Asking my readers a favor – Part 2

Edited to Add: I have enough data to test my hypothesis so no need to cycle through the gallery (unless you want to). Thank you.

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So, in Part 1 I wanted to check if scrolling the home page counts as a view or multiple views. As suspected, no.

This test is about the Gallery. 

The first time I used a Gallery, I was surprised to see something like 350 views on a short post with just a few flowers (THIS POST).

I suspected (meaning, I was pretty sure) WordPress counted a View for each of the photos in the Gallery whenever readers cycled through it. 

This second test, then, is simple . . . 

Here’s a gallery . . . If you have a few minutes, click on any of the photos and then cycle through the gallery a few times (or more, as the mood suits you). There is an arrow on either side of the photo that you can click with the mouse to go from one photo to the next. It doesn’t matter which direction you go. You can also use the right-arrow and left-arrow keys on your keyboard. Just click away for a spell. 

If WordPress counts looking at each photo in a Gallery as a “view”, that would explain the occasional “extra” views that show up in the total count without a matching “post” view.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . Thank you.


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