wordpress.com as referrer

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  • #731643

    If “wordpress.com” is showing up as a referrer on my blog, what does that mean?

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

    #731802

    timethief
    Member

    It means another logged in member of WordPress.com clicked into your blog from their dashboard.

    #731841

    idoubtit
    Member

    What if this has happened just today, over a 1000 times. My traffic has gone nuts today and I can’t figure out why because the only referrer is wordpress.com and the posts/pages do not reflect the hit counts. It’s extremely strange.

    #731845

    limberation
    Member

    Have you been Freshly Pressed, perhaps?

    #731846

    idoubtit
    Member

    First thing I thought, but I looked and can’t find it. How would I find that?

    #731848

    timethief
    Member
    #731849

    timethief
    Member

    Also if you have another WordPress.com blog and have posted a link to it then the traffic could be coming in from that link.

    #731852

    apotential
    Member

    Same thing is happening to me – not as extreme, but 53 visits from wordpress.com in the last 1 hour. Strange.

    #731857

    idoubtit
    Member

    Nope. Not on fresh pressed, not from another blog I have, checked those states. I thought maybe some hotlink? Because, once again, it’s not showing up as clicks on posts or pages. So, I have no idea where traffic is landing. I even thought it was a featured theme blog, no go on that either. But it’s given me my best day ever just not like I would want it.

    #731859

    apotential
    Member

    In my case, I had a super-popular post 2 days ago, but that wouldn’t explain why everything’s coming from the wordpress.com home page specifically.

    I sadly think mine must be a bug because I don’t use tags – just categories. And I don’t have that many wordpress users who read directly from their dashboard.

    #731866

    zouve
    Member

    Yeah, there is some mis-count bug here. My total page views is equal to my total views of posts plus referrals from wordpress.com. Total page views should equal total views of posts, since that now includes homepage landings.

    I get the feeling it is counting my own navigation of my dashboard, as that has been up quite a bit as I have been trying to figure out where I could possibly be linked on wordpress.com to get such traffic.

    #731867

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but we Volunteers don’t know why this is suddenly happening. I previously flagged this thread for Staff attention and can do not more than that.

    #731868

    ismailimail
    Member

    I’m reporting the same behavior. Ton of traffic from wordpress.com to my homepage, but I don’t see any particular story at the wordpress.com site.

    #731881

    bschiffwork
    Member

    much the same

    #731894

    judymintz
    Member

    Sigh. Me, too.

    #731905

    macmanx
    Staff

    That’s rather odd, we’re looking into this.

    #731908

    It’s happening to me too. I’ve got over 600 from WordPress.com, and no post has has even 100 today.

    #731913

    macmanx
    Staff

    It looks like this is a very new change. We’re starting to report email subscription and feed views in your stats as referred by WordPress.com, hence the sudden jump.

    This feature is in its infancy, so we’ll be making adjusts to it over the next several days.

    #731925

    wpgaurav
    Member

    Well. I thought referrers from WordPress.com, are actually from http://wordpress.com/following/. People who have subscribed to my blog, might be visiting back. Was I wrong?

    #731931

    macmanx
    Staff

    Yeah, they can be from there too, but we’re also counting email subscription and RSS feed page loads now.

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