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Jun 23, 2011

ARE THE STATS LYING?

I am wondering what is up with the stats on our blogs.

How does a post I did over a year ago get 17 page views in one week? Was there some big news story I missed on raccoons and me? Hmmmm..nah I don’t think so.

This is just a partial list. There is no rhyme or reason to what is showing up in my stats. stats

So you are telling me that 10 people looked at a post from December 2009 this week about Christmas At Rockaway Rest Home ? Really?? In June? Not likely.

So how about you? Do your blog stats look like a fairy tale or are they likely accurate? If they are this skewed then why bother.

12 comments:

jojo said...

well, I had to go back and check and mine look a lot like yours. In fact I have the same number of page views that you do only on different posts...hmmmm. Accurate..I think not. What is the point...blogger is truly having issues. Now I'm going to have to go back and read about racoons...

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I think analytics are like weathermen... the best you can do is get the report from 3 or 4 different ones and average them. :)
(Personally, I am liking Histats quite a bit.)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I don't hold too much stock in the stats. According to them, for weeks now 'Olive Oyle' has been the search that's brought the most visitors to my site. Weird...
Enjoy your long weekend:@)

Cuisine Kathleen said...

Nope they are not accurate. How could I have more comments than they say I have had page views. The visitor counter is wrong too. In one day mine went backwards by 200! I removed it!

Heather said...

When I first started blogging, I looked at the stats frequently. They never made a whole lot of sense then, and they still don't now! I find them amusing, and I'm not sure how accurate the stats are! As we all know, blogger has its issues from time to time! :)

Ali said...

Like I said before, there's lies, damned lies and then there's statistics.

Ali

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well one of my posts apparently got over 550 hits on one day alone, no kidding. Now we all know that's just a fantasy for our kind of bloggers. Interestingly enough my other stats counter registered only around 60. So ...... who do you believe?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Rick said...

I think blogger uses a random number generator to produce stats (come to think about it, that might be more accurate). I rarely look at them, but I looked now after your post - I've got a number of posts with over 25 comments but only 1 pageview. Since I don't understand how the stats are generated, I think they're meaningless.

Wendy B. said...

So, not only are my stats completely out of whack, but 234 page views from the last month were referred by your site, Lori! Um, thanks!! =p

Tamara Jansen said...

I haven't figure out the whole STATs thing yet. I look but don't really understand the info :(

Byddi - We didn't come here for the grass... said...

Perhaps you need a new stat counter? Though I never know if I can trust the things either....

Lynn said...

I get the most "hits" on The Man on Page 602" and "Altered Clothing."
That's probably right.

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