Stats not reporting correctly

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  • #1084857

    runoffwriter
    Member

    Hey there…

    Having a problem since last night with my stats page…keeps showing no views, etc. though I’ve gained likes and followers so I know the hits are there!

    Help, please?

    The blog I need help with is runitoffinstead.wordpress.com.

    #1084914

    timethief
    Member

    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.
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/07/09/wordpress-followers-likes-and-stats/

    I choose to reduce my RSS Feed to “summary” here > Settings > Reading
    For each article in a feed, show
    Full text
    Summary
    Doing that compels followers to click in and read the full post on my blogs.

    WordPress.com stats are not real time stats. that means they take time to update. Also as I posted above one does not need to click into your blog and create a page view stat to click a like button.

    Why don’t post/page views add up to total views?
    Post/page views are included in total views, but there are many views to your site that are not a post or page URL. The front pages, category/tag/date/author archives, and searches are all examples of other views that only count towards total views.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/#additional-info

    #1084916

    runoffwriter
    Member

    Thanks so much, timethief!! Guess it’s easy to tell I’m new to all this…

    #1084918

    timethief
    Member

    We were all new once so not to worry. Best wishes for happy blogging. :)

    #1084952

    runoffwriter
    Member

    Clicked the summary setting, but no go, blog still shows full posts on home page…do some themes not support the summary format?

    #1084953

    timethief
    Member

    You are confused. The setting here > Settings > Readings is only for the RSS feed. If you want to display only the beginnings of posts on the front page of the blog then you have to split the text by inserting “the more tag” into each post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

    #1085017

    runoffwriter
    Member

    Got it, very helpful…thanks!

    #1085080

    My question is how someone would get the first access to my page to become a follower when they have not visited the site. I understand that my followers can read the email notification they get and click “like” from there to account for likes that don’t correlate to views, but I can’t figure out how someone new can find me and become a follower without viewing the page first. Can anyone clarify this for me?

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