What does stats widget measure?

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  • #15727

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I’ve been looking at my stats per the stats widget and the stats from Site Meter. Since I didn’t add Site Meter from day 1 of my blog, there is a difference between the two. Since Site Meter has the ability to adjust for viewers before it was installed, I did that once we got the stats widget in Regulus. Today I noticed that the two are not in sync in terms of total visitors and that the difference between the two seems to be getting larger.

    I thought the stats widget showed the number of visitors but I’m beginning to think it is showing page views. Is this correct? (BTW – I checked the FAQ and searched the forum before I posted this.)

    #16033

    drmike
    Member

    Looks like visitors to me as it’s not increasing as I click around my test blog but since the sidebars are cached, there’s no real way for us to tell. :(

    #16076

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Maybe podz can weigh in on this?

    #16123

    drmike
    Member

    Feedback sent. (He’s playing whack a spammer so I’m sure he’ll be around shortly. :)

    #16125

    andy
    Member

    Hi guys. The stats widget gets its numbers from the same database as the Blog Stats admin page graphs. It’s pretty much page views but it will try to exclude logged-in viewers (like yourself) and it is only updated every few minutes.

    #16126

    drmike
    Member

    it is only updated every few minutes.

    That must be why it wasn’t updating it when I was poking around my test blog keeping track of it.

    Thanks Andy,
    -drmike

    #16154

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Thanks Andy. I thought it must be page views.

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