Total Views vs Referrers


I will refer to this post that received no apparent answer, so I will ask again since this post is so old.

https://www.instructables.com/community/Referrers-data/

I
 have found that I have an iblle that has 20k+ Total Views.  Hurray for me!  First time I have received so many views in such a short time.  So, I went to view the stats to try to see where the traffic is coming from.  After looking at the Referrers I see that the numbers for Referrers only ads to 3000+

Shouldn't Total Views = Referrers?

If not, hopefully someone could explain to give value to these stats.

Thanks

The Water Dog

makendo7 months ago

There is a similar disconnect between the number of daily views the "Launch Stats" window gives you and the extent to which the view count increments. My best guess is that the referrers/stats give you number of unique visitors to your instructable, but the view count includes every "next step" click as an additional view.

mtairymd7 months ago

Yep, I have never understood Instructables math.

Yonatan247 months ago

+1

There are views from Instructables, Android, iPhone, which I never seem to understand. Also, https://www.instructables.com/community/BUG-Problem...

Kiteman7 months ago

Interesting question!