Site Stats Lagging About an Hour Behind

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    I just encountered this problem this morning. As of about 1020, the total site views in the stat counter froze for about 30 minutes, then slowly began to count again, but at a rate about 40 minutes behind actual time.

    The hours still rolled over, but showed zero for the current hour until the previous one filled up.

    Is this something to be concerned about or will it work itself out?

    Thanks for the help and warmest regards,


    The blog I need help with is



    Our stats are not real time stats. For details see here and note the views and viewers take hours to update. Also note that those who follow your blog in the Reader or by email don’t have to click into the blog unless they wish to.

    Likes and shares and reblogs and follows are not page views. In fact, likes, shares and reblogs are completely misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a blog who is logged into can “follow” your blog, “like”, “share” and “reblog” your posts in several locations such as the Reader, without ever clicking into your blog and creating a single page view stat.

    Visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat.

    You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here > Settings > Reading. Choose the “summary” setting for your RSS feed rather than to “full text”. That will compel followers who are not using mobiles to click into the blog to read the full post which will create a page view stat.


    I understand these nuances and have read the stat info section. I’ve just never seen the page view counter lag so far behind, or, as in this case, back-fill page views over the course of an hour.

    So, as I said before, is the lag something to be concerned about?

    The ‘answer’ here doesn’t answer the question.



    I wouldn’t be concerned but that’s because I’m not a stats watcher. I usually check mine once or twice daily. As you are concerned I’ll tag this thread for Staff to check your stats. Please subscribe to this thread and be patient while waiting.


    OK. I missed this line:

    “Typically a view is reported within five minutes, while it can take up to two hours to report new visitors.”


    Just never seen the lag pop up before.





    how did you know the Page Views were lagging?

    I do not see any third party counter to compare your WordPress.COM stats to.

    Some advice you did not ask for, your blog is slow to load and hard to navigate down the front page. Slow loading times turn off visitors and search engines. Consider using the More Tag to make your site load quicker and navigation easier.

    Both @timethief & I use the More Tag very aggressively on our sites to make the sites easier to navigate and understand

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