New Stats Page Feedback

imagesWordPress.COM Staff have posted a condensed list of the feedback on the new stats page and will keeping this support forum thread updated as they continue to work on the new stats interface.

If you have any additional feedback about what you don’t like about the new stats page design, and/or specific suggestions for improvement of the new stats page you can use this link to create a new thread in the support forums.

 There are two old Stats pages and they are both available from the classic dashboard. You can go directly to the classic dashboard by logging in here:https://wordpress.com/wp-login.php?.

The old Stats pages are

1. https://YourWeirdWebsiteName.wordpress.com/wp-admin/index.php?page=stats (really old, “classic”). Link is found in the dashboard admin panel in the “Dashboard” drop-down menu (clock symbol).

2. https://wordpress.com/my-stats/ (kinda old, “super classic”). The link is found in the dashboard navigation menu, in the website title drop-down menu.

 More on on stats, likes and follows

Our stats are not real time stats and take time to update. There are frequent fluctuations that most do not notice because we aren’t watching the process. For details see here http://en.support.wordpress.com/stats/ and note the views and viewers take hours to update.

Our stats are page view stats. But please do not assume that everyone who clicks a follow, like, share, reblog or comment link actually reads the post on your blog because odds are they may not.

Follow, like, share, reblog or comment clicks are not page views. In fact, follows, likes, shares, comments and reblogs are completely misleading when you are talking about page view stats.

Your followers and anyone with a WordPress.com/Gravatar account who is logged into WordPress.com can “follow” your blog, “like”, “share” and “reblog” your posts and “comment” in several locations such as the Reader, without ever clicking into your blog and creating a single page view stat. Subscribers control how frequently they receive your posts (instantly, daily, weekly) and can comment without clicking into the blog.

Logged in visitors using a mobile can read the full post without creating a page view stat.

You can control the length of the entry sent out on your RSS feed here Dashboard > Settings > Reading. Choose the “summary” setting for your RSS feed rather than to “full text”. That will compel followers who are not using mobiles to click into the blog to read the full post which will create a page view stat.

If you are sure your stats need to be investigated then you need to be specific and post details in your support ticket or support forum thread so Staff know exactly which stats you are referring to. Note that you can post screenshots and share them with Staff. You can use http://snag.gy/ to share screenshots.

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