Observation: Stats

I learned a long time ago that high viewing stats were all very nice but not as nice as regular likes and comments.
In 2015,  WP changed the way views were calculated and my viewing stats plummeted by over a third by the end of 2016.
I’m wondering if something has changed again because although my likes and comments are lovely, my views have dipped by over 20% on last month and 35% on the month before.

I’m not on a commercial site having one of the WP free sites, neither am I complaining and love to hear from my readers, but it’s just a thought.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Observation: Stats

  1. I rarely ck stats anymore but I did notice a drop lately and thought it was strange as there was no reason I could think of for it . Maybe people are leaving.

  2. Suze says:

    i don’t think the “stats” are accurate at all. So, I completely ignore them.

  3. colinandray says:

    The Likes and Comments seem to be the only stats that have any real significance, but you have to factor your own Comments into the data ……. so a rule of thumb would be that you only receive half the Comments actually being shown! 🙂

  4. Marts says:

    During my six years on WordPress, there seem to be occasional fluctuations, but they don’t worry me much, I’m just glad that people visit and enjoy the posts…


  5. tidalscribe says:

    I’m just on the free WP. I haven’t quite got to grips with the Stats. I’m happy to get comments – the best proof someone has read and enjoyed. Also fun to see how many flags.

  6. scifihammy says:

    Yeah, my stats are also down – but then again they are much lower than yours to start with, so I wouldn’t worry. As long as Someone out there reads my posts, I’m happy. 😀

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