WordPress Dashboard referrer and Privacy

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  • #735568

    I noticed in the site stats that visitors are gaining access via WordPress Dashboard referrer to blogs that I wish to be private. I went to Settings/Privacy and clicked that I want certain blogs to be visible only to people I choose, but the site stats are still showing visitors. How is it that visitors can gain access to a private blog with WordPress Dashboard referrer?
    What do I need to do to ensure privacy?

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

    #735782

    timethief
    Member

    This is not a privacy issue. There have been changes in the stats program. See here please:
    Matt
    Staff:

    Hey guys — founder of WordPress.com here.

    Good news: We’ve historically been vastly undercounting your stats, and we’re starting to fix this.

    Bad news: There are some bugs with how things add up, meaning that they don’t. I apologize for undue excitement this may have caused.

    More good news: Although support is closed, we’re working on this. We’ll fix it ASAP.
    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordpresscom-as-referrer/page/4?replies=98#post-726951

    See also:

    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/

    #735786

    Thanks a lot for your quick answer, and for all the great things WordPress offers. I appreciate every day how useful the free blogs are, and how much they can do.

    Thanks to all the people who work to make it possible.

    #735787

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome from me and best wishes for happy blogging. :)

    #736007

    wordrustling
    Member

    I’m confused because yesterday my referrer section said Dashboard one view and today in this same spot is this link: 36ohk6dgmcd1n.yom.mail.yahoo.net/om/api/1.0/openmail.app.invoke/36ohk6dgmcd1n/8/1.0.35/us/en-US/view.html with one viewer. First: Does that mean someone is somehow viewing my dashboard and second: what is this link to? I just started this and have read a lot but I couldn’t figure this out.

    #736008

    wordrustling
    Member

    I’m confused because yesterday my referrer section said Dashboard one view and today in this same spot is this link: 36ohk6dgmcd1n.yom.mail.yahoo.net/om/api/1.0/openmail.app.invoke/36ohk6dgmcd1n/8/1.0.35/us/en-US/view.html with one viewer. First: Does that mean someone is somehow viewing my dashboard and second: what is this link to? I just started this and have read a lot but I couldn’t figure this out.

    #736009

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nobody is viewing your dashboard. Someone with Yahoo mail was emailed a link to your blog and clicked it.

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