WordPress.com: Feed Stats and IRC

January 11, 2008

Great will be the rejoicing among the WordPress.com tribe over the return of the prodigal statistics. I refer to feed stats.

Assuming that those still reading are fellow WordPress.com bloggers, let me expand on that. Your stats page includes Top Posts and Pages. For each such post (or page) there’s a graph icon. Click on that, and you’ll see, yes, a graph of views for that post. The top layer of the graph gives you a feed statistic: the number of “syndicated views” (as opposed to “on-site views”).

I’m sure that there will be many questions, and requests for more feed stats. My top priority would be stats on clicks from the links in the feed.

This is just the “first manifestation” of the second coming of feed stats, according to Andy’s announcement post. There’s way more to come, according to Matt via IRC.

That reminds me, there is now a WordPress.com IRC channel. There are currently about a dozen people there, including about half of Automattic. The room isn’t buzzing, though. We’re all doing other things (such as writing this post).

5 Responses to “WordPress.com: Feed Stats and IRC”

  1. sulz Says:

    well, i don’t think many people have mirc anymore which could be the reason why it ain’t buzzing there…

  2. Andrew Says:

    I grabbed ChatZilla (Firefox extension).

  3. Life Over Lattes Says:

    Newby here – what are “syndicated views”? Thank you.

  4. Andrew Says:

    Syndicated view = a view of your feed, typically through something like Google Reader. So someone can read every word every to appear on your blog without ever having to read – although they probably visited to subscribe to its feed.

  5. Life Over Lattes Says:

    Thank you.


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