Stats Don't Seem Accurate – Please verify what is going on with my blog
I am just curious to find out what’s happened to my blog? Meaning, a month ago, I was able to see visitors with a two tone bar and also had alot more visitors recorded. Not sure if any of my settings have been unintentionally changed by WordPress. Can you explain what is going on. I’ve never had such low views of my contents.
The blog I need help with is rawsilkandsaffron.wordpress.com.
First: Stats can be delayed by hours and don’t reflect many things. They are a guideline at best and should never be considered completely accurate.
Second: There have been quite a few threads here over the last week or so about reduced views due, at least in part, to changes in how major search engines work. There is nothing WP can do about this.
Third: ‘alot’ is not a word.
I have a similar question about views and stats. I understand that WP has nothing to do with how search engines do their thing, but I have noticed an odd discrepancy in my WP stats.
The graph that shows my average views/hour at the top of my layout seems to have no relationship to the stats reported on the full-stats page. For example, it will say that I have 60 views per hour on average over the last 48 hours, but the stats will show 40 visitors over the day. How can that be?
If you’re talking about the Sparkline (the little white bar graph in the grey toolbar), I don’t think that’s any kind of average. It’s mentioned here, but not explained:
I believe the number with the arrow beside it is the ‘high hour views’ during the last 48 hours, not an hourly average. I haven’t been able to find confirmation of that anywhere though.
In your case, could it be that one hour during the last 48 got 60 views?
The Statline number is the max page views for an hour with the time frame being displayed is the last 48 hours – it is not an average –
Thanks a lot notawoodpecker for your insight and editing skills. I appreciate the customer service I received from WP or perhaps just you.
I don’t know how much of the clarification is true, because other blog sites seem to maintain the accurate stat count. In fact, the views have increased on my blog elsewhere. So, I am wondering if it is a WP issue versus the explanation given to me.
“Second: There have been quite a few threads here over the last week or so about reduced views due, at least in part, to changes in how major search engines work. There is nothing WP can do about this.”
A suggestion: get yourself a free stats counter and put paste its code (HTML only) into a text widget, then put that in one of your side panels. Use that instead of the onboard stats, for a few weeks. See if that makes a difference.
I use both. Sometimes there is a discrepancy, other times there isn’t, but either way – between them, you should be able to get a better idea of numbers of your blog traffic.
Also read the responses in this thread:
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