Blogging and Search Engines – About Pageview Statistics

A question recently came up about the difference in 'pageview' rankings:  What is the difference between the page views and the view count number listed on the posts?

I'll use the stats from Writers on the Move to answer the subscriber's question. Daily Pageviews per Visitor (January 4, 2014): 3.90

Blogger Pageviews (January 3rd, 2014): 450

Social Networks Clicks for January 1st Post

The Alexa pageviews of 3.90 reflects the number of pages a visitor clicks on per visiting session. Meaning if you go to a blog post and then click on another page on the site, and then another, these are considered page views per session. The higher the number the better. This means the site is engaging and holding the visitor's attention by bringing them further into the site.

The Blogger page views of 450 reflects the number of visitors who visited the website on 01/03/14.

The Blog Post's social networks number of 5 reflects the number of visitors who clicked on Google+ to share the post.

I hope this is helpful. Please let me know.



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Doreen Pendgracs said...

Hi Karen: It is indeed interesting to learn from where our visitors are coming, and how long they spend on our site, etc. I admit to not spending enough understanding the stats for my own blogs. Knowing that my readers engage in conversation and share my content is encouraging enough for me, but I know that if I decide to try selling ads, etc., I may need to ascertain more concrete stats. Cheers!

Karen Cioffi said...

Hi, Doreen, I find it very interesting how the search engines work. But, on the flip side, you can easily get caught up in continually trying to rank better and better. I find I have to put myself in check at times. The important thing is as you said, to make connections and share.