Beginning Oct 18th to current date, Oct 21, 2011, WordPress has had from 90, 185, 175, and currently 10/21, 151 hits on my site…Why? Though Page and Post hits are noted, there are no Pages or Posts showing as read or opened via WPs hits. Is this to increase Living Shadows’ hit count; if not then what, why?
The blog I need help with is delbertdelbert.wordpress.com.
Correction, WP visitations/hit counter: the actual daily numbers are: 1. 90; 2. 285; 3. 270 and 4. 151.
I did a forum search for you and found your answer:
It looks like this is a very new change. We’re starting to report email subscription and feed views in your stats as referred by WordPress.com, hence the sudden jump. This feature is in its infancy, so we’ll be making adjusts to it over the next several days. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-as-referrer?replies=77#post-723980
sorry – that doesn’t make sense because I have search engine blocked, no RSS widget on my site and I recently put the email sub option up and only have 3 subs so far.
But, I have increases in WP referrals – major amounts on the 18th and 20th and about 4-15 on the 19th and 21st.
The alternating high-lows are just as frustrating as the unexplained hits with no page visits recorded.
I have search engine blocked
Settings > Privacy on this page the following is stated:
Allow search engines to index this site.
Ask search engines not to index this site.
Note: Neither of these options blocks access to your site — it is up to search engines to honor your request.
Also note this announcement:
Private blogs, which can be viewed only by users chosen by the administrator, now track the page views of all of their users. Traditionally we have omitted the views attributed to a blog’s own users because stats were meant to reflect the activity of the general public. However, this meant that private blogs had no useful stats reports. This change will be especially useful for private blogs that have many users. http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/watch-your-traffic-grow-with-sparklines/
If your site was previously public and you changed it to become private please see > Blog Privacy and Subscribers
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