What’s Going On?

 I looked at my blog this morning and I couldn’t believe my eyes! I had shot up to 72 views (from 8) in the last day. It seems like it’s been really slow lately. I haven’t had more than 10 in the stats bar for at least 2-3 weeks. I went to look at my stats page to try to figure out what was going on and saw that I had 133 views already! That’s the most ever! WTF???
  • Views 141
  • Visitors 121
  • Comments 0

This is very strange. No comments? Only 3 likes out of 141!! views? That is nothing like my usual daily activity on my blog. I’m just wondering what’s going on? I hadn’t even posted anything yet today…

Stats for January 21

Nothing Published

When I looked to see what people were looking at, this is what it showed. That doesn’t add up to anywhere near 141 (or even 133). But when I looked into it more, it showed me a whole long list of posts with 1 view each. Taking all those into account, the numbers did add up. I still have no idea what’s going on.

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 It looks like a few people did searches that brought them to me, but that only gives me 8 viewers.
 
 8Search Engines

These are the blogs where people came to visit me from today. Happy to have the interaction, I liked all of those blogs! I’m on bloglovin, but nobody ever seems to look at me there. I think this is maybe my 1st one that showed up here in my stats. I hope that’s a good sign. 🙂

  • ViewsSearch
  • 2 seamans mission limassol cyprus
  • 1 peach pie moonshine
  • 3 Unknown Search Terms
 I always like to see where people are from. I wish more people would tell me more about themselves in their comments, but the little flag widget I have on my sidebar and the stats map are nice to have. They give me a clue. I wonder what makes people from some places come visit my blog. Most of my visitors are from the USA, UK and Canada. I guess today some seamen must be due into port in Limassol (Cyprus) and looking for news about the local Seaman’s Center there. That gives me an idea. I should put a link up for those things! 🙂
ViewsCountry
  • 132United States
  • 3United Kingdom
  • 3Spain
  • 3Cyprus

I’m glad to see some of my older posts are still holding some interest. 🙂

  • ViewsAuthor
  • 127Capt Jill
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  • View 3 Halloween Treats Recipe Slideshow

Total comment followers: 37

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 Seems like the categories people like to look at are the things I am posting a lot about, so that’s good. Sometimes it’s hard for me to categorize things, they’ll fit into more than one place, so I label them with more than one label. 🙂 
                 149 lifestyle
  • Total WordPress.com Followers: 597
  • Total Email Followers: 12
  • 418Facebook
  • 162Twitter
  • 24Tumblr

If any of you have any ideas about any of this, please feel free to comment. Any of you had any weird stats today?

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8 thoughts on “What’s Going On?

  1. Jill, I have no answers for you. I do have shared questions, however 🙂 There has been slow but steady growth on my Bible study blog, and I’m very happy about that. What I wonder about are the days when the stats go way high, like I’ll get 140 views from Australia or France or somewhere. Maybe there are study groups who find my blog and share it with their friends? I don’t know, it’s just intriguing.

    I do enjoy reading your posts, and your photography is wonderful. Blog on !

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  2. We are always getting unusual stats – they never seem to quite add up. Anyway, congrats on your number of followers 🙂 And it’s always a lovely surprise when there is a spike on the number of views to the blog!! Keep it up and happy blogging!

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  3. I, for one, always enjoy your musings. As for all those statistics, I’m reminded of Casca speaking to Cassius about Cicero: “But those who understood him smiled at one another and shook their heads; but, for mine own part, it was Greek to me.” Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 2.

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  4. Never, never, ever try to reconcile stats; it’ll put you in an early grave!

    They are retrospectively applied anyway, perhaps hours later, and then there’s the issues of mobile users or WP Reader only users – much of that activity is never counted as there are no actual page views of your blog generated through such interfaces.

    With mine they arrive in chunks some days, and half the time I don’t believe them; such as 500 in 10 minutes (yeah right), or 300 suddenly from France or another country where I’m generally not on their radar.

    It’s just a bit fun at the end of the day…. Comments and likes are the best judge of your impact I think, and only then by viewing stats on a weekly, not daily basis (longer term averages mean more, statistically I think).

    🙂

    SPIKE

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  5. I too have random days in which I see a ton of random traffic but no likes or comments, I start to wonder if these functions aren’t working on my blog for whatever reason? 😉 My husband made me set up a Tumblr originally it is much harder to push my blog on there it feels with the restricted personal contact. I have recently been toying with the idea of attempting to set up a twitter. I seem to get a view or two from my Facebook and Google+ each day, apparently reaching out across platforms is a positive way to go.

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    • Interesting to hear that other people experience the same weird things. I am also on Tumblr, but I really haven’t figured out how to use that site at ALL! WP is MUCH more user friendly I think. I’m also on Twitter and I have to admit, I don’t really know how to use it either. I find it very hard to limit myself to only 140 characters. 😉 I have a Twitter feed from my blog, it also goes automatically to my Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. Most of my ‘followers’ are actually real people I know in person and they don’t actually look at my blog posts (at least it seems very rarely). I do get a few blog followers from Twitter.

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