It’s now even easier to view your most important numbers at a glance.
Insights: A New View of Your Stats
Today we’re introducing a new view of your stats. Insights give you instant access to your all-time numbers, including posts, views, and visitors. Dig deeper into your stats to make the most of your site.
Have you ever wondered what times of day or days of the week you have the most visitors? Insights has you covered!
Of course, one of the best things that you can do to improve the numbers on your Insights page is to post more frequently. You’ll find a visualization of your posting trends right at the top of the page — one glance, and you can see how many posts you publish when.
The stats that you’re used to seeing haven’t gone away. We’ve moved the Comments, Followers, Tags & Categories, and Publicize sections to the Insights page. Everything else is right where it was before, you’re still able to view the other modules by day, week, month, or year — just select the period you’d like to view at the top of the stats page.
We love that you’re passionate about your stats, and that you share that passion with us. These new features wouldn’t exist without your valuable feedback! We welcome your feedback on the forums.
- Jun 1, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Wow, this insights page is about as convoluted and not user-friendly as is the stupid “beep beep boop” page for posting. It should not be the default page for “my sites.” And that’s not just a reactionary knee-jerk to change. As many things as I like about WordPress, it seems that every supposed improvement has major problems.
What I would like to know is why did you simultaneously introduce the ‘new view of the stats’ while trashing the old stats page? I had just voted for the umpteenth time on why I loved the old stats page. I now have to open another window to view what I was originally viewing in the same window.
I understand that you are trying to cater to those with smartphones, but why leave those of us with a pc in the dust?
My problem is that I don’t believe that your basic statistics are accurate for my blog. Often the number of visitors listed is less than the number of home page/archives views. That does not make sense. For example, right now the number of visitors is listed as 3 and home page views as 12, and total views as 20. Moreover, since a visitor who goes to my home page can scroll down and view any number of other posts, the views statistic is unreliable as well. I do like to know the home countries of my visitors, since that information tells me something about the universal appeal of golf and golf poetry, the subject matter of my blog. I’m sure others will welcome the more finely-tuned data. I would just like to believe in the accuracy of the most basic data you provide.
Overall, the old stats design/layout was better on the brain from a cognitive stand point. In other words, there’s more strain on the brain with the new layout.
Nevertheless, I appreciate WordPress for always working towards trying to keep up with the ever changing technology and attempting to improve.
How do I access insights?
The old stats page gave you a way to compare your monthly stats year by year. My stats peak during the track and cross country seasons, and with the old format I can see how my May stats compare to the same month in previous years. Thanks for the link to the old stats page. It is bookmarked.
I too prefer the old stats page for reasons of ease of use and clarity. That said, I went and looked at the new Insights. I post five days a week, Monday through Friday and always right around 8am. So why is it showing lots of days with more than one post? Not sure this is going to help me much since I am so regular about my posting and these stats seem off.
I got a sneakpeak out of the blue sometime last week on my stats page. I loved it, then it as gone the next day. I wanted them back! Now… here they are — thank you!😉
This is a really great insights page about the future of wordpress. There is much to be learned from just looking at stats in order to make a blog become more noticed.
This is interesting, but I would like to know how to interpret that multiple squares graph on the top of Insights, in Posting Activity. I understand the darker squares mean the most activity and the ligher the less. But how do I read the squares lines? are those weeks by column, by line? I think it would be better to add this info to the graph.
I like the new stats but is it still possible to find the averge views per week or month? I liked the summary section on the old stats page very much for that reason.
I really appreciate this feature, as I’ve been trying to figure out which is the best day to post on. Thanks for making it easier for me.
Useful as it might be, i would Not like it as the default page at the start. I prefer what i see now but with the option to look at it when needed. Thanks for the Improvements, i have noticed some new Themes with Larger Font and i am very pleased and so are my Eyes.
Finally THANKS for Allowing us the CHOICE of Viewing and USING some functions before Upgrading. If the old Editing way permanently replaced with the new one without choice i would stop posting all together. No need to say i am a non easily adapting elderly that some Improvements delight me but some bring me to a brink of despair, Lol!🙂
I have Jetpack Site States enabled on WordPress on a self-hosted blog and don’t see the new stats. Do I have to deactivate it and reactivate it or something? Thanks.
I liked it the other way where it showed me counties that were reading my post which has been replaced by this.
I like it. It looks very smooth. I feel there is one thing missing though. I would love to be able to see what happened “this time last year”. And preferably three years back.
Isn’t May an F minor augmented? (Just a little joke for those into guitar tablature.) Seriously, I don’t mind more stats as long as the default view is the “Days” view. I DO mind some stats being removed from “Days” and placed on “Insights.” It’s not an improvement to have to look on two pages to see the stats I formerly got on one. Please revert.
I also mind that you’ve taken away the convenient link to the old stats page. This is like taking away the convenient link to the classic editor. It means more bookmarking and clicking to use the basic features that many people like and are accustomed to. Please revert.
Why do I prefer the old stats page? Because it mostly works as its supposed to, with little strain on eyes or brain. A concrete example:
I have a 3-part series on “Was Picasso Spiritual?” and a 5-part series on “The ACLU and Religious Freedom.” On the old stats page, the full post titles are displayed and I can see at a glance how many views each post got. If I mouse over the titles, I can also see the URLs in my browser. But on the new stats page, the post titles are shortened and (for some mysterious reason) fade into white space. So I only see “The ACLU and Religious Free” and then the text fades out. I can’t see which part number. Mousing over the titles also doesn’t work. I have to instead remember to mouse over the icons to the RIGHT of the titles.
To me, it’s just basic design sense that you give people a readable list of post titles, and if they’re formatted to look like links, then mousing over them should show the URL.
Often UX design goes through three phases: the early phase, where it’s deficient; the middle phase, where it’s just about right; and the later phase, where programmers start adding all kinds of gimmicks that get in the way of basic usability in order to justify their salaries.
Sadly, we seem to be in the later phase, where gimmicks are foisted on end users, and links to preferred options are removed from the relevant menus. No matter how chirpy the PR language used to announce such changes, some people will sense a decline in usability.
Just my two cents. I do appreciate that WordPress.com has some excellent features. I just wish they weren’t being “disappeared.”
What time zone do the popularity statistics relate to? I have noticed a discrepancies between this view, the admin view and me in the past.
Thanks for this feature. I do not see a visualization of my postings at the top of the page. As I missing something? Thanks!
I hate that it only goes back 11 months!! I want to compare year over year!! Wouldn’t that make sense???
Currently, the country stats shows the number of views for each country. Would be great it we could see the number of visitors for each country too!🙂
When you you say 8 am do you mean MY TIME here on the west coast.
I appreciate that ya’ll are always working hard on ways to make the site better. I know how hard it must be to implement changes when folks tend to like what they are used to. Is the end goal to have all the admin “site stuff” accessible from one page at some point? We’re all getting lazier with time and the less clicks the better. We are the generation that impatiently taps our foot in front of the microwave, you know. ;p Oh and thanks for the link at the bottom of my site page to tell me where everything had vanished away to.
The new insights page is a one small step for WordPress, a huge leap backwards in usability. I can not imagine the person for whom this is optimized. The huge space devoted to a small column of icons on the left? What are they supposed to mean? The numbers part of the statistics is fine I guess, but what about the crunchy stuff, referrers etc.? You can only see Today’s details, which is less then useless when you are looking for hard data.
I could go on.
But please roll this back. Thank you.
I really miss being able to see where my viewers have come from (both in terms of other websites, and in terms of geography). I miss the world map!
OK, so I see some of this as good, but I need a very simple plain page like the summary. I get so frustrated that I can’t find that right now. It was there, then it was gone, then it was back now it is gone again. Will it ever come back or am I just going to have to guess?????
I do like the insights page. If you are looking for other things people might be interested in, a way to work on posts while off line would be a great addition; something along the lines of LiveWriter yet part of WordPress. One cant get good stats if they cant post.
As my blog & email subscribers go up, my users & views go down! How are the subscribers counted as far as users & views?
Data is beautiful, and this is a non-invasive addition. The beep bop boop page was just too drastic without any real acclamation time. I did not particularly dislike it, but the shift was too fast, imho.
While I am putting in some feeback…ever since that beep bop boop page came and went I am not able to hyperlink anything in my posts and have to move all pictures to the place I want them. They will not upload where I put the cursor.
You all are doing great!
I can’t find total number of comments on my blog or the total number of shares. Have these been removed? I would also like to see average daily/monthly views.
Brilliant. Now I need yet another click to see information that used to be visible all on the same page. While I like the most popular day and time feature, the extra clicks and page loading time will ensure I never bother to view it. And all the graph does is show me when I posted. What’s the use of that? I know when I posted. While this change adds one useful piece of information, it makes yet more old information more complicated to access. I’ll be sticking with the old stats page, thank you.
I love the new insights!
Where is the feature gone that allowed a person to view their hit rate for one particular post over time? This new feature seems to have overwritten that one. It’s nice that you are trying to change and improve things but the old layout was honestly far better for stats-gathering, and I stats-gather A LOT so this new change really hurts me. If it ain’t broke…
I’m trying to embrace change! I have three suggestions:
1. I don’t have large volumes of traffic nor do I post very often. Defaulting to Insights view is therefore unhelpful. Defaulting to Day view would be preferable.
2. The biggest improvement you could make would be for the stats to auto-refresh.
3. Lastly, it would be helpful if I could log out without needing to change pages first.
This is what I was waiting for in the new stats… the overall stats for views and the most popular time!🙂 Love the idea of a top 3 (or 5) as well! I also would like to be able to go back to the stats of the most popular day but I am not sure if that is possible… (something like which post generated this or were posted that day)
Which of my sites is this for? Thanks, Capt John
Quite useful, thanks WP.. Is the time GMT or………………
This update is a great news, less confusing but detailed.
not sure if I can survive yet ANOTHER new version. Why the fuzz? I still prefer the old version of 5 years ago really. That really was clear and fun. Especially the comparision with how the amount of watchers matched the size of a town somewhere on earth. What happened to that?
All these stats are making me itch really. I am not interested in what time or day people are watching or reading. An overview of countries is handy. Weekly, monthly and yearly stats are enough for me.
Make it simpler plz. Not more complex.
I didn’t realize there was a new page until I read this post – interesting! It might not help much at the moment since my view numbers are still in the lower two-digit section😀 But it’s interesting to browse throught the stats and I’m sure if you’re more popular it helps you figure out a few things.
I think this new feature is great!
Personally I don’t dislike it, but I haven’t appreciated the fact that I can no more see “global” stats (like views of an article from the moment that it has been published or views by countries from the moment my blog exist).
I think that adding a “global” page to the “day”, “week”, “month” and “year” sections could be very useful.
[Sorry if I committed errors, english is not my mother language]
I still want the Yesterday columns that the old stats page had. Otherwise information I didn’t pick up at the end of the day disappears from view. Put it back, someone!
Thank you so much for this valuable information! It has given me renewed vigor in attentiveness to my site! Reta
I appreciate the effort to introduce ideas for better blogging but there were perks of the old stats page that I stillused but no longer since you did away with it for the page for the Insights for example the summary of country visited. I like knowing where my readers hail from, if they are decreasing or increasing in a particular country. Could you please, please bring this back, if it is there could you direct me to it because I have poked in all corners. Thank you.
You really care about your stats, and we’re paying attention. We’ve moved the conversation to the forums so that we can better keep track of the trends in the conversation. If you’d like to give feedback, please share it there: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/insights-page-feedback?replies=1