Stats displaying incorrectly?

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  • #1129467

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi Sanjanik,

    Staff can and will close threads when we think that the issue is best dicsussed in another thread, to make it a bit easier for us to track things. In your case, a member of our staff thought it best to close that thread, but your posts were not deleted.

    Thanks for your understanding.

    #1129468

    gadjodillo
    Member

    I used to believe what stats showed to me. But ever since I installed a new statcounter, I realized there was a gap: unaccounted visits on either sides. Meaning, everything coming through “google wireless transcoder” (dozens or readings for hours I monitored bitterly on statcounter) or from Opera browser do not count for the wordpress stats – and also things which do not appear on statcounter,com but are counted by wordpress stats. I guess we just have to come to terms with that inconsistency.
    plus, i never see the bars lately – only when i see the small preview on my dashboard. it’s an empty shell.

    #1129469

    richardmtl
    Staff

    gadjodillo: which site are you having difficulty viewing the stats for? I can have a look myself to see if there’s an issue.

    #1129470

    gadjodillo
    Member
    #1129471

    richardmtl
    Staff

    I was able to view the stats here with no problem:

    http://wordpress.com/#!/my-stats/?unit=1&blog=766568

    If you can’t see them, can you please take a screenshot of what you see? You can take it and post it here:

    http://snag.gy

    Please give me the link once you’ve done so. Thanks!

    #1129472

    mjeleon
    Member

    Help! Incorrect visitor stats for my blog! I know for a fact that multiple people have viewed the post, and yet the visitor number is still at 1, while the views are at 18. Further substantiation of the error is that these views are from different countries, so it’s obviously not just one person clicking on a link 18 times. What gives?

    #1129473

    mjeleon
    Member

    Well, the problem seems to have fixed itself for now. I still have a screenshot, so I know I’m not crazy! But the visitor number jumped to 6, while the views number rose to 19. So hopefully that’ll be the end of it? I’m still somewhat concerned that this happened in the first place though.

    #1129474

    richardmtl
    Staff

    Hi mjeleon, please see the links that posted earlier in this thread. As mentioned, website view statstics are not accurate, and with smaller numbers, they can appear at times to be even more disparate with smaller numbers. Let me know if that helps!

    #1129475

    riccosaenz
    Member

    I understand that view statistics are not accurate, but isn’t there a way at least to overcome inconsistencies such as having a smaller number of visitors than of countries from which they visit? I mean, if I see my blog has, let’s say, 1 visitor and views from 3 countries, it’s clear that something is wrong there. Isn’t there anything that can be done about it?

    #1129476

    macmanx
    Staff

    Web stats aren’t an exact science, and inconsistencies are really the nature of the beast.

    The core of the issue is that we can only track the data that the visiting browser offers us, this is true of any stats system.

    It’s entirely possible that you have 3 visitors, each from a different country, but we didn’t get enough data to officially classify them as unique individuals.

    It’s also entirely possible that this is 1 visitor, routing through a proxy which goes through servers in 3 different countries.

    In short, there will always be an incredible amount of variables, but we do our best with the data we’re given. If you add the word “about” in front of every number, it all makes more sense. :)

    #1129477

    First of all I would recommend the use of social media .. If you have no problems using the recently

    #1129478

    My stats today say I have 1 visitor and 4 views but under ‘views by country’ it shows that there are 2 views each from two different countries (how than can there be only 1 visitor logged)? The site I am asking details for is http://www.crumbsandtales.com

    #1129479

    macmanx
    Staff

    Stats aren’t an exact science, we can only report on the data that the visiting browser provides.

    It is possible that you actually has 2 visitors (with 2 views each) from the two countries, but we didn’t get enough data from one of the browsers to confidently classify one as a unique individual.

    Another possibility is that this really was 1 visitor using a proxy service that routed him through the two countries.

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