[Plugin: WordPress.com Stats] 1.54: Counting differently or missing hits? (4 posts)

  1. chezemily
    Posted 6 years ago #

    With the update to WordPress.com Stats, I've noticed what seems to be a new method of counting. I always maintained both Google Stats and WordPress.com Stats and WordPress.com Stats always showed a higher figure. Now, WordPress.com Stats is counting fewer hits than Google Stats and is even missing search engine hits I have seen on Google Stats.

    Can anyone say what's happened?



  2. e7
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello Emily,
    It is indeed a great question, I've noticed some of the same too. Unfortunately the only thing I can offer up is speculation. My guess is that the stats server is so busy that a lot of traffic simply gets lost.

    I'd also love to know why category and tag and archive hits are not counted properly. Actually the "hits" appear but they are not linked to anything. That is of course a different question and I doubt the unhelpful folks from wordpress.com would answer any of these.

  3. kwdavids
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress.com Stats. I have been using "analog," which looks at the server logs: it shows 7,000 to 9,000 page views per day while WordPress.com Stats is only picking up around 2,000. Of course the server logs don't care whether I'm logged in or not, but that should be a fairly small difference.

  4. e7
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yup, that's about right.

    Also when I compare wordpress.com stats output to analytics, statpress and awstats (which mostly agree) I get significantly less hits. The only conclusion is that this plugin does not accurately score hits and that stuff simply somehow gets dropped.

    That being said I like the visual aspect of the plugin the best. Analytics might actually look better but it misses info such as post titles and etc.

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