Stats (heads-up)

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  • #47473

    andy
    Member

    Hi weekend bloggers, I just want to let you know that we’ve completed a huge stats data migration and we’re switching things over to read from the new databases.

    Huh? What are you talking about?

    Nothing much. Just that if you happen to see a slight difference in your stats this weekend, please ignore it. If you see a major problem, send feedback.

    #47799

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for posting this.
    We have some stats fanatics out here that haven’t learned how not to sweat the small stuff. Could you expand please on how one differentiates between “minor” and “major” problems when it comes to stats? It seems to me that they are backed up so none are lost and that means “major” problems would be …?

    #47809

    raincoaster
    Member

    Like if it’s bad enough for raincoaster to start whining, it’s on the borderline.

    There’s a moderate difference in my stats so far today. I shall hang on and see how they are in a few hours and if they’re still stuck in the toilet I’ll drop a feedback.

    #47828

    aishel
    Member

    What type of “difference” should we be looking for? I, for one, have noticed things going awry in the last week or so.

    #47913

    On October 3rd, 2006, when Andy wrote of the change in the way WordPress handles the counting of feed stats, my stats, as had been predicted, dropped significantly.

    Today, they are significantly higher—much higher than would be reasonably expected. Mine have increased 10 fold—not sure if that is of such significance as to notify feedback. Thought I’d post about it first here.

    #47914

    raincoaster
    Member

    Mine are up as well: double. One suggestion I recieved was if my blog had been nominated for a bloggie award, perhaps it was being checked out via RSS rather than by clicks directly to the blog. But that would be weird, as a blog should be judged by how it looks on the page, I’d think. How many RSS feeds will play YouTube videos?

    Also, I did a search and didn’t find anything new about Feeds.

    #47915

    Ahh, raincoaster, hope that is so, for you as well as for me.

    #47917

    timethief
    Member

    Luckily I have sitemeters on my blogs so the hills and valleys don’t really upset me. But I do believe doubling or halfing, let alone 10 fold increases, must be at least “significant” if not “major” when it comes to problems.

    I think we need an answer to:
    Could you expand please on how one differentiates between “minor” and “major” problems when it comes to stats?
    For example “major” problems would be …?

    … oh Andy …

    #47918

    raincoaster
    Member

    “Major” problems are when they go down. “Minor” problems are when they go up.

    I, also, have sitemeter, but I don’t see where they break out Feeds. I can’t see the word “Feeds” anywhere, nor RSS. Where would I find that?

    #47919

    boles
    Member

    raincoaster —

    “Major” problems are when they go down. “Minor” problems are when they go up.

    Now that made me laugh out loud! Ha! Excellent!

    This stats bug has hit my site as well. Some mornings I wake up to find a “major” loss of 800 to 1,000 “readers” or more overnight. Ouch! I just figure something got stuck or unstuck — but it always sticks a bit in the end.

    #47920

    Oh, Boles. It must be nice to have enough feed-readers so as to lose 800 or 1000 overnight and still be in existence. :) If I had 1000 feed-readers I would stare at the screen in awe!

    #47921

    boles
    Member

    Hiya Shirley!

    It’s so wonderful to see you here.

    Oh, these stats are quite a trip. You get all happy all these “people” are reading your article and then later they go “poof!”

    I’m glad I know my average range of total daily readers over the years so I know not to get too excited about the bump in readership here until a few days have passed and any “corrections” are employed.

    #47923

    drmike
    Member

    “Major” problems are when they go down. “Minor” problems are when they go up.

    heh heh :)

    #47930

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I saw the same thing that writenow mentioned, although my feed stats are only about triple what they had been.

    “Major” problems are when they go down. “Minor” problems are when they go up.

    Which is why my comments are not a complaint :)

    #47931

    Vivian, nor are my reports complaints! Hope the increase is for real. :)

    Shirley

    #47933

    timethief
    Member

    Famous last words:
    Luckily I have sitemeters on my blogs so the hills and valleys don’t really upset me.
    Please check out this thread. I have had an astronomical increase in stats and my sitemeters on 3 blogs have vanished. Have your sitemeters disappeared too? http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=6649&replies=3#post-43032

    #47934

    raincoaster
    Member

    Now I’m definitely seeing a downturn in the regular stats. They’re probably down by 30%. Is it just that nobody loves me anymore, or has some tinkering gone on behind the scenes?

    #47935

    My feed stats are still up today as they were yesterday. Any word about this?

    Does anyone know the answer to this question? Are the feed-readers counted as part of the total page views?

    Shirley

    #47936

    Raincoaster: Must be that no one loves you. Sorry. :(

    Shirley

    #47937

    raincoaster
    Member

    Oh fine. To prevent my doing something drastic, may I suggest you make it up to me by voting for me in the bloggies? That should just about restore my self-esteem.

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