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    Red face Making heads and tails

    I tried reading the help section about stats and I did search the stats / log forums but I could not find what I was looking for. I guess I am not putting the right words or something.
    I can't make head or tails of it help section anyway. I feel so stupid sometimes knowing there has to be a simple answer but not being able to find it or realizing I am not as smart as I thought I was. I am the first to admit, when it comes to web hosting, I still have a lot to learn. I wonder if there is a tutorial about using the stats information.

    Here is what I would like to do if it is possible.

    I revamp my website using WordPress based on an article I read. Best move I ever made. I log into my website using the WordPress admin folder. I make the adjustments to the static pages and blog entries then see what they look like again.

    I have begun to realize the stats are including everything I do from the dashboard page. I would like to exclude from the stats everything I do from the dashboard page. When I go to it from another page (e.g Meta) and when I go to another page from the dashboard page (e.g. previewing, etc.)

    Is it possible to exclude one page from the visitors stats like that or I am going to have to always deal with highly inflated user stats?

    Thank you for your time.

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    No, you can't exclude specific directories or users from your stats. As your blog grows in popularity over time, your usage should no longer have a significant impact on your site's overall statistics. In the meantime, focus on things like the number of unique visitors and the referrers, which will give you a sense of how many people are visiting your site and how they found you. It sounds like you should put some time in on promoting your blog on other sites/blogs, so that you'll increase the number of visitors. A Google search on "blog promotion" will show you some tips in that regard. Good luck!
    Rick Trethewey

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