wordpress.com as referrer
Thanks for the response macmanx.
Will the email subscription and RSS page loads be assigned to a page/post so that the total views and the numbers of views on each page/post are the same?
I hope this makes sense.
By the way, you guys are doing an awesome job. Keep it up!
They should be, eventually.
Wow, that was a quick response.
Isn’t a feed load more like a spider? I mean, planetqt.org probably re-loads my feed for aggregation more often than people even look at it, and personally, I have my RSS aggregator read RSS feeds at least once a day, and that doesn’t mean that I’m reading them.
I’d feel much better if you opened a separate “RSS loads” category for these, instead of mixing them with genuine referrals, since everyone that has registered his blog on a RSS aggregator will just receive unusable stats that are (for me) ten times higher than expected.
I agree with marcmutz – this new feature would be extremely useful but as it is now it acts more like a bug ;) and hides genuine referrals. here’s hoping it gets adjusted in the future.
thanks for your help btw – and keep up the awesome job! :)
I second it. My data is totally skewed now. I don’t like the new system at all, does not give me an accurate gage of readers.
Still a bunch of bugs in the new “feature” as of 5:35 am local time:
19 Views today (right under graph)
14 referrers from WordPress.COM
4 referrers from other places I recognize
5 – Top Posts and Pages views
1 – search engine referal
0 – Clicks
So still a few bugs in what and how things are counted – the general idea of showing RSS referrals and such if fine – but even taking my shoes off and counting on both fingers and toes things don’t add up.
According to Sitemeter there were 5 Page views this morning so far.
I have 2200+ views already today. Absolutely ludicrous.
me too strange situation…12 referrers from WordPress.COM and my total views today doesn’t equal to the Total views of posts on my blog…the difference is just the 12 referrers from WordPress.COM
I’m having the same problem and I don’t understand the explanation. Sorry. I’m new to all of this. I have 46 views yesterday and 41 views today and I don’t have any subscribers that I know of. I don’t undertstand this.
I don’t mind getting a bump on page views, but wordpress host here should explain what’s going on. The stats are all of a sudden irrelevant because the hits on home page are so high comparatively.
Done a bit more looking – looked at some Posts that were viewed yesterday and they are showing “Syndicated Views” today ( I had to look at yesterday views to check things a bit) – so exactly what is a “Syndicated Views?” – I have my feed set to “summery” so I would think that people need to visit my site to actually read a Post.
This change has the potential to make comparing stats pre-change very difficult – and Sitemeter is not showing any “Syndicate Views” –
Same problem over here as well. My total site views is twice the number of post views with the other half comprised of wordpress.com referrals that register with no post.
I’m having exactly the same problem, 452 referrals so far today from WordPress.com.
I think the RSS and Email subscriptions should be listed separately. In its current state it’s now impossible to compare traffic over time, since there’s now this sudden leap in traffic that wasn’t counted before.
And definitely any change with big implications like this one should be pre-announced and fully explained. I went nuts last night trying to figure out where those hundreds of new PVs from WordPress.Com were coming from.
I’m having the same problem — but a quick read of these posts implies that the problem has been properly diagnosed yet. True?
What I’ve noticed is that the referrals aren’t page views. What I mean by this is that yesterday I had a total of 950 views but my post views were 831, the number of referrals from wordpress was 119, giving the 950. So far today I’ve had 873 views, with 421 post views and 452 wordpress referrals.
So these referrals aren’t actually going anywhere and aren’t giving an accurate representation of actual views/readers. Which in turn has now skewed my stats for this week.
I think the RSS and Email subscriptions should be listed separately.
I think this would be great.
I had this same problem yesterday, at first I thought my blog had become extremely popular and maybe gone viral, but after looking at the referrer list and then my page hits stats (I have posts in different categories on separate pages so I can see what’s popular and what’s not), so like everyone else here, my stats are now corrupt as they don’t reflect who’s actually reading my blog.
A notification of this new change would have been handy since I tried to contact support last night only to find that they won’t be back until the 29th.
On that note, My blog is all about annoyances in life so maybe I could add technology to the list………
I did find the same issues as all of you have had, however I have found that the exact number of WP referers does NOT reflect in the total post/page views but does count in the total views under the graph.
Now for me it was simple to see that I have been Freshly Pressed each time, Just click on the WordPress.com in referrers and it will take you to the WP site that visited your blog.
I am very pleased with the numbers of people finding my blog through Freshly Pressed.
I do however wonder why these don’t count in the total Post/Page Views section.
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