One month ago the analytics service we had been using on the Commons pushed out an update that broke our stats gathering functionality. We have spent a good deal of time this month trying to sort out where the issue lies, and how we can get things back up and running. I’m making an executive decision now to throw in the towel and shift to Google Analytics as our statistics provider.
You don’t need to do anything. Under the Dashboard menu you will notice a new Statistics link that is running Google Analytics in the background. Google is the gold standard in web analytics, so we are confident that this shouldn’t be an issue in the future. The downside is that you are now starting from scratch, so you will be able to compare your daily stats, but won’t be able to see the growth of your web presence over the past year.
Thank you for understanding this change.
Those of you relying on Jetpack for statistics provided by wordpress.com will not be affected by this change.