Visitor tracking/stats vs. Viewers

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  • #1603561

    lrose917
    Member

    I do understand the difference between Visitor vs. Viewer. However, Stats indicate the pages Viewers looked at/clicked on and what country they are from, etc.,but the Visitors are not tracked. Why? (in regards to Daily tracking)

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

    #1603657

    timethief
    Member

    Be aware that our stats are not real time stats. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ Note the views and viewers take hours to update.

    #1603729

    lrose917
    Member

    Yes, I’ve read the info page a couple of times and am aware the updates are not “real time.” Let me try to clarify my question: When I look at the Stats page, the only place a Visitor is given a statistical value is in the number graph at the very top. In the breakdowns below, it appears that only Views are evaluated…yes? So, if I received 10 Visitors in a day, am I also being told what posts/pages/etc they saw/accessed (directly, I realize) on that same day?

    #1603730

    timethief
    Member

    I’ll tag this thread for a Staff response. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1603731

    lrose917
    Member

    thanks!

    #1603782

    rachelmcr
    Staff

    Hi there,

    I want to clarify that what the stats are tracking are visitors and views, rather than visitors and viewers. In other words, visitors counts the number of people who visit your blog, and views counts the number of times various posts/pages are viewed by those visitors.

    The stats graph at the top of the page will show how many visitors and views your blog received. The stats you see underneath show more information about the views themselves. In other words, you’re seeing information about the posts and pages your visitors viewed.

    I hope that makes sense! Please let me know if you have any questions about it. :)

    #1603786

    auxclass
    Member

    So, if I received 10 Visitors in a day, am I also being told what posts/pages/etc they saw/accessed (directly, I realize) on that same day?

    yes, what your visitors look at are shown in the Page Views

    So if for that same day you had 15 page views, that is an average of 1.5 Page Views per Visitor.

    #1603793

    lrose917
    Member

    Thanks for clarifications! I was thinking of “views” as people, not actions. And the # of view average makes more sense now.

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