en WordPress.com Forums › Support Wide disparity in page view counts Author Posts June 14, 2009 at 3:18 pm #371768 onfollowingchristMember Hi, I posted a shortened url last night, http://bit.ly/VKLs5 (which resolves to http://onfollowingchrist.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/time-for-an-mri/), which according to bit.ly quickly got 10 hits, going to 14 this morning. Yet WP shows 3 views for this page. I reedited the page a couple of times, NOT via the bit.ly url, but I believe my own navigation does not count toward WP hits. So even if all of those 3 WP hits are all from outsiders, I don’t understand in the wide disparity between 14 and 3. Thanks, Paul The blog I need help with is onfollowingchrist.wordpress.com. June 15, 2009 at 4:21 am #372116 raincoasterMember With a smaller number, the variation between two stats systems is going to be wider. No two stats systems count exactly the same thing. June 15, 2009 at 4:21 am #372117 raincoasterMember Oh, right, just remembered: Wp.com strips out hits from bots. bit.ly probably counts them. That’d do it. June 15, 2009 at 2:26 pm #372137 onfollowingchristMember I see. Thanks very much, raincoaster, that adds an important layer of understanding to what’s going on! Very glad this topic didn’t scroll off unanswered! Paul Author Posts The topic ‘Wide disparity in page view counts’ is closed to new replies.