of attracting people to the blog, and I’m certain they’re not coming via google images or by typing in my blog address.

    But in the global scheme of things, no biggie, I suppose… :)

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