As far as I understand, this plugin keeps track of how many times a post has been shown, and it won't differentiate between shows of just the beginning of the post (in a list view) or the full content. (Hint to developers, you're already differentiating between different viewers reg/unreg/bots, why not also differentiate between type of views short/full?)
Before I realized what the plugin counts and how, I tried to show the tag
php userViews() in a page footer widget. In order to make sense, it must be located in a place, which is clearly attributable to a single post. So I believe it needs to be inside the loop.