Confused by photo and gallery stats

MatthewOKeefeMatthewOKeefe Minnesota, USARegistered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
edited February 23, 2021 in SmugMug Support
I don't understand my gallery and photo stats. I just started and I am doing very little promotion of my photos outside of SmugMug, yet I get hundreds of views on my best photos every day. Even more for some photos. The host tracking isn't helpful, I don't see really any hosts except for dark web sites. I asked SmugMug support about this and they didn't know. I don't think this is some kind of scraping bot because the views gravitate towards better photos.

Any ideas or knowledge would be greatly appreciated. I have activated Google Analytics and should have some information from that source in a couple days.

Comments

  • jimhjimh MinneapolisRegistered Users Posts: 130 Major grins

    It's been like that forever. Whatever those "stats" are showing, it's not views by real people. I see no value in those numbers.
    You can, however, connect Google Analytics and see what's really going on.

  • MatthewOKeefeMatthewOKeefe Minnesota, USARegistered Users Posts: 2 Beginner grinner
    Thanks Jim I Set up Google Analytics and will focus on that.
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