Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Blog page views - don't count your own

Once you've got your blog up and running, it can be good to check how many people view each post you write. This will give you an indication of what types of posts are popular.

Log into your blog and click on 'posts' on the left hand menu. This will give you a list of all the posts you've written.

On the right hand side it gives you two numbers next to each post - the first is the number of comments, and the second is the number of views. This helps you see at a glance how many people have viewed each post.

You can also get more detailed statistics by clicking on 'stats' on the left hand menu. Here you can see where your visitors come from and how they've found your site.

One important thing to do is to stop tracking your own page views. Otherwise you'll get excited by the number of visitors and then realise that half of them were you!

On the stats overview page, half way down the left hand side, you should see a link that says 'don't track your own pageviews'. Clicking on this will block your own page views from being counted. Clever huh?! 


  1. Thank you, this was really helpful!

    My view count is still the same number. Is there any way to actually know how many of these are not my own?

    1. I don't think you can do it retrospectively, but going forward you'll know it's not counting your own views.

    2. Thanks for the post, but i have saved the option to not track my own views but it is still not helping. Everytime i click on view blog and then check my stats it has increased by one. Please help!!


    3. I'm sorry it's not working. Are you using the same computer, IP address and browser? You have to block your views for each different one. e.g. if you block views using internet explorer and then check your blog using chrome it will still count you.

      If that doesn't work then maybe this article will help - http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/09/stats-and-dont-track-your-own-pageviews.html


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