stats on Pages

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  • #19564

    andyc
    Member

    Against my better judgement, I have added an ‘About’ page. Will views of this ‘About’ page show up in the WP statistics so I can see how (in)effective it is ?

    #19847

    drmike
    Member

    Hmmm, I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of my Pages on the Stats page. Don’t see any listed. :(

    #19848

    andyc
    Member

    Dr Mike

    As ever, thanks for the prompt and informative reply.

    Andy

    #19853

    drmike
    Member

    No big :)

    #19877

    nosysnoop
    Member

    But isn’t that considered a page view and counted towards the stats?

    #19882

    drmike
    Member

    Probably since I know when you view a page of Posts, it takes it as a count but I’ve never seen any of them listed by name on my Stats pages.

    You can go back and pull up the last 30 days to get a complete list at Dashboard -> Blog Stats -> Top Posts -> Summarize -> 30 Days. I’m assuming that this is a complete list since it goes all the way down to Posts with a 1 count.

    #20228

    swein
    Member

    WP.com is definitely not recording visits to static Pages, I tested it 6-ways to sunday. Any chance this can be added?

    #20229

    timethief
    Member

    @swein
    Did you know that shiny stats, sitemeter and statscounter are all free and they do provide this information? I suggest that you may want to register with one of them and install a meter on your blog while you are waiting.

    #20230

    swein
    Member

    I’m pretty sure those don’t work with wp.com sites. They require adding code to the templates, no?

    #20231

    cornell
    Member

    Sitemeter and statscounter certainly do, can’t say about shiny.

    If you do a search on the forum a few threads will turn up discussing it. I believe that sitemeter reps are on the forum occasionally too to help with problems.

    There might also be something in the faq. http://faq.wordpress.com.

    HTH

    Collin

    #20273

    ag1024
    Member

    I have tried with Sitemeter. I set the blog address to WP, just as I should, but it never counted any visits.

    Blog stats counting visits to

      pages

    would be of great value!

    – perhaps even more important than counting visits to posts, because: when I am uploading eg. info which I believe is of general value to the visitors on my blog, obviously it is of great value to me to know if people are actually using it, or if it is a wasted effort / wrong topic.

    Additionally, regarding the kind of people are reading the blog, it could ad valuable input:
    did the visitors come because they found the study-in-Australia relevant info page in a Google search, or because they are interested in computer graphics or cartoons?

    That would give a hint about what to focus on in the post writings!

    A related question: Do pages appear when searching WP tags (~categories)?

    #20274

    ag1024
    Member

    (seems there was a little html accident in my post)

    #20275

    timethief
    Member

    I have tried with Sitemeter. I set the blog address to WP, just as I should, but it never counted any visits.

    Sitemeter provides instructions for installing their meters both on wordpress.com blogs and wordpress.org blogs. If yours is not working please double check your installation procedures. They work very well on all my blogs here and on my other blogs elsewhere.

    IMO some of the information you are stating you would like to have access to may become available after the stats program improvements scheduled for April 1st are accomplished. However, I sincerely doubt that they will be made available free of charge. IMO you can expect that kind of detail only via a paid upgrade option.

    Pages do not have categories/tags. Posts do.
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/02/09/questions-about-stats/
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/01/03/blog-stats/
    A good way to determine how others find your blog and to see how effective your titles, key words categories/tags are is to do google blog searches and see to how frequently your blog shows up in them.

    #20276

    ag1024
    Member

    Thank you, Thimethief … Questions About Stats was useful…

    I know I can try searches, and other ways as well to find out… but it would be more convenient to have it all together in the WP stats.

    IMO you can expect that kind of detail only via a paid upgrade option

    Why? (just curious) I mean, when the other stats are free…

    #20277

    timethief
    Member

    I’m glad you found the information to be useful. It’s just a guess but I notice that at sitemeter, statscounter, etc. in order to get the kind of detailed stats you are looking for bloggers have to upgrade from a free account to a paid account. The same is also true of other blog hosts. Also wordpress is only 1 1/2 years old and just beginning to monetize and as wordpress is no longer an open source project but now a corporation they began this summer running infrequent adsense ads on our blogs. In addition we are now beginning to get features through paid upgrades that we didn’t have at all before like domains and css customization and additional storage space for images. So I’m simply assuming that in the future we will be paying for additional features. I freely admit I could be wrong but how else will wordpress monetize if not through offering paid features? Let’s hope I’m wrong and that we’ll be pleasantly surprised in April.

    Edit: In case your interested this thread has information about how to be sure your blog gets search engine attention http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=5859&replies=9

    P.S. You’re graphics are awesome.

    #20279

    ag1024
    Member

    they began this summer running infrequent adsense ads on our blogs

    What??? The time I have spend on my blog, I have spend trusting that this is a free and commercial free service and it will stay that way…

    Yes of course I understand that firms have to make money. In fact I do not understand why there are so many excellent free services on the Internet.

    I have installed Active meter but, honestly, I am not impressed. It does not show referrals or what pages are more popular (those functions are present, but empty).

    What is worst is that it seems impossible to insert a *wildcard* IP in the IP blocker, and as I have a dynamic not static IP, it ignores my IP only for a little while until my adress has changed again. So—

    Anyway, it gives some information WP’s stat counter does not, eg. regional info, unique visitors, returning visitors, and duration of visits. I like to be sure my visitors are Danish as the text is almost entirely in Danish, so that is fine.

    Ciao.

    #20280

    ag1024
    Member

    PS. And Timethief, you are right of course, Sitemeter works fine on the blog. I just do not like the way it looks in the sidebar so I chose Activemeter because it is invisible
    (almost)

    #20281

    raincoaster
    Member

    If you type “Adsense” or “Ads on my blog” into the search box at the top of the forums you’ll be able to see the whole issue. The reason we don’t see the ads is that we are usually signed in when we visit a WordPress blog, and those who are signed in don’t see them.

    #20282

    timethief
    Member

    they began this summer running infrequent adsense ads on our blogs

    Anne please read this thread from the official wordpress.com blog

    Also note that the TOS contract you agreed to to get a blog does not bind wordpress as you seem to believe when you express this.
    What??? The time I have spend on my blog, I have spend trusting that this is a free and commercial free service and it will stay that way…
    Things may change. http://wordpress.com/tos/

    #20283

    ag1024
    Member

    Now, this does really not suit me very well. I might even consider to move away from WordPress again. Alright I guess WordPress is not bound by the TOS, however… I do not like this.

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