• http://www.seo-theory.com/ Michael Martinez

    All those Websites using Twitter, Facebook, and Google (among other services) to validate user comments are also polluting the metrics. You log in to a social media service to prove you’re not a bot, leave your comment, and move on and you never really were there in the social media account.

    These numbers will never be realistic.

  • Glenn Murray

    Makes perfect sense to me. If you click the bell, you’re accessing the stream. Doesn’t matter where. I agree with Michael, though. Counting social sign-ins seems a bit more like smoke and mirrors. Validating your ID is a completely different intent.