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October 21, 2011 / Ben Simon

WordPress bleg: What’s going on here?

Question for wordpress wizards: what’s going on with my traffic here? As you can see from the graph below, page views have skyrocketed today and yesterday, with the principal referrer being “wordpress.com.”

However, the views are barely being reflected at all in the individual “top posts & pages” section — in the past, whenever I’ve had a surge in traffic, those two categories have roughly matched, but now it’s literally 1,085 to 10 for today.

So how is all this traffic happening without it being registered? And, to answer an obvious question, the home page does register as a page that can be viewed in the “top posts” section, so it’s not like they’re all hitting that and ditching.

Here’s the graph of views by day:

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