stats are wrong
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.
I choose to reduce my RSS Feed to “summary” here > Settings > Reading
For each article in a feed, show
Doing that compels followers to click in and read the full post on my blogs.
Thanks for that. I`ve just changed my RSS feed now so that might help.
Oh and since that happened, the 1 view has actually showed up but not sure if it`s the same person who liked my post. I hope not really because the terms the person googled seem to tell me the person is a bit of a ….
Now … now … it’s best not to speculate … just think positively and blog on. :)
Hopefully it is okay to post here…
timethief – my stats have been messed up since yesterday. Total views appears correct but when I go to the top posts and pages box it is about half the number – unless I click on the “other posts” at the bottom and then the hits per posts change and then the same total shows there as shown in the graph area at the top. Hopefully that made sense. Same with referrers stats – I have to click the link at the bottom to see the actual total and where they are coming from.
I’m sorry I can’t help with that directly. I will flag this thread and Staff will take a look at your blog to see what’s going on.
Thanks timethief – forgot to add that in the reader since yesterday none of the blogs I follow have updated either, so I have to go into the list and view each blog individually – happened at the same time as the stats problem. None of the tags I search for in reader are updating either.
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Total views appears correct but when I go to the top posts and pages box it is about half the number
Everything appears to be fine with your stats. Keep in mind that Top Posts and Pages won’t always add up to the total views, as your blog has a main page and archive pages which are not counted there.
Today, before you checked I changed my password and then it was better – this morning I didn’t even have any top posts or home page visit counts in the top posts and pages box (or any data in the other small boxes – but did have stats in the top bar. After I changed my password then I had data populated in the smaller boxes. I do think they should match because I have a home page stat count there and this is an anomoly for me – the same thing with the referral numbers.
As to the reader issues – I thought that too was resolved with the password change, as I suddenly got new posts from those I followed and from the tags – now it is still that initial new bunch but new posts on the blogs I follow.
Just very weird and primarily concerned that somebody did something to the blog – which is why I changed my password. Perhaps just a fluke but it was weird.
Thanks for checking for me!
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