Stats Classics: How to set?

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  • #2168074

    @nightmere10, thank you for your feedback. I’ve added a note about combining the views/visits graph to the suggestion list for the new stats page.

    @ingridcc

    I’m confused by your reply to imageobjecttext about the history chart of an individual post only being 10 days in the new stats instead of showing the whole lifetime of the post as in the old stats

    The all-time summary tables are a planned update, and showing more days in the main graph is also a planned update.

    @naukowy, if you are seeing stats show up on a different day than you expected, can you first double check that your blog is set to the correct timezone? You can do that from the Settings > General page in the classic dashboard. If you’re still having trouble after that, please start a new help request at http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ and include the URL of the blog you’re looking at and mention some examples of numbers as a reference point.

    @mashet, if you’re still having trouble with publicize stats, could you please start a new help request at http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/ and make sure to mention the blog URL you’re looking at and the number of follower stats you are expecting to see total.

    @kadishon, thanks for your suggestion. I’ve added it to the list.

    @edwardbrain1, thanks for your feedback. Updating the graph to show more days by default is a planned update as well as adding back the all-time summary table.

    @blodge1

    If there are going to be improvement in the stats department, could the WordPress team look at the Jetpack stats page instead please?

    The new stats page works for Jetpack blogs too.

    I am working to catalog all of your feedback and keep track of it, and some changes are already in the works. Not everything will go back to the way it was, but I do care about all of the feedback and am working to make sure it’s communicated in an unbiased way.

    #2168076

    ingridcc
    Member

    @designsimply
    Thank you, I really appreciate your patience and replies, and itemizing/ relaying our concerns to the designers. (I hope they listen!)

    #2168078

    blodge1
    Member

    @design simply
    Thanks for the feedback on the jetpack stats. Using the old style stats page, I have attached a link to show you what I mean about the funny way in which the Jetpack stats show up. I have tried to get the extra info that I mentioned earlier over the past year or so but have had no joy.

    It’s sad to read that the designers will not return us to the old stats page, but if the old one could ALWAYS remain as an option to use, then that should help as it gives bloggers a choice between the new and old pages.

    #2168081

    rhythloday
    Member

    But even the Survey is a problem as it doesn’t give WordPressers an option that reflects their sense of the far greater superiority if the layout and visuality of the previous design.

    #2168082

    timethief
    Member

    @rhythloday
    I agree with that point of view and was frustrated by my inability to state that in the survey.

    #2168085

    theo48
    Member

    I think somebody else noticed this too a few days ago:
    I recently had “comments” on certain posts/pages (true comments, no spam), that were not “viewed” that day, according to my stats page.

    #2168086

    timethief
    Member

    @theo48
    Others can comments on your posts without clicking into the posts themselves. Are you clear on that?

    Our stats are not real time stats and take time to update. There are frequent fluctuations that most do not notice because we aren’t watching the process. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ and note the views and viewers take hours to update.

    Our stats are page view stats. But please do not assume that everyone who clicks a follow, like, share, reblog or comment link actually reads the post on your blog because odds are they may not.

    Follow, like, share, reblog or comment clicks are not page views. In fact, follows, likes, shares, comments and reblogs are completely misleading when you are talking about page view stats.

    Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com/Gravatar account who is logged into WordPress.com can “follow” your blog, “like”, “share” and “reblog” your posts and “comment” in several locations such as the Reader, without ever clicking into your blog and creating a single page view stat. Subscribers control how frequently they receive your posts (instantly, daily, weekly) and can comment without clicking into the blog.

    Logged in visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-reader-show-full-text?replies=31#post-1373606

    You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here Dashboard > 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.

    If you are sure your stats need to be investigated then you need to be specific and post details here so Staff know exactly which stats you are referring to when they get to this thread.

    You can post screenshots and share them with Staff. You can use http://snag.gy/ to share screenshots. Or you can use the WordPress.com guide I linked to and upload it to your Media Library, and return to this thread to provide the file name so Staff can examine it.

    #2168090

    theo48
    Member

    @theo48
    Others can comments on your posts without clicking into the posts themselves. Are you clear on that?

    No, timethief, I did not know. And many thanks for the further information. You included some things I was not aware of (like posting/sharing screenshots).

    #2168093

    timethief
    Member

    @theo48
    You’re welcome and best wishes.

    #2168096

    ericesad
    Member

    WordPress got rid of the Number of Visitors information in the traditional (older) stats window. Now it just tells me total number of views. Can I change it back to the way it was? The number of visitors information is important to me, and I prefer the old Stats page to the new version. Thank you.

    #2168101

    WordPress got rid of the Number of Visitors information in the traditional (older) stats window.

    The “best ever” and quick display for all-time views/comments were removed, but the numbers of visitors are still there.

    You can see the numbers of visitors by clicking the “Visitors” link at the bottom of the main graph.

    #2168106

    Here is WP’s latest post on “these new features for a smoother blogging experience.” It includes the “new” Stats page as well as the “new” dashboard.

    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/start-blogging-2015/

    “Smoother”, where did they come up with the definition of this word?

    #2168107

    Here is WP’s latest post on “these new features for a smoother blogging experience.” It includes the “new” Stats page as well as the “new” dashboard.

    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/start-blogging-2015/

    “Smoother”, where did they come up with the definition of this word?

    Yea saw this. It is comedy pure. The forum was (and is) full of complains and they just repeat how great the changes are. It’s hilarious.

    #2168108

    timethief
    Member

    My comment on that post is in Moderation

    timethief Jan 2nd at 5:22 pm
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hi Ben,
    Given the number of support forums threads providing feedback on the new dashboard, and particularly the negative feedback in one which has now reached 395 comments, https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/massive-changes-to-the-wp-interface?replies=395 I’m surprised that you are extolling the virtues of the new dashboard. Frankly, I dislike it intensely so I do not use it, and if the classic dashboard is removed then I’ll be moving to self hosting.

    #2168111

    Thanks for putting in a comment and sharing it here with us, timethief.

    Yes, it is hilarious in a sad sort of way. It is so downgraded that I don’t use it all, just like many of us.

    #2168114

    timethief
    Member

    It’s so freaking sad that we blogger (some of whom who have paid upgrades) find ourselves in this unenviable position. Let me explain further.

    Staff can makes make unannounced, unexpected and unwelcome changes to features and functions. We blogger may respond saying we reject them here is support forum threads. Next we are co-opted by use of politically correct pollyanna style language to list feedback ie. to expand on what we dislike about the changes because they expect us to assist them in improving whatever we wish had not taken place in the first place.

    The ace card in the hole is always Staff’s card. They can point out that there are millions of us bloggers and only a few hundred ever post to the support forums in response to any change. Staff alone know how many of those registered blogs are actually active rather than abandoned and those figures are not published and accessible to us users. Hence we can complain to the skies in support forum threads and Staff can always rely on the fact that millions of other users have not complained. I reached the end of my love affair with WordPress.com.

    #2168115

    timethief
    Member

    P.S. Sorry about the grammar errors above. I’m multitasking from my business and did not proofread before clicking submit.

    #2168116

    I used to love WordPress, too, and recommended it to others in the past, but this year it ended for me, too. I cannot recommend it now. I also don’t publish as much as I used to. It takes too long now.

    #2168119

    timethief
    Member

    Sigh … it is so sad when a good thing goes in a bad direction. Breaking up is hard to do but some of us have had enough. These are my 7 Reasons Why I Like WordPress.com Hosting that I published in fall of 2013. As for today color me sad — very sad. :(

    #2168144

    rhythloday
    Member

    So many of the other changes are rotten too. It now appears that my blog no longer fills the entire webspace. It’s as if it is embedded in a field of beige. Is anyone else experiencing this?Sent from my iPhone

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