UPDATE: The questions posed at the and of my post titled Worrisome (or not) WordPress.com Reader Developments have been answered.
My questions were:
When readers don’t have to click into a blog to read a full post in the WordPress.COM reader, exactly which off site activity constitutes creating a page view stat?
Is a remotely clicked like considered to be a page view stat?
Is a remotely clicked share considered to be a page view stat?
How about a remotely clicked reblog? Is it considered to be a page view stat?
Is a remotely clicked follow considered to be a page view stat?
Is a remotely made comment considered to be a page view stat?
When readers read only an excerpt of a blog post in the Reader and do not click into the blog it’s published on, which off site activity (see above) that they undertake constitutes creating a page view stat?
They were answered in full by Staff here Off-site Activity and Stats. Below are excerpts:
We define ‘pageview’ pretty strictly:
– A full post view in the Reader.
– A view of any page/post/index-page/tag-page/homepage on a blog/site.
So while all of the things you mention indicate a user’s interaction or interest in a post, they count as a pageview only if they result in a pageview as defined above.
… Counts of comments, likes, follows (regardless of whether they take place on the blog or in the Reader) are all available to the blogger, but they aren’t pageviews, so they aren’t counted as pageviews. A view of an excerpt also isn’t counted as a pageview by our strict definition, but we might count them as Reader views in the future.