Site stats are not updating correctly

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  • #964478

    brandifox
    Member

    Hello,

    I have had a reoccurring issue of my site stats not updating. The reason I know the numbers are incorrect is because I will receive emails of visitors liking my posts but the stat number will not increase. In addition, when you look at what pages receive views, it does not show the page(s) the visitors liked, ultimately not showing they visited the page that the liked. Please let me know if you have any suggestions.

    Thank you for your time,
    B. Fox
    Blog url: http://brandifox.wordpress.com/

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

    #964575

    timethief
    Member

    Likes are misleading – forget about them. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” your posts in several locations 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” button.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    #964576

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. I forgot to say that I have reduced my RSS Feeds on this page > Settings > Reading to “summary” from “full text” to compel followers to click into my blog to read the full posts and create a page views stats when doing so.
    For each article in a feed, show
    _Full text
    _Summary

    The other benefit of “summary” RSS Feeds is that I don’t have to waste my time chasing down content thieves and making DMCA complaints to have my stolen content removed from splogs.

    #964634

    brandifox
    Member

    Thank you for your help! I like your suggestion about changing RSS to summary postings, I just went ahead and changed that setting :).

    #964639

    timethief
    Member

    Good for you and you’re welcome. :)

    #964665

    sseverson389
    Member

    @timethief – Will making that change affect email subscribers? I’ve had people specifically request that I keep full-text in emails.

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