Why has WP destroyed my hit count with the Topics Reader?

  • Author
    Posts
  • #886572

    @eosresurfaces, we haven’t found any cases where users hit count was lowered because of the recent change to Topics pages. A few cases we reviewed showed the opposite even. In addition, traffic is not guaranteed to stay consistent for any one blog and a wide ranging number of factors can affect traffic.

    #886573

    saudi13
    Member

    @designsimply i agree with you that traffic is not guaranteed to stay consistent for any one blog and a wide ranging number of factors can affect traffic you are very smart Engineer

    #886574

    The reader still isn’t working for me – I only get a 0. It only works if I log out, go to a tag page via url, and then log in again.

    #886575

    nubins
    Member

    The problem is though there are those of us who want to be able to get into the global tags. I bet you I passed on at least ten blogs last night as I did not want to scroll and scroll that I posted no comment on, because of the constant log in and log out. We should at least have an option of if we want to use the topics page or the global tags. What is wrong with us using the global tags? Who does it hurt? Why will wordpress not let us use global tags anymore? At least answer that question? Why can’t we?

    #886576

    timethief
    Member
    #886577

    nubins
    Member

    Timethief,

    Thank you for giving me all of these, but the same remains as I and many others are not liking this. WordPress could care less. I do not want to shut my blog down, but this is an ever loving pain in the rear and like someone said, “While wordpress is patting themselves on the back, we are hating it.” There is nothing wrong with at least giving to us an option. I will not scroll the topics and I have since quit signing in and out on global tags. I read with no comment. Thank you again.

    #886578

    I have to say I agree; there is a lag on the reader that I didn’t have to worry about with the old tag display. I like to scan for new blogs to read, but I don’t want to have to wait for each one to load. I also don’t like how the blog posts get buried so fast.
    Overall I don’t like the reader version–even if the lag time is fixed, it’s very cumbersome to have to scroll so much when I’m looking for something that sparks my interest. I liked the magazine block layout much better. I don’t see how I’d ever get new readers with this new layout, since I can’t stand to use it myself!

    #886580

    @timethief Thanks for the links, as the original response was the page was just being taken down while they worked on something.

    @nickmomrik In general, the loss of the topics page makes me kind of sad. I moved over here from another site due to the ease of finding other blogs to read. This isn’t a threat to take my ball and go home. I plan to continue blogging here unless the issue with the email notifications is not worked out. It’s hard to write for an audience when your core readers can’t find you, and it’s hard to keep up with the blogs that I follow when I can’t load the reader effectively and some of my fellows don’t appear there, anyway.

    Is there a reason for the change?

    Another suggestion is to have “recommended blogs” in my reader be clickable. I don’t follow blogs that I haven’t read before, and it would be great to be able to check them out. The only option currently is to follow.

    Is there a way to express some specific concerns that is not in a public forum?

    #886583

    I’m losing track of which threads contain which issues, so I’ll post this one here. I’m getting zero email notifications of posts from blogs that I follow (though I am getting notices on comments and subscriptions). I am trying to keep up with my friends through my reader, but not all of them show up there. One of them is http://www.thekitchensgarden.com. It’s not in my reader at all. I know there are more of them, but I follow a lot of blogs, and I’m not sure who else is missing yet.

    #886584

    The reader still isn’t working for me – I only get a 0. It only works if I log out, go to a tag page via url, and then log in again.

    Sounds like a separate issue possibly, however, I tried testing and I am unable to reproduce this problem. If you see just a “0” on the reader tab, can you please post details about your browser and browser version? Also, is it possible for you try the reader tab from an alternate web browser on the same computer as a test?

    #886585

    Thank you for giving me all of these, but the same remains as I and many others are not liking this. WordPress could care less.

    That’s absolutely not true at all. What will happen is that we’ll take all of your feedback into account as we work to make the Topics section better over time. Your feedback here in the forums is just one part of what we consider when making decisions, and as a company we want to place emphasis on moving forward, updating fast, and building the best blogging platform we can based on our collective experience. Change may not always be your favorite thing at first, but I can asure you we care about the feedback you’ve posted!

    #886586

    Another suggestion is to have “recommended blogs” in my reader be clickable. I don’t follow blogs that I haven’t read before, and it would be great to be able to check them out. The only option currently is to follow.

    Great suggestion! I’ll look into this.

    #886587

    Sounds like a separate issue possibly, however, I tried testing and I am unable to reproduce this problem. If you see just a “0” on the reader tab, can you please post details about your browser and browser version? Also, is it possible for you try the reader tab from an alternate web browser on the same computer as a test?

    Thank you very much for your reply! In the meanwhile, I cleared the browser cache, and the reader is working now. (I had already cleared it once before and it didn’t help then, but it did now.) I am using the latest version of Opera. I hope the issue is fixed now.

    #886588

    Thank you for ruining the topics page…the new reader page is a piece of trash! So who willl find my blog, when I can not find a blog?

    #886589

    @hungarianarthist, thanks so much for checking back in! Sounds like we’re in business. :)

    #886590

    @simplisitylane, there are lots of things which may help you. Try checking this page for some ideas about getting more traffic: http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    #886591

    I’m having a problem with my posts not showing up in the reader. They don’t seem to show up under the category/tagged topics immediately after publishing…or ever. Since I don’t have hours to scroll through the wonky reader, how will I ever know? BTW, when looking for my most recent post I saw a post I’d published several days ago pop up with an 18 minutes ago time stamp (that’s ridiculous), then it disappeared.

    There is obviously a big problem and I need answers as to why my posts are not being included immediately after publishing and why I can’t seem to find them in the wonky reader, at all.

    From what I’ve read here it seems as though, WP does not really care. Frankly, the reader sucks and is extremely time consuming.

    I’m very disappointed, I’ll probably have to go through the pain of moving my blog. This really sucks!!! Thanks so much for destroying my experience here at WP.

    #886592

    nubins
    Member

    Well GREAT!!! Topics are now gone on my blog. So there is absolutely no commenting anywhere without signing in and out. I refuse to do that anymore. In fact I have not posted comments on any other blog unless they are in my reader. I have not even read any other blogs!! In my reader there are blogs I do not even follow, which I have no interest in reading or I would have followed them.

    WHY CAN’T IT GO BACK THE WAY IT WAS??? THIS IS MISERABLE AND I THINK VERY FEW LIKE IT!!!

    I AS WELL HAVE NOTICED THE TIME BEING LIKE 10 MINUTES WHEN I PUBLISHED 16 HOURS AGO!! SR

    #886593

    BTW, when looking for my most recent post I saw a post I’d published several days ago pop up with an 18 minutes ago time stamp (that’s ridiculous), then it disappeared.

    Any chance you could screenshot this for me if you see it happen again? I’ll also try catching what you described in action in my reader too.

    Note that posts are not always guaranteed to show up in the reader. If you’re not sure your posts are appearing, make sure you’ve followed these guidelines as a first step: http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    #886594

    timethief
    Member

    @nubins
    The blog linked to your username has been deleted. Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question and a link to the post in question. Make sure you’ve followed these guidelines as a first step http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts

    Here’s how to link your username to your active blog. Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘ select the URL for your primary wordpress.com blog and then save changes.

    Now every time you sign into the forum we can all click on your username and your blog will be linked to it. And every time you leave a comment on a blog your username can be likewise clicked and your blog can be instantly located.

    Here’s how to take a screenshot which you can upload to your Media Library so Staff can examine it.

The topic ‘Why has WP destroyed my hit count with the Topics Reader?’ is closed to new replies.