Stats anomalies

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  • #1042823

    huwt
    Member

    Sorry – this probably is explained somewhere but I didn’t find it.

    The stats for my site often seem wrong. Yesterday I put up a new post, got 11 likes but apparently only 5 visits.
    Maths is not my strong point but even I can tell that doesn’t add up.
    Blog url: http://hdthomas.wordpress.com/

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

    #1042919

    timethief
    Member

    Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com blog who is logged into WordPress.com can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    #1042927

    huwt
    Member

    But that’s daft! What then is the value of the stats?

    #1042928

    timethief
    Member

    I submit that including email clicks on like and share buttons in my stats would be daft. If I can get all your posts by email then why should your blog be attributed with a visitor stat when a like button or share button clicker didn’t enter the blog?

    I choose to reduce my RSS Feed to “summary” here > Settings > Reading
    For each article in a feed, show
    Full text
    Summary
    Doing that compels followers to click in and read the full post on my blogs.

    #1042930

    huwt
    Member

    Ah. That makes more sense. Thank you!
    (Sorry, I’m a bit of a novice at this game and easily confused.)

    #1042932

    timethief
    Member

    Hi again,
    Some would say, none of this, including why we blog makes any sense at all … lol :D Just learn the basics step by step and blog on!

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