Sudden drop in subscriber number shown

  • Author
    Posts
  • #1029328

    mrsdubai
    Member

    Overnight, my number of subscribers shown on the Home page has dropped from 2,967 to 133. This can’t be true. Is there any other explanation?
    http://mrsdubai.wordpress.com/
    Blog url: http://mrsdubai.wordpress.com/

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

    #1029417

    I have the same! Dropped with 530 subscribers. You need to reconnect to FB, Twitter, LinkedIn etc via Settings > Sharing > and then reconnect. My problem is that I still don’t have everybody back. I’m missing my normal subscribers who don’t have FB, twitter etc!
    So any help is appreciated!!

    #1029426

    mrsdubai
    Member

    Thanks for your reply. I seem still to be connected to twitter. But I can’t think how over 2,800 subscribers disappeared overnight :(

    #1029431

    That’s just crazy. And if you disconnect and reconnect afterwards??

    #1029508

    Yesterday, Oct 2, I started updating my blog at 185 subscribers. When the post was up a few minutes later, I noticed that my subscribers were down to 25. I have two other blogs and there the numbers also dropped by 160. It’s comforting to know this happened to others, too, but what caused it. Obviously, a systems problem.

    #1029538

    mrsdubai
    Member

    just to update: I deleted my computer’s cache and cookies and suddenly got 1,500 subscribers back. I’ve still lost 1,400 but at least half are back. It might be worth trying that. Good luck

    #1029557

    My computer genius tells me that deleting cookies won’t fix the problem. Rather it sounds like the large number of lost subscribers was the action of a bot (=robot) and that’s probably how, a few months ago, I suddenly gained 160 subscribers. They are not real subscribers, but some number that a WordPress glitch came up with.

    #1029558

    mrsdubai
    Member

    Hello Katherine, I think you are right. it can only be due to glitches.

    Happy to report that after a few days, almost all my subscribers were back again. It’s very worrying when it happens though!

    #1029559

    It happened two weeks ago, Oct 2, and my subscribers are not back. It must be a wordpress problem and not about individual subscribers.

    #1029560

    limberation
    Member
    #1029561

    mrsdubai
    Member

    Wow, teamoyeniyi, thank you. That would appear to have been the problem!

The topic ‘Sudden drop in subscriber number shown’ is closed to new replies.