Stats not working

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    I have recently started a second photoblog with the Duotone theme. On this new blog, the hits are not being recorded properly.

    I know this because today, having received a number of notifications of ‘likes’ from a number of bloggers, only one hit from one person has so far been recorded on the stats.

    I checked whether any hits may have been caught erroneously on the main blog, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

    It makes me wonder whether the stats on the main blog are accurate.

    Has anyone got a similar problem, and does anyone know how this can be resolved?

    Many thanks, Annette

    The blog I need help with is



    If people only look at your blog post in the reader and hit like there, but do not actually click through to your blog post, you will have likes with not stat views. That’s the reality. They will mostly likely only see the first photo and few sentences of any post.



    I have had this problem for two years. My stats never match my actual viewership. There doesn’t seem to be anything to do about it, but I would be interested in hearing any tips.


    Likes and shares are misleading when you are talking about page view stats. Your followers and anyone with a blog who is logged into can “like” and “share” your posts in several locations such as in email and the Reader without ever clicking into your blog and creating a page view stat.

    Consider this please: If you provide full posts in your feed then what incentive is there for any readers to click into the blog and create a page view stats?

    See here for what I do to compel readers to read posts on my site >



    I keep having the same issue, and I know it isn’t a matter of people viewing in the ‘Reader.’
    The other day, the stats said that I had 0 viewers but 49 articles had been viewed multiple times.
    Yesterday, it told me I had 5 visitors from 8 countries (?) and all day today it has said I had no visitors, no articles had been viewed, but I had 49 new ‘likes.’ This could fall in line with the ‘viewing from the Reader’ logic, except this person is not one of my subscribers, and some of the articles they viewed were over a year old. I highly doubt anyone scrolls through their Reader for a long enough period to have scrolled all the way down to something I wrote over 200 posts/a year and a half ago.
    Also keep in mind, while my daily viewer numbers fluxuate, none of the statistics in the past week aren’t in any way comparable to my normal daily readership numbers.
    I know the party line from WP has been that they aren’t real time stats, etc, but something is definitely wrong. I’m seriously considering switching to another host.



    Our stats are not real time stats. The data is cached and takes hours to update. See here for more on stats >

    You may also notice that your visitor count lags behind your views count. This is due to the way we are currently crunching the numbers. Typically a view is reported within five minutes, while it can take up to two hours to report new visitors.

    I tagged this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond.



    Thanks for the reply, timethief. I actually understand all of that, I’m merely saying that in the past few weeks, something has been very, very wrong with the entire ‘stat’ system.
    Maybe they’re updating/upgrading something, I’m not sure, but it’s definitely not working.
    While there may be a fluxuation of a few viewers/readers on a given day, going from 600+ views of one article alone on a given day doesn’t reconcile with no views of anything the next.
    More aggravating than that, however, is the fact that each time anyone says something is wrong with the ‘Stats,’ someone from WP merely says ‘the stats aren’t real time, there’s a cache, it takes awhile for the views to register, etc etc etc’ rather than ever saying ‘It’s broken right now, we’re working on it and hope to have it resolved soon.’
    At any rate, thank you for the reply. Have a great day.



    This thread is tagged for Staff and all that’s required is your patience.



    What is the URL of the blog in question and how are you tracking the discrepancies?


    40-odd likes and just one recorded visit – though I’m told people don’t have to visit to like a post. Confusing.

    Many thanks,



    That’s correct, folks can Like your blog through the Reader without visiting:!/read/

    40 vs. 1 isn’t took far off for a new blog, as you haven’t really built a devoted audience yet outside of those who just find you in the Reader.

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